Toshiba C55-A5285/A5182 15.6″ laptop

Toshiba C55-A5285/A5182 is a budget laptop which is designed for home users and students alike. The laptop is integrated with all standard features and specifications which we expect from a budget laptop and notebook. Toshiba’s Satellite C55 and Satellite C50 series mostly include budget laptops with average build. Toshiba C55-A5285/A5182 is available at an affordable price of $350 to consumers. Toshiba C55-A5182 is a successor to C55-A5285 and specifications of both the laptops are almost similar. Both the 15.6” laptops are powered by core i3 processor and are not touch screen enabled. Paired with 6 GB memory and 750GB hard drive, the machine is able to increase basic computing productivity and, at the same time, offers performance for casual gaming and light media editing.  It is available at an extremely affordable price of $350 ( Staples, on sale). The price features ratio is quite decent. Only drawback of Toshiba C55-A5285/A5182 is that it is not a touch screen based laptop. No doubt it delivers strong power for regular computing but using a touch screen to interact with laptop is faster and easier. Read further to know more about Toshiba C55-A5285/A5182 laptop.

Specification and Performance of Toshiba C55-A5285/A5182

Toshiba C55-A5285/A5182 is powered by Intel core i3 processor. However, the C55-A5285 features 3rd generation Intel core i3-3120M processor while C55-A5182 is powered by 4th generation core i3-4000M processor. Both are dual core processors. But Core i3-3120M operates with 2.5GHz speed while i3-4000M operates with 2.4GHz. Both the processor will deliver almost same performance. As the processors are Hyper threading technology enabled, they can handle 4 threads at a time. The graphics coming with Toshiba C55-A5182 is Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 whereas C55-A5285 sports Intel HD 4600 graphics. Processor-graphics combination though not great for CPU intensive applications like CPU-based rendering,  video editing  and  working with CAD application, still it offers moderate performance for photo editing, media encoding and decoding.  Games like Tomb Raider, Skyrim, Minecraft etc are playable in low to medium details.  High definition video playback won’t be an issue with this machine. However, display of Toshiba C55-A5285/A5182 supports 720p high definition content playback only.

The laptop comes with 6 GB DDR3L 1600MHz and it can support a maximum of 16GB memory. 750GB 5400 RPM, Serial ATA drive comes preinstalled with Windows 8.1 operating System.

The 15.6” HD LED Backlit display supports maximum resolution of 1366×768 in 16:9 aspect ratio. Toshiba C55-A5285/A5182 offers two USB 2.0 ports, one USB  3.0 prt, one media card reader, one HDMI output, VGA output, combined headphone/microphone socket and Fast Ethernet. For wireless connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n is available but Bluetooth is not supported.

The 6 cell 48 Whr lithium ion battery pack (not user replaceable) offers up to 4 hours of battery life

Pros of Toshiba C55-A5285/A5182

Inexpensive budget laptop for everyday use

Impressive amount of memory and storage

Cons of Toshiba C55-A5285/A5182 

No touch screen

Low resolution

Average battery life

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