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Toshiba Satellite L850
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Toshiba Satellite L850 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 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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Toshiba Satellite L850-1D5 UNBOXING!
Toshiba Satellite Pro L850 Laptop Review **Core i5 3210m**
Toshiba Satellite L850 Laptop Review and Specs
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13 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the Satellite L850 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite L850. The PCI Express slot versions of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite L850 is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Satellite L850 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Toshiba Satellite L850 has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Satellite L850. The average processor clock speed of portable PCs of this type and age is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Lenovo T410[plb_1629753_price] (2.53GHz), or the HP 250[plb_2268981_price] (2.6GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Satellite L850 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Toshiba portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite L850.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. At 750 gigabytes, the Satellite L850 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite L850.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Lenovo G70-70[plb_3375260_price] (1TB).

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2,500 megahertz, the Satellite L850 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The processor clock speeds of similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite L850 range from 800MHz to 3,100MHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2,200MHz.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Satellite L850 is 590GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB. At 750 gigabytes, the Satellite L850 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released 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 typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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9 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Satellite L850 which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Satellite L850 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years which have a front camera.

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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 notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops that were launched 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 are looking for a portable PC with a better storage medium 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 the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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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 have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Satellite L850 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite L850 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Thick

Across all the laptops of this age and type the heights range from 2.4mm to 300mm. With a height of 33.52 millimeters, the Satellite L850 is one of the thicker comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite L850 amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite L850

Released Over Four Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over four years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Satellite L850 has a relatively standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite L850.

If this portable 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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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Satellite L850 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Satellite L850 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite L850.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Satellite L850 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite L850.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Asus X550CA[plb_2093524_price] (6GB).

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Average Battery Life

At 5.5 hours, the Satellite L850 has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Satellite L850.

If this notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C50D[plb_2457380_price] (5.75h).

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Specification

Features
Design
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Colour
Docking Station
Processor
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Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
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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
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
DVD-RAM Write Speed
DVD-RAM Read Speed
DVD+RW Write Speed
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DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed
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Built-In Microphone
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
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Keyboard Language
Windows Key
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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 Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Weight & Dimensions
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Energy Star Certified
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Infrared Data Port
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Wireless Technology
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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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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers l85003, l8501d, l8501dr, l8500d1, l85003s, l8501008, l8501008x, l85001p007, apple l8501, apple l8501d, apple l8501dr, pskdhe00j005en
Barcodes 04026203993082

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