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Toshiba Tecra A50 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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ALL-ROUND EFFICIENCY The 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... More
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16 Reasons For

Good Brand

Toshiba has good average reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra A50 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Tecra A50 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than two years only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 2 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra A50. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Tecra A50 range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.9GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Tecra A50 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 around for more than two years. 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 portable PCs of this spec and age.

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

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Quite Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Tecra A50 is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15". The Tecra A50 has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_2548954_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Tecra A50 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has a front camera.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

When compared to other laptops of this type and age that we have assessed, the hard drive speed of the Tecra A50 of 7,200 revolutions per minute is one of the fastest. The slowest hard drive speed of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Tecra A50 is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Tecra A50 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Tecra A50 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. The Tecra A50 has a very big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Six Battery Cells

Most laptops of this age and spec have between one and eight battery cells, including the Toshiba Tecra A50 which has six battery cells.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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14 Reasons Against

Very Short Battery Life

Notebook PCs of this type and age have battery lifes of between 2h and 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h. With a battery life of only 4 hours, the Tecra A50 has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Tecra A50.

If this Toshiba notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C55-A[plb_2075509_price] (4.3h).

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the Tecra A50 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Laptops of this age and type have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2473900_price] (500GB).

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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 notebook PCs of this spec and age. 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 portable PC with a better storage medium 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 notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops of this age and type.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra A50 is 590GB. At only 320 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Tecra A50 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Tecra A50 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Tecra A50 is 0.3MP, the highest is 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP. The Toshiba Tecra A50 has a quite low front camera resolution (only 0.9 megapixels) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra A50.

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Heavy

At 2.6 kilograms, the Tecra A50 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Tecra A50. The average weight of laptops of this age and type is 2.2kg.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo G500[plb_1970446_price] (2.6kg).

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Quite Slow DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Tecra A50 the DVD+R double layer read speeds range from 4x to 8x. The Toshiba Tecra A50 has a fairly slow DVD+R double layer read speed (only 6 CD-speeds) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Tecra A50.

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Quite Slow DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

The Tecra A50 has a quite slow DVD-R double layer read speed (only 6 CD-speeds) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Tecra A50. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra A50 the DVD-R double layer read speeds range from 4x to 8x.

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Very Slow CD-RW Write Speed

The CD-RW write speeds of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 4x to 24x, and the average CD-RW write speed is 7.1x. The Toshiba Tecra A50 has a fairly slow CD-RW write speed (only 4 CD-speeds) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Tecra A50.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, 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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Thick

With a height of 34.9 millimeters, the Toshiba Tecra A50 is one of the thicker medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Tecra A50 the heights range from 2.4mm to 300mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra A50

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Tecra A50.

If this Toshiba portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba A50[plb_2247380_price] (2.5GHz).

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Tecra A50 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Tecra A50.

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Specification

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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
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Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
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Maximum Resolution
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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
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Execute Disable Bit
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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Power Cord Included
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Expert Reviews

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19 December 2015

The Toshiba Tecra A50-C is a fit for on-the-go businesspersons who need a solid laptop with an Ethernet jack, optical drive and VGA port. Power users, however, will find it lacking...

Solidly constructed
Diverse array of ports
Well, balanced
Wellbalanced
Small and quiet system fan, quiet keyboard
Awful display
Spongy keys
Poor multi, touch support
Poor multitouch support
Weak outer lid, very inaccurate colors without calibration, low contrast, display backlight could be brighter, no mSATA or M.2 options, small touchpad, no TrackPoint, no keyboard backlight
18 December 2015

The Toshiba Tecra A50-C is a fit for on-the-go businesspersons who need a solid laptop with an Ethernet jack, optical drive and VGA port. Power users, however, will find it lacking...

9 November 2015

In any case, this is business notebook through and through, and so the Tecra A50-C comes loaded with the kinds of enterprise-focused features one might need during a hard day's work. Although this... Read more…

8 October 2015

In review: Toshiba Tecra A50-C1510W10. Test model provided by Toshiba US.The Tecra A50 series is but a shadow of the more expensive and well-regarded Portege series. In order to reach the lower...

11 November 2015

Discret. Toshiba a mis à jour sa gamme Tecra A50 avec la nouvelle branche A50-C. Plus fin et plus léger, l'appareil ne peut malheureusement pas rivaliser avec ses rivaux de chez Dell, HP, ou... Read more…

20 October 2015

Onopvallende verschijning. Toshiba frist zijn betaalbare Tecra A50 serie op met een dunnere en slankere A50-C modellen. Helaas heeft de fabrikant nog een lange weg te gaan om in de zakelijke... Read more…

18 October 2015

Sessiz tav?r. Toshiba makul fiyatl? Tecra A50 serisini yeniliyor. Malesef rakiplerine i? segmentinde yeti?mek için yapaca?? çok ?ey var...

25 September 2013

Toshiba A50-A to w dzisiejszych czasach swoisty ewenement. 15-calowe laptopy o grubo?ci 3,5 cm zdarzaj? si? ju? naprawd? rzadko. Taka konstrukcja pozwala jednak zaproponowa? osobom niewra?liwym na...

20 June 2013

Japo?ski producent twierdzi, ?e najnowszy model z linii Tecra powinien zainteresowa? profesjonalistów. Znajdziemy w nim 15,6-calowy ekran HD oraz procesory z serii Intel Core (z najmocniejszym i7... Read more…

18 October 2015

Atitude discreta. A Toshiba atualizou sua acessível linha Tecra A50 com a série A50-C mais fina e elegante. Infelizmente o fabricante ainda tem um longo caminho a percorrer para alcançar os... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers a50a13, a50a12, a50a13m, a50a12m, toshiba a50a12, toshiba a50a12m, toshiba pt644e00m00, toshiba pt644e00m00m, toshiba pt644e00m00me, toshiba pt644e00m00men
Barcodes 04051528107715, 04051528112801

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