Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5120 is integrated with all new AMD E2-3800 accelerated processor and is designed for basic computing (home and students). Though AMD E2-3800 accelerated processor or APU is a quad core processor still it operates with low clock speed of 1.3GHz which may cause performance bottleneck to certain extent. However, if your computing requirement is limited to typing documents, web browsing and social networking then Toshiba C55D-A5120 could be a decent choice. It would not be prudent to use it as a gaming laptop. Some low end games, however, can be played on this laptop. The main attraction of this machine is its price which is considerably low. Toshiba C55DA5120 costs you around $330 (Wal-mart). Features like 4GB RAM and 500GB hard drive are pretty standard nowadays and are available with all entry level laptops. Again, it is not a touch screen laptop. This laptop comprises of all the ports and network connectivity options which we can expect from a budget laptop. There is an integrated SuperMulti DVD Drive as well. Here is a brief review of specifications and expected performance of this laptop.
Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5120 performance and specification
Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5120 is powered by AMD E2-3800 quad core accelerated processor which operates with 1.3GHz and has 2MB of cache memory. The laptop offers integrated AMD Radeon HD 8280 graphics which shares system memory. The graphics is part of APU system. User can’t expect high end performance from this laptop. However, it supports day to day computing. If you need a laptop for video editing or want to play latest PC games then you should look for a high end model.
Satellite C55D-A5120 comes with 4GB DDR3 SDRAM and max memory supported by it is 16GB. It comes with 500GB 5400rpm hard drive. There is no SSD available with this laptop. But you can’t expect a SSD with a laptop in price range of $300-$350. Windows 8.1 is preinstalled on the hard drive.
The 15.6” LED backlit HD display of Toshiba C55D-A5120 supports up to 1366 by 768 pixel resolution and supports 720p high definition playback. It is worth noting that the display will not be able to support 1080p contents.
Ports and connectivity features include Ethernet, one HDMI, one Headphone, one Microphone,2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0 and VGA output. There is 6 in 1 media card reader that supports various SD and MMC formats. There is a webcam as well with the laptop.
Network connectivity is supported by Fast Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n wi-fi. Bluetooth connectivity is not available with this laptop.
Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5120 comes with 6 cell lithium ion battery. User can expect up to 5 hours of battery life on single charge.
Pros of Satellite C55D-A5120
Budget laptop for basic computing
DVD Drive is present
Cons of Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5120
Not a touch screen laptop
No Blue tooth
Average battery life