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

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Toshiba Tecra Z50 : Review
Review of the Toshiba Tecra Z50-A-11V
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15 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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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.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

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

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

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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 most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of this spec and age.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Tecra Z50 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The internal memory of laptops of this age and spec range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Toshiba Tecra Z50 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as 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 actually the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst comparable types of portable PC.

If you are looking for a laptop with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the X1 Carbon[pl_2432329_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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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 type and age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Tecra Z50 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra Z50.

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Has a Front Camera

The Tecra Z50 has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z50 also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec 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 medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average front camera resolution of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra Z50 is 28MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Tecra Z50 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Tecra Z50 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Tecra Z50 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Laptops that came out around the same time as the Tecra Z50 have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the HP 2570p[plb_3229152_price] (320GB) which is also higher rated.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

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

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Tecra Z50 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of this age and type.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z50

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the Tecra Z50 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Tecra Z50.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Toshiba Tecra Z50 has a pretty average screen size 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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Average Battery Life

The Toshiba Tecra Z50 has a relatively typical battery life (8 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z50.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 8h battery life portable PCs and we think the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2232382_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3102084_price] (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 a similar spec and age to the Tecra Z50.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude 3330[plb_2111446_price] (1.8kg).

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Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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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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