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Toshiba Tecra R840-199

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Toshiba Tecra R840-199. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the energy efficiency and battery. The durability and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the price. There are some less positive comments about the image quality and design.

performance, portability, durability, battery, energy

screen, keyboard, design, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Tecra R840-199 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Faulty laptop

 

Other than the keyboard, the laptop works fine

The keyboard doesn't work properly, while I'm typing the cursor jumps back so I end up writing in the middle of a paragraph. At first I thought it was user error, but now I'm sure something is wrong. Course now it just slipped by my 90 day warranty, so...

May, 2015

Consumer review by: NP (newegg.com)

Toshiba Refurbs

 

should be pictures of scratches, etc.

Cost is average

Screws missing, was taken off, dirty for the price ; rather buy slower new. dell refurbs are much better

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Dennis (rakuten.com)

Dennis

 

Compared to my five-year old Tecra M5, there are several things that are disappointing - Doesn't have a wheel for volume control, must use keyboard. Keys seem further apart and must be pressed harder to register and some keys (like delete) are in...

Consumer review by: Bernard (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Tecra R840-199

 

Complete functionality for business purpose but also good for some entertainment (Picture, music, video, etc)

None as yet

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Bryn (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Tecra R840-17R

 

This laptop is well built and I consider it suitable for business users. The spec speaks for itself. Both laptop and power supply are compact. A nice balance between ruggedness and light weight.

The display colour saturation is very poor. The speakers are also very poor. Unsuitable for watching DVD's or photo editing without a seperate display. I expected better from a machine at this price.

Nov, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:24-bit / HD / HDA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:66
Battery capacity (Watt hours):66
Battery life (max):10 / 7.12 / 9
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:19
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera resolution:640 x 480
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Business

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):300:1
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Full HD: No
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6450M / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.696 / 2.79
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
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):1150 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:102 / 87
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:DualPoint
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

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

Networking

3G:No / Yes
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+EDR / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: 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
WWAN: Yes

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-2362.2 - 393700.8
Non-operating shock:60
Non-operating thermal gradient (max):20
Non-operating vibration:1
Operating altitude:-2362.2 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating shock:10
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
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:4
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:4
Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW / CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:6 / 8
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
Labelflash: No
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:24-bit / HD / HDA
Display:LED / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:AMD / Intel
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Internal video mode, resolution:1366 x 768
Number of products included:1
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Technology:3G, Wireless LAN, Bluetooth / Wireless LAN, Bluetooth

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bag included: No

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector: 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
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

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

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel QM67 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):23 / 25 / 28
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
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-2350M / I5-2520M / I7-2640M
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.5
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 i5-2xxx / Intel Core i7-2xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.5 / 2.8
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2350M / I5-2520M / I7-2640M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Processor socket:PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 100 C / 85

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 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 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / 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® 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 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52229 / 53438 / 53464
Processor code:SR03R / SR048 / SR0DN
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:HDD, Supervisor, User / Supervisor, User
Password protection type:HDD, Supervisor, User / Supervisor, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Bundled software:Bluetooth Monitor\nTOSHIBA App Place\nTOSHIBA BookPlace\nTOSHIBA Bulletin Board\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 9 \nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010 \nMicrosoft Windows Media Player 12 \nMicrosoft Silverlight \nMicrosoft Live Essentials (Photo Gallery, Messenger, Mail, Writer, Movie Maker)\nNetZero Internet Service \nSkype / Cinema, Dynamic, Game, Movie / 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 / Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 x64
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional
Optional operating system supplied:Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security / McAfee Internet Security, Microsoft Word & Excel / Microsoft Office, McAfee Internet Security / Norton Internet Security 2012, Toshiba Online Backup

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MiniSD, MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500

Video

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.4 / 9.41
Depth (imperial):9.4
Height (front):0.78 / 0.783
Height (front) (imperial):0.78
Height (rear):1.08
Height (rear) (imperial):1.08
Weight:4.19 / 4.39
Width:13.4
Width (imperial):13.4