The 15.6 inch Toshiba Satellite L850 PSKDLA-0CC00R is a great buy for $689 at Dick Smith, because despite its low price it's powerful enough to run games. This laptop packs enough power to not only multi-task your average productivity applications, but also run some modern games at low to medium settings thanks to its graphics card. The core system specs consist of a 2nd generation Intel Core i5 - a solid mainstream processor you can find on a large number of mid-range laptops. Complementing it nicely is an AMD Radeon 7670M – a mainstream mid-range graphics card able to handle many of the modern games at low to medium settings. It also features 4GB of DDR3 RAM and 750GB of hard drive space; while the RAM is average, the hard drive is a tad bigger than the average size for mid-range laptops.
Overall this is a great buy if you’re looking for a mid-range all-rounder with gaming capacity, for the price of a basic laptop.
See a summary of the specs below:
PROCESSOR - The laptop's engine
The Toshiba Satellite L850 PSKDLA-0CC00R features a 2nd Gen Intel Core i5-2450M, quite a solid mid-ranged processor for a budget all-rounder,
GRAPHICS - Control what you see displayed on the screen
It comes with a dedicated graphics card called the AMD Radeon HD 7670 with 1GB memory. It's a reasonably powerful mid-range component and will be able to handle most 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 a good size, it's able to hold a decent amount of media content along with all your documents.
The Toshiba Satellite L850 PSKDLA-0CC00R sports a 15.6in (1,366 x 768 resolution) screen. The resolution is average for the screen size.
The Toshiba Satellite L850 PSKDLA-0CC00R is a full-sized laptop. Weighing 2.3kg, it is less portable than average, but it's to be expected for an allrounder 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.