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Toshiba Tecra W50 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 32GB 1TB HDD+Flash 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 32GB Jul 2014
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Toshiba Tecra W50 Laptop Review
Toshiba Tecra W50-A1501 Review

23 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

We calculated the average ratings for all Toshiba laptops and also specifically for Toshiba many processor core portable PCs and found that in both cases Toshiba had good ratings.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Tecra W50 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,300 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Tecra W50. Many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra W50 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,400MHz.

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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 laptops of this age and type.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Toshiba Tecra W50 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all laptops that are a comparable age to the Tecra W50.

The worst display resolution across similar types of portable PC is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Very Big Internal Memory

At 32 gigabytes, the Tecra W50 has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra W50. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra W50 the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra W50 that we have checked, the Tecra W50's processor clock speed of 2.8 gigahertz is one of the fastest. The processor clock speeds of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra W50 range from 1GHz to 3GHz.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra W50 is 32GB and the biggest is 2TB. The Tecra W50 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra W50, the Tecra W50 has a full-size keyboard.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Tecra W50 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. Most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. 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 amongst all many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra W50.

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

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Tecra W50 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Tecra W50.

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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 comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago that we have assessed the maximum internal memory of, the Tecra W50's maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

When compared to other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years that we have checked, the Tecra W50's hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest. The hard drive capacity of laptops that are a similar age to the Tecra W50 range from 250GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 780GB.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The Tecra W50 has a maximum memory slots of 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 2x SO-DIMM laptop, which is the most common memory slots.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots across all many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra W50.

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots across comparable types of laptop.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra W50 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz. The Tecra W50 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency (3.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra W50.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Tecra W50 has more processor threads than most of the portable PCs of this spec and age. This portable PC is a eight processor thread portable PC compared to most of the notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra W50 which only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra W50 range from 2MB to 8MB. At 6 megabytes, the Tecra W50 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra W50.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

Many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra W50 have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 14MP. At 2 megapixels, the Tecra W50 has a fairly high front camera resolution compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra W50.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra W50 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Tecra W50 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Short Battery Life

The shortest battery life of many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra W50 is 2.5h, the longest is 22h, and the average battery life is 6.9h. With a battery life of only 4.5 hours, the Tecra W50 has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra W50.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD+Flash storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to 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.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Tecra W50 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Tecra W50 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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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 portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Small Flash Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the Tecra W50 has a quite small flash memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra W50. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the flash memory range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average flash memory is 20GB.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Tecra W50 is a two USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Thick

Across all the notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago the heights range from 8.6mm to 180mm. With a height of 34.9 millimeters, the Tecra W50 is fairly thick compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra W50.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra W50

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

The Tecra W50 has a pretty average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Tecra W50.

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Average Weight

At 2.7 kilograms, the Tecra W50 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra W50.

We compared this laptop to all the other 2.7kg heavy portable PCs and we think the Asus N56VZ which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Flash Memory
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
Discrete 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
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
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 My WiFi 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 Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
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 Demand Based Switching
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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
Toshiba Reliability Guarantee
Power Cord Included
Certificates
WiFi Certification
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

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10 February 2014

Toshiba Tecra W50 Toshiba Tecra W50 Toshiba's first mobile workstation is a success. The Tecra W50-A-104 offers a good level of performance, good input devices, an excellent display and a...

28 January 2014

Sales of PCs have fallen by 11% since 2012, according to statistics compiled by Gartner analysts. However, there is one niche market that is still doing well: mobile workstations. This category... Read more…

15 February 2014

Un nouveau venu. Toshiba se lance dans le marché des stations de travail mobiles en proposant une machine très complète en le Tecra W50-A-104. La concurrence déjà bien ancrée doit-elle en... Read more…

28 February 2014

Nieuwkomer. Toshiba betreedt de markt van mobiele workstations met de erg goed uitgeruste Tecra W50-A-104. Moet de bekende concurrentie zich zorgen gaan maken? We zoeken het uit...

18 February 2014

Toshiba 'n?n donan?m bak?m?ndan gerçekten çok güçlü ?? ?stasyonu olan Tecra W50-A modelini inceledik. E?er ofisinizde mühendislik uygulamalar?n?n veya zorlu i?lerin alt?ndan kalkmas? için... Read more…

17 February 2014

Recién llegado. Toshiba se mete en el mercado de las estaciones de trabajo móviles y ofrece un dispositivo muy bien equipado con el Tecra W50-A-104. ¿Tiene que preocuparse la competencia? Lo... Read more…

21 February 2014

W50 ???????? ?????????? ?????? ?????????, ??????????????? ??? ??????. ?????????? ????? ?? ???? ???????, ? ?????? ? ????? - ????????. ?? ? ????????? ???????? ? ??? ????????? ???...

23 May 2014

Hochwertigkeit und Leistungsfähigkeit haben ihren Preis. Diesen Grundsatz bestätigt das Toshiba Tecra W50-A-104 allemal. Denn mit einem Quad-Core-Prozessor des Types i7-4800MQ der neuesten... Read more…

1 February 2014

Toshiba Tecra W50 Toshiba Tecra W50 Toshibas Einstand im Segment der mobilen Workstations ist gelungen. Das Toshiba Tecra W50-A-104 bietet eine gute Performance, gute Eingabegeräte, ein sehr...

Iniziamo dal telaio, che è anche il componente che ci ha meno impressionato. Tradisce la sua derivazione da quello utilizzato sui Tecra A50 e risulta piuttosto flessibile. Si piega in più punti... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers w50a113
Barcodes 04051528143423

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