Toshiba Tecra Z50 Review, Slim Magnesium Case

The Toshiba is undoubtedly one of the most successful laptop manufacturers in the world. The company’s success largely hinges on the effectiveness and overall appeal of its products. One of the specific brands within Toshiba’s rather wide product range is the Toshiba Tecra Z50. This stylish notebook has several features that make it one of the most preferred products from the Japanese computer manufacturer.

Toshiba Tecra Z50 front

Toshiba Tecra Z50 – Slim Magnesium Case:

One of the most iconic aspects of the Z50 is, of course, its exterior design. The notebook features a slim magnesium casing that accords it an overall sophisticated look. The magnesium material used for the casing also serves to enhance the high-quality appeal that is synonymous with most Toshiba products. In addition to the casing, the machine features a 15.6-inch screen hence the notebook tag. Be that as it may, the Z50’s screen is considered quite sizeable for a notebook and makes it a convenient machine for everyday indoor and outdoor use.

The Z50’s keyboard design is another notable aspect of the computer’s overall design component. The notebook’s keyboard is well designed and unlike its predecessor the Z40, the Z50 integrates number pad that is separate from the character key thus making it a more convenient machine to use. The keyboard also has a white backlight that serves to enhance the overall visibility of both the character and number keys when the machine is being used.

One of the most important considerations that went into the overall design of the Z50 is the total weight of the computing device. Toshiba Tecra Z50 features a lightweight design and its total weight of only 3.9 pounds makes it one of the lightest machines in the market.

Toshiba Tecra Z50 side

Toshiba Tecra Z50 – Performance:

In addition to the basic design of the machine, another thing that potential buyers will have to look at while analyzing the Z50 is of course the performance of the device. The Tecra Z5O packs a rather powerful 2.6-GHz Intel Core i7-6600U CPU with Nvidia 930M GPU 2 GB making it an ideal machine for both lightweight and heavy applications. The second thing that is responsible for the high performance credentials of the machine is of course its RAM which is an impressive 8 GB. Finally, the total internal storage capacity of the Tecra Z50 is 256GB but this can easily be upgraded by the user.


Toshiba Tecra Z50 packs Lenovo’s ThinkPad’s T540 battery that has been known to offer relatively better run-times as compared to many batteries available in the market. The battery life offers quite impressive performance with a run-time of up to 7 hours from moderate to heavy usage and significantly more run-times for light usage.

Toshiba Tecra Z50 rear

Toshiba Tecra Z50 – Price:

The Z50 is quite an impressive and incredibly powerful device for its class. That said though, at around $1600, the Z50 is perhaps not the cheapest alternative for those shopping for an affordable notebook device. Be that as it may, if you are in the market for a powerful, reliable and nicely styled notebook computer, then Toshiba Tecra Z50 is perhaps the best bet for you.