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Toshiba Tecra A50 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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23 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

On average Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all notebook PCs manufactured by Toshiba.

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Tecra A50 range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra A50's maximum internal memory supported by processor is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra A50.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Tecra A50 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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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 on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

Portable PCs that have been around for more than a year have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.1. With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of this spec and age is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra A50 that we have assessed, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the Tecra A50 of 1,250 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz, the Tecra A50 has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra A50 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. When compared to other laptops that came out around the same time as the Tecra A50, the Tecra A50's processor clock speed of 2.7 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo G50-70[plb_2915394_price] (2.8GHz), or the Toshiba Satellite S50-B[plb_2765612_price] (2.8GHz).

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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 on the market for more than a year. Most portable PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Laptops of this age and type processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Tecra A50 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Across all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Tecra A50 the processor family ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Tecra A50 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Tecra A50.

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Has a Front Camera

The Tecra A50 has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Tecra A50.

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Fairly Fast DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

With a DVD-R double layer read speed of 8 CD-speeds, the Tecra A50 has one of the faster DVD-R double layer read speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest DVD-R double layer read speed of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra A50 is 2x and the fastest is 8x.

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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 the most frequently found WiFi standard on comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Quite Fast CD-RW Read Speed

The Tecra A50 has one of the faster CD-RW read speeds (24 CD-speeds) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest CD-RW read speed of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Tecra A50 is 4x and the fastest is 24x.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Tecra A50 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra A50 the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,800 RPM.

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Quite Fast DVD-RW Read Speed

At 8 CD-speeds, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has a fairly fast DVD-RW read speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra A50. The slowest DVD-RW read speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Tecra A50 is 4x and the fastest is 8x.

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Very Fast DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

The Tecra A50 has one of the fastest DVD+R double layer read speeds (8 CD-speeds) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average DVD+R double layer read speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra A50 is 6.3x.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra A50, the maximum turbo frequency of the Toshiba Tecra A50 of 3.4 gigahertz is one of the fastest. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Tecra A50 is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast CD-RW Write Speed

The Toshiba Tecra A50 has a fairly fast CD-RW write speed (16 CD-speeds) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Tecra A50. Laptops of this type and age have CD-RW write speeds of between 4x and 24x.

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Six Battery Cells

The Tecra A50 is a six battery cell count notebook PC.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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7 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and 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.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, 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

The Tecra A50 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than a year ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite 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 portable PCs that came out more than a year ago. The average front camera resolution of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Tecra A50 is 1MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 2MP.

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Heavy

Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra A50 have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg. With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Tecra A50 is one of the heavier comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Tecra A50 amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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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 came out around the same time as it.

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Thick

The average height of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra A50 is 27mm. With a height of 34.9 millimeters, the Tecra A50's height is one of the thickest amongst notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra A50.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra A50

Released Over a Year Ago

This Toshiba notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

The Toshiba Tecra A50 has a pretty average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Tecra A50 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra A50.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad W550[plb_2783796_price] (508GB), or the HP ZBook 15u G2[plb_2840959_price] (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Tecra A50 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra A50.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Toshiba C55[plb_2942232_price] (6GB).

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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 laptops that came out around the same time as the Tecra A50.

If you want a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Toshiba C40-C[plb_2972022_price] (6.75h).

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Specification

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Processor
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Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
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
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
DVD-RAM Write Speed
DVD-RAM Read Speed
DVD+RW Write Speed
DVD+RW Read Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD+R Write Speed
DVD+R Read Speed
DVD-RW Write Speed
DVD-RW Read Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD-R Write Speed
DVD-R Read Speed
CD-RW Write Speed
CD-RW Read Speed
CD-R Write Speed
CD-R 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
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit 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 Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Certificates
WiFi Certification
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Product Identifiers

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