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Toshiba R50 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 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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6 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba R50 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of this type and age. 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 portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs that have been available for more than a year is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the R50, the Toshiba R50 has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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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 comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the R50 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz. At only 900 megahertz, the Toshiba R50 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the R50.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year have a full-size keyboard, however the Toshiba R50 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and 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.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

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

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba R50 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. The smallest internal memory of portable PCs of this age and spec is 2GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Toshiba L75[plb_2976722_price] (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba R50 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the R50 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Operating Shock

Notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the R50 have operating shocks of between 10G and 130G. The Toshiba R50 has a quite small operating shock (only 10 gravity) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the R50.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 2MP. At only 0.9 megapixels, the Toshiba R50 has a fairly low front camera resolution compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the R50.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Toshiba R50 is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

The average operating vibration of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the R50 is 0.67G, and the operating vibrations range from 0.5G to 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 are a similar age to the R50.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba R50

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this Toshiba notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Toshiba R50 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Toshiba R50 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Z70-80[plb_3429896_price] (17.3").

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 750 gigabytes, the Toshiba R50 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Z50[plb_3009508_price] (1TB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Toshiba R50 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Average Battery Life

At 7.5 hours, the Toshiba R50 has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the R50.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might be worth looking at include the Z30[pl_2917671_price] (8h), or the Satellite Pro A50-C[pl_2962162_price] (8h) both from Toshiba or the Fujitsu LifeBook A555[plb_2999036_price] (8h).

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Specification

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Storage
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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
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Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
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Optical Drive
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Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Camera
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Front Camera
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4G
Bluetooth Version
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WiFi Standard
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Bluetooth
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USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
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Docking Connector
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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
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Processor Special Features
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Operating Vibration
Operating Shock
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RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

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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
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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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