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Toshiba R940 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 3GHz 8GB 500GB HDD+Hybrid-HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 3GHz 8GB Oct 2013
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16 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

We checked 3,971 owner and expert reviews for Toshiba notebook PCs and found that on average Toshiba has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Toshiba has good ratings specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

Most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the R940 only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, however the Toshiba R940 has 16 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite New PCI Express Slots Version

Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the R940 have PCI Express slots versions of between 2 and 3. The Toshiba R940 has one of the newer PCI Express slots versions (3) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The Toshiba R940 has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (1,300 megahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the R940 range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of this age and spec is 360MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz. The Toshiba R940 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Fast Processor Frequency

When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the R940 that we have assessed, the processor frequency of the Toshiba R940 of 3 gigahertz is one of the fastest. Portable PCs that were released around the same time as the R940 have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz.

There are a number of alternative 3GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude E6540[plb_2662040_price].

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Toshiba R940 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most laptops of this age and spec. Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all portable PCs that are a comparable age to the R940 is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of portable PCs of this age and type is 5.5GB. The Toshiba R940 has a quite big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the Fujitsu Lifebook U904[plb_2254413_price] (10GB and higher rated).

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba R940 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also have a front camera.

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Very Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The processor boost frequencys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the R940 range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz. When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the R940 that we have checked the processor boost frequency of, the Toshiba R940's processor boost frequency of 3.7 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Toshiba R940 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The Toshiba R940 is a six number of battery cells notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec have between one and eight number of battery cellss.

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Very Big Processor Cache

When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the R940 that we have checked, the Toshiba R940's processor cache of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest. The average processor cache of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the R940 is 3MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the R940 do not have a full-size keyboard. The Toshiba R940 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD+Hybrid-HDD storage media, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Toshiba R940 does not have a touchscreen, although keep in mind that most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the R940 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba R940

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Toshiba laptop was released.

Average Battery Life (max)

The Toshiba R940 has a relatively typical battery life (max) (9 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the R940.

If this portable PC battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP 2570p[plb_2010074_price] (9.25h and higher rated).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba R940 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Toshiba R940 has a relatively standard display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the R940.

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Average Weight

At 2 kilograms, the Toshiba R940 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
ESATA/USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Security
Password Protection Type
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

Expert Reviews

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Toshiba offers a handy and small business notebook with the Tecra R940-1FL. The 2 kg 14-inch device does not set any new design standards but if you have a closer look you can see nice details and...

28 March 2013

We've seen 14in laptops that weigh around 1.8kg, so the Tecra R940 isn't the most portable laptop in this category. However, it does provide some of the power and features you need for a desktop...

27 March 2013

We?ve seen 14in laptops that weigh around 1.8kg, so the Tecra R940 isn?t the most portable laptop in this category. However, it does provide some of the power and features you need for a desktop...

28 November 2012

The Toshiba Tecra R940-1CW is packed with business features, and if you just can't do without them, it's a reasonable choice. But ask yourself if you really need fingerprint security, Intel vPro...

16 October 2012

The R940-1CW isn't the hugely equipped Toshiba Tecra of old, but it isn't as hugely expensive either. It is a little more pricey than the average 14in notebook, but has a reassuringly solid build,...

8 July 2013

Ocena Toshiby Tecra R940 nie jest jednoznaczna. Obudowa jest relatywnie lekka i por?czna, ale zastosowane materia?y s? gorsze ni? w konkurencyjnych modelach np. HP czy Lenovo. S?abo wypadaj?...

23 November 2012

Tecra R940 to laptop nowy o tyle, ?e otrzyma? chipset nowej generacji i nowy procesor, a tak?e ma o jeden port USB 3.0 wi?cej. Pod wieloma wzgl?dami jest identyczny z poprzednikiem.Komputer ten...

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1 July 2013

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28 July 2013

Das Toshiba Tecra R940-1FL, das mit einer unverbindlichen Preisempfehlung von 1.499 Euro versehen ist, weist Abmessungen von 23,9 cm mal 34,1 cm mal 19,9 mm auf. Das Notebook arbeitet mit der... Read more…

Simple business design
Matte display
Good connectivity
Touchpad can be deactivated
Integrated AccuPoint
Hard drive instead of SSD
Bad viewing angle stability
Bad speakers
Average display brightness, bad contrast
Insufficient performance for 3D games
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers r9401h, r9401hr

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