Toshiba Satellite L55-B5276 is a powerful laptop for home and office users who need fast performance for regular tasks along with some entertainment. It is a perfect buy, both in terms of its specifications and its price ($550 approx. at staples). Its thin chassis measures just 0.93”, but you will find all standard ports round the side, including two USB 3.0 ports, one of which is USB Sleep and Charge. The edge houses a DVD burner as well. It is not as thin as an Ultrabook though. Toshiba L55-B5276 is a stylish laptop with Satin Gold chassis. Inside, it comes with a 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5-4210U processor which doesn’t offer much raw processing power when it comes to working with professional applications like 3Ds Max, Solidworks or while working with Sony Vegas pro or other video editing software still it offers enough performance for photo editing, light video editing, media encoding, making presentations and casual gaming. Basically, this laptop is suitable for office use and people are always on go and need big screen. Satellite L55-B5276 comes with 8GB memory and 1 TB hard drive. This laptop is not a touch screen laptop and runs on windows 8.1. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of Toshiba Satellite L55-B5276.
Specification and Performance of Model: L55-B5276
The laptop has Intel core i5-4210u processor which has two cores and is part of Intel’s Haswell family. It operates with 1.7GHz and core frequency can boost up to 2.7GHz. It is the next version of Intel core i5-4200u processor and normally you won’t notice any difference in performance. It comes with Intel HD 4400 which is integrated graphics and the only graphics solution for Toshiba Satellite L55-B5276. But it can run low end games smoothly. For instance, Fifa 14, Dota 2, Gird 2, Tomb Raider are playable in this laptop. However, high end titles like Watch Dogs, Assassin´s Creed IV: Black Flag would hardly run on this system. ULV processor equipped machines are not designed for gaming.
It comes with 8GB of DDR3L RAM, memory speed 1600MHz, and 1 TB of hard drive. It supports max 16GB but memory is not user upgradable. Windows 8.1 is preloaded onto the hard drive. Other disadvantage of the laptop is that it doesn’t come with SSD.
The 15.6” HD backlit non-touch display of Satellite L55-B5276 offers maximum resolution of 1366 X 768 pixels thus supports 720p HD playback but not 1080p. However, it comes with Toshiba’s Resolution + technology which upconverts “standard-definition DVD content into sharper and more vibrant pictures that look and feel more like HD in real-time”
It comes with standard ports and connectivity features which include 1 USB 2.0 and 2 USB 3.0, HDMI, RJ 45, SD card reader audio combo jack. Network connectivity includes Fast Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n. It doesn’t come with backlit keyboard.
The 4 cell 45 whr battery offers up to 4 hours of battery life but it depends upon usage
Pros of Toshiba Satellite L55-B5276
Plenty of memory and hard drive
USB 3.0 with sleep and charge
Cons of Toshiba L55-B5276
Not a touchscreen laptop
No hybrid or SSD