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Toshiba Satellite C50-B 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jun 2014
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Toshiba Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We checked 3,511 expert and user reviews for Toshiba portable PCs and found that on average Toshiba has good reviews. We also found that Toshiba has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Satellite C50-B supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of this spec and age. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite C50-B has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Satellite C50-B.

We compared all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Asus PU551LA (£379.97), and the Lenovo G50-70 (£279.99) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Toshiba Satellite C50-B (£349.99).

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Satellite C50-B has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago also have a front camera.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a front camera which you might want to look at including the Toshiba Satellite C50-B (£349.99), the Acer Aspire E5-573 (£349.99), or the Lenovo E50-70 (£288.72).

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the Satellite C50-B which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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14 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook 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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Only Ten PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Satellite C50-B is a ten PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year 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-B is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite C50-B have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of a similar age and type to the Satellite C50-B is 100MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Satellite C50-B has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Recent Price Increase of £30.00

In the last 42 days the Satellite C50-B has increased in price by £30.00.

Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops that have been around 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.

Alternative portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might want to look at include the Lenovo Z510 which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (£310.00) (SSD and cheaper), or the HP EliteBook 820 (£624.40) (SSD and cheaper).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the Toshiba Satellite C50-B has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C50-B is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

There are a number of alternative 1.7GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the HP 15 (£409.99).

If this laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the HP 250 G4 (1.9GHz and cheaper), the Asus PU551LA (£379.97) (1.9GHz and cheaper), or the Lenovo G50-80 (£229.99) (1.9GHz and cheaper).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba Satellite C50-B does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at including the Acer Aspire E5 (£336.00), or the HP 15 (£409.99); or the Asus UX301LA.

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Very Slow Maximum WiFi Data Rate

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the maximum WiFi data rate range from 150 Mbit/s to 870 Mbit/s, and the average maximum WiFi data rate is 520 Mbit/s. The Satellite C50-B has one of the slower maximum WiFi data rate (only 150 megabits per second) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most comparable spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Satellite C50-B which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite C50-B has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite C50-B.

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Thick

The average height of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Satellite C50-B is 27mm, and the heights range from 11mm to 2,400mm. At 26.6 millimeters, the Satellite C50-B is quite thick compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50-B.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite C50-B

Released Over a Year Ago

Toshiba released the Satellite C50-B over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

The Satellite C50-B has a relatively standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

There are a number of other 15.6" notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP 15 (£409.99).

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire E5-772 (£316.00) (17.3" and cheaper), or the Lenovo Z70-80 (£321.00) (17.3" and cheaper).

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Toshiba Satellite C50-B has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most portable PCs of this age and type.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Satellite C50-B has a fairly standard total storage capacity (750 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 750GB total storage capacity portable PCs and we think the HP 15 (£409.99) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo G50-70 (£279.99) (1TB), or the Acer Aspire E5-573 (£280.00) (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Satellite C50-B has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Satellite C50-B.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Toshiba Satellite C50-B (£349.99) (2.2kg).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Satellite C50-B has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the HP 15 (£409.99) (6GB and cheaper), the Medion Akoya E6415 (6GB and cheaper), or the Toshiba C55 (£308.00) (6GB and cheaper).

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Average Battery Life

At 6.25 hours, the Toshiba Satellite C50-B has a relatively average battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

If this laptop battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the Aspire V3-331 (£420.00) (6.5h), or the Extensa EX2510 (7h) both from Acer or the Toshiba Satellite S50-B (£377.00) (6.5h).

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Specification

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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)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
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
Video
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
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
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
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Pre-Installed Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro 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 HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel ME Firmware Version
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
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Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
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AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
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Expert Reviews

16 October 2014

It's not going to turn any heads, but the C50-B-IIL provides a perfectly usable laptop at a very competitive price. Its performance, screen quality and battery life match those of other budget...

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 2 December 2015 by Gomesam
Gomesam would recommend the Toshiba Satellite C50-B

Easy to use, very light and fast. love it!

Reviewed 6 November 2015 by 1383clive
1383clive would recommend the Toshiba Satellite C50-B

Purchased as a replacement for a ageing but top of the range laptop for my Partner, We have found this does everything the Acer did plus runs some games better. Perfect for the person who wants a... Read more…

Reviewed 15 October 2015 by Naveed
Naveed would recommend the Toshiba Satellite C50-B

I like this laptop...

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c50b14, c50b18, c50b18g, c50b14f, c50b18gn, toshiba c50b14, toshiba c50b14f
Barcodes 04051528121766, 04051528137798, 04051528153262

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