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Toshiba Satellite C50-A
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Toshiba Satellite C50-A 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.13GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 2.13GHz 4GB Aug 2014
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
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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11 Reasons For

Toshiba Laptops Have Good Reviews

Toshiba is one of the better rated portable PC manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Toshiba also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Quite Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 1.792 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A has a quite big on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The smallest on-board graphics adapter memory of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C50-A is 1.5GB, the biggest is 200GB, and the average on-board graphics adapter memory is 5.5GB.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 313 megahertz, the Satellite C50-A has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite C50-A has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite C50-A.

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Has a Front Camera

The Satellite C50-A has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C50-A.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Satellite C50-A is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Satellite C50-A have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Six Battery Cells

Most laptops of a similar type and age to the Satellite C50-A have between two and eight battery cells, including the Toshiba Satellite C50-A which has six battery cells.

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Quite Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 1,792 megabyte, the Satellite C50-A has a quite big on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite C50-A. The average on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite C50-A is 1.8GB, and the on-board graphics adapter memory range from 1.5GB to 3.9GB.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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25 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz. When compared to other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite C50-A that we have assessed the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 756 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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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 around for more than a year.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Satellite C50-A has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Satellite C50-A. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50-A is 17GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most laptops of this age and spec use two displays supported by on-board grap, including the Toshiba Satellite C50-A which uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Toshiba Satellite C50-A is a four PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite C50-A have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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

The Toshiba Satellite C50-A is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

Most laptops of a comparable type and age to the Satellite C50-A have between two and three SATA connectors, including the Satellite C50-A which has two SATA connectors.

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Quite Short Battery Life

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 24h. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite C50-A that we have checked, the battery life of the Satellite C50-A of only 3.3 hours is one of the shortest.

If this medium processor core notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo G50-70[plb_2680516_price] (4h).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. 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 portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Satellite C50-A has a better processor family than most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This portable PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The best processor family of all comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Heavy

The weights of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite C50-A range from 940g to 3.8kg. The Satellite C50-A is fairly heavy (2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Satellite C50-A.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite C50-A is 1,600MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 800MHz to 1,600MHz. The Satellite C50-A has a very slow memory clock speed (only 1,066 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C50-A.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

With a cache memory of only 1 megabyte, the Satellite C50-A's cache memory is one of the smallest amongst laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite C50-A. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite C50-A have cache memories of between 1MB and 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3.1MB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite C50-A the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB. The Satellite C50-A has one of the smaller processor caches (only 1 megabyte) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite C50-A have between two and three processor threads, including the Satellite C50-A which has two processor threads.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 19GB, and the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8,192 megabytes, the Satellite C50-A has one of the smaller maximum internal memories amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Slow Processor Front Side Bus

With a processor front side bus of only 1,066 megahertz, the Satellite C50-A has one of the slower processor front side bus amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The processor front side bus of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite C50-A range from 1,000MHz to 1,600MHz.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of this type and age, the Satellite C50-A does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum WiFi Data Rate

At only 150 megabits per second, the Satellite C50-A has a very slow maximum WiFi data rate compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C50-A. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite C50-A have maximum WiFi data rate of between 150 Mbit/s and 870 Mbit/s, and the average maximum WiFi data rate is 520 Mbit/s.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Satellite C50-A is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite C50-A is 1MP. With a front camera resolution of only 0.9 megapixels, the Satellite C50-A has one of the lower front camera resolutions amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the Satellite C50-A has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite C50-A is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite C50-A that we have checked the maximum turbo frequency of, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A's maximum turbo frequency of only 2.39 gigahertz is one of the slowest. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite C50-A the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on laptops of this age and spec.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite C50-A

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this Toshiba laptop was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.13 gigahertz, the Satellite C50-A has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite C50-A.

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Average Screen Size

The Satellite C50-A has a fairly average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the HP ProBook 470[plb_2348240_price] (17.3"), or the DELL Inspiron 17 5758[plb_2942103_price] (17.3").

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Satellite C50-A has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the ThinkPad W550[pl_2783796_price] (508GB), or the X250[pl_2899793_price] (512GB) both from Lenovo.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Satellite C50-A.

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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
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal 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 Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
DVD-RAM Write Speed
DVD+RW Write Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD+R Write Speed
DVD-RW Write Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD-R Write Speed
CD-RW Write Speed
CD-R Write Speed
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Processor Code
Execute Disable Bit
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

(1)
4 February 2008

Despite the A200?s average screen performance it?s a decent all-rounder and is well suited to digital music and video fans...

Decent all-round specification Good connections and media support
Screen performance and HD playback could be better Lack of customisable keys on keyboard

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c50a1j, c50a1l, c50a1jw, c50a1jm, c50a1lw, c50a1jt, c50a1jmn, toshiba c50a1, toshiba c50a1j, toshiba c50a1jm, toshiba pscjee00600, toshiba pscjee00600x, toshiba pscjee00600xg, toshiba pscjee00600xgr
Barcodes 00799632636069, 04051528111194, 04051528111255, 04051528111262, 04051528111279, 04051528111286, 04051528111293, 04051528111309, 04051528115307, 04051528115680, 04051528119077

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