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Toshiba Satellite C50-A 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Dec 2013
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Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

We calculated the average ratings for all Toshiba portable PCs and also specifically for Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Toshiba had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite C50-A is 23GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Satellite C50-A has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst laptops of this age.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Satellite C50-A only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Satellite C50-A has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

The average PCI Express slot version of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite C50-A is 2.2. At 3, the Satellite C50-A has a very new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C50-A.

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Fairly Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The on-board graphics adapter memory capacity of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Satellite C50-A range from 0.12GB to 4GB, and the average on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.4GB. At 1.792 gigabytes, the Satellite C50-A has a quite big on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite C50-A.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50-A have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

Laptops of this spec and age have maximum graphics adapter memory capacity of between 0.38GB and 5.9GB. With a maximum graphics adapter memory of 1.792 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A has a quite big maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite C50-A.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the Satellite C50-A has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the Fujitsu LifeBook A544 (2.6GHz).

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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 notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C50-A.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite C50-A. The average screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 15", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the HP Pavilion 17 (£838.00) (17.3").

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16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This notebook PC has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite C50-A has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Satellite C50-A also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite C50-A, the Toshiba 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Satellite C50-A has one of the bigger maximum internal memories (32,768 megabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory of laptops of this age and spec is 25GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Satellite C50-A has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs of this age and type is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At 16 gigabytes, the Satellite C50-A has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Six Battery Cells

Most laptops of this age and type have between one and eight battery cells, including the Toshiba Satellite C50-A which has six battery cells.

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Fairly Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite C50-A range from 120MB to 2.1GB, and the average on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.4GB. With an on-board graphics adapter memory of 1,792 megabyte, the Satellite C50-A has a quite big on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

At 1,792 megabyte, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A has a fairly big maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have maximum graphics adapter memory of between 380MB and 5.9GB.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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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 portable PCs of this type and age.

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17 Reasons Against

Very Short Battery Life

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Satellite C50-A the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h. With a battery life of only 4.5 hours, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A has one of the shorter battery lifes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If you would prefer a longer battery life then you might want to look at the DELL Vostro 14 5000 (4.6h).

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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 laptops that have been available for a similar 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 Toshiba notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C50-A is 5.3GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. The Satellite C50-A has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Satellite C50-A.

If this Toshiba laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the Asus R512CA (6GB).

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Quite Slow CD-RW Read Speed

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite C50-A have CD-RW read speeds of between 4x and 24x. When compared to other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Satellite C50-A that we have assessed the CD-RW read speed of, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A's CD-RW read speed of only 4 CD-speeds is one of the slowest.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Slow Maximum WiFi Data Rate

With a maximum WiFi data rate of 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 of a comparable age and type to the Satellite C50-A. Across all the laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite C50-A the maximum WiFi data rate range from 150 Mbit/s to 870 Mbit/s.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Satellite C50-A does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

With a display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter, the Satellite C50-A has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Satellite C50-A. The average display brightness of notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite C50-A is 240 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m².

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Satellite C50-A is 0.3MP and the highest is 1,300MP. The Satellite C50-A has one of the lower front camera resolutions (only 0.9 megapixels) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite C50-A have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Satellite C50-A which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 590GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite C50-A.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Slow DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

The slowest DVD-R double layer read speed of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Satellite C50-A is 4x, the fastest is 8x, and the average DVD-R double layer read speed is 6.6x. With a DVD-R double layer read speed of only 6 CD-speeds, the Satellite C50-A has a quite slow DVD-R double layer read speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite C50-A.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Satellite C50-A has a very slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50-A. The slowest hard drive speed of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Satellite C50-A is 4,200 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM.

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Quite Slow CD-RW Write Speed

With a CD-RW write speed of only 4 CD-speeds, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A has a quite slow CD-RW write speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The CD-RW write speeds of similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 4x to 24x, and the average CD-RW write speed is 7.1x.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite C50-A

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Toshiba released the Satellite C50-A.

Average Total Storage Capacity

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

If this Toshiba portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (512GB).

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Average Weight

The Toshiba Satellite C50-A has a relatively standard weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

Alternative 2.3kg heavy laptops currently available that you might want to look at include the Toshiba Satellite C50-A which has better reviews.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
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
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete 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 Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD-R Read Speed
CD-RW Read Speed
CD Read 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
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio 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 TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

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 c50a1k, c50a1l6, c50a441, c50a1m4, c50a1kv, c50a1m3, c50ax0011, toshiba c50a1m3, toshiba pscgke00m00, toshiba pscgke00m00g, toshiba pscgke00m00ge, toshiba pscgke00m00gen
Barcodes 04051528114508, 04051528114515, 04051528114546, 04051528114553, 04051528119763

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