Toshiba Satellite C55-B5201 is like any other Intel Celeron N2830 powered laptop notebooks but it comes with inbuilt optical drive which is not available with other N2830 powered laptop within this price range. There are exceptions, however. For instance, ASUS X551MAV comes with an inbuilt DVD burner. Toshiba C55-B5201 is suitable for basic computing tasks like typing documents, web browsing, emailing, Skype etc. But this laptop may disappoint you if you are going to run CAD applications, do video editing and run latest games. However, you can play few games from Windows App stores on this laptop. The laptop comes with 4GB RAM and 500GB hard drive. At $230, price feature ratio of Satellite C55-B5201 is quite attractive. The laptop has USB 3.0, VGA and HDMI ports. The upper bezel has integrated HD webcam (most low end laptop comes with VGA webcam). The downside of the laptop is no Bluetooth support, but you can use Bluetooth adapter (part number PA3710U-1BTM) to get the connectivity. Here is a brief about specifications and performance of Toshiba Satellite C55-B5201.
Specification and Performance Toshiba Satellite C55-B5201
As told earlier, Celeron N2830 is a basic processor but an advanced version of Intel Atom processors. Even though it is a dual core processor, operates with good speed (2.16GHz and 2.41GHz), is appropriate for basic task like typing word docs and browsing web, still it won’t offer you good performance with high end applications like Adobe Photoshop CS6 and AutoCAD/Revit . Toshiba Satellite C55-B5201 comes with Integrated HD graphics which is a part of the processor. As it is a weak graphics, you can’t expect much gaming from this laptop. Even latest games like Thief, Titanfall and Battlefield 4 will struggle to run even in low resolution and details.
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Toshiba Satellite C55-B5201 comes with 4GB DDR3L 1333MHz, but the memory is not user upgradable and there is 500GB hard drive installed in this laptop. Windows 8.1 operating system is preloaded on the hard drive.
The 15.6” display of Toshiba C55-B5201 comes with maximum resolution of 1366 X 768 pixel resolution which supports 720p HD resolution.
Toshiba Satellite C55-B5201 comes with 2 USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 port, HDMI output, VGA output, audio jack and SD card reader. Network connectivity is supported by Fast Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n wi-fi. Bluetooth is not available. If you need Bluetooth connectivity you can use Bluetooth adapter
4 cell/32Wh lithium ion battery (not user replaceable) offers up to 4 hours of battery life, depending upon usage.
Pros of Toshiba Satellite C55-B5201
Inexpensive laptop for basic use
Cons of Toshiba Satellite C55-B5201