Toshiba Tecra 840 laptop delivers performance and style in a single package


Toshiba has been in the mobile computing business for quite some time already, but that doesn’t mean the Japanese company is resting on its laurels. No sir, in fact they have just announced the Toshiba Tecra 840 business laptop that intends to a lightweight body and superior battery life without sacrificing on performance. Touted to be some of the thinnest Toshiba business laptops to date, the Tecra R840 is rather impressive by being around 25% thinner and 20% lighter compared to its predecessor, the Tecra M11.

Of course, being big on performance means not skimping on the processor used, and you will be pleased to know that Toshiba has included the 2nd generation Intel Core processors to choose from, not to mention high-speed 7200 RPM hard drives or the choice of a 128GB SSD and optional AMD Radeon discrete graphics with 1GB of dedicated graphics memory. As for the other hardware specifications, you can check it out in the extended post for further detail.

Connectivity options and ports are aplenty on the Tecra 840, where it will include USB 3.0, an eSATA/USB Combo with Toshiba’s USB Sleep & Charge technology, DisplayPort or HDMI, ExpressCard, Gigabit Ethernet and docking connectors – not forgetting Intel AMT 7.0, Bluetooth 3.0+EDR, Intel 802.11 a/g/n Wi-Fi and being Intel Wireless Display capable.

Apart from that, your eyes will definitely appreciate the 14″ diagonal HD LED-Backlit widescreen display, making it one of the more well rounded mobile business laptop that is in the market. Another feather in the cap would be it being the thinnest 14″ Tecra laptop ever manufactured, and when used with a SSD, you can garner up to 11 hours of juice – we’re not sure just how much work the processor goes through to get that kind of figure, so expect real world performance to be less than that.

The Tecra R840 Series will retail from $899 to $1,479 if you’re interested or in need of a new laptop. Bear in mind that this isn’t a gaming laptop, as the display isn’t large enough for a truly immersive experience.

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