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Toshiba Satellite Pro L850

Toshiba Satellite Pro L850 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Oct 2012
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Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

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

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

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

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite Pro L850 is 370MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Toshiba Satellite Pro L850 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

The Satellite Pro L850 has one of the biggest maximum graphics adapter memory capacity (4.847 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest maximum graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Satellite Pro L850 is 0.38GB and the biggest is 5.9GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Satellite Pro L850 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Toshiba laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Toshiba portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of this age and type.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Satellite Pro L850 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Satellite Pro L850 the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

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Has a Front Camera

The Satellite Pro L850 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite Pro L850.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of this type and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, 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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Very Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite Pro L850 that we have assessed the maximum graphics adapter memory of, the Satellite Pro L850's maximum graphics adapter memory of 4,847 megabytes is one of the biggest. The maximum graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite Pro L850 range from 380MB to 5.9GB.

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Very Big Internal Memory Expansion Module Size

The internal memory expansion module sizes of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite Pro L850 range from 1MB to 2.1MB. At 2.048 megabytes, the Toshiba Satellite Pro L850 has a very big internal memory expansion module size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite Pro L850.

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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 of a comparable age and type to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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12 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Satellite Pro L850 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Satellite Pro L850 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Short Battery Life

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite Pro L850 have battery lifes of between 2h and 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h. When compared to other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the battery life of the Satellite Pro L850 of only 3.5 hours is one of the shortest.

If you would prefer a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Lenovo G50-70 (4h), or the DELL Latitude 3330 (4h).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite Pro L850 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Satellite Pro L850 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable 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.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (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 commonly found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of laptops that are a similar age to the Satellite Pro L850 range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh. The battery capacity of the Satellite Pro L850 of only 10.8 milliamperes * hour is one of the smallest amongst notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte, the Satellite Pro L850 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory amongst notebook PCs of this age. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite Pro L850 is 510MB and the biggest is 4.1GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Satellite Pro L850 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other laptops of this age and type also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Thick

At 33.52 millimeters, the Satellite Pro L850 is quite thick compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Satellite Pro L850. The average height of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite Pro L850 is 27mm, and the heights range from 2.4mm to 300mm.

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Very Heavy AC Adapter Weight

Notebook PCs of this spec and age have AC adapter weights of between 180g and 370g. The Satellite Pro L850 has one of the heaviest AC adapter weights (370 grams) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite Pro L850

Released Over Four Years Ago

Toshiba released the Satellite Pro L850 over four years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Toshiba Satellite Pro L850 has a pretty standard processor clock speed (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite Pro L850.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo T410 (£263.99) (2.53GHz).

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Average Screen Size

The Toshiba Satellite Pro L850 has a pretty typical screen size (15.6 inches) 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 L850.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 17 (£355.49) (17.3").

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Satellite Pro L850 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Toshiba Satellite Pro L850 has a relatively standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Satellite Pro L850.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (512GB), or the DELL XPS 13 (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Toshiba Satellite Pro L850 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Satellite Pro L850.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Clock Speed
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
Internal Memory Expansion Module Size
Hard Drive
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
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
CD/DVD Drive Buffer Size
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
Full Duplex Audio System
Audio System
Maximum Audio System Sampling Rate
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Headphone Connection
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Optional Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start 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
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 Capacity
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
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
AC Adapter Weight
CD/DVD Weight
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Non-Operating Relative Humidity
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Wireless Communication Version
Intel Visual Technology
64-Bit Computing Architecture
Drive Device Buffer Size
Dimensions
Graphics Adapter Family
Resolution of Internal Video Mode

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers l8501l2, l8501l3
Barcodes 04051528014501, 04051528014518

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