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Toshiba Tecra Z50 Series

Toshiba Tecra Z50-A-11HProcessor: Intel Core i5 4200U, Intel Core i7 4600U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 1.5kg, 1.7kg, 1.8kg
Price: 1200 euro
Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)
: - %, performance: - %, features: - %, display: - %
mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Toshiba Tecra Z50-A-11C

Specifications

Toshiba Tecra Z50-A-11CNotebook: Toshiba Tecra Z50-A-11C
Processor: Intel Core i7 4600U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

 

Recenze: Toshiba Tecra Z50 - pracovní hi-end s IPS a dokováním
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Long battery life; slim and solid design; full HD IPS display; silent cooling system. Negative: Poor mechanics keys; low quality speakers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/25/2014
Ревю на Toshiba Tecra Z50 (A-11C) – най-лекият 15.6-инчов ноутбук, от култовата Tecra линия
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Extremely lightweight (1.70 kg) and thin (21.00 mm) casing; convenient backlit keyboard and NumPad; Full HD IPS panel display; long battery life; good cooling system; high protection; Negative: Uncomfortable trackpad; hard to access internal components.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/28/2014
Представяне и цена за България на Toshiba Tecra Z50-A – приятна бизнес изненада (+ подарък)
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Slim and light; good performance; good battery life; comfortable keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/19/2014

 

Toshiba Tecra Z50-A1503

Specifications

Toshiba Tecra Z50-A1503Notebook: Toshiba Tecra Z50-A1503
Processor: Intel Core i7 4600U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Tecra Z50-A1503 (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Toshiba Tecra Z50-A1503
Source: PC Mag English
The Toshiba Tecra Z50-A1503 just meets ultrabook standards, even though the system isn't marketed as one. Compared with the business ultrabook Editors' Choice, the Dell Latitude e7440 Touch, it puts in a good showing, but the Dell system ultimately comes out ahead, due to its MIL-SPEC ruggedization, brighter and clearer In-Plane Switching (IPS) display, and touch screen. Among business-oriented desktop-replacement notebooks, the Tecra Z50-A1503 again puts in a good fight, but the reigning Editors' Choice Apple MacBook Pro ultimately holds on due to its higher-than-1080p HD resolution screen, better performance results on our multimedia benchmark tests, and its two additional hours of battery life. This makes the Tecra Z50-A1503 an attractive and powerful large-screen laptop, well in the pack, nipping at the heels of the Dell Latitude and Apple MacBook Pro.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Toshiba Tecra Z50-A-11H

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.

Specifications

Toshiba Tecra Z50-A-11HNotebook: Toshiba Tecra Z50-A-11H
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Tecra Z50-A-11H (Model)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

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%

 

Comment

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

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

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

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


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

4600U:

A Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 2.1 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.3 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

Intel Core i5:

4200U:

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.


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.


1.5 kg:

This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

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.


75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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, ", 0 kg
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HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3217U
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HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U
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» Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1M6
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3530
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-04-21 (Update: 2014-04-21)