Toshiba Satellite C55T-B5110 Touchscreen laptop is targeted at budget segment of consumers. Though it doesn’t offer outstanding features, yet it is a decent laptop with all the prerequisites you may need to run Microsoft office applications, burn CD/DVDs, browse internet and light entertainment. You can also do video chatting, watch videos and movies on it. Satellite C55T-B5110 laptop is driven by Intel Pentium N3530 quad core processor. It is a nice processor and can easily handle tasks ranging from home computing to media encoding/decoding, file compression and simple photo editing. Toshiba C55T-B5110 comes with ample hard drive space. However, amount of installed memory is pretty standard but enough for everyday computing. Considering its 15.6in screen size, it is considerably a light machine (4.9lbs). With 4 cell lithium ion battery, you can’t expect day long battery life but you will get average battery life. The laptop is listed with $430 at BestBuy and Amazon. Here is a brief review of specifications and expected performance of this laptop.
Specification and expected performance of Toshiba C55T-B5110
Toshiba Satellite C55T-B5110 has standard configuration that we can expect from a $400 laptop. It comes with Intel Pentium processor N3530 which has four cores and is based on Intel’s latest Bay trail platform. Each core operates with 2.16 GHz and frequency can reaches up to 2.58GHz (burst Frequency), on system demand. Toshiba Satellite C55T-B5110 comes with Intel HD graphics (for bay trail processor) which is not a strong integrated graphics. However, less demanding games like Dirt 3, counter Strike Global offensive, Dota 2, Dead space 3 and The Elder Scrolls Online can be played on this machine. The laptop can stream HD videos. TDP rating of the processor is quite low which is 7.5W, which means the energy consumption of the laptop will be less.
Toshiba Satellite C55T-B5110 ships with 4GB DDR3L memory and the memory can be expanded up to 8GB. It comes with 750GB hard drive which operates with 5400rpm speed. The Hard Drive comes preinstalled with Windows 8.1 Operating system.
This laptop has a 15.6” touch screen with a native resolution of 1366×768. Don’t expect great viewing experience with this screen but it is decent for a budget laptop. The display support up to 720p high definition plays back.
The laptop comes with one USB 3.0 port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, Ethernet port, HDMI, VGA and combo audio jack. Network connectivity is supported by Fast Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n. it doesn’t come with Bluetooth connectivity. The laptop has inbuilt webcam and a SD card reader.
The 4 cell lithium ion battery will offer up to 4 hours of battery life. However, it depends upon usage.
Pros of Toshiba Satellite C55T-B5110
Inexpensive touch screen laptop
USB 3.0 port
750GB hard drive
Cons of Toshiba C55T-B5110