Toshiba Satellite C55D-A7102 Laptop Review

Toshiba Satellite C55D-A7102 Laptop Review

Satin Black Toshiba Satellite C55D-A7102
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Satin black Toshiba Satellite C75D-A7102 is an entry level laptop with a big 17.3 inch screen, which is suitable for those that would like to surf the net, play light games, do light multimedia editing, watch movies, play songs, work on Microsoft Word and Excel and perform their daily tasks on a large screen. Although not extremely powerful, it appears to be a good desktop replacement at a budget price and will help with the daily things just fine.

AMD A6-5200M accelerated processor at 2.0GHz, 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM memory, 500 GB SATA hard drive at 5400 rpm rotating speed, Windows 8.1 (64-bit) operating system.. A6-5200M is a quad core processor with each core processing at 2 GHz frequency for solid performance in daily use, even able to do some multimedia editing. 4GB RAM at 1333 MHz is more than enough to multitask efficiently for a computer at this price range and can be upgraded up to 16 GB. 500 GB hard drive is the standard size at standard speed for most current laptops but still is quite a bit of space for all your files and offers quick read/write times with 5400 rpm speed. Toshiba Satellite comes preinstalled with the latest Windows 8.1 with its extra useful features, so you don't have to upgrade it from Windows 8, comes also with some software you may find helpful, such as the 1 month trial version of Microsoft Office.

Satin black in trax horizon Toshiba weighs only 5.9 lbs. despite its 17.3 inch screen and measures just 1.3" thin so it offers easy portability. It offers a standard keyboard with 10-key numeric pad for comfy typing and easy entry of data and a small but functional touchpad. When completely charged, the 6-cell 48 watt hour battery should give you around 4 hours in normal use, but like any battery this will be different depending on how you use the computer and will last less over time. The system is Energy Star qualified and meets guidelines set by the Dept of Energy and EPA.

Toshiba Satellite C55D-A7102 Laptop Review
17.3 inch TruBrite LED-backlit TFT HD widescreen display at 1600 x 900 max screen resolution with AMD Radeon HD 8400 graphics make the websites, photos and videos look great, supporting a maximum of 900p. AMD HD 8400 is more than adequate for anything other than the latest 3D games at high settings. But you won't have any problems with games like World of Warcraft and Minecraft.

Toshiba Satellite offers more than adequate connectivity: 802.11b/g/n wireless WLAN, Bluetooth 4.0 to connect wirelessly with Bluetooth enabled devices, 10/100 Gigabit Ethernet with RJ-45 connector for easy wired internet access, 1 x USB 3.0 port to transfer data quickly, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive with double layer support, an HDMI port, a VGA port, Audio outputs and inputs, Multiformat Media Reader that supports 6 formats and a HD Webcam with built-in microphone.

Conclusion: Toshiba Satellite C55D-A7102 is great if you don't want to spend too much on a computer but want a 17 inch screen with nice features and a good range of connectivity options that can be helpful in most of your daily computing tasks. The processor and the graphics card are capable enough to handle even the advanced games as long as you're not running them at higher settings. You have the DVD drive, a USB 3.0 port, Bluetooth 4.0 and a large keyboard, but this is not a touchscreen laptop and doesn't come with features like backlit keyboard. You still get more than what you pay for.

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