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Toshiba Tecra Z50-A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Toshiba Tecra Z50-A. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the connectivity and performance are on the whole positive. The portability and design also get good feedback. There are mixed reviews on the battery and price, and the durability and keyboard get critical views.

screen, design, portability, performance, connectivity

keyboard, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Tecra Z50-A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Oliver Moebel (notebookcheck.net)

Toshiba Tecra Z50-C-10P Notebook Review

 

Conservative in a positive sense. TThe Tecra Z50 keeps up the virtues of classic premium office laptops: An outstanding screen alongside very good input devices, extensive security features and a decent battery life - the system is quite capable of...

premium screen ; good connectivity ; extensive security features ; useful input devices ; low power consumption ; low noise and temperature development

no USB 3.1 or Thunderbolt 3 ; weak speakers ; 12-month warranty only

Toshiba has launched a great success with its Tecra Z50-C10P: The laptop has really earned a place in our top list of premium office laptops. The Z50 presents an above-average performance in almost all sub-categories - starting with the superb screen...

May, 2016

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Toshiba Tecra Z50

 

For those looking for a big 15-inch multimedia notebook to crunch numbers or edit photos and videos, Toshiba's Z50 ($1,599 as tested) might look like a pretty good candidate. It features a decently bright 15.6-inch full-HD display, a speedy Intel Core...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Toshiba Tecra Z50-A1503

 

The Toshiba Tecra Z50-A1503 has design flair with a slim chassis and an attractive metal exterior. It's a powerful business laptop at a premium price.

Slim chassis. Large screen. Dual pointing devices. Anti-glare screen. 256GB SSD.

Narrow keys on numeric keypad. No touch screen.

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...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: TechReviewSource.com (techreviewsource.com)

Toshiba Tecra Z50-A1503

 

The Toshiba Tecra Z50-A1503 has design flair with a slim chassis and an attractive metal exterior. It's a powerful business laptop at a premium price.

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Kat Orphanides (expertreviews.co.uk)

Toshiba Tecra Z50-A-11H

 

This capable business laptop has plenty of extra features, but doesn't get it quite right when it comes to the screen and touchpad

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: KHM (newegg.com)

TOSHIBA Z50-A1503

 

I'd like to try and quickly troubleshoot with someone from NewEgg before returning it...tried to start an RMA, and the website is down. Tried to chat a representative via the 24hr chat, and it didn't work. Sigh!

I didn't pay for overnight shipping, but received the refurbished laptop the next day. I was ecstatic! Beautiful laptop

It worked for an hour last night. This morning, it was fully charged, but would't turn on

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: KHM (newegg.com)

So upset! Laptop Dead the next day

 

I'd like to try and quickly troubleshoot with someone from NewEgg before returning it...tried to start an RMA, and the website is down. Tried to chat a representative via the 24hr chat, and it didn't work. Sigh!

I didn't pay for overnight shipping, but received the refurbished laptop the next day. I was ecstatic! Beautiful laptop

It worked for an hour last night. This morning, it was fully charged, but would't turn on

Jan, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:DTS Studio Sound
Audio formats supported:
Audio system:24-bit / 24-bit stereo / DTS / DTS Sound / DTS Sound Studio / DTS Studio Sound / HD
Audio system full duplex:
Built-in audio decoders:DTS Studio Sound
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers: / 2
Number of microphones:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:60
Battery capacity (Watt hours):60
Battery life (max):6 / 6.5 / 7 / 8 / 8.5 / 8.6 / 8.63
Battery performance:3860
Battery Technology: / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:14.4
Hot-swap battery: No
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:N / Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080 / 1980 x 1080
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.9 / 2
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Certification:CE
Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product: / Black, Grey / Black, Silver / Grey / Grey, Metallic / Grey, Stainless steel / Metallic / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Magnesium
Intel segment tagging:Home office, Small Business
Product type:Netbook / Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:15:9 / 16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display response rise/fall:17
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD: No
HD type:Full HD / HD / Not supported
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS / TFT
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.37 / 3.42 / 3.47
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2
Discrete graphics adapter model: / No / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce 930M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
Discrete graphics memory type: / GDDR3
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.696
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 2 / 32
Maximum Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1200
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12 / 12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.696
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel® HD Graphics 4400 / Intel® HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:English, French
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY / QZERTY
Keyboard number of keys:102
Keyboard type:QWERTY / QZERTY
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device: / Clickpad / DualPoint / Touchpad / Touchpad + Accupoint / Touchpad + Pointing Stick
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: / Y / Yes

Memory

Internal memory:12 / 16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type: / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 2 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:N / No / Yes
3G standards:HSPA+
4G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE / 4.1
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-2362 - 393701 / -2362.2 - 393700.8
Non-operating shock:60
Non-operating thermal gradient (max):20
Non-operating vibration:1
Operating altitude:-2362 - 118110 / -2362.2 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90 / 20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90 / 20 - 80
Operating shock:10
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Operating thermal gradient (max):15
Operating vibration:0.5
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90 / 20 - 80
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90 / 20 - 80
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60 / -20 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60 / -20 - 65

