Toshiba Tecra A50-C series now available
Announced in early November, the Tecra series is Toshiba's mainstream business-class solution and alternative to the more popular models from Dell, HP, or Lenovo. These models are only now becoming available in parts of Europe:
- Tecra A50-C-16E (Intel Core i3-5005U, 500 GB SATA): 1099 Euro
- Tecra A50-C-16F (Intel Core i5-5200U, 500 GB SATA): 1059 Euro
- Tecra A50-C-16G (Intel Core i5-5200U, 256 GB SSD): 1549 Euro
- Tecra A50-C-16J (Intel Core i5-5200U, 256 GB SSD): 1599 Euro
Depending on the SKU, the 15.6-inch Tecra A50-C can be equipped with either a HD or FHD IPS display and up to 8 hours of battery life. Intel Broadwell processors come standard with no Skylake options as of this writing. The notebooks also come in Silver with spill-resistant keyboards.
Our review of the recent Tecra A50-C1510W10 shows it to be a decent business notebook for the cost, though there are certainly better solutions for the price. The lower-end SKUs should be avoided as they lack many of the core business features that define the category.
Users will find that the higher-end Portege notebooks provide significantly better quality than the Tecra series. Toshiba may soon spin-off its notebook division to recoup losses in the slow-growing sector.