Toshiba, the Japanese based company has added new family in the Satellite C55 line up with Toshiba Satellite C55-A5204 15.6 inch laptop. Comes with third generation of Intel Ivy Bridge platform and integrated Intel HD graphics, this laptop gives plenty of power and smooth performance for day to day mobile computing tasks. If you are a student, home users or small business users that need a reliable decent machine for daily use, the Satellite C55-A5204 is a good choice, especially if you are not want to break the bank.
Yeah, the Satellite C55-A5204 laptop gives a fast and seamless office and light multimedia performance, but do not expect it to handle the most demanding multimedia or play modern games in high resolution. The Intel Core i3-3120M dual core processor that features a 3 MB L3-Cache, clocked at 2.5GHZ as the heart and a 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM with Mobile Intel HM76 Express Chipset is not the most powerful configuration on this class, but still delivers more than enough performance to streaming video or movies, rich internet browsing, create or edit business document and handle most other common office applications with ease.
Inside, the machine also integrated with Intel HD graphics and boasts a 15.6 inch High Definition TFT widescreen display with support a 1366 x 768 pixel native resolution. Similar to the Satellite C55-A5246 model, the newest Toshiba Satellite C55 series also comes with a TruBrite and LED-backlit technology, provides fairly bright images and natural color for photo and 720p video playback. Yeah, its have a decent graphics performance for light multimedia tasks, but it’s not supported to play high resolution games and other serious multimedia tasks, such as Photoshop or Auto CAD applications.
Speaking of design, Toshiba Satellite C55-A5204 looks identical to the previous model. It also comes with a high quality “Satin Black” plastic for interior and Trax Horizon finish for exterior. There is also a Toshiba’s black keyboard which offers fast and secure typing session, along with Touch pad with Multi-touch supports. In term of size, the 5.4 lbs laptop which has dimension 9.5 x 15 x 1.4 inches is not the slimmest and lightest 15.6 inch laptop, but we believe this is still can fit perfectly in your carry bag and easy to carry around with you.
Built into bezel, the High Definition web camera that integrated with digital microphone allows users to make a high quality face to face video communications with family and friends wherever they go. Above the keyboard, you will find a stereo speakers grill that supports DTS sound technology, offers fairly crisp and loud audio reproduction. For storage, the 500GB of SATA Hard Disk Drive which has spinning speed offers spacious of storage capacity, more than enough to store more than 260 hours of video files or hundreds of thousands of MP3 files. You can also burn your video, music and other files into CDs or DVDs formats, thanks to a DVD Super Multi drive with double-layer support that located on the left side.
Around the edges, there are a wide range of port interface, includes a 3.5mm headphone jack, 3.5mm microphone jack, single USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 port, VGA port, Security Cable Lock Slot, HDMI port and RJ 45 port for Ethernet LAN, along with a multimedia card reader that located on the bottom of front side and supports SD, DC, SDXC, microSD, miniSD, and MMC formats. Other specifications are 10/100 Ethernet LAN, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n Wireless networking and a 6-cell Lithium Ion battery that can produces more than 4 hours of battery life on single charge.
Like common Satellite budget friendly laptop, the Satellite C55-A5204 laptop also preinstalled with few Toshiba’s applications, such as Hard Disk Drive recovery, Recovery Disk Creator, WildTangent and more. So, what do you think? If you are a budget conscious costumer that needs a reliable machine for daily use, Toshiba Satellite C55-A5204 is now available in major retailers with a starting price around at $370 with 1 year limited warranty. If you are a Toshiba fan who preferred with AMD’s performance, we recommend you to consider buying Toshiba Satellite PSCBUU-003007 15.6 inch laptop that powered by AMD A6-4400M processor and integrated with AMD Radeon HD 7520G as graphics engine.