At under $400, this 15.6” Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5175 is a decent, inexpensive way to get entry level laptop to your home. With 2.0 GHz AMD Quad core A6-5200, you can expect good speed for all your day to day computing needs as well as light entertainment. The 6GB memory is sufficient for uninterrupted regular multitasking. Basically, it can process typical home and office tasks like typing documents, internet, video chat, watching video, as well as multimedia tasks like encoding and decoding audio video and casual gaming with ease. However, non-touch display and average build quality may disappointment some of the potential buyers. Toshiba C55D-A5175 includes features like HDMI and USB 3.0 ports. It comes with DVD burner as optical drive. The weight of this laptop is around 5.3lbs which is not heavy for its size but not too light either. The 15.6” Satellite C55D-A5175 doesn’t support full high definition playback. It is hard to expect this kind of feature from under $400 laptop. The laptop is currently offered by Office Max. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5175.
Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5175 specification and performance
As for performance, Toshiba C55D-A5175 laptop’s AMD A6-5200 APU offers ample performance. It has four cores and each core operates with frequency of 2 GHz. The APU or accelerated processor comes with Integrated AMD Radeon HD 8400 graphics which supports casual gaming. It can convert media files without any issue. It also supports PC gaming and can stream videos smoothly. Games like F1, Fifa 14, Dead space 3, SimCity will run in low to medium resolution and details. But you will barely be able to see more than 20 fps for high end games like Battlefield 4, Assassin´s Creed IV: Black Flag. However, users can play most of the paid or free games available at Windows App store. Some old games like World of Warcraft is playable in this laptop.
Satellite C55D-A5175 comes with 6GB DDR3 memory which works with 1333MHz speed. The 500GB hard drive operates with 5400rpm speed.
15.6″ widescreen HD LED Backlit display supports maximum display resolution of 1366×768 in 16:9 aspect ratio which supports playback of 720p content but not 1080p content. With the help of HDMI port, you can watch full high definition laptop content in compatible HDTV and monitor.
Toshiba Satellite C55-A5175 has a complete configuration that makes it a useful laptop for home and school work. It comes with a built-in DVD burner, three USB ports (one of which is USB 3.0), HDMI, RJ 45 , VGA, audio ports and an SD card slot. It supports Fast Ethernet and 802.11 N Wi-Fi. It doesn’t offer Bluetooth support.
Pros of Toshiba Satellite C55-A5175
Decent non-touch laptop for home and students
6 GB memory
Cons of Toshiba Satellite C55-A5175
No touch screen