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Toshiba Tecra Z50 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

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Toshiba Tecra Z50 : Review
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30 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site concluded that they would endorse this Toshiba portable PC. Pclab.pl gave this Toshiba notebook PC a "Recommended" award.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on fifteen expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, PC Mag, Laptopmag.com and notebookcheck.net the average expert rating of this notebook PC is 83 out of 100. That puts this Toshiba notebook PC in the top 8% of all the laptops of this age and spec.

Toshiba Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Toshiba is one of the better rated laptop manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Toshiba also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Good Technical Features

A number of Toshiba Tecra Z50 owners who purchased it thought it had good features. Expert website Laptopmag.com mentioned “It features a decently bright 15.6-inch full-HD display” in their review of the Toshiba Tecra Z50. Notebookcheck.net rated it 4 stars and mentioned two years ago “Naturally, all kinds of security features alongside swift yet energy-efficient processors are available”. Also two years ago Expertreviews.co.uk said on Expert Reviews “This capable business laptop has plenty of extra features.” in their review of the Toshiba Tecra Z50.

Good Size

Several customers who bought the product agreed that it was thin. Pcmag.com wrote in their review on PC Mag “The Toshiba Tecra Z50-A1503 has design flair with a slim chassis and an attractive metal exterior” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Notebookcheck.net said in their review of the Toshiba Tecra Z50 two years ago “Slim outline are to convince business users” .

Nice Design

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was a good design.

One person thought the Toshiba Tecra Z50 was good looking. This month expert website Laptopmag.com wrote “For those looking for a big 15-inch multimedia notebook to crunch numbers or edit photos and videos, Toshiba's Z50 ($1,599 as tested) might look like a pretty good candidate” in their Toshiba Tecra Z50 review.

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Good Connectivity

One Toshiba Tecra Z50 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was good in terms of USB connections. Expertreviews.co.uk said on expert review site Expert Reviews “The Z50-A-11-H has four USB ports, three of which are USB3” in their review of the Toshiba Tecra Z50.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was good in terms of HDMI connections.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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

Most portable PCs of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Tecra Z50 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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12 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z50 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Toshiba Tecra Z50 which has 12 PCI Express lanes (max).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Tecra Z50 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 common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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

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Very Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Tecra Z50 is 5.3GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Tecra Z50 that we have assessed the internal memory of, the Toshiba Tecra Z50's internal memory of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 16GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_2548954_price].

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Tecra Z50 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. Across all portable PCs of this spec and age the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The 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 type and age to it. This Toshiba laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop'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 came out around the same time as the Tecra Z50.

Across similar types of laptop 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 most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar 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.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z50.

The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of notebook PC is HDD.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media and we think the XPS 13[pl_2556381_price], the Latitude E6540[pl_2556859_price], and the Latitude E6440[pl_2556882_price] all from DELL which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Screen Size

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z50 the screen sizes range from 10" to 18". The Tecra Z50 has a fairly big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 15.6" notebook PCs to this laptop and we think the Acer Aspire V5-572G[plb_1569977_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the Inspiron 17[pl_2253146_price] (17.3"), or the Inspiron 17R[pl_2548954_price] (17.3") both from DELL which is also higher rated.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Tecra Z50 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Tecra Z50.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might want to look at including the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_2548954_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra Z50 range from 1GB to 1.5TB. With a total storage capacity of 512 gigabytes, the Tecra Z50 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Tecra Z50.

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Has a Front Camera

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 has a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP 8440p[plb_2912403_price], or the Acer Aspire S3[plb_2647566_price].

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Tecra Z50 is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z50 is 3GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.3 gigahertz, the Toshiba Tecra Z50 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of 2 megapixels, the Tecra Z50 has one of the higher front camera resolutions amongst portable PCs of this age. The lowest front camera resolution of laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z50 is 0.3MP, the highest is 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Tecra Z50 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 12GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Tecra Z50 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Tecra Z50 range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most portable PCs of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Tecra Z50 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Tecra Z50 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of this type and age the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z50 is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. The Tecra Z50 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 16 gigabytes, the Tecra Z50 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops that were launched around the same time as the Tecra Z50 is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra Z50 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Tecra Z50 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

Other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at include the Asus VivoBook S200[plb_1482031_price], or the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price].

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Tecra Z50 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra Z50 is 5,900 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Tecra Z50 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Tecra Z50.

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Quite Big Display Response Rise/fall

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the display response rise/falls range from 8ms to 35ms. With a display response rise/fall of 17 milliseconds, the Tecra Z50 has one of the bigger display response rise/falls amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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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 portable PCs of this age and type.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z50

Released Over Two Years Ago

Toshiba released the Tecra Z50 over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.1 gigahertz, the Tecra Z50 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra Z50.

If this Toshiba laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the HP 8440p[plb_2912403_price] (2.4GHz), or the DELL Latitude E6440[plb_2556882_price] (2.7GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the Toshiba Tecra Z50 has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Tecra Z50.

If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook U554[plb_2356556_price] (11h).

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Average Weight

At 1.8 kilograms, the Tecra Z50 has a relatively average weight 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.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
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 (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
Flash Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Response Rise/fall
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
4G
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 Port
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
Integrated TV Tuner
Keyboard
Full-Size 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 Clear Video Technology
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 ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
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 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
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Toshiba Reliability Guarantee
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 z50a14, z50a15, z50a17, 8gb500, z50a17u, z50a17r, z50a167, 8gb500g, z50a14z, z50a15v, z50a17w, 8gb500gb, toshiba z50a17, toshiba z50a17w, toshiba pt545e04m03, toshiba pt545e04m03t, toshiba pt545e04m03ti, toshiba pt545e04m03tit
Barcodes 04051528136203, 04051528145830, 04051528145953, 04051528151398, 04051528151404, 04051528168297, 04051528173789, 04051528182729

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