Acer Midnight Black 15.6″ Aspire E E5-511P-C9BM

Acer Midnight Black 15.6″ Aspire E E5-511P-C9BM Laptop PC is basically designed for home users and students, as it comes with Intel Celeron  N2930 processor. It is suitable for office applications, web surfing, emailing, skype and streaming videos etc.  This budget Acer laptop offers excellent battery life and a DVD drive. Model E5-511P-C9BM is a touch screen laptop and this 15.6” laptop offers native 1366 X 768 pixel resolution. As this laptop is a low cost machine ($450 at Walmart), it is hard for the manufacture to add a Full HD display panel in addition to other features which the laptop comes with. Even though the processor is a quad core processor, architecturally it is not as fast as 1.9GHz dual core i3-4030u which is a dual core processor with Hyperthreading technology. So you can’t expect good performance for media encoding or casual gaming which we expect from a personal PC. However, Aspire E E5-511P-C9BM comes with 8GB memory, so multitasking won’t be an issue with this laptop. You can browse web with multiple tabs. It comes with Bluetooth connectivity. If you need Acer touch screen laptop with i3-4030u processor and without exceeding your budget, you can take a look at Acer Aspire E5-571P-31LT (price $440). It, however, doesn’t come with optical drive and has 4GB RAM which is enough for everyday use.

Acer Midnight Black 15.6″ Aspire E E5-511P-C9BM  specification and Performance 

Acer Midnight Black 15.6″ Aspire E E5-511P-C9BM comes with Intel Celeron N2930 processor which operates with basic 1.83 GHz frequency and, due to Turbo Burst Technology, the clock speed can rise up to 2.18GHz. It comes with Integrated Intel HD graphics for Bay Trail processor which has 10 execution units.  Compared with Intel HD 4400, it will be low in performance as the HD 4400 consists of more execution units. So you can’t expect much gaming from it either. However, some low end and older games will run on this machine in low resolution and setting. For instance, you can play World of Warcraft on this machine.

If you need better gaming machine with in this price range, you can consider Acer Aspire E5-571G-38VF 15.6-Inch Laptop. This under $500 laptop comes with core i3-4030u processor and NVIDIA GeForce 820M dedicated graphics with 1GB dedicated video memory. The laptop comes with 4GB system RAM and 500GB hard drive butt this is not a touch screen laptop. However,it lacks in optical drive All the games will not max out in this laptop Read customer reviews of Acer Aspire E5-571G-38VF

Aspire E E5-511P-C9BM comes 8GB DDR3L SDRAM in single slot, which is not expandable further.  It comes with 500GB hard drive which operates with 5400rpm speed. The laptop runs on Windows 8.1 operating system.

The 15.6” display of Acer Aspire E E5-511P-C9BM features LED backlit high definition touch screen. The laptop weighs around 6lbs which is on the heavier side as the machine comes with a DVD burner and touchscreen panel.

The laptop offers  1 USB 3.0 port, 2  USB 2.0 ports, 1 headphone/speaker/line-out jack, 1 RJ-45 Ethernet, 1 HDMI port and 1 VGA port. There is a SD card reader  as well. The network connectivity is supported by Wireless 802.11 b/g/n and Gigabit Ethernet and Bluetooth.

Pros of Aspire E E5-511P-C9BM

Inexpensive laptop for everyday use

Touch screen

Bluetooth

8GB memory

Cons of Acer Aspire E E5-511P-C9BM

Slightly heavy to carry around

Dell Inspiron i15RV-6146BLK Black Matte 15.6″ Laptop PC

Dell Inspiron i15RV-6146BLK, coming with 3rd generation Intel core i3-3227u processor, is a good laptop for home users.  It runs on Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit edition.  The laptop is light in weight (around 4.85lbs) and has decent battery life. Thus both, students and small office users, can also consider this laptop. Its 1.9 GHz dual core processor provides enough performance for processing documents and spreadsheets, creating presentations, web browsing, online video communication, compressing files, watching video and little gaming. Dell i15RV-6146BLK also supports media encoding/decoding and entry level photo editing but you won’t get fast performance as the processor is ULV processor and operates at low clock speed. The laptop is integrated with 6GB DDR3 SDRAM and 500GB hard drive, so basic multitasking would not be a problem with this laptop. Even though it doesn’t come with Backlit keyboard or USB 3.0 charging, considering the price it is worth the money.  It is available at different stores including Fry’s, Walmart and Amazon.   Currently Walmart is selling it at $400 as a bundle, which includes Dell Inspiron i15RV-6146BLK laptop, Dell Wireless Mouse, 15.6″ Slipcase and 1 year of McAfee Security. The laptop is not touch screen enabled. If you are looking for touch enabled laptop which uses 4th generation Intel core i3-4030u processor, you can consider Dell Inspiron i3542-5000BK.

