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Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.5GHz 6GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.5GHz 6GB Oct 2013
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Whatever the size and nature of your business, there's a Satellite Pro C50 for you. With a choice of Intel processors, memory sizes, internal and external graphics, you can create the ideal... More
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Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

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

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 23GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Satellite Pro C50-A has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.5 gigahertz, the Satellite Pro C50-A has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Satellite Pro C50-A. Laptops that were released around the same time as the Satellite Pro C50-A have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Satellite Pro C50-A supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Satellite Pro C50-A.

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

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Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Satellite Pro C50-A has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average screen size of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Satellite Pro C50-A is 15", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2515489_price] (17.3").

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to 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 comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of portable PCs of this type and age is 12GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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13 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Satellite Pro C50-A is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Very Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 4 hours, the Satellite Pro C50-A has one of the shorter battery lifes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The shortest battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 2h and the longest is 4,400h.

If this Toshiba portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to consider the HP Pavilion 15 TouchSmart[plb_2418547_price] (4.45h).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite Pro C50-A does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years 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 commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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 notebook PC is too bad for you then you might 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 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 around for a comparable time 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 frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Slow Maximum WiFi Data Rate

The average maximum WiFi data rate of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Satellite Pro C50-A is 340 Mbit/s, and the maximum WiFi data rate range from 150 Mbit/s to 870 Mbit/s. The Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A has a very slow maximum WiFi data rate (only 150 megabits per second) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite Pro C50-A.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Satellite Pro C50-A does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP. The Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A has one of the lower front camera resolutions (only 0.9 megapixels) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst laptops of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite Pro C50-A the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

Laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite Pro C50-A have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite Pro C50-A that we have assessed, the Satellite Pro C50-A's hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute is one of the slowest.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this medium processor core notebook PC was released.

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. Most laptops of this age and type have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Satellite Pro C50-A has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite Pro C50-A.

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

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Satellite Pro C50-A has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Asus X550CA[plb_1598959_price] (2.3kg).

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Average Internal Memory

The Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A has a relatively average internal memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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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
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
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)
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
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
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board 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
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
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
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
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 Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c50a1h, c50a1hp
Barcodes 04051528106299

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A Lot Higher Front Camera Resolution
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2 core Intel Core i3-3xxx 2.5GHz 6GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
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12 PCI Express Lanes (max)
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56% Longer Battery Life
56% Higher Front Camera Resolution
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Three More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
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