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Toshiba Satellite C50-A

Toshiba Satellite C50-A 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Jan 2014
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Toshiba Has Good Portable PC Reviews

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

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. The Satellite C50-A has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Satellite C50-A has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite C50-A. This portable PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC compared to most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50-A which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3. The Satellite C50-A has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions (3) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The Satellite C50-A has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,150 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum graphics adapter memory of 1.792 gigabytes, the Satellite C50-A has one of the bigger maximum graphics adapter memory capacity amongst laptops of this age. The maximum graphics adapter memory capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 0.38GB to 5.9GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 1.9GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Satellite C50-A supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of a similar age and type to it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on laptops of this age and type.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The Toshiba Satellite C50-A has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Satellite C50-A. The screen sizes of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite C50-A range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2515489_price] (17.3").

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The Satellite C50-A has a fairly big total storage capacity (750 gigabytes) 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. The total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the HP ENVY 15[plb_2142908_price] (1TB), the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2569084_price] (1TB), or the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2523550_price] (1TB).

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Has a Front Camera

The Satellite C50-A has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago also have a front camera.

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Fairly Fast DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

The Satellite C50-A has a fairly fast DVD-R double layer read speed (8 CD-speeds) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C50-A. The average DVD-R double layer read speed of portable PCs of this spec and age is 6.6x, and the DVD-R double layer read speeds range from 4x to 8x.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of laptops of a comparable type and age to the Satellite C50-A is 25GB, and the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the Satellite C50-A has one of the bigger maximum internal memories amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Fairly Fast DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

With a DVD+R double layer read speed of 8 CD-speeds, the Satellite C50-A has one of the faster DVD+R double layer read speeds amongst notebook PCs of this age. The DVD+R double layer read speeds of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Satellite C50-A range from 4x to 8x.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Satellite C50-A has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite C50-A. Laptops of this age and spec have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

At 1,792 megabyte, the Satellite C50-A has a fairly big maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Satellite C50-A. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum graphics adapter memory range from 380MB to 5.9GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 2GB.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 750 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Satellite C50-A. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Satellite C50-A the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Short Battery Life

At only 4.3 hours, the Satellite C50-A has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Satellite C50-A. Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life that might be worth looking at include the HP Pavilion 15 TouchSmart[plb_2418547_price] (4.45h).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Satellite C50-A does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years which 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 portable PCs of a similar spec and age 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 look at 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 notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Satellite C50-A range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Satellite C50-A has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite C50-A.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite C50-A, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite C50-A have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP. With a front camera resolution of only 0.9 megapixels, the Satellite C50-A has a quite low front camera resolution compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Toshiba Satellite C50-A is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A has a very slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C50-A. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Satellite C50-A the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Very Slow CD-RW Write Speed

At only 4 CD-speeds, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A has a quite slow CD-RW write speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite C50-A have CD-RW write speeds of between 4x and 24x.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite C50-A

Released Over Three Years Ago

Toshiba released the Satellite C50-A over three years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.5 gigahertz, the Satellite C50-A has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If this Toshiba portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo T440p[plb_3682866_price] (2.6GHz).

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Satellite C50-A has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Satellite C50-A.

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Specification

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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
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Expert Reviews

(3)
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
31 January 2015

It's far from perfect, but this notebook makes a solid case for itself as a budget offering, despite portability and battery life issues...

Relatively good performance
Cheap
Plenty of storage space
No optical drive
It's a hefty machine
Disappointing battery life
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

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 11 January 2015 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

I followed a recommendation by which? and am very happy with my new laptop...

D-link has made me very happy This DWA 192 is very stable, and has increased my mps to 546 from 326. In 3 min. it was set up and completely running. My Router is a ASUS A 1900 RT-A 68U. I had Netis 3.
This adapter is very stable, has good signal strength and a good data rate. Works well in various areas of the house
Round like a sphere, or an orb
I am running this with my Mac Mini. Downloaded and installed software, and I was up and running in no time. I am connecting at
Anywhere between 867 and 1167 Mbps, so no complaints there, before 867 was as fast as it would connect. So far, I am impressed No drops, faster, no issues
I did have some initial issues with the setup on one of my computers. After some troubleshooting, I figured out that it was the USB 3.0 controller driver for the motherboard that was causing the issue
No windows 10 support or OS even listed on dlink web site
Drivers will not install even when "Trouble shoot" and test is done with windows 8 7, and the dreaded vista
So here I sits and feel like I just got the short end of the shaft on this deal
Not much to say about the AC 1900 super usb 3 if it will not work according to directions

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c50a1k, c50a1kf, c50a1kd
Barcodes 04051528110654, 04051528110661, 04051528114461, 04051528114478

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