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Toshiba Satellite L50D-B

Toshiba Satellite L50D-B 4 Core AMD a 1.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 AMD a 1.5GHz 8GB May 2014
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
Whatever 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 2.2kg, you can take the L50-B anywhere.... More
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8 Reasons For

Good Brand

Toshiba has good average reviews for its many processor core portable PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other brands.

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite L50D-B have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 2TB. At 1,024 gigabyte, the Satellite L50D-B has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If this Toshiba notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 15 (£926.99) (1TB) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite L50D-B have internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Satellite L50D-B has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If this Toshiba laptop internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 (£375.00) (12GB).

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Satellite L50D-B, the Satellite L50D-B has a front camera.

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Light

With a weight of only 2.2 kilograms, the Toshiba Satellite L50D-B is one of the lighter laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite L50D-B amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average weight of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Satellite L50D-B is 2.5kg.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite L50D-B is 780GB. At 1,024 gigabyte, the Satellite L50D-B has a very big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Satellite L50D-B.

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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 commonly found WiFi standard on many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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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, unlike most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Satellite L50D-B which have a full-size keyboard.

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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Satellite L50D-B is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

When compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Satellite L50D-B, the processor clock speed of the Toshiba Satellite L50D-B of only 1.5 gigahertz is one of the slowest. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite L50D-B the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3GHz.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Microsoft Surface 3 (1.6GHz).

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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 many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Satellite L50D-B does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Small Processor Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the Satellite L50D-B has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The processor caches of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.8MB.

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Very Slow Maximum WiFi Data Rate

The maximum WiFi data rate of notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 150 Mbit/s to 870 Mbit/s. The Satellite L50D-B has one of the slower maximum WiFi data rate (only 150 megabits per second) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most portable PCs of this type and age have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Satellite L50D-B which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Toshiba Satellite L50D-B is a four battery cell count laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite L50D-B have between two and eight battery cells.

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Quite Slow DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

The slowest DVD+R double layer read speed of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite L50D-B is 4x and the fastest is 8x. At only 6 CD-speeds, the Satellite L50D-B has a fairly slow DVD+R double layer read speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

The average DVD-R double layer read speed of similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite L50D-B is 6.7x. At only 6 CD-speeds, the Satellite L50D-B has a quite slow DVD-R double layer read speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of laptops of a similar type and age to the Satellite L50D-B is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Satellite L50D-B has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite L50D-B.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Satellite L50D-B has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the HP Pavilion 17-e118dx (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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AMD a Processor Family

The Toshiba Satellite L50D-B has an AMD A processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it. Most portable PCs that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs that are a comparable 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.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 5.92 hours, the Satellite L50D-B has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Satellite L50D-B.

If this notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo B50-45 (6h).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Model
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
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board 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
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
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
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
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

Expert Reviews

(1)
20 March 2015

Endurant oui, mais qui sait garder la tête froide. Le dernier 15,6 pouces de Toshiba est alimenté par un processeur accéléré AMD APU. Le Satellite procure une bonne autonomie et une... Read more…

Barely heats up
Mostly quiet noise
Good battery life
Decent input devices
Faible chauffe
Dark screen
12month warranty only
Dalle sombre
Garantie de 12 mois seulement
Pantalla oscura

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 29 July 2015 by Bestie

Lovely colour,looks stylish.Very easy to start up, just charge & switch on but then you're left to your own devices, took me half an hour to find how to power it down.zero instructions.dozens of... Read more…

(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

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