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Toshiba C850
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Toshiba C850 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.7GHz 2GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 1.7GHz 2GB Oct 2012
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14 Reasons For

Toshiba Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Toshiba is one of the better rated notebook PC brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Toshiba also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the C850 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Toshiba C850 has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Toshiba C850 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the C850. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the C850, the Toshiba C850 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the C850, the Toshiba C850 has a front camera.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba C850 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. This portable PC supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Toshiba portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of this type and age the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,600MHz (best).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Small Non-Operating Vibration

The smallest non-operating vibration of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the C850 is 1G, the biggest is 160G, and the average non-operating vibration is 2.2G. When compared to other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the C850, the Toshiba C850's non-operating vibration of only 1 gravity is one of the smallest.

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Fairly Big L2 Cache

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the C850 have L2 caches of between 0.5MB and 3MB, and the average L2 cache is 1.5MB. With a L2 cache of 2 megabytes, the Toshiba C850 has one of the bigger L2 caches amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Non-Operating Shock

At only 60 gravity, the Toshiba C850 has a very small non-operating shock compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the C850. The smallest non-operating shock of laptops of this type and age is 60G, the biggest is 240G, and the average non-operating shock is 120G.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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24 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

With a maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 21.3 gigabytes per second, the Toshiba C850 has one of the slower maximum processor memory bandwidths amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum processor memory bandwidth of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the C850 is 25GB/s, and the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 17GB/s to 32GB/s.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago use two displays supported by on-board grap, including the Toshiba C850 which uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

Most portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the C850 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Toshiba C850 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the C850 range from 1GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Toshiba C850 has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the HP EliteBook 840 (4GB).

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the C850 have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB. At only 320 gigabytes, the Toshiba C850 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook 850 (£394.20) (500GB).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

If you want a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the Toshiba C850 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the C850.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 (£568.75) (1.8GHz).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Toshiba C850 has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the C850 processor families range from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the C850 the battery capacities range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh. The battery capacity of the Toshiba C850 of only 10.8 milliamperes * hour is one of the smallest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The display brightness of the Toshiba C850 of only 20 candellas per square meter is one of the dimmest amongst portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the C850. Across all the notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the display brightnesss range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 240 cd/m².

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Toshiba C850 has a quite small hard drive capacity (only 320 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the C850 is 590GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,333 megahertz, the Toshiba C850 has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the C850. The average memory clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1,600MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 1,800MHz.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Toshiba C850 is a two processor thread notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the C850 have between two and three processor threads.

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Very Small L3 Cache

Portable PCs of this age and spec have L3 caches of between 2MB and 6MB, and the average L3 cache is 3MB. The Toshiba C850 has a fairly small L3 cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the Toshiba C850 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The processor caches of laptops of this type and age range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the C850 the processor clock speeds range from 800MHz to 3,100MHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2,200MHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1,700 megahertz, the Toshiba C850 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba C850 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Operating Shock

The average operating shock of laptops of this spec and age is 63G, and the operating shocks range from 10G to 140G. When compared to other laptops that are a similar age to the C850, the Toshiba C850's operating shock of only 10 gravity is one of the smallest.

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Only 2GB Internal Memory Size

The biggest internal memory size of the Toshiba C850 is 2GB. That's 50% less internal memory size than the most frequently found internal memory size of 4.1GB.

A 2GB internal memory size is actually the worst internal memory size across all notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

The best internal memory size amongst comparable types of notebook PC is 8.2GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Thick

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have heights of between 2.4mm and 300mm. With a height of 33.52 millimeters, the Toshiba C850 is one of the thicker notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the C850 amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Operating Vibration

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago that we have assessed the operating vibration of, the Toshiba C850's operating vibration of only 0.5 gravity is one of the smallest. Across all the laptops of this age and type the operating vibrations range from 0.5G to 110G, and the average operating vibration is 1.3G.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba C850

Released Over Four Years Ago

Toshiba released the C850 over four years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Toshiba C850 has a fairly average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the C850.

If this Toshiba notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17 (£355.49) (17.3").

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the Toshiba C850 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the C850.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 5.5 hours, the Toshiba C850 has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might also be worth looking at include the Toshiba Satellite C50D (£299.99) (5.75h).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Available Memory Slot
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Technology
Typical Contrast Ratio
Pixel Pitch
Display Response Rise/fall
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Full Duplex Audio System
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Cabling
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port

Expert Reviews

(13)

The Toshiba Satellite C850-1LX. The Toshiba Satellite C850-1LX gains points for its good application performance , very high contrast display and its 24-month warranty . In addition, the case...

24 August 2012

By itself, Toshiba's Satellite C850/02D does OK; however, AU$100 more will get you better battery life, build quality and gigabit Ethernet from its competitors...

1 June 2012

The Toshiba Satellite C850/02D is a laptop with a pretty good performance. The screen is capable of showing content in a very watchable way and the design is good...

29 May 2012

The Toshiba Satellite Pro C850-10N delivers decent performance at a reasonable price. The keyboard flex is a concern, but build quality is generally robust. Overall, it's a good basic business...

29 May 2012

The Toshiba Satellite Pro C850-10N certainly has an attractive price, and if your business computing needs are straightforward, it could do the job nicely. Just don't expect fancy build, a great...

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User Reviews

(50)
Reviewed 26 April 2013 by Janette R Robinson
(Verified Purchase)

I am delighted with my new Toshiba Satellite Professional C850 Laptop which arrived the following day! It does everything I want it to and I am slowly getting used to Windows 8. I would recommend... Read more…

Reviewed 25 August 2013 by Liedson
(Verified Purchase)

Very good laptop. It's fast, silent and lightweight. Performance is amazing considering it's price. Even the small components like the built-in microphone and camera have good quality. Skype calls... Read more…

Reviewed 2 August 2013 by S. drummond
(Verified Purchase)

The laptop is nicely put together with a quality feel.The Matt finish should minimize any accidental drop-age. After having 2 Acer notebooks in the last 12 months on which both screens broke i,m... Read more…

Reviewed 26 June 2013 by Olu
(Verified Purchase)

This Toshiba laptop is just right, meets my needs and much more except for the windows 8 which needs a lot of patience to learn before getting used to it . I would definitely recommend it as i... Read more…

Reviewed 19 January 2013 by MzRouge
(Verified Purchase)

This laptop has very good memory, RAM, processing speed. The webcam is of good quality. Everything you need from a laptop is good. I do not like Window's 8, however, that is due to personal... Read more…

Fast. Nice big screen. Decent battery life. Can add another 4 Gig RAM in the empty slot
5 processor and touchscreen drew me to this machine. I was a sucker
5 with touch. , very good spec, also very good price. I had very positive experience with Acer products
I purchased this Laptop for my brother. It is significantly cheaper than the models that include an optical drive. It is very responsive, as is the Touch Screen. Plenty of memory and processing power
This PC is great for replacing existing PCs in a school or business. Doesn't come with a monitor, but everything else is provided so you can pull out an old PC and replace in a few easy steps
Big - almost 16
Almost everything. Acer bloatware, Intel, Intel graphics, Windows 8.1, Acer bloatware
The laptop hung more than hour during initial setup before I powered it down. After reboot I could login but it hung there again more than half hour right after login. I finally login after power cycl
There in no included optical drive. Shows fingerprints
Lack of care by the company I would think they would like to resolve the problems with there products. I have seen nothing from the company. .. . That makes up my mind
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c85014, c85014c, pskc9e01100jen, toshiba c85014, toshiba c85014c
Barcodes 04026203985285

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