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Toshiba Tecra A50

Toshiba Tecra A50 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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Toshiba Notebook 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 brands.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Tecra A50 is 23GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Tecra A50 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Tecra A50 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra A50. Most of the laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Tecra A50 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this notebook PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

At 3, the Tecra A50 has a quite new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Tecra A50. Notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra A50 have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,250 megahertz, the Tecra A50 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst portable PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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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 notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Tecra A50.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra A50 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz. The Toshiba Tecra A50 has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra A50.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo L540[plb_2616364_price] (2.8GHz), or the HP Probook 640 G1[plb_2628348_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 notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable 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 comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra A50.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra A50 range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Tecra A50 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 8GB internal memory portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think the Acer Aspire V5-572G[plb_1569977_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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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 are a comparable age to the Tecra A50.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Tecra A50 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra A50.

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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 notebook PCs of this type and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The Tecra A50 has a quite fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra A50 the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra A50 is 3GHz. At 3.4 gigahertz, the Tecra A50 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast CD-RW Write Speed

With a CD-RW write speed of 16 CD-speeds, the Tecra A50 has one of the faster CD-RW write speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The CD-RW write speeds of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Tecra A50 range from 4x to 24x, and the average CD-RW write speed is 7.1x.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. The Toshiba Tecra A50 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Tecra A50.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop 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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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available 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 portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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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 laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Tecra A50 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 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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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as 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

The Tecra A50 has a quite low front camera resolution (only 0.9 megapixels) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Tecra A50. The front camera resolutions of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra A50 range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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Heavy

At 2.6 kilograms, the Toshiba Tecra A50 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra A50. The weights of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 300g to 3.8kg.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M[plb_1481808_price] (2.6kg).

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Thick

The average height of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 27mm, and the heights range from 2.4mm to 300mm. At 34.9 millimeters, the Toshiba Tecra A50 is fairly thick compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra A50

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this Toshiba laptop was released.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Tecra A50 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra A50.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Tecra A50 has a pretty average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Tecra A50.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2430283_price] (512GB).

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Average Battery Life

At 6.5 hours, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Tecra A50.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the Lenovo L540[plb_2564470_price] (7h).

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Specification

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Maximum Turbo Frequency
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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
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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
Display Response Rise/fall
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
DVD-RAM Write Speed
DVD-RAM Read Speed
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DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed
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DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
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LghtScribe Feature
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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
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Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Product Identifiers

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