Toshiba Satellite C55T-A5314 is a decent touch screen laptop that comes with standard features like core i3 processor and 4 GB memory. 750GB hard drive is offered with the laptop which means great amount of storage space is available with this Satellite model. Inexpensive and simple, Toshiba C55T-A5314 is able to meet requirements of basic computing like processing documents, checking email, staying up with social media, video chatting, browsing the web and watching high definition videos. Beside this, buyer can use this laptop for occasional photo editing and casual gaming as well. Students can also consider this Toshiba Touch screen laptop if they don’t intend to use high CPU or GPU intensive programs like extensive video editing, animation and 3D rendering. Other features, like USB 3.0 port and HD webcam, are available with system which is standard for budget laptops. Currently, Toshiba Satellite C55T-A5314 is listed with price of $450 (approx).
Toshiba Satellite C55T-A5314 specification and performance
Toshiba Satellite C55T-A5314 is a mainstream laptop and is powered by Intel core i3-3120M, which is a dual core processor with Hyperthreading technology. Each core operates with 2.5 GHz and can handle two threads at a time. Unlike core i3-3127u or core i3-3227u processors, it offers more performance as core i3-3210M operates with much higher frequency. Due to high frequency, single threaded application will also perform well along with multithreaded programs. For instance, media encoding softwares like ITunes and Lame, which are single threaded programs, perform well on this laptop. Toshiba Satellite C55T-A5314 would make a worthy companion for small and home office. Users can create presentations, compressing large files and work with spreadsheet and documents.
When it comes to gaming, many current games are playable in this laptop. However, most games are playable in low to medium details and settings only. Toshiba C55T-A5314 comes with Intel HD 4000 graphics which is Directx11 capable. Buyer can run games like Call of Duty Black ops 2, NFS most wanted, Dirt 3, Far cry 3, Bioshock Infinite, Skyrim, Tomb Raider etc., in low settings with around 20-30fps.But it is hard to play Battlefield 4 with this processor and graphics combination. Intel HD 4000 is the only graphics option for the machine.
Toshiba Satellite C55T-A5314 is integrated with 4 GB memory which can be expanded up to 16GB. 750GB SATA drives works with 5400 rpm and Windows 8 preloaded on to it.
15.6” LED-backlit TFT HD widescreen touch-screen display offers 1366 x 768 resolution and supports up to 720p HD content. The display panel doesn’t support Full HD. However, with the help of HDMI port, users can connect the laptop with full HD compatible TV or Monitor and watch contents in FHD resolution.
Toshiba Satellite C55T-A5314 offers 1 USB 3.0 port and 2 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI output, VGA output, audio jack and LAN jack. There is a card slot which offers Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, SDXC, miniSD, microSD and MultiMediaCard formats. Network connectivity is supported by Fast Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n wi-fi.
It comes with standard 6 cell lithium ion battery which offers up to 4.5 hours ( approx.) of battery life on single charge
Pros of Toshiba Satellite C55T-A5314
Affordable Touch Screen laptop
750 GB hard drive
USB 3.0 port
Cons of Toshiba Satellite C55T-A5314