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Toshiba Satellite C50-A
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Toshiba Satellite C50-A 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.5GHz 2GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.5GHz 2GB Aug 2013
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- Bluetooth 4.0 Long distance Transfer- Broad, Brilliant Viewing- HDMI Connectivity- High-Definition Web Camera- Tile Keyboard- Toshiba Audio Enhancement More
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Toshiba Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Medium processor core notebook PCs manufactured by Toshiba have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Toshiba also has good ratings across its entire range.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the Satellite C50-A has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Satellite C50-A. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Satellite C50-A has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency 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. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the Satellite C50-A has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst portable PCs of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of laptops of a similar type and age to the Satellite C50-A is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the Probook 650 F1P85ET[pl_2435729_price] (2.6GHz), or the ZBook[pl_2497294_price] (2.6GHz) both from HP or the Lenovo T440p[plb_3682866_price] (2.6GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba 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 notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Toshiba portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Satellite C50-A, the Satellite C50-A has a front camera.

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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 frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of this age and type.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Satellite C50-A has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Satellite C50-A is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Six Battery Cells

Most similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have between one and eight battery cells, including the Toshiba Satellite C50-A which has six battery cells.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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11 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C50-A have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Satellite C50-A which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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

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

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite C50-A the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A's internal memory is one of the smallest amongst similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Satellite C50-A.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite C50-A does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C50-A.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include 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 portable PCs of this age and type.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of this spec and age.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Satellite C50-A is a one USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Satellite C50-A have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50-A, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Thick

With a height of 33.32 millimeters, the Satellite C50-A is one of the thicker medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite C50-A amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite C50-A the heights range from 2.4mm to 300mm, and the average height is 27mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite C50-A

Released Over Three Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Satellite C50-A has a pretty average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C50-A.

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Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Satellite C50-A has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Satellite C50-A has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite C50-A.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at 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 standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50-A.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2843836_price] (512GB).

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Specification

Design
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Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
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 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 WiMAX
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi 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
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
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 Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Bag Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

Expert Reviews

(2)
31 July 2015

The popular sub-Rs 30,000 price band comprises a ton of laptops vying for your business. While some manufacturers mange to nail a good balance of price and performance, others tend to overreach on... Read more…

Affordable price
Gorgeous design
Decent battery life
Sturdy chassis, capable mid, range processor, good keyboard, very affordable
Sturdy chassis, capable midrange processor, good keyboard, very affordable
Chassis will scratch
Screen glare
Very heavy
Boring design, middling battery life, slow hard disk, terrible audio
Fast Ethernet only
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 c50ai0110, c50ai0012, c50ai0010, apple c50, apple c50a, apple i33120, apple i33120m

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Fifteen More PCI Express Lanes (max)
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500GB Bigger Hard Drive Capacity
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250MHz Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

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