Toshiba Satellite C55-A5204 Review

If you have $400 budget for a 15.6″, Intel 3rd generation i3 processor powered laptop, then you will hardly find a better-performing machine than Toshiba Satellite C55-A5204. However, if you are more concerned about looks then you may get better choice with low specs. Toshiba Satellite can perform all kinds of basic tasks like typing, browsing web and watching video. It also supports light photo editing and gaming. However, video editing is hard in this laptop. Encased in a black plastic cover, Toshiba C55-A5204 offers 4 GB DDR3 memory and 500 GB hard drive. The laptop is listed with a price tag of $359.99 at Best Buy.

Toshiba Satellite C55-A5204 specification and performance overview

If you have $400 budget for a 15.6″, Intel 3rd generation i3 processor powered laptop, then you will hardly find a better-performing machine than Toshiba Satellite C55-A5204. However, if you are more concerned about looks then you may get better choice with low specs. Toshiba Satellite can perform all kinds of basic tasks like typing, browsing web and watching video. It also supports light photo editing and gaming. However, video editing is hard in this laptop. Encased in a black plastic cover, Toshiba C55-A5204 offers 4 GB DDR3 memory and 500 GB hard drive. The laptop is listed with a price tag of $359.99 at Best Buy.

Toshiba C55-A5204 is powered by Intel core i3-3210M dual core processor. The processor operates with 2.5 GHz clock speed. Like other core i3 processor, it is Hyperthreading enabled. Thus, 2 cores can handle 4 threads at a time. The processor comes with integrated HD 4000 graphics which doesn’t have dedicated memory. It shares system memory. Together with 4 GB memory it allows you low end gaming only. You can play Minecraft, Dirt 3, Far Cry 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 etc at low details and setting. User can also perform jobs like converting media and streaming HD video on this laptop.

The 15.6” LED backlit display is embedded in black bezel and offers 1366 by 768 resolution. The laptop doesn’t support 1080p video playback but is able to stream 720p playback.  HD webcam is embedded in the bezel. 500 GB , 5400 rpm hard drive is preinstalled with Windows 8 OS.

Toshiba Satellite C55-A5204 offers 1 USB 3.0 port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI port, media card slot that supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, SDXC, miniSD, microSD and MultiMediaCard formats and VGA port.

Model C55-A5204 offers both wired (fast Ethernet) and wi-fi (802.11 b/g/n) connection. The device is not Bluetooth enabled

The 6 cell lithium ion battery offers 4-5 hours of battery life and depends upon usage.

Pros of Toshiba C55-A5204                          

Inexpensive Intel core i3 laptop

Cons of Toshiba C55-A5204

No bluetooth

 

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