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Toshiba L50 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Dec 2013
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11 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Toshiba has good average reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the Toshiba L50 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the L50. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the L50 is 23GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

The PCI Express slot versions of notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 2 to 3. With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the Toshiba L50 has a quite new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the L50 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Toshiba L50 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the L50.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the L50 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. At 2.6 gigahertz, the Toshiba L50 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the L50.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba L50 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of this age and spec support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs that are a comparable age to the L50.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Toshiba L50 has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the L50 the screen sizes range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_2548954_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba L50 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of portable PCs of this age and type is 12GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba L50 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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8 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Toshiba L50 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the L50 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba L50 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the L50 do have a full-size keyboard.

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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 have been available 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.

If the storage medium of this Toshiba laptop is too bad for you then you might want to look at 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 on the market for more than two years.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba L50 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the L50 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Toshiba L50 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba L50

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Toshiba L50 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of this type and age. This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the Toshiba L50 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the L50.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Toshiba L50 has a pretty typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the L50.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba L50 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Asus X550CA[plb_2051508_price] (6GB), or the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2706073_price] (6GB).

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Specification

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Processor Memory Channel
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Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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 Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
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 ID
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
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Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
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
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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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
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery
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Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Manual
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Intel Visual Technology

2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(28)
3 August 2015

We must say that this is one of the most well-balanced notebooks in this class. It features an overall appealing design with small negligible irregularities which are common for budget notebooks....

Overall appealing design with thin and light chassis
Great keybard and touchpad performance
Quality IPS Full HD panel
Better allaround hardware than most competitors
Impractical port placement and heat dispersing grill
Mediocrebattery life
The CPU reaches dangerously high temperatures under heavy load
19 December 2014

The Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD offers very good application performance and can render many computer games fluidly -- though not current titles. This isn't a computer for serious gamers. The...

24 October 2014

Put the Toshiba Satellite L50-B in a retail store among other laptops and it is likely to be overlooked by most window shoppers.After all, while slim for a 15.6-inch laptop, it does not look... Read more…

3 October 2014

This Toshiba machine initially impressed with good looks and a light, slim construction, but it falls behind the competition in key areas. Its Core i5 chip isn't as fast in applications or in...

2 October 2014

Toshiba's latest mid-range laptop gets off to a good start with a keen sense of style and a slim, light chassis, but the L50 misses the mark in a few key areas. Its Core i5 processor is competent...

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User Reviews

(183)
Reviewed 19 August 2015 by Jinxie
Jinxie would recommend the Toshiba Satellite L50-B

I've bought this laptop a few weeks ago and so far I am very pleased with it. I use it for gaming, video editing and most commonly basic stuff such as Facebook and killing time online. No... Read more…

Reviewed 30 July 2015 by Bobins
Bobins would recommend the Toshiba Satellite L50-B

Good value for money Good design and shape Like the external features so easy to handle Got nice storage for ordinary use Good battery life It is giving what is said in the description...

Reviewed 28 July 2015 by Gary
Gary would recommend the Toshiba Satellite L50-A

Replacement for old laptop which started to fail and the design, colour, well everything about it is fantastic. Well priced and excellent for what I do on it and really does play my online game... Read more…

Reviewed 4 October 2015 by Margo 42
Margo 42 would recommend the Toshiba Satellite L50-C

Seriously needed a new laptop and got a friend who knew what I needed to help me chose my new Toshiba. We priced the model I wanted in a few well known stores and saved quite a lot of money by... Read more…

Reviewed 23 September 2015 by Alex
Alex would recommend the Toshiba Satellite L50-B

Its very easy to use...

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

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