Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5240NR

Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5240NR is a Windows 8 based affordable laptop which has been unveiled recently.  With sticker price of $310, at Amazon, it immediately catches attention of laptop buyers as it is a full-size laptop, with Windows 8 operating system, coming from a respected manufacturer. However, expectation from this laptop is very limited. It is a good laptop for day to day jobs but it is not suitable for high end jobs.

Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5240NR specs 

Toshiba C55D-A5240NR is installed with E-Series Dual-Core E1-1200 processor which comes with 1.4 GHz frequency. This is an entry level AMD processor. Comparatively, it is little speedy over similar clocked Intel Atom processor but still has limited abilities. The graphics is inbuilt Radeon HD 7310 graphics. With help of 4GB RAM it allows you to play low end games like Sims 3 but high end games are not playable at all.

Toshiba satellite C55D-A5240NR offers 500GB hard drive which is enough storage for a daily user. It comes with Windows 8 operating system. User may find some initial difficulties to compute in Windows 8 environment. My personal opinion is that Windows 8 is more suitable for touch screen computers. The screen resolution offered in this model is 1366*768 pixel native resolution that supports 720p resolution.

The laptop offers 3 USB ports – one high speed USB 3. 0 and two USB 2.0 ports, Built-in microphone, Headphone jack (stereo), Built-in stereo speakers. When it comes to networking it offers both Fast Ethernet and wi-fi.

Toshiba always tries to offer comfortable computing at affordable price and Toshiba satellite C55D-A5240NR is no exception to this tradition. Exterior finish is Trax horizon accents throughout. HD webcam and DVD driver are also there. When it comes to video streaming, it is difficult to run video in HD environment as the basic specs are not high end. The laptop is simply good for those who need machine for typing, email and surfing web.

This laptop comes with 6 cell lithium ion battery which offers up to 4 hours of battery life, depending upon usage.

As far as customers’ review is concerned, there is mixed opinion regarding the Toshiba C55D-A5240NR. Most of them find difficulties with Windows 8 initially.

Pros of Toshiba satellite C55D-A5240NR

Affordable price

Enough storage

Cons of C55D-A5240NR

Slow performance

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