Toshiba has another addition to its notebook lineup called the Tecra R940. Targeted at the business sector, the device boasts of healthy specifications and a range of software and security features.
For its specifications, this device has a dual-core Intel Core i5-3320M Processor with a clock speed of 2.6 GHz or up to 3.3 GHz via TurboBoost. It likewise possesses an Intel QM77 Express Chipset, and an Intel HD 4000 graphics controller. A 4 GB DDR3 1600MHz memory as well as a 320GB Hard Disk Drive running at 7200rpm are also onboard. Toshiba moreover adds a DVD-SuperMulti drive +/-R double layer, which proves quite useful for business users that need to handle some information on CDs or DVDs. Windows 7 Professional 64-bit is the chosen operating system for this notebook.
To help users get started on work immediately, Toshiba has preloaded some applications onto the notebook. Among these are the Google Chrome browser; Microsoft Office Starter 2010, which gives users Windows’ famous productivity suite for free, albeit with limited functionality and advertising; Microsoft Live Essentials; Microsoft Windows Media Player 12; Toshiba PC Health Monitor; and a trial subscription to Toshiba Online Backup, among others.
As for its display, Toshiba offers a HD TFT LED Backlit widescreen display that spans 14 inches diagonally and comes with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. This panel supports 720p HD video playback, so users are assured of high quality viewing.
For connectivity, the OEM has provided Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 LAN for 802.11a/g/n connectivity as well as WiDi. For connecting the device to peripherals, there is one USB 2.0 port, 2 USB 3.0 ports, an RGB port, a docking connector, and a DisplayPort. Its other features include a 2 MP camera, an integrated microphone, built-in speakers, a card reader, and an audio jack. On a single charge, users can enjoy as much as 11 hours with the notebook’s 6-cell battery.
The Toshiba Tecra R940 weighs 4.14 lbs and comes in an elegant graphite black metallic color. It has a suggested retail price of $1,119.
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