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Toshiba Satellite C50-B
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Toshiba Satellite C50-B 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB Jan 2015
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The 39.6 cm (15.6 ) Satellite C50-B is super slim, with a new sleek design that stands out in all the right ways. An elegant textured finish defines its distinctive look and gives the laptop a... More
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Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Toshiba is one of the superior portable PC manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Toshiba also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 1.792 gigabytes, the Satellite C50-B has a quite big on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50-B. The average on-board graphics adapter memory of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50-B is 5.5GB.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Toshiba Satellite C50-B has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (313 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Satellite C50-B. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50-B range from 100MHz to 650MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Satellite C50-B, the Toshiba Satellite C50-B has a full-size keyboard.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Asus PU551LA[plb_2575366_price], and the Lenovo G50-70[plb_2707942_price] is also worth considering.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the Toshiba Satellite C50-B[plb_2319230_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Satellite C50-B has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite C50-B.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the Toshiba Satellite C50-B[plb_2319230_price], the Acer Aspire E5-573[plb_2913759_price], or the Lenovo E50-70[plb_2973251_price].

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most portable PCs of this age and spec have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the Satellite C50-B which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Small Non-Operating Vibration

With a non-operating vibration of only 1 gravity, the Toshiba Satellite C50-B has one of the smallest non-operating vibrations amongst notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Satellite C50-B have non-operating vibrations of between 1G and 3.5G.

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Quite Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest on-board graphics adapter memory of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite C50-B is 1.5GB and the biggest is 3.9GB. At 1,792 megabyte, the Satellite C50-B has a quite big on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite C50-B.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite Small Non-Operating Shock

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C50-B the non-operating shocks range from 60G to 240G. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50-B that we have assessed, the non-operating shock of the Toshiba Satellite C50-B of only 60 gravity is one of the smallest.

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27 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 950MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. When compared to other comparable spec laptops that were released one year ago, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the Toshiba Satellite C50-B of only 750 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The average maximum processor memory bandwidth of laptops of a comparable type and age to the Satellite C50-B is 25GB/s, and the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 21GB/s to 35GB/s. With a maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 21.32 gigabytes per second, the Satellite C50-B has one of the slower maximum processor memory bandwidths amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite C50-B has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C50-B the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Toshiba Satellite C50-B is a laptop that uses two displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Satellite C50-B use two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Satellite C50-B is a four PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Toshiba Satellite C50-B which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo Z510[plb_2979742_price].

If you are looking for a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2717447_price] (SSD), or the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2735219_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Short Battery Life

At only 6 hours, the Satellite C50-B has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than a year. The shortest battery life of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite C50-B is 2.5h, the longest is 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h.

If this notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo B50-80[plb_3812194_price] (6.2h and cheaper).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Toshiba Satellite C50-B has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. Across all portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C50-B the processor family ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Quite Small Cache Memory

When compared to other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50-B that we have checked, the cache memory of the Toshiba Satellite C50-B of only 1 megabyte is one of the smallest. The smallest cache memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite C50-B is 1MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3.1MB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 1 megabyte, the Satellite C50-B has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite C50-B. The processor caches of comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago range from 1MB to 6MB.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C50-B the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 19GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8,192 megabytes, the Toshiba Satellite C50-B has one of the smaller maximum internal memories amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Satellite C50-B has a very slow memory clock speed (only 1,333 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The slowest memory clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C50-B is 800MHz and the fastest is 1,600MHz.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh. At only 32 watt-hours, the Toshiba Satellite C50-B has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C50-B.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite C50-B have between two and three processor threads, including the Satellite C50-B which has two processor threads.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Satellite C50-B does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth also looking at other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Asus UX301LA[plb_3012206_price]; or the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2736268_price], or the HP 15[plb_2319470_price].