Dell 15.6″ Inspiron 15 i15RV-6146BLK Laptop PC Specification and peformance

Dell Inspiron 15RV-6146BLK uses a third generation Intel core i3 processor rather than 4th generation core i3 processor. However, if you compare core i3-3227u with Intel core i3-4030u, it doesn’t have much impact on day to day computing. Both the processors operate with 1.9GHz frequency. Due to architectural differences, core i3-4030u is only 8%-10% faster than Intel core i3-3227u. If  are you still looking for similar priced  Dell laptop with core i3-4030u, you can take a look at Windows 7 operating system  based Dell Inspiron i3542-6000BK.

Dell 15RV-6146BLK comes with integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics which supports casual gaming. You can play games like Fifa 14, Dota 2 and World of Warcraft in low to medium details and settings. It can stream videos smoothly but you can’t upgrade graphics.

The laptop comes with 6GB RAM and the memory is expandable up to 16GB. It comes with 500GB hard drive with 5400 rpm speed which is preloaded with Windows 8.1 operating system. It doesn’t include full version of Microsoft office.

Dell 15RV-6146BLK features LED backlit high definition 15.6” display which offers max resolution of 1366 X 768 pixels which means it can support 720p but not 1080p. It comes with HDMI port though.

Both edges of the laptop are arranged with 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0 port, 1 headphone/microphone combo jack, 1 RJ-45 Ethernet port and 1 HDMI port. Network connectivity is supported by Fast Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth. As Inspiron i15RV-6146BLK is a low cost laptop so you shouldn’t expect Wireless-ac support.

According to company, 4-Cell 40WHR SIMPLO battery offers up to 8 h 17 min of battery backup. Those who are looking for day long battery life can easily consider this laptop only if they don’t need to work with CPU intensive applications.

Pros of Dell Inspiron 15RV-6146BLK

Excellent battery backup

Bluetooth

Cons of Dell Inspiron i15RV-6146BLK

No touch screen

Toshiba Satellite S55T-B5282

Toshiba Satellite S55T-B5282 is a slim, attractive and powerful laptop from Toshiba. Integrated with Intel core i7-4710HQ quad core processor and 12GB memory, it not only supports office applications and web browsing , but CPU intensive tasks like audio and video encoding and editing, photo editing, watching movies and creating music  can also be done on this laptop.  If you are looking for beginners’ laptop for AutoCAD (mostly 2D stuffs and small 3D) it could be a good choice as this kind of program needs raw processing power. The laptop comes with conventional 1 TB hard drive. A SSD would have increased the performance a bit. Unfortunately Toshiba  S55T-B5282 doesn’t come with SSD. It doesn’t have DVD drive as well and it comes with low screen resolution. If you are looking for an affordable gaming laptop with full HD resolution (1920 X 1080), good viewing angle (IPS panel), hybrid drive ( HDD 500GB+ 16GB SSD) and a dedicated gaming graphics, then  you can consider Aspire V7-482PG-5842. However, Toshiba Satellite S55T-B5282 can run all the latest games but don’t expect all games to run at max setting. Here is a brief review of specifications and performance of Toshiba Satellite S55TB5282.

Specification and Performance of  Toshiba Satellite S55T B5282

Toshiba Satellite S55T-B5282 comes with Intel core i7-4710HQ processor which operates with 2.5GHz base frequency and the clock speed can rise up to 3.5GHz. It comes with 6MB cache and, due to HyperThreading technology, four cores of the processor can handle 8 threads at a time. The processor comes with Integrated HD 4600 graphics which can stream videos smoothly. Though the laptop comes with low resolution, it has HDMI port that supports 4K ultra HD output. So you can view your laptop content in 4K HD supported monitor or HDTV. The graphics is capable of running all the latest games but you can’t play some of the games in high resolution. For instance Thief, assassin’s creed IV can only be played in low to medium resolutions and settings.  You can run Adobe Photoshop CS6 on Toshiba S55TB5282.

