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Toshiba Tecra A50-A 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 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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Good Brand

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

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra A50-A has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of laptops of a similar type and age to the Tecra A50-A range from 4GB to 32GB.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Tecra A50-A is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra A50-A only have between 1 and 15 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 notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

At 3, the Toshiba Tecra A50-A has a quite new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra A50-A. The PCI Express slot versions of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,250 megahertz, the Toshiba Tecra A50-A has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Tecra A50-A has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra A50-A.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across similar types of portable PC.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the Toshiba Tecra A50-A has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The average processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra A50-A is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Latitude E6430 (£573.17) (2.7GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Tecra A50-A supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Toshiba laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Big Screen Size

Across all the laptops of a comparable age and type to the Tecra A50-A the screen sizes range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". The Toshiba Tecra A50-A has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the HP Pavilion 17 (£838.00) (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Tecra A50-A has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Tecra A50-A.

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Has a Front Camera

The Tecra A50-A has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years also have a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, 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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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra A50-A is 25GB, and the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the Toshiba Tecra A50-A has one of the bigger maximum internal memories amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

Across all the portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Tecra A50-A has a very fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra A50-A.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of laptops of a comparable age and type to the Tecra A50-A is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.3 gigahertz, the Tecra A50-A has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra A50-A has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra A50-A the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Six Battery Cells

The Toshiba Tecra A50-A is a six battery cell count laptop. Most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the Tecra A50-A have between one and eight battery cells.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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16 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. 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.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra A50-A have maximum graphics adapter memory capacity of between 0.38GB and 5.9GB. With a maximum graphics adapter memory of only 1.024 gigabytes, the Tecra A50-A has one of the smaller maximum graphics adapter memory capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra A50-A has one of the smaller internal memory amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average internal memory of notebook PCs of this type and age is 5.3GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have maximum graphics adapter memory of between 380MB and 5.9GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 2GB. At only 1,024 megabyte, the Tecra A50-A has a fairly small maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra A50-A.

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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 similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte, the Tecra A50-A has a very small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra A50-A.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years, the Tecra A50-A does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The Tecra A50-A has one of the lower front camera resolutions (only 0.9 megapixels) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The lowest front camera resolution of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Tecra A50-A is 0.3MP and the highest is 1,300MP.

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Heavy

The average weight of comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 2.2kg. The Toshiba Tecra A50-A is one of the heavier medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Tecra A50-A (2.6 kilograms) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Toshiba Tecra A50 (2.6kg).

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Tecra A50-A has a fairly small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB.

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Quite Slow DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

The Toshiba Tecra A50-A has a quite slow DVD+R double layer read speed (only 6 CD-speeds) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Tecra A50-A. The slowest DVD+R double layer read speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra A50-A is 4x, the fastest is 8x, and the average DVD+R double layer read speed is 6.6x.

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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 laptops of this spec and age. The slowest DVD-R double layer read speed of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra A50-A is 4x, the fastest is 8x, and the average DVD-R double layer read speed is 6.6x.

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Very Slow CD-RW Write Speed

The CD-RW write speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Tecra A50-A range from 4x to 24x. At only 4 CD-speeds, the Tecra A50-A has a quite slow CD-RW write speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra A50-A.

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Quite Big Display Response Rise/fall

The Tecra A50-A has one of the bigger display response rise/falls (17 milliseconds) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The display response rise/falls of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years range from 8ms to 35ms, and the average display response rise/fall is 14ms.

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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 were launched around the same time as it.

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Thick

The heights of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Tecra A50-A range from 2.4mm to 300mm, and the average height is 27mm. With a height of 34.9 millimeters, the Tecra A50-A is fairly thick compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra A50-A.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra A50-A

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Toshiba released the Tecra A50-A.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra A50-A has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

If you want a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (512GB).

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Average Battery Life

The Tecra A50-A has a fairly average battery life (6.3 hours) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Tecra A50-A.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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
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
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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
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 Write Speed
CD-R Read Speed
CD Write Speed
CD Read Speed
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear 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
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 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
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 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
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers a50a16, a50a12, a50a19, a50a170, a50a12c, a50a19j, a50a16v, toshiba 64, toshiba 64b, toshiba 4210, toshiba 64bi, toshiba 64bit, toshiba a50a1, toshiba 4210m, toshiba a50a1e, toshiba p202493, toshiba a50a1ej, toshiba p202493p
Barcodes 04051528113396, 04051528117462, 04051528119640, 04051528124675, 04051528131376

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