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Toshiba Tecra W50 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.7GHz 32GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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Toshiba Tecra W50 Laptop Review
Toshiba Tecra W50-A1501 Review

21 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Laptop Reviews

Toshiba many processor core portable PCs have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs Toshiba is one of the better rated brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra W50 is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,400MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300 megahertz, the Toshiba Tecra W50 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra W50.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Toshiba Tecra W50 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra W50.

The worst display resolution across similar types of laptop is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Very Big Internal Memory

The Toshiba Tecra W50 has a very big internal memory (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Tecra W50. The internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra W50 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.7 gigahertz, the Tecra W50 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The processor clock speeds of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 1GHz to 3GHz.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 2.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs and we think cheaper laptops such as the HP ZBook 17 is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo W540 (2.8GHz), or the Fujitsu Celsius H730 (2.8GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age, the Tecra W50 has a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might also want to consider including the ZBook 17, or the ZBook 17 both from HP which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Toshiba Tecra W50.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Tecra W50 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra W50.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

The Toshiba Tecra W50 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most notebook PCs of this age and spec. 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 medium is in fact the best storage medium across all many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra W50.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

Alternative portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might also want to consider include the Celsius H730, the Celsius H730, or the Celsius H730 all from Fujitsu which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this Toshiba portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba Tecra W50 (SSD).

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Has a Front Camera

The Tecra W50 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Tecra W50 also have a front camera.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the ZBook 17, or the ZBook 17 both from HP.

There are a number of other laptops which also have a front camera that you might also want to look at including the Toshiba Tecra W50.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of the Tecra W50 of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst portable PCs of this age and type. Portable PCs of this age and type have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the Tecra W50 is 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 2x SO-DIMM laptop, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

This laptop's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is in fact the best memory slots across all many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Tecra W50.

The worst memory slots amongst similar types of laptop is 1x SO-DIMM.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra W50 is 3.2GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.7 gigahertz, the Tecra W50 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 6 megabytes, the Tecra W50 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The average processor cache of laptops of this type and age is 4.8MB, and the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast CD-RW Write Speed

The Toshiba Tecra W50 has one of the faster CD-RW write speeds (16 CD-speeds) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra W50 the CD-RW write speeds range from 4x to 16x.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Tecra W50 is 14MP. At 2 megapixels, the Tecra W50 has a fairly high front camera resolution compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Short Battery Life

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Tecra W50 the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 22h, and the average battery life is 6.9h. At only 4.5 hours, the Tecra W50 has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra W50.

If you would prefer a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Celsius H730 (9h and cheaper), or the Celsius H730 (9h and cheaper) both from Fujitsu or the Lenovo W540 (6h and cheaper).

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the Tecra W50 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. The average total storage capacity of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 710GB.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the W540 (500GB and cheaper), or the W540 (500GB and cheaper) both from Lenovo or the HP ZBook 17 (500GB and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Tecra W50 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Lenovo Z500.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Thick

The Tecra W50 is one of the thicker notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Tecra W50 (34.9 millimeters) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The heights of many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 8.6mm to 180mm, and the average height is 29mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra W50

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this laptop was released.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Tecra W50 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra W50.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the ZBook 17 (17.3"), the ZBook 17 (17.3"), or the ZBook 17 (17.3") all from HP which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

The Toshiba Tecra W50 has a pretty average weight (2.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

Other laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the ZBook 17 (3.5kg), or the ZBook 17 (3.4kg) both from HP which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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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
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
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete 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+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
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
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Optional Operating System Supplied
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
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
Power Cord Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

Expert Reviews

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10 February 2014

Toshiba Tecra W50 Toshiba Tecra W50 Toshiba's first mobile workstation is a success. The Tecra W50-A-104 offers a good level of performance, good input devices, an excellent display and a...

28 January 2014

Sales of PCs have fallen by 11% since 2012, according to statistics compiled by Gartner analysts. However, there is one niche market that is still doing well: mobile workstations. This category... Read more…

15 February 2014

Un nouveau venu. Toshiba se lance dans le marché des stations de travail mobiles en proposant une machine très complète en le Tecra W50-A-104. La concurrence déjà bien ancrée doit-elle en... Read more…

28 February 2014

Nieuwkomer. Toshiba betreedt de markt van mobiele workstations met de erg goed uitgeruste Tecra W50-A-104. Moet de bekende concurrentie zich zorgen gaan maken? We zoeken het uit...

18 February 2014

Toshiba 'n?n donan?m bak?m?ndan gerçekten çok güçlü ?? ?stasyonu olan Tecra W50-A modelini inceledik. E?er ofisinizde mühendislik uygulamalar?n?n veya zorlu i?lerin alt?ndan kalkmas? için... Read more…

17 February 2014

Recién llegado. Toshiba se mete en el mercado de las estaciones de trabajo móviles y ofrece un dispositivo muy bien equipado con el Tecra W50-A-104. ¿Tiene que preocuparse la competencia? Lo... Read more…

21 February 2014

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23 May 2014

Hochwertigkeit und Leistungsfähigkeit haben ihren Preis. Diesen Grundsatz bestätigt das Toshiba Tecra W50-A-104 allemal. Denn mit einem Quad-Core-Prozessor des Types i7-4800MQ der neuesten... Read more…

1 February 2014

Toshiba Tecra W50 Toshiba Tecra W50 Toshibas Einstand im Segment der mobilen Workstations ist gelungen. Das Toshiba Tecra W50-A-104 bietet eine gute Performance, gute Eingabegeräte, ein sehr...

Iniziamo dal telaio, che è anche il componente che ci ha meno impressionato. Tradisce la sua derivazione da quello utilizzato sui Tecra A50 e risulta piuttosto flessibile. Si piega in più punti... Read more…

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