This year Toshiba has unveiled a new 2-in-1 convertible laptop series know as Toshiba Satellite Fusion and Toshiba L55W-C5259 belongs to this series. The laptop is powered by Intel core i5-5200u processor, 8GB RAM and 128GB Solid state Drive. It is a premium laptop and offers features like Wireless ac and full HD IPS touchscreen panel, which means you will get greater viewing angle with crisp pictures. Toshiba L55W-C5259 has been designed for students and office users. You can run office applications, create presentations and stream HD videos smoothly. You can play latest games on this laptop and do small 2D/3D designing and video editing as well. However, not all games are playable in highest setting. Such laptops are mostly equipped with ULV processor which is designed for saving energy. If you are looking for a laptop that can help you with 3D rendering, HD video editing, Animation and engineering simulation then this 2-in-1 laptop is not for you and you should look for a mainstream laptop. You can take a look at Toshiba Satellite S55-C5248 which comes with quad core i7-4720HQ processor (2.6GHz-3.6GHz), 1TB hard drive and 12GB RAM. It also offers Full HD display and is currently available at $850, at Amazon (lowest price at the time of publishing the post). Toshiba L55W-C5259 will cost you around $700-$800 and is available at different stores including Fry’s and Amazon. As you know, most 2 in-1 laptops lack inbuilt optical drive and this Toshiba laptop is not an exception.
Toshiba Satellite Fusion 15 L55W-C5259 is powered by Intel core i5-5200u processor which is the fifth generation Intel dual core processor and operates with base frequency of 2.2GHz. The frequency can increase up to 2.7GHz in turbo mode. The processor comes with 3MB of cache memory. On the other hand, Intel core i7-4720Hq has 4 cores, each core operating with 2.6GHz, and in turbo mode the frequency can rise up to 3.6GHz. It has 6MB of cache which is almost double as compared to i5-5200u. Cache memory is important as frequently used data is stored in cache memory. Check here to know more about the laptop
Toshiba L55W-C5259 comes with integrated Intel HD graphics which is the only graphics option for this laptop. With 8GB RAM, it can run almost all games but games like Witcher 3 will be played in low resolution and setting with very less frame rates. However, Minecraft and league of legends are playable smoothly on this machine. It ca stream HD videos smoothly.
Toshiba L55W-C5259 comes with 8GB RAM. According to Toshiba, memory is not user upgradable, even though there are two memory slots. For storage it offers 128GB M.2 solid state drive (SSD). Windows 10 home is preloaded on the SSD. This laptop doesn’t come with MS office full version though. But it is loaded with Toshiba proprietary software. However, if you are looking for clutter free model you can consider Toshiba Satellite Fusion 15 L55W-C5258 Signature Edition Laptop which does not come with SSD but has 1TB hard drive. Rest of the specifications are similar in the two models.
Toshiba L55W-C5259 comes with plenty of ports and connectivity features. It has 1-USB (2.0) port, 1-USB (3.0) port, 1-USB (3.0) port with USB Sleep and Charge, HDMI® with 4K Ultra HD output capability and SD card reader. There is a HD webcam with dual microphone. Satellite L55W-C5259 comes with backlit keyboard as well. Network Connectivity is supported by Intel® Dual-Band Wireless-AC 7265 and Bluetooth® V4.1. There is no wired network connectivity available with this machine.
Toshiba Satellite Fusion 15 L55W-C5259 offers 3 cell/45 Wh Lithium Ion battery pack (not user replaceable) which offers up to 5 hours of battery backup.