Equipped with 5th generation Intel core i5-5200u processor and 8GB RAM, the 17.3” Toshiba Satellite L75-C7140 laptop offers good productivity and performance at a very affordable price of $530 approx. It is good enough for running office applications, web browsing, watching videos and movies, skype/emailing etc. You can also do photo editing and small video editing. However, it is not a powerhouse and if you are looking for a machine to run software like 3Ds max, Solidworks etc, then Model: L75-C7140 is not a right choice. Intel core i5-5200u is a dual core ultra low voltage processor and will not support such tasks. You need workstation grade laptop to run these applications. HP Pavilion 17.3” touchscreen Full HD Laptop coming with 6th generation Intel core i7-6700HQ processor, 8GB RAM and 1TB hard drive could be a good choice. The i7-6700HQ processor has 4 cores while Intel core i5-5200u has 2 cores. Again i7-6700Hq operates with much higher frequency of 2.6GHz and frequency can boost up to 3.5GHz while i5-5200u operates with 2.2 GHz frequency and frequency rises upto 2.7 Ghz. Other than this, Toshiba Satellite L75 C7140 is not a touchscreen laptop (1600 X 900p) while the HP laptop mentioned above is touchscreen laptop and offers full HD resolution (1920 X 1080p). If you are looking for a laptop for watching videos, a full HD IPS display will be more preferable as it will deliver crisp images and offer great viewing angle. Coming back to L75-C7140 laptop, it has inbuilt optical drive and comes with all necessary ports and connectivity features. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of Toshiba Satellite L75-C7140 laptop.
Intel core i5-5200u is a 5th generation core processor. Graphics processing is supported by Intel HD 5500 graphics which is integrated graphics but can run low end games smoothly. For instance, you can play league of legend and Minecraft on this machine. However, games like Fall out 4, COD black ops 3 will run on low resolution with very low fps. Being integrated graphic, you can’t upgrade graphics. Alternately, you can buy Acer Aspire E 17 E5-773G-5464 laptop which is a budget gaming laptop, powered by 6th generation Intel core i5-6200u processor, 8GB RAM and 1TB hard drive. It has discrete NVIDIA GeForce 940M with 2GB VRAM. It also offers full HD display. However, like Model: L75-C7140 it is also non-touch laptop. The NVIDIA graphics is useful when it comes to media editing.
Toshiba L75-C7140 offers 1 month trial version of Microsoft® Office 365 and 1 month trial of Anti-Virus along with other proprietary software. The laptop runs on Windows 10. It comes with 8GB RAM and the memory is not user upgradable (according to Toshiba). As told earlier, the 17.3” display of the laptop offers max resolution of 1600 X 900p which means it supports 720p playback but not 1080p. However, with the help of HDMI you can watch full HD content on external HDTV and monitor. You need to purchase an HDMI cable separately though.
Ports and connectivity features include 1-USB (3.0) port, 1-USB (3.0) port with USB Sleep and Charge, 2-USB (2.0) ports, HDMI and Microphone input port/Headphone output port. It has SD card reader as well. Network connectivity is supported by Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless a/c and Bluetooth. It has backlit keyboard while the HP Pavilion and Acer Aspire E 17 E5-773G-5464 mentioned above don’t have backlit keyboard.
Toshiba Satellite L75 C7140 is installed with 4 cell 45whr battery which offers up to 5 hours of battery backup. However, it depends upon usage.