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Toshiba Satellite Pro L50-A

Toshiba Satellite Pro L50-A 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Aug 2013
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Toshiba Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs Toshiba is one of the superior brands.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Satellite Pro L50-A the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB. The Satellite Pro L50-A has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite Pro L50-A.

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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 of this age and spec.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

The oldest PCI Express slot version of notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite Pro L50-A is 2, the newest is 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2. With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the Satellite Pro L50-A has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite Pro L50-A have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Satellite Pro L50-A has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite Pro L50-A.

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Quite Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

Laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite Pro L50-A have maximum graphics adapter memory capacity of between 0.38GB and 5.9GB. The Satellite Pro L50-A has one of the bigger maximum graphics adapter memory capacity (3.787 gigabytes) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of portable PCs that have been around for more than two years is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz. At 2.6 gigahertz, the Toshiba Satellite Pro L50-A has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the HP 2570p (£268.99) (2.7GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Satellite Pro L50-A supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago 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 portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Satellite Pro L50-A has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Satellite Pro L50-A has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Across all the laptops that were launched more than two years ago the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

The Toshiba Satellite Pro L50-A has one of the bigger maximum graphics adapter memory (3,787 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite Pro L50-A the maximum graphics adapter memory range from 380MB to 5.9GB.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Satellite Pro L50-A has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory (2,048 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Satellite Pro L50-A. The discrete graphics adapter memory of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Satellite Pro L50-A range from 510MB to 4.1GB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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12 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite Pro L50-A have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Toshiba Satellite Pro L50-A which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Very Short Battery Life

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Satellite Pro L50-A have battery lifes of between 2h and 4,400h. With a battery life of only 4 hours, the Satellite Pro L50-A has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite Pro L50-A.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite Pro L50-A have a full-size keyboard, however the Satellite Pro L50-A does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age 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 medium processor core notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might 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 typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Very Slow Maximum WiFi Data Rate

The Toshiba Satellite Pro L50-A has a quite slow maximum WiFi data rate (only 150 megabits per second) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite Pro L50-A. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite Pro L50-A have maximum WiFi data rate of between 150 Mbit/s and 870 Mbit/s.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba Satellite Pro L50-A does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Satellite Pro L50-A also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of laptops of this type and age is 0.3MP and the highest is 1,300MP. The Satellite Pro L50-A has one of the lower front camera resolutions (only 0.9 megapixels) amongst laptops of this age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Satellite Pro L50-A is a one USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Very Slow CD-RW Write Speed

The average CD-RW write speed of laptops that were launched more than two years ago is 7.1x, and the CD-RW write speeds range from 4x to 24x. At only 4 CD-speeds, the Satellite Pro L50-A has a fairly slow CD-RW write speed compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite Pro L50-A

Released Over Three Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over three years.

Average Screen Size

The Satellite Pro L50-A has a relatively standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite Pro L50-A.

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Satellite Pro L50-A has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the Satellite Pro L50-A has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite Pro L50-A.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Satellite Pro L50-A has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite Pro L50-A has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Satellite Pro L50-A.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Front Side Bus
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
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)
Stepping
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 Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
DVD-RAM Write Speed
DVD+RW Write Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD+R Write Speed
DVD-RW Write Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD-R Write Speed
CD-RW Write Speed
CD-R Write Speed
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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
Trial Software
Bundled Software
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
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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 Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
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
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers l50a12, l50a12q, toshiba 64, toshiba 64b, toshiba 5200, toshiba 4210, toshiba 64bi, toshiba 6200, toshiba 64bit, toshiba 6200u, toshiba 5200u, toshiba a50a1, toshiba 4210m, toshiba r50b14, toshiba a50a1e, toshiba r50b12, toshiba a50a1ej, toshiba p232724, toshiba r50b12u, toshiba p202493, toshiba r50b14f, toshiba p202493p, toshiba p232724p, toshiba intel4210, toshiba intel4210u
Barcodes 04051528076189

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