Equipped with third generation 2.5GHz core i3-3120M processor, Toshiba Satellite C55-A5100 provides stronger performance, quick processing and offers better reliability for regular computing, light photo editing, streaming high definition video, encoding and decoding media and casual gaming. It doesn’t cost much and the price of this Toshiba C55-A5100 is around $400 (Best Buy), which includes Internet Security Software, Sleeve, Mouse & Flash Drive. The 15.6” model comes with usual design; Satin Black in Trax Horizon. To support the processor there is 6GB RAM and 750GB hard drive. The laptop weighs around 5.3 lbs and stands 1.3” thick. Not too heavy too carried out. This laptop though not as thin as a mobile device, still will help you get your work done. It comes with generous number of ports and includes both USB 3.0 and VGA ports. The keyboard comes with numeric keypad which is useful for office user. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of Toshiba C55-A5100
Toshiba Satellite C55-A5100 specification and performance
Satellite C55-A5100 is driven by 3rd generation Intel Core i3-3120M processor, which runs at 2.5GHz. It has two cores and has Hyper-Threading enabled. The processor is supported by an Integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics. With 6GB memory, the unit is able to support multitasking. Users can browse internet with multiples tabs, while downloading a music file. Creating presentation, working with office suite, casual photo editing won’t be a problem in this laptop. Games like Tomb Raider, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Minecraft, Team Fortress 2 would run on this laptop but in low to medium details and settings. It can stream videos smoothly. However, the display of the laptop supports 720p video playback only and not 1080p. There is an HDMI port though, which can be used by user to watch laptop contents in compatible HDTV or monitor.
Toshiba C55-A5100 offers 6GB of DDR3 1600MHz memory which can be expandable up to 16GB. The 750GB hard drive is a standard one and operates with 500rpm speed. Windows 8.1 is preloaded on the hard drive with some other softwares which include 1 month trial for new Microsoft Office 365 customers, Adobe Reader, Norton Anti-Theft (30-day Trial), Norton Internet Security (30-day trial subscription), TOSHIBA App Place and other Toshiba software.
The 15.6” LED backlit high definition display of Toshiba C55 A5100 offers maximum 1366 by 768 pixels resolution.
Besides USB 3.0 ports, Toshiba Satellite C55-A5100 incorporates 2USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI port, a VGA port, RJ-45 jack, audio port and an media card reader that supports various SD and MMC formats. There is an inbuilt DVD burner present in this laptop. Network connectivity is supported by Wireless N and Fast Ethernet.
According to the manufacturer, 6 cell lithium ion battery last up to 4.10 hours ( when fully charged).
Toshiba Satellite C55-A5100 pros
Enough memory and storage
Cons of Toshiba Satellite C55-A5100
Not touch screen