Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5304 Laptop Review

Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5304 Laptop Review

15.6 inch Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5304 Laptop
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Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5304 is a 15.6 inch budget notebook with adequate power and performance for basic computing as well as solid build, long battery life and portability. It is suitable for multitasking, emails, surfing the net, Skype chats, preparing school assignments on Microsoft Word Excel etc. at a very affordable price. And what you're getting is the Toshiba technology, nothing less.

Toshiba Satellite has the AMD Dual-Core E1-2100 accelerated processor, 4GB SDRAM DDR3 1333MHz RAM and 500GB HD 5400rpm speed Serial ATA hard drive.. AMD processor is obviously not for the advanced games, engineering programs or editing multimedia but does run smoothly with basic daily tasks. 4GB system memory for multitasking and 500GB storage space are both quite generous for a computer in this class. It is not a slow system at all and starts in less than half a minute. You can open multiple tabs and run 2-3 programs at the same time without the system freezing.

15.6 inch TFT high-definition widescreen HD TruBrite display with 16:9 cinematic ratio and 1366x768 max pixel resolution supports 720p picture and uses less energy as it is LED backlit. It comes with the AMD Radeon HD 8210 graphics engine and you'll experience clear images with vibrant colors when you're watching videos or playing games. In terms of sound, although not extraordinary you'll get adequate performance through the built-in speakers and DTS Sound.

Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5304 Laptop Review
Satin Black in Trax Horizon Toshiba Satellite weighs just 5.3 lbs and its 6-cell Lithium ion battery will give you between 5 to 6 hours of battery life on average, depending on what you do- being an Energy Star qualified machine like most Toshiba laptops. It has a standard full-size US keyboard with black keys for quick typing and 10-key numpad for easy numeric data entry on the right as well as a user friendly touchpad to use with Windows 8.1 functions.

There is no Bluetooth for wireless connection to other Bluetooth devices and no SmartCard Reader slot if you need it at all, but you will still have a variety of connectivity options like the integrated wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n), 10/100 Ethernet LAN, DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive, Memory Card Reader, 1 x USB 3.0 port, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, stereo headphone jack, HD Webcam and Microphone, HDMI output port, RGB port, Security Cable Lock Slot and 45W Auto-sensing AC adapter.

Conclusion: Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5304 is not your top of the range laptop with the fastest processor but it is a basic but decent and functional notebook with all the features you'll need on a daily basis at home, work or school. One thing that annoys many users is the latest Windows 8 operating system but once you get the hang of it, you'll enjoy it more. Great screen quality, plastic but solid build, sufficient sound, a variety of connectivity options including USB 3.0 and HDMI ports, 4GB RAM and 500GB hard drive.. It is an overall great value computer.

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