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Toshiba Tecra R840-11E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 reviews of Toshiba Tecra R840-11E. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and battery. The design and performance also get good reviews. The sound and screen get negative comments, while the price and size get mixed reviews.

portability, performance, design, battery, durability

keyboard, screen, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Tecra R840-11E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Toshiba Tecra R840-11E from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Comments about the reliability and price are overall positive. The performance and design are also mentioned favorably.

portability, design, performance, price, reliability

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Tecra R840-12F 14 inch Laptop - Black (Core i7-2620M, 2.70/3.40GHz, RAM 6GB, HDD 500GB, DVD-SuperMulti, Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit)Toshiba Tecra R840-12F 14 inch Laptop - Black (Core i7-2620M, 2.70/3.40GHz, RAM 6GB, HDD 500GB, DVD-SuperMulti, Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit)

Jun, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Toshiba Tecra R840-11E


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Toshiba Tecra R840-11E from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Views about the price and design are generally positive, whereas the keyboard and usability get negative opinions.

performance, design, price

usability, keyboard

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Tecra R840-S8420 - Core i5 2.5 GHz - 14? - 4 GB Ram - 320 GB HDDToshiba Tecra R840-S8420 - Core i5 2.5 GHz - 14? - 4 GB Ram - 320 GB HDD

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Kenneth Butler (

Toshiba Tecra R840 (S8430)


With its slim profile and long battery life, the Toshiba Tecra R840 is a compelling, travel-friendly business notebook.

Among all of the available 14-inch business notebooks, the Toshiba Tecra R840 is one of the sleekest money can buy. It has a slim and smart-looking design, a bright display, and good performance for the price. Just don't expect great sound. While the...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Siggy Moersch (

Review Toshiba Tecra R840-11E Notebook


Worker in black. Toshiba enlarges its business notebook family wi

Anti-glare display; Good connectivity; Stays cool; Low system noise; Touchpad can be disabled; Basic business design

Small opening angle; Poor viewing angle stability; Poor results in color gamut comparison; Poor display brightness and contrast

The quiet fan that first gets clearly audible in the stress test.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : What Laptop (

Toshiba Tecra R840-11E review


A powerful yet portable business laptop with excellent features

Good performance ; Decent battery life ; Portability ; DVD drive ; Connectivity

Feel of keyboard ; Limited storage

Aug, 2011

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Toshiba Tecra R840-12F review


Toshiba's Tecra line-up is filled no-nonsense business laptops that are superbly capable performers. The R840 is no exception, squeezing a Core i7 processor and optical drive into a compact 14in chassis.

A fantastic business machine that doesn’t sacrifice performance or functionality for portability or battery life

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Ian Morris (

Toshiba Tecra R840 review


Toshiba is a trusted name when it comes to business laptops, and it's not hard to see why. Its range has machines to suit every need, from ludicrous gaming rigs to thin, light and ground-breaking ultra-portables. The Tecra R840 we're looking is closer...

Compact, good security, powerful, great keyboard, high-end CPU and plenty of RAM

Battery life could be better, feels a little flimsy in places, quite expensive

The Tecra R840-12F is a fantastic PC that matches good business features with a high-end processor, Windows 7 Professional and excellent security options. It's let down only by the high price and somewhat uninspiring design.

May, 2011

Expert review by : Craig Simms (

Toshiba Tecra R840


Tecra. It's Toshiba for "business", and we somewhat like this one.

Toshiba includes both the 64- and 32-bit versions of Windows 7 Home Premium ; Great battery life ; Fantastic warranty ; Good performance for the cost

Bundled with the usual crapware that will require a good uninstall session

I don't need another laptop just now, thank you, but I *am* hungry now.

May, 2011

Consumer review (

Good Business Machine


Ordered next day delivery. Newegg does not disappoint.

Slim, professional look. Long battery life (ran 7 hrs on first charge). Quiet. Fast boot. Stays cool on my lap. Decent graphics. Fast

Bloatware with no convenient way to clean it off (NetZero, Ama(that big online retailer whose name must not be mentioned in a Newegg review)zon shopping, Norton Internet Security, etc.). Arrived with the Accupoint button missing and Toshiba phone...

Apr, 2012

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Great Business Laptop


Toshiba's Tecra R840 is a great business laptop. The quality, design and particularly the performance lives up to what I expected from Toshiba. I have purchased Tecra's in the past and have been happy with them. However, I love the new design of their...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (

Bad experience, avoid


I have had poor quality and repair experiences with not one, but two Toshibas, one of this model and another as well. One had display issues, the other had a noisy fan plus a plastic piece around the headphone mount came off making it unusable. After...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review (

Bad experience, avoid


I have had poor quality and repair experiences with not one, but two Toshibas, one of this model and another as well. One had display issues, the other had a noisy fan plus a plastic piece around the headphone mount came off making it unusable. After...

Jun, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio system:24-bit / 24-bit stereo / HD / HDA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1


Battery Capacity:66
Battery capacity (Watt hours):66
Battery life (max):10 / 10.01 / 11 / 7 / 7.12 / 7.53 / 8.5 / 9
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6 / 9


Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Video capturing speed:30


Certification:EPEAT Gold
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes


Color of product:Black / Black, Blue / Black, Graphite
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Magnesium / Plastic
Product type:Notebook


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):300:1
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900
Display response rise/fall:16
HD type:HD+ / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Pixel Pitch:0.00892 x 0.00892
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42 / 3.95
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6450M / Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.771 / 1.295 / 1.696 / 2.79 / 2.791 / 4.083
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.696
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1200 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard key pitch:0.0591
Keyboard key stroke:0.748
Keyboard language:Dutch / English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:87
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:DualPoint / Touchpad / Touchpad + Accupoint II
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1


