Toshiba satellite C55-A5387 is a budget laptop that comes with Intel core i5-3230M processor. Though it is not a touch screen laptop still the features it is offering, for its price, is amazing (during black Friday Sale it will be available at around $380). This laptop comes with 6 GB memory and 500GB hard drive. It also offers Bluetooth support. There is a DVD burner as well. Even though it is not integrated with a dedicated graphics still Intel HD 4000 graphics offer enough power to run current games, in low to medium details. If you are in need of a laptop for photo editing, high definition video editing or for entry level 3D designing, you can consider Toshiba satellite C55-A5387. However, for heavy video editing, you would need a laptop with higher specs. Premium features like backlit keyword, full high definition display panel and display ports are not available with this laptop. At this price, it is difficult to provide such features for a manufacturer. Here is a brief review about Toshiba satellite C55-A5387.
Toshiba satellite C55-A5387 specification and performance
Toshiba satellite C55-A5387 is equipped with Intel core i5-3230M processor which is a dual core processor and operates with 2.6 GHz. The processor can Turboboost up to 3.2 GHz and is integrated with Intel HD 4000 graphics. With 6 GB memory, buyers can use this laptop for running photo and video editing software like Photoshop, Illustrator, premiere pro, Blender and similar other applications. In fact, user can work with AutoCAD , Revit , 3Ds Max and other 3D modeling software like Rhino3D. However, if you are working with these media software then adding an extra 2GB memory to the laptop would improve the performance.
Toshiba C55-A5387 is also able to run current games but all games will not be playable in high details and settings. Users can play games like Battlefield 3 and 4, call of Duty Black ops 2, Need for speed Most wanted, Batman: Arkham Origins, Fifa 14, Total War: Rome II, Saints Row IV, Dota 2 and Tomb Raider. As told earlier, users need to change setting and details, as all game will not run in high details and settings.
The laptop comes with 6 GB DDR3 PC3-12800 memory, which can be expanded up to 16 GB. 500 GB hard drive comes preinstalled with Windows 8 operating system.
The display panel of Toshiba satellite C55-A5387 offers 1366 X 768 pixel resolution, which means it will support 720p play back only. Full HD or 1080p playback will not be supported on this display. However, there is an HDMI port available and user can connect 1080p HDTV with the laptop to view full high definition contents.
Ports and connectivity features include 1 USB 3.0; 2 USB 2.0; 1 HDMI; 1 VGA port, memory card reader, audio jack and Ethernet port. The network is supported by Fast Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n wi-fi. Bluetooth support is available with the machine.
According to manufacturer, the battery offers 4 hours of battery life on single charge.
Pros of Toshiba satellite C55-A5387
Inexpensive (considering current price of $429 at Office Depot)
6 GB memory
USB 3.0 port
Cons of Toshiba satellite C55-A5387
Not a touch screen laptop