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Toshiba Tecra Z50 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB Mar 2014
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Toshiba Tecra Z50 : Review
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17 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 3,511 user and expert 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 notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for around the same time as 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 portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z50 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Tecra Z50 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all portable PCs of this age and spec.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across comparable types of laptop.

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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 most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Toshiba laptop 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 amongst all laptops of this age and type.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop 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 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 amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z50.

The worst storage medium amongst similar types of portable PC is HDD.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Tecra Z50 is 5.3GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Tecra Z50 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Tecra Z50.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15". The Toshiba Tecra Z50 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 15.6" laptops and we think the Acer Aspire V5-572G which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Tecra Z50 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Front Camera

The Tecra Z50 has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z50.

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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 similar type and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC 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 more than two years.

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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 this age and type. Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra Z50 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Tecra Z50 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst laptops of this age.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Tecra Z50 is a three USB 3.0 port laptop.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Tecra Z50 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Tecra Z50 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 23GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the Tecra Z50 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra Z50.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 128 gigabytes, the Tecra Z50 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the HP EliteBook 840 (180GB).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of a comparable age and type 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.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Tecra Z50 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

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

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 16,384 megabytes, the Toshiba Tecra Z50 has a very small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Tecra Z50. The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Tecra Z50 is 8.1GB and the biggest is 33GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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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 Battery Life

At 8 hours, the Tecra Z50 has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra Z50.

If this Toshiba portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (8.2h).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.9 gigahertz, the Toshiba Tecra Z50 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Tecra Z50.

Alternative 1.9GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available which you might also want to consider include the Lenovo ThinkPad T431s which has better reviews.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Latitude 14 E5450 (£490.80) (2GHz), or the Latitude 15 5000 (2GHz) both from DELL or the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (2GHz).

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Average Weight

At 1.8 kilograms, the Tecra Z50 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Specification

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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
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Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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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 z50a10, z50a12, z50a10p, z50a12l, toshiba z50, toshiba z50a, apple i54210, apple i54210u, toshiba i54210, toshiba i54210u, toshiba pt544e05v02, toshiba pt544e05v02k, toshiba pt544e05v02ke, toshiba pt544e05v02ken
Barcodes 04051528117288, 04051528123852

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