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Toshiba Satellite P850-138

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 reviews of Toshiba Satellite P850-138. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the keyboard and design. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed comments about the portability. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and battery.

performance, usability, price, design, keyboard

screen, battery, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Satellite P850-138 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Toshiba Satellite P850-138

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Toshiba Satellite P850-138 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the image quality and screen are on the whole positive. The usability and price also get good comments, but many are critical about the keyboard and portability.

performance, price, usability, screen, image quality

portability, keyboard

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TOSHIBA Satellite P850-12X 12Z 15.6" Laptop Silver Intel® CoreTM i7-3610QM 8GB Ram 1TB HDD W7 HDMI Bluetooth v 4.0 WebCam USB 3.0 WiFi SD/MMC DVD HarmTOSHIBA Satellite P850-12X 12Z 15.6" Laptop Silver Intel® CoreTM i7-3610QM 8GB Ram 1TB HDD W7 HDMI Bluetooth v 4.0 WebCam USB 3.0 WiFi SD/MMC DVD Harm

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba Satellite P850-138

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Toshiba Satellite P850-138 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Views about the performance and portability are generally positive.

design, portability, performance

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Satellite P850-BT2G22 15.6" Laptop: Intel Quad Core i7-3610QM Processor 2.30GHz , 6GB ddr3 Memory, 640GB Hard Drive, 2GB Nvidia GT 630M dedicaToshiba Satellite P850-BT2G22 15.6" Laptop: Intel Quad Core i7-3610QM Processor 2.30GHz , 6GB ddr3 Memory, 640GB Hard Drive, 2GB Nvidia GT 630M dedica

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

Toshiba Satellite P850

 

The Toshiba Satellite P850 has everything you could want in a multimedia computer. It comes with 8GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive and a quad-core i7 CPU. It doesn't hurt that the screen features high-definition display, up to 720p. We were disappointed...

The base model comes standard with an Intel Core i7 processor

The integrated graphics card is weak and doesn't allow for much other than watching videos and viewing images

What the Satellite P850 lacks in graphics performance it makes up for with great overall specs.

Expert review by: Jeff Parsons (techradar.com)

Toshiba Satellite P850-138 review

 

Handles entertainment well, but usability suffers

Great performance ; Connectivity ; 8GB of RAM ; Good graphics power

Flex in keyboard ; Keyboard feels cramped ; Bloatware installed ; Chunky screen bezel

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: anonymous (productreview.com.au)

Not value for money!

 

Had repaired the motherboard caused by overheating for 400++MYR just because of running Adobe Photoshop. Cant even start off a game smoothly (Counter Strike Global Offensive). and also have to buy extra cooling pad for the laptop if going to use for...

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: R.O (productreview.com.au)

Best I have ever owned!!!

 

it is a LAP-TOP people cover the vent on the bottom of the computer with their leg ... then the fan cant get any air... computer overheats (so get a flat surface to put on your lap. But what i dont understand is the computer has a heat detector in it...

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: Billy B. (productreview.com.au)

Just poorly built

 

I've had this laptop for over a year and a half, thought I was getting a good deal with the I7, 8 gigs and GTE force graphics. Happy with performance other than a BIOS issue but the build quality is terrible. Like several others have mentioned, the...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Pel (productreview.com.au)

Worst laptop of all time. Don't buy Toshiba.

 

The screen hinges support is weak and cracks. This was my worst laptop ever. I expect more quality from this thousand dollar laptop. It's a common problem. The design definitely had compromised quality.

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: HillsTrojan (productreview.com.au)

Can't fault it.

 

This Laptop is the best Laptop I've owned, fast start up, great battery life and bright LCD screen. Love the backlit keyboard! I can't understand some of these other reviews!?! They must have dud laptops! Mine never overheats (who buys a laptop for...

May, 2015

Consumer review by: krazykhris875 (productreview.com.au)

Seriously unhappy, wish I could get a refund.

