As we already know, there are many affordable laptop that designed for student, family or other entry level users that you can get for price under $500. Most of them has a decent performance for basic computing tasks and some light multimedia tasks, but if you are preferred with Toshiba Satellite performance, the Toshiba Satellite C55-A5369 laptop is probably will be fits all of your needs.
Yeah, comes with third generation of Intel Ivy Bridge “Intel Core i3-3110M” dual core 2.4GHZ processor as the heart with Mobile Intel HM76 Express for chipset, Toshiba Satellite C55A5369 is not the most powerful 15.6 inch laptop on the market. But with a 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM and the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 as the operating system, this machine still can produces more than enough power for daily use. You can still can handle daily worksheets job, Power Point, rich internet browsing, watch HD video and more everyday jobs with ease.
Under the hood, the 500GB SATA Disk Drive that has spinning speed of 5400 rpm also gives plenty of storage capacity. You can store more than thousand of movies and video files without need to buy an external drive. The integrated Mobile Intel HD graphics as graphics engine also gives the graphics performance you will need for light home editing video or play casual modern games. If needed, you can also store your files into multimedia card that supports for SD, SDXC, microSD, SDHC, MMC and more formats.
In term of design, the Satellite C55A5369 laptop is looks identical to the Satellite C55-A5311 15.6 inch budget friendly laptop. On the center of premium look silver plastic lid, there is a small Toshiba logo on the corner that makes it looks solid. On the interior, this model brings satin black color that finished with Toshiba Trax Horizon design. The 5.4 lbs laptop has dimension in 9.5 x 14 x 1.4 inches. Yeah, it still slightly bulky and thicker than common 15.6 inch laptop from other brand, but if you have a big shoulder, the C55-A5369 laptop still perfect for occasional business travel companion.
The machine also boasts a 15.6 inch High definition display and can produces maximum internal resolution around at 1366 x 768 pixels. There is also Toshiba TruBrite technology that offers good color for 720p video playback and bright images. On the top of glossy black bezel, the High Definition web camera that incorporated with internal digital microphone allows user to keep in touch with family and friends. If you want to share your video or movies with other family members or friends, the HDMI port on the right edge is perfect to connect into HDTV.
Above the black full sized keyboard, you will find stereo speakers grill that optimized by DTS Sound technology. Yeah, this is not a multimedia laptop, but you still will gets rich sound and clear audio for music and video. Like its predecessor, the keyboard also has a full numeric keypad on the right side. Its mean, you can work faster when handle document, spreadsheets and Microsoft Excel applications.
Of course, like common Satellite laptop on its series, the Satellite C55-A5369 also equipped with full rage of port interface features, including headphone jack, microphone-in jack, single USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 port, VGA port, HDMI port, RJ 45 port for Ethernet LAN and Kensington lock slot. Other features are 10/100 Ethernet LAN, high-speed 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN and few preinstalled applications, such as Adobe Reader, HDD Recovery, Trial version of Microsoft Office, Norton Internet Security, TOSHIBA Video Player, TOSHIBA eco Utility, Recovery Disk Creator and more.
So, what do you think? Yeah, this is not a most powerful machine. The entry level of Intel Core i3-3110M as the heart also has lower speed than latest 4th Intel Haswell “Intel Core i3-4010U” platform that you can found on the Lenovo Flex 15-59387556 15.6 inch convertible laptop. But, if the price is you big concern and you only need a decent laptop for daily use, Toshiba Satellite C55-A5369 is still a great laptop and brings great value for your money.