Toshiba Tecra Z50-A-11H


Toshiba Tecra Z50-A-11HNotebook: Toshiba Tecra Z50-A-11H (Tecra Z50 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 1200 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Toshiba Tecra Z50-A-11H

80% Toshiba Tecra Z50-A-11H review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Tecra Z50-A-11-H is a competent business-orientated ultraportable, and its battery life is great. The price you pay for this longevity is the sub-standard screen, which has too low a resolution for a laptop of this size, and a touchpad that's hard to avoid striking by accident. If you're after an all-rounder ultraportable laptop, you're better off with the Best Buy-winning Asus Zenbook UX302, while business users are more likely to be won over the Fujitsu Lifebook S904.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%



The Toshiba Tecra Z50-A-11H is one of Toshiba's attempts at ultrabooks. Despite only being 20mm thick, the laptop does not feel fragile at all, due to the magnesium chassis. Toshiba has boldly commented that the laptop even survived a 76 cm drop.

Furthermore, the Toshiba Tecra Z50-A-11H has a rather wide range of ports for an ultrabook. First off, it has 4 USB ports in total with 3 being USB 3.0. It also has VGA and HDMI ports for display purposes. The device comes with a dual core i5 processor providing the necessary processing power for basic needs. It also comes with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of SSD drive, which boosts up performance, but sacrifices storage space.

Sadly, the 15.6 inch screen only has a resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels. Pictures and graphics will still be clear but not fantastic. Colors and contrast are also unsatisfactory. However, since the screen doesn't need that much power, the battery life of this laptop is pretty amazing. A single charge in battery saving mode can provide up to 14 hours of usage.

All in all, the Toshiba Tecra Z50-A-11H is made to fit the needs of businessmen. It is light, portable, useful for presentations and is decently fast. It is not suitable for gamers and heavy users.

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.8 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a multinational conglomerate manufacturing company, headquartered in Japan. The company's main business is in Infrastructure, Consumer Products, and Electronic devices and components. Toshiba-made Semiconductors are among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders. Toshiba is one of the biggest international notebook-manufacturer. There exist many reviews for Toshiba models.

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80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-06-15 (Update: 2014-06-15)