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Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A

Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.7GHz 4GB Jul 2014
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ALL-ROUND EFFICIENCYThe 39.6cm (15.6 ) Tecra A50-A laptop from Toshiba was made for business. And because it has a robust design as well as advanced productivity features, you know you're getting... More
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18 Reasons For

Good Brand

Toshiba has good average ratings for its medium processor cores portable PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range.

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes portable PC.

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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 medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. The average PCI Express slots version of laptops of a comparable type and age to the Satellite Pro A50-A is 2.2.

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

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite Pro A50-A is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,250 megahertz, the Satellite Pro A50-A has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz, the Satellite Pro A50-A has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencys amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of laptops of this type and age range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

Laptops of a comparable type and age to the Satellite Pro A50-A have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz. At 2.7 gigahertz, the Satellite Pro A50-A has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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 portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite Pro A50-A. The smallest display diagonal of laptops of a comparable age and type to the Satellite Pro A50-A is 10" and the biggest is 18".

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite Pro A50-A has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Satellite Pro A50-A.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago the processor boost frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz. The Satellite Pro A50-A has one of the faster processor boost frequencys (3.4 gigahertz) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite Pro A50-A range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. When compared to other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite Pro A50-A that we have checked, the Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A's hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute is one of the fastest.

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Very Fast DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

The average DVD+R Double Layer read speed of medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 6.6x, and the DVD+R Double Layer read speeds range from 1x to 8x. At 8 CD-speeds, the Satellite Pro A50-A has a very fast DVD+R Double Layer read speed compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A.

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Very Fast DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

Across all the similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years the DVD-R Double Layer read speeds range from 1x to 8x, and the average DVD-R Double Layer read speed is 6.6x. When compared to other laptops of a similar age and type to the Satellite Pro A50-A that we have assessed, the DVD-R Double Layer read speed of the Satellite Pro A50-A of 8 CD-speeds is one of the fastest.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Fairly Fast CD-RW Write Speed

The average CD-RW write speed of laptops of this type and age is 7.1x. With a CD-RW write speed of 16 CD-speeds, the Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A has a fairly fast CD-RW write speed compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Laptops of a similar age and type to the Satellite Pro A50-A have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Satellite Pro A50-A.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The Satellite Pro A50-A is a six number of battery cells notebook PC. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A have between one and eight number of battery cellss.

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9 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on notebook PCs of this spec and age. 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 the most commonly found display resolution on medium processor cores portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Satellite Pro A50-A has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite Pro A50-A. The internal memorys of medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite Pro A50-A range from 1GB to 16GB.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo G500[plb_2580491_price] (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most laptops of a similar age and spec to the Satellite Pro A50-A do not have a touchscreen. The 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 lowest front camera resolution (numeric) of notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 0.3MP, the highest is 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 2.9MP. At only 0.9 megapixels, the Satellite Pro A50-A has a fairly low front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Heavy

Comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Satellite Pro A50-A have weights of between 240g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg. With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Satellite Pro A50-A is one of the heavier portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Satellite Pro A50-A amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite Pro A50-A is 180GB and the biggest is 2TB. The Satellite Pro A50-A has one of the smaller hard drive capacitys (only 500 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this laptop was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A has a pretty average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite Pro A50-A.

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Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 6.5 hours, the Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-A has a relatively average battery life (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as 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 Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
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
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
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 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® 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® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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
Power Cord Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

Expert Reviews

6 June 2014

Ein mattes (non-glare), also entspiegeltes Display ist für viele Notebook-Nutzer mit der Hauptgrund, sich für ein Business-Notebook zu interessieren. In der Herstellung sind sie nicht teurer als... Read more…

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Interfaces (except HDMI)
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers a50a1d, a50a1dg, toshiba 64, toshiba 64b, toshiba 64bi, toshiba 4210, toshiba a50a1, toshiba 4210m, toshiba 64bit, toshiba a50a1e, toshiba p202493, toshiba a50a1ej, toshiba p202493p
Barcodes 04051528143638

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