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Toshiba Tecra A50 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3GHz 8GB Jul 2014
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
Tecra A50-A 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... More
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17 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Laptop Reviews

On average Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all laptops built by Toshiba.

Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300 megahertz, the Tecra A50's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is one of the fastest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Tecra A50 range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Tecra A50 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Tecra A50 has 16 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 typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the Tecra A50 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra A50 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. The Tecra A50 has a very fast processor clock speed (3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type 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 notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra A50.

The worst display resolution across similar types of notebook PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Tecra A50 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most laptops of this spec and age. Most portable PCs of this age and spec have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The processor family of all laptops that were released more than two years ago ranges from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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SSD Storage Medium

The Toshiba Tecra A50 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it have an HDD storage medium. 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.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Tecra A50.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across comparable types of laptop.

If the storage medium of this Toshiba laptop is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the X1 Carbon[pl_2432329_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Has a Front Camera

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

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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 typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

When compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Tecra A50 that we have checked, the maximum turbo frequency of the Toshiba Tecra A50 of 3.7 gigahertz is one of the fastest. Across all the laptops that were released more than two years ago the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Tecra A50 is 28MP. At 2 megapixels, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has a fairly high front camera resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra A50.

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Very Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra A50. Across all the comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Tecra A50 the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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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 portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Tecra A50 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Tecra A50 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Tecra A50 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra A50 the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the HP 2570p[plb_3229152_price] (320GB), or the Packard Bell ME69BMP[plb_2868533_price] (320GB) which is also higher rated.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Portable PCs that came out 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 one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Tecra A50, the Tecra A50 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

The average weight of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Tecra A50 is 2.2kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. At 2.6 kilograms, the Tecra A50 is quite heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Tecra A50.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo G500[plb_2213578_price] (2.6kg).

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Thick

The heights of comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 2.4mm to 300mm. At 34.9 millimeters, the Tecra A50 is fairly thick 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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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra A50

Released Over Two Years Ago

Toshiba released the Tecra A50 over two years ago.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Tecra A50 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Average Screen Size

The Toshiba Tecra A50 has a fairly typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra A50.

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Average Battery Life

At 6.5 hours, the Tecra A50 has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra A50.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life that might also be worth considering include the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2690178_price] (7h), or the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2746459_price] (7h).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
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
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
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
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
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
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 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 Clear Video HD Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
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)
Idle States
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)
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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers a50a1d, a50a1dp
Barcodes 04051528143515

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