Excellent for simple computing
Display and Design
The Toshiba Satellite C50-A I001A arrives with a glossy 15.6-inch HD LED backlit Clear SuperView display which offers comfortable viewing with a native resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It comes wrapped in an all black outfit with the lid having a soft matte finish. It has a thickness of 33.3mm and a weight of 2.3 kg.
CPU and OS
At the heart of the notebook you have a 2.4GHz Intel Core i3 processor from the second generation and sitting on HM76 Express chipset. It is aided by a mere 2GB DDR3 RAM operating at 1600MHz which is acceptable in this price. It can also be expanded up to 16GB via 2 unused slots for better performance. It manages rich graphics with the integrated Intel HD 4000 GPU. It is devoid of any preloaded OS as well.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Toshiba Satellite C50-A I001A takes care of your video calling needs with a 1MP webcam. For storage purposes, it sports a standard 500GB SATA hard disk. Additionally there is a SuperMulti DVD RW Drive which can be used for transferring data via disks. The 16 bit stereo speakers powered by Toshiba Audio Enhancement provide soothing sound quality.
Battery and Connectivity
Armed with a 6 cell Li-ion battery, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A I001A is capable of delivering interruption free service for a maximum period of 3 hours. The networking and connectivity package loaded in the device comprises of features like WLAN, Bluetooth v4.0, Ethernet port, digital media reader, 1 USB 3.0 slot, 1 USB 2.0 port, VGA port and HDMI out.
The Toshiba Satellite C50-A I001A is an excellent low budget laptop that is good for executing simple business computing needs with the Intel Core i3 CPU. The absence of user friendly OS and lack of a good RAM are nothing unusual in this price range. However, the presence of a USB 3.0 slot, a 1MP webcam and SuperMulti DVD drive are surprising.