If you only have a small budget to buy new laptop, but need a reliable machine for daily use, we think you should consider to buying Toshiba Satellite C55-A5302. Yeah, like common Toshiba Satellite C55 lineup, the Satellite C55-A5302 laptop is an entry level laptop that designed for home and student user that needs a decent laptop for day to day mobile computing tasks.
Physically, this model is comes with a plastic material for casing, but not cheap-looking plastic. The Satin black color for exterior and keyboard deck with Trax Horizon finish design make it looks more solid than they competitors. On the bottom right corner of black lid, the chrome Toshiba logo offers good looking and premium appearance. Yeah, similar to the Satellite C55-A5369 budget laptop, the Toshiba Satellite C55A5302 laptop is not a slim and light machine. Measures in 9.5 x 15 x 1.4 inches with weighs around at 5.3 lbs, the 15.6 inch inexpensive laptop still comfortable for travel companion.
As the heart of the machine, the Intel Pentium 2020M “Ivy Bridge” processor with two cores offer a clock rates at 2.4GHZ. Paired with 6GB of DDR3 SDRAM and preinstalled with Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit version for operating system, this laptop still provides decent performance and fast office and light multimedia tasks, even for multithread applications. If you preferred, you can also expand the Random Access Memory (RAM) up to 16GB of DDR3 RAM for faster and smoother multitasking performance.
Like other Pentium 2020M laptop’s from other brand, Toshiba Satellite C55-A5302 laptop also integrated with Intel HD graphics as graphics engine. Yeah, this is not supported for play modern 3D games but still has enough performance for streaming movies from Netflix and watch 720p HD video playback. You also still can makes a video slide presentation or play casual games. Like the predecessor, the 15.6 inch High Definition TFT widescreen display with LED Backlit and Toshiba’s TruBrite technology also can produces maximum resolution at 1366 x 768 pixels.
The Toshiba C55-A5302 laptop equipped with a 500GB of Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive with drive rotation at 5,400 rpm, provides a spacious of storage space for all your files. On the front edge, the multimedia card reader slot that compatible with SDXC, microSD, SD, SDHC, miniSD and MMC cards allows user to transfer their files into other compatible device, such as smartphone, tablet or digital camera. On the left side, the DVD Super Multi (Double Layer) drive is perfect for load more applications from CDs or movies from DVD’s cassette.
Yeah, this is an inexpensive laptop, but still equipped with all essential port. There are microphone jack, headphone jack, pair of USB 2.0 port, VGA port, RJ port and HDMI port to share video and photos into external HDTV. Built into bezel, the 0.9 megapixel web camera that integrated with digital microphone is perfect to keep in touch with your family or friends when you on the occasional trips. Other features are Adobe Reader, Internet Security, PC Health Monitor, Eco Utility, Desktop assist and more.
Furthermore, the C55-A5302 also equipped with 10/100 Ethernet LAN, Kensington lock slot, 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN (support up to 150Mbps internet speed) and dual stereo speakers that placed above the Matt Black tile keyboard brings clear and loud audio for both music and videos, thanks to DTS Sound technology. So, what do you think? If you are on the market for sub-$300 laptop, Toshiba Satellite C55-A5302 laptop is now available with a starting price around at $299 and 1 year warranty.