Toshiba satellite C55-A5386 is Core i3-3120M equipped laptop which is listed at $299 (available during Blackfriday weekend) at OfficeMax . There is no doubt that this price is very attractive but it is important to know if it is worth the value. Let us discuss the laptop’s specifications. This Toshiba Satellite model can accomplish day to day tasks easily and can stream HD videos without any glitch. Those who want a laptop for light gaming will be happy with this machine. Only disadvantage with this laptop is that it is not a touch screen laptop. Toshiba C55-A5386 is suitable for office work as well. It can handle spreadsheets processing, working with presentations, compressing large file, video chatting etc. If you are going to use this laptop for video editing and 3D designing then you need to choose a high end laptop, for instance Toshiba satellite S55-A5376. Toshiba satellite C55-A5386 comes with 4GB memory and 500 GB hard drive and offers DVD burner as optical drive. Here is a brief review about this machine
Toshiba satellite C55-A5386 specifications and performance
Intel core i3-3120M dual core processor offers processing power to Toshiba C55-A5386 laptop. The processor is Intel’s 3rd generation/ivy bridge processor. It operates with 2.5 GHz frequency. The high clock speed can handle single threaded applications very well. Typing in word, browsing internet, itunes are example of single threaded applications. As the processor is Hyperthreading enabled, it will handle multithreaded programs well than any similar clocked Pentium processor. Aside from day to day tasks, user can work with Adobe Photoshop for photo editing. C55-A5386 supports small video editing as well. When it comes to gaming, user can play Far cry 3, Bioshock infinite, Spec ops, Team Fortress 2, Minecraft, Planetside 2, Sleeping Dogs, Dirt Showdown and NFS most wanted are playable in low to medium details and setting. Overall, Toshiba Satellite C55-A5386 will suit those who want to increase their regular computing productivity and want light entertainment as well.
Toshiba C55A5386 comes with 4 GB memory and 500 GB hard drive space. The hard drive operates with 5400 rpm speed and is preloaded with Windows 8 operating system.
The 15.6” HD TruBrite LED Backlit display of Toshiba satellite C55-A5386 offers native 1366 by 768 pixel resolution which supports 720p video playback.
Like other Satellite C55 models, it also offers 2 USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 port, HDMI out, VGA out , audio jack and RJ 45 LAN jack. Network connectivity is supported by fast Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n
6 cell 48whr battery offers up to 4 hours of battery life on single charge
Pros of Toshiba C55-A5386
Inexpensive laptop with 2.5 GHz i3 processor
Cons of Toshiba satellite C55-A5386
Not a touch screen laptop