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Toshiba Tecra A50 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Oct 2014
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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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18 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Toshiba has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other manufacturers.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Toshiba Tecra A50 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra A50. This notebook PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC compared to most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Tecra A50 which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops of this type and age.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

The Toshiba Tecra A50 has a quite new PCI Express slot version (3) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra A50. Across all the notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra A50 is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The Toshiba Tecra A50 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,250 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra A50.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Tecra A50 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Tecra A50.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the Tecra A50 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Tecra A50. The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 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 laptops that were released around the same time as it. Most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Tecra A50.

Across similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Tecra A50 range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Has a Front Camera

The Tecra A50 has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra A50 also have a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Toshiba Tecra A50 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.3 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh. With a battery capacity of 66 watt-hours, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Tecra A50.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on portable PCs of this age and type.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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16 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

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

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as 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 notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

The Tecra A50 has one of the smaller maximum graphics adapter memory capacity (only 1.696 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Tecra A50 the maximum graphics adapter memory capacity range from 0.38GB to 5.9GB.

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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 laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra A50 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 510MB and 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB. The Toshiba Tecra A50 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra A50.

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Quite Slow Maximum External Video Mode Refresh Rate

At only 85 hertz, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has a very slow maximum external video mode refresh rate compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Tecra A50. The average maximum external video mode refresh rate of notebook PCs of this type and age is 97Hz, and the maximum external video mode refresh rates range from 85Hz to 100Hz.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra A50, the Tecra A50 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of portable PCs of this age and spec is 28MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. With a front camera resolution of only 0.9 megapixels, the Tecra A50 has a fairly low front camera resolution compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Heavy

The Toshiba Tecra A50 is quite heavy (2.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Tecra A50. The average weight of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra A50 is 2.2kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg.

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum graphics adapter memory of laptops of this age and type is 380MB and the biggest is 5.9GB. At only 1,696 megabyte, the Tecra A50 has a fairly small maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra A50.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Quite Slow DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

The Toshiba Tecra A50 has a quite slow DVD+R double layer read speed (only 6 CD-speeds) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Tecra A50. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have DVD+R double layer read speeds of between 4x and 8x, and the average DVD+R double layer read speed is 6.6x.

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Quite Slow DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra A50 have DVD-R double layer read speeds of between 4x and 8x. The Toshiba Tecra A50 has a quite slow DVD-R double layer read speed (only 6 CD-speeds) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Tecra A50.

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Very Slow CD-RW Write Speed

The Tecra A50 has a quite slow CD-RW write speed (only 4 CD-speeds) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The average CD-RW write speed of laptops of a comparable type and age to the Tecra A50 is 7.1x, and the CD-RW write speeds range from 4x to 24x.

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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 portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Thick

At 34.9 millimeters, the Toshiba Tecra A50 is quite thick compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra A50. The average height of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra A50 is 27mm, and 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

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

Average Screen Size

The Tecra A50 has a relatively average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra A50.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2843836_price] (512GB).

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Average Battery Life

At 6.3 hours, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

If this notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to look at the Asus Zenbook UX301LA[plb_2964654_price] (7h).

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Specification

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Processor
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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 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
Open GL Graphics Adapter
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
Discrete 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
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
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
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi 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 HD Graphics
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution 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 Output Current
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
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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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