The 15.6 inch Toshiba Satellite L850 0D1 is a solid all-rounder notebook, but on special at Dick Smith for $699, it has become a strong contender for the best value laptop at the sub $700 market. The price-for-performance value is incredible: the core system spec features a 3rd gen Intel Core i5 processor and an AMD Radeon HD 7670M graphics card (a mainstream mid-range card able to play modern games on low or medium settings). They are core system specs for which you would normally pay around $150 to $200 dollars more. The 4GB of memory included is quite average for all-rounder laptops and the 750GB of storage is a bit bigger than the standard 500GB ones you would normally find at this price.
It’s a good all-rounder laptop that can play some games and satisfy almost everyone’s computing needs at an affordable price.
See a summary of the specs below:
PROCESSOR - The laptop's engine
The Satellite L850 0D1 features a 3nd Gen Intel Core i5-3210M (2.5GHz), from Intel's mainstream line, quite a powerful processor for a budget all-rounder.
GRAPHICS - Control what you see displayed on the screen
It comes with the AMD Radeon HD 7670M graphics card. 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 Toshiba Satellite L850 0D1 sports a 15.6in (1,366 x 768 resolution) screen. The resolution is average for the screen size.
The Toshiba Satellite L850 0D1 is a full-sized laptop. Weighing 3.24kg, 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.