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Toshiba Satellite C50-A

Toshiba Satellite C50-A 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.13GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 2.13GHz 4GB Jan 2014
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The Satellite C50 series offers great value and great quality for everyday computing and features a 39.6cm (15.6 ) display and textured matt black finish. Extensive connectivity options are... More
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Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

We checked 3,511 expert and user reviews for Toshiba notebook PCs and found that on average Toshiba has good reviews. We also found that Toshiba has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite C50-A is 1.9GB, and the maximum graphics adapter memory capacity range from 0.38GB to 5.9GB. With a maximum graphics adapter memory of 1.792 gigabytes, the Satellite C50-A has a fairly big maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite C50-A range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. The Toshiba Satellite C50-A has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The Satellite C50-A has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite C50-A have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15".

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the HP Pavilion 17 (17.3").

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite C50-A, the Satellite C50-A has a front camera.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Satellite C50-A supports a 1,066MHz 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 laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C50-A processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,600MHz (best).

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the Satellite C50-A. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite C50-A the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum graphics adapter memory of similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 380MB to 5.9GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 2GB. At 1,792 megabyte, the Satellite C50-A has a fairly big maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite C50-A.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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28 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Satellite C50-A is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. At only 756 megahertz, the Satellite C50-A has a very slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite C50-A.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processor of the Toshiba Satellite C50-A of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite C50-A is 23GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Satellite C50-A is a laptop that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Satellite C50-A is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

The Satellite C50-A is a two SATA connector laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have between two and three SATA connectors.

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Quite Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 3.5 hours, the Satellite C50-A has a very short battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Satellite C50-A. The average battery life of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Satellite C50-A is 24h.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite C50-A does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C50-A.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and 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.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Satellite C50-A has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than most portable PCs of this type and age. Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50-A the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Satellite C50-A has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite C50-A. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T520 is also worth considering.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Satellite C50-A that we have assessed, the Satellite C50-A's memory clock speed of only 1,066 megahertz is one of the slowest. The average memory clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50-A is 1,600MHz.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

The average cache memory of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 3MB, and the cache memories range from 1MB to 4MB. The Satellite C50-A has a very small cache memory (only 1 megabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite C50-A is 2.9MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB. At only 1 megabyte, the Satellite C50-A has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite C50-A.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Satellite C50-A is a two processor thread laptop.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memories of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C50-A range from 8.1GB to 33GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8,192 megabytes, the Satellite C50-A has one of the smallest maximum internal memories amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Slow Processor Front Side Bus

The average processor front side bus of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite C50-A is 1,400MHz. The Toshiba Satellite C50-A has a fairly slow processor front side bus (only 1,066 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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 similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Slow Maximum WiFi Data Rate

The average maximum WiFi data rate of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Satellite C50-A is 340 Mbit/s, and the maximum WiFi data rate range from 150 Mbit/s to 870 Mbit/s. At only 150 megabits per second, the Satellite C50-A has a fairly slow maximum WiFi data rate compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50-A.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Satellite C50-A is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite C50-A, the Satellite C50-A does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

At only 0.9 megapixels, the Satellite C50-A has a fairly low front camera resolution compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C50-A. The front camera resolutions of laptops that are a similar age to the Satellite C50-A range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 12GB. The Toshiba Satellite C50-A has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 3GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz. When compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago, the maximum turbo frequency of the Satellite C50-A of only 2.39 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The Satellite C50-A has a L2 processor cache which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have a L3 processor cache.

A L2 processor cache is actually the worst processor cache level amongst all laptops that came out more than two years ago.

A L3 processor cache is the best processor cache level amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Very Slow CD-RW Write Speed

At only 4 CD-speeds, the Satellite C50-A has a quite slow CD-RW write speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite C50-A. The slowest CD-RW write speed of portable PCs of this age and spec is 4x and the fastest is 24x.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of portable PCs of this age and spec is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. The hard drive speed of the Satellite C50-A of only 5,400 revolutions per minute is one of the slowest amongst portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite C50-A.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite C50-A

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Toshiba laptop was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.13 gigahertz, the Satellite C50-A has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C50-A.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C55-B (2.16GHz).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the Satellite C50-A has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
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
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
DVD-RAM Write Speed
DVD+RW Write Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD+R Write Speed
DVD-RW Write Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD-R Write Speed
CD-RW Write Speed
CD-R Write Speed
Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
HD DVD-ROM Write Speed
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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 2.0 Ports Quantity
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
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® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
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
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
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 Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Display Technology

Expert Reviews

(1)
4 February 2008

Despite the A200?s average screen performance it?s a decent all-rounder and is well suited to digital music and video fans...

Decent all-round specification Good connections and media support
Screen performance and HD playback could be better Lack of customisable keys on keyboard

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c50a1j, c50a1jn, toshiba c50a1, toshiba c50a1j, toshiba c50a1jn
Barcodes 04051528113655, 04051528115352

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