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Toshiba Satellite C50-A 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 2GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 2GB Feb 2014
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Toshiba Has Good Laptop Reviews

Based on 3,511 expert and owner reviews, Toshiba has good ratings for its laptops. Toshiba also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50-A. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 23GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Satellite C50-A has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite C50-A range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Satellite C50-A supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. This Toshiba laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that were launched 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.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

Across similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Satellite C50-A has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago. Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite C50-A 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 also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2253142_price] (17.3").

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Has a Front Camera

The Satellite C50-A has a front camera, as do 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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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50-A have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Toshiba Satellite C50-A which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. The Satellite C50-A has a quite big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C50-A.

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Six Battery Cells

The Toshiba Satellite C50-A is a six battery cell count notebook PC.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Satellite C50-A is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time 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

Most portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite C50-A have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Satellite C50-A which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C50-A is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the Satellite C50-A has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite C50-A.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of the Satellite C50-A of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite C50-A does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec laptops 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.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider 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 typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Toshiba Satellite C50-A is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite C50-A have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba Satellite C50-A does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C50-A also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of portable PCs that have been around for more than two years is 590GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB. The Toshiba Satellite C50-A has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Thick

At 33.32 millimeters, the Satellite C50-A is fairly thick compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Satellite C50-A. The average height of comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago is 27mm, and the heights range from 2.4mm to 300mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite C50-A

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Toshiba portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Satellite C50-A has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2746459_price] (2.5GHz).

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Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Satellite C50-A has a better processor family than most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family, whereas most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Satellite C50-A has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Satellite C50-A.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the DELL Latitude E5530[plb_1412904_price] (2.4kg).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Satellite C50-A has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite C50-A.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] (512GB and higher rated).

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Specification

Features
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Integrated 4G WiMAX
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Processor Operating Mode
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Bus Type
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Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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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 Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
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
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
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
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
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
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
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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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple c50, c50ai0016, apple c50a, apple i33120, apple i33120m

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