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Toshiba Tecra A50 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Nov 2013
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The Tecra A50-A won't slow your progress on any project. Using the latest Intel processor technology up to Core i7, it has all the power you need to perform multiple tasks. And work on different... More
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16 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Based on 3,511 owner and expert reviews, Toshiba has good ratings for its laptops. Toshiba also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other brands.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra A50 is 4GB, the biggest is 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 fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Tecra A50.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Toshiba Tecra A50 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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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 portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Tecra A50 have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2. When compared to other laptops that are a similar age to the Tecra A50 that we have checked, the Toshiba Tecra A50's PCI Express slot version of 3 is one of the newest.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Tecra A50 is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.5 gigahertz, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Tecra A50. The processor clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Tecra A50 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it. Most laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC 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 across all portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Tecra A50.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago range from 10" to 18". The Tecra A50 has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra A50.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17 5748 (£734.30) (17.3").

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago, the Tecra A50 has a front camera.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has a very fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Tecra A50. Comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 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 the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of this type and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Tecra A50 has a very big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra A50. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra A50 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Six Battery Cells

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

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14 Reasons Against

Very Short Battery Life

At only 4 hours, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra A50. The battery lifes of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 2h to 4,400h.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C55-A (£349.00) (4.3h).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Tecra A50 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Tecra A50 which have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra A50 is 520GB, and the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB. With a total storage capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the Tecra A50 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 320GB total storage capacity portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T420 (£229.90) is also worth considering.

If this Toshiba notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Acer Travelmate TMP645-M (£732.32) (500GB), or the HP ProBook 650 (£804.00) (500GB).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time 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.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include 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 laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Tecra A50 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra A50.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba Satellite L50t (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow CD-RW Read Speed

Portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Tecra A50 have CD-RW read speeds of between 4x and 24x, and the average CD-RW read speed is 23x. The Tecra A50 has a very slow CD-RW read speed (only 4 CD-speeds) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 320 gigabytes, the Tecra A50 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra A50. The smallest hard drive capacity of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Tecra A50 is 180GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Tecra A50 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Tecra A50 is no exception to this as it too 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 quite low front camera resolution compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Laptops that were launched around the same time as the Tecra A50 have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP.

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Heavy

Laptops of this spec and age have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg. With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Toshiba Tecra A50 is one of the heavier portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra A50 amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15 7000 (2.6kg).

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Thick

The thinnest medium processor core notebook PC that is a comparable age to the Tecra A50 is 2.4mm thick, the thickest is 300mm, and the average height is 27mm. The Toshiba Tecra A50 is one of the thicker comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago (34.9 millimeters) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Toshiba Tecra A50

Released Over Three Years Ago

Toshiba released the Tecra A50 over three years ago.

Specification

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Processor
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Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
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Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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 Clock Speed
Internal Memory
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
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX 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
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 TSX-NI
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
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Battery
Power
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Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

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Product Identifiers

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