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...
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Medium processor core laptops produced 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 laptops) and found that Toshiba also has good reviews across its entire range.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite L850 is 380MHz. The Satellite L850 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (650 megahertz) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.
16 PCI Express Lanes (max)
The Toshiba Satellite L850 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).
Very Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
With a maximum graphics adapter memory of 4.847 gigabytes, the Satellite L850 has one of the biggest maximum graphics adapter memory capacity amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The average maximum graphics adapter memory of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 1.9GB, and the maximum graphics adapter memory capacity range from 0.5GB to 5.9GB.
Has a Front Camera
The Satellite L850 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite L850 also have a front camera.
1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Satellite L850 supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. Most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. Medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,600MHz (best).
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64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.
Very Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
When compared to other laptops that were launched more than two years ago, the maximum graphics adapter memory of the Satellite L850 of 4,847 megabytes is one of the biggest. Medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago have maximum graphics adapter memory of between 510MB and 5.9GB.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The Satellite L850 has an 802.11g WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most notebook PCs of this age and spec. Laptops of a similar spec and age to the Satellite L850 WiFi standards range from 802.11a to 802.11n.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.
HDD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops of this age and type.
14 Reasons Against
Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
With a maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 21.3 gigabytes per second, the Toshiba Satellite L850 has a fairly slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite L850. The slowest maximum processor memory bandwidth of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 6.4GB/s and the fastest is 26GB/s.
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 similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years use two displays supported by on-board grap.
Very Short Battery Life
The Satellite L850 has one of the shorter battery lifes (only 3.5 hours) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The shortest battery life of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Satellite L850 is 2h and the longest is 4,700h.
Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Satellite L850 have a full-size keyboard, however the Satellite L850 does not have a full-size keyboard.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as 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.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago.
Only Intel Core I3-2xxx Processor Family
The Toshiba Satellite L850 has a better processor family than most portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Satellite L850 is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.
If the processor family of this medium processor core portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Asus X102BA (£179.99) (AMD A).
Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed
The memory clock speeds of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Satellite L850 range from 800MHz to 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Satellite L850 has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.
Only 1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
The Satellite L850 has a maximum memory slots of 1x SO-DIMM. That's 50% less memory slots than a 2x SO-DIMM laptop, which is the most common memory slots.
This notebook PC's memory slots (1x SO-DIMM) is actually the worst memory slots across all notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite L850.
Across comparable types of notebook PC the best memory slots is 4x SO-DIMM.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Toshiba Satellite L850 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Satellite L850 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Quite Slow DVD-R Dual Layer Read Speed
At only 6 CD-speeds, the Toshiba Satellite L850 has a quite slow DVD-R dual layer read speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite L850. The average DVD-R dual layer read speed of laptops of this age and spec is 6.6x, and the DVD-R dual layer read speeds range from 4x to 8x.
Only 1,000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.
The heights of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 1.8mm to 300mm, and the average height is 28mm. With a height of 33.52 millimeters, the Satellite L850 is fairly thick compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.
6 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite L850
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when Toshiba released the Satellite L850.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.2 gigahertz, the Satellite L850 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Satellite L850.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Satellite L850 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite L850.
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Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite L850 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.
At 2.3 kilograms, the Toshiba Satellite L850 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite L850.
Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the Satellite L850 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-2xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Front Side Bus
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
1066, 133, 1333, 333
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x8, 1x1, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Size
Total Storage Capacity
MMC+, SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
Maximum External Video Mode Refresh Rate
Non-Interlaced External Video Mode
1600 x 1200
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 3000
2048 x 1536
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
Skype,Windows Live Essentials,Nero KwikMedia, Nero BackItUp & Burn Autobackup,Toshiba Eco Utility,Toshiba PC Health Monitor,Toshiba Tempro,Toshiba Web Camera Application,Toshiba Recovery Media Creator,WildTangent Games Console,Toshiba Disc Creator
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 Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD 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 VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Lithium, Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
External Power Adapter
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
HDD, Supervisor, User
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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