Toshiba Satellite C55-A5104 Laptop Review

15.6 inch Toshiba Satellite C55-A5104

Toshiba Satellite C55-A5104 is a 15.6 inch budget and essentials type of notebook that offers lightweight and slim body- which implies portability, sufficient power to manage everyday computing stuff like chatting on Skype, sending emails, browsing the net, using social media and preparing school assignments at an affordable price.


Intel Celeron N2820 processor at 2.39GHz speed, 4GB SODIMM DDR3L RAM memory for proper multitasking (upgradeable to a max of 8GB), 500GB SATA-600 hard drive at 5400 rpm rotating speed as ample storage for a computer this size to save your files and the 64-bit version of Windows 8.1 operating system as an overall reliable platform to perform the daily tasks, including light games and some multimedia.

15.6 inch HD LED-backlit TFT 16:9 cinematic aspect ratio widescreen display with TruBrite technology and 1366 x 768 maximum pixel resolution that supports 720p content and Intel HD graphics card for nice image quality.. LED backlighting will help the system use less energy and enable the screen to last longer. It comes with an integrated webcam to be able to take and save photos as well as videoconferencing with colleagues and chatting live on Skype. Toshiba Satellite has the Resolution+ feature to transform the regular definition DVD stuff into clearer and better images that look and feel more like HD in real-time.

Trax Horizon finish in satin black Toshiba Satellite has a modern and current look and offers portability with its 5.3 lbs, 1.3 inch thickness and 15 inch screen. It comes with an ergonomic full-size keyboard for fast and accurate typing with 10-key numpad for convenient data entry and easy access gaming commands. The responsive touch pad underneath supports multi-touch gestures to use the Windows 8 functions better, allowing you to swipe, pinch, zoom and rotate quickly.

48Wh 6-Cell Lithium ion battery will keep the system going for around 5 hours on full charge without having to recharge- good especially when you're out and about. It is Energy Star 4.0 standard qualified like 93% of Toshiba notebooks and has the Eco Utility function to instantly modify the settings and control the energy usage of the system.


It doesn't have a SmartCard reader slot or Bluetooth 4.0 but pretty much everything else is covered in terms of connectivity: 10/100 Ethernet LAN- with RJ-45 connector, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi wireless networking, Memory Card Reader to transfer stuff quickly from your digital camera, cell phone, MP3 player etc, 1 x USB 3.0 port for super fast transfers of data, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port, an RGB port, Security Cable Lock Slot, HD webcam and microphone, stereo headphone jack and a DVD±RW/CD-RW drive supporting multiple formats.

Conclusion: Toshiba Satellite C55-A5104 is a decent laptop with all the features and specs you'd need for your daily tasks. It should be suitable for students, home office workers and home entertainment use. You will find more advanced systems in the market for sure but they will also cost heaps more. This one offers spacious storage, good amount of system memory for multitasking and a capable processor that will enable things to run smoothly and without delays or freezing, unless you're attempting to play the 3D games or running advanced engineering or multimedia software. Highly recommended as it is an overall good performer offered at a great price.