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Medium processor core notebooks manufactured by Toshiba have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor core notebooks) and found that Toshiba also has good reviews across its entire range.
SSD Storage Medium
The Tecra Z50 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most medium processor core notebooks that were launched 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. The worst storage medium of all comparable spec portable PCs that are older than a year is HDD and the best is Flash.
We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media and we think the Fujitsu LifeBook E544 which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
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 laptop, which is the most frequently found display resolution.
This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all comparable spec laptops that are more than a year old.
A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across similar types of laptop.
Intel Core I7-4xxx Processor Family
The Toshiba Tecra Z50 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. This notebook has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, whereas most comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all medium processor core notebooks that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z50 is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.
If the processor family of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 (£1,399.98) (Intel Core i7-3xxx), the Fujitsu LifeBook U772 (Intel Core i7-3xxx), or the Asus X550CA (Intel Core i7-3xxx) which also has a higher rating.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Tecra Z50 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Tecra Z50 do not have a full-size keyboard.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other medium processor core notebooks that are older than a year, the Tecra Z50 has a front camera.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude E6540.
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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The Toshiba Tecra Z50 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.3 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebooks of this age. Across all the notebooks that have been around for more than a year the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This portable PC has 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n WiFi standards, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs that are one year old.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebooks that are one year old.
Fairly High Front Camera Resolution
With a front camera resolution of 2 megapixels, the Tecra Z50 has a fairly high front camera resolution compared to most of the other similar spec notebooks that are one year old. The average front camera resolution of portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Tecra Z50 is 1.3MP.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Tecra Z50 is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB. The Tecra Z50 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age.
Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory
The average maximum internal memory of notebooks that have been around for more than a year is 12GB. The Toshiba Tecra Z50 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.
Three USB 3.0 Ports
The Toshiba Tecra Z50 is a three USB 3.0 port notebook.
Quite Big Processor Cache
The average processor cache of comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than a year is 2.9MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Tecra Z50 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other one year old medium processor core notebooks.
4.0 LE Bluetooth Version
The Tecra Z50 supports a better bluetooth version than most comparable spec portable PCs that are more than a year old. This Toshiba portable PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, whereas most medium processor core notebooks that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 4 Bluetooth version. The bluetooth version of all notebooks of a comparable age and type to the Tecra Z50 ranges from 4 (worst) to 4.0 EDR (best).
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Very Small Total Storage Capacity
Portable PCs of this age and spec have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1,500GB. The Tecra Z50 has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other one year old medium processor core notebooks.
If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the ThinkPad T440 (180GB), or the ThinkPad X240 (180GB) both from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.
6 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z50
Over Two Years Old
This laptop was released over two years ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.1 gigahertz, the Tecra Z50 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.
Average Screen Size
The Toshiba Tecra Z50 has a relatively average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra Z50.
If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Asus X751LDV (17.3"), or the [plb_2499421] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.
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Average Battery Life
At 8 hours, the Tecra Z50 has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebooks that have been available for more than a year.
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