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Toshiba Tecra Z50 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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Toshiba Tecra Z50 : Review
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15 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 3,511 expert and owner reviews, Toshiba has good reviews for its laptops. Toshiba also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Tecra Z50 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Tecra Z50 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z50.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

The Tecra Z50 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. 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 amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

If the storage medium of this portable PC 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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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago, the Toshiba Tecra Z50 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Tecra Z50 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Tecra Z50.

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Light

The Toshiba Tecra Z50 is fairly light (only 1.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z50. The weights of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z50 range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

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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 the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

At 2 megapixels, the Tecra Z50 has a fairly high front camera resolution compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra Z50. Portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops that have been on the market for more than two years is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Tecra Z50 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Toshiba Tecra Z50 is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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13 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Tecra Z50 is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. When compared to other portable PCs of this type and age that we have checked the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of, the Tecra Z50's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z50 is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the Tecra Z50 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Tecra Z50 that we have checked, the total storage capacity of the Tecra Z50 of only 128 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z50 the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

If this Toshiba laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2843838_price] (180GB).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of laptops of this type and age is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. At only 1.6 gigahertz, the Tecra Z50 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z50.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire E1-532[plb_2390262_price] (1.7GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.696 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra Z50 has a quite small maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra Z50. Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Tecra Z50 have maximum graphics adapter memory capacity of between 0.38GB and 5.9GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 1.9GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Slow Maximum External Video Mode Refresh Rate

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z50 have maximum external video mode refresh rates of between 85Hz and 100Hz, and the average maximum external video mode refresh rate is 97Hz. With a maximum external video mode refresh rate of only 85 hertz, the Tecra Z50 has one of the slower maximum external video mode refresh rates amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba Tecra Z50 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z50 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Toshiba Tecra Z50 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.6 gigahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z50 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Tecra Z50 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC.

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum graphics adapter memory of laptops of this spec and age is 2GB, and the maximum graphics adapter memory range from 380MB to 5.9GB. With a maximum graphics adapter memory of only 1,696 megabyte, the Tecra Z50 has a quite small maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z50

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Toshiba released the Tecra Z50.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Tecra Z50 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z50.

If this Toshiba notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_2548954_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 8 hours, the Tecra Z50 has a relatively average battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

If this notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3102084_price] (8.2h).

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Average Internal Memory

The Tecra Z50 has a fairly typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra Z50.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2300892_price] (6GB).

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Specification

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Processor Series
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Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
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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
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3D Compatible
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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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
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
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Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
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S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
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Backlit Keyboard
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage 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
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Intel TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
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Intel AES New Instructions
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Expert Reviews

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22 April 2016

Although it offers a colorful full-HD screen and decent Core i7 performance, the Tecra Z50 gets outclassed by competing business notebooks...

14 July 2014

In review: Toshiba Tecra Z50 A-12K. Review sample courtesy of Toshiba Germany. Toshiba's Tecra Z50 A-12K makes an even more complete impression than the smaller Tecra Z40 A-147 model. Firstly, it...

9 June 2014

This capable business laptop has plenty of extra features, but doesn't get it quite right when it comes to the screen and touchpad...

The Toshiba Tecra Z50-A1503 has design flair with a slim chassis and an attractive metal exterior. It's a powerful business laptop at a premium price...

17 April 2014

The Toshiba Tecra Z50-A1503 has design flair with a slim chassis and an attractive metal exterior. It's a powerful business laptop at a premium price...

24 July 2014

Parfait pour le bureau. Un collaborateur des plus intéressants vient d'entrer dans le bureau. Son nom ? Toshiba Tecra Z50 A-12K. Il est fin et ne souffre d'aucune chauffe notable. Les grands... Read more…

17 July 2014

Geschikt voor het kantoor. Een knapperd met de naam Toshiba Tecra Z50 A-12K heeft zijn intrede gemaakt in het kantoor. Hij is slank en blijft altijd cool. Zouden de bazen hem zo snel mogelijk een... Read more…

21 July 2015

Toshiba Tecra Z50-A-11C, özellikle 15.6 inç kategorisinde ta??nabilirlik ve performans? en iyi ?ekilde sunan bilgisayarlar aras?nda. Hatta siz bunlara bir de sa?laml?k ekleyin. Bize göre tek...

Great magnesium chassis
Decent stiffness
Fairly light and thin
Low power consumption
Good performance
Slightly too inaccurate ClickPad
Battery not accessible from the rear
Screen's brightness drops in battery mode
Yellow hues overemphasized
Keyboard with too little feedback

Ofis için ideal. Ofise güzel görünümlü bir laptop giriyor: Toshiba Tecra Z50 A-12K. ?nce ve her daim serinkanl?. Patron kadroda bir yer açmal? m??

31 December 2014

Toshiba Tecra Z50-A-15P to bardzo dobrze wykonany i wyposa?ony laptop, który ?wietnie sprawdzi si? jako narz?dzie pracy. Jego wydajno?? w zupe?no?ci wystarczy do codziennych zada?. Wygodna...

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