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Toshiba Satellite L850
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Toshiba Satellite L850 2 Core Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.1GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.1GHz 4GB Sep 2012
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The Satellite Pro L850 business series is technology rich with advanced features including comprehensive connectivity, premium quality sound and energy saving benefits. The Satellite Pro L850 is a... More
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8 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Medium processor core notebook PCs built by Toshiba have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Toshiba also has good reviews across its entire range.

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 portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite L850 is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Toshiba Satellite L850 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Satellite L850 supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. This Toshiba laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago 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 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

At only 21.3 gigabytes per second, the Satellite L850 has a quite slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The slowest maximum processor memory bandwidth of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 17GB/s, the fastest is 32GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Toshiba Satellite L850 is a portable PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Satellite L850 use two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Toshiba Satellite L850 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Satellite L850 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite L850.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. 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 portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the T420s (£972.00) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Only Intel Core I3-2xxx Processor Family

The Satellite L850 has an Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family which is better than most notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. Most laptops that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The processor family of all laptops of this type and age ranges from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Satellite L850 the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz. At only 1,333 megahertz, the Toshiba Satellite L850 has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite L850, the Satellite L850 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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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 comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Thick

The thinnest portable PC that has been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite L850 is 2.4mm thick and the thickest is 300mm. The Toshiba Satellite L850 is quite thick (33.52 millimeters) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite L850.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite L850

Released Over Four Years Ago

Toshiba released the Satellite L850 over four years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.1 gigahertz, the Satellite L850 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Satellite L850.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C55 (2.13GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Screen Size

The Satellite L850 has a relatively average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

If this Toshiba laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17 (£723.00) (17.3").

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite L850 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Satellite L850.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Satellite L850 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Satellite L850 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Asus X550CA (£630.00) (6GB).

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 5.5 hours, the Satellite L850 has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

If you want a laptop with a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C50D (£209.97) (5.75h).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
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
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
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
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Maximum External Video Mode Refresh Rate
Non-Interlaced External Video Mode
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
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
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Networking Topology
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
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Integrated TV Tuner
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Keyboard Layout
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 Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD 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 VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
Resolution of Internal Video Mode
Wireless Technology
Type

Expert Reviews

(15)
27 November 2012

What you get in the Toshiba Satellite L850 is a 15.6in laptop that can be used for a little bit of everything. It has a good CPU and discrete graphics, and it ships with plenty of internal storage...

20 September 2012

The Toshiba Satellite Pro L850 lacks the pace of some budget notebooks, and the screen and input device are trimmed to the budget price. Triumphs for the Satellite Pro include its large hard drive...

24 August 2012

After doing the Satellite L850 Laptop Review, it can be said that although it is a good computing device, it is not suitable for mid-budget customers. With Intel Core i7 (3rd Generation) processor...

2 August 2012

Toshiba Satellite L850 is powerful, and then some! For around Rs. 55,000, you will get a machine powered by a Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 2GB graphics card, which will warm the heart of...

23 June 2012

The other day we took a look at the Asus K55VM multimedia notebook and while it was a very good performer and offered great value, the lack of a bundled OS might be a slight deterrent for many... Read more…

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 1 April 2013 by Sophia Gampton
(Verified Purchase)

For my first laptop, it was a special buy and does every thing I need it to do. Instructions were limited which is why it gets four stars and not five. Had to spend a lot of time working out where... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers l8501e, l8501er, pskdhe00k005en, satellite pro pskg7e008003, satellite pro pskg7e008003e, satellite pro pskg7e008003en
Barcodes 04026203996281, 04051528023381

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