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For full specifications see the Toshiba Satellite C50D specifications page.
|Name||Toshiba Satellite C50D|
|Processor||AMD A4-5000 Quad Core (1.5GHz, 1333MHz FSB, 2MB L2 Cache)|
|Screen||15.6“ Widescreen HD LED Backlit Display (1366 x 768)|
|RAM||Up to 16GB|
|Optical Drive||DVD SuperMulti Double/Dual Layer|
|Graphics||AMD Radeon HD 8330 Graphics|
|Processor||Limited||AMD-VT disabled by BIOS and cannot be enabled|
|HDMI Out||Not Tested|
|Display Port||Not Tested|
|Sound||Poor||Tendency to crackle|
|Headphone Port||Not Tested|
|Microphone-In Port||Not Tested|
|Wireless||Useless||RTL8723BE driver keeps losing packets and dropping out, I use USB wireless|
|Bluetooth||Doesn't work||Toshiba bluetooth driver loaded but scan shows no devices to pair with|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|Keyboard||Usable||Misses keystrokes occasionally|
Tested with Ubuntu 15.10, Mint 17.2 and Fedora 22.
I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Works with addition of USB wireless LAN and wireless mouse but not able to support hardware virtualisation (e.g for VirtualBox) because of crippled BIOS. I wish I had researched Toshiba's attitude to Linux before buying one.