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Toshiba Satellite M50-A 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Dec 2013
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The ultra-thin, stylish Satellite M50-A is light in weight - not features. At only 21.3mm and weighing just 2.2kg, this 39.6cm (15.6 ) silver aluminium laptop features an optional 10-point... More
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Toshiba Laptops Have Good Reviews

Toshiba is one of the better rated portable PC brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Toshiba also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite M50-A is 1.7GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.9GB. The Toshiba Satellite M50-A has a very big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Satellite M50-A supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of this age and spec. Most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Toshiba notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs of this spec and age.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Screen Size

Across all the laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite M50-A the screen sizes range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Satellite M50-A has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Front Camera

The Satellite M50-A has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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17 Reasons Against

Only Two SATA III Connectors

The Satellite M50-A is a two SATA III connector laptop.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Satellite M50-A has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 950 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Satellite M50-A. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

The Satellite M50-A is a two SATA connector laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite M50-A have between two and three SATA connectors.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Toshiba Satellite M50-A has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Satellite M50-A have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite M50-A does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago which have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops of a similar age and spec 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 portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the Satellite M50-A has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Satellite M50-A have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

If this Toshiba portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 14 3000 (1.8GHz).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite M50-A is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Satellite M50-A has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Satellite M50-A.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Satellite M50-A is a three battery cell count laptop.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite M50-A, the Satellite M50-A does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The Satellite M50-A has a fairly low front camera resolution (only 0.9 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Satellite M50-A. Portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Satellite M50-A is a one USB 2.0 port laptop.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the Satellite M50-A has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 180GB to 1.5TB.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Toshiba Satellite M50-A has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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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 portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite M50-A

Released Over Three Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over three years.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Satellite M50-A has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Most notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite M50-A has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Satellite M50-A.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (512GB).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the Satellite M50-A has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite M50-A.

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Average Battery Life

At 7.25 hours, the Satellite M50-A has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Satellite M50-A.

If this portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T440p (7.4h).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
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
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 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
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
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
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI 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
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi 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
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

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Product Identifiers

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Five USB 3.0 Ports
Three More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Newer by Nine Months
A Lot Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
4.3mm Thicker
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£ 385.66
Four SATA III Connectors
Two More SATA Connectors
Lighter
Newer by Six Months
Smaller Screen Size
0.26GB Smaller Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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