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Very Slow Maximum WiFi Data Rate

The maximum WiFi data rate of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite C50-B range from 150 Mbit/s to 870 Mbit/s, and the average maximum WiFi data rate is 520 Mbit/s. The Satellite C50-B has a fairly slow maximum WiFi data rate (only 150 megabits per second) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Satellite C50-B.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Satellite C50-B is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Very Small Operating Shock

The average operating shock of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite C50-B is 77G, and the operating shocks range from 10G to 130G. With an operating shock of only 10 gravity, the Satellite C50-B has a fairly small operating shock compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C50-B.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the Satellite C50-B has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than a year ago. Across all the laptops of a similar age and spec to the Satellite C50-B the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Slow Processor Front Side Bus

With a processor front side bus of only 1,333 megahertz, the Toshiba Satellite C50-B has a quite slow processor front side bus compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The processor front side bus of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago range from 1,000MHz to 1,600MHz.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite C50-B is 2.9GHz. The Satellite C50-B has a very slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.41 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Thick

The Satellite C50-B is one of the thicker notebook PCs of this spec and age (26.6 millimeters) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The thinnest medium processor core notebook PC that has been around for around the same time as the Satellite C50-B is 11mm thick and the thickest is 2,400mm.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

Portable PCs of this age and type have operating vibrations of between 0.5G and 1.1G. At only 0.5 gravity, the Toshiba Satellite C50-B has a fairly small operating vibration compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Satellite C50-B.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite C50-B

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Toshiba released the Satellite C50-B.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.16 gigahertz, the Satellite C50-B has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

If you want a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo B50-80[plb_3812194_price] (2.2GHz and cheaper), or the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2717447_price] (2.2GHz and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Satellite C50-B has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite C50-B.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 15.6" portable PCs currently available including the HP 15[plb_2319470_price] which is cheaper.

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire E5-772[plb_2984402_price] (17.3" and cheaper), or the Lenovo Z70-80[plb_3429896_price] (17.3" and cheaper).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Satellite C50-B has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50-B.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the X250[pl_2899793_price] (512GB), or the ThinkPad X250[pl_2743534_price] (512GB) both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Satellite C50-B[plb_2319230_price] (750GB).

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Satellite C50-B has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Satellite C50-B.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Satellite C50-B has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Satellite C50-B.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HP 15[plb_2319470_price] (6GB and cheaper), the Medion Akoya E6415[plb_2882074_price] (6GB and cheaper), or the Toshiba C55[plb_2942232_price] (6GB and cheaper).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Front Side Bus
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
DVD-RAM Write Speed
DVD-RAM Read Speed
DVD+RW Write Speed
DVD+RW Read Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD+R Write Speed
DVD+R Read Speed
DVD-RW Write Speed
DVD-RW Read Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD-R Write Speed
DVD-R Read Speed
CD-RW Write Speed
CD-RW Read Speed
CD-R Write Speed
CD-R Read Speed
CD Write Speed
CD Read Speed
Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
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® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel HD Graphics
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
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® Iris Pro Graphics
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

16 October 2014

It's not going to turn any heads, but the C50-B-IIL provides a perfectly usable laptop at a very competitive price. Its performance, screen quality and battery life match those of other budget...

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 2 December 2015 by Gomesam
Gomesam would recommend the Toshiba Satellite C50-B

Easy to use, very light and fast. love it!

Reviewed 6 November 2015 by 1383clive
1383clive would recommend the Toshiba Satellite C50-B

Purchased as a replacement for a ageing but top of the range laptop for my Partner, We have found this does everything the Acer did plus runs some games better. Perfect for the person who wants a... Read more…

Reviewed 15 October 2015 by Naveed
Naveed would recommend the Toshiba Satellite C50-B

I like this laptop...

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c50b18, c50b15, c50b13, c50b14, c50b138, c50b18x, c50b14z, c50b022, c50b155, c50b13g, c50b14d, c50b139, c50b15n, c50b15c, toshiba c50, toshiba c50b, toshiba c50b18, toshiba c50b18x
Barcodes 00623506038553, 04051528136340, 04051528136371, 04051528136388, 04051528137293, 04051528147742, 04051528147759, 04051528147780, 04051528147803, 04051528147810, 04051528147834, 04051528147841, 04051528147858, 04051528151794, 04051528155686, 04051528156225, 04051528161120, 04051528165548, 04051528165555, 04051528189896, 04051528193459, 04051528201833
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