Based on 3,511 expert and user reviews, Toshiba has good reviews for its laptops. Toshiba also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other brands.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.
Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite S50-B the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB. The Satellite S50-B has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The highest display resolution of the Satellite S50-B is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite S50-B.
The worst display resolution across similar types of notebook PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
The Satellite S50-B has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.4 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The processor clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.
If this Toshiba notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Asus UX303UB (2.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Satellite S50-B supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs of this type and age the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.
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Fairly Big Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the Satellite S50-B has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago. The internal memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite S50-B range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.
If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T450s (12GB).
SSD Storage Medium
The Satellite S50-B has an SSD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. Most portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.
An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium across all laptops of this type and age.
Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.
If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Elitebook 820 G2 (£750.00) (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2 (£778.63) (SSD) both from HP.
Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family
The Satellite S50-B has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago processor families range from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Satellite S50-B has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite S50-B.
Has a Front Camera
The Satellite S50-B has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Satellite S50-B also have a front camera.
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 this type and age.
L3 Processor Cache
This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
256 Solid-State Drive Capacity
The Satellite S50-B is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Satellite S50-B have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Satellite S50-B has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite S50-B. Across all the laptops that were launched around the same time as the Satellite S50-B the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.
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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Satellite S50-B does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Satellite S50-B also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
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Released Over a Year Ago
Toshiba released the Satellite S50-B over a year ago.
Average Screen Size
The Toshiba Satellite S50-B has a fairly average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Satellite S50-B.
Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 17 5758 (£439.00) (17.3").
At 2.1 kilograms, the Satellite S50-B has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite S50-B.
Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Acer Aspire ES1-411 (£149.99) (2.1kg).
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Average Battery Life
At 6.5 hours, the Toshiba Satellite S50-B has a relatively average battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite S50-B.
If you would prefer a laptop with a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Toshiba C40-C (6.75h).
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the Satellite S50-B has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.
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Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Adapter Power
SSD, Supervisor, User
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Quick Start Guide
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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Elegant and thin design
Ventilateur silencieux au repos
Elegance et finesse de son botier
Reflective display frame
Heats up under load
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