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Toshiba Tecra R850-S8510

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The software

The Tecra R850-S8510 comes bundled with utility software such as Toshiba Face Recognition and Toshiba Hard Drive Impact Sensor. You can use the Face Recognition software for added security. The Toshiba Hard Drive Impact Sensor reports the health and status of the laptopís hard disk. It also comes bundled with trial software,including Microsoft Office Starter 2010 and Norton Internet Security 2011.

Toshiba Tecra R850-S8510 dock ports


Performance

Toshiba Tecra R850-S8510 The Tecra R850-S8510 comes with Windows 7. The operating system loads quickly, and the laptopís ample RAM helps programs open, operate, and shut down smoothly. Its large screen provides a colorful, vibrant display; the level of black is very deep, which makes the pictures more lifelike and crisp. The fingerprint reader works perfectly, so it is a good option for added security.

We installed Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Silent Hill Homecoming on the Tecra R850-S8510 to see how well it works while running graphically-demanding software. It performed well with Adobe Photoshop CS5. However, when running the game Silent Hill, we had to set its graphics setting to "low" to make it run properly. This laptop is not optimal for graphics-rich games. But if you are looking for a portable office, you can depend on it to get the job done.

Internet browsing was a delightful experience, thanks to the Tecra R850-S8510ís high-end wireless LAN with WiFi capability. The Bluetooth V3.0 provided high transfer speed and stable connection during web browsing.

The Tecra R850-S8510ís battery lasted seven hours while we tried various activities on it, including browsing the Internet, watching a movie, listening to music, and using different types of software.

Conclusion

The Tecra R850-S8510 is not as fast as some other recent models by Toshiba, but it is more reliable and secure than less expensive laptops on the market. It is a great choice for on-the-go use. The battery can last for over seven hours of continuous use, depending on the workload. This laptop is best suited for professionals who are seeking a dependable, reasonably fast, and secure machine for using at home, at the office, or on the road. HomeGear Lab gives Toshiba Tecra R850-S8510 a 4 Lights On rating.

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