Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5212 15.6 inch Laptop Review

Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5212 15.6 inch Laptop Review

Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5212 Laptop
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Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5212 is a 15.6 inch budget general things notebook with decent performance to handle day-to-day tasks smoothly: Browsing the internet, spreadsheets and word processing, photo editing, playing less demanding games and anything else other than complex multimedia stuff or the latest game titles. It is suitable for college students or anyone that don’t want to spend a lot on a computer but get the best performance and features possible for the dollar.

Toshiba Satellite comes with the quad-core AMD A8-6410 Beema (2MB Cache) at 2GHz - 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4GB DDR3L SDRAM memory at 1600MHz for adequate multitasking and is not upgradeable by the user, 500GB SATA hard drive at 5400rpm rotating speed- would be more than enough for most computer users to save all their files and with fast read and write times (system includes HDD Recovery for data security) and Windows 8.1 64-bit operating system.. AMD A8-6410 is a low voltage processor with a TDP of 15 watts without sacrificing on performance.

15.6 inch HD Trubrite LED backlit non-touch widescreen display with 19:9 aspect ratio, 1366x768 maximum pixel resolution and the integrated Radeon R5 series graphics processor that allows you to play some of the most current games at lower resolutions and settings.. This is not a Full HD screen so don’t expect to see the same image clarity or sharpness but it is satisfactory. The built-in webcam is a 720p high definition quality with a microphone for live Skype chats and the sound quality is pretty good through the stereo speakers, for this price level. It comes with a DVD±RW/CD-RW Super Multi drive that is not available on most laptops these days, a HDMI port to connect to big screen HDTV and a Headphone jack (stereo). It also has the 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x USB 3.0 port, a VGA port, an RGB port, Media Card Reader to transfer media files from other devices like your smart phone, digital camera or MP3 player, 802.11bgn WiFi wireless, 10/100 Ethernet LAN with RJ-45, Bluetooth V4.0 and a Security Cable Lock Slot.

Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5212 15.6 inch Laptop Review
Textured Resin in Jet Black Toshiba Satellite is made of solid plastic- the whole chassis including the lid, weighs 4.9 lbs with dimensions of 10.20 x 15 x 1.10 inches so it is not heavy and is slimmer than the previous models, has a full-sized non-backlit keyboard with a 10 key numpad and a touchpad with separate buttons but the touchpad is reported to be not the best by the customers and you can always get a wireless mouse with the purchase of this computer and use it more comfortably. We’re assuming that the 4-cell battery should give you around 5 hours and you can always replace the traditional hard drive with a Solid State Drive to get better battery performance, which will also provide overall snappy performance and quick start-ups.

Conclusion: Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5212 is a decent, functional, well-built and portable system with performance- speed and basic power that is designed for budget-conscious customers and does not include the non-essential features, so you’re fine with most of the daily tasks but not the advanced games at high settings or demanding engineering, video production and professional photo editing programs- you will need a much more expensive model with at least an Intel i5 processor and a good amount of RAM- 8GB+ as well as a mid-range discrete graphics card, but this Satellite can still be considered as a cheap gaming laptop with the Radeon R5 graphics as it has better performance than say Intel HD 4400. It would be good if the screen had the touch functionality as Windows 8.1 goes best with touchscreen computers. 1 month trial versions of Microsoft Office 365 and Norton Internet Security are included as well as a number of recovery, media and service software you may or may not need and you can remove those you will not use. It is EPEAT Gold and Energy Star qualified and comes with a 12 month standard parts and labor warranty.

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