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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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22 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

This Toshiba notebook PC has an average expert rating of 72 out of 100 based on nine expert reviews from sites including notebookcheck.net, Chip.de, CNET.com.au and zdnet.co.uk.

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Toshiba is one of the better rated portable PC manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Toshiba also has good reviews for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

Nice Design

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

One Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 owner who reviewed this laptop reckoned that it was good looking. Expert review site Evogadget.com wrote “The Toshiba Satellite C850/02D is a laptop with a pretty good performance” in their Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 review.

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Reasonably Priced

Several customers who reviewed the Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 concluded that it was good value for money. Expert review site Zdnet.co.uk wrote in their review of the Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 “The Toshiba Satellite Pro C850-10N delivers decent performance at a reasonable price”. Expert review site Itproportal.com mentioned in their review of the Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 “The Toshiba Satellite Pro C850-10N certainly has an attractive price”.

Robust

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. One Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 reviewer thought this laptop was strong and durable. Expert website Zdnet.co.uk wrote “Build quality is generally robust” in their Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 review.

Good Battery Life

One Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 reviewer who bought this laptop wrote that it had a good battery life.

Good Product Quality

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 was good quality. Cnet.com.au said on 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 reviewer who purchased the product reckoned that it was good in terms of power usage. Four years ago Notebookcheck.net wrote “The case always remains cool and the computer's energy consumption is m” and gave this laptop a rating of 79 out of 100.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on laptops of this type and age.

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Quite New PCI Express Slots Version

The PCI Express slots versions of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite Pro C850 range from 2 to 3. The Satellite Pro C850 has one of the newer PCI Express slots versions (3) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite Pro C850 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Satellite Pro C850 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. The Satellite Pro C850 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

The Satellite Pro C850 has one of the faster processor frequencys (2.5 gigahertz) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The processor frequencys of laptops of a comparable type and age to the Satellite Pro C850 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.5GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire V3-772G, the HP ENVY 15, or the Toshiba Satellite C50-A.

If you want a portable PC with a faster processor frequency then you might want to look at the T440p (2.6GHz), or the L440 (2.6GHz) both from Lenovo or the DELL Latitude 14 7000 (2.6GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Toshiba notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Satellite Pro C850 has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite Pro C850. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite Pro C850 have internal memorys of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB.

There are a number of other 8GB internal memory laptops currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the HP ProBook 470, the DELL Inspiron 14 7000, or the Lenovo X240.

If this medium processor cores notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook U904 (10GB), the HP ENVY 17-n065na (12GB), or the Toshiba Satellite S55 (12GB) which is also higher rated.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Satellite Pro C850 is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average display diagonal is 15". With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Satellite Pro C850 has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite Pro C850.

We compared all the other 15.6" laptops to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the MSI CX61, the DELL Latitude 3540, and the Toshiba C50 is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger display diagonal then you might want to look at the ProBook 470 (17.3"), or the Pavilion 17 (17.3") both from HP or the Acer Aspire E5 (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Front Camera

The Satellite Pro C850 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite Pro C850 also have a front camera.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a front camera to this portable PC and we think the DELL 13, the Lenovo X1 Carbon, and the HP EliteBook 850 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Satellite Pro C850 the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB. When compared to other portable PCs of this type and age, the Toshiba Satellite Pro C850's maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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14 Reasons Against

Average Owner Reviews

Based on 49 owner reviews the average owner rating of this notebook PC is 68%.

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The Satellite Pro C850 is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite Pro C850 have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity

Most laptops of a similar age and spec to the Satellite Pro C850 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the Satellite Pro C850 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The shortest battery life (max) of notebook PCs of this type and age is 2h and the longest is 5,200h. With a battery life (max) of only 4.3 hours, the Satellite Pro C850 has a quite short battery life (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite Pro C850.

Other 4.3h battery life laptops currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A.

If you want a notebook PC with a longer battery life (max) then you might want to look at the Pavilion 15 TouchSmart (4.45h), or the Pavilion 17-f030us (4.5h) both from HP or the Toshiba Satellite C50-B (4.33h) 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. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age also do not have a full-size keyboard.

Other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider include the 13, the Latitude 15 3540, or the Latitude E6540 all from DELL which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on notebook 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available including the Toshiba L850-1L4, the Lenovo G50-70, or the HP Pavilion 15-p020ng which has better reviews.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo T420s (SSD), the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A (SSD), or the DELL Latitude E6440 (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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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 portable PCs of this age and type.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte, the Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 4.1GB.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Satellite Pro C850, the Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 does not have a touchscreen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touchscreen to this notebook PC and we think the S400CA-CA035H, or the TP500LA both from Asus or the Acer Aspire V3-572P which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Satellite Pro C850 has a quite small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite Pro C850. The hard drive capacitys of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Satellite Pro C850 range from 250GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite Pro C850

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium processor cores notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Satellite Pro C850 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most medium processor cores 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 pretty standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Satellite Pro C850.

Other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Pavilion 15-n057ss, or the EliteBook 850 G1 both from HP or the Fujitsu LifeBook U904.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (512GB and higher rated), or the X1 Carbon (512GB and higher rated) both from Lenovo or the Acer Aspire E5-571 (508GB and higher rated).

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Average Weight

The Satellite Pro C850 has a pretty average weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite Pro C850.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2.3kg heavy laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Satellite C50-A, or the Satellite C55-A both from Toshiba or the Asus X550LA.

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Specification

Design
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Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost 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
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
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
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
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 Technologies
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® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Security
Password Protection Type
Cable Lock Slot Type
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

(49)
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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