3G:No / Yes
3G standards:HSPA,UMTS
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+EDR / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
WWAN:No / Yes

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-2362.2 - 393700.8
Non-operating shock:60
Non-operating shock with/without CD-ROM drive installed:60G
Non-operating thermal gradient (max):20
Non-operating vibration:1
Non-operating vibration with/without CD-ROM drive installed:1.0G
Operating altitude:-2362.2 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating shock:10
Operating shock with/without CD-ROM drive installed:10G
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Operating thermal gradient (max):15
Operating vibration:0.5
Operating vibration with/without CD-ROM drive installed:0.5 / 0.25 / 0.5/0.25
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 65

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:24 / 4
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:24 / 4
Drive devices applicable disk format:CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-R(DL), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R(DL), DVD+RW, DVD-RAM
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6 / 8
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5 / 8
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:6 / 8
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:6 / 8
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:6 / 8
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:24-bit / 24-bit stereo / HD / HDA
Bundled hardware:AC Adaptor
Casework:polycarbonate ABS
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD / TFT
Expansion type:2 x memory slots; 1 x connector to Toshiba Hi-Speed Port Replicator II; 1 x Express Card slot (34 mm)
Graphics adapter family:AMD / AMD, Intel / Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Internal video mode, resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900
Power Requirements:100 - 240V, 19V / 100-240V / 100/240 V / 100/240V
Power supply type:19V, 3.42A / AC / AC/DC
Special Features:SM BIOS compliant; ENERGY STAR 5.0 qualified computer; HD Audio support; Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Wireless communication data transfer rate:3; Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6230; F5521gw
Wireless communication version:3; Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6230; F5521gw
Wireless Technology:3G, Wireless LAN, Bluetooth / Wi-Fi / Wireless LAN / Wireless LAN, 3G / Wireless LAN, Bluetooth

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: Yes


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42 / 3.95
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing:Y


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel QM67 Express / Intel QS57 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):21 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 27
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel QM67 Express / Intel QS57 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8+2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-2310M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2520M / i7-2620M
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3 / 3.2 / 3.4
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.7
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2310M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2520M / i7-2620M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52220 / 52224 / 52229 / 52231 / 53450
Processor code:SR041 / SR048 / SR04S / SR04W
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington / No / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
HDD recovery: Yes
Password protection:HDD, Supervisor, User / Supervisor, User / Yes
Password protection type:HDD, Supervisor, User / Supervisor, User / Y
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes


Bundled software:1 x 2.5'' / 5.19 x 0.614 x 3.54 / BD, BD-R, BD-RE, BD-ROM, CD, DVD, DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-RW / Bluetooth Monitor\nTOSHIBA App Place\nTOSHIBA BookPlace\nTOSHIBA Bulletin Board\nTOSHIBA DVD Player\nTOSHIBA Face Recognition\nTOSHIBA HDD/SSD Alert\nTOSHIBA HW Setup Utility\nTOSHIBA Media Controller\nTOSHIBA Password Utility\nTOSHIBA ReelTime\nTOSHIBA Service Station\nTOSHIBA Value Added Package\nTOSHIBA Web Camera Application\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nGoogle Toolbar\nGoogle Chrome\nInternet Explorer 8\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nMicrosoft Windows Media Player 12\nMicrosoft Silverlight\nMicrosoft Live Essentials (Photo Gallery, Messenger, Mail, Writer, Movie Maker)\nKidZui\nNetZero Internet Service\nSkype / Canada, Mexico, USA, Western Europe / Rimke de Groot, Eline de Visser / Samsung Update Plus, Easy Display Manger, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Office Starter 2010 / Scart Cable, FM/MW Antenna, Remote Control, Batteries for remote control, User Manual, Quick Use Guide, Warranty certificate / Symantec Norton Internet Security (60 days live update) / Toshiba Bluetooth Stack\nToshiba Bluetooth Monitor\nToshiba Disc Creator\nSupervisor Password Utility\nToshiba Assist\nChicony Camera Assistant Software\nToshiba Face Recognition\nToshiba Value Added Package (Toshiba Power Saver, Toshiba Zooming Utility, Toshiba PC Diagnostic Tool, Toshiba Flash Cards, Toshiba Components Common Driver, Toshiba Accessibility, Toshiba Button Support)\nWildTangent Games Console\nToshiba Photo Service\nToshiba Recovery Media Creator\nNero BackItUp & Burn Autobackup Essentials\nSkype\nBing Toolbar & Bing Search\nWindows Live Essentials\neBay\nAmazon\nToshiba Video Player\nNero Multimedia Suite 10 Essential\nConnectivity Doctor\nConfigFree / Toshiba Disc Creator / Toshiba Disc Creator\n / Toshiba Disque Creator
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
Optional operating system supplied:Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security / McAfee Internet Security, Microsoft Word & Excel / Microsoft Word & Excel, McAfee Internet Security / Norton Internet Security 2011, Toshiba Online Backup


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / MiniSD, MMC, SD, SDHC / MiniSD, MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 640
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256 / 320 / 500 / 640

Technical Details

Volume dial:by hot key function


External video modes max. refresh rate:100 / 85
External video modes non-interlaced resolution with max. refresh rate:1600 x 1200 / 2048 x 1536
External video modes refresh rate (max):100 / 85

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.4 / 9.41 / 9.92
Depth (imperial):9.4
Height (front):0.78 / 0.783 / 0.819
Height (front) (imperial):0.78
Height (rear):1.06 / 1.08 / 1.09 / 1.2
Height (rear) (imperial):1.08
Weight:4.19 / 4.39 / 5.29
Width:13.4 / 14.9
Width (imperial):13.4