The laptop comes with 12GB DDR3L 1600MHz RAM, arranged in two slots, but memory is not user upgradable. It comes with 1 TB hard drive which operates with 5400rpm speed. Its only difference with S55T-B5273NR is that Toshiba Satellite S55T-B5282 comes with 12GB memory while Satellite S55T-B5273NR is shipped with 8GB RAM.

The 15.6” HD backlit LED  Touchscreen display offers screen resolution of 1366 X 768 pixels which means the screen itself can’t support 1080p content but would be able to run 720p content. Audio is supported by DTS Audio and premium Built-in harman/kardon stereo speakers

Besides HDMI, it comes with 3 USB ports :  1 USB 3.0 port with USB Sleep and Charge,  1 USB 3.0 port and 1 USB 2.0 port. Other available ports are RJ-45 LAN port, Slot for Security Lock, Microphone input port, Headphone output port and media card reader. Wireless network connectivity is supported by Wireless AC and Bluetooth (• Intel® Dual-Band Wireless-AC 3160) and Wired connection is supported by Gigabit Ethernet.

4cell/45Wh Lithium Ion battery pack offers up to 2-4 hours of battery life depending upon usage.

Pros of Toshiba Satellite S55T-B5282

12 GB memory

Wireless Ac

USB 3.0

Light weight

Cons of Toshiba Satellite S55T-B5282

No DVD burner

Popular  Gaming Laptops to Consider

Acer Aspire V3-572PG-767J - 15.6″ touch screen laptop with, Intel Core i7-4510U 2.0 GHz Processor (4MB Cache), 8 GB DDR3L SDRAM,  1 TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive, NVIDIA GeForce 840M, Windows 8.1, up to 7-hour battery life. price $825

Acer Aspire V3-572G-54L9- 15.6″ non-touch gaming laptop, Intel Core i5-4210U 1.7GHz Processor (3MB Cache), 8 GB DDR3L SDRAM, 1 TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive,15.6-Inch Screen, NVIDIA GeForce 840M, Windows 8.1, up to 7-hour battery life. Price $695 approx

 

Toshiba Satellite S55T-B5273NR

Those who are looking for a laptop with raw processing power and stylish look can take a look at Toshiba Satellite S55T-B5273NR touch screen laptop, which is integrated with Intel core i7-4710HQ processor. It is a quad core processor and operates with 2.5-3.5GHz. The laptop also offers 8GB DDR3L 1600MHz RAM and 1 TB hard drive. It can be used as an entertainment hub as well.  You will get blazing fast performance for day to day computing and you can also run resource hungry applications like photo editing, video editing, 3D designing and gaming. Other features of the laptop include Built-in harman/kardon stereo speakers and USB 3.0 with sleep and charge. The HDMI output comes with 4K support. The wireless internet connectivity comes with dual band Wireless AC rather than single band Wireless-N which is found in most of the budget machines. Disadvantage of Toshiba S55T-B5273NR include – missing dedicated graphics, no full HD resolution,  and no DVD drive. The price of the laptop is around $700 at Office depot and Amazon. If you need a touch screen enabled laptop with dedicated graphics, you can take a look at Aspire V3-572PG-50X5 which comes with NVIDIA GeForce 840M w/ 2GB DDR3 VRAM but it offers i5 processor and will cost you around $700.

Toshiba Satellite S55T-B5273NR is powered by Intel core i7-4710HQ, which has four cores and each core operates with 2.5GHz frequency. Due to turbo boost technology, core frequency can rise up to 3.5GHz. It comes with 6MB of cache memory and is hyperthreading enabled. The laptop comes with Intel HD 46000 graphics which is part of the processor. It supports latest PC games like Titanfall, Watch Dogs, Gird Autosport, Thief, Assassin´s Creed IV: Black Flag., Battle field 4 etc., but not all latest games are playable in high resolution and settings. For games like SimCity, DayZ, League of Legends and Starcraft 2 this laptop is more than enough. You can do media encoding/decoding and run AutoCAD also on this machine. For large 3D modelling/rendering a workstation grade laptop is more suitable. If you are looking for a gaming laptop within similar price range, you can take look at Aspire V3-572PG-50X5 or MSI CX61 2PC-499US 15.6-Inch Laptop

Toshiba Satellite S55T-B5273NR comes with 8GB DDR3L 1600MHz memory which is not user upgradable. It comes with 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive. A SSD drive would have increased the performance significantly. The laptop runs on Windows 8.1 operating system.

