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Toshiba R50

Toshiba R50 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Aug 2015
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The smart, thin and light 15.6 Satellite Pro R50 laptop is the proven reliable professional that's designed, built and tested to keep your business moving forwards. Busy execs can enjoy unplugged... More
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16 Reasons For

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 22 owner reviews this notebook PC has a fantastic overall owner rating.

Reasonably Priced

Several customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good value for money. James Crawford mentioned in his review of this laptop two years ago “Good value, high quality” . Rogerc mentioned in their Toshiba R50 review “Great for the price”. Rogerc also wrote “A great machine for the price, especially if you're looking for a true portable”.

One Toshiba R50 reviewer who bought the Toshiba R50 reckoned that it was cheap. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review on expert website Expert Reviews “The Toshiba Satellite Pro R50B is a budget business laptop in a rugged-feeling chassis” nonetheless they only gave the product a score of 3 stars.

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Robust

Four Toshiba R50 owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was well made. Two years ago Big Norm said “Well built - does the job”. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com said in their review of this laptop “Instead aims to nail its business blueprint with solid performance, great ergonomics” . Two years ago expert website Techradar.com said “It's got good ergonomics, build quality and value.” in their review.

One customer who purchased the product considered that it was strong and durable. Rogerc mentioned in their review of this laptop “Robust, great keyboard compared to my previous laptop”.

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Toshiba Laptops Have Good Reviews

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

Good Product Quality

Several people who bought the Toshiba R50 mentioned that it was good quality.

Easy to Use

Several Toshiba R50 owners who reviewed it thought it was easy to use. Rosie and Christopher Joules said on Amazon “This is a good product - easy to use and set up” and scored it very highly. Snapperd wrote in their review of this laptop on Amazon “Has easy to use brightness and volume controls” and rated the Toshiba R50 as excellent.

Nice Design

Some customers who reviewed this laptop considered that it was ergonomic. One Toshiba R50 owner who reviewed this laptop reckoned that it was a good design. S Thomas wrote on Amazon “Design excellent battery life good love it”.

Good Battery Life

Some Toshiba R50 reviewers who bought the Toshiba R50 mentioned that it had a good battery life. Expertreviews.co.uk said on expert website Expert Reviews “The Satellite Pro R50 is a competent business laptop with a good CPU and decent battery life.”.

Good Size

A number of Toshiba R50 owners who purchased the product considered that it was thin. Two years ago S. Indra mentioned “The laptop is thin and lithe.” in their review and gave the Toshiba R50 a rating of 4 stars. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net wrote in their review “The customer gets a plain and slim office laptop that consumes”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person said in their reviews that it was quiet. Sarka Nezvalova scored the product 4 stars and mentioned in their review “One star down for small quality of loudspeakers-maximum size is still quietly”.

Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Toshiba R50 has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the R50. Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.2GHz.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.4GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including the Elitebook 820 G2, or the ZBook 14 both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 15 7000 which has better reviews.

If this laptop processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the UX303UB (2.5GHz), or the X555UB (2.5GHz) both from Asus or the Toshiba Z30 (2.6GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Toshiba R50 has a better processor family than most medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of this age and spec have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

An Intel Core i7 processor family is actually the best processor family across all portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the R50.

The worst processor family across similar types of portable PC is AMD E.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba R50 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the R50 ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the R50, the Toshiba R50 has a front camera.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this portable PC and we think the Fujitsu LifeBook S904, and the Acer Aspire E5-571 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of laptops of this spec and age range from 1MB to 6MB. The Toshiba R50 has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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13 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this portable PC is 68% based on seventeen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and notebookcheck.net.

Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This laptop has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba R50 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the R50 do have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to look at including the Toshiba Tecra Z50, the Lenovo X1 Carbon, or the DELL Inspiron 15 3542.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable 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.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba A50, the Lenovo E455, or the HP 15-ac055nr.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the Fujitsu LifeBook S904 (SSD), the Lenovo X250 (SSD), or the Panasonic Toughbook 31 (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Laptops of a similar age and type to the R50 have internal memorys of between 2GB and 16GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba R50 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the R50.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the X240, the X250, or the ThinkPad W550 all from Lenovo which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C70-C (6GB), the Asus X555LA (6GB), or the HP Pavilion 14-ab166us (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the R50, the Toshiba R50's maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the R50 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Toshiba R50 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the R50 also do not have a touchscreen.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a touchscreen that you might also want to consider include the Fujitsu LifeBook S904, the DELL Latitude 12 5000, or the Acer Aspire S7-393 which also has a higher rating.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

With a display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter, the Toshiba R50 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. Laptops of this age and type have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m².

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Very Small Operating Shock

Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for more than a year the operating shocks range from 0.66G to 140G, and the average operating shock is 77G. With an operating shock of only 10 gravity, the Toshiba R50 has a fairly small operating shock compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the R50.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The front camera resolution (numeric)s of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the R50 range from 0.3MP to 2MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 1MP. With a front camera resolution (numeric) of only 0.9 megapixels, the Toshiba R50 has one of the lower front camera resolution (numeric)s amongst laptops of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

The operating vibrations of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the R50 range from 0.5G to 110G, and the average operating vibration is 1.5G. The Toshiba R50 has a quite small operating vibration (only 0.5 gravity) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the R50.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba R50

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Toshiba R50 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the R50.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP 15, the Lenovo ThinkPad E540, or the Fujitsu LifeBook A514.

If you are looking for a bigger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Aspire E5-772 (17.3" and higher rated), or the Aspire E5-772 (17.3" and higher rated) both from Acer.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 750 gigabytes, the Toshiba R50 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the R50.

We compared all the other 750GB total storage capacity portable PCs to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the MSI CR61 2M, the HP ProBook 450, and the Toshiba Satellite C55-C is also worth considering.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire E5-772 (1TB), the Lenovo G50-70 (1TB), or the HP ZBook 14 G2 (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Toshiba R50 has a relatively typical weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the R50.

There are a number of other 2.3kg heavy laptops currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B, the HP 350, or the Asus P550LDV.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 7.5 hours, the Toshiba R50 has a fairly standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

We compared this laptop to all the other 7.5h battery life portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Satellite L50-C, and the L50-C both from Toshiba or the HP Pavilion 15-ab045sa is also worth considering.

If you want a portable PC with a longer battery life (max) then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook A555 (8h), or the Lenovo B50-45 (8h) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
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
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
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 Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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
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
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
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
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
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 Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Face Recognition
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
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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One Less USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity

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