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Toshiba Tecra W50 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 32GB 512GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 32GB Jan 2015
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Tecra W50-AMIGHTY MOBILE PERFORMANCEThe 39.6 cm (15.6") Tecra W50-A is the ultimate mobile powerhouse. Built to take on the most intensive computing demands, this professional workstation delivers... More
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Toshiba Tecra W50 Laptop Review
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Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Many processor core portable PCs built by Toshiba have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just many processor core portable PCs) and found that Toshiba also has good reviews across its entire range.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Tecra W50 is 1,100MHz. The Toshiba Tecra W50 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,300 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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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 the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all many processor core portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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Very Big Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB. With an internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra W50 has one of the biggest internal memory amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra W50 is 2.3GHz. The Toshiba Tecra W50 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.8 gigahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the DELL Precision M4800[plb_2527995_price] (2.9GHz).

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Front Camera

The Tecra W50 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Tecra W50 also have a front camera.

Alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Satellite L50-C[plb_2992748_price].

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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 many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra W50 the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Tecra W50 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most notebook PCs of this age and spec. 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 in fact the best storage medium across all many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Tecra W50.

The worst storage medium across similar types of notebook PC is HDD.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 17GB. The Tecra W50 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the Toshiba Tecra W50 is 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most common memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

This portable PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is in fact the best memory slots amongst all portable PCs of this spec and age.

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.1GHz. The Toshiba Tecra W50 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.8 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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L3 Processor Cache

The Toshiba Tecra W50 has a better processor cache level than most many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, whereas most portable PCs of this age and spec have a L2 processor cache.

A L3 processor cache is in fact the best processor cache level amongst all similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

The worst processor cache level amongst similar types of portable PC is L2.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution

Notebook PCs of this spec and age have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 2MP, and the average front camera resolution is 0.86MP. The front camera resolution of the Toshiba Tecra W50 of 2 megapixels is one of the highest amongst many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra W50.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Tecra W50 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Very Short Battery Life

The Toshiba Tecra W50 has a fairly short battery life (only 4.5 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra W50. The shortest battery life of many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra W50 is 3.1h and the longest is 5,200h.

We compared all the other 4.5h battery life portable PCs to this portable PC and we think the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2369287_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the Toshiba X70-B[plb_2971307_price] (4.75h).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than a year ago, the Toshiba Tecra W50 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

The average weight of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Tecra W50 is 2.4kg, and the weights range from 580g to 3.8kg. At 2.7 kilograms, the Tecra W50 is quite heavy compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Thick

Across all the laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra W50 the heights range from 8.9mm to 55mm. With a height of 34.9 millimeters, the Tecra W50 is one of the thicker similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra W50 amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra W50

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Toshiba released the Tecra W50.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Tecra W50 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Tecra W50.

If this Toshiba portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba X70-B[plb_2971307_price] (17.3").

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Tecra W50 has a relatively typical total storage capacity (512 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra W50.

If this many processor core laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the HP Zbook 17 G2[plb_2966324_price] (750GB), or the Asus X553MA[plb_2672195_price] (750GB).

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Specification

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Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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
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
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
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
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
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 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 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)
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

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

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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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Barcodes 04051528143478, 04051528180374

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