Toshiba S55T-B5273NR comes with 15.6” LED backlit HD display which supports up to 1366 X 768 pixels resolution which means the laptop screen support up to 720p playback but not 1080p. However, the integrated HDMI output supports up to 4K ultra.

It comes with good number of ports and connectivity features which include 2 USB 3.0 ports ( one with sleep and charge, one USB 2.0), HDMI, Ethernet, audio ports  and SD card reader. It doesn’t come with VGA port. Network connectivity is supported by gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth and up to Wireless-ac

The 4cell/45Wh Lithium Ion battery pack (non user replaceable battery) offers 2-4 hours of battery back up.

Pros of Toshiba Satellite S55T-B5273NR

At $700 the price feature ratio is decent

8GB memory

Wireless Ac

Cons of Toshiba Satellite S55T-B5273NR

No DVD burner

Toshiba Satellite C55-B5201

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.

Best Sellers in this category

ASUS 15.6-Inch HD Dual-Core 2.16GHz Laptop, 500GB- This cheap laptop comes with similar specs and offers Gigabit Ethernet but  lacks DVD burner .

Toshiba C55-B5298 It has one USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0 ports. The laptop is like Toshiba C55-B5201 but lacks DVD burner.

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

4GB memory

DVD burner

Cons of Toshiba Satellite C55-B5201

No Bluetooth

Acer Cool Silver 11.6″ Aspire E3-111-C4J4

Acer Cool Silver 11.6″ Aspire E3-111-C4J4 is a new laptop from Acer which runs on latest Intel Celeron N2930 Bay Trail Processor.  It is shipped with 4GB memory and 500GB hard drive. This compact Acer laptop is good for day to day computing and light entertainment like processing word/excel, browsing web, watching videos and playing music. For a sticker price of $330 one should not expect top class features from this machine but this 11.6” Acer E3-111-C4J4 laptop offers more than others in its segment. Additionally, it is a very silent cooling system and comes with attractive design which is though not outstanding, is still acceptable.  Keyboard contains large keys.  The laptop comes with all standard ports which include USB 3.0 and HDMI. It also offers Bluetooth connectivity. Aspire E3 111 C4J4 runs on Windows 8.1 operating system but this laptop is not a touch enabled laptop.  It doesn’t come with optical drive or DVD drive. Once again it is true that Windows 8 goes well with Touch screen interface. If you are looking for Touchscreen laptop with similar specifications and price range, you can consider Acer Aspire V3-111P-C9Z3 11.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop (Cool Silver). Here is a brief review of specifications and performance of the laptop

Specification and Performance of Acer Cool Silver 11.6″ Aspire E3-111-C4J4 

Acer Cool Silver 11.6″ Aspire E3 111 C4J4 is powered by Intel Celeron N2930 processor which has four cores. Each core operates with 1.89 GHz frequency and, due to Turbo burst Technology, the frequency can rise up to 2.16GHz. Compared with Celeron N2830 dual core processor, it is more powerful but is not suitable to run high end games or CPU intensive applications. However, for basic computing it offers enough performance. It comes with low end integrated HD graphics (designed for Baytrail M processor) which can run low end and old games like World of Warcraft, in low resolutions and details. The processor offers enough power to stream videos smoothly.

Acer E3-111-C4J4 comes with 4GB DDR3L SDRAM which can be expanded up to 8GB. It is installed with standard 500GB 5400 rpm hard drive.

The 11.6″ display of Aspire E3-111-C4J4 offers max resolution 1366 X 768 which supports up to 720p HD content playback. It comes with HDMI output so you can watch full HD content in compatible high definition television or monitor. All you need to purchase separately is a HDMI cable.

Ports and connectivity features include 1 USB 3.0 port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 headphone/speaker/line-out jack, 1 RJ-45 Ethernet port, 1 HDMI port and SD card reader. It doesn’t come with VGA port.  For Network connectivity you get 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and Gigabit Ethernet. Acer Aspire E3-111-C4J4 weighs around 3.06lbs.

3 cell battery of Acer E3-111-C4J4 offers up to 5 hours of battery life. However, Acer Aspire V3-111P-C9Z3 11.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop (Cool Silver) offers longer battery life as it comes with 3 cell Li-ion3220 mAh battery while Acer E3-111-C4J4 comes with 3 cell li-ion 2640 mAh battery.

