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Toshiba Satellite M50-A 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Dec 2013
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The ultra-thin, stylish Satellite M50-A is light in weight - not features. At only 21.3mm and weighing just 2.2kg, this 39.6cm (15.6 ) silver aluminium laptop features an optional 10-point... More
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8 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Toshiba is one of the superior portable PC brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Toshiba also has good reviews for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 gigabytes, the Satellite M50-A has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Satellite M50-A range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The Satellite M50-A has a quite big display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite M50-A. The average display diagonal of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite M50-A is 15", and the display diagonals range from 10" to 18".

Laptops with a bigger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 17 7737[plb_2579406_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Satellite M50-A has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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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 frequently found wi-Fi standards on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs of this spec and 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 on the market for more than two years.

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18 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Only Two Number of SATA III Connectorss

The Toshiba Satellite M50-A is a two number of SATA III connectors notebook PC.

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

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of only 950 megahertz, the Toshiba Satellite M50-A has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite M50-A. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite M50-A range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Laptops of a comparable age and type to the Satellite M50-A have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 650MHz. The Satellite M50-A has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite M50-A.

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Only Two Total Number of SATA Connectorss

The Satellite M50-A is a two total number of SATA connectors laptop. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age have between two and three total number of SATA connectorss.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite M50-A does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite M50-A also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec 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 notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Satellite M50-A has a quite slow processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite M50-A. The slowest processor frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Satellite M50-A is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memorys of similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite M50-A range from 1GB to 16GB. The Satellite M50-A has one of the smaller internal memorys (only 4 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

Most laptops of a similar age and spec to the Satellite M50-A have between one and eight number of battery cellss, including the Satellite M50-A which has three number of battery cellss.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Satellite M50-A does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The front camera resolution (numeric)s of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Satellite M50-A range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. At only 0.9 megapixels, the Satellite M50-A has a fairly low front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Satellite M50-A.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Satellite M50-A is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity portable PC.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the Satellite M50-A has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Satellite M50-A. The average hard drive capacity of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite M50-A is 590GB, and the hard drive capacitys range from 250GB to 1.5TB.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite M50-A range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Satellite M50-A has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite M50-A

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Toshiba released the Satellite M50-A.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Satellite M50-A has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops of this type and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Satellite M50-A has a fairly typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Satellite M50-A.

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Average Weight

The Satellite M50-A has a fairly average weight (2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite M50-A.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 7.25 hours, the Toshiba Satellite M50-A has a fairly average battery life (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite M50-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 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)
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 Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
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 Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
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® 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® 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 Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
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 Smart Connect Technology Version
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)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Product Identifiers

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