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Toshiba A50-A

Toshiba A50-A 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Apr 2015
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Toshiba Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked 3,511 expert and user reviews for Toshiba notebook PCs and found that on average Toshiba has good ratings. We also found that Toshiba has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Toshiba A50-A has a very big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the A50-A. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the A50-A is 8GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

At 3, the Toshiba A50-A has a very new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the A50-A. The oldest PCI Express slot version of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the A50-A is 2, the newest is 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.1.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

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

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Toshiba A50-A has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (400 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the A50-A range from 100MHz to 650MHz.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,150 megahertz, the Toshiba A50-A has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops that were launched around the same time as the A50-A is 950MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the Toshiba A50-A has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the A50-A. The processor clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the A50-A range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Toshiba A50[plb_2984407_price] (2.7GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba A50-A supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of this age and type. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Toshiba notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops that came out around the same time as the A50-A the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Toshiba A50-A has a better storage medium than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. This Toshiba notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all portable PCs of this spec and age.

Across similar types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Toshiba A50-A has a better processor family than most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it. This Toshiba notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most portable PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the A50-A the processor family ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba A50-A has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba A50-A has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the A50-A.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the A50-A range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz. At 3.2 gigahertz, the Toshiba A50-A has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the A50-A.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

Laptops that were released more than a year ago have maximum internal memories of between 8.1GB and 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 19GB. At 32,768 megabytes, the Toshiba A50-A has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.74 gigabytes, the Toshiba A50-A has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the A50-A. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the A50-A is 1.7GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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Quite Short Battery Life

The shortest battery life of laptops of a similar age and spec to the A50-A is 2.5h, the longest is 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h. When compared to other laptops of a comparable type and age to the A50-A, the battery life of the Toshiba A50-A of only 4 hours is one of the shortest.

If this notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba A50[plb_2984407_price] (4.5h) which also has a higher rating.

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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 frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba A50-A does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the A50-A also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the A50-A is 0.3MP, the highest is 2MP, and the average front camera resolution is 1MP. At only 0.9 megapixels, the Toshiba A50-A has a fairly low front camera resolution compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the A50-A.

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Heavy

The weights of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the A50-A range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Toshiba A50-A is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the A50-A.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Thick

At 34.9 millimeters, the Toshiba A50-A is very thick compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the A50-A. The thinnest medium processor core notebook PC that has been on the market for a comparable time to the A50-A is 11mm thick, the thickest is 2,400mm, and the average height is 27mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba A50-A

Released Over a Year Ago

This Toshiba laptop has been on the market for over a year.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Toshiba A50-A has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire E5-772[plb_2984402_price] (17.3"), or the Lenovo Z70-80[plb_3429896_price] (17.3").

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba A50-A has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the A50-A.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Toshiba A50-A has a relatively standard total storage capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the A50-A.

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Specification

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Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board 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
Optical Drive
DVD-RAM Write Speed
DVD+RW Write Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD+R Write Speed
DVD-RW Write Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD-R Write Speed
CD-RW Write Speed
CD-R Write Speed
Disc
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
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
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI 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
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video 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
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers a50a1g, a50a1gn, toshiba a50a1, toshiba a50a1g, toshiba a50a1gn, toshiba pt644e0g902, toshiba pt644e0g902x, toshiba pt644e0g902xi, toshiba pt644e0g902xit
Barcodes 04051528182743

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