The Toshiba Tecra Z50 – A1503 is a business class, high-end business grade laptop that fits perfectly into the slot between a desktop replacement and an Ultrabook. Aimed at professionals who need fast processing speed, and a highly mobile quality machine, the Tecra Z50 is sleek, light and powerful. On first glance, the laptop is a sleek, attractive machine sporting an attractive metal exterior, the 15.6 inch HD display is crisp and vibrant, with quality no-glare technology.
On first glance, the laptop is a sleek, attractive machine sporting an attractive metal exterior, the 15.6 inch HD display is crisp and vibrant, with quality no-glare technology. There is an issue with it seeming wider than many other laptops due to the 15.6-inch screen, but in reality, it is a pretty slender machine with dimensions of only 0.8 by 15 by 10 inches, and weighing in at 3.71 lbs. Other comparable laptops, with similar dimensions, features and specs are almost 12 ounces heavier.
The keyboard is back-lit, making it easy to use in a darker room, and is well sized and comfortable to use, as is the one piece trackpad with its grooved mouse buttons. As an added security feature, the trackpad comes with an NFC reader and fingerprint reader to ensure your business documents are safe. As an added bonus the Tecra Z50-A150 comes with a separate numeric keypad, and although the keys are slightly narrower than the rest of the keyboard, it is still very usable.
The Tecra Z50 comes with an Intel Core i7 2.1 GHz processor, making it a suitable choice for graphic designers, programmers as it is more than able to handle high-end multimedia programs, with lightning speed. It’s 256 GB SSD Drive and 8 GB DDR3 Ram (with a max capacity of 16GB) allow for quick boot up, and operating speed that is lightning fast, even on processor heavy tasks, such as video editing or encoding.
Although it is a business class laptop, with a relatively high cost, the Tecra Z50 is marketed with Windows 7 Professional, with the upgrade to windows 8.1 Pro bundled with it if you prefer. If you do upgrade there are a few minor issues mainly surrounding the fact that most Windows 8.1 apps are designed to be used with a touch screen, and these laptops do not come with that feature. Otherwise, the multitouch trackpad will support the native Windows 8.1 Pro gestures.
Like most business class laptops, there is no shortage of connectivity options and the Toshiba Tecra Z50 – A1503 comes with 3 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0, SD card reader, Gigabit Ethernet port, HDMI port, headset jack, and VGA support. There is also a docking port at the bottom of the machine, allowing you to set up a permanent home for your laptop if need be.
If you are looking for a high-end business class laptop, with maximum speed, connectivity, and quality, without sacrificing mobility, the Toshiba Tecra Z50 – A1503 might be a perfect choice.