Want top of the line specs in a laptop? The Toshiba Satellite P850 has desktop specs in a laptop setting. Its 15.6-inch HD display tops out at 1366×768 resolution (1920×1 080 on the 3D model), and is 27.7-31.4mm thick (29.8- 33.5mm thick on the 3D model), and weighs 2.5 kg (2.8kg on the 3D model). The Toshiba Satellite P850 is powered by an Intel Quad Core i7 CPU, up to 16GB of DDR3 RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce GT630M graphics card with 2GB ofVRAM (GT640M with 2GB VRAM on the 3D model). You’ll also have a DVD-RW or BDROM drive (BD-RW drive on the 3D model), 1TB of HDD space, and high quality sound with the Harman Kardon speakers. Both models also have four USB 3.0 ports (two with sleep-and-charge technology), Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI with 3D support, and WLAN. You can talk to your friends on Skype with a 2.0 mega pixel webcam (HDWeb Camera with Face Tracking on the 3D model). If you don’t like wearing 3D glasses, you don’t need to if you buy the 3D model. All Toshiba Smart Features, such as 2D/3D Conversion, Resolution+, PeakShift, ECO Utility, and PC Health Monitor are available on both models.
First published in Gadgets Magazine, June 2013