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

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BIG SCREEN PORTABILITYThe super thin and light Tecra Z50-A Ultrabook weighs from1.8kg and features a 39.6 cm (15.6") non-reflective screen and long battery life so you can be productive in and... More
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Toshiba Tecra Z50 : Review
Review of the Toshiba Tecra Z50-A-11V
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12 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Laptop Reviews

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,100 megahertz, the Tecra Z50 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Tecra Z50. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Tecra Z50 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz.

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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 laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of this spec and age is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Tecra Z50 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around 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 portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra Z50.

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

If the storage medium of this Toshiba portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Elitebook 820 G2[pl_2886802_price] (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2[pl_2897415_price] (SSD) both from HP.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Tecra Z50 has a better processor family than most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. This laptop has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The best processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Tecra Z50 is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Tecra Z50 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra Z50, the Tecra Z50 has a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on laptops of this type and age.

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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 notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

The Tecra Z50 has a quite high front camera resolution (2 megapixels) compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra Z50. The lowest front camera resolution of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra Z50 is 0.3MP, the highest is 2MP, and the average front camera resolution is 1MP.

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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 notebook PCs of this type and age.

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6 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 100MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. The Toshiba Tecra Z50 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Notebook PCs of this spec and age have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. At only 1.74 gigabytes, the Tecra Z50 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Tecra Z50.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra Z50 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The average total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Tecra Z50 is 550GB.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo T550[plb_2881392_price] (180GB).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra Z50, the Tecra Z50 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z50

Released Over a Year Ago

Toshiba released the Tecra Z50 over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the Tecra Z50 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

We compared all the other 2GHz processor clock speed portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think the HP ENVY 17[plb_2351338_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Tecra Z50 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 8 hours, the Toshiba Tecra Z50 has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If this notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T440[plb_2781730_price] (8.4h).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra Z50 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra Z50.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the HP Pavilion 14-ab166us[plb_3010778_price] (6GB).

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Average Weight

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

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HP ProBook 440[plb_2351422_price] (1.8kg).

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Specification

Features
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Colour
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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
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
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
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
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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
Power Cord Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
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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 z50a15, z50a15q, toshiba z50, toshiba z50a, toshiba pt544e05v02, toshiba pt544e05v02k, toshiba pt544e05v02ke, toshiba pt544e05v02ken
Barcodes 04051528145960, 04051528164459, 04053162597822

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