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Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Desktop killerJune 26, 2013
by Greg from West Des Moines, IA
Features: 5  out of 5 5 out of 5
Performance: 5 out of 5
Battery Life: 4 out of 5
Price–Value: 5 out of 5
Very pleased. I've always been a power desktop user (video) so I was wary of moving to a laptop but this baby can handle it in spades. Great design, very sharp screen, very fast. HK speakers are excellent - very rich sound for their size. Also love Windows 8 - a huge improvement over the very old and very outdated 7 and XP.
What is your level of technical expertise?   TechSavvy
How long have you been using this product?   One month to a year

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5
Great LaptopJune 3, 2013
by Poppop John from Mechanicsville, Maryland
Features: 3  out of 5 3 out of 5
Performance: 3 out of 5
Battery Life: 3 out of 5
Price–Value: 4 out of 5
This is my 5th Toshiba laptop purchased online. Bought this one for my grandson for school. Works great. Toshiba is a great product with a great support staff.
What is your level of technical expertise?   ProficientUser
How long have you been using this product?   One week to a month

Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5
Mixed ReactionsJune 7, 2013
by The Muffin from Manhattan, New York
Features: 3  out of 5 3 out of 5
Performance: 4 out of 5
Battery Life: 4 out of 5
Price–Value: 5 out of 5
Pre-installed with Windows 8, which blows. Linux can't be installed on it, except by disk. The speakers are awful. The other hardware is good for the price though. It tracks your usage and automatically sends the data to toshiba, but it can be disabled. I'm pretty satisfied with it's actual performance, windows 8 aside. The speakers can be remedied with headphones anyway.
What is your level of technical expertise?   TechSavvy
How long have you been using this product?   One month to a year

Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5
Hate Windows 8June 23, 2013
by Jason from Hayward, CA
Features: 3  out of 5 3 out of 5
Performance: 3 out of 5
Battery Life: 3 out of 5
Price–Value: 3 out of 5
Overall, I like this laptop. I plan to add more RAM. But, I hate Windows 8. I won't recommend any computer that has Windows 8 as its Operating System. It's a shame Toshiba doesn't offer a choice of operating systems. I seldom used this laptop with the battery preferring to use it plugged into an electrical outlet.
What is your level of technical expertise?   TechSavvy
How long have you been using this product?   One month to a year
Customer Rating Summary
Toshiba Satellite C850-ST3NX5 Laptop
Averages based on 4 customer reviews
Overall Rating: 3.8 out of 5
Features: 3.5 out of 5
Performance: 3.8 out of 5
Battery Life: 3.5 out of 5
Price–Value: 4.2 out of 5
3 of 4 (75%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.