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Toshiba Satellite L50D-B
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Toshiba Satellite L50D-B 2 Core AMD E 1.35GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 AMD E 1.35GHz 6GB Oct 2014
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
Satellite L50-BSTAY ENTERTAINED ANYWHEREWhatever you re into, the super-slim Satellite L50-B series laptop has everything to keep you entertained. Measuring just 23mm thin*, and weighing from just... More
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Toshiba Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Based on 3,511 user and expert reviews, Toshiba has good reviews for its laptops. Toshiba also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs compared to other brands.

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The Satellite L50D-B has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs of this spec and age is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo IdeaPad U410[plb_2650433_price] (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Front Camera

The Satellite L50D-B has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Satellite L50D-B.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Satellite L50D-B has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite L50D-B. Laptops of a comparable type and age to the Satellite L50D-B have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Satellite L50D-B does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite L50D-B do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of this spec and age. 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 portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Satellite L50D-B is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.35 gigahertz, the Toshiba Satellite L50D-B has a very slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo M30-70[plb_2558008_price] (1.4GHz), or the Asus P550CA[plb_2611468_price] (1.4GHz).

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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 the most commonly found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only AMD E Processor Family

The Satellite L50D-B has an AMD E processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The best processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

When compared to other laptops of a similar age and type to the Satellite L50D-B that we have checked, the Satellite L50D-B's processor cache of only 1 megabyte is one of the smallest. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite L50D-B have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops 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 L50D-B has one of the slower maximum WiFi data rate amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Satellite L50D-B have maximum WiFi data rate of between 150 Mbit/s and 870 Mbit/s.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Satellite L50D-B, the Toshiba Satellite L50D-B does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The Satellite L50D-B has a better processor cache level than most notebook PCs of this age and type. This Toshiba laptop has a L2 processor cache, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it have a L3 processor cache.

A L2 processor cache is actually the worst processor cache level amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

A L3 processor cache is the best processor cache level across similar types of notebook PC.

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Quite Slow DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

The slowest DVD+R double layer read speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite L50D-B is 4x, the fastest is 8x, and the average DVD+R double layer read speed is 6.6x. At only 6 CD-speeds, the Toshiba Satellite L50D-B has a fairly slow DVD+R double layer read speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite L50D-B.

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Quite Slow DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

With a DVD-R double layer read speed of only 6 CD-speeds, the Satellite L50D-B has a quite slow DVD-R double layer read speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite L50D-B. The DVD-R double layer read speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite L50D-B range from 4x to 8x, and the average DVD-R double layer read speed is 6.6x.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

When compared to other portable PCs of this spec and age that we have checked, the hard drive speed of the Satellite L50D-B of only 5,400 revolutions per minute is one of the slowest. Portable PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite L50D-B have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM.

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Very Slow CD-RW Write Speed

The CD-RW write speeds of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Satellite L50D-B range from 4x to 24x. The Satellite L50D-B has a fairly slow CD-RW write speed (only 4 CD-speeds) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Satellite L50D-B.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite L50D-B

Released Over Two Years Ago

Toshiba released the Satellite L50D-B over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Satellite L50D-B has a relatively typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite L50D-B.

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the Satellite L50D-B has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite L50D-B.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the Toshiba Satellite L50D-B has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Average Battery Life

The Satellite L50D-B has a pretty standard battery life (6 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite L50D-B.

We compared all the other 6h battery life notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo B50[plb_2478103_price] is also worth considering.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
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
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Integrated TV Tuner
GPS Function
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

User Reviews

(2)
(Verified Purchase)

Incredible laptop.I've had my eye on this for a while because I wanted to upgrade from one Toshiba to another. The colours are rich and the screen quality is brilliant. Very clear sound from the... Read more…

Reviewed 16 March 2015 by Peter James Norman Newton
(Verified Purchase)

Nice laptop but the wireless card is obviously faulty...one bar on the signal strength...but the laptop being used right next to me has full signal strength. Have updated driver with no... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers toshiba l50db16, toshiba l50db16r, toshiba pskule04j002, toshiba pskule04h002, toshiba pskule04h002e, toshiba pskule04j002e, toshiba pskule04h002en, toshiba pskule04j002en
Barcodes 04051528163711, 04051528163728

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