Pros of Acer Cool Silver 11.6″ Aspire E3-111-C4J4

Inexpensive compact laptop for mobile user s

Decent battery life

USB 3.0 and HDMI

Cons of Aspire E3-111-C4J4

No touch screen

Most Popular Acer 11.6” Laptops (with latest processor, 4GB memory and 500GB hard drive)

Acer Aspire E3-111-P8DW 11.6-Inch Laptop (Cool Silver)- It comes with  Quad core Intel Pentium N3530 Processor, 4GB RAM and 500GB hard drive. Pentium N3530 processor is more powerful than Intel Celeron N2930 though both are quad core processors. It is not a touch enabled laptop but considering the price, it is worth the money

Acer Aspire E3-111-C5GL 11.6-Inch Laptop (Cool Silver)- It comes with N2830 dual core processor, 2 GB RAM, 320GB hard drive.  It is one of the most popular laptops in this series.

Acer Aspire ES1-511-C590

Acer Aspire E 15 ES1-511-C590 is Intel Celeron N2830 powered laptop which means you can do your entire day to day tasks on this laptop smoothly. For instance- It supports word processing, web browsing, emailing, social networking, playing music and watching videos. Basically, Acer ES1-511-C590 is a low-cost entry level laptop that is perfect for home users and students who just need a basic machine. This laptop is not for running CAD software or similar CPU intensive programs.  Even those who want a machine which supports casual PC gaming should look at machines with higher configuration. The laptop is integrated with 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive and is available within price range of $249-$300 (price may vary from store to store, lowest being at Microsoft Store) which is at par with market price.  The disadvantage of Acer Aspire ES1-511-C590 is that it doesn’t come with inbuilt optical drive and the placement of ports is not good (these are on the back of the machine). However, it offers Bluetooth support and provides 3 USB ports which you won’t find in similar configured, low-priced Asus X551MAV-RCLN06 (only two USB  ports, but comes with Multiformat DVD burner which is missing in Acer ES1-511-C590) Here is a brief review of specification and performance of Acer Aspire E 15 ES1-511-C590.

Specification and Performance of  Acer Aspire ES1-511-C590

Intel Celeron N2830 is an entry level new processor from Intel which belongs to Intel’s low coast Bay Trail M family. It has 2 cores and each core operates with 2.16 GH. Due to Turbo Burst Technology, core frequency can rise up to 2.41 GHz. Acer Aspire E 15 ES1-511-C590 comes with Intel HD graphics which supports some low end old games. However, you can watch videos without any glitch.

Acer Aspire E 15 ES1-511-C590 comes with 4GB memory which can be expanded up to 8GB. Comparatively you can’t expand memory in Asus X551MAV-RCLN06. The laptop comes with 500GB 5400rpm hard drive.

The 15.6” LED backlit HD display offers maximum of 1366 X 768 pixels resolution which supports up to 720p HD content. However, Acer ES1-511-C590 is dual display capable, which means you can connect your laptop with full HDTV or monitor with an HDMI cable to watch full HD content on big screen.

The 15.6” laptop comes with standard number of ports and connectivity features which include two USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0, HDMI, Ethernet port, SD card reader and combo audio jack. Network connectivity is supported by Gigabit Ethernet,802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth

The 3 cell lithium ion battery offers up to 4.5 hours of battery life.

Pros of Acer ES1-511-C590

Cheap laptop for everyday use

USB 3.0 port

Bluetooth

Cons of Acer ES1-511-C590

No DVD drive

Most Popular laptops with Intel Celeron N2830 processor , 4GB RAM and 500GB hard drive.

Dell Inspiron i3531-1200BK 15.6-Inch Laptop- Decent battery life but only 2 USB ports, no Ethernet port and no optical drive

ASUS X551MAV-EB01-B 15.6 Inch HD Laptop-  only 2 USB ports one of them is USB 3.0, no optical drive

Toshiba Satellite C55-B5298 –Specs are similar to Acer but port placement is much better.

