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Toshiba Tecra A50-A

Toshiba Tecra A50-A 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Jan 2014
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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 you're... More
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Toshiba Has Good Laptop Reviews

Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all notebook PCs Toshiba is one of the better rated manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Tecra A50-A supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC.

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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 were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Tecra A50-A range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Toshiba Tecra A50-A has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2515489_price] (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of this age and type, the Tecra A50-A has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Tecra A50-A has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra A50-A the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. The Tecra A50-A has one of the fastest hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this type and age is 25GB. At 32,768 megabytes, the Tecra A50-A has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Tecra A50-A.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs of this type and age is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. The Tecra A50-A has a quite big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra A50-A.

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Six Battery Cells

The Tecra A50-A is a six battery cell count portable PC.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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23 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Tecra A50-A has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Tecra A50-A. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Tecra A50-A has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,000 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of this age and spec have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Tecra A50-A is 23GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra A50-A has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra A50-A.

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Very Short Battery Life

Notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Tecra A50-A have battery lifes of between 2h and 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h. With a battery life of only 4 hours, the Tecra A50-A has one of the shorter battery lifes amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

If this notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP Pavilion 15 TouchSmart[plb_2418547_price] (4.45h).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released 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 Toshiba laptop is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The Tecra A50-A has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The processor clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra A50-A range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Tecra A50-A the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Tecra A50-A has one of the smaller internal memory amongst portable PCs of this age.

There are a number of other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider including the Lenovo T520[plb_1628563_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Slow DVD+R Read Speed

When compared to other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Tecra A50-A that we have assessed, the Tecra A50-A's DVD+R read speed of only 6 CD-speeds is one of the slowest. The average DVD+R read speed of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Tecra A50-A is 8x.

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Quite Slow CD-RW Read Speed

The slowest CD-RW read speed of notebook PCs of this age and type is 4x and the fastest is 24x. With a CD-RW read speed of only 4 CD-speeds, the Tecra A50-A's CD-RW read speed is one of the slowest amongst comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Slow DVD-RW Read Speed

When compared to other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years that we have checked the DVD-RW read speed of, the Tecra A50-A's DVD-RW read speed of only 6 CD-speeds is one of the slowest. Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the DVD-RW read speeds range from 6x to 8x, and the average DVD-RW read speed is 7.8x.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Tecra A50-A does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Tecra A50-A also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The Tecra A50-A has a fairly low front camera resolution (only 0.9 megapixels) compared to most of the other laptops that came out more than two years ago. The average front camera resolution of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 28MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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Heavy

The weights of comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Tecra A50-A range from 300g to 3.8kg. At 2.6 kilograms, the Toshiba Tecra A50-A is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Tecra A50-A.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Toshiba Tecra A50[plb_1623992_price] (2.6kg).

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Tecra A50-A has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra A50-A. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra A50-A the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Tecra A50-A has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst portable PCs of this age. The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra A50-A is 590GB.

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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 portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Slow DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

Portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have DVD+R double layer read speeds of between 4x and 8x. The Toshiba Tecra A50-A has one of the slower DVD+R double layer read speeds (only 6 CD-speeds) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

With a DVD-R double layer read speed of only 6 CD-speeds, the Tecra A50-A has a fairly slow DVD-R double layer read speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Tecra A50-A. The DVD-R double layer read speeds of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Tecra A50-A range from 4x to 8x.

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Very Slow CD-RW Write Speed

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have CD-RW write speeds of between 4x and 24x. At only 4 CD-speeds, the Tecra A50-A has a fairly slow CD-RW write speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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Thick

With a height of 34.9 millimeters, the Tecra A50-A is one of the thicker portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Tecra A50-A amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The heights of laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Tecra A50-A range from 2.4mm to 300mm, and the average height is 27mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra A50-A

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Toshiba Tecra A50-A has a relatively average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Tecra A50-A.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2232382_price] (512GB and higher rated).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
DVD+RW Read Speed
DVD+R Read Speed
DVD-RW Read Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD-R Read Speed
CD-RW Read Speed
CD Read Speed
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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
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 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
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
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 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
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
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers a50a16, a50a16x, a50a151, toshiba a50a16, toshiba a50a16x, toshiba pt644e01v01, toshiba pt644e01v01h, toshiba pt644e01v01hf, toshiba pt644e01v01hfr
Barcodes 04051528112788, 04051528113808, 04051528117424, 04051528120325, 04051528120332

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