Toshiba Satin Black 15.6″ Satellite C55-A5126 laptop

Toshiba Satin Black 15.6″ Satellite C55-A5126 laptop is perfect for home users and students  looking for something cheap  yet offering decent performance for typing documents, browsing web, video chat and social networking. If you are a blogger and looking for a new laptop for writing blogs and uploading to website then C55-A5216 could be a decent choice. Though it is powered by Intel Pentium 2020M, yet it offers decent support for office tasks, media encoding/decoding and light gaming.  Unless you need a laptop for running CPU intensive programs like video editing and 3D designing, it’s a solid 15.6” laptop for your consideration. It is an affordable laptop priced at around $360. Toshiba C55-A5126 comes with 4GB memory and 500GB hard drive.  It comes with a DVD burner and HD webcam. As this machine is meant for budget segment, fancy features like backlit keyboard, USB sleep and charge are not available with it. The laptop weighs around 5.13 pounds, which is slightly heavier as compared with an ultrabook, but can be carried out easily. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of Satellite C55-A5126.

Toshiba Satin Black 15.6″ Satellite C55-A5126 specification and performance 

A 2.4GHz Intel Pentium 2020M processor offers processing power to the laptop.  It is actually a third generation Intel Pentium mobile processor which uses Intel’s latest 22 nanometer manufacturing method. The performance of Intel 2020M is comparable with 4th generation Intel  Pentium 3550M processor. The processor comes with two cores. Toshiba Satellite C55-A5126 is not great for gaming, working with CAD applications and video editing but it does support streaming videos in HD format and media encoding tasks. Less demanding games like Dota 2, Gird 2, Starcraft II, Tomb Raider, Counter Strike Global offensive etc. are playable in low to medium details.  It can run old games like World of Warcraft well. The graphics is supported by integrated Intel HD graphics for Ivy Bridge.

The laptop comes with 4GB DDR3 SDRAM and maximum memory it can support is 16GB. Satellite C55-A5126 comes with 500GB hard drive which is preloaded with Windows 8.1 operating system along with a bunch of software which includes Microsoft Works 9.

The 15.6” LED backlit high definition display offers 1366 X 768 pixel resolution which is quite common in budget laptops. It supports playback of 720p content but can’t support 1080p high definition playback. There is an HDMI port. Thus users can watch full high definition laptop content in compatible HDTV and monitor.

Toshiba Satin Black C55-A5126 Satellite laptop comes with all necessary ports which include 1 USB 3.0 port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 headphone output, 1  microphone input, 1 RJ-45 Ethernet port, 1 VGA port, 1 HDMI port. There is one SD card reader as well. Network connectivity is supported by Fast Ethernet and Wireless 802.11 b/g/n.

Model C55-A5126 comes with 6 cell, 48whr  lithium ion battery which offers around 4 hours of battery life for basic tasks. The battery life depends upon the type of computing tasks performed on the machine.

Pros of Toshiba Satin Black 15.6″ Satellite C55-A5126

Solid, decent performance for office Suite and multimedia tasks

Inexpensive

USB 3.0

Cons of Satellite C55A5126

Not touch enabled

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