 

 

Toshiba Satellite C55T-B5230

Toshiba Satellite C55T-B5230 is a 15.6” Touch screen laptop powered by entry level Intel Celeron N2830 processor which supports basic computing like processing word documents, surfing the web, online communication, playing music and streaming videos. The hardware configuration doesn’t support CPU or GPU intensive tasks.  Other features of the Jet Black Toshiba laptop are pretty standard. For instance 4GB memory and 500GB hard drive which is common in similar priced touch screen laptop. At $350, the price-feature ratio is good but not overwhelmingly impressive. For instance, Acer Aspire E1-532P-4819 Touch Screen laptop which comes with Intel Pentium 3556u Haswell Processor, also has 4GB memory and 500GB hard drive.  Toshiba C55T-B5230 comes with inbuilt DVD burner which is one of the major advantages of this laptop. It comes with USB 3.0 port and HDMI as well.  It has HD webcam. It doesn’t offer Bluetooth connectivity. Other disappointing features of the laptop are that memory and battery is not user replaceable. Read further to know more about Toshiba Jet Black 15.6″ Satellite C55T-B5230.

Toshiba Jet Black 15.6″ Satellite C55T-B5230 Specification and Performance

As told earlier, Intel Celeron N2830 is a basic processor which supports regular computing. It is a dual core processor belonging to Intel’s Bay Trail M family with each core operating with 2.16 GHz frequency.  Due to Turbo Burst Technology, core frequency can boost up to 2.41 GHz. user can’t upgrade processor.You can find a good number of cheaper laptops with this processor.  For instance- Toshiba Satellite C55-B5298 non touch laptop. Toshiba Satellite C55T-B5230 comes with integrated Intel HD graphics which supports video streaming but doesn’t offer performance for latest games.  Basically, the laptop is successor to Toshiba C55T-A5123 which comes with Intel Celeron N2820 processor.

The laptop comes with 4GB DDR3L 1333MHz RAM but memory is not user upgradable. The 500GB 5400 rpm hard drive is preloaded with Windows operating system and other software. It doesn’t come with full version of Microsoft office. You will get only 1 month Trial Version of the product.

The 15.6” LED backlit high definition display features max resolution of 1366 X 768 pixels, which is common for most entry level laptops

Edges of Toshiba C55T-B5230 are arranged with 2 USB 2.0 port, 1 USB 2.0 port, HDMI, VGA, Ethernet port and SD card reader. Networking is supported by Fast Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n wi-fi . There is no Bluetooth connectivity.

Pros of Toshiba C55T-B5230

Inexpensive touch screen laptop for everyday use

3 USB ports

DVD burner

Cons of Toshiba C55T-B5230

No Bluetooth

Toshiba Satellite L75-B7270

At $350, 17.3” Toshiba Satellite L75-B7270 is much cheaper than most of the laptops in its category. Its brand new Intel Pentium 3558u Haswell processor is impressively quick for this sticker price. It offers enough performance for word/excel processing, web browsing, emailing, online video communication, watching video and playing music. As it is Ultra low voltage Pentium processor, you can’t expect high end gaming or working with CAD software. However, you can play low end games in low details and settings. For instance, Dota 2, Grid 2, tomb Raider, Dirt showdown can be played in this machine in low resolution and settings. Toshiba L75-B7270 supports entry level photo editing, but if you want to run media editing software like Adobe Photoshop CS6, Sony Vegas Pro or Avid then this laptop is not for you. Though it is a cheap laptop, you still get high resolution display (1600 X 900), DVD burner and 2 USB 3.0 (one of them is sleep and charge) with it. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of Satellite L75-B7270.

Specification and Performance of Toshiba Satellite L75-B7270

As told earlier, Toshiba Satellite L75 B7270 uses Intel Pentium 3558u processor which operates with 1.7GHz frequency. Unlike Intel Pentium N3530, it is a dual core processor. It comes with integrated HD graphics, which is not a weak graphics that used to come with old Pentium processor, but it can’t handle high end PC gaming. You can, however, play some low end games like World of Warcraft in low resolution and settings as well as game available in Windows app store.

