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Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Jun 2014
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23 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on nine expert reviews from sites including notebookcheck.net, Chip.de, CNET.com.au and zdnet.co.uk this laptop has an overall expert rating of 72 out of 100.

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs Toshiba is one of the superior manufacturers.

Nice Design

Several Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good design. Four years ago expert website Itproportal.com rated it 70 out of 100 and mentioned “A great keyboard, fast processor or striking, lightweight design” in their Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 review. Expert review site Evogadget.com wrote “The screen is capable of showing content in a very watchable way and the design is good” in their Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 review.

One person wrote that this laptop was good looking. Expert website Evogadget.com said in their review of the Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 “The Toshiba Satellite C850/02D is a laptop with a pretty good performance” .

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Reasonably Priced

Some Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this laptop was good value for money. Four years ago expert review site Zdnet.co.uk said in their review of this laptop “The Toshiba Satellite Pro C850-10N delivers decent performance at a reasonable price”. Itproportal.com said “The Toshiba Satellite Pro C850-10N certainly has an attractive price” and scored this laptop 70 out of 100.

Robust

One Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 reviewer who purchased it reckoned that it was well made. One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was strong and durable. Zdnet.co.uk said four years ago “Build quality is generally robust” in their review of this laptop.

Good Battery Life

One customer who reviewed it mentioned that it had a good battery life.

Good Size

One Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 reviewer who reviewed the product thought it was lightweight.

Good Product Quality

One person who bought the Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 said that it was good quality. Cnet.com.au wrote in their Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 review on expert website CNET.com.au “AU$100 more will get you better battery life, build quality and gigabit Ethernet from its competitors”.

Good Environmental Credentials

One Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 owner said in their reviews that this laptop was good in terms of power usage. Expert website Notebookcheck.net scored the product 79 out of 100 and wrote in their review of the Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 “The case always remains cool and the computer's energy consumption is m”.

Very New PCI Express Slot Version

Laptops of this spec and age have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2. The Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 has a very new PCI Express slot version (3) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite Pro C850.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite Pro C850 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. The Satellite Pro C850 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite Pro C850.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Satellite Pro C850 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Laptops that are a similar age to the Satellite Pro C850 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Satellite Pro C850 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of this age and spec. This Toshiba laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Satellite Pro C850.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite Pro C850. Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Satellite Pro C850 the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the HP ProBook 470, the Toshiba Z30, and the Asus UX301LA is also worth considering.

If this Toshiba portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the ENVY 17-n065na (12GB), or the ENVY 17-k254na (12GB) both from HP or the Toshiba Satellite S50-B (12GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The average screen size of comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago is 15", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18". The Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 has a fairly big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite Pro C850.

Other 15.6" notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the ProBook 450, or the ZBook 15 both from HP or the Toshiba C55.

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba C70-A (17.3" and higher rated), the DELL Inspiron 17 (17.3" and higher rated), or the Acer Aspire VN7 (17.3" and higher rated).

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Satellite Pro C850, the Satellite Pro C850 has a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T440p, the HP Pavilion 17, or the DELL Latitude E6540.

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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 frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most laptops of a similar age and spec to the Satellite Pro C850 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Satellite Pro C850 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Satellite Pro C850 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory of portable PCs of this age and type range from 2GB to 32GB.

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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 portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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14 Reasons Against

Owner Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 50 owner reviews this notebook PC has an overall owner rating of 68 out of 100.

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Satellite Pro C850 is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago 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 Pro C850 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Very Short Battery Life

The Satellite Pro C850 has a quite short battery life (only 4.3 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The shortest battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2h and the longest is 4,400h.

Alternative 4.3h battery life notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at include the Satellite C55-A (£349.00), or the Satellite C50-A both from Toshiba which has better reviews.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life that might also be worth considering include the HP Pavilion 15 TouchSmart (£449.00) (4.45h), the Toshiba Satellite C70D-A (4.5h), or the Packard Bell ENTE69KB (4.5h) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite Pro C850.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the EliteBook Folio 9480m, or the Pavilion 17-f030us both from HP or the Asus D550CA which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age 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.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media and we think because of it's better review score, the EliteBook 850 (£426.58), and the EliteBook Folio 9480m both from HP or the Toshiba Satellite Pro L850 is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD and higher rated), or the S540 (SSD and higher rated) both from Lenovo or the Fujitsu LifeBook E554 (SSD and higher rated).

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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 commonly found display resolution on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite Pro C850 is 510MB and the biggest is 4.1GB. At only 1,024 megabyte, the Satellite Pro C850 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Satellite Pro C850 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of a similar spec and age to the Satellite Pro C850 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Satellite Pro C850 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the Acer Aspire E1-571, the Asus UX303LA, or the Toshiba Satellite L50t-B is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Satellite Pro C850 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The smallest hard drive capacity of laptops of this age and spec is 180GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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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 laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Thick

The heights of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite Pro C850 range from 2.4mm to 300mm, and the average height is 27mm. At 33.52 millimeters, the Satellite Pro C850 is quite thick compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Satellite Pro C850.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite Pro C850

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Toshiba portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.5 gigahertz, the Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 2.5GHz processor clock speed portable PCs and we think the Toshiba C70-A, the Fujitsu LifeBook P702, and the Acer TravelMate TMP243-M which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the ProBook 640 (2.6GHz), or the ZBook 17 (2.6GHz) both from HP or the Lenovo L440 (2.6GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Satellite Pro C850 has a relatively standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including the Toshiba C70-A, the Asus 2CL, or the Lenovo T440p which has better reviews.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the X1 Carbon (512GB), or the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (512GB) both from Lenovo or the Acer TravelMate TMP236-M (508GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

The Satellite Pro C850 has a relatively typical weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

There are a number of other 2.3kg heavy laptops currently available that you might want to consider including the X550CA (£369.99), or the P550CA both from Asus or the Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A which has better reviews.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
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)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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

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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 20 June 2013 by Jean
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this laptop for my husband, as his old one was past it's best. He loves it, and bought himself a book on windows 8 to go with it...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c85019, c85019n, toshiba intel5200, toshiba intel5200u
Barcodes 04051528011128

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