Toshiba Satellite S55-A5257 Review


Pros & Cons:
Pros: Powerful with i7 Haswell processor - Fast - USB Sleep and Charge function - DTS Studio sound and great speakers - LED Backlit keyboard - Large buttonless touchpad - Good quality screen and graphics.

Cons: Slightly noisy when turning it on and off - Quite a few preinstalled Toshiba applications that you may want to uninstall.

Toshiba Satellite S55-A5257 is a nice looking laptop with the Ice Blue brushed aluminum casing and thin profile, a powerful 4th generation i7-4700MQ Quad-Core 2.4-3.4 GHz Processor and 750GB HDD (5400rpm, Serial ATA), great sound and good quality screen at a great price.

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Smart multitasking by Intel Hyper-Threading Technology and speed by 8GB RAM and Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0- softwares run very fast on it and it starts and restarts very quickly. It runs on Windows 8 like most other laptops these days.

15.6" high-definition TruBrite display good quality bright and vivid screen (1366x768 resolution), image and graphics (Intel HD 4000) and a high definition video and still webcam.

Nice and clear sound with DTS Studio Sound system and Harman Kardon speakers.

Raised and LED backlit with a large buttonless touchpad with multitouch control that recognizes gestures.

Connectivity: 2 USB 3.0 ports (quicker transfer speeds, and no need for a separate power cable), 1USB 2.0 port, Wi-Fi Wireless networking (802.11b/g/n), Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000), DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer), HDMI port to connect to a larger screen or a HDTV, One of the USB 3.0 ports comes with 'Sleep and charge' that lets you recharge your smart phone and devices when the laptop is off.

Slight noise due to HDD, more noticeable when turning the laptop on and off but nothing major when you're working on the computer.

Power saving, long battery life with 4-cell battery (43Wh not user replaceable).

Weight: 5.2 pounds.

Great value for money

Conclusion: Powerful processor, fast with 8GB RAM and Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 2.0- great solid design and cool sound, 750GB storage space, USB Sleep and charge function, large buttonless touchpad, user friendly keyboard and Toshiba quality at a very affordable price.. Highly recommend it if you are not going to spend a lot more for a PC laptop.

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