The laptop is shipped with 4GB DDR3L 1600MHz RAM and the memory is expandable up to 16GB. There are 2 memory slots and one is occupied. It comes with 500GB hard drive that operates with 5400rpm speed. Windows 8.1 operating system is preloaded on the hard disk. It is not a touch screen laptop. If you want to upgrade memory here are the part numbers –

PA5104U-1M4G Toshiba DDR3/DDR3L-1600MHz Memory, 4GB

PA5104U-1M8G Toshiba DDR3/DDR3L-1600MHz Memory, 8GB

Toshiba L75B7270 features 17.3” LED backlit HD display which doesn’t support full HD resolution but supports up to 900p HD resolution which is close to 1080p. However, if you still want to watch full HD content, there is an HDMI output which allows you can connect the laptop with a compatible external display with the help of HDMI cable. It weighs around 5.9lbs which makes it difficult to carry out on day to day basic.  If you need something light (15.6” laptop) with similar specifications, you can buy Dell Inspiron i3542-1666BK.

Edges of Toshiba Satellite L75-B7270 are arranged with 1-USB (3.0) port, 1-USB (3.0) port with USB Sleep and Charge, 2-USB (2.0), HDMI, VGA, combo audio jack, SD card reader and DVD burner. When it comes to network connectivity, the laptop supports Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n. It doesn’t come with Bluetooth connectivity.

The 6 cell lithium ion battery pack offers up to 3.8 hours of battery life.

Pros of Toshiba Satellite L75-B7270

At $350, it is a cheap laptop considering the size and specifications

4 USB ports

Cons of Toshiba Satellite L75-B7270

No Bluetooth

Most Popular Laptops with Intel Pentium 3558u processor

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Lenovo Flex 2 15 59418271

Lenovo Flex 2 15 59418271 is a hybrid laptop which can be used in two distinct modes – laptop and stand – for work or play. Lenovo flex 2 15 model is powered by Intel core i5-4210u processor and 6 GB memory. It comes with a massive 1 TB hard drive and its 15.6” touchscreen display supports full HD.  You can consider this dual mode laptop if your requirement is limited to working with Office applications, web surfing, watching HD videos and movies, emailing, skype, entry level photo/video editing and casual gaming. You can use it for video and audio encoding as well. For instance, it supports installing iTunes. Basically, you can do a little bit of everything creative with this machine. However, if you want to play latest high end PC games in full HD resolution, it will struggle as it comes with integrated Intel HD 4400 graphics which is not as strong as NVIDIA Geforce GT 840m graphics coming with dedicated memory . Flex 2 15 59418271 is clearly not suitable for CPU level 3D rendering.  It comes with backlit keyboard but DVD drive is missing in its configuration. Here is a brief review about Lenovo Flex 2 15 59418271. Click here to check out price comparison

Specification and Performance of Lenovo Flex 2 15 59418271

This 15.6” dual mode laptop is powered by Intel core i5-4210u which is a dual core Haswell processor and operates with 1.7GHz. Due to Turbo boost Technology, the processor speed can rise up to 2.7GHz. It comes with 3MB of smart cache. The processor comes with Intel HD 4400 graphics which is integrated graphics and uses system memory. The chip supports casual gaming. If you want to play Dota 2, Gird 2, Fifa 14, Minecraft and World of Warcraft, in medium resolution and settings, then hardware configuration of Lenovo Flex 2 15 59418271  is sufficient for you. However, you can’t play Watch Dogs, Thief, Titanfall in high resolutions and setting. You need a laptop with dedicated gaming graphics for such games. It can stream HD videos well and allows watching movies in full HD, with IPS panel bringing you rich experience.

Lenovo Flex 2 15 59418271 is installed with 6GB memory and the memory is upgradable up to 16GB. 1TB hard drive doesn’t come with SSD cache. However, there are some Flex 2 models which come with SSD cache. For instance, Lenovo Flex 2 15.6-Inches Touchscreen Laptop (59418262) Black comes with 8GB SSD cache with 500GB hard drive. It helps in fast booting.

Lenovo Flex 2 15 59418271 features 15.6” Full HD , touchscreen, backlit LED display. It uses an IPS panel which means you will get crisp and clear picture with great viewing angle.

Ports and connectivity options include 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, Ethernet and a combo audio jack. It comes with Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth and 802.11 b/g/n wi-fi. Wireless-ac is not available.

Lenovo Flex 2 15 59418271 comes with 4 Cell 32 Watt Hour Lithium-Ion battery which offers up to 7 hours of battery backup, This laptop is available at Office Depot as well.

Pros of Lenovo Flex 2 15 59418271

Decent price feature ratio

Full HD IPS display

Backlit keyboard

1 TB HDD

Bluetooth and Gigabit Ethernet

Cons of Lenovo Flex 2 15 59418271

No wireless-ac

No SSD cache

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