Toshiba Tecra R940 14-inch Laptop Review

Toshiba has recently unveiled the Tecra R940 laptop – a portable laptop that features WiDi compatibility, integrated graphics and Ivy Bridge chip. Toshiba Tecra R940 was launched at an event along with the Dynabook R542.

Toshiba Tecra R940 is designed for business professionals but can be of use to one and all. What future does this 14-inch notebook from Toshiba with a price tag of $1,199 have in the current market scenario? Let us find out in this review.

Toshiba Tecra R940 14-inch Laptop Features

Design

As the notebook is targeted at business professionals, it dons a very sophisticated look without any bling or shine. Graphite black color with metallic finish adds elegance and class to the notebook.

Toshiba Tecra R940 14-inch Laptop

Line patterns further augment the loom of the notebook. Weighing 4.19lbs, Toshiba Tecra R940 is pretty much handy.

Display

Toshiba Tecra R940 sports a widescreen 14-inch TFT display with LED backlighting. The display renders output in high-definition 1366x768p resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. This means that Toshiba Tecra R940 enables the users to enjoy a 720p HD movie on the notebook in a hassle-free manner.

Internals

Toshiba Tecra R940 runs on dual-core 2.6GHz Intel i5-3320M third-generation processor and sports an integrated Intel QM77 Express chipset. The processor is based on Turbo Boost technology that increases the clock frequency to 3.3GHz. Toshiba Tecra R940 also sports Intel HD 4000 GPU. Shared video memory and maximum TDP of 35W makes this notebook an out-and-out intensive performer.

Toshiba Tecra R940 14-inch Laptop Review

The dual-core processor not only helps the user perform intensive tasks but also minimizes energy consumption. In addition, the notebook sports 8GB DDR3 RAM and 320GB hard drive. Best thing about 7200rpm hard drive in Toshiba Tecra R940 is that it enables quick access to all sorts of files stored in the notebook.

The notebook is based on Windows 7 Professional 64-bit OS.

Interface

This notebook features premium US keyboard that makes typing long e-mails fun. Other value-adding features include Accupoint pointing device, presentation button, touchpad on/off, proprietary EcoUtility mode that cuts on energy consumption and touchpad pointing device that has multi-touch control facility.

Connectivity

Tecra R940 offers plenty of connectivity options the chief among which is WiDi compatibility. Another notable connectivity feature is Advanced N6235 a/g/n from Intel Centrino.

Toshiba Tecra R940 14-inch Laptop Price

Besides, it features the latest Bluetooth 4.0 for super fast transferring of data. Toshiba Tecra R940 has 2xUSB 3.0 ports apart from a single USB 2.0 port (eSATA/USB combo). Other connectivity options include DisplayPort, RGB and DVD burner.

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Camera

Toshiba Tecra R940 sports 2MP webcam that facilitates video calls. Apart from handling videoconference calls efficiently, this webcam allows you to connect with family, friends and colleagues over Skype.

Other Features

Toshiba Tecra R940 offers two integrated speakers, microphone and headphone jacks, memory card reader, fingerprint reader and Express card slot.

Toshiba Tecra R940

However, it does not support SmartCard reader unlike most other notebooks in this range. Security features are also on board in plenty. These include HDD recovery, execute disable bit, password security, multiple-level password utilities, fingerprint reader and reinforced security cable lock.

Battery

Toshiba Tecra R940 is powered by 6-cell Lithium-ion battery that runs for up to 11 hours on single charge.

Toshiba Tecra R940 14-inch Laptop Price

Toshiba Tecra R940 is priced at $1,199 and comes with 3-year warranty.

Conclusion

Toshiba Tecra R940 is an out-and-out business notebook with plenty of business-centric features and apps. It also comes for an attractive price tag.