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Toshiba Tecra A50

Toshiba Tecra A50 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB Mar 2014
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Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Based on 3,511 user and expert reviews, Toshiba has good reviews for its laptops. Toshiba also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

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

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300 megahertz, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra A50.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

When compared to other portable PCs of this age and spec, the Toshiba Tecra A50's PCI Express slot version of 3 is one of the newest. The PCI Express slot versions of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Tecra A50 range from 2 to 3.

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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 notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Tecra A50 is 23GB.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Tecra A50 has a maximum display resolution of 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra A50.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.9 gigahertz, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has a very fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Tecra A50 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Notebook PCs of this spec and age processor families range from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of a similar spec and age to it. In addition, this Toshiba portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC'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 this type and age.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Tecra A50 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium across all notebook PCs of this type and age.

Across similar types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The Tecra A50 has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra A50 the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The Toshiba Tecra A50 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Tecra A50 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15".

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Tecra A50, the Tecra A50 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Tecra A50 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Fairly Fast DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

The slowest DVD-R double layer read speed of laptops of this age and spec is 4x and the fastest is 8x. With a DVD-R double layer read speed of 8 CD-speeds, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has a fairly fast DVD-R double layer read speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra A50.

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Very Fast DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

Laptops of a similar age and spec to the Tecra A50 have DVD+R double layer read speeds of between 4x and 8x. The Tecra A50 has one of the faster DVD+R double layer read speeds (8 CD-speeds) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Fast DVD-RAM Read Speed

When compared to other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Tecra A50, the DVD-RAM read speed of the Tecra A50 of 8 CD-speeds is one of the fastest. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra A50 have DVD-RAM read speeds of between 5x and 8x, and the average DVD-RAM read speed is 5.1x.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the laptops of a similar spec and age to the Tecra A50 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz. At 3.6 gigahertz, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has a very fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra A50.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Toshiba Tecra A50 is a two USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra A50 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The Tecra A50 has one of the higher front camera resolutions (2 megapixels) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Tecra A50 have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Tecra A50 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Tecra A50 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of this age and spec the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the Toshiba Tecra A50 which has 256 solid-state drive capacity.

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Six Battery Cells

The Tecra A50 is a six battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Tecra A50 have between one and eight battery cells.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. At 4 megabytes, the Tecra A50 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Tecra A50 is 520GB. At only 256 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has a quite small total storage capacity 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.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the HP EliteBook 8470p (£299.90) (320GB).

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Quite Slow CD-R Read Speed

Notebook PCs of this age and type have CD-R read speeds of between 8x and 24x. The CD-R read speed of the Toshiba Tecra A50 of only 8 CD-speeds is one of the slowest amongst notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Tecra A50.

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Quite Slow CD-RW Read Speed

The average CD-RW read speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra A50 is 23x, and the CD-RW read speeds range from 4x to 24x. At only 8 CD-speeds, the Tecra A50 has a quite slow CD-RW read speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Tecra A50.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Tecra A50 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 4.1GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra A50, the Toshiba Tecra A50 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

The Toshiba Tecra A50 is one of the heavier laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra A50 (2.6 kilograms) amongst laptops of this age. The average weight of notebook PCs of this age and type is 2.2kg.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Inspiron 15 (2.6kg), or the Inspiron 15 7000 (2.6kg) both from DELL or the Lenovo G500 (2.6kg).

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Slow CD-RW Write Speed

With a CD-RW write speed of only 4 CD-speeds, the Tecra A50 has a quite slow CD-RW write speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The slowest CD-RW write speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Tecra A50 is 4x and the fastest is 24x.

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Fairly Big Display Response Rise/fall

Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Tecra A50 have display response rise/falls of between 8ms and 35ms, and the average display response rise/fall is 14ms. At 17 milliseconds, the Tecra A50 has a quite big display response rise/fall compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Tecra A50.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC 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 Toshiba Tecra A50 is one of the thicker medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra A50 (34.9 millimeters) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Tecra A50 have heights of between 2.4mm and 300mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra A50

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Battery Life

The Tecra A50 has a relatively typical battery life (6.5 hours) 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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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
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
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
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
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete 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 Read Speed
CD Write Speed
CD Read Speed
Disc
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
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
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
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
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
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers a50a19, i74600, a50a19m, i74600m
Barcodes 04051528132076

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