Toshiba today announced its new range of high-performance business laptops.
The new Tecra and Portégé laptops have been reengineered from the ground up with thin, light and durable designs, promising to offer full performance and long battery life ratings while they are backed by standard three-year limited warranty.
The new Tecra and Portégé laptops feature 2nd generation Intel Core processors, 7200 RPM hard drives or 128GB Solid State Drive and optional AMD Radeon discrete graphics with 1GB of dedicated graphics memory. The laptops also include standard ports including USB 3.04, eSATA/USB Combo with Toshiba's USB Sleep & Charge technology, DisplayPort or HDMI, ExpressCard, Gigabit Ethernet and docking connectors. Featuring a wealth of connectivity options, the laptops have Intel AMT 7.0, Bluetooth 3.0+EDR, Intel 802.11 a/g/n Wi-Fi and are Intel Wireless Display capable.
For increased durability and strength without adding excess weight, the new Tecra laptops are built using a fiberglass reinforced casing with a honeycomb rib structure. The new Portégé features a Toshiba exclusive Magnesium Alloy casing with a honeycomb structure.
Equipped with Toshiba's EasyGuard Technology to help protect against accidental spills and bumps, the laptops also are designed with a suite of security features, including multiple level passwords, a fingerprint reader and optional SmartCard reader to help thwart unwanted access. A Trusted Platform Module offers high-level data encryption and available Computrace aids recovery in case of theft.
The new Tecra and Portégé laptops were also designed to share the same image with similar graphics, the AC power adapter and the Hi-Speed Port Replicator II. The Portégé R830 and Tecra R840 also share the same 6-cell and optional 9-cell battery.
Tecra R840 Series
Featuring a 14-inch diagonal HD LED-Backlit widescreen display, the Tecra R840 is an all-around mobile business laptop. At about 25 percent thinner and 20 percent lighter than its predecessor, the Tecra M11, the Tecra R840 is the thinnest 14-inch Tecra laptop ever made. Tecra R840 Series laptops can be configured with Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors and features a battery life rating of up to 11 hours when configured with a Solid State Drive.
Detailed specifications can be found at us.toshiba.com/computers/laptops/tecra/R840.
Tecra R850 Series
The Tecra R850 features a 15.6-inch diagonal HD LED-Backlit widescreen display and built-in 10-key numeric pad. At about an inch thin and a starting weight of 5.3 pounds, the R850 is about 19 percent thinner and 6 percent lighter than its predecessor, the Tecra A11. Available with Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors7 the R850 Series laptops feature a battery life rating of up to seven hours when configured with a Solid State Drive.
Detailed specifications can be found at us.toshiba.com/computers/laptops/tecra/R850.
Portégé R830 Series
The next generation of Toshiba's ultraportable Portégé family, the Portégé R830 continues to be among the world's lightest 13.3-inch laptops featuring an integrated DVD drive. With a starting weight of just 3.1 pounds and about one inch thin, the Portégé R830 can be configured with 2nd generation Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 full performance processors as a result of Airflow Cooling Technology. The Portégé R830 Series laptops also feature a USB 3.0 port and Bluetooth 3.0 and can be configured with standard hard drives or solid state drives.
Detailed specifications can be found at us.toshiba.com/computers/laptops/portege/R830.
Toshiba will also offer consumer editions of the laptop, the Portégé R835 Series. Starting at $888.99 MSRP, the laptops feature Magnesium Blue covers and are powered by 2nd generation Intel Core i3 or i5 processors, 4GB of DDR3 memory and 640GB hard drives. In addition, the laptops feature a built-in USB 3.0 port and are Intel Wireless Display 2.0 capable, for wirelessly connecting the laptop to a big screen HDTV. Portégé R835 laptops do not include ExpressCard or docking capabilities and come only with a one-year limited warranty.
Pricing and Availability
The Tecra R840 Series ($899.00 to $1,479.00 MSRP), Tecra R850 Series ($879.00 to $1,399.00 MSRP) and Portégé R830 Series ($1,049.00 to $1,649.00 MSRP) will be available on April 12, 2011 through select Toshiba Preferred Partner Program resellers, e-tailers and directly at toshibadirect.com.
The Portégé R835 is currently available at Best Buy, the Microsoft Store and direct from Toshiba at toshibadirect.com.