A tool dedicated to office automation : Toshiba – Satellite Pro R50-E-15Z Noir – Core i3-7020U

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Latest release in the range Toshiba, we’ve been running tests on Satellite Pro R50-E-15Z Noir…What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
We’ve put this Satellite Pro R50-E-15Z Noir through some tests based on how you’re going to use it.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.

Satellite Pro R50-E-15Z Noir enough for internet use?

Your needs are almost exclusively internet browsing and some word processing documents, but you don’t want any quality defects in this laptop.To be able to perform regular tasks that will not deteriorate over time.
It is in this spirit that Toshiba has developed this Satellite Pro R50-E-15Z Noir.A well-made laptop that positions itself as mid-range compared to its competitors and because of its price. When you get used to it, you can see that the equipment is of good quality.
The screen is quite large, with 15 inches. Not necessarily easy to carry around. The manufacturer offers a processor Core i3-7020U; A mid-range orientation. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. In the end, you shouldn’t ask too much of this computer, otherwise you’ll get annoyed by its slowness when you launch several applications in parallel. The lack of RAM will surely be felt with this laptop which has just 4 Gb of memory. Chances are you’ll have to add some memory over time. In terms of memory, you will be assured of having a machine that is more fluid.
The size of the hard drive makes this laptop one of the biggest. Even with 1000 Gb, you can be sure that many video and audio files are continuously stored. In case you would have to do without any internet connection, this size of space can be interesting.
In conclusion, for a web use, know that this model has an autonomy of 7 hours. Toshiba is among the best in terms of duration in only battery mode. Incidentally, you will have all the more pleasure to use it for a long time because of its very pleasant screen.

Is Satellite Pro R50-E-15Z Noir okay to watch videos ?

High quality, the engineers of Toshiba have chosen to make this Satellite Pro R50-E-15Z Noir the top of the range for leisure uses: movies, music, photos. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. Among all the laptops of the moment, it appeared to us as one of the best for multimedia use. In this section we will look at features such as screen size, resolution, built-in speakers.
Toshiba presents this model in a large size version. Large by size, with 15 inches and a high resolution of 1366×768. Multimedia oriented, you will enjoy watching your films. The rendering is bright and vivid, and if you take a moment to look at the screen from several angles you will see that there is no distortion of the image or inverted colors.
The only disadvantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop of 2 kg.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
On the sound side, it Satellite Pro R50-E-15Z Noir has good components: board and integrated speakers. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Core i3-7020U, which today is rather light for this kind of use. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
You will do what you want for the applications, as it is not Toshiba installed by default. The operating system and that’s it. As a standard, you have some Windows 10 on which it will be possible to add all the software you need. Can only be VLC to manage the audio and video part.
With Intel HD Graphics 620, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 4 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Regarding the connectivity part, Toshiba has made efforts with available 4 ports. It’s better than the competition. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
Either it’s something you’re going to use while travelling or on the go, or you’re between your office and the living room.With 7 hours of autonomy, it is one of the best models in its range. What a pleasure it is not to have to check the battery level on a regular basis!

Satellite Pro R50-E-15Z Noir compatible with on the move use ?

Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. This seems to be the issue that the Toshiba didn’t really take into account in the design of this Satellite Pro R50-E-15Z Noir. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
It Satellite Pro R50-E-15Z Noir weights 2 Kg which makes it a computer in the average of its category. You can transport it easily, without too much effort. On the other hand, the large size will be an advantage to see photos during the holidays. With its 15 inches, the screen will however render a large image.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. The viewing is up to the mark.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
Here this laptop is not very powerful because of its processor Core i3-7020U; it’s inferior to the competition, and it’s not very good in terms of energy consumption.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. You will need to expect 2/3 of this estimate for standard use; if you push the processor, the number will drop a little more.
With this model you have one of the best autonomy of the moment with 7 hours.
Because of the technology used, it will be better not to move this computer too much. The reasons are its size, and the hard drive that the brand Toshiba decided to put in it. Equipped with a standard 1000 Gb hard disk, it will make possible an almost unlimited number of writing cycles (recording/erasing). On the other hand, unlike an SSD type hard disk drive, it will be slower in terms of the time required to boot up or to leave the standby mode.
When it comes to taking your laptop with you, it will seem safer to do so only occasionally. And the only times you’ll have to carry it will be between the bus or train and your hotel room. The main reason is its 15 inches, which makes it one of the largest in its class; every move, with its weight, may be difficult.
The connector part is very interesting, with 4 inputs available. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Following our tests, it appeared to us that it is not Satellite Pro R50-E-15Z Noir really made for travelling.

