Sunday, August 14, 2011

Toshiba Tecra R840-11E Review

Toshiba expands business notebook family with the Tecra R840-11E, which promises a high mobility and high performance. The Tecra R840-11E with a Core i5-2520m, integrated graphics and HD 3000 320 GB traditional hard drive is € 1,349 expensive.

Toshiba wants to solve demanding business customers who want an elegant and robust laptop with the Tecra R840-11E. Light laptop almost 2 kg are equipped with an Intel Core i5-2520m, a 4 GB DDR3 RAM and a 320 GB hard drive 14-inch screen that can display a maximum resolution of 1366x768 pixels is anti-glare .

The processor has integrated HD 3000 Graphics is used for graphics. It borrows the necessary video memory installed RAM. This graphics solution is more than adequate size for the 14-inch screen and clerical duties.

In addition, WLAN 802.11 b / g / n, and the latest version of Bluetooth (3.0 + HS), Tecra R840-11E also provides a faster 3G cellular capabilities, port replicator (docking port), and ExpressCard slot (34 mm) . MSRP for the Toshiba Tecra R840-11E is € 1349.

Besides the models, R840-11F Tecra, Toshiba also has other models in this range of hardware configurations available: R840-109 (i5-2520m, 6450m AMD Radeon HD), R840-116 (Core i7-2620m, AMD Radeon HD 6450m), R840-128 (i5-2410M, Intel HD 3000 Graphics Processor) and R840-14F (Core i3-2310M, Intel Graphics HD 3000). Prices range from the street just under 1000 euros to 2000 euros for the previous models.

Specifications Toshiba Tecra R840-11E :
  • Processor : Intel Core i5 2520M 2.5 GHz
  • Mainboard : Intel QM67
  • Memory : 4096 MB, Samsung M471B5273CH0-CH9
  • Graphics adapter : Intel HD Graphics 3000, Core: 650 MHz, Sandy Bridge-MB GT2
  • Display : 14.0 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, glossy: no
  • Harddisk : Hitachi HTS723232A7A364, 320GB 7200rpm
  • Soundcard : Intel Cougar Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
  • Connections : 1 Express Card 34mm, 1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0, 1 VGA, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 eSata, Audio Connections: 1 external microphone, 1 headphone (stereo), Card Reader: SD, MicroSD, SDHC, SDXC MMC, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader,
  • Networking : Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 (abgn), Bluetooth 3.0 Bluetooth, 3G, HSPA/UMTS, GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Optical drive : MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ8A2AS
  • Size : height x width x depth (in mm): 19.9 x 341 x 239
  • Weight : 1.999 kg
  • Battery : Lithium-Ion, 6 cells
  • Price : 1200 Euro
  • Operating System : Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
  • Additional features : Webcam: VGA WebCam, Toshiba Bluetooth Stack / Monitor, Disc Creator, face recognition software, McAfee Internet Security, Recovery Media Creator, Nero BackItUp & Burn Autobackup Essentials, Nero Multimedia Suite 10 Essential , 24 Months Warranty,
Intel Core i5 2520m with a base clock of 2.5 GHz is doing its job inside the Tecra R840-11E. The individual cores can be increased up to 3.2 GHz with turbo boost. However, this is done automatically. The user can not intervene.

Intel HD 3000 graphics processor used in the Tecra R840-11E is directly incorporated into the CPU and supports DirectX 10. In addition, Intel HD 3000 Graphics fall back on the processor 3 MB Level 3 cache.

This notebook has a 4 GB DDR3 (1333 MHz) available as a memory. The notebook can be expanded up to 8 GB via the S0 second empty slot when necessary.

Up to 3.2 GHz has been achieved only at the beginning of the simulated stress test, with several programs running at the same time. Nucleus was warmer, less turbo mode was used. The CPU clock resolved between 2.5 and 2.7 GHz. The CPU, however, never left the base to 2.5 GHz. That is, the limitation could not be detected even in extreme situations.

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