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Toshiba Tecra A50-A 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Jan 2014
Processor Cores Processor Family Processor Frequency Internal Memory Release Date
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 you're... More
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Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

We checked 3,971 expert and owner reviews for Toshiba portable PCs and found that on average Toshiba has good reviews. We also found that Toshiba has good reviews specifically within its medium processor cores notebook PCs range.

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Tecra A50-A is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slots Version

The average PCI Express slots version of notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 2.2, and the PCI Express slots versions range from 2 to 3. At 3, the Toshiba Tecra A50-A has a fairly new PCI Express slots version compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra A50-A.

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

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra A50-A range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. The Tecra A50-A has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (1,150 megahertz) 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

With a processor frequency of 2.5 gigahertz, the Toshiba Tecra A50-A has one of the faster processor frequencys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra A50-A have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz.

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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 similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Tecra A50-A the display diagonals range from 10" to 18", and the average display diagonal is 15". The Toshiba Tecra A50-A has a quite big display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra A50-A.

If you are looking for a bigger display diagonal then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17 7737 (17.3" and higher rated).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Tecra A50-A has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra A50-A do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Tecra A50-A has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Tecra A50-A also have a front camera.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Toshiba Tecra A50-A has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra A50-A. The average hard drive speed of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 5,900 RPM.

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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 typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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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 portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Tecra A50-A have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Tecra A50-A which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra A50-A have between one and eight number of battery cellss, including the Toshiba Tecra A50-A which has six number of battery cellss.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots on medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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16 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 31h. At only 4 hours, the Toshiba Tecra A50-A has a fairly short battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. 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 portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Tecra A50-A is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Tecra A50-A has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Tecra A50-A.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Tecra A50-A, the Tecra A50-A does not have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The Toshiba Tecra A50-A has a fairly low front camera resolution (numeric) (only 0.9 megapixels) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Tecra A50-A. The front camera resolution (numeric)s of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra A50-A range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Tecra A50-A is one of the heavier laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Tecra A50-A amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of this type and age have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra A50-A has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra A50-A. The smallest hard drive capacity of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Tecra A50-A is 250GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Slow DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

With a DVD+R Double Layer read speed of only 6 CD-speeds, the Tecra A50-A has one of the slower DVD+R Double Layer read speeds amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of this age and spec the DVD+R Double Layer read speeds range from 1x to 8x.

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Quite Slow CD Rewrite Speed

The CD rewrite speeds of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra A50-A range from 1x to 10x, and the average CD rewrite speed is 6.1x. With a CD rewrite speed of only 4 CD-speeds, the Toshiba Tecra A50-A has a quite slow CD rewrite speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra A50-A.

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Quite Slow DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

The DVD-R Double Layer read speeds of similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra A50-A range from 1x to 8x, and the average DVD-R Double Layer read speed is 6.6x. With a DVD-R Double Layer read speed of only 6 CD-speeds, the Toshiba Tecra A50-A has one of the slower DVD-R Double Layer read speeds amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow CD-RW Write Speed

With a CD-RW write speed of only 4 CD-speeds, the Tecra A50-A has a quite slow CD-RW write speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The slowest CD-RW write speed of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1x, the fastest is 24x, and the average CD-RW write speed is 6.8x.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra A50-A

Released Over Three Years Ago

Toshiba released the Tecra A50-A over three years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Tecra A50-A has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the Tecra 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
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
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
CD Rewrite Speed
CD Write Speed
CD Read Speed
Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear 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
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
Recovery Operating System
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
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers a50a16, a50a16x, a50a151, toshiba a50a16, toshiba i54200, toshiba a50a151, toshiba i54200m, toshiba a50a16x, toshiba pt644e01v01, toshiba pt644e01v01h, toshiba pt644e01v01hf, toshiba pt644e01v01hfr
Barcodes 04051528112788, 04051528113808, 04051528117424, 04051528120325, 04051528120332

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