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Toshiba Tecra A50 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB Mar 2014
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Toshiba Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Medium processor cores portable PCs manufactured by Toshiba have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor cores portable PCs) and found that Toshiba also has good reviews across its entire range.

Quite 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. The Tecra A50 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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

When compared to other laptops that have been on the market for more than two years, the Tecra A50's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,300 megahertz is one of the fastest. Medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz.

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16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Tecra A50 has more maximum number of PCI Express laness than most of the notebook PCs of this spec and age. Most of the portable PCs of this spec and age only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, however this portable PC has 16 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Very New PCI Express Slots Version

At 3, the Tecra A50 has a very new PCI Express slots version compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The oldest PCI Express slots version of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra A50 is 2, the newest is 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.2.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 200MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz, the Tecra A50 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Fast Processor Frequency

Laptops of this age and spec have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz. The Tecra A50 has a very fast processor frequency (2.9 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Tecra A50.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Toshiba Tecra A50 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

This laptop's processor family (Intel Core i7) is in fact the best processor family across all comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Tecra A50.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst processor family is AMD C.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Tecra A50 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of this spec and age. In addition, this notebook 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 across all portable PCs of this spec and age.

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

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SSD Storage Media

The Toshiba Tecra A50 has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it have an HDD storage media. 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 portable PCs of this age and type.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of laptops of this age and spec is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Tecra A50 has one of the biggest internal memorys amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Tecra A50. Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Tecra A50 the display diagonals range from 10" to 18", and the average display diagonal is 15".

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Toshiba Tecra A50 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all portable PCs of this type and age.

The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of notebook PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Tecra A50 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Tecra A50 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra A50.

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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 typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Fast Processor Boost Frequency

Medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra A50 have processor boost frequencys of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz. With a processor boost frequency of 3.6 gigahertz, the Tecra A50 has one of the faster processor boost frequencys amongst laptops of this age.

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Very Fast DVD-RAM Read Speed

The Toshiba Tecra A50 has a very fast DVD-RAM read speed (8 CD-speeds) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. The DVD-RAM read speeds of medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra A50 range from 1x to 8x, and the average DVD-RAM read speed is 5.1x.

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Quite Fast DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

The slowest DVD+R Double Layer read speed of portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 1x and the fastest is 8x. At 8 CD-speeds, the Tecra A50 has a quite fast DVD+R Double Layer read speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra A50.

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Quite Fast DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

The Tecra A50 has a fairly fast DVD-R Double Layer read speed (8 CD-speeds) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The average DVD-R Double Layer read speed of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Tecra A50 is 6.6x, and the DVD-R Double Layer read speeds range from 1x to 8x.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a front camera resolution (numeric) of 2 megapixels, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has a quite high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra A50. Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Tecra A50 the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 2.9MP.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra A50 is 12GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Tecra A50 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Tecra A50.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Toshiba Tecra A50 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity laptop.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The Toshiba Tecra A50 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The Tecra A50 is a six number of battery cells portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type have between one and eight number of battery cellss.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The Tecra A50 has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. The smallest processor cache of comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 0.51MB and the biggest is 4MB.

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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 portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of portable PCs of this age and type range from 1GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 500GB. At only 256 gigabytes, the Tecra A50 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra A50.

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Quite Slow CD-R Read Speed

The slowest CD-R read speed of comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1x and the fastest is 24x. The CD-R read speed of the Tecra A50 of only 8 CD-speeds is one of the slowest amongst similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra A50.

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Very Slow CD-RW Read Speed

With a CD-RW read speed of only 8 CD-speeds, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has one of the slower CD-RW read speeds amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. The average CD-RW read speed of medium processor cores portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra A50 is 22x.

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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 portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra A50 is 1.7GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 4.1GB.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and type, the Tecra A50 does not have a touchscreen.

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Heavy

The Tecra A50 is one of the heavier laptops that were released around the same time as the Tecra A50 (2.6 kilograms) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. The lightest portable PC of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra A50 is 240g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Slow CD-RW Write Speed

At only 4 CD-speeds, the Tecra A50 has a very slow CD-RW write speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Tecra A50. The average CD-RW write speed of notebook PCs of this age and type is 7.1x, and the CD-RW write speeds range from 1x to 24x.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra A50

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Toshiba released the Tecra A50.

Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 6.5 hours, the Tecra A50 has a pretty typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Tecra A50.

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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 (64-Bit)
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
Display Response Rise/fall
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
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 Read Speed
CD Write Speed
CD Read 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 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
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
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
Recovery Operating System
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 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)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

Expert Reviews

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19 December 2015

The Toshiba Tecra A50-C is a fit for on-the-go businesspersons who need a solid laptop with an Ethernet jack, optical drive and VGA port. Power users, however, will find it lacking...

Solidly constructed
Diverse array of ports
Well, balanced
Wellbalanced
Small and quiet system fan, quiet keyboard
Awful display
Spongy keys
Poor multi, touch support
Poor multitouch support
Weak outer lid, very inaccurate colors without calibration, low contrast, display backlight could be brighter, no mSATA or M.2 options, small touchpad, no TrackPoint, no keyboard backlight
18 December 2015

The Toshiba Tecra A50-C is a fit for on-the-go businesspersons who need a solid laptop with an Ethernet jack, optical drive and VGA port. Power users, however, will find it lacking...

9 November 2015

In any case, this is business notebook through and through, and so the Tecra A50-C comes loaded with the kinds of enterprise-focused features one might need during a hard day's work. Although this... Read more…

8 October 2015

In review: Toshiba Tecra A50-C1510W10. Test model provided by Toshiba US.The Tecra A50 series is but a shadow of the more expensive and well-regarded Portege series. In order to reach the lower...

11 November 2015

Discret. Toshiba a mis à jour sa gamme Tecra A50 avec la nouvelle branche A50-C. Plus fin et plus léger, l'appareil ne peut malheureusement pas rivaliser avec ses rivaux de chez Dell, HP, ou... Read more…

20 October 2015

Onopvallende verschijning. Toshiba frist zijn betaalbare Tecra A50 serie op met een dunnere en slankere A50-C modellen. Helaas heeft de fabrikant nog een lange weg te gaan om in de zakelijke... Read more…

18 October 2015

Sessiz tav?r. Toshiba makul fiyatl? Tecra A50 serisini yeniliyor. Malesef rakiplerine i? segmentinde yeti?mek için yapaca?? çok ?ey var...

25 September 2013

Toshiba A50-A to w dzisiejszych czasach swoisty ewenement. 15-calowe laptopy o grubo?ci 3,5 cm zdarzaj? si? ju? naprawd? rzadko. Taka konstrukcja pozwala jednak zaproponowa? osobom niewra?liwym na...

20 June 2013

Japo?ski producent twierdzi, ?e najnowszy model z linii Tecra powinien zainteresowa? profesjonalistów. Znajdziemy w nim 15,6-calowy ekran HD oraz procesory z serii Intel Core (z najmocniejszym i7... Read more…

18 October 2015

Atitude discreta. A Toshiba atualizou sua acessível linha Tecra A50 com a série A50-C mais fina e elegante. Infelizmente o fabricante ainda tem um longo caminho a percorrer para alcançar os... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers a50a19, i74600, a50a19m, i74600m
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