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Toshiba Tecra Z50 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB May 2014
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With the super thin and light Tecra Z50-A laptop, you can see more on the 39.6 cm (15.6") non-reflective screen, do more with powerful Intel Core processors - and achieve more using full-size... More
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20 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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

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

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12 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Tecra Z50 is a 12 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Toshiba Tecra Z50 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Tecra Z50.

The worst display resolution across comparable types of notebook PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Tecra Z50 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra Z50.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Notebook PCs of this type and age have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Tecra Z50 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Tecra Z50.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Tecra Z50 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an HDD storage medium. 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.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Tecra Z50.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Big Screen Size

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z50 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Toshiba Tecra Z50 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst notebook PCs of this age.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 15.6" laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Tecra Z50 is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Tecra Z50 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the Tecra Z50 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Tecra Z50 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Tecra Z50 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 available for around the same time as it.

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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 laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

At 2 megapixels, the Tecra Z50 has a fairly high front camera resolution compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Tecra Z50. The front camera resolutions of laptops of this type and age range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Tecra Z50 is 12GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Tecra Z50 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z50.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Tecra Z50 is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra Z50 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Tecra Z50 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

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

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra Z50 range from 200MHz to 650MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Tecra Z50 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs of this age and type is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. At only 1,000 megahertz, the Tecra Z50 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra Z50.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z50 range from 4GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the Tecra Z50 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Tecra Z50.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z50 have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. At only 256 gigabytes, the Tecra Z50 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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 notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra Z50.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years, the Toshiba Tecra Z50 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz. The Toshiba Tecra Z50 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.6 gigahertz) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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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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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z50

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the Tecra Z50 has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z50.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (£1,385.00) (8.2h).

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Average Weight

At 1.8 kilograms, the Tecra Z50 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

There are a number of alternative 1.8kg heavy laptops currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Tecra Z50.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
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 (64-Bit)
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
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum 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
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
4G Standard
3G Standard
2G Standard
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
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
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
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Optional 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 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
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 Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Toshiba Reliability Guarantee
Power Cord Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers z50a142, z50a128
Barcodes 04051528123784, 04051528123791, 04051528123807

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