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Toshiba Satellite C50-A 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Feb 2014
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Good Expert Reviews

This portable PC received a score of 80% from laptop expert review website techradar.com/au/.

Good Connectivity

Some people who bought the product agreed that it was ethernet compatible. Dnaindia.com wrote in their review of this laptop “Fast Ethernet only”. Dnaindia.com also mentioned “Alleen Fast Ethernet”.

Toshiba Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

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

Reasonably Priced

Some Toshiba Satellite C50-A reviewers who reviewed the Toshiba Satellite C50-A agreed that it was good value for money. Expert website Dnaindia.com said two years ago “The popular sub-Rs 30,000 price band comprises a ton of laptops vying for your business” in their review of this laptop. Dnaindia.com also wrote “While some manufacturers mange to nail a good balance of price and performance, others tend to overreach on their asking price”. Dnaindia.com also said “Affordable price”.

Robust

A number of Toshiba Satellite C50-A owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was strong and durable. Dnaindia.com mentioned in their Toshiba Satellite C50-A review “Sturdy chassis, capable mid, range processor, good keyboard, very affordable”.

One customer who reviewed the Toshiba Satellite C50-A mentioned that it was well made. Two years ago expert website Techradar.com/au/ wrote in their Toshiba Satellite C50-A review “This notebook makes a solid case for itself as a budget offering, despite portability”.

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Large Storage Capacity

One Toshiba Satellite C50-A reviewer mentioned that the product had good storage. Techradar.com/au/ mentioned in their review of the Toshiba Satellite C50-A “Plenty of storage space”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Toshiba Satellite C50-A reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was quiet. Dnaindia.com wrote two years ago “Always operates quietly”.

Nice Design

One Toshiba Satellite C50-A owner who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good looking. Dnaindia.com mentioned “Gorgeous design”. One Toshiba Satellite C50-A reviewer who bought the product concluded that it was ergonomic. Dnaindia.com mentioned “Ergonomic keyboard” in their review of the Toshiba Satellite C50-A.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

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

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Fairly New PCI Express Slots Version

The Satellite C50-A has a quite new PCI Express slots version (3) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite C50-A the PCI Express slots versions range from 2 to 3.

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16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Satellite C50-A has more maximum number of PCI Express laness than most of the similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50-A. Most of the laptops of this spec and age 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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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

Laptops that were released around the same time as the Satellite C50-A have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

The Satellite C50-A has a fairly fast processor frequency (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Satellite C50-A. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50-A have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.5GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including the HP 8460p[plb_1458088_price], or the Lenovo T420[plb_1562255_price] which has better reviews.

If this portable PC processor frequency is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire VN7[plb_2799483_price] (2.9GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite C50-A the display diagonals range from 10" to 18", and the average display diagonal is 15". The Toshiba Satellite C50-A has a quite big display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If this medium processor cores notebook PC display diagonal is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Inspiron 17R[pl_2548954_price] (17.3" and higher rated), or the Inspiron 17 7737[pl_2579406_price] (17.3" and higher rated) both from DELL.

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Has a Front Camera

The Satellite C50-A has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years also have a front camera.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the HP 8460p[plb_1458088_price], and the DELL Latitude E6540[plb_2662040_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Satellite C50-A has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50-A is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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14 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One person who purchased this laptop concluded that it was not heavy. Techradar.com/au/ wrote two years ago “It's a hefty machine”. One Toshiba Satellite C50-A reviewer who reviewed this laptop said that it was not heavy and bulky. Two years ago Dnaindia.com wrote “Very heavy” in their Toshiba Satellite C50-A review.

Poor Battery Life

A few Toshiba Satellite C50-A owners who purchased it concluded that it did not have a good battery life. Techradar.com/au/ said “Disappointing battery life”. Dnaindia.com said in their review of this laptop “Boring design, middling battery life, slow hard disk, terrible audio”. Dnaindia.com also mentioned “Mediocre battery backup”.

Poor Product Quality

One customer who bought it concluded that it was not good quality. Two years ago Dnaindia.com wrote in their review of the Toshiba Satellite C50-A “Poor display quality”.

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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

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

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A does not have a full-size keyboard.

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to look at include the HP 8460p[plb_1458088_price], the DELL Latitude 14 E7440[plb_2671099_price], or the Acer Aspire VN7[plb_2799483_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on portable PCs of a comparable 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.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media and we think because of it's better review score, the 8460p[pl_1458088_price], and the 8440p[pl_2912403_price] both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 15 3542[plb_2301521_price] is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this medium processor cores notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Latitude 12 E7240[pl_1619979_price] (SSD), the 13[pl_2215401_price] (SSD), or the Latitude 14 7404[pl_2327337_price] (SSD) all from DELL which is also higher rated.

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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 portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memorys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB. The Satellite C50-A has one of the smaller internal memorys (only 4 gigabytes) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs to this portable PC and we think the HP 8460p[plb_1458088_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Toshiba portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Inspiron 15R 5537[pl_2195633_price] (8GB), or the Latitude 14 E7440[pl_2671099_price] (8GB) both from DELL which also has a higher rating.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Satellite C50-A does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also do not have a touchscreen.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a touchscreen which you might also want to look at including the 13[pl_2215401_price], or the Latitude 14 7404[pl_2327337_price] both from DELL or the Asus S200E[plb_1537972_price].

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years is 590GB, and the hard drive capacitys range from 250GB to 1.5TB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite C50-A.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A has one of the slower hard drive speeds amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The slowest hard drive speed of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Satellite C50-A is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite C50-A

Released Over Three Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over three years.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

There are a number of other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the HP EliteBook Folio 9470m[plb_1482433_price].

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Inspiron 15R 5537[pl_2195633_price] (1TB and higher rated), or the Inspiron 15 3542[pl_2301521_price] (1TB and higher rated) both from DELL.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the Satellite C50-A has a relatively standard weight 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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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
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
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
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
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 Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
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® 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
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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 Technology
Security
Password Protection Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual

Expert Reviews

(2)
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
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 c50a1k, c50a1l6, c50a441, c50a1m4, c50a1kv, c50a1m3, c50ax0011, toshiba c50a1m3, toshiba pscgke00m00, toshiba pscgke00m00g, toshiba pscgke00m00ge, toshiba pscgke00m00gen
Barcodes 04051528114508, 04051528114515, 04051528114546, 04051528114553, 04051528119763

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