Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5206 boasts a solid configuration that’s headed by AMD A8-6410 quad core processor and costs you approx. $350. It comes with 4GB RAM and 750GB hard drive. A decent configuration and reasonable price make Satellite C55D-B5206 a worthy choice for home users and students. Labor Day sales are a great time to score back to school deals. Most students want a machine for taking notes and writing up assignments, surfing the web, video calls on Skype, watching movies and streaming music. If this is your computing requirement too, then there is really no need for you to invest on high end laptops as specs of Toshiba C55D-B5206 are enough for you. The laptop also supports casual gaming, media encoding and decoding and entry level photo editing. But if you want to run AutoCAD, Revit and media editing software like Adobe Photoshop CS or Sony Vegas Pro then you certainly need a high end laptop, with speedy hard drive and more RAM. For instance, Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E440 20C5004YUS with Intel core i5-4200M, 8GB RAM. 500GB 7200rpm hard drive and Windows 7 profession OS, could be a good choice if you really want a powerful budget laptop notebook. Toshiba C55D-B5206 comes with all standard ports and connectivity features and has a DVD burner as well. It offers average battery life. Here is brief review about specifications and performance this Toshiba laptop with AMD A8-6410 processor.
Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5206 specification and performance
For everyday computing, be it surfing web, running office applications or watching videos and listening to music, Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5206 is perfect. Thanks to AMD A8-6410 quad core processor which is coupled with 4 GB of DDR3L SDRAM and AMD Radeon R5 graphics adapter, the laptop can do a whole lot more. You can play games like Gird Auto sport, Tomb Raider, fifa 14 and Minecraft in this machine. You may need to change setting and resolution to play smoothly. But you can’t play games like thief, NFS Rivals etc smoothly on this machine. Even at low resolutions and setting, you will not get decent frame rates. If you are looking for an affordable gaming laptop, you can choose Acer Aspire V3-572G-587W 15.6-Inch Laptop which comes with Intel Core i5-4210U 1.7- 2.7 GHz Processor (3MB Cache),8 GB DDR3L SDRAM, 500 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive, NVIDIA GeForce 840M with 2GB dedicated video memory and 7-hour battery life. However, it lacks DVD drive. Currently it is available at $610 (approx.) and is one of the cheapest gaming laptops.
Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5206 comes with 4GB DDR3L Memory. Memory speed is 1600MHz and memory is not user upgradable. It comes with 750 GB (5400rpm, Serial ATA) hard drive which is preloaded with Windows 8.1 operating system along with 1 month trial version of Microsoft Office 365, Adobe Reader, Norton Internet Security (30-day trial subscription) and other TOSHIBA utility software.
The 15.6” LED backlit non-touch display of Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5206 offers max resolution of 1366 X 768 which supports HD video playback up to 720p. It comes with HDMI port so that you can connect the laptop with compatible HDTV or monitor to watch movies or videos in Full HD mode.
Besides DVD burner, the laptop edges house three USB ports (one of them being USB 3.0 ports), Ethernet, VGA, HDMI and a combination headphone/microphone jack. You will get an SD card reader and webcam as well. However, you won’t get fingerprint reader and Bluetooth support. Wireless connectivity is supported by 802.11 b/g/n and wired connectivity is supported by Fast Ethernet.
The 4 cell lithium ion battery offers up to 4.5 hours of battery backup. However, it depends upon usage.
Pros of Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5206
750GB hard drive
Cons of Satellite C55D-B5206
No touch screen
At $350, Satellite C55D-B5206 could be a good choice. The performance of the laptop is similar to HP 15-g012dx as both come with same specs