Notebookcheck

Toshiba Tecra A50 Series

Toshiba Tecra A50-C1540Processor: Intel Core i5 4300M, Intel Core i5 5200U, Intel Core i5 6200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel HD Graphics 5500, NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.1kg, 2.3kg, 2.58kg
Price: 700, 800, 1599 euro
Average Score: 73% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 78%, features: 76%, display: 79%
mobility: 77%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 80%

 

Toshiba Tecra A50-A-12Z

Specifications

Toshiba Tecra A50-A-12ZNotebook: Toshiba Tecra A50-A-12Z
Processor: Intel Core i5 4300M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M 1024 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.58kg
Price: 1599 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Pricecompare

 

83% Review Toshiba Tecra A50-A-12Z Notebook | Notebookcheck
Buzzing companion. Until now, processors from the Haswell generation were only rarely found in 15-inch business laptops. Toshiba rocks the market with its Tecra A50 - and wants to eliminate the precursor's problems at the same time.
Unverblümtes Arbeitstier
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: non-glossy display; exchangeable battery; abundant equipment details Negative: comparably high price
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/09/2014

 

Toshiba Tecra A50-C1510W10

Specifications

Toshiba Tecra A50-C1510W10Notebook: Toshiba Tecra A50-C1510W10
Processor: Intel Core i5 5200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 5500
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Pricecompare

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

79% Toshiba Tecra A50-C Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Quiet demeanor. Toshiba has refreshed its affordable Tecra A50 lineup with the thinner and sleeker A50-C series. Unfortunately, the manufacturer has a long way to go to catch up to the likes of Dell, HP, or Lenovo in the business space.
60% Toshiba Tecra A50-C review
Source: Techradar English
The Toshiba Tecra A50-C can handle most physical challenges. Certainly that is a strong selling point. However, many users don't need a tough laptop. They just need one that works – and works cheaply. Users who value a great external build and port diversity will love the Tecra A50-C and its budget price. But those who don't will find that there are more budget-friendly options available.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Toshiba Tecra A50-C-1G0

Specifications

Toshiba Tecra A50-C-1G0Notebook: Toshiba Tecra A50-C-1G0
Processor: Intel Core i5 5200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 520
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Pricecompare

Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

83% Toshiba Tecra A50-C-1G0
Source: 15 Zoll Notebooks Test German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 85% mobility: 86%

 

Toshiba Tecra A50-C1540

Specifications

Toshiba Tecra A50-C1540Notebook: Toshiba Tecra A50-C1540
Processor: Intel Core i5 6200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 520
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Tecra A50-C1540 (Model)

Pricecompare

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Toshiba Tecra A50
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Toshiba Tecra A50 offers average performance, slightly better than average battery life for its size and a pretty comfy keyboard. Some business users will definitely appreciate the optical drive. However, this laptop's dim, low-res display and mediocre storage drive make it a less-than-stellar choice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

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.

Toshiba is not present in the smartphone sector. As laptop manufacturer, Toshiba still had 6.6% of world market share in 2014. However it fell to only 1.6% in 2016, making only for the 8th place.


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

NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M:

Rebranded GeForce GT 645M/640M with minimal improvements to power consumption. Can also be based on the slower GK208 chip (only 64 bit memory interface).

Intel HD Graphics 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W ULV series).Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 5500: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in the Core processors of the Broadwell U-series (15 W TDP). » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i5:

4300M:

Haswell-based dual-core processor clocked at 2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.3 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

5200U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.6200U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.1 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

2.58 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


73%: 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.

Similar devices from a different Manufacturer

HP 15-da0039ns
UHD Graphics 620
HP 15q-ds1000TU
UHD Graphics 620
HP 15-da0044ns
UHD Graphics 620
HP 15-da0045ns
UHD Graphics 620
HP 15-da0049ns
UHD Graphics 620

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Asus VivoBook 15 X512FA-BQ064T
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U
Medion Akoya S6445-30025466
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8565U
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52-78YZ
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8565U
HP 250 G7-6HM83ESABD
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U
Medion Akoya S6445-30025467
UHD Graphics 620, Core i3 8145U
Current Prices
Toshiba Tecra A50-C1540
Toshiba Tecra A50-C1540
Toshiba Tecra A50-C1540
Toshiba Tecra A50-C1540
Toshiba Tecra A50-C1540
Toshiba Tecra A50-C1540
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > Toshiba > Toshiba Tecra A50 Series
Stefan Hinum, 2016-02-28 (Update: 2016-02-28)