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Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A 2 Core Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 4GB Apr 2014
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17 Reasons For

Good Brand

Medium processor core notebook PCs built by Toshiba have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Toshiba also has good reviews across its entire range.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite Pro C50-A have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite Pro C50-A.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite Pro C50-A is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Satellite Pro C50-A.

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Quite Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A has a fairly big on-board graphics adapter memory (1.739 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite Pro C50-A. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter memory capacity range from 0.12GB to 4GB.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Most comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. 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 across all laptops of a similar age and spec to the Satellite Pro C50-A.

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

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Quite Big Screen Size

The Satellite Pro C50-A has a fairly big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite Pro C50-A. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite Pro C50-A the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HP Pavilion 17 (£838.00) (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite Pro C50-A has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite Pro C50-A also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Satellite Pro C50-A has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Satellite Pro C50-A also have a front camera.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 520GB. The Satellite Pro C50-A has a quite big total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If this Toshiba notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (512GB and higher rated).

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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 of a comparable spec and age to it.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A is a two USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other laptops that came out more than two years ago have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Satellite Pro C50-A has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite Pro C50-A.

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Six Battery Cells

The Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A is a six battery cell count notebook PC.

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Quite Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 1,739 megabyte, the Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A has a quite big on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The on-board graphics adapter memory of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite Pro C50-A range from 120MB to 2.1GB, and the average on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.4GB.

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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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19 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most notebook PCs of this age and type have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Satellite Pro C50-A which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

Most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Satellite Pro C50-A which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Quite Short Battery Life

The average battery life of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite Pro C50-A is 24h. When compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed the battery life of, the Satellite Pro C50-A's battery life of only 3.5 hours is one of the shortest.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. 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 medium processor core notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at 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 typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Satellite Pro C50-A has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Satellite Pro C50-A. Across all the comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Satellite Pro C50-A the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A has a better processor family than most comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. This portable PC has an Intel Pentium processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all portable PCs of this age and type the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years have between two and three processor threads, including the Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A which has two processor threads.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The Satellite Pro C50-A has a quite small processor cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Satellite Pro C50-A. The smallest processor cache of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Satellite Pro C50-A is 0.51MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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Quite Slow Maximum WiFi Data Rate

When compared to other laptops of this age and type, the maximum WiFi data rate of the Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A of only 150 megabits per second is one of the slowest. The maximum WiFi data rate of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite Pro C50-A range from 150 Mbit/s to 870 Mbit/s, and the average maximum WiFi data rate is 340 Mbit/s.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most portable PCs of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A which has one USB 3.0 port.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The front camera resolutions of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite Pro C50-A range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. At only 0.9 megapixels, the Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A has a fairly low front camera resolution compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite Pro C50-A.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Satellite Pro C50-A has a quite small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) 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. The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite Pro C50-A is 590GB.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

Laptops that are a comparable age to the Satellite Pro C50-A have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A has a very slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Very Slow CD-RW Write Speed

The average CD-RW write speed of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years is 7.1x. At only 4 CD-speeds, the Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A has a quite slow CD-RW write speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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

Released Over Two Years Ago

Toshiba released the Satellite Pro C50-A over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Satellite Pro C50-A has a fairly standard processor clock speed (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite Pro C50-A.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo L440 (2.5GHz).

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Average Weight

The Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A has a fairly standard weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite Pro C50-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
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
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
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
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 Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
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
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
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c50a1m, c50a1e, c50a1mf, c50a1el, c50a1e1, c50a1l4, apple c50a1e1
Barcodes 04051528095623, 04051528095630, 04051528097191, 04051528099805, 04051528115062, 04051528121629, 04051528121636, 04051528121643

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