Toshiba Satellite C55-A5355 Review

Toshiba Satellite C55-A5355 Review

15.6 inch Toshiba Satellite C55-A5355
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Satin black in trax horizon Toshiba Satellite C55-A5355 is a 15.6 inch laptop with an Ivy Bridge i5 processor which should give you the overall performance you need on a day to day basis and in more complicated and demanding tasks. Good news for those that are not keen on the Windows 8 operating system is it comes pre-installed with Windows 7, which should make things easier for them.

3rd generation Intel Core i5 (3230M) at 2.6 GHz speed, 8 GB DIMM RAM and 750 GB SATA at 5400 RPM rotational speed hard drive.. Although it would be better if it had an SSD as well for quicker boot-ups and overall efficiency, 750 GB is rather generous as a storage space for all your videos, songs, photos, music and other files. And the 8GB memory will allow you to multitask efficiently.

Turbo boost function takes the speed up to 3.2 Ghz when needed and the hyper-threading feature may enhance the performance level (dual core and four threads) and help you with more challenging tasks. This is not a gaming machine as such but you'll be fine with most games at low to medium settings.

You have the beautiful picture quality on the 15.6 inch diagonal TruBrite display with 1366x768 pixel maximum screen resolution and Mobile Intel HD graphics 4000 coprocessor, and decent audio through the integrated stereo speakers and Digital Theatre Sound.

Toshiba Satellite C55-A5355 Review
Practical, stylish and modern mercury metallic with a fusion horizon finish Toshiba Satellite C55-A5355 weighs just 5.4 pounds and is 1.39 inch thick, so it is fairly portable for a 15.6 inch laptop.

While its 6 cell Lithium ion battery gives you an average of 4 hours of battery life, that is not too bad for a laptop at this level. Although not backlit, the full-sized keyboard with 10 key numeric keypad helps you type quickly and effortlessly.

In terms of connectivity, there is no Bluetooth but 2 X USB 2.0 ports, 1 X USB 3.0 port, DVD SuperMulti drive supporting 11 formats, 802.11bgn wireless, 10/100 Ethernet LAN, HDMI port, media card reader compatible with multiple formats and a HD webcam for great quality Skype chats.

Conclusion: The main selling points of Toshiba Satellite C55-A5355 are its capable i5 processor with turbo boost and hyperthreading, 8GB memory for all the multitasking you want, the 750GB ample storage, the 64-bit Windows 7 and the affordable price tag. The keyboard is not backlit although ergonomic and comfy with 10-key numpad and there is no Bluetooth to connect to other compatible wireless devices and this can be fixed with a simple Bluetooth adapter. Overall it is a great machine for work, school or home entertainment, it looks nice and feels durable too. Feel free to check it out on Amazon..

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