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Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A

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

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Jul 2014
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
ALL-ROUND EFFICIENCYThe 39.6cm (15.6 ) Tecra A50-A laptop from Toshiba was made for business. And because it has a robust design as well as advanced productivity features, you know you're getting... More
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20 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings compared to other brands as do all portable PCs produced by Toshiba.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Satellite Pro A50-A has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Satellite Pro A50-A has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. This portable PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC compared to most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age 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 notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A has a quite new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the Satellite Pro A50-A has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the Satellite Pro A50-A has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite Pro A50-A. The average processor clock speed of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Satellite Pro A50-A supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs that are a similar age to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Satellite Pro A50-A.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite Pro A50-A has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Satellite Pro A50-A has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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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 portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Satellite Pro A50-A has a fairly big maximum internal memory (32,768 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A. Similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A have maximum internal memories of between 8.1GB and 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 25GB.

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Fairly Fast DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the DVD-R double layer read speeds range from 4x to 8x, and the average DVD-R double layer read speed is 6.6x. At 8 CD-speeds, the Satellite Pro A50-A has a quite fast DVD-R double layer read speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Satellite Pro A50-A. Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Satellite Pro A50-A the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite Pro A50-A is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. The Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.2 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Fast CD-RW Write Speed

At 16 CD-speeds, the Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A has a quite fast CD-RW write speed compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Satellite Pro A50-A. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite Pro A50-A have CD-RW write speeds of between 4x and 24x, and the average CD-RW write speed is 7.1x.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Satellite Pro A50-A has one of the biggest maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops of a comparable age and type to the Satellite Pro A50-A is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on portable PCs of this age and type.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Short Battery Life

The Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A has one of the shorter battery lifes (only 4 hours) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of this age and spec the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h.

If this Toshiba portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the Pavilion 15 TouchSmart (£449.00) (4.45h), or the 15 (4.5h) both from HP.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type 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 Toshiba laptop is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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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 laptops of this age and type.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Satellite Pro A50-A has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Satellite Pro A50-A. The smallest internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite Pro A50-A is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago, the Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A 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 notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite Pro A50-A. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Satellite Pro A50-A is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The lightest medium processor core notebook PC that was released around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Toshiba A50 (2.6kg).

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Thick

With a height of 34.9 millimeters, the Satellite Pro A50-A is one of the thicker laptops that have been on the market for more than two years amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The heights of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A range from 2.4mm to 300mm.

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3 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

The Satellite Pro A50-A has a relatively average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

We compared all the other 15.6" notebook PCs to this laptop and we think the Lenovo B590 (£362.73) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Satellite Pro A50-A has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite Pro A50-A.

We compared this laptop to all the other 500GB total storage capacity laptops and we think the DELL Vostro 3560 (£329.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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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
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
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
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
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
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

Expert Reviews

6 June 2014

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers toshiba a50a1, toshiba i54210, toshiba a50a1e, toshiba a50a1ej, toshiba p202493, toshiba i54210m, toshiba p202493p, toshiba pt644e08j02, toshiba pt644e08j02t, toshiba pt644e08j02te, toshiba pt644e08j02ten
Barcodes 04051528143522, 04051528154467

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