Toshiba Satellite C55-B5382

Whether you’re pounding out a term paper, writing emails, active at social networking, or simply surfing the internet, Toshiba Satellite C55-B5382 would make a good choice. It comes with Intel Pentium N3540 processor which is a quad core processor but is not a high end processor. With 4GB RAM, you can use it for basic productivity as well as watching videos. Toshiba Satellite C55-B5382 is not suitable for video editing and large photo editing or for PC gaming. However, you can play some app based games on this laptop.  If you are looking for a laptop that can support photo editing, occasional video editing, small 2D designing and casual gaming then Toshiba C55-C5241 is more suitable option. It is quite affordable and comes with Intel core i5-5200u processor and 8GB RAM. It also offers 1TB storage option. Moreover it comes with faster memory (1600MHz) while Toshiba C55-B5382 comes with slower memory speed (1333Mhz). Rest of the features remains similar in both the models. Both the laptops come with inbuilt optical drive. Toshiba Satellite C55-B5382 doesn’t come with backlit keyboard. However, it comes with dedicated numeric keypad. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of Toshiba Satellite C55-B5382.

Intel Pentium N3540 processor has 4 cores, each core operates at base frequency of 2.16GHz, and frequency can reach up to 2.66 GHz in Turbo mode, if system needs. It has 2MB of L2 cache. On the other hand, Intel core i5-5200u is dual core processor and operates at 2.2GHz of base frequency and frequency can rise up to 2.7GHz due to Turboboost Technology. Core i5-5200u supports Hyperthreading technology which means 2 cores can work as four logical cores. Pentium N3540 doesn’t have hyperthreading technology. Moreover, i5-5200u is built with more advanced architecture (14nm technology) while N3540 is built with 22nm technology. Thus, core i5-5200u processor is much powerful compared to Intel Pentium N3540. So, if you need a machine which can do some photo/ video editing and offers support for casual gaming, then Toshiba C55-C5241 is preferable over Toshiba Satellite C55-B5382.

Toshiba C55-B5382 is shipped with 4GB RAM and 1TB hard drive. Memory can’t be expanded further. However, 4GB RAM is enough for basic multitasking. The hard drive operates with 5400rpm speed. You can’t expect a Solid state Drive at the price you pay for this machine.

The laptop comes with Microsoft® Office 365 Personal (1 Year Subscription).

The 15.6” display of the Toshiba Satellite C55-B5382 comes with standard resolution of 1366 X 768p which means it can display content in 720p but not in 1080p or full HD resolution.  If you are looking for a laptop for watching movies and videos and occasional HD photo editing, then Asus F555LA-AB31 is a good choice. It comes with full HD display (1920 X 1080p) and is powered by 2.1GHz i3-5015u processor which is little faster than Intel Pentium N3540. The laptop has better integrated Intel HD 5500 graphics while Satellite C55-B5382 has Intel HD graphics.  This Asus laptop cost you $350 with no additional shipping charges.

Another advantage of the Asus laptop is that it comes with Wireless AC while Toshiba C55-B5382 supports up to Wireless N only. Ports and connectivity features include 1USB (3.0) port,2 USB (2.0) ports, HDMI out, VGA out, SD card reader and RJ 45. Network connectivity is supported by Fast Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-fi and Bluetooth 4.0. If you are looking for 2 USB 3.0 port, you can consider Asus F555LA-AB31.

The 4 cell 45whr non user replaceable battery offers battery backup up to  5 hours. However,  it depends upon usage.

2 Responses to Toshiba Satellite C55-B5382

  1. amanda bold says:

    THIS LAPTOP IS THE WORST!! I knew i would not be able to do much in the way of running complex programs with this computer, but it does not even function well if i have ONE browser open with two or three tabs. I bought this as a cheap hold over until i could afford something better but it is nothing but junk. It freezes, glitches, runs extremely slow in general. And all I’m asking of it is to be able to handle having some internet windows up. Not even streaming video! It is currently frozen and I’m waiting for the battery to die so i can just turn it back on. I would love to return it, but i doubt officemax will let me do that. My phone can handle the internet better than this laptop, even when im clear out in the boonies and roaming. This laptop has trouble, evidently, when it is connected to the wifi in my house and the router is 30 feet away. Do not WASTE your money on this piece of junk like i did.

  2. Carey Lancaster says:

    I have not had the problems Amanda talks about however I have had the following problems. When typing if the pad of my hand brushes the mouse pad it jumps the screen to an extremely large view. I have also had it jump to some completely different screen that will have nothing to do with what I’m working on. If I had to use it constantly 8 hrs a day, I would not be happy with it. Other than that for just a light use of it (couple of times a week) it is ok. Would not buy another one however. Like the weight and feel of the keys, having a number pad and all the ports that are available.

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