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Toshiba Tecra A50 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Jul 2014
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Toshiba Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Based on 3,511 expert and user reviews, Toshiba has good ratings for its portable PCs. Toshiba also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Tecra A50 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Tecra A50 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of portable PCs of this type and age 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 Tecra A50's maximum internal memory supported by processor is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 gigabytes, the Tecra A50 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra A50 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.9GB.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.5 gigahertz, the Tecra A50 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Tecra A50. The average processor clock speed of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

If this Toshiba notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the T440p[pl_3682866_price] (2.6GHz), or the L440[pl_2730684_price] (2.6GHz) both from Lenovo.

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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 laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. This notebook PC also 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 notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Tecra A50.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Tecra A50 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra A50 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Tecra A50 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra A50.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Tecra A50 range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. The Tecra A50 has a fairly fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Fast DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

The slowest DVD+R double layer read speed of portable PCs of this type and age is 4x, the fastest is 8x, and the average DVD+R double layer read speed is 6.6x. When compared to other laptops of this age and spec, the DVD+R double layer read speed of the Tecra A50 of 8 CD-speeds is one of the fastest.

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Fairly Fast DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

At 8 CD-speeds, the Tecra A50 has a quite fast DVD-R double layer read speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra A50. The slowest DVD-R double layer read speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 4x, the fastest is 8x, and the average DVD-R double layer read speed is 6.6x.

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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 that were launched more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Toshiba Tecra A50 has a quite big maximum internal memory (32,768 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra A50. The average maximum internal memory of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Tecra A50 is 25GB.

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Fairly Fast CD-RW Write Speed

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Tecra A50 the CD-RW write speeds range from 4x to 24x, and the average CD-RW write speed is 7.1x. At 16 CD-speeds, the Tecra A50 has a fairly fast CD-RW write speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Toshiba Tecra A50 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Tecra A50 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Short Battery Life

The shortest battery life of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Tecra A50 is 2h, the longest is 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h. The Toshiba Tecra A50 has one of the shorter battery lifes (only 4 hours) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If you want a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might want to look at the HP Pavilion 15 TouchSmart[plb_2418547_price] (4.45h).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops of a similar age and type 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 portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at 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 frequently found display resolution on laptops of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the laptops of a similar spec and age to the Tecra A50 the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Tecra A50 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Tecra A50, the Tecra A50 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

At only 0.9 megapixels, the Tecra A50 has a fairly low front camera resolution compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra A50. Similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra A50 have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP.

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Heavy

The Tecra A50 is fairly heavy (2.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra A50. The weights of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 300g to 3.8kg.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Toshiba Tecra A50[plb_1736253_price] (2.6kg), the DELL Inspiron 15 7537[plb_2251818_price] (2.6kg), or the Lenovo G500[plb_2248852_price] (2.6kg).

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra A50 is 590GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Thick

The Tecra A50 is one of the thicker portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Tecra A50 (34.9 millimeters) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The thinnest portable PC that came out around the same time as the Tecra A50 is 2.4mm thick, the thickest is 300mm, and the average height is 27mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra A50

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Tecra A50 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Tecra A50.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_2548954_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Toshiba Tecra A50 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. Most laptops of this age and spec have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Tecra A50.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Design
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Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
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Processor Family
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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
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
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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
DisplayPort
VGA Port
ESATA/USB 2.0 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 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
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
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 Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Depth
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
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Intel Virtualization Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers a50a1e, a50a1d, a50a1eh, a50a1dk, a50a1d8, toshiba a50a1, toshiba a50a1d, toshiba a50a1e, toshiba i34100, toshiba i34100m, toshiba a50a1dk, toshiba a50a1eh, toshiba i34100mh, toshiba i34100mhd, toshiba pt644e05102, toshiba pt644e05102u, toshiba pt644e056030, toshiba pt644e05102ug, toshiba pt644e056030f, toshiba pt644e05102ugr, toshiba pt644e056030fr
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