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Toshiba Tecra R850-S8510

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Toshiba Tecra R850-S8510

Review of the Toshiba Tecra R850-S8510 notebook

The Toshiba Tecra R850-S8510 is a laptop designed for business professionals looking for a portable workstation with a large screen. It features a 15.6-inch HD screen and a second-generation Intel Core i3 processor. The Tecra R850-S8510 is designed for fast, efficient use on the go. It allows easy access to the memory module and hard drive by unscrewing just one screw for each compartment.

Design and features

The TecraR850-S8510 is an elegantly designed laptop for professionals. The laptop case is built with hard, durable plastic. The lidís smooth finish gives it a sleek look. It features a built-in webcam above the middle of the screen.

The Tecra R850-S8510 has a VGA port, an HDMI port, a USB 3.0 port, and a card reader (reads SD card, memory sticks and more) on the left side. The card reader does not come with a cover. The right side of the Tecra R850-S8510 has two additional USB 2.0 ports, one E-SATA USB port, the optical drive, and a Gigabit Ethernet port. The back part of the laptop has no ports or vents.

Toshiba Tecra R850-S8510 left panel ports


The Tecra R850-S8510 is a dockable laptop, which is handy if you need additional USB slots or other ports. The laptopís docking port is on its bottom surface. Docking and undocking is very easy. You simply pull a lever on the right side of the dock to unlock the laptop from the dock. The dock itself features one serial port for legacy support, one VGA port, two USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports, one Gigabit Ethernet port, audio jacks, a display port, an HDMI port, and the power-in port.

Test drive

The Tecra R850-S8510 does not shake or bounce when you type on the keyboard. It feels durable and sturdy during use. The keyboardís keys are soft and do not make any irritating noise during use. The keyboard is much quieter than most other laptop keyboards. Toshiba incorporated a 10-key numeric pad with the full keyboard, which is perfect for the people in the financial industry or anyone who works with numbers. The keyboard also features a trackball in the middle for ease of use without a mouse. The laptopís touchpad incorporates a fingerprint reader, which can protect your laptop from unauthorized use.

Toshiba Tecra R850-S8510 right panel ports


The hardware

The Tecra R850-S8510 contains a second-generation Intel Core i3-2310 mobile processor. It features Intel HD graphics with a 64MB dedicated graphics card. The built-in graphics card is able to share up to 1287MB of memory. It comes with a 3GB DDR3 1333MHz memory and a 320GB hard drive with 7200 rpm.

Toshiba Tecra R850-S8510 dockable laptop


The Tecra R850-S8510 features a 15.6-inch HD display. This generously sized screen lets you enjoy 720p HD videos. You can also use this laptop to watch full HD video content on a bigger monitor by using its HDMI output port. The Tecra R850-S8510 sports a wireless LAN Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230. The wireless LAN is WiFi capable and works for 802.11a/g/n. It also features Bluetooth V3.0 and Intel 82579V Gigabit LAN connection.

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