Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5382

Aesthetically, there is nothing new in Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5382 laptop but the price it comes with may turn your head.  It looks like its other siblings but this AMD A4-5000 quad core equipped laptop will be available around $250, during Black Friday. Currently it is listed with $400 at Staples. This is not a touch screen laptop. Other features, like memory and storage, coming with the laptop are of standard capacity. Toshiba C55D-A5382 is integrated with a 500GB, 5400 rpm hard drive and 4 GB memory.  It is integrated with DVD burner as optical drive. There are USB 3.0 ports as well.  The drawback of the machine is that it doesn’t offer Bluetooth support. To know more about the performance of the laptop read the brief review of Toshiba satellite C55D-A5382.

Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5382 performance and specification

AMD A4-5000 is a quad core processor and each core operates with 1.5 GHz. There is no way to overclock the processor as it operates with fixed frequency of 1.5 GHz. The laptop comes with 2 MB of RAM. Though low clock speed may affect performance of single threaded programs like downloading iTunes, using Lame for media conversion, still users can work with these programs along with regular computer work, like typing documents, emailing, video chat and social media interaction. It also offers casual photo and video editing. The four cores aid in multitasking as well. If you are looking for the laptop for small office, you can consider Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5382 as well. It can easily run presentation software like PowerPoint, spreadsheet and compress large files.

When it comes to gaming, Toshiba C55D-A5382 comes with Integrated Radeon HD 8330 graphics which can run almost all current games but in low details and setting. Games like Call of Duty black ops 2, Battlefield 3, Bioshock  Infinite,  Tomb raider, Skyrim etc can be played at around 20 fps. However, low end games like Starcraft II heart of the swarm, F1 2013, Fifa 14 etc are playable is medium  to high setting. Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5382 can run HD videos seamlessly. Compared with AMD E-300 accelerated processor, it offers better performance,

The laptop comes with 4 GB DDR3 RAM, which is upgradable up to 16 GB. The 500 GB SATA hard drive is preloaded with Windows 8. There is no SSD and we can’t expect a SSD or hard drive with SSD cache at this price.

15.6” HD LED backlit display panel comes with native 1366 by 768 resolution, which supports 720p video playback.

Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5382 incorporates 2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0, HDMI output, VGA out, RJ 45 jack and audio jacks.  When it comes to network connectivity, the device offers fast Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n wi-fi

The 6 cell 48Wh Lithium Ion battery pack offers up to 5 hours of battery life, on single charge.

Pros of Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5382

Inexpensive (considering Black Friday Sale price)

500 GB hard drive

USB 3.0 port

Cons of Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5382

No Bluetooth

No Touchscreen

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