Toshiba Tecra R850-S8540

Specifications

Toshiba Tecra R850-S8540Notebook: Toshiba Tecra R850-S8540 (Tecra R850 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2620M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6450M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 1400 euro
Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

Reviews for the Toshiba Tecra R850-S8540

70% Toshiba Tecra R850-S8540
Source: PC Mag English
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%
Toshiba Tecra R850: Business Class on a Budget
Source: AnandTech English
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
75% Toshiba Tecra R850
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
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%
80% Toshiba Tecra R850 (S8540) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
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%

Comment

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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


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.


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.4 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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.

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75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Toshiba Tecra R850-S8530
Core i5 2520M

Devices with the same GPU

» Toshiba Tecra R840-14Q
Core i5 2520M, 14.0", 2 kg
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» Toshiba Tecra R840-110
Core i5 2520M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite R840-125
Core i5 2410M, 14.0", 2 kg
» Toshiba Tecra R840-S8430
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-05-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)