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Toshiba A50

Toshiba A50 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Apr 2014
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Built for professionals, this 15.6 notebook boasts an impressive business class performance for faster, smarter and more efficient productivity.With its stunning 15.6 High Definition widescreen... More
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Toshiba Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Toshiba portable PCs and also specifically for Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Toshiba had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Toshiba A50 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 23GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the A50 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Toshiba A50 has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

The PCI Express slot versions of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 2 to 3. When compared to other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the A50, the PCI Express slot version of the Toshiba A50 of 3 is one of the newest.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the A50 range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The Toshiba A50 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,250 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the A50.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. The Toshiba A50 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.6 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

Other 2.6GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider include the HP Probook 450 (£549.41), or the Lenovo L540 (£674.86) which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the T440p (£665.28) (2.8GHz and cheaper), or the L540 (£668.30) (2.8GHz and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba A50 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of a similar spec and age to the A50.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of laptops that are a similar age to the A50 is 10" and the biggest is 18". The Toshiba A50 has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the A50.

We compared all the other 15.6" portable PCs to this laptop and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Inspiron 15 7537 (£629.00), and the Inspiron 15 3521 both from DELL is also worth considering.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 (£512.70) (17.3" and cheaper), or the HP Pavilion 17 (£549.97) (17.3" and cheaper).

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba A50 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec also have a front camera.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the Tecra A50 (£669.99), the A50 (£669.99), or the Tecra A50 all from Toshiba is also worth considering.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32,768 megabytes, the Toshiba A50 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the A50 is 25GB.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. The Toshiba A50 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the A50 range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz. The Toshiba A50 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency (3.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the A50.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Toshiba A50 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Toshiba A50 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the A50 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

At 67 watt-hours, the Toshiba A50 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Across all the notebook PCs that are a similar age to the A50 the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh.

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Six Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the A50 have between one and eight battery cells, including the Toshiba A50 which has six battery cells.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the A50 have battery capacities of between 3mAh and 30,000mAh. The Toshiba A50 has one of the bigger battery capacities (5,700 milliamperes * hour) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba A50 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the A50 do have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Tecra A50 (£669.99), the Tecra A50, or the Tecra A50 (£669.99) all from Toshiba.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

There are a number of other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might also want to look at including the DELL Inspiron 17R (£569.02) which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL XPS 13 (£792.00) (SSD), the Toshiba Tecra A50 (SSD), or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 (SSD).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba A50 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the A50.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP ProBook 650 G1 (£600.00) is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C55-B (£457.39) (6GB) which is also cheaper.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs of a similar type and age to the A50 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Toshiba A50 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth considering alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Lenovo ThinkPad T440.

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Quite Small Operating Shock

When compared to other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the A50 that we have checked, the operating shock of the Toshiba A50 of only 10 gravity is one of the smallest. The average operating shock of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 63G.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

At only 0.9 megapixels, the Toshiba A50 has a fairly low front camera resolution compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The lowest front camera resolution of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the A50 is 0.3MP and the highest is 1,300MP.

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Heavy

At 2.6 kilograms, the Toshiba A50 is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the A50. The lightest laptop that has been available for a similar time to the A50 is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.6kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including the DELL Inspiron 15 7537 (£629.00) which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Tecra A50 (£669.99) (2.6kg), or the A50 (£669.99) (2.6kg) both from Toshiba.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the A50 is 180GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba A50 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

The smallest operating vibration of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the A50 is 0.5G, the biggest is 110G, and the average operating vibration is 1.3G. The Toshiba A50 has a quite small operating vibration (only 0.5 gravity) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the A50.

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Thick

At 34.9 millimeters, the Toshiba A50 is quite thick compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The heights of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the A50 range from 2.4mm to 300mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba A50

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Toshiba released the A50.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba A50 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the A50.

If this Toshiba portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Inspiron 17 (£512.70) (750GB), or the Inspiron 15 (750GB) both from DELL or the HP ProBook 450 (£623.01) (750GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 7 hours, the Toshiba A50 has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the A50.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might want to consider the T440p (£665.28) (7.4h and cheaper), or the L440 (7.5h and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
ESATA/USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Operating Vibration
Operating Shock
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

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