This is the second new laptop from Toshiba this week, it seems that instead of bringing one model out at a time, the modern way of launching new laptops is to do them all at the same time. You have to suppose is going to make sense as they can prepare a big launch instead of several small launched that might be overlooked. Anyway, this is the Tecra R940-S9420, the company have not labelled it as being for any specific market, but the lack of superior graphics and HDMI port suggests that this is a laptop for the business user. This is further supported by the massive amount of battery life they have been able to squeeze out of the device.
This is the base model and so we have stuck to base elements, which of course, the buyer is able to upgrade during the ordering process. There is a family look to the new Tecra, but under that classic looking case, there lies a completely new laptop just waiting to get out. Speaking of which it’s time to check out the specs and features of this new laptop.
The Tecra R940-S9420 has a 14 inch widescreen HD TFT LED Back lit display, it supports 720p content, 16:9 aspect ratio, with a 1366 x 768 of pixel resolutions and there is a built in 2.0 mega pixel web camera and microphone for those online business meetings. It is powered by the Intel Core i5-3320M dual core processor with 2.6 GHz, but using Turbo Boost it be up to 3.3 GHz with 3 MB L3 Cache, it supports the Mobile Intel QM77 express chipset with AMT 8.0 and the graphics are coming from the Mobile Intel HD graphics card.
Storage offers a 4 GB of DDR3 1600MHz memory, the 320 GB hard disk drive (HDD) with 7200 rpm, Serial ATA and there is the DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer) for portable data storage. Communications are provided by the Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 (802.11 a/g/n + WiDi Capable), Bluetooth V4.0 and the Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection. While connectivity comes in the form of a eSATA/USB (2.0) combo port with Sleep and Charge and a couple of fast connecting USB 3.0 ports.
Toshiba say that this new laptop measures in at 13.4 inches (W) x 9.4 inches (D) x 0.78 inches to 1.08 inches (H) and weighing in at 4.19 lbs with the 6 cell Lithium-Ion 66 Wh battery already installed that Toshiba say should be good for up to eleven hours of use. They say do not say what kind of use! However, never the less this is battery that will last all day long.
The Tecra R940-S9420 featured has a starting price of around $1,200 and is available now from the Toshiba site and other retailers.
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