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Toshiba Satellite C50D-A 2 Core AMD E 1GHz 2GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 AMD E 1GHz 2GB Sep 2013
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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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8 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

On average Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all notebook PCs built by Toshiba.

Has a Front Camera

The Satellite C50D-A has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Satellite C50D-A is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite C50D-A is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Satellite C50D-A has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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16 Reasons Against

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

Most portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50D-A have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Toshiba Satellite C50D-A which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. The Satellite C50D-A has a very small internal memory (only 2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite C50D-A.

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Very Short Battery Life

At only 4 hours, the Toshiba Satellite C50D-A has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. Laptops of this age and type have battery lifes of between 2h and 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age have a full-size keyboard, however the Satellite C50D-A does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time 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.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite C50D-A range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. At only 1 gigahertz, the Satellite C50D-A has a very slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite C50D-A.

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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 notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Only AMD E Processor Family

The Satellite C50D-A has an AMD E processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all laptops of a similar spec and age to the Satellite C50D-A the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The Toshiba Satellite C50D-A has a very small processor cache (only 1 megabyte) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50D-A have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Satellite C50D-A is a two processor thread notebook PC. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Satellite C50D-A have between two and three processor threads.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,333 megahertz, the Satellite C50D-A has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Satellite C50D-A. The slowest memory clock speed of notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite C50D-A is 1,000MHz and the fastest is 1,800MHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Very Slow Maximum WiFi Data Rate

At only 150 megabits per second, the Satellite C50D-A has a quite slow maximum WiFi data rate compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Satellite C50D-A. The slowest maximum WiFi data rate of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite C50D-A is 150 Mbit/s and the fastest is 870 Mbit/s.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago, the Satellite C50D-A does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of portable PCs of this spec and age is 28MP. With a front camera resolution of only 0.9 megapixels, the Toshiba Satellite C50D-A has a quite low front camera resolution compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite C50D-A

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Satellite C50D-A has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite C50D-A.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_2548954_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite C50D-A has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the Satellite C50D-A has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Satellite C50D-A.

Other laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Asus X550CA[plb_1598959_price] (2.3kg).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Model
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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
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
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® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
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
Manual
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers toshiba pscgwe02900, toshiba pscgwe02900x, toshiba pscgwe02900xe, toshiba pscgwe02900xen
Barcodes 04051528097382, 04051528099140

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