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Toshiba C50 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 2GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 2GB Mar 2014
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Good Brand

Based on 3,511 owner and expert reviews, Toshiba has good ratings for its laptops. Toshiba also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 650 megahertz, the Toshiba C50 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the C50. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba C50 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop'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 C50.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba C50 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on laptops of this type and age.

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14 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the C50 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Toshiba C50 which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Toshiba C50 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,000 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of this age and spec is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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Quite Short Battery Life

The shortest battery life of notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 2h and the longest is 4,400h. At only 3.5 hours, the Toshiba C50 has a very short battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the C50.

If this portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire E5-771[plb_2869536_price] (4h) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the C50 have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB. At only 2 gigabytes, the Toshiba C50 has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type have a full-size keyboard, however the Toshiba C50 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years. 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.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Slow Maximum WiFi Data Rate

With a maximum WiFi data rate of only 150 megabits per second, the Toshiba C50 has one of the slower maximum WiFi data rate amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The slowest maximum WiFi data rate of notebook PCs of this type and age is 150 Mbit/s, the fastest is 870 Mbit/s, and the average maximum WiFi data rate is 340 Mbit/s.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Toshiba C50 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba C50 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the C50 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the C50 is 28MP. With a front camera resolution of only 0.9 megapixels, the Toshiba C50 has a quite low front camera resolution compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Very Slow CD-RW Write Speed

At only 4 CD-speeds, the Toshiba C50 has a fairly slow CD-RW write speed compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the C50. Notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have CD-RW write speeds of between 4x and 24x.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba C50

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this Toshiba notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Toshiba C50 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the C50.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the HP ProBook 650 G1[plb_2949828_price] (2.5GHz), or the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2746459_price] (2.5GHz).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Toshiba C50 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the C50.

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Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Toshiba C50 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of this type and age. Most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba C50 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2843836_price] (512GB).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the Toshiba C50 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
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
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi 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 Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Security
Password Protection
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Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(24)
31 July 2015

The popular sub-Rs 30,000 price band comprises a ton of laptops vying for your business. While some manufacturers mange to nail a good balance of price and performance, others tend to overreach on... Read more…

Affordable price
Gorgeous design
Decent battery life
Sturdy chassis, capable mid, range processor, good keyboard, very affordable
Sturdy chassis, capable midrange processor, good keyboard, very affordable
Chassis will scratch
Screen glare
Very heavy
Boring design, middling battery life, slow hard disk, terrible audio
Fast Ethernet only
19 June 2015

The Satellite C won't wow you with any special powers, but if you're just trying to surf the web and write papers, this is a safe and affordable laptop...

31 January 2015

It's far from perfect, but this notebook makes a solid case for itself as a budget offering, despite portability and battery life issues...

Relatively good performance
Cheap
Plenty of storage space
No optical drive
It's a hefty machine
Disappointing battery life
22 December 2014

Toshiba's Tecra C50 isn't a blazing performer or multimedia ace, but its excellent keyboard, good Webcam, and affordable price tag make it a solid choice as a small-business laptop. Read More?...

Affordably priced
VGA port included
Excellent keyboard
Good Webcam
Affordable
Lackluster visuals and audio
Sluggish performance
Modest 1 366b 768 screen doesn't support touch
Somewhat slick keys
Short space bar
24 November 2014

The Toshiba Tecra C50-B1503 is a simple, business-focused laptop with good battery life, plenty of features, and a nice price...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 22 August 2014 by Sparkey
Sparkey would recommend the Toshiba Satellite C50-B

Very good value for money. Battery life is good lasting 5-6 hours per charge. Surprisingly fast performance that is as good as my last Hp laptop which cost twice as much . you will soon get used... Read more…

Reviewed 10 November 2013 by Hatir Ba Loon
(Verified Purchase)

I needed a replacement for my old Vista based Toshiba laptop and I wanted Windows 7. So in that respect this is fine. In summary, it's an acceptable replacement for my old laptop, but I don't feel... Read more…

Reviewed 9 October 2014 by Louise
Louise would recommend the Toshiba Satellite C50-B

There isn't much fuss needed with this laptop, it's easy to use and light weight...

Reviewed 30 September 2015 by Bocky22
Bocky22 would recommend the Toshiba Satellite C50-B

I wanted a new laptop as my old was slowing down terribly beyond repair. I spent ages looking for new laptops. I found on the Argos website but later I found out that they don't sell it any more.... Read more…

Reviewed 25 February 2015 by Baz1
Baz1 would recommend the Toshiba Satellite C50-B

I found the Toshiba laptop to with windows 8 to do everything and more that I needed. It's stylish lightweight and startup is very quick...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c50a491, apple c50, apple c50a, apple i33120, apple i33120m

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