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Toshiba R50 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jun 2015
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Unlike many ultraportables, the Satellite Pro R50 features a built-in DVD SuperMulti Drive, capable of reading and writing the most popular disc formats. More
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Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Four SATA Connectors

The Toshiba R50 has more SATA connectors than most of the notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. Most of the portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the R50 only have between two and three SATA connectors, however this Toshiba laptop has four SATA connectors.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the R50 is 950MHz. The Toshiba R50 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,000 megahertz) amongst laptops of this age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba R50 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Toshiba notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the R50 is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Toshiba R50 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The best processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the R50 is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec, the Toshiba R50 has a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the HP 350[plb_2746651_price] which is cheaper.

It is worth also looking at other laptops which also have a front camera including the Z51-70[pl_3130411_price], or the Z51-70[pl_3176613_price] both from Lenovo.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Toshiba R50 is a two USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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14 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Toshiba R50 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the R50 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. The Toshiba R50 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the R50.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Toshiba R50 has one of the smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (only 1.74 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the R50 is 11GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba R50 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

It is worth also looking at other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the HP 350[plb_2746651_price].

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops of this spec and age. 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available including a cheaper laptop such as the Satellite C50-B[pl_2256586_price], or the Satellite Pro A50-C[pl_2962162_price] both from Toshiba or you might consider a better rated laptop such as the HP ProBook 650 G1[plb_2940400_price].

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Asus UX301LA[plb_3012206_price] (SSD and higher rated); or the Lenovo X250[plb_2899793_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the R50 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. The Toshiba R50 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.7 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

We compared all the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed laptops to this portable PC and we think the HP G4[plb_2905344_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire S3-391[plb_3007628_price] (1.9GHz), the HP 250 G4[plb_3099702_price] (1.9GHz), or the Lenovo G50-80[plb_3347289_price] (1.9GHz) which is also cheaper.

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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 typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Toshiba R50 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Laptops that are a similar age to the R50 have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 4GB internal memory laptops currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Satellite C50-B[pl_2256586_price], or the Satellite C50-B[pl_2319230_price] both from Toshiba.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Toshiba C55[plb_2942232_price] (6GB), or the HP EliteBook 840 G2[plb_2941676_price] (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba R50 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the R50 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth also looking at other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Asus UX301LA[plb_3012206_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Toshiba R50 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the R50 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Small Operating Shock

The Toshiba R50 has a fairly small operating shock (only 10 gravity) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The operating shocks of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the R50 range from 10G to 130G, and the average operating shock is 77G.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

Portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have operating vibrations of between 0.5G and 1.1G. At only 0.5 gravity, the Toshiba R50 has a quite small operating vibration compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the R50.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba R50

Released Over a Year Ago

This Toshiba notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Toshiba R50 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the R50.

We compared this laptop to all the other 15.6" portable PCs and we think the Toshiba Satellite C50-B[plb_2256586_price], and the HP 350[plb_2772828_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba R50 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs and we think a cheaper laptop such as the Toshiba Satellite C50-B[plb_2256586_price] or you might consider a better rated laptop such as the DELL Latitude 15[plb_2800157_price] are also worth considering.

If this Toshiba portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba C55[plb_2942232_price] (750GB), or the Asus X555LA[plb_2947788_price] (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

The Toshiba R50 has a relatively standard weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative 2.3kg heavy portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper laptops such as the 350[pl_2772828_price], or the 350[pl_2746651_price] both from HP or the Asus P550LAV[plb_2825857_price].

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Average Battery Life

At 7.5 hours, the Toshiba R50 has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

If this notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-C[plb_2962162_price] (8h and cheaper), or the Fujitsu LifeBook A555[plb_2999036_price] (8h and cheaper).

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Specification

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Processor Memory Clock Speed
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Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
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Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
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
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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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
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage 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
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
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Face Recognition
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
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Manual
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Operating Shock
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Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

(21)
8 February 2015

The Satellite Pro R50 is a competent business laptop with a good CPU and decent battery life, but other laptops offer more for the money...

2 February 2015

It's got good ergonomics, build quality and value, but the poor screen and mediocre specification hamper the R50's appeal...

2 February 2015

It's got good ergonomics, build quality and value, but the poor screen and mediocre specification hamper the R50's appeal...

21 November 2014

This jack-of-all-trades system is let down by an awful panel...

9 November 2014

Toshiba's latest Satellite Pro is designed as a do-it-all business machine, but it's mediocre in most departments, from its middling power and battery life to its dull design and poor screen....

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User Reviews

(16)
Reviewed 7 October 2015 by Sarka Nezvalova
(Verified Purchase)

Fast, nice, after one month any problem with... one star down for small quality of loudspeakers-maximum size is still quietly...

Reviewed 4 June 2015 by John Ledgewayled
(Verified Purchase)

Lap top very much up to date it is taking some getting used to against my old windows seven but I will get the hang of it.

Reviewed 1 June 2015 by Andrew
(Verified Purchase)

Just as expected! Thank you.

(Verified Purchase)

This computer arrived promptly and efficiently. It came downloaded with Windows 7 Professional but also had a CD to convert it to Windows 8.1. The laptop is thin and lithe, but whilst looking... Read more…

Reviewed 27 April 2015 by Mrs Catherine Gale
(Verified Purchase)

The computer is good but I hate windows 8. Takes longer than my last one to come on.

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers toshiba r50, toshiba r50b, toshiba i54210, toshiba i54210u, toshiba pssg0e023001, toshiba pssg0e023001e, toshiba pssg0e023001en
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