Optimum value for money
Overall: I am very satisfied with the Laptop. There was a surprise for me. I expected the video card to be Radeon 7610M, but i got a 7670M instead. Very happy.
The Windows (W7 HP) rating is 5.9 (lowest for the hard disk, since it is 5400rpm). Processor 7.6, RAM 7.8, Graphics and gaming graphics 6.8. What else do you need.
I trust toshiba and toshiba only. I have used model Satellite A300 extensively for four and half years, during my Masters till now. I have used various processor intensive programs, unlike games, like Numerical simulations with Matlab, Labview, Mathcad etc. Also i had ran Abaqus6.8, ProE and Pro Mechanica. The A300 is working even now flawlessly. Not a single issue. The only other laptop that can beat or stand next is Thinkpad or an Asus. Rest all are crap (HP, Dell, Samsung, Sony).
I found out that L850 is faster in running simulation when compared to HPZ400 WS, that i use at work. Awesome laptop. I recommend Toshiba to anybody, who wants reliability, life, ruggedness, and peace of mind. This laptop is also future proof to some extend. I am not a gamer, but i have seen the ratings for videocard, for popular 2012 games. The fps are good. 7670M is an entry level High graphics card, with very good openGL rating (CAD users will understand me, than gamers)
I paid by credit card. The expected delivery date was 10 days from purchase. But again to my surprise, the laptop got delivered in 4 working days (including saturday). Excellent service.