The Toshiba Satellite S55-A5236 is a very good copetitor in the 15-inch line of laptops mainly because it has great specs which consists of a Haswell processor along with a decent amount of Ram and a price point that is below $1000.
The Haswell processor onboard is an Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4 GHz quad-core one, with 6MB of Level 3 cache, the system also consists of 16GB of DDR3 SDRAM which is my opinion is overkill as Toshiba could have put an 8GB Ram(which would have been enough as this is not a gaming machine) and lowered the price a little to give the laptop some edge against the competition
The Satellite S55-A5236 has a 15.6-inch TruBrite LED backlit dispay capable of a max resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels which in my opinoin is pretty low-res for a laptop for this high of a price point, the laptop should atleast have had a 1600 x 900 display which would have been adequate. The display is powered by an Intel HD Graphics 4600 GPU which is fairly decent but not anything to write about, the laptop also has an HDMI out so you can watch your videos on a bigger screen if you desire.
Toshiba have fitted the Satellite S55-A5236 with a 1TB 5400rpm SATA Hard drive which will be sufficient for almost any user who likes to store his data which can also include HD videos on his laptop, the laptop also comes with a DVD-SuperMulti drive which will be a welcome addition for users who still have to use DVD’s for software or games installation or for video playback.
The Toshiba Satellite S55-A5236 comes in an Ice silver Color with a brushed aluminum finish which gives it a nice look, the laptop has a supposed battery life of up to 3.95 hours which will most likely be around 2.5 hours for heavy usage. The laptop weighs in at 5.3 lbs and is powered by the latest Windows 8 OS.
For its price the Toshiba Satellite S55-A5236 is a very good laptop and I can’t think of a better alternate to this machine at this price, so if you are planning to buy a sub-$1000 Haswell laptop this is a very good choice for you.
Toshiba Satellite S55-A5236 Featured Specs
• Intel Core i7-4700MQ (quad-core, 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz, 6MB Level 3 cache)
• 15.6-inch TruBrite LED backlit dispay (1366 x 768 pixels)
• Intel HD Graphics 4600
• 1TB 5400rpm SATA HDD
• 16GB DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM
• DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)
• Harman/Kardon stereo speakers
• 1 x HDMI output
• 1x USB 2.0 with Sleep and Charge
• 2 x USB 3.0
• 1 x RGB
• 1 x microphone-in with Sleep and Music
• 1 x headphone-out
• Card reader
• 802.11b/g/n WLAN
• Gigabit Ethernet LAN with RJ45 port
• HD web camera with microphone
• 4-cell 43Whr Lithium-ion battery
• Batery Life: up to 3.95 hours
• Weight: 5.3 lbs
• Ice silver Color in brushed aluminum
• Windows 8
Price and availability of the Toshiba Satellite S55-A5236 in USA
The Toshiba Satellite S55-A5236 is priced at $949 and you can buy it from Toshiba Direct.
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