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

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Toshiba Tecra Z50 : Review
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13 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

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

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

Most laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Tecra Z50 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the Tecra Z50 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Tecra Z50 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor cores portable PCs that were released around the same time as it. Most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Toshiba laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Tecra Z50 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z50. Comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Tecra Z50 have internal memorys of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB.

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SSD Storage Media

The Tecra Z50 has an SSD storage media which is better than most medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago 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.

An SSD storage media is actually the best storage medium amongst all medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z50.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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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 the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Tecra Z50.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Tecra Z50 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Tecra Z50 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z50.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a front camera resolution (numeric) of 2 megapixels, the Tecra Z50 has a fairly high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The lowest front camera resolution (numeric) of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z50 is 0.3MP and the highest is 1,300MP.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The Tecra Z50 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most medium processor cores portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra Z50 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Toshiba Tecra Z50 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Tecra Z50 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Tecra Z50 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencys amongst laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Laptops of a similar age and type to the Tecra Z50 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 22GB. The Tecra Z50 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Tecra Z50 is 1GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 500GB. The Tecra Z50 has one of the smaller total storage capacitys (only 256 gigabytes) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Packard Bell ME69BMP (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 typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Tecra Z50 does not have a touchscreen, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years also do 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 portable PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z50

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2 gigahertz, the Toshiba Tecra Z50 has a fairly average processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the Tecra Z50.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Tecra Z50 has a fairly standard display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 8 hours, the Tecra Z50 has a fairly typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Tecra Z50.

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Average Weight

At 1.8 kilograms, the Tecra Z50 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Tecra Z50.

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Specification

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Display
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Touchscreen
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Full HD
LED Backlight
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Graphics
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
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Front Camera
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4G
4G Standard
3G Standards
2G Standards
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Ethernet LAN
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Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
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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 3.0 Port
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Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
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Trial Software
Bundled Software
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
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® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Intel® Secure Key
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Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
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UART
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
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 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
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Battery
Battery Life (max)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Security
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Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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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