Powered by Intel core i3-4025U dual core processor, Toshiba Satellite L55 B5267 is a good buy, provided your computing requirements aren’t too demanding. Overall, this is a decent machine for people who just want to work with Word/excel, watch videos, email, use Skype and social media, download music and video files, encode/decode media files and run light games. Toshiba L55-B5267 is not a touch screen laptop. Though it comes with DVD burner, the laptop is still considerably light in weight ( 4.85lbs). It is shipped with 6GB memory to ensure smooth multitasking. The laptop offers 750GB hard drive which means you will get plenty of space to store your media files. However, the hard drive doesn’t come with SSD cache and you won’t get Full HD display. The battery life is average. This is an inexpensive laptop and expecting too much is not realistic. At present, the laptop comes with a price tag of $390 approx ( Officedepot back to school promotion). To know more about this fairly priced laptop, read the brief review of Toshiba Satellite L55 B5267 further.
Specification and performance of Toshiba Satellite L55-B5267
Intel core i3-4025u is 4th generation Intel ULV mobile processor which operates with 1.9GHz frequency. It is a dual core processor and has 3MB of cache memory. The processor comes with integrated Intel HD 4400 graphics. Paired with 6GB memory it allow you to play less demanding games like Dota 2, Tomb Raider and Skyrim in low to medium details and setting. Toshiba L55 B5267 supports Minecraft game play. However, you may need to adjust settings. Compared to Intel core i3-4030u, i3-4025u comes with less advanced features. However, both the processors operate with same clock speed. Thus, you will hardly notice any difference in performance when it comes to regular computing.
Toshiba Satellite L55-B5267 comes with 6GB DDR3L SDRAM. The memory speed is 1600MHz. The laptop supports maximum 6GB memory so you can’t expand memory further. It comes with 750GB hard drive which is preinstalled with Windows 8.1 operating system. The keyboard coming with the laptop is Premium US keyboard with 10-key pad (Black), Touch pad pointing device with multi touch control.
15.6” HD backlit non touch display of Toshiba Satellite L55-B5267 supports maximum resolution of 1366 X 768 pixels which supports up to 720p HD content playback
It comes with 2 USB 3.0 ports (one sleep and charge) and one USB 2.0 port, HDMI, VGA, Ethernet port and SD card reader. The upper part of the bezel houses webcam. Network connectivity is supported by Fast Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n. Budget laptops commonly lack 802.11 ac.
The 4 cell battery offers 2-4 hours of battery life depend upon usage.
Dell Inspiron i3542-3333BK 15.6-Inch Laptop which comes with Intel core i3-4030u processor (just one step advance version of i3-4025u), 4GB RAM 500GB hard drive is the direct competitor to Toshiba Satelling L55-B5267. Dell Inspiron offers with Bluetooth connectivity as well. The price of this Dell model is $400 approx.
Another competitor to Toshiba Satellite is Acer Aspire E5-571-37SY, which is powered by Intel core i3-4030U processor and comes with 4GB RAM and 500GB hard drive. It comes with Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth and 6 cell lithium ion battery which offers up to 7 hours of battery life.
Pros of Toshiba Satellite L55-B5267
Inexpensive laptop for students and home users with decent specifications
6 GB memory and 750GB hard drive
Cons of Toshiba Satellite L55-B5267