The 15.6in Toshiba Satellite L850 0C9 is a high performance all-rounder laptop for $898 at Dick Smith. The laptop's core system consists of a powerful 3rd Gen Intel Core i7 processor and an AMD Radeon HD 7670M graphics card. This is a great system spec because not only is the Core i7 processor highly capable of handling intensive computing tasks such as editing HD videos and multitasking a large number of office applications, the Radeon HD 7670M graphics is also decent for a mid-range card at playing modern games. The 4GB memory and 750GB hard drive are both average for the price.
See a summary of the specs below:
PROCESSOR - The laptop's engine
The Satellite L850 0C9 features a 3rd Gen Intel Core i7-3610QM (2.30GHz), a strong processor for an all-rounder laptop because it's powerful enough to manage multiple intensive activities such as running HD videos and the Blu-ray drive and having plenty left over for all your other computing.
GRAPHICS - Control what you see displayed on the screen
It comes with a graphics card called the AMD Radeon HD 7670M with 2GB memory. The card is a mid-range component and will be able to handle many modern games at low to medium settings.
RAM - The memory used for computation
4GB of RAM is enough for reasonable system performance with Windows 7 Premium and for running several programs at once smoothly.
STORAGE - The long term store for data and programs.
A 750GB hard disk drive is very reasonable, it is able to hold a decent amount of media content along with all your documents.
The Satellite L850 0C9 sports a 15.6in (1,366 x 768 resolution) screen. The resolution is average for the screen size.
The Satellite L850 0C9 is a full-sized laptop. Weighing 3.68kg, it is less portable than average, but it's to be expected for an all-rounder notebook that doesn't make claims (and attract a price premium) for above average portability. Although it can be moved around, a decent notebook backpack should be considered. This laptop can easily replace your desktop PC.