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Toshiba Satellite C50-A
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Toshiba Satellite C50-A 2 Core Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 4GB Jul 2013
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Selected C50t/Dt models feature a touchscreen giving you the choice to interact with the laptop through touch or use the traditional keyboard/touchpad control. With a 10-point touchscreen you can... More
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Toshiba Has Good Laptop Reviews

Medium processor cores notebook PCs built by Toshiba have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor cores notebook PCs) and found that Toshiba also has good ratings across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite C50-A range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Satellite C50-A has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency 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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Has a Front Camera

The Satellite C50-A has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Satellite C50-A also have a front camera.

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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 the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50-A have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Satellite C50-A which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite C50-A have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Satellite C50-A has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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17 Reasons Against

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 Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite C50-A have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, including the Satellite C50-A which has one maximum number of PCI Express lanes.

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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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Quite Short Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of laptops that have been available for more than two years is 31h, and the battery life (max)s range from 2h to 5,200h. When compared to other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C50-A, the battery life (max) of the Toshiba Satellite C50-A of only 3.5 hours is one of the shortest.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite C50-A does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite C50-A also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. 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 laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memorys of laptops of this age and spec range from 1GB to 16GB. 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 notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite C50-A.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Toshiba Satellite C50-A has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than most notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. Most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The best processor family of all notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite C50-A is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Only Two Processor Threadss

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

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite C50-A is 0.51MB and the biggest is 4MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Satellite C50-A has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite C50-A.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite C50-A, the Satellite C50-A does not have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

At only 0.9 megapixels, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A has a fairly low front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50-A. The lowest front camera resolution (numeric) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite C50-A is 0.3MP and the highest is 1,300MP.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Satellite C50-A has one of the smaller hard drive capacitys amongst notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of this age and type have hard drive capacitys of between 250GB and 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

Portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Satellite C50-A have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 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 are a comparable age 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 that have been on the market for more than two years.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite C50-A

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Satellite C50-A has a fairly typical processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50-A.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Satellite C50-A has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Satellite C50-A has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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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 Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
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 Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
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
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
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
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® 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
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® 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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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
Security
Password Protection Type
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

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 c50a15, c50a10, c50a11, c50a1f, c50a1l, c50a1lu, c50a1j0, c50a1fu, c50a15l, c50a10u, c50a11f, c50a1fx
Barcodes 04051528080278, 04051528098723, 04051528105988, 04051528108941, 04051528108958, 04051528110999

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