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Toshiba A50

Toshiba A50 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.7GHz 4GB Aug 2015
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Built for professionals, this 15.6 notebook boasts an impressive business class performance for faster, smarter and more efficient productivity. The ergonomic backlit and spill-resistant A4... More
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Toshiba Laptops Have Good Reviews

Toshiba has good average ratings for its medium processor cores notebook PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the A50 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Toshiba A50 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the A50.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

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

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16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Toshiba A50 has more maximum number of PCI Express laness than most of the notebook PCs of this age and spec. Most of the portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the A50 only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, however this portable PC has 16 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Very New PCI Express Slots Version

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago have PCI Express slots versions of between 2 and 3. At 3, the Toshiba A50 has a fairly new PCI Express slots version compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the A50.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the A50, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of the Toshiba A50 of 1,250 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the A50 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. The Toshiba A50 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencys (400 megahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Fast Processor Frequency

When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the A50, the processor frequency of the Toshiba A50 of 2.7 gigahertz is one of the fastest. The average processor frequency of portable PCs that were released one year ago is 2.2GHz, and the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3GHz.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 2.7GHz processor clock speed portable PCs and we think the DELL Latitude E6440 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba A50 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. Most notebook PCs of this age and spec support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Comparable spec laptops that came out more than a year ago processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Toshiba A50 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. Across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year the processor family ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the A50, the Toshiba A50 has a front camera.

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Very Fast Processor Boost Frequency

Laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the A50 have processor boost frequencys of between 2GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 2.9GHz. At 3.4 gigahertz, the Toshiba A50 has a very fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the A50.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The Toshiba A50 has a fairly fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. Laptops that are a similar age to the A50 have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM.

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802.11g Wi-Fi Standards

The Toshiba A50 has an 802.11g wi-Fi standards which is better than the 802.11n wi-Fi standards found on most notebook PCs of this age and type. In addition, this notebook PC have an 802.11a and 802.11ac wi-Fi standards. The worst Wi-Fi standard of all portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the A50 is IEEE 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The smallest battery capacity (Watt hours) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the A50 is 23Wh and the biggest is 120Wh. With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of 67 watt-hours, the Toshiba A50's battery capacity (Watt hours) is one of the biggest amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the A50.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The Toshiba A50 is a six number of battery cells laptop.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year is 38mAh, the biggest is 8,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,700mAh. At 5,700 milliamperes * hour, the Toshiba A50 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the A50.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

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

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba A50 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the A50 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The shortest battery life (max) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year is 2.5h and the longest is 24h. With a battery life (max) of only 4.5 hours, the Toshiba A50 has one of the shorter battery life (max)s amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

There are a number of other 4.5h battery life laptops currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the HP 17-f226nz.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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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 frequently found display resolution on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the A50 range from 1GB to 4.1GB. The Toshiba A50 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the A50.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the A50, the Toshiba A50 does not have a touchscreen.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

With a display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter, the Toshiba A50 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the A50. The average display brightness of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the A50 is 270 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m².

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The front camera resolution (numeric)s of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the A50 range from 0.3MP to 2MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 1MP. At only 0.9 megapixels, the Toshiba A50 has a fairly low front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the A50.

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Very Small Operating Shock

The Toshiba A50 has a fairly small operating shock (only 10 gravity) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. The smallest operating shock of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the A50 is 0.66G and the biggest is 130G.

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Heavy

Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg. With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Toshiba A50 is one of the heavier medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the A50 amongst laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the A50 have hard drive capacitys of between 250GB and 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB. At only 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba A50 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

At only 0.5 gravity, the Toshiba A50 has a quite small operating vibration compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The operating vibrations of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 0.5G to 110G.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba A50

Released Over a Year Ago

This laptop has been on the market for over a year.

Average Display Diagonal

The Toshiba A50 has a fairly standard display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the A50.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba A50 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for more than a year.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo T450s (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba A50 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
ESATA/USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Operating Vibration
Operating Shock
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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