Toshiba satellite C55-A5302

Recently Toshiba has unveiled many cheap laptop computers to meet basic computing requirements.  Toshiba satellite C55-A5302 is one of such laptops. With 2.4 GHz Dual core Pentium Processor 2020M, video chat, Internet browsing, Skype, document processing and watching videos would not be problem with this machine. User can also get average gaming experience on this machine. Toshiba C55-A5302 is listed at $330 (approx.) at Best Buy. It comes with 6 GB memory and 500GB hard drive.  DVD burner and USB 3.0 ports are available with this laptop. But it is not a touch screen laptop. The laptop weighs around 5.3 lbs, which means it is heavier than an Ultrabook, but it could be an intelligent decision to buy it if you consider its price and features comparison. Here is a brief review about this laptop:

Toshiba Satellite C55-A5302 specification and performance

Toshiba Satellite C55-A5302 is equipped with Intel Pentium 2020M dual core processor and each core is clocked with 2.4 GHz frequency. It comes with 2MB of L3 Cache and is integrated with Intel HD graphics which operates with basic 650 MHz and can Turbo boost up to 1.1 GHz. You can play games like Skyrim, Tomb Raider, StarCraft II heart of the swarm, Dirt Showdown, Dirt 3, Need for Speed The Run, Darkness 2 etc in this machine with low details and setting. Intel Pentium 2020M is a decent processor. However, its combination with a dedicated entry level graphics, like NVIDIA GEforce GT 720M, will boost gaming performance a lot. But it is not possible with Toshiba C55-A5302, as it is a prebuilt model.

Buyers can consider this machine for office use as well. The specs can handle office tasks like working with spreadsheets, making presentation, compressing files etc very well. The laptop is able to do occasional photo editing and audio/ video encoding as well.

Toshiba Satellite C55-A5302 comes with 6 GB memory which enhances the multitasking experience and support smooth running of applications. It comes with 500 GB HDD. Windows 8 operating system is preloaded on the HDD.

The 15.6” LED backlit HD display of Toshiba Satellite C55-A5302 offers native 1366 by 768 pixels resolution which supports 720p HD playback.

It comes with 3 USB ports- 1 USB 3.0 and two USB 3.0 ports. Besides this, it comes with HDMI output, audio jack, a memory card reader and LAN jack. Networking feature included with the laptop are fast Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi. Bluetooth support is missing.

6 cell lithium ion battery pack offers up to 4 hrs of battery life, depending upon usage.

Pros of Toshiba Satellite C55-A5302

Inexpensive laptop

6 GB memory

USB 3.0

Cons of Toshiba Satellite C55-A5302

No Bluetooth

No Touchscreen.


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