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Toshiba C50-A 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Aug 2013
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The Satellite C50 series offers great value and great quality for everyday computing and features a 39.6cm (15.6 ) display and textured matt black finish. Extensive connectivity options are... More
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19 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the C50-A the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Toshiba C50-A has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the C50-A the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3. At 3, the Toshiba C50-A has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the C50-A.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Toshiba C50-A has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the C50-A.

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Quite Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 1.771 gigabytes, the Toshiba C50-A has a quite big on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the C50-A. The average on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the C50-A is 1.4GB.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the C50-A range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. At 2.6 gigahertz, the Toshiba C50-A has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the C50-A.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the HP 8470p (2.7GHz), or the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 (2.7GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba C50-A supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. In addition, this Toshiba laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of a similar type and age to the C50-A.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba C50-A has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the C50-A, the Toshiba C50-A has a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the C50-A is 4,200 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Toshiba C50-A has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the C50-A.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Toshiba C50-A has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency (3.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the C50-A. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the C50-A have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Notebook PCs of this spec and age have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 4GB and 32GB. The Toshiba C50-A has a very big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With an on-board graphics adapter memory of 1,771 megabyte, the Toshiba C50-A has a fairly big on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the C50-A. The on-board graphics adapter memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the C50-A range from 120MB to 2.1GB, and the average on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.4GB.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, 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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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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14 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Toshiba C50-A is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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Quite Short Battery Life

The shortest battery life of laptops that have been around for more than two years is 2h, the longest is 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h. The Toshiba C50-A has one of the shorter battery lifes (only 3.5 hours) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

If this portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the G50-70 (4h), or the G50-70 (4h) both from Lenovo.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. 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.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Very Slow Maximum WiFi Data Rate

The Toshiba C50-A has a fairly slow maximum WiFi data rate (only 150 megabits per second) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the C50-A. Similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have maximum WiFi data rate of between 150 Mbit/s and 870 Mbit/s.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba C50-A does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the C50-A also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 28MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. The Toshiba C50-A has one of the lower front camera resolutions (only 0.9 megapixels) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Slow DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the DVD+R double layer read speeds range from 4x to 8x, and the average DVD+R double layer read speed is 6.6x. The Toshiba C50-A has a fairly slow DVD+R double layer read speed (only 6 CD-speeds) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

The Toshiba C50-A has one of the slower DVD-R double layer read speeds (only 6 CD-speeds) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average DVD-R double layer read speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the C50-A is 6.6x, and the DVD-R double layer read speeds range from 4x to 8x.

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Very Slow CD-RW Write Speed

The slowest CD-RW write speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 4x, the fastest is 24x, and the average CD-RW write speed is 7.1x. With a CD-RW write speed of only 4 CD-speeds, the Toshiba C50-A has one of the slower CD-RW write speeds amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Very Slow CD Rewrite Speed

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the C50-A the CD rewrite speeds range from 4x to 16x, and the average CD rewrite speed is 5.9x. The Toshiba C50-A has a quite slow CD rewrite speed (only 4 CD-speeds) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba C50-A

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Toshiba C50-A has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the HP Pavilion 17 (£838.00) (17.3").

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Toshiba C50-A has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Most similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba C50-A has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the C50-A.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (512GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

The Toshiba C50-A has a fairly typical weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the C50-A.

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Toshiba Satellite Pro L850 (2.3kg).

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Average Internal Memory

The Toshiba C50-A has a fairly average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Asus X550CA (£630.00) (6GB).

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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
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
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
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Maximum External Video Mode Refresh Rate
Non-Interlaced External Video Mode
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
DVD-RAM Write Speed
DVD-RAM Read Speed
DVD+RW Write Speed
DVD+RW Read Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD+R Write Speed
DVD+R Read Speed
DVD-RW Write Speed
DVD-RW Read Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD-R Write Speed
DVD-R Read Speed
CD-RW Write Speed
CD-RW Read Speed
CD-R Write Speed
CD-R Read Speed
CD Rewrite Speed
CD Write Speed
CD Read Speed
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
4G LTE
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
SIM Card
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Headphone Connection
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
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
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Integrated TV Tuner
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
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
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 Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
64-Bit Computing Architecture
Internal Modem
HD-Ready
Resolution of Internal Video Mode

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c50a1d, c50a1c, c50a1f4, c50a1dp, c50a1cc, c50a1e4, toshiba 64, toshiba 64b, toshiba 64bi, toshiba 6200, toshiba 5200, toshiba 4210, toshiba 6200u, toshiba 5200u, toshiba a50a1, toshiba 4210m, toshiba 64bit, toshiba a50a1e, toshiba r50b12, toshiba r50b14, toshiba p202493, toshiba r50b14f, toshiba a50a1ej, toshiba p232724, toshiba r50b12u, toshiba p232724p, toshiba p202493p, toshiba intel4210, toshiba intel4210u
Barcodes 04051528090246, 04051528091588, 04051528091601, 04051528095562, 04051528099782, 04051528108897

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