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Toshiba Satellite C50-B
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Toshiba Satellite C50-B 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 6GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 6GB Jul 2014
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SLIM. POWERFUL. AFFORDABLE.If you re looking for a laptop that's slim, powerful and affordable, pick up a Satellite C50-B. This value-packed model provides reliable everyday computing performance... More
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Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Toshiba is one of the better rated laptop manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Toshiba also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Satellite C50-B the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.9GB. The Toshiba Satellite C50-B has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (2 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Satellite C50-B supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Most similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50-B.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

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

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB. With a total storage capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Satellite C50-B has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Asus X555LA (1TB).

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type, the Satellite C50-B has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

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

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Satellite C50-B has a very big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite C50-B. The maximum internal memory of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Satellite C50-B has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite C50-B range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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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 laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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17 Reasons Against

Only Two SATA III Connectors

Most comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite C50-B have between two and three SATA III connectors, including the Satellite C50-B which has two SATA III connectors.

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

Most laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Satellite C50-B have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Satellite C50-B 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

When compared to other portable PCs of this age and spec that we have checked, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the Satellite C50-B of only 950 megahertz is one of the slowest. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite C50-B is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

The Toshiba Satellite C50-B is a two SATA connector laptop. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Satellite C50-B have between two and three SATA connectors.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Satellite C50-B has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite C50-B the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite C50-B the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite C50-B has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. 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 you are looking for a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of portable PCs of this type and age is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. The Satellite C50-B has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.7 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 17R (1.8GHz and higher rated), or the Lenovo IdeaPad U410 (1.8GHz and higher rated).

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Slow Maximum WiFi Data Rate

With a maximum WiFi data rate of only 150 megabits per second, the Satellite C50-B has one of the slower maximum WiFi data rate amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The slowest maximum WiFi data rate of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 150 Mbit/s, the fastest is 870 Mbit/s, and the average maximum WiFi data rate is 340 Mbit/s.

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Quite Slow DVD-RW Read Speed

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite C50-B the DVD-RW read speeds range from 6x to 8x. When compared to other portable PCs of this type and age that we have checked the DVD-RW read speed of, the Toshiba Satellite C50-B's DVD-RW read speed of only 6 CD-speeds is one of the slowest.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most portable PCs of this age and spec 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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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Satellite C50-B, the Satellite C50-B does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

At only 0.9 megapixels, the Satellite C50-B has a fairly low front camera resolution compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C50-B. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Satellite C50-B the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The Toshiba Satellite C50-B has a quite slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite C50-B. The average hard drive speed of laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C50-B is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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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 on the market for a similar time to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite C50-B

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Satellite C50-B has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Satellite C50-B.

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Toshiba Satellite C50-B has a better processor family than most notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most laptops of this type and age have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite C50-B has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Satellite C50-B.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude 15 E5550 (8GB).

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Satellite C50-B has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Satellite C50-B.

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Average Battery Life

At 6.25 hours, the Satellite C50-B has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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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
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
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 Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
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
DVD-RAM Write Speed
DVD-RAM Read Speed
DVD+RW Write Speed
DVD+RW Read Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD+R Write Speed
DVD+R Read Speed
DVD-RW Write Speed
DVD-RW Read Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD-R Write Speed
DVD-R Read Speed
CD-RW Write Speed
CD-RW Read Speed
CD-R Write Speed
CD-R Read Speed
CD Write Speed
CD Read Speed
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
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
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out 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
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft 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 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
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

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...

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c50b13, c50b14, c50b13r, c50b14c, toshiba 64, toshiba 64b, toshiba 64bi, toshiba ddr3, toshiba 64bit, toshiba ddr3l, toshiba i34005, toshiba c50b13, toshiba c50b13r, toshiba i34005u, toshiba psclue01100, toshiba psclue01100g, toshiba psclue01100gd, toshiba psclue01100gdu
Barcodes 04051528137774, 04051528147568, 04051528152197

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