Toshiba Satellite C55-B5246 makes use of third generation Intel core i3-3217u processor rather than 4th generation Intel core i3-4010u. However, it doesn’t have much of an impact on performance of the laptops since both the processors support basic computing like Office applications, emailing, skype, web browsing and social networking. The processor also supports entry level photo editing, media encoding and decoding. However, you can’t expect blazing fast performance for such tasks. Toshiba C55B5246 comes with 4GB RAM and 500GB hard drive, which is pretty common nowadays. The laptop comes with inbuilt DVD burner as well. The price of the laptop is around $380 and it is available at Amazon, Walmart, Fry’s and other Online stores. Battery life of Toshiba C55-B5246 is not so great, still you will get up to 4 hours of battery life, depending upon usage. The battery is not user replaceable. The laptop offers USB 3.0 port and HDMI as well. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of Satellite C55-B5246.
Specification and performance of Toshiba Satellite C55-B5246
Toshiba C55-B5246 is powered by Intel core i3-3217u which is a dual core processor and operates with 1.8GHz frequency. It comes with 3MB of L3 cache. The laptop comes with Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics. The chipset used in the laptop is Mobile Intel HM76 Express Chipset. Coupled with 4GB RAM, this laptop offers more than regular computing. You can create presentations, communicate with teachers and friends, do web search with multiple tabs and watch youtube videos on this laptop. It is a perfect solution for students. However, if you are looking for a laptop for CPU intensive applications such as AutoCAD, 3Ds MAX , Revit, Sony Vegas Pro and Maya, you would require a machine with higher configuration. You can play games like World of Warcraft, Tomb Raider, Fifa 14 on this laptop but in low resolution and setting. The processor is ULV processor and doesn’t offer performance like Intel core i3-3110M or i3-4000M.
Toshiba Satellite C55-B5246 is shipped with 4GB DDR3L 1600MHz and 2 memory slots are available. Memory is not user upgradable though. It comes with 500GB hard drive which operates with 5400rpm speed.
The 15.6” display of Satellite C55-B5246 offers max resolution of 1366 X 768 pixel resolution. So you can expect up to 720p playback on laptop screen. There is an HDMI output for you to connect your full HDTV or monitor to watch full HD content on external screen.
It comes with standard ports and connectivity features which include Ethernet port, HDMI, Headphone/Microphone, 2 USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and VGA port. The laptop comes with Fast Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-fi. Read Customer reviews of Toshiba Satellite C55-B5246
Pros of Toshiba Satellite C55-B5246
It is an inexpensive laptop for home, home office and students
Cons of Satellite C55-B5246
Not touch screen enabled