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Toshiba Tecra Z50 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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Toshiba Tecra Z50 : Review
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15 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys

The Tecra Z50 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Tecra Z50 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra Z50 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra Z50. The average internal memory of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 5.5GB.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U904[plb_2254413_price] (10GB) which also has a higher rating.

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SSD Storage Media

The Tecra Z50 has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. 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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

The worst storage medium amongst similar types of notebook PC is HDD.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the display diagonals range from 10" to 18", and the average display diagonal is 15". With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Tecra Z50 has one of the bigger display diagonals amongst notebook PCs of this age.

If this notebook PC display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17 7737[plb_2579406_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Toshiba Tecra Z50 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Tecra Z50.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Tecra Z50 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Tecra Z50, the Tecra Z50 has a front camera.

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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 the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

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

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Tecra Z50 have front camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 2.9MP. With a front camera resolution (numeric) of 2 megapixels, the Tecra Z50 has a quite high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Tecra Z50.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The Tecra Z50 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and type have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacitys.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots on notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Toshiba Tecra Z50 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra Z50. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The Toshiba Tecra Z50 has one of the smaller total storage capacitys (only 256 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of a similar age and spec to the Tecra Z50 the total storage capacitys range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z50, the Toshiba Tecra Z50 does not have a touchscreen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Tecra Z50 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Only Four Number of Battery Cellss

The Tecra Z50 is a four number of battery cells laptop.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z50

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Toshiba released the Tecra Z50.

Average Battery Life (max)

At 8 hours, the Toshiba Tecra Z50 has a pretty standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 1.9 gigahertz, the Toshiba Tecra Z50 has a relatively average processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z50.

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Average Weight

At 1.8 kilograms, the Tecra Z50 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Specification

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Processor
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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
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
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
3G Standards
2G Standards
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
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
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® 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® 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
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
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
Manual
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

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Expert Reviews

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22 April 2016

Although it offers a colorful full-HD screen and decent Core i7 performance, the Tecra Z50 gets outclassed by competing business notebooks...

14 July 2014

In review: Toshiba Tecra Z50 A-12K. Review sample courtesy of Toshiba Germany. Toshiba's Tecra Z50 A-12K makes an even more complete impression than the smaller Tecra Z40 A-147 model. Firstly, it...

9 June 2014

This capable business laptop has plenty of extra features, but doesn't get it quite right when it comes to the screen and touchpad...

The Toshiba Tecra Z50-A1503 has design flair with a slim chassis and an attractive metal exterior. It's a powerful business laptop at a premium price...

17 April 2014

The Toshiba Tecra Z50-A1503 has design flair with a slim chassis and an attractive metal exterior. It's a powerful business laptop at a premium price...

24 July 2014

Parfait pour le bureau. Un collaborateur des plus intéressants vient d'entrer dans le bureau. Son nom ? Toshiba Tecra Z50 A-12K. Il est fin et ne souffre d'aucune chauffe notable. Les grands... Read more…

17 July 2014

Geschikt voor het kantoor. Een knapperd met de naam Toshiba Tecra Z50 A-12K heeft zijn intrede gemaakt in het kantoor. Hij is slank en blijft altijd cool. Zouden de bazen hem zo snel mogelijk een... Read more…

21 July 2015

Toshiba Tecra Z50-A-11C, özellikle 15.6 inç kategorisinde ta??nabilirlik ve performans? en iyi ?ekilde sunan bilgisayarlar aras?nda. Hatta siz bunlara bir de sa?laml?k ekleyin. Bize göre tek...

Great magnesium chassis
Decent stiffness
Fairly light and thin
Low power consumption
Good performance
Slightly too inaccurate ClickPad
Battery not accessible from the rear
Screen's brightness drops in battery mode
Yellow hues overemphasized
Keyboard with too little feedback

Ofis için ideal. Ofise güzel görünümlü bir laptop giriyor: Toshiba Tecra Z50 A-12K. ?nce ve her daim serinkanl?. Patron kadroda bir yer açmal? m??

31 December 2014

Toshiba Tecra Z50-A-15P to bardzo dobrze wykonany i wyposa?ony laptop, który ?wietnie sprawdzi si? jako narz?dzie pracy. Jego wydajno?? w zupe?no?ci wystarczy do codziennych zada?. Wygodna...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers z50a12, z50a147, z50a12w
Barcodes 04051528117318, 04051528123883

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