Toshiba Satellite C55-A5281 is a new mid-ranged Budget Laptop from Toshiba and mostly aimed at students and people who just want to get their simple work done like checking emails, browsing, word processing etc. The system has an Intel Pentium 2020M 2.40GHz Processor alongwith 6 GB of DDR3 memory which is pretty good considering the price point, the memory is Upgradable up to 16 GB if you need it but it wont do you much good to do that because of the under-powered processor on this machine.
The Satellite C55-A5281 has a 15.6-inch TruBrite LED Backlit display which has a max resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels which is pretty standard for a mid-priced laptop, the display is powered by an Intel HD Graphics GPU which is pretty low in terms of power but you cant expect much from a mid-priced laptop especially when it has good memory and a good hard drive. Speaking of hard drives, the laptop has a 750 GB 5400 rpm Serial ATA HDD for user data storage which is pretty sufficient for most users, it also has a DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer) for users who still need it to install new software or games.
The Toshiba Satellite C55-A5281 weighs in at 5.3 lbs which is normal for any laptop in this price range and officially has a battery Life up to 4.15 hours(although in real life it will be around 2 – 3 hours) which is pretty good considering it has an older generation processor which were not very energy efficient. Other specs of the laptop include a USB 3.0 port which is a good addition considering the laptop’s price, 2 USB 2.0 ports, an RGB out for output on older monitors, an HDMI out, Card reader, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n a HD webcam and 10/100 Ethernet LAN.
The Toshiba Satellite C55-A5281 Laptop has pretty decent specs for the price it is going for and we haven’t reviewed many laptops that can beat these specs for these prices, the only complains we have with this laptop are the GPU and the processor so if you are looking for options in that department you can go for the Acer Aspire V5-571P-6698 Laptop which has 8GB ram and almost identical specs for the same price, or you can go for the HP Pavilion 15-e021nr which has a slightly better Processor and GPU for a little less.
Update The price of the Toshiba Satellite C55-A5281 has been cut down to $385 now and hence it is now a very good buy.
Toshiba Satellite C55-A5281 Featured Specs
• Intel Pentium 2020M (2MB Cache, 2.40GHz) Processor
• 15.6-inch TruBrite LED Backlit display (1366 x 768 pixels)
• 750 GB 5400 rpm Serial ATA HDD
• 6 GB DDR3 1600 MHz, Upgradable up to 16 GB
• DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)
• Built-in stereo speakers
• Intel HD Graphics
• 1 x RGB
• 1 x HDMI
• 1 x USB 3.0
• 2 x USB 2.0
• 1 x microphone-in
• 1 x headphone-out
• Card reader
• Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
• 10/100 Ethernet LAN
• HD webcam with built-in microphone
• Battery Life: up to 4.15 hours
• Weight: starting at 5.3 lbs
• Windows 8
Price and availability of the Toshiba Satellite C55-A5281 in USA
The Toshiba Satellite C55-A5281 Laptop is priced at $385 and you can buy it from Amazon.
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