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Toshiba Tecra A50-A

Toshiba Tecra A50-A 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 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

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

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Toshiba Tecra A50-A has more maximum number of PCI Express laness than most of the laptops that were released more than two years ago. Most of the comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, however this notebook PC has 16 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slots Version

The Tecra A50-A has one of the newer PCI Express slots versions (3) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The oldest PCI Express slots version of portable PCs of this age and spec is 2, the newest is 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.2.

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

The Tecra A50-A has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (1,250 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Tecra A50-A. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Tecra A50-A is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.3GHz. The Tecra A50-A has one of the faster processor frequencys (2.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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SSD Storage Media

The Tecra A50-A has a better storage medium than most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. This portable PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most laptops 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 laptop's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all laptops that have been available for more than two years.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium across similar types of laptop.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra A50-A is 15", and the display diagonals range from 10" to 18". With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Tecra A50-A has one of the bigger display diagonals amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

Notebook PCs with a bigger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the DELL Inspiron 17 7737[plb_2579406_price] (17.3" and higher rated).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Tecra A50-A has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra A50-A do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like 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 Toshiba Tecra A50-A has a front camera.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of 3.3 gigahertz, the Tecra A50-A has one of the faster processor boost frequencys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The processor boost frequencys of comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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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 typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age 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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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memorys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra A50-A range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Tecra A50-A has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The Toshiba Tecra A50-A is a six number of battery cells laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Tecra A50-A have between one and eight number of battery cellss.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

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

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12 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the Tecra A50-A has one of the smaller total storage capacitys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Tecra A50-A the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB. The Tecra A50-A has one of the smaller internal memorys (only 4 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other laptops of this type and age, the Tecra A50-A does not have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra A50-A have front camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP. With a front camera resolution (numeric) of only 0.9 megapixels, the Tecra A50-A has a fairly low front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Heavy

The average weight of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra A50-A is 2.1kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Tecra A50-A is one of the heavier similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra A50-A amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.6kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including the Lenovo T520[plb_1500745_price] which has better reviews.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

Most notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Tecra A50-A have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacitys, including the Toshiba Tecra A50-A which has 128 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Quite Slow DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

The Toshiba Tecra A50-A has one of the slower DVD+R Double Layer read speeds (only 6 CD-speeds) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have DVD+R Double Layer read speeds of between 1x and 8x.

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Quite Slow DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

At only 6 CD-speeds, the Toshiba Tecra A50-A has a fairly slow DVD-R Double Layer read speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The average DVD-R Double Layer read speed of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra A50-A is 6.6x.

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Quite Slow CD-RW Write Speed

The slowest CD-RW write speed of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Tecra A50-A is 1x and the fastest is 24x. With a CD-RW write speed of only 4 CD-speeds, the Toshiba Tecra A50-A has one of the slower CD-RW write speeds amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra A50-A

Released Over Three Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over three years.

Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 6.5 hours, the Tecra A50-A has a fairly average battery life (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to 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
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs 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
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 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
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
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
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® 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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers a50a16, a50a16z
Barcodes 04051528117455

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