Toshiba satellite C55-A5249

Toshiba satellite C55-A5249 is 15.6” laptop which is driven by 1.8GHz Intel Celeron 1037U dual core processor and Windows 8 operating system. The laptop is not a touch screen based laptop. At a price tag of $380(approx.), it offers 4GB RAM and 500 GB hard drive.  It comes with Bluetooth support as well. The laptop is value-for-money for everyday work plus some entertainment like watching videos and listening to music. Let us take a detailed look at what we can expect from this Satellite C55-A5249 model.

Toshiba Satellite C55-A5249 laptop Specification and Performance

Let us start with processor.  Toshiba C55-A5249 comes with Intel Celeron 1037U dual core processor which is clocked with 1.8GHz frequency. It has 2MB of L3 level of cache memory. The processor lacks hyperthreading and turbo boost features. However, it is more efficient than earlier Celeron 1007U processor. It is Ultra low voltage (ULV) processor with TDP rating of 17W. The Celeron 1037U processor is paired with Intel Integrated HD graphics which is, again, entry level graphics. It supports low end games and HD video streaming. Compared with AMD A6-1450, the Celeron processor operates with higher frequency, so it faster. If you are concerned about execution of multiple processes then AMD A6-1450 will offer better performance and it is energy efficient, as well.

Toshiba satellite C55-A5249 laptop comes with 4 GB DDR3 memory, which can be extended up to 16 GB. It offers 500GB SATA hard drive which is enough for day-to-day work.

The screen offers 1366*768 pixel resolutions and supports up to 720p.

Windows 8 is the operating system for this laptop.  It will take couple of days’ time to get used to working with this operating system because it is completely different from earlier Windows 7.

Networking features include Fast Ethernet support, 802.11 b/g/n wi-fi and Bluetooth. Bluetooth is an added advantage in this case.

Ports include 3 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, Microphone input, Headphone output and RJ-45 Slot. There is no USB 3.0 port available.

The 6 cell lithium ion battery pack offers 4-5 hours of battery life, depending on usage.

Pros of Toshiba satellite C55-A5249 

500 GB hard drive

Affordable

Bluetooth support

Cons of Toshiba satellite C55-A5249 

No USB 3.0

 

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