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Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A

Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.7GHz 4GB Jul 2014
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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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Toshiba Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We checked 3,511 user and expert reviews for Toshiba portable 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.

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB. When compared to other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite Pro A50-A that we have checked, the Satellite Pro A50-A's maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Satellite Pro A50-A is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the 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 around for around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A. The oldest PCI Express slot version of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2 and the newest is 3.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,250 megahertz, the Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of this type and age is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. The Satellite Pro A50-A has a quite fast processor clock speed (2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A.

If you would prefer a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the HP Probook 640 G1[plb_2628348_price] (2.8GHz), or the Lenovo L540[plb_2616364_price] (2.8GHz).

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop 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 across all laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite Pro A50-A.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on laptops of this type and age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite Pro A50-A has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite Pro A50-A.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite Pro A50-A.

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Very Fast DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

The slowest DVD-R double layer read speed of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Satellite Pro A50-A is 4x and the fastest is 8x. At 8 CD-speeds, the Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A has a very fast DVD-R double layer read speed compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

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

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Quite Fast DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

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 similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. The average DVD+R double layer read speed of comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A is 6.6x.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A has a fairly fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite Pro A50-A have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. At 3.4 gigahertz, the Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Fast CD-RW Write Speed

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 medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the CD-RW write speeds range from 4x to 24x, and the average CD-RW write speed is 7.1x.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A has one of the biggest maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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10 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. 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 you would prefer a laptop with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider 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 portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A has a quite small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A. The internal memory of portable PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite Pro A50-A range from 1GB to 16GB.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the Asus X75A[plb_2440533_price] (6GB).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Satellite Pro A50-A does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite Pro A50-A also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of only 0.9 megapixels, the Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A has a fairly low front camera resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite Pro A50-A. Similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP.

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Heavy

The average weight of notebook PCs of this type and age is 2.2kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. The Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A is quite heavy (2.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Thick

The Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A is one of the thicker medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite Pro A50-A (34.9 millimeters) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The heights of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A range from 2.4mm to 300mm, and the average height is 27mm.

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

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Toshiba laptop was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A has a fairly average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 15.6" laptops currently available including the Lenovo B590[plb_2211424_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Satellite Pro A50-A has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2843836_price] (512GB).

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Average Battery Life

At 6.5 hours, the Satellite Pro A50-A has a fairly typical battery life 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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Specification

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Memory Card
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Display
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Touch Sensitive Screen
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LED Backlight
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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Display Supported by On-Board Grap
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Optical Drive
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USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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Docking Connector
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S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
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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
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers a50a1d, a50a1dg, toshiba 64, toshiba 64b, toshiba 64bi, toshiba 4210, toshiba a50a1, toshiba 4210m, toshiba 64bit, toshiba a50a1e, toshiba p202493, toshiba a50a1ej, toshiba p202493p
Barcodes 04051528143638

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