Toshiba S55-A5376 promises good processing performance for its price. With an Intel Core i7-3630QM Processor, an Integrated HD 4000 GPU, 1TB hard drive and 8 GB memory this satellite laptop is a small powerhouse PC. A backlit keyboard with dedicated number pad, a DVD burner, 2 USB 3.0 ports and excellent Harman/kardon stereo speakers make it worth consideration for those seeking a reasonably priced 15.6” slim multimedia laptop. Toshiba S55-A5376 is listed with $600 ( approx.). Thus it is expected that some features might have been compromised to make the laptop available at this price. The laptop is not a touch screen laptop. Also, it neither has dedicated GPU nor does it support Bluetooth. Even though S55-A5376 doesn’t offer a dedicated GPU card, users can still play all current games on this machine. It supports photo and video editing, 3D designing and architectural programs. Toshiba S55-A5376 is more than powerful enough for regular computing. With a sleek body, powerful processor, DVD burner and plenty of ports it can be easily categorized under premium laptop segment. But you will hardly get such features in a premium laptop at this price.
Toshiba S55-A5376 performance and specification
Toshiba S55-A5376 is powered by Intel core i7-3630QM quad core processor which operates with 2.4 GHz and the frequency can rise up to 3.4 GHz, if system demands. It comes with massive 6MB of cache memory. The processor is integrated with Intel HD 4000 graphics which shares system memory. Though it can run almost all current games still GPU intensive games may show lag when playing in highest settings. Games like Call of Duty: Ghosts, Battlefield 4, Batman: Arkham Origins, Saints Row IV, Total War: Rome II can be played in low details and settings. Toshiba S55A5376 could be a good choice if you are a student of architecture. It will run AutoCAD, Revit, Inventor, Solidworks etc. fairly well.
Toshiba S55-A5376 comes encased in brushed aluminum and black plastic chassis, with two-tone design. The keyboard comes with square keys, plus a full-size dedicated number pad.
The laptop comes with 8GB DDR3 1600MHz memory and 1 TB 5400 rpm hard drive. The hard drive comes preloaded with Windows 8 operating system.
15.6″ HD TruBrite LED Backlit display of Toshiba S55-A5376 offers 1366 by 768 pixels, thus it can display 720p contents but not full HD or 1080p contents. Full HD display, however, is rare at this price.
When it comes to ports, the laptop comes with 1-USB 2.0 port with Sleep and Charge, 2-USB 3.0 ports, Memory Card Reader, VGA port, audio port and LAN Jack. The network connectivity is supported by 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN and 802.11 b/g/n. No Bluetooth support is available.
4 cell 4wh battery offers up to 4 hours of battery life. The battery is not user replaceable.
Pros of Toshiba S55-A5376
Inexpensive premium laptop with Intel i7 quad core processor
8 GB memory
1 TB hard drive
Cons of Toshiba S55-A5376
Not a Touch screen laptop
No full HD display