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Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A

Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Nov 2014
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Toshiba Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We checked 3,511 user and expert reviews for Toshiba notebook PCs and found that on average Toshiba has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Toshiba has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Satellite Pro A50-A has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A. This Toshiba notebook PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop compared to most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite Pro A50-A which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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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 are a comparable age to it.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

The PCI Express slot versions of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2. The Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A has a fairly new PCI Express slot version (3) compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,150 megahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite Pro A50-A is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The processor clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude E6440 (2.7GHz) which is also higher rated.

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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 notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Satellite Pro A50-A.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

The Satellite Pro A50-A has an SSD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs of this type and age. Most laptops of a similar age and type to it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the X1 Carbon (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago, the Satellite Pro A50-A has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite Pro A50-A also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Fairly Fast DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

Notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite Pro A50-A have DVD+R double layer read speeds of between 4x and 8x, and the average DVD+R double layer read speed is 6.6x. At 8 CD-speeds, the Satellite Pro A50-A has a fairly fast DVD+R double layer read speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

The Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A has one of the faster DVD-R double layer read speeds (8 CD-speeds) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite Pro A50-A the DVD-R double layer read speeds range from 4x to 8x.

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Fairly Fast CD-RW Write Speed

The average CD-RW write speed of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Satellite Pro A50-A is 7.1x, and the CD-RW write speeds range from 4x to 24x. With a CD-RW write speed of 16 CD-speeds, the Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A has one of the faster CD-RW write speeds amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite Pro A50-A the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB. At only 128 gigabytes, the Satellite Pro A50-A has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite Pro A50-A.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (180GB).

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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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 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 on the market for around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A 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 front camera resolutions of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP. With a front camera resolution of only 0.9 megapixels, the Satellite Pro A50-A has one of the lower front camera resolutions amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Heavy

The Satellite Pro A50-A is one of the heavier portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Satellite Pro A50-A (2.6 kilograms) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The weights of notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15 7537 (2.6kg).

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite Pro A50-A have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the Satellite Pro A50-A which has 128 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, 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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Thick

The average height of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 27mm, and the heights range from 2.4mm to 300mm. At 34.9 millimeters, the Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A is fairly thick compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A.

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

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Satellite Pro A50-A has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Satellite Pro A50-A.

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Average Internal Memory

The Satellite Pro A50-A has a pretty standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

If this Toshiba portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite L50t (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Battery Life

At 6.5 hours, the Satellite Pro A50-A has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A.

If this Toshiba laptop battery life is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire E5 (£350.00) (7h).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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
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
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
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
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
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
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
ESATA/USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
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 Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
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 Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Toshiba Reliability Guarantee
Power Cord Included
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers a50a1e2, toshiba 64, toshiba 64b, toshiba 4210, toshiba 64bi, toshiba 4210u, toshiba 64bit, toshiba z50a18, toshiba p202490, toshiba z50a18m, toshiba p202490p
Barcodes 04051528158854

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