Toshiba Satellite C55-B5100 Notebook Mini Review and Specifications. Do you really need a new Toshiba laptop to use in office, home and school? If you are on the tight budget and preferred with Intel Pentium laptop’s performance, you should consider to buying the sub-$250 Satellite C55-B5100 15.6 inch notebook. Yeah, this is not a mainstream laptop. But with the Intel Celeron N2840 Bay Trail-M dual-core processor as the heart that combined with 4GB of RAM and newest Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing for the operating system, Toshiba Satellite C55-B5100 laptop provides decent performance you will need for running Office software, watch HD video, play casual games and more.
Similar to the Satellite C55-B5290 15.6 inch laptop was released few months ago, Toshiba Satellite C55-B5100 also manufactured with a plastic material. The small Toshiba logo on the cover that combined with Jet black color and textured finished design make it looks more strong and sturdy than they really are. Of course, as the Satellite series, the C55-B5100 laptop also comes with Premium US keyboard which has 10-numeric keypad for working with MS Office and calculating works. The 4.85 lbs Toshiba laptop which measures just 1.05 inch thick not only perfect to use in office and at home, but also in school, coffee shop or when you on the go.
Powered by the newest Intel Bay trail-M platform, the Intel Celeron N2840 dual core processor which brings up to 2.58 GHz of clock rates, Toshiba Satellite C55B5100 laptop offered enough power you will need for day to day computing activity. The Intel Pentium dual core processor that incorporated with 4GB of DDR3L SDRAM still provides fairly fast and smooth multitasking laptop’s performance. The 64-bit of Microsoft Windows 8.1 OS also provides more reliable system for running modern office software and light entertainment applications than the previous Windows system, even for multiple tasks. You can store thousand of media files and document without need an external drive, thanks to the 500GB of SATA disk drive as the internal storage.
Toshiba Satellite C55-B5100 is may not a multimedia machine, but with the Toshiba TruBrite technology, the 15.6 inch LED-bakclit HD laptop’s display still delivers fairly crisp, clear and bright images for watching photo and video. The widescreen laptop’s display that integrated with Intel HD Graphics and supports a 1366 × 768 pixels native resolution offers enough graphics performance for playing some casual games and streaming new movies from internet in 720p resolution. Built into center of bezel, the Satellite laptop’s user can use the front facing High Definition camera with internal microphone for Skype chats or video recording.
The Satellite C55-B5100 is may a very affordable machine, but you still will find few essential connectivity features, such as Ethernet LAN, new Bluetooth v4.0 and 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN. The 4-cell Toshiba C55-B5100 laptop’s battery is may not offered longest battery life, but you still will get more than five hours of life without need to recharge the battery. Around the side, the 15.6 inch budget friendly laptop has few USB 2.0 port, RJ-45 port, HDMI port, DVD-SuperMulti drive with support CDs and DVDs cassettes and more.
So, what do you think? Yeah, the Satellite C55-B5100 is not a mainstream laptop. But with Intel Celeron N2840 Bay Trail-M dual-core processor, 4GB of RAM and more, this model still has everything you need for daily computing tasks without need breaking the bank. If you really interested, Toshiba Satellite C55-B5100 is ready now in BestBuy and more retailer with a starting price only around at $249 and 1 year warranty. If you are interesting with touch-screen laptop, we suggest you to take a look at Toshiba Satellite C55T-B5354 15.6 inch laptop with Intel Core i5-4210U processor as the heart.
Detail of Toshiba Satellite C55-B5100 Specifications
Design : Plastic material in Black with Toshiba textured resin finished design.
Processor : Intel Celeron N2840 Bay Trail-M dual-core processor
Processor Features : 1MB Cache with Intel Quick Sync and up to 2.58GHz of clock rates
Operating System : Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit version with Bing
Memory : 4GB DDR3L 1333MHz
Graphics Card : Integrated Intel HD Graphics
Hard Drive : 500GB Serial ATA Hard Drive with speeds 5400 RPM
Display : 15.6 inch LED Backlit High Definition Widescreen Display
Display features : Toshiba TruBrite technology with a native 1366 × 768 pixels resolution
Camera : front facing HD webcamera
Optical Drive : DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)
Media : Memory Card Reader with Secure Digital, SDHC, SDXC, miniSD, microSD, Multi MediaCard supports
Audio : internal stereo speakers with internal microphone
Connectivity : Bluetooth 4.0, 10/100 Ethernet LAN, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
I/O ports : 3..5mm audio combo jack, USB Ports : 1xUSB 3.0, RJ-45, 2x USB 2.0, HDMI, VGA
Keyboard : US keyboard with full numeric keypad
Battery : 4 cell/32Wh Lithium Ion
Dimension : 14.96 x 10.2 x 1.05 inch
Weight : 4.85 lbs
Other Features : security lock slot, McAfee Live Safe™ (30-day Trial), TOSHIBA eco Utility, Adobe Reader, new Microsoft® Office 365 customers (1 month trial) and more