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Toshiba Satellite C850
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Toshiba Satellite C850 2 Core Intel Pentium 2.2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 2.2GHz 4GB Apr 2013
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The Satellite C850 series offers great value and great quality for everyday computing and features a 39.6cm (15.6 ) display and textured matt black finish. Extensive connectivity options are... More
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Toshiba Laptops Have Good Reviews

Toshiba has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Satellite C850 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (650 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Laptops that have been available for more than two years have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Very Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite C850 the maximum graphics adapter memory capacity range from 0.38GB to 5.9GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 1.9GB. The Satellite C850 has one of the bigger maximum graphics adapter memory capacity (4 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Satellite C850 supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of this spec and age. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Satellite C850 processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,600MHz (best).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum graphics adapter memory of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite C850 is 380MB, the biggest is 5.9GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 2GB. The Toshiba Satellite C850 has one of the bigger maximum graphics adapter memory (4,000 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on portable PCs of this age and type.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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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 Satellite C850 has a quite slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C850. Across all the laptops of a similar spec and age to the Satellite C850 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 laptops of this spec and age use two displays supported by on-board grap, including the Satellite C850 which uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Toshiba Satellite C850 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C850 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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

The Satellite C850 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Toshiba Satellite C850 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite C850.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite C850 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Satellite C850 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of this age and spec. 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 the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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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 notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Satellite C850 has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than most laptops of a similar age and type to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite C850 processor families range from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The Toshiba Satellite C850 has one of the smallest battery capacities (only 10.8 milliamperes * hour) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The battery capacities of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C850 range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,700mAh.

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Quite Slow Processor Front Side Bus

With a processor front side bus of only 1.333 megahertz, the Satellite C850's processor front side bus is one of the slowest amongst portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Satellite C850. Similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite C850 have processor front side bus of between 1.3MHz and 1,600MHz, and the average processor front side bus is 1,400MHz.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,333 megahertz, the Satellite C850 has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Satellite C850. The average memory clock speed of portable PCs of this type and age is 1,600MHz.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Satellite C850 is a two processor thread notebook PC.

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Very Small L3 Cache

The average L3 cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite C850 is 3MB. With a L3 cache of only 2 megabytes, the Satellite C850 has a quite small L3 cache compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C850.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

At only 2 megabytes, the Satellite C850 has a fairly small cache memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C850. The smallest cache memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite C850 is 1MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3MB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the Satellite C850 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other laptops that were launched more than two years ago. The smallest processor cache of notebook PCs of this age and type is 0.51MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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Very Small L2 Cache

The Satellite C850 has one of the smaller L2 caches (only 2,048 kilobytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite C850 the L2 caches range from 2MB to 4.1MB, and the average L2 cache is 2.9MB.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Toshiba Satellite C850 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba Satellite C850 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Internal Memory Expansion Module Size

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite C850 have internal memory expansion module sizes of between 1MB and 2.1MB. The Toshiba Satellite C850 has a quite small internal memory expansion module size (only 1.024 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite C850.

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Very Small Drive Device Buffer Size

At only 8,192 megabytes, the Satellite C850 has a fairly small drive device buffer size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the drive device buffer sizes range from 8.1GB to 17GB, and the average drive device buffer size is 11GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Thick

The average height of portable PCs of this age and spec is 27mm, and the heights range from 2.4mm to 300mm. With a height of 33.52 millimeters, the Satellite C850 is quite thick compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite C850

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Toshiba notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.2 gigahertz, the Satellite C850 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the HP Probook 650[plb_1500514_price] (2.3GHz).

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Average Screen Size

The Satellite C850 has a relatively typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Satellite C850.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2404192_price] (17.3").

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Satellite C850 has a pretty typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2232382_price] (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Satellite C850 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Satellite C850.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Satellite C850 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C850.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Asus X550CA[plb_2093524_price] (6GB).

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Average Battery Life

At 5.5 hours, the Satellite C850 has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Satellite C850.

If you want a laptop with a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C50D[plb_2457380_price] (5.75h).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Front Side Bus
Processor
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Internal Memory Size
Internal Memory Expansion Module Size
Hard Drive
Storage Medium
Hard Disk Height
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Pixel Pitch
Display Response Rise/fall
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
LCD Brightness (level 1-8 Setting)
HD Type
Video
Maximum Refresh Rate of External Video Mode
Maximum External Video Mode Refresh Rate
Non-Interlaced External Video Mode
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
CD/DVD Drive Buffer Size
DVD-R Dual Layer Read Speed
DVD-RAM Write Speed
DVD-RAM Read Speed
DVD+RW Write Speed
DVD+RW Read Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD+R Write Speed
DVD+R Read Speed
DVD-RW Write Speed
DVD-RW Read Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD-R Write Speed
DVD-R Read Speed
CD-RW Write Speed
CD-RW Read Speed
CD-R Write Speed
CD-R Read Speed
CD Rewrite Speed
CD Write Speed
CD Read Speed
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Full Duplex Audio System
Audio System
Maximum Audio System Sampling Rate
Camera
Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Megapixel Count
Front Camera Resolution
Built-In Camera
Networking
Cabling
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
SIM Card
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Headphone Connection
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Integrated TV Tuner
Keyboard
Keyboard Key Pitch
Keyboard Key Stroke
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
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
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
AC Adapter Weight
CD/DVD Weight
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Non-Operating Relative Humidity
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
64-Bit Computing Architecture
Connector Type
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Internal Modem
Ethernet Interface Type
Drive Device Buffer Size
Dimensions
L2 Cache
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
HD-Ready
Resolution of Internal Video Mode
Display

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c8501m, c8501c4, c8501c8, c8501mc
Barcodes 04051528009675, 04051528017649, 04051528038071, 04051528046687

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Eleven More PCI Express Lanes (max)
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