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Toshiba Tecra A50 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3GHz 8GB Jul 2014
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Tecra A50-A ALL-ROUND EFFICIENCY The 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... More
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17 Reasons For

Good Brand

Toshiba medium processor cores notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all laptops Toshiba is one of the superior manufacturers.

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Tecra A50 has more maximum number of PCI Express laness than most of the laptops of a similar age and spec to the Tecra A50. This notebook PC is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes portable 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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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Tecra A50 is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. When compared to other portable PCs of this age and spec that we have checked, the Tecra A50's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,300 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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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 were released more than two years ago.

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Very New PCI Express Slots Version

At 3, the Tecra A50 has a fairly new PCI Express slots version compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The PCI Express slots versions of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 2 to 3.

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Very Fast Processor Frequency

The average processor frequency of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Tecra A50 is 2.1GHz. When compared to other laptops of this age and type that we have checked, the Tecra A50's processor frequency of 3 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 3GHz processor clock speed laptops and we think the DELL Latitude E6540[plb_2662040_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Toshiba Tecra A50 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Most laptops of a similar age and type to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The best processor family of all notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra A50 is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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SSD Storage Media

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

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Tecra A50.

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

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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 laptop, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra A50.

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

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Tecra A50 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago also have a front camera.

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Very Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The average processor boost frequency of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 3GHz, and the processor boost frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz. When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra A50 that we have assessed, the processor boost frequency of the Toshiba Tecra A50 of 3.7 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC 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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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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 around the same time as it.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The Tecra A50 has one of the highest front camera resolution (numeric)s (2 megapixels) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The lowest front camera resolution (numeric) of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 0.3MP, the highest is 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 2.9MP.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Tecra A50 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Tecra A50. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra A50 the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Tecra A50 do not have a full-size keyboard. The Tecra A50 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Tecra A50 is 510GB. The Tecra A50 has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Tecra A50.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 256GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2413902_price] which has better reviews.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Packard Bell ME69BMP[plb_2868533_price] (320GB) 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 the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on laptops of this type and age.

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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

Portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Tecra A50 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg. The Toshiba Tecra A50 is fairly heavy (2.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra A50

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Tecra A50 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Tecra A50 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 6.5 hours, the Toshiba Tecra A50 has a relatively average battery life (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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 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
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
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
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
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
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
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel TSX-NI
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
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)
Idle States
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
Manual
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers a50a1d, a50a1dp
Barcodes 04051528143515

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