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Toshiba R50 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Aug 2015
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The smart, thin and light 15.6 Satellite Pro R50 laptop is the proven reliable professional that's designed, built and tested to keep your business moving forwards. Busy execs can enjoy unplugged... More
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17 Reasons For

Excellent Owner Reviews

R50 owners on average rated this portable PC as exceptional. That puts this portable PC in the top 18% of all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

Reasonably Priced

Some Toshiba R50 owners who reviewed this laptop agreed that it was good value for money. Last year James Crawford mentioned in his review of the Toshiba R50 on Amazon “Good value, high quality”. Rogerc wrote on Amazon “Great for the price”. Rogerc also said “A great machine for the price, especially if you're looking for a true portable”.

One person who purchased it concluded that it was cheap. Expertreviews.co.uk said “The Toshiba Satellite Pro R50B is a budget business laptop in a rugged-feeling chassis”.

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Robust

Four Toshiba R50 reviewers who reviewed the Toshiba R50 agreed that it was well made. Big Norm wrote on Amazon “Well built - does the job”. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review “Feels well built”.

One person reckoned that the Toshiba R50 was strong and durable. Rogerc said “Robust, great keyboard compared to my previous laptop” in their review of this laptop.

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Toshiba Has Good Laptop Reviews

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

Good Product Quality

Several people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good quality. Sarka Nezvalova scored the product 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this laptop in December last year “One star down for small quality of loudspeakers-maximum size is still quietly”. Techradar.com mentioned on Techradar “It's got good ergonomics, build quality and value.” in their review.

Easy to Use

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the Toshiba R50 was easy to use. Rosie and Christopher Joules mentioned “This is a good product - easy to use and set up” and gave it a score of 5 stars. In December last year Snapperd said “Has easy to use brightness and volume controls” and scored the product very highly.

Nice Design

A number of Toshiba R50 reviewers who purchased it said that it was ergonomic. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on expert website Trusted Reviews “Instead aims to nail its business blueprint with solid performance, great ergonomics and good portability”.

One customer who reviewed the product wrote that it was a good design. S Thomas wrote in December last year “Design excellent battery life good love it”.

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Good Battery Life

Some Toshiba R50 reviewers who purchased the Toshiba R50 concluded that it had a good battery life. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk said last year “The Satellite Pro R50 is a competent business laptop with a good CPU and decent battery life.” in their review of the Toshiba R50.

Good Size

Some customers said in their reviews that the product was thin. S. Indra said on Amazon “The laptop is thin and lithe.” in their review. Expert website Notebookcheck.net mentioned “The customer gets a plain and slim office laptop that consumes” in their review of this laptop.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who reviewed it considered that it was quiet.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba R50 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs that have been around for more than a year. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the R50 the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Toshiba R50 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than most laptops that are a similar age to it. Most laptops of a comparable age and type to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the R50 is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year, the Toshiba R50 has a front camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus S200E, the HP Pavilion 15-ab040sa, or the DELL Latitude 3540.

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

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The Toshiba R50 has a fairly big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the R50 the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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12 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

This laptop has an average expert rating of 68 out of 100 based on seventeen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and notebookcheck.net.

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age have a full-size keyboard, however the Toshiba R50 does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Asus S200E, the Lenovo G50-45, or the HP Pavilion 15-ab040sa is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time 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.

Other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might also want to consider include the Asus S200E, the Acer Extensa EX2508, or the HP Probook 470 G2 which has better reviews.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo T540p (SSD), the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 (SSD), or the HP Elitebook Folio 1020 G1 (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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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 comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and spec, the Toshiba R50's maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The maximum internal memory of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the R50 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba R50 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the R50 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the Latitude 15 5000, or the Latitude 12 7000 both from DELL or the Asus S200E which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Small Operating Shock

The average operating shock of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the R50 is 77G. With an operating shock of only 10 gravity, the Toshiba R50 has a quite small operating shock compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the R50.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

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 were launched around the same time as the R50. Similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the R50 have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 2MP.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Toshiba R50 is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

The operating vibrations of laptops of a comparable age and type to the R50 range from 0.5G to 1.1G, and the average operating vibration is 0.67G. The Toshiba R50 has a fairly small operating vibration (only 0.5 gravity) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the R50.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba R50

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 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 on the market for more than a year.

There are a number of other 2.4GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including the Asus X751LN, the DELL Inspiron 15 5000, or the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 which has better reviews.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the UX303UB (£1,235.42) (2.5GHz), or the X555UB (2.5GHz) both from Asus or the Toshiba Z30 (£1,549.99) (2.6GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

The Toshiba R50 has a relatively standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the R50.

There are a number of other 15.6" notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including the E50-70, or the L540 both from Lenovo or the Asus PU551JH which has better reviews.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Aspire E5-772 (£316.00) (17.3"), or the Aspire E5-772 (17.3") both from Acer which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 750 gigabytes, the Toshiba R50 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the R50.

Alternative 750GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at include the Satellite C70D-B, or the Satellite C50-B both from Toshiba or the Asus X555LA which has better reviews.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the G50-80 (1TB), or the Z50-70 (£300.00) (1TB) both from Lenovo or the Acer Aspire E5-772 (£316.00) (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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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 a comparable age and spec to the R50.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2.3kg heavy portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude 15, the Toshiba R50 (£499.98), or the Asus X555LA.

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Average Battery Life

At 7.5 hours, the Toshiba R50 has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 7.5h battery life portable PCs and we think the R50, the R50 (£382.00), and the L50-C all from Toshiba which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook A555 (£284.00) (8h), or the Lenovo B50-70 (8h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba R50 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the R50.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the Asus S200E, the HP ProBook 11, or the Acer Aspire V3 which has better reviews.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C70-C (6GB and higher rated), the Asus X555LA (6GB and higher rated), or the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 (6GB and higher rated).

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Specification

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Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
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
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
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
Display Brightness
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
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
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
Combo Headphone/mic Port
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
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
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
Supported Instruction Set
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
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
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Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Face Recognition
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Operating Vibration
Operating Shock
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

(20)
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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