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Toshiba Tecra R850 Series

Toshiba Tecra R850-18FProcessor: Intel Core i3 2310M, Intel Core i5 2410M, Intel Core i5 2430M, Intel Core i5 2520M, Intel Core i7 2620M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6450M, Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.4kg, 2.5kg
Price: 900, 1000, 1200, 1300, 1400 euro
Average Score: 80.54% - good
Average of 13 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 75%, features: 75%, display: 64%
mobility: 79%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 90%

 

Toshiba Tecra R850-S8530

Specifications

Toshiba Tecra R850-S8530Notebook: Toshiba Tecra R850-S8530
Processor: Intel Core i5 2520M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6450M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Tecra R850 (Series)
 Tecra R850-S8530 (Model)

Average Score: 83.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

82% Toshiba Tecra R850-S8530
Source: Computer Shopper English
With its latest Tecra introduction, Toshiba set out to make its business line of laptops thinner, lighter, and longer-lasting—without sacrificing durability. With its updated design, strong performance, and long battery life, this 15.6-inch notebook makes for a good office mate. Just take a close look at the display and keyboard before buying.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 82%
85% Toshiba Tecra R850 (PT520A-01S003) business laptop
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Despite our quibbles with the set up time, pre-installed software and the poor screen, the Tecra R850 is a great business notebook. It has a top-notch hardware design that looks good, feels good to use and, perhaps most importantly, feels strongly built. Its battery life is also very good for a 15.6in notebook.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 85%

 

Toshiba Tecra R850-11P

Specifications

Toshiba Tecra R850-11PNotebook: Toshiba Tecra R850-11P
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Tecra R850 (Series)

Average Score: 84.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

84% Review Toshiba Tecra R850-11P Notebook | Notebookcheck
Communicative. In its press release about the Tecra R850-11P, Toshiba paints its latest creation for the business sector as a paragon of mobility and high-performance. The Japanese manufacturer is setting the bar pretty high for itself; we put the notebook to the test in our review.
Toshiba Tecra R850-11P
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2011
Rating: performance: 70% features: 70% display: 40% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%
96% Robuster Begleiter
Source: PC Praxis - 12/11 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 96%
80% Test: Toshiba R850-11P mit 3G-Modem und GPS-Empfang
Source: ITespresso German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
78% Toshiba Tecra R850-11P
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/31/2011
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80%
84% Test Toshiba Tecra R850-11P Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/25/2011
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 76% display: 67% mobility: 85% workmanship: 84% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 91%
Toshiba Tecra R850 - 15-Zoll-Notebook mit acht Stunden Laufzeit
Source: Tecchannel - 6/11 German
performance, battery runtime and performance good
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2011

 

Toshiba Tecra R850-S8540

Specifications

Toshiba Tecra R850-S8540Notebook: Toshiba Tecra R850-S8540
Processor: Intel Core i7 2620M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6450M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Tecra R850 (Series)
 Tecra R850-S8540 (Model)

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

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%

 

Toshiba Tecra R850-10W

Specifications

Toshiba Tecra R850-10WNotebook: Toshiba Tecra R850-10W
Processor: Intel Core i3 2310M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Tecra R850 (Series)

 

Toshiba Tecra R850 - tenký společník do firmy
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
positive: long battery runtime, thin profile, good equipment; negative: bad keys, uncomfortable fan
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/24/2011

 

Toshiba Tecra R850-10R

Specifications

Toshiba Tecra R850-10RNotebook: Toshiba Tecra R850-10R
Processor: Intel Core i5 2520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Tecra R850 (Series)
 Tecra R850-10R (Model)

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% Toshiba Tecra R850-10R review
Source: PC Advisor English
Toshiba's Tecra R850-10R is arguably just a bit too big for someone who needs to take their laptop with them everywhere, but it’s well-suited as a desktop replacement that can still be mobile. Build quality isn't as robust as some others in this category, though its performance is good, providing you don't need to use graphics-intensive applications.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/09/2012
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 70% ergonomy: 70%
80% Toshiba Tecra R850-10R review
Source: CNet English
Toshiba's R850 is designed for life on the go, with a built-in mobile broadband modem so you can access the Internet from anywhere you can get mobile reception. The Toshiba R850 offers good performance and is comfy to use, thanks to its excellent keyboard and anti-glare screen. The fact it also includes integrated mobile broadband helps to make it a pretty compelling option for those after a laptop to use on the go.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Toshiba Tecra R850-18F

Specifications

Toshiba Tecra R850-18FNotebook: Toshiba Tecra R850-18F
Processor: Intel Core i5 2430M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Tecra R850 (Series)
 Tecra R850-18F (Model)

Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

83% Toshiba Tecra R850-18F
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/07/2012
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 75% display: 80% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 88%

 

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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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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

AMD Radeon HD 6450M: Seymore-PRO based entry level graphics card with Eyefinity+ support and clocked somewhere betwen 480 and 800MHz.

Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).

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


Intel Core i5:

2520M: Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

2410M:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).

2430M: Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.4 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.7-3 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).

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. 

Intel Core i3:

2310M:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.1 GHz and features the Turbo Boost 2.0 only for the graphics card (650/1100MHz).


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.

2.5 kg:


80.54%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-05-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)