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Toshiba Satellite C50-A
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Toshiba Satellite C50-A 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.13GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 2.13GHz 4GB Feb 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 Portable PCs

Toshiba has good average ratings for its medium processor cores notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum graphics adapter memory of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite C50-A is 0.12GB, the biggest is 5.9GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 1.8GB. At 1.792 gigabytes, the Satellite C50-A has a fairly big maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The Satellite C50-A has a quite big display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. Across all the similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago the display diagonals range from 10" to 18", and the average display diagonal is 15".

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Satellite C50-A has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Toshiba Satellite C50-A is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity laptop. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite C50-A have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The Satellite C50-A is a six number of battery cells laptop. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Satellite C50-A have between one and eight number of battery cellss.

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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25 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C50-A, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of the Satellite C50-A of only 756 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Only Two Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)s

Most notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago use two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s, including the Toshiba Satellite C50-A which uses two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.

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

The Toshiba Satellite C50-A is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC.

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Only Two Total Number of SATA Connectorss

Most laptops that came out more than two years ago have between two and three total number of SATA connectorss, including the Satellite C50-A which has two total number of SATA connectorss.

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Quite Short Battery Life (max)

The Satellite C50-A has a very short battery life (max) (only 3.3 hours) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Satellite C50-A. The battery life (max)s of comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Satellite C50-A range from 2h to 5,200h, and the average battery life (max) is 31h.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C50-A do not have a full-size keyboard. The Toshiba Satellite C50-A is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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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 typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

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

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite C50-A have internal memorys of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,066 megahertz, the Satellite C50-A has a very slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite C50-A. The average memory clock speed of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50-A is 1,600MHz.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB. With a processor cache of only 1 megabyte, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Only Two Processor Threadss

Most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite C50-A have between two and three processor threadss, including the Satellite C50-A which has two processor threadss.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Slow Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)

At only 150 megabits per second, the Satellite C50-A has a quite slow wi-Fi data rate (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite C50-A. The wi-Fi data rate (max)s of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50-A range from 150 Mbit/s to 870 Mbit/s, and the average wi-Fi data rate (max) is 320 Mbit/s.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Satellite C50-A does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec also do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

At only 0.9 megapixels, the Satellite C50-A has a quite low front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Satellite C50-A. The average front camera resolution (numeric) of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50-A is 2.9MP.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite C50-A have maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of between 2GB and 32GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the Satellite C50-A has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite C50-A.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Laptops that were launched more than two years ago have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Satellite C50-A has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The Satellite C50-A has one of the slowest processor boost frequencys (only 2.39 gigahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite C50-A the processor boost frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacitys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite C50-A range from 250GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. The Satellite C50-A has a fairly small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50-A.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Satellite C50-A the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Satellite C50-A has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Satellite C50-A.

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Quite Slow CD-RW Write Speed

The CD-RW write speeds of similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago range from 1x to 24x, and the average CD-RW write speed is 6.8x. With a CD-RW write speed of only 4 CD-speeds, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A has one of the slower CD-RW write speeds amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite C50-A

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this medium processor cores notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.13 gigahertz, the Satellite C50-A has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Satellite C50-A.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Satellite C50-A has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C50-A.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite C50-A.

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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
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
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
CD Read Speed
Disc Types Supported
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 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® Rapid Start Technology
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)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
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
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

(3)
31 July 2015

The popular sub-Rs 30,000 price band comprises a ton of laptops vying for your business. While some manufacturers mange to nail a good balance of price and performance, others tend to overreach on... Read more…

Affordable price
Gorgeous design
Decent battery life
Sturdy chassis, capable mid, range processor, good keyboard, very affordable
Sturdy chassis, capable midrange processor, good keyboard, very affordable
Chassis will scratch
Screen glare
Very heavy
Boring design, middling battery life, slow hard disk, terrible audio
Fast Ethernet only
31 January 2015

It's far from perfect, but this notebook makes a solid case for itself as a budget offering, despite portability and battery life issues...

Relatively good performance
Cheap
Plenty of storage space
No optical drive
It's a hefty machine
Disappointing battery life
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

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c50a1j, c50a1l, c50a1jw, c50a1jm, c50a1lw, c50a1jt, c50a1jmn, toshiba c50a1, toshiba c50a1j, toshiba c50a1jm, toshiba pscjee00600, toshiba pscjee00600x, toshiba pscjee00600xg, toshiba pscjee00600xgr
Barcodes 00799632636069, 04051528111194, 04051528111255, 04051528111262, 04051528111279, 04051528111286, 04051528111293, 04051528111309, 04051528115307, 04051528115680, 04051528119077

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