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Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A

Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Aug 2014
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14 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Laptops of a similar type and age to the Satellite Pro A50-A have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Satellite Pro A50-A has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Satellite Pro A50-A.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

The average PCI Express slot version of laptops that were released around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A is 2.2. With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the Satellite Pro A50-A has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Satellite Pro A50-A range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. The Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Satellite Pro A50-A has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Satellite Pro A50-A supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of this spec and age.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A, the Satellite Pro A50-A has a front camera.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.2 gigahertz, the Satellite Pro A50-A has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. The Satellite Pro A50-A has a fairly fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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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 were released 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 similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite Pro A50-A is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Satellite Pro A50-A is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite Pro A50-A have a full-size keyboard, however the Satellite Pro A50-A does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of this type 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.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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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 similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Satellite Pro A50-A is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The Satellite Pro A50-A has a quite low front camera resolution (only 0.9 megapixels) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A. Across all the notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP.

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Heavy

Notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg. At 2.6 kilograms, the Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A is fairly heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the XPS 15[pl_1449794_price] (2.6kg), or the Inspiron 15 7537[pl_2251818_price] (2.6kg) both from DELL.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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Thick

With a height of 34.9 millimeters, the Satellite Pro A50-A is one of the thicker portable PCs that came out more than two years ago amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite Pro A50-A the heights range from 2.4mm to 300mm.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A

Released Over Two Years Ago

Toshiba released the Satellite Pro A50-A over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Satellite Pro A50-A has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the Asus X75A[plb_2440533_price] (17.3").

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Satellite Pro A50-A has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. Most comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Satellite Pro A50-A has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the ThinkPad X1 Carbon[pl_2430283_price] (512GB), or the X1 Carbon[pl_2432329_price] (512GB) both from Lenovo.

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Average Internal Memory

The Satellite Pro A50-A has a fairly average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Toshiba Satellite C55-B[plb_2529941_price] (6GB).

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Average Battery Life

The Satellite Pro A50-A has a fairly standard battery life (6.3 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite Pro A50-A.

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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
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
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
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
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
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
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
VGA Port
ESATA/USB 2.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
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
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading 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
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers a50a10, a50a10v, toshiba 64, toshiba 64b, toshiba 5200, toshiba 4210, toshiba 64bi, toshiba 6200, toshiba 64bit, toshiba 6200u, toshiba 5200u, toshiba a50a1, toshiba 4210m, toshiba r50b14, toshiba a50a1e, toshiba r50b12, toshiba a50a1ej, toshiba p232724, toshiba r50b12u, toshiba p202493, toshiba r50b14f, toshiba p202493p, toshiba p232724p, toshiba intel4210, toshiba intel4210u
Barcodes 04051528102772

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2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
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1.3kg Lighter
Thinner
12 PCI Express Lanes (max)
4GB Bigger Internal Memory
Three Times Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
16GB Smaller Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Tecra Z40 vs Satellite Pro A50-A

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Toshiba Tecra Z40
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14"
Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 449.99
Eleven More PCI Express Lanes (max)
Lighter
14.5mm Thinner
Hugely Higher Front Camera Resolution
3x Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Smaller Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

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1.1MP Higher Front Camera Resolution
Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Vastly Smaller Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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