Excerpt: The Toshiba Tecra R950 offers a 15.6-inch display with a native resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. There are options available for the display on this business laptop , and the resolution can be upgraded as high as 1600 x 900 pixels. The integrated stereo speakers are good, and the 2-megapixel webcam shoots quality HD footage. The inclusion of a 10-key number pad on this device is a nice touch. At 5.3 pounds, it's not light, but not too heavy, either.
Pros: This device has good connectivity options, and includes a 10-key number pad.
Cons: The available memory and storage on this business laptop is lacking.
Conclusion: If you are looking for a 15.6” notebook that’s very responsive for most tasks and good at gaming, the Toshiba Tecra R850-S8540 stands out with its fast CPU and strong GPU performance. As more and more notebooks come out with Intel’s Sandy Bridge architecture, the competition will get more exciting, but the Core i7-2620M processor will be future proof for a few years. The notebook looks professional and sleek with a bright screen and it’s reasonably slim and light.
Pros: Great CPU power and gaming experience, good battery life for a 15.6" laptop and looks slim and attractive (this ain't your grandma's Tecra!)., Pro: Great CPU power and gaming experience, good battery life for a 15.6” laptop and looks modern.
Cons: Keyboard lacks travel, no direct HDMI port., Con: Keyboard lacks travel, no direct HDMI port.
Excerpt: The Toshiba Tecra R850-10R is neither the fastest, cheapest nor most full-featured of business laptops. But it’s a good all-rounder for anyone that may be desk-bound most of the time but requires a system that can occasionally travel too.
Toshiba Tecra R850 review: A thin and light 15.6in business laptop with great battery life
Good Gear Guide.au
24 September 2011
Summary: The Toshiba Tecra R850 is thin, reasonably light and elegant. Considering it's a 15.6in business laptop that's no mean feat. It performed well in our performance and battery tests, it has good features and it's comfortable to use. But it's also overloaded with pre-installed software and it has a poor screen.
Pros: Elegant design, Thin and light for a 15.6in laptop, Great battery life
Cons: Lots of pre-loaded software, Poor screen, Long set up time
Summary: The Toshiba R850 offers good performance and is comfy to use, thanks to its excellent keyboard and anti-glare screen. The fact it also includes integrated mobile broadband helps to make it a pretty compelling option for those after a laptop to use on the go.
Pros: Great keyboard, Fast performance, Integrated mobile broadband, Professional looking design
Cons: HDMI port would be more useful than DisplayPort, Screen resolution is disappointingly low