The Satellite Pro R50-E-15Z Noir for audio or video editing ?

For non-professional use for audio or video editing, this Satellite Pro R50-E-15Z Noir may be fine. Even for an amateur level, editing and creating music requires processor speed and sufficient RAM. Of course, it is not at the level of what is done for professionals, but it responds well anyway.
The components and applications of this laptop are for basic use. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Core i3-7020U. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
Having a hard disk of 1000 Gb, you will be assured of a good storage capacity. This size is one of the best on the market in this product range. This is an important consideration since a few minutes of home video will fill your player faster than you thought. The technological choice of Toshibagoes to a standard hard disk drive, which is more robust over time. A choice of solidity that is certainly relevant, against a choice of speed that could have broken in 5 years.
The pleasure of working on a computer without being a slave to the electrical connection. Being only on batteries, you have 7 hours of autonomy at your disposal. This is the best on the market today.
On the connection side, the Satellite Pro R50-E-15Z Noiri s equipped with USB 3 technology. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
If necessary, it can be used for word processing and e-mails. A sensible choice for a product in this price range.

The Satellite Pro R50-E-15Z Noir for online or local games.

Some laptops with sufficient performance, the right processors and the latest graphics cards can afford to gamble. With this Satellite Pro R50-E-15Z Noir, it will certainly be possible to play simple games, but as soon as the need for calculations requires more power, the image rendering will degrade. The Toshiba technical choices were rather made to meet classic needs such as internet browsing or word processing.
With only 1366×768, this model is below standard ones. This results in lower image quality when you are in game mode.
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
Our tests have shown that for Toshiba this computer is not intended for playing video games. An exception to this is if you play on games that are more than 5 years old.
This laptop has one of the largest internal storage spaces. The 1000 Gb of Satellite Pro R50-E-15Z Noir can still be used by a large number of players in the case of locally installed games.
For online gaming, it Satellite Pro R50-E-15Z Noir has high quality Wi-Fi. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
With a weight 2 Kg and a screen size of 15 inches, it is a tool in the average of other laptops.
With an autonomy of 7 hours, it’s better than the competition.
In the end, we do not recommend this Satellite Pro R50-E-15Z Noir for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.

The Satellite Pro R50-E-15Z Noir for office automation.

Whatever the type of operating system, it is possible today to have an office use on all laptops. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. This Satellite Pro R50-E-15Z Noir is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
Toshiba has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
It’s not Satellite Pro R50-E-15Z Noir equipped with all the applications you’ll need. You will have to download the applications you need, which implyies for some software a slight increase in the overall cost.
It is one of the laptops available in the range. Its weight of 2 Kg is not too high for a mobile computer.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
We gave it the lamp test, positioned next to the screen, and it was found to be sufficiently matt to avoid the reflection phenomenon. You will benefit from a more diffuse natural image, which has the advantage of causing less eye strain.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
Regarding the size of the hard disk, it has 1000 Gb.That gives you a little time before you have to find another data storage area.
In short, it Satellite Pro R50-E-15Z Noir is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.

Finally, the Satellite Pro R50-E-15Z Noir….

There is no such thing as a perfect laptop for every purpose, unless you put a price tag on it, and keep in mind that it will be too powerful for most of your needs. The Satellite Pro R50-E-15Z Noir’ is average but will do the job very well.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– travel use
– playing video games
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– web browsing
– making audio and video editing
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks