Toshiba Satellite C55-A5100

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

Inexpensive laptop

Enough memory and storage

Cons of Toshiba Satellite C55-A5100

No Bluetooth

Not touch screen

11 Responses to Toshiba Satellite C55-A5100

  1. patricia says:

    how can i burn a dvd from this laptop

  2. Mod says:

    1.Ensure DVD burner is working by opening the tray
    2. Open “windows DVD maker” application
    3. click “Add items” and Select items (video/picute) you want to burn on DVD
    4. Click Next which takes you to “Ready to burn DVD” window
    5. Click “Burn” button
    6. It will pop out the DVD tray for you to place a blank DVD
    7. Push back the tray with DVD on it and the applications will start burning selected items on the DVD

  3. patricia says:

    it dont come with windows dvd maker so how would i know if it burns dvd or not?

    thank you for the info 🙂

    • Bryce says:

      You can use Windows Media Player which is pre-installed on Windows 8. It’s quite simple. Just click on the Windows icon to bring you to the home page. Then type “Windows Media Player” and start it up. Just use the express settings when setting it up. Once it is set up (takes like a minute) then in the left hand column, click “Playlists. From there you can create a playlist with the files you wish to burn. Once you are finished insert a dvd or cd into the drive and allow media player to recognize it. Once the disc is loaded look at the playlist in the right hand column and look for the red icon that says “Burn to disc,” once you do that you will have just burned a disc. Also almost any computer these days that still uses an optical drive will allow disc writing (Burning). If you are unsure look at the laptop specifications. Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support: This is what BestBuy has listed in the specifications for this laptop. When it says RW that means it can read and burn discs. Double layer support allows you to burn to both sides of the disc, if the disc allows it. I hope this helps and feel free to ask any more questions if I don’t make sense.

  4. Ian Mignone says:

    Can you upgrade this machine’s graphics card? I know it comes with hd 4000, but is there an option to get a dedicated gpu?

  5. James says:

    Can I run Ubuntu next to Windows 8 like I am running on a Windows 7 PC?
    I like the Disk Utility that Ubuntu has that can check the health of the hard drive and tells you exactly how many bad sectors a hard drive has .

    • wpadmin says:

      Yes, Ubuntu can be installed alongside Windows 8.
      You can also check a drive for file system errors and bad sectors using chkdsk (Check Disk) in Windows 8.
      chkdsk command can be used on a FAT32 or NTFS formatted disk.

  6. τεστ δυσανεξιας says:

    is this better than amd a6???

  7. Lebron says:

    Is there a way to install a firewire port on this particular model?

  8. Devon says:

    It’s a solid computer, very weak for higher. I’m new to understanding the hardware of computers, and I do know how to increase my ram. My question is with the CPU. I’m having trouble finding a list of compatible CPU’s to fit this laptop, and I don’t want to assume anything before I buy something. Any ideas?

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