Toshiba Tecra R850-S8540
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Tecra R850-S8540
Source: PC Mag
A ton of screen real estate on a very luggable, oversized frame—it's the epitome of the Toshiba Tecra R850-S8450. It isn't the sturdiest, fastest, or the most feature packed business laptop, but it delivers competently in every single one of these areas. The HP EliteBook 8560p is the better desktop replacement, but you'll have to deal with an extra pound of weight.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Before I start talking about the very compelling price of Toshiba's Tecra R850, I want to tip my hat to Toshiba for the design of the notebook itself. While the screen may be abysmal and the keyboard leaves at least a little something to be desired, the rest of it is incredibly thoughtful and smart. When my best friend called saying her boss needed a 15.6" notebook for work, but one that was still portable, the R850 was the first one I thought of.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/06/2011
Source: Mobile Tech Review
If you are looking for a 15.6” notebook that’s very responsive for most tasks and good at gaming, the Toshiba Tecra R850-S8540 stands out with its fast CPU and strong GPU performance. As more and more notebooks come out with Intel’s Sandy Bridge architecture, the competition will get more exciting, but the Core i7-2620M processor will be future proof for a few years. The notebook looks professional and sleek with a bright screen and it’s reasonably slim and light. Toshiba should take a page out of Lenovo’s playbook when it comes to keyboard design, but other than that, the Tecra R850 is a very nice system that starts at $879.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 75%
Source: Laptop Mag
Like the smaller Tecra R840, the 15-inch Toshiba Tecra R850 is a stylish business notebook. It has a slim, yet sturdy, chassis and offers strong performance and very good endurance. However, the speakers don't impress, and $1,349 is a little on the high side. Those looking for a business laptop that they can easily take to meetings and that can last most of the workday on a charge will really like the Tecra R850.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
AMD Radeon HD 6450M: Seymore-PRO based entry level graphics card with Eyefinity+ support and clocked somewhere betwen 480 and 800MHz.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
2620M: Very fast Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a multinational conglomerate manufacturing company, headquartered in Japan. The company's main business is in Infrastructure, Consumer Products, and Electronic devices and components. Toshiba-made Semiconductors are among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders. Toshiba is one of the biggest international notebook-manufacturer. There exist many reviews for Toshiba models.
75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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