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Toshiba Tecra Z50 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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Toshiba Tecra Z50 : Review
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17 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Toshiba has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra Z50 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Toshiba Tecra Z50 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Tecra Z50 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z50.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of portable PC.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Tecra Z50 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this age and type. This Toshiba notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The processor family of all notebook PCs of this type and age ranges from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Tecra Z50.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

The Tecra Z50 has a better storage medium than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most laptops that are a similar age to it have an HDD storage medium. 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 laptops of this age and spec.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across comparable types of notebook PC.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The Tecra Z50 has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z50. The smallest screen size of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 10" and the biggest is 18".

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 5748 (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Tecra Z50 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra Z50.

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Has a Front Camera

The Tecra Z50 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also have a front camera.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.3 gigahertz, the Toshiba Tecra Z50 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 28MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. At 2 megapixels, the Tecra Z50 has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Tecra Z50.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Tecra Z50 has a quite big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Tecra Z50. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z50 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Tecra Z50 is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Very Big Processor Cache

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB. When compared to other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Tecra Z50 that we have assessed, the Tecra Z50's processor cache of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Portable PCs of this age and type have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Tecra Z50 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra Z50 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z50 have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (180GB), or the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m (180GB).

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The Tecra Z50 has a quite small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Tecra Z50. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z50 have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba Satellite L50t (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Tecra Z50, the Tecra Z50 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Toshiba Tecra Z50 is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z50 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Only Four Battery Cells

Most portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z50 have between one and eight battery cells, including the Toshiba Tecra Z50 which has four battery cells.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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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 this notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.1 gigahertz, the Tecra Z50 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra Z50.

If this Toshiba notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C55 (2.13GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Battery Life

The Tecra Z50 has a fairly typical battery life (8 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra Z50.

If this medium processor core notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (8.2h).

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Average Weight

At 1.8 kilograms, the Toshiba Tecra Z50 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Tecra Z50.

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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
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
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
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL 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
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
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
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
Operating System Architecture
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® 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
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
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
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)
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
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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