Toshiba Satellite C55-A5105 is an entry level laptop and is a decent choice for those who want a laptop for working with word/excel, web browsing, online communication and watching videos. With the help of dual core Intel Celeron N2820 processor and 4GB memory, this laptop will be able to process typical home computing with ease. However, it will not be able to support CPU or GPU intensive tasks like high end gaming, working with AutoCAD or other similar application, animation, video editing etc. Satellite C55-A5105 could be a great choice if you are on tight budget. This 15.6” laptop costs around $250 ( Best Buy) and comes packed with lots of features which support day to day computing. It doesn’t offer fancy features like backlit keyboard and SSD. It is not feasible for a manufacturer to provide such features at this price though. The laptop does come with inbuilt DVD burner. As is common with low-cost computers, build quality of C55-A5105 isn’t so great either. Toshiba C55-A5105 weighs around 5.3lbs and the laptop houses a full-size keyboard with dedicated numeric keypad. The closest competitor to this laptop is Toshiba Satellite C55-A5190 or C55A5190 which comes with almost similar hardware configuration and is available at around $250 at Microcenter. To know more about the laptop, read the brief review below.
Toshiba Satellite C55-A5105 specification and performance
Toshiba Satellite C55-A5105 has decent entry level CPU. Intel Celeron N2820 is a dual core processor based on Intel’s Bay Trail. It operates with base frequency of 2.17GHz and clock speed can rise up to 2.39GHz, if system demands. Toshiba C55A5105 comes with integrated Intel HD graphics built for Bay trail mobile processor. This graphics is not a strong graphics. Thus, running PC games like BF4, COD Ghosts is ruled out. However, you can play some of the games available in Windows App store. The laptop can stream videos with ease.
Toshiba C55-A5105 comes with 4GB RAM DDR3L 1333MHz memory and offers 500GB, 5400rpm hard drive. The hard drive is preloaded with Windows 8.1 operating system along with other software.
The 15.6” display of Toshiba C55-A5105 supports maximum resolution 1366 X 768 pixels which supports playback up to 720p only and 1080p is not playable in this laptop. However, there is an HDMI port.
Besides HDMI, you will get three USB ports (two of them being USB 2.0), VGA port Ethernet, VGA, separate microphone and headphone ports and an SD card slot. Wireless networking is supported by 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi. It comes with high definition webcam. Again, this laptop is primed to perform basic computing tasks that a home user or a student requires.
The 6 cell 48hours battery offers up to 5 hours of battery life.
Pros of Toshiba Satellite C55-A5105
The price is a steal for the features you are getting
Decent for home user and students
Cons of Toshiba Satellite C55-A5105