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Toshiba Satellite C50-A

Toshiba Satellite C50-A 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Jan 2014
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Toshiba Laptops Have Good Reviews

Toshiba medium processor cores notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all laptops Toshiba is one of the better rated brands.

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Satellite C50-A has more maximum number of PCI Express laness than most of the medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C50-A. Most of the portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite C50-A only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, however this notebook PC has 16 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite New PCI Express Slots Version

At 3, the Satellite C50-A has a fairly new PCI Express slots version compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Across all the notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite C50-A the PCI Express slots versions range from 2 to 3.

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

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,150 megahertz, the Satellite C50-A has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite C50-A is 1.8GB. At 1.792 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A has a fairly big maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite C50-A.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

At 2.5 gigahertz, the Satellite C50-A has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Satellite C50-A. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Satellite C50-A the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the display diagonals range from 10" to 18", and the average display diagonal is 15".

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17 7737[plb_2579406_price] (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 510GB. The Satellite C50-A has a quite big total storage capacity (750 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite C50-A.

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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 age and spec.

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Fairly Fast DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

The average DVD+R Double Layer read speed of notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite C50-A is 6.6x. At 8 CD-speeds, the Satellite C50-A has a fairly fast DVD+R Double Layer read speed compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Fairly Fast DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

The DVD-R Double Layer read speeds of laptops of this age and type range from 1x to 8x. With a DVD-R Double Layer read speed of 8 CD-speeds, the Satellite C50-A has a quite fast DVD-R Double Layer read speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as 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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots on similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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13 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max)s of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Satellite C50-A range from 2h to 5,200h. With a battery life (max) of only 4.3 hours, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A has a quite short battery life (max) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C50-A.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite C50-A does not have a full-size keyboard, although this is within the context that most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as 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 commonly found display resolution on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memorys of similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite C50-A range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB. The Toshiba Satellite C50-A has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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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 age and spec to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Satellite C50-A does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

Notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Satellite C50-A have front camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 2.9MP. The Toshiba Satellite C50-A has one of the lower front camera resolution (numeric)s (only 0.9 megapixels) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Toshiba Satellite C50-A is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity notebook PC.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The Satellite C50-A has a fairly slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50-A. The average hard drive speed of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite C50-A is 5,900 RPM.

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Quite Slow CD-RW Write Speed

The average CD-RW write speed of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 6.8x. With a CD-RW write speed of only 4 CD-speeds, the Satellite C50-A has a quite slow CD-RW write speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Satellite C50-A.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite C50-A

Released Over Three Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time 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
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 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
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
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
DVD-RAM Write Speed
DVD+RW Write Speed
DVD+RW Read Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD+R Write Speed
DVD+R Read Speed
DVD-RW Write Speed
DVD-RW Read Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD-R Write Speed
DVD-R Read Speed
CD-RW Write Speed
CD-RW Read Speed
CD-R Write Speed
CD-R Read Speed
Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
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
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
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Optional Operating System Supplied
Trial Software
Pre-Installed 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® 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 Life (max)
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified

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

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c50a1k, c50a1kf, c50a1kd
Barcodes 04051528110654, 04051528110661, 04051528114461, 04051528114478

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