Toshiba Satellite C55T-A5103 laptop offers good features and value for money. This is a touch screen laptop which offers plenty of hard drive space. However, the build quality of the laptop is average. Powered by Intel core i3-4000M, this 15.6” laptop allows us working with Microsoft office, web browsing, emailing, social networking and watching videos. Toshiba C55T-A5103 is not a gaming laptop but it is useful for casual gaming and can run games available in Windows App store. Resource consuming tasks like photo editing, converting media files, compressing files etc. can be done in this machine. The price of the laptop is $490 approx. Satellite C55T-A5103 weighs around 5.3lbs which is not very light in weight. Other necessary features like optical drive, HDMI and USB 3.0 port are present in this laptop. This laptop is suitable for home, home office & students. As this laptop has entry level processor and integrated graphics, CPU hungry programs like animation and 3D modeling will hardly run on it. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of this laptop:
Toshiba Satellite C55T-A5103 specification and performance
Toshiba Satellite C55T-A5103 is powered by 4th generation/Haswell Intel core i3-4000M dual core processor which is hyper- threading enabled and 2 cores can process 4 threads at a time. Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 is the only graphics options available with this laptop. Compared with earlier Intel core i3-3110M processor, which also operates with 2.4GHz, i3-4000M is 5%-8% faster. However, its graphics performance is much better than earlier generation integrated graphics. Still users will hardly be able to play power hungry PC games like Titanfall, Thief or Battlefield 4. But it can run games like Dota 2, Gird 2, Fifa 14, SimCity in low to medium details and setting. The laptop can stream high definition videos smoothly. The graphics is dual display capable.
Toshiba C55T-A5103 comes with 4GB DDR3L RAM and 750GB, 5400rpm hard drive. The hard drive is preinstalled with Windows 8.1 operating system along with 1-month trial version of Microsoft Office 365. It doesn’t come with a Hybrid drive. The machine is meant to be a budget notebook, so you can’t expect all high end features from this laptop.
The 15.6” LED backlit high definition display offers 1366 X 768 pixels resolution which means it can supports 720p HD playback but cannot playback 1080p contest. To compensate, there is an HDMI port, which can be used to view FHD laptop content by connecting your laptop to a compatible TV or monitor.
The laptop comes with all necessary ports which include 2USB 2.0, 1USB 3.0, SD card reader, HDMI, VGA and audio port. Network connectivity is supported by Fast Ethernet and Wireless-N. Bluetooth is not enabled though.
6 cell lithium ion battery offers 2 to 5 hours of battery life, depending upon usage.
Pros of Toshiba Satellite C55T-A5103
Inexpensive touch screen laptop
Large hard drive
Cons of Toshiba C55T-A5103