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Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A

Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Nov 2014
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17 Reasons For

Good Brand

Toshiba has good average reviews for its medium processor cores notebook PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other manufacturers.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Satellite Pro A50-A has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of notebook PCs of this age and type is 23GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, 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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16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite Pro A50-A only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slots Version

At 3, the Satellite Pro A50-A has a fairly new PCI Express slots version compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The oldest PCI Express slots version of laptops that are a similar age to the Satellite Pro A50-A is 2, the newest is 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.2.

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

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,150 megahertz, the Satellite Pro A50-A has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A 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 Fast Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.6 gigahertz, the Satellite Pro A50-A has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Satellite Pro A50-A. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Satellite Pro A50-A supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Toshiba laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC.

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SSD Storage Media

The Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage media is actually the best storage medium amongst all laptops of this age and type.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium across comparable types of laptop.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite Pro A50-A has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Satellite Pro A50-A has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Satellite Pro A50-A also have a front camera.

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Fairly Fast DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

Across all the comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Satellite Pro A50-A the DVD+R Double Layer read speeds range from 1x to 8x. At 8 CD-speeds, the Satellite Pro A50-A has a fairly fast DVD+R Double Layer read speed compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast CD-RW Write Speed

At 16 CD-speeds, the Satellite Pro A50-A has a quite fast CD-RW write speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The slowest CD-RW write speed of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite Pro A50-A is 1x and the fastest is 24x.

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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 came out more than two years ago.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other laptops of this age and spec, the total storage capacity of the Satellite Pro A50-A of only 128 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The total storage capacitys of laptops of a similar type and age to the Satellite Pro A50-A range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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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 type and age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A do not have a touchscreen. The Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The Satellite Pro A50-A has one of the lower front camera resolution (numeric)s (only 0.9 megapixels) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A have front camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 2.9MP.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Satellite Pro A50-A is quite heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite Pro A50-A. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A

Released Over Two Years Ago

Toshiba released the Satellite Pro A50-A over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Satellite Pro A50-A has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A.

If this medium processor cores notebook PC display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17 7737[plb_2579406_price] (17.3" and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 6.5 hours, the Satellite Pro A50-A has a fairly standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Satellite Pro A50-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
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Memory Form Factor
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
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
DVD-RAM Write Speed
DVD-RAM 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
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 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
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
ESATA/USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size 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® 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)
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
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Toshiba Reliability Guarantee
Power Cord Included
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Formats

Expert Reviews

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers a50a1e2, toshiba 64, toshiba 64b, toshiba 4210, toshiba 64bi, toshiba 4210u, toshiba 64bit, toshiba z50a18, toshiba p202490, toshiba z50a18m, toshiba p202490p
Barcodes 04051528158854

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