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Toshiba Tecra A50

Toshiba Tecra A50 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 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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Toshiba Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all notebook PCs Toshiba is one of the superior manufacturers.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Tecra A50 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Tecra A50 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Tecra A50. This notebook PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC compared to most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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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 spec and age.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra A50, the PCI Express slot version of the Toshiba Tecra A50 of 3 is one of the newest. The PCI Express slot versions of laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the Tecra A50 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra A50.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra A50 is 2.1GHz. At 2.5 gigahertz, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra A50.

There are a number of alternative 2.5GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the HP 8470p.

If this Toshiba laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo T440p (£665.28) (2.6GHz) which is also cheaper.

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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 notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it. Most portable PCs of this type and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop 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 laptops of a comparable age and type to the Tecra A50.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC 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 notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Tecra A50 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra A50 also have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Tecra A50, or the Tecra A50 both from Toshiba or the DELL Inspiron 15.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Tecra A50 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra A50 also have a front camera.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the Tecra A50, the Tecra A50, or the A50 all from Toshiba is also worth considering.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the Tecra A50 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago. The average maximum internal memory of portable PCs of this type and age is 25GB, and the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Tecra A50 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra A50 have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as 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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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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10 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a comparable 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 17R (£569.04).

If the storage medium of this Toshiba laptop is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 13 (SSD), the Toshiba Tecra A50 (SSD), or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 (SSD).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra A50, the Tecra A50 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to consider include the Lenovo ThinkPad T440.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The Tecra A50 has a quite low front camera resolution (only 0.9 megapixels) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Across all the similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra A50 the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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Heavy

The weights of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 300g to 3.8kg. The Tecra A50 is one of the heavier notebook PCs of this spec and age (2.6 kilograms) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo L540 (2.5kg), or the HP H5E70ET (£563.64) (2.5kg) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

The average DVD+R double layer read speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 6.6x. At only 6 CD-speeds, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has a fairly slow DVD+R double layer read speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

The Toshiba Tecra A50 has one of the slower DVD-R double layer read speeds (only 6 CD-speeds) amongst portable PCs of this age. The average DVD-R double layer read speed of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Tecra A50 is 6.6x, and the DVD-R double layer read speeds range from 4x to 8x.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Thick

With a height of 34.9 millimeters, the Tecra A50 is fairly thick compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra A50. The thinnest notebook PC of a similar age and type to the Tecra A50 is 2.4mm thick and the thickest is 300mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra A50

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Toshiba released the Tecra A50.

Average Screen Size

The Toshiba Tecra A50 has a relatively standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared this laptop to all the other 15.6" portable PCs and we think the MSI CX61, and the DELL Latitude E5530 (£406.00) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the Inspiron 17 7737 (17.3" and cheaper), or the Inspiron 17 (17.3" and cheaper) both from DELL.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Tecra A50 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Tecra A50.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including the L540, or the L540 (£600.00) both from Lenovo or the DELL Latitude E6430 which is cheaper.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the HP ProBook 450 (750GB), the DELL Inspiron 15 3521 (750GB), or the Toshiba Satellite C55-B (750GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Tecra A50.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs and we think the DELL Inspiron 17R (£569.04), and the Lenovo L540 (£600.00) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C55-B (6GB), or the DELL Inspiron 15 3521 (6GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 6.5 hours, the Tecra A50 has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra A50.

If this portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo L540 (£600.00) (7h and cheaper).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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 Layout
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
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Video
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
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 Read Speed
CD-RW Write Speed
CD-R Write Speed
CD Write Speed
CD Read Speed
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
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
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response 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
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Toshiba Reliability Guarantee
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers a50a13, a50a139, a50a13n
Barcodes 04051528102925, 04051528112818

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