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Toshiba Tecra A50

Toshiba Tecra A50 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Toshiba laptops and also specifically for Toshiba medium processor cores notebook PCs and found that in both cases Toshiba had good ratings compared to other brands.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Tecra A50 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Tecra A50.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Toshiba Tecra A50 has more maximum number of PCI Express laness than most of the similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago. This portable PC is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC compared to most of the portable PCs that were released more than two years ago which only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Quite New PCI Express Slots Version

At 3, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has a fairly new PCI Express slots version compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Tecra A50. The average PCI Express slots version of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra A50 is 2.2, and the PCI Express slots versions range from 2 to 3.

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

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of laptops of a similar type and age to the Tecra A50 is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. The Tecra A50 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (1,250 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Tecra A50.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of this age and type is 360MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz, the Tecra A50 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

Portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra A50 have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz. With a processor frequency of 2.7 gigahertz, the Tecra A50 has one of the faster processor frequencys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Tecra A50 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of this age and type.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The Tecra A50 has one of the bigger internal memorys (8 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. The average internal memory of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Tecra A50 is 5.5GB, and the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra A50 the display diagonals range from 10" to 18", and the average display diagonal is 15". With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Tecra A50 has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra A50.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 15.6" portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Z500[plb_1626586_price].

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Tecra A50 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra A50.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Tecra A50 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Tecra A50 which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Tecra A50 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra A50 also have a front camera.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The processor boost frequencys of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz. The Toshiba Tecra A50 has a fairly fast processor boost frequency (3.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of portable PCs of this age and spec is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. The Toshiba Tecra A50 has one of the fastest hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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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 the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Fast CD-RW Write Speed

The Toshiba Tecra A50 has one of the faster CD-RW write speeds (16 CD-speeds) amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra A50 the CD-RW write speeds range from 1x to 24x, and the average CD-RW write speed is 6.8x.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Toshiba Tecra A50 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra A50. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra A50 is 12GB.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The Toshiba Tecra A50 is a six number of battery cells portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra A50 have between one and eight number of battery cellss.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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7 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on comparable spec portable PCs that have been around 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.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

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

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1,024 megabyte, the Tecra A50 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Tecra A50. The discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra A50 range from 510MB to 4.1GB.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Tecra A50 do not have a touchscreen. The Tecra A50 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

At only 0.9 megapixels, the Tecra A50 has a fairly low front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra A50. The front camera resolution (numeric)s of laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Tecra A50 range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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Heavy

The Toshiba Tecra A50 is one of the heavier portable PCs that were released more than two years ago (2.6 kilograms) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Tecra A50 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra A50

Released Over Two Years Ago

Toshiba released the Tecra A50 over two years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Tecra A50 has a pretty standard total storage capacity 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 Battery Life (max)

At 6.5 hours, the Tecra A50 has a fairly average battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
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
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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
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
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Display Response Rise/fall
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
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)
Fingerprint Reader
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
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Product Identifiers

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