 

r I am extremely unhappy. Several months after the initial purchase I decided to use it with an external monitor. I setup Magic: The Gathering (2012) on the external monitor running in 1920x1080 (1080p), and a tv show running on the laptop's built in...

i7 3630QM quad core hyper threaded processor, dedicated Nvidia GeForce GT 630m graphics card, 8GB DDR3 RAM, Backlit Keyboard

Serious overheating problem, bad battery life, Webcam that has a very low fps and picture quality in anything but fairly well lit environments, graphics aren't nearly as powerful as I thought (although my expectations are not anyone's fault but mine).

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: a happy man (productreview.com.au)

does exactly what it should

 

I don't know what the other guys are talking about works perfectly even better than my mates alien ware laptop the toch pad is abit over sensitive I would recommend this product mine has a quite hard drive. The speakers are great I did find windows 8...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: alan (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite P850-138

 

good for games and fast processor for the price,

poor viewing angle

Mar, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:24-bit / HDA / SRS Premium Sound 3D / SRS PS 3D
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Audio system maximum sampling rate:192
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Harman Kardon

Battery

Battery Capacity:10.8
Battery life (max):4.5 / 5.5 / 6
Battery performance:10.8
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 800
Front camera resolution (numeric):1

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Aluminium / Aluminium, Black / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product type:Notebook

Disk Drive

Hard disk height:0.374

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display response rise/fall:16
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Pixel Pitch:0.00992 x 0.00992
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.95 / 4.74 / 6.32
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:4.095 / 6
Maximum Resolution:2.048 x 1.536 / 2048 x 1536
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000

Hard Drive

Hard disk height:0.374

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard key pitch:0.752
Keyboard key stroke:0.0591
Keyboard language:English / French / Spanish
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:102
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Clickpad / Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory expansion module sizes:1.024 / 2.048
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Fast Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u
Networking topology:Fast Ethernet
SIM card support: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Optical Drive

BD-R Dual Layer write speed:4
BD-R read speed:6
BD-R write speed:6
BD-RE read speed:6
BD-RE write speed:2
BD-ROM read speed:6
CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:10 / 4
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:10 / 4
CD/DVD drive buffer size:2
Disc types supported:BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, BD-ROM, CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW / CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:4 / 6 / 8
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4 / 6
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:8
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:4 / 6 / 8
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4 / 6
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray RW / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:24-bit / HDA / SRS Premium Sound 3D / SRS PS 3D
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Dimensions (WxDxH):15.2 x 9.94 x 1.09
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Diagonal (metric):15.6
Drive device, buffer size:8192
Ethernet interface type:Fast / Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
GSM module: No
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Internal video mode, resolution:1.366 x 768 / 1366 x 768
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless communication data transfer rate:4
Wireless communication version:4
Wireless Technology:Wireless LAN, Bluetooth

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.95 / 4.74 / 6.32
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:90
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):22 / 23 / 24 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:I3-2350M / I3-2370M / I5-3210M / I7-2670QM / I7-3610QM / I7-3630QM
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.3 / 3.4
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2350M / I3-2370M / I5-3210M / I7-2670QM / I7-3610QM / I7-3630QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket 988 / Socket G2
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D2 / E1 / J1 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 105 C / 85

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:53438 / 53442 / 53470 / 64899 / 65708 / 71459
Processor code:SR02S / SR0DN / SR0DP / SR0N0 / SR0UX
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
HDD recovery: Yes
Password protection:HDD, Supervisor, User / Supervisor, User
Password protection type:HDD, Supervisor, User / Supervisor, User

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office 2010\nAdobe Acrobat Reader \nNero\nCorel Home Office\nCorelDRAW Essentials 4\nSerif WebPlus X4\nSerif PhotoPlus X2\nABBYY PDF Transformer 3.0\nBalesio FILEminimizer Office
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security / McAfee Internet Security, Microsoft Word & Excel / Microsoft Office, McAfee Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MiniSD, MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1 / 1000 / 1024 / 500 / 640 / 750

Video

External video modes max. refresh rate:100
External video modes maximum refresh rate (non interlaced):100
External video modes non-interlaced resolution with max. refresh rate:1.920 x 1.200 / 1920 x 1200
External video modes refresh rate (max):100

Weight & Dimensions

AC adapter weight:13.1 / 19.5
CD/DVD weight:6.17
Depth:9.92
Height (front):1.09
Height (rear):1.24
Weight:5.42 / 5.86
Width:15.2