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:4
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:4
Disc types supported:CD-R,CD-ROM,CD-RW,DVD+R,DVD+R DL,DVD+RW,DVD-R,DVD-R DL,DVD-RAM,DVD-ROM,DVD-RW
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6 / 8
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5 / 8
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:8
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:6 / 8
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:6 / 8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / N / No

Other Features

Audio system:24-bit / 24-bit stereo / DTS / DTS Sound / DTS Sound Studio / DTS Studio Sound / HD
Display:
Display Technology:TFT
Graphics adapter family:
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x / VT-x,VT-d

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Toshiba Reliability Guarantee:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:No / Y / Yes
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Y / Yes
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3 / 4
USB 3.0 ports quantity:3
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.37 / 3.42 / 3.47
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI2 / Opi / QPI
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x4, 2x4 / 1x4,4x1 / 2x4, 4x1 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:i3-4030U / i5-4200U / i5-4210U / i5-4300U / i5-4310U / i5-6200U / i7-4600U / i7-6600U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 2.9 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.3 / 3.4
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell / Skylake
Processor cores:2
Processor family: / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.7 / 1.9 / 2 / 2.1 / 2.3 / 2.6
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Manufacturer:
Processor model:i3-4030U / i5-4200U / i5-4210U / i5-4300U / i5-4310U / i5-6200U / i7-4600U / i7-6600U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i7-4600 Mobile Series / Intel Core i7-6600 Mobile series / Intel® Core™ i3-4000 Mobile Series
Processor socket:BGA 1356 / BGA1168 / BGA1356 / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C0 / D0 / D1
System bus data transfer rate:4 / 5
System bus rate:4 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology:No / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75459 / 76308 / 76616 / 80343 / 81016 / 81018 / 88192 / 88193
Processor code:SR170 / SR1EA / SR1ED / SR1EE / SR1EF / SR1EN / SR2EY / SR2F1
Processor package size:40 / 42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
UART:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:No / Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader:Y / Yes
Password protection:HDD, SSD, Supervisor, User / HDD, Supervisor, User / SSD, Supervisor, User / Supervisor, HDD, User / Supervisor, User / Y
Password protection type:HDD, SSD, Supervisor, User / HDD, Supervisor, User / SSD, Supervisor, User / Supervisor, HDD, User / Supervisor, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes

Software

Bundled software:DTS Sound \nTOSHIBA Eco Utility \nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor / DTS Sound Studio\nTOSHIBA eco Utility\nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor / DTS Sound \nTOSHIBA Eco Utility \nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor / DTS Sound\nTOSHIBA Eco Utility \nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor / DTS Studio Sound, TOSHIBA Eco Utility, TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor. / DTS Studio Sound, TOSHIBA Eco Utility, TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor / DTS Studio Sound\nTOSHIBA Eco Utility\nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor / DTS® Studio Sound™ \nTOSHIBA Eco Utility™ \nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor / TOSHIBA eco Utility, TOSHIBA Display Utility, TOSHIBA Fingerprint Utility, TOSHIBA Function Key, TOSHIBA Maintenance Utility, TOSHIBA Media Player by sMedio Truelink+, TOSHIBA Password Utility, TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor, TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator, TOSHIBA Service Station, TOSHIBA System Driver, TOSHIBA System Setting, TOSHIBA TPM utility
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Pro / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Optional operating system supplied:Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro
Pre-installed software:DTS Studio Sound, TOSHIBA Eco Utility, TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor
Recovery operating system:Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security, Microsoft Office 2013 / McAfee LiveSafe / McAfee LiveSafe, Microsoft Office / McAfee LiveSafe, Microsoft Office 2013 / McAfee, Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office, McAfee LiveSafe / Office 365, Norton Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDIO / MMC, SDHC, SDXC / MMC,SD,SDHC,SDXC / SD, SDHC, MMC, SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Flash memory:8
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:300 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface: / SATA
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M-SATA / mSATA / Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces: / M-SATA / mSATA / SATA
Storage media:HDD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 300 / 320 / 500 / 512

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Video

External video modes max. refresh rate:85
External video modes max. resolution:1920 x 1200
External video modes non-interlaced resolution with max. refresh rate:1280 x 1024
External video modes refresh rate (max):85
External video modes resolution (max):1920 x 1200

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 10.2 / 9.92
Height:0.803 / 0.915 / 1
Power adapter weight:8.78 / 8.8
Weight:3.97 / 4 / 4.06 / 4.08 / 4.19 / 4.41 / 4.85 / 5.29
Width:14.9 / 15