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Toshiba Tecra Z50 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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Toshiba Tecra Z50 : Review
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Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Medium processor core notebook PCs built by Toshiba have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Toshiba also has good ratings across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z50 is 950MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,100 megahertz, the Tecra Z50 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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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 the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra Z50.

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

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Very Big Internal Memory

Notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Tecra Z50 have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z50 that we have checked, the Toshiba Tecra Z50's internal memory of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Tecra Z50 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better 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 have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z50 processor families range from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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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 are a comparable age 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 Toshiba notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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SSD Storage Medium

The Toshiba Tecra Z50 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age 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 in fact the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Tecra Z50.

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

There are a number of alternative laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might want to look at including the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2699671_price], or the Lenovo X250[plb_2928645_price] which is cheaper.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2413902_price] (SSD), or the Lenovo T450[plb_2993344_price] (SSD).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra Z50, the Toshiba Tecra Z50 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Lenovo G500[plb_2337749_price], and the DELL XPS 13[plb_2739272_price] which is cheaper; or the Lenovo T450s[plb_3149778_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Tecra Z50 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z50 also have a front camera.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a front camera to this portable PC and we think the Lenovo T450s[plb_3149778_price] which has better reviews; or the Lenovo G500[plb_2337749_price], and the DELL XPS 13[plb_2739272_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Tecra Z50 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Tecra Z50, the Tecra Z50's maximum turbo frequency of 3.3 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

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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 the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 2MP. With a front camera resolution of 2 megapixels, the Toshiba Tecra Z50 has one of the higher front camera resolutions amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Laptops of this type and age have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB. At 4 megabytes, the Tecra Z50 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Tecra Z50.

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Windows 8 Optional Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro optional operating system, which is the most commonly found optional operating system on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

At 60 watt-hours, the Tecra Z50 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z50. The average battery capacity of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z50 is 46Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Tecra Z50 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Toshiba Tecra Z50 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Tecra Z50 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB. At only 1.74 gigabytes, the Tecra Z50 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Tecra Z50.

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Pricey

The cheapeast portable PCs of this age and type that we found costs £149 and the most expensive costs £3,405. We think that this laptop looks expensive for a laptop of this type and age.

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Tecra Z50 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Tecra Z50 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL XPS 13[plb_2739272_price], or the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2699671_price] which is also cheaper.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z50

Recent Price Increase of £6.20

The Tecra Z50 has increased in price by £6.20 yesterday.

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Toshiba released the Tecra Z50.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Toshiba Tecra Z50 has a fairly typical processor clock speed (2.1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T450s[plb_2967417_price] (2.2GHz and cheaper), or the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2783808_price] (2.2GHz and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

The Tecra Z50 has a pretty typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra Z50.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including the Lenovo G500[plb_2337749_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the Toshiba Tecra Z50 has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo X240[plb_2939879_price] (8.7h), or the Toshiba Z40[plb_2984386_price] (9h) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

The Tecra Z50 has a fairly standard weight (1.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Tecra Z50 has a relatively average total storage capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra Z50.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the G500[pl_2337749_price] (500GB and cheaper), or the X240[pl_2939879_price] (500GB and cheaper) both from Lenovo or the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2862103_price] (500GB and cheaper).

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Specification

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PCI Express Lane (max)
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
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Display
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Touch Sensitive Screen
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Full HD
LED Backlight
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Video
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Graphics
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Maximum Resolution
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Built-In Microphone
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Audio System
Camera
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Front Camera
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4G
4G Standard
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Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
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Microphone in Port
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DisplayPort
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VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
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SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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Integrated TV Tuner
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Accelerometer
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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
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
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
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Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
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Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
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Cable Lock Slot
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Weight
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Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Toshiba Reliability Guarantee
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Internal Modem
Resolution of Internal Video Mode

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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

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