Toshiba Satellite C55-A5311 Review-15.6″ Laptop

The build of Toshiba Satellite C55-A5311 may not attract some of the buyers but, considering its price, the specs it comes with are certainly impressive. It comes with mainstream 2.5GHz intel core i3-3120M dual core processor with hyper threading technology, which offers lot of performance at sticker price of $380.  Even most of current games could run in low details and settings on this laptop. This 15.6” Toshiba C55-A5311 comes with 4GB memory and 750GB storage. It’s worth considering how much of pure performance can be delivered by this Toshiba’s low-cost offering. Read further to know more about the laptop.

Toshiba Satellite C55-A5311 performance and specification

As told earlier, Intel core i3-3120M dual core processor operates with 2.5 GHz frequency and is integrated with hyperthreading technology. This technology makes 2 physical cores look and work as 4 virtual cores. It boosts multitasking and enhances performance of multithreaded application. For instance, Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Core Video Studio X2 (video editing program for budget system) and other video editing softwares like pinnacle studio. Latest Microsoft Excel versions are also multi-threaded applications and one can expect better performance on this machine. Games like Far Cry 3, Resident Evil 5 etc. are good examples of multi-threaded program. Intel core i3-3120M comes with Intel HD 4000 graphics which supports DirectX 11. As mentioned earlier, Toshiba Satellite C55-A5311 can run many high end games in low details and setting. For instance Far cry 3, call of Duty Black ops 2, Dirt 3, Crysis 2 (it may lag after a while)

Toshiba C55-A5311 comes with 4GB memory and 50 GB hard drive for storage. The hard drive speed is 5400 rpm. Windows 8 is preinstalled on the HDD.

The 15.6” display supports native resolution of 1366 by 768 and offers 720p HD playback. Thus, if you want to watch movies in Full HD format, you need to connect your laptop with a full HD compatible display device like HDTV or HD monitor.

Toshiba Satellite C55-A5311 comes with one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI output, VGA out and RJ 45. Network connectivity is supported by Fast Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n . No Bluetooth is available. It comes with memory card reader. Since all these features are available with any mid-size budget laptop, there is nothing impressive here.

According to the manufacturer, 6-Cell 48 hrs battery pack offers up to 4 hours of battery life

Pros of Toshiba Satellite C55-A5311

Budget laptop powered by 2.5 GHz i3 processor

750 GB HDD

Cons of Toshiba Satellite C55-A5311

No bluetooth

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