Toshiba satellite C55-A5384 is a core i3 equipped new laptop from Toshiba which is available at Staples at a price of $360. Though it is a non touch laptop yet it has all the features that a regular laptop comes with. Additionally, it houses a USB 3.0 port and has Bluetooth support. Toshiba C55-A5384 is definitely meant to enhance productivity. Being equipped with 2.5 GHz Intel core i3-3120M processor, it delivers performance not only for regular computing but for other tasks like photo editing, making presentations, HD video playback, large file compression, converting media and casual gaming, as well. So if you are a home user or a student, this laptop could be a good choice. It seems Staples doesn’t want to stay behind Best Buy, during Black Friday Sales, when it comes to providing amazing computer deals. Here is a brief review about Toshiba satellite C55-A5384
Toshiba satellite C55-A5384 specification and performance
Intel core i3-3120M is a dual core processor and each core operates with 2.5 GHz frequency. It comes with 3 MB of L3 cache. Core i3-3120M is one step advance version of core i3-3110M processor. Both processors are hyperthreading enabled. There will be no notable difference in the performance of these two processors. With Toshiba Satellite C55-A5384, users can edit photos, make presentation files, create and print PDF files and do audio/video conversion. As far as gaming is concerned, current games are playable in low to medium details and settings on the laptop. However, the performance depends upon how cpu or gpu intensive these games are. The laptop comes with Intel HD 4000 graphics. User can play StarCraft II heart of the swarm with medium details and setting but battlefield 3 would run in low details and setting with around 20fps. While playing GTA IV you will get around 20 fps with fraps. Other games like Battlefield 3, Far Cry 3 are hard to play in this laptop, even at low details and setting.
Toshiba satellite C55-A5384 comes with 4 GB DDR3 1600 MHz memory and the memory can be expanded up to 16 GB. The laptop comes with 500 GB, 5400 rpm hard drive. Windows 8 is preinstalled on the hard drive. 15.6” diagonal widescreen TruBrite TFT display comes with 1366 x 768 native resolution which supports 720p video playback.
Toshiba C55 A5384 offers 1-USB (3.0) port, 2-USB (2.0) ports, HDMI output port, RGB port, Headphone jack (stereo), Memory Card Reader. It comes with HD Webcam and Microphone. Network connectivity includes Fast Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n wi-fi and Bluetooth 4.0
According to the manufacturer, 6 cell 48 whr battery offers up to 4 hours of battery life.
Pros of Toshiba Satellite C55-A5384
Inexpensive laptop with core i3 processor
USB 3.0 port
Cons of Toshiba Satellite C55-A5384
Not a touch screen laptop