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Toshiba Satellite C55-B5101 Inexpensive 15″ Specs Review

Toshiba Satellite C55-B5101 is a really affordable sub-$250 notebook with Intel Celeron N2840 dual core processor that designed for entry level laptop users. Yeah, this is not designed for running most demanding business and multimedia applications. But for basic computing tasks, such as browse the web, streaming new video on movies or working with casual office productivity tasks, the Satellite C55-B5101 15.6 inch laptop with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8.1 as the operating system still promises fairly fast and smooth performance.

Toshiba Satellite C55-B5101 is may not a mainstream notebook but with the 2.58 GHz Intel Celeron N2840 processor as the heart, this machine promises enough power for day to day activity in office, school or at home. The dual core processor that features a 1MB cache and incorporated with 4GB of DDR3 1333MHz still provides fast and smooth performance, even for running two applications at once. The 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8.1 for the system claimed will gives more reliable and stable system to running modern software with ease.

Similar to Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5160 laptop’s display that equipped with the AMD E1-6010 processor as the heart, the Toshiba C55-B5101 laptop also comes with a 15.6 inch High Definition  display and optimized with Toshiba TruBrite technology. Its may not promises stunning viewing experience, but the TFT LED-backlit display that supports a 1366 x 768 pixels native resolution still provides fairly bright, crisp and natural color for watching and streaming 720p video content. On the side of the 15.6 inch laptop, you can use the HDMI and RGB ports to enhances viewing experience by connecting the machine into external display or HDTV.

Toshiba Satellite C55-B5101 Laptop
Toshiba Satellite C55-B5101 15.6 inch Laptop

Like common Intel Celeron laptop on its class, Toshiba Satellite C55-B5101 15.6 inch notebook also integrated with Mobile Intel HD graphics as graphics accelerator. Yeah, it’s not a powerful graphics cards, but you still can playing casual older games or running light home photo editing software without any lags. Inside, there is a 500GB of Serial ATA disk drive as internal storage. Its offer up to 5400 RPM for spinning speeds, so you can store more media files or install more usefully software without need an external drive.


The Satellite C55-B5101 have a single front facing web camera on the top of bezel. Integrated with digital microphone, you can makes a face to face video communications with ease. The C55-B5101 laptop’s keyboard equipped with full numeric keypad on the side for working with MS Office and other calculating tasks. Above the keyboard, you will see the laptop stereo speakers grill that optimized with DTS Sound™ technology. Its delivers fairly crisp and loud enough audio for music, video and games in small room.

Toshiba Satellite C55-B5101 Notebook Review
Toshiba Satellite C55-B5101 Notebook for Budget Shopper

Toshiba Satellite C55-B5101 is manufactured with a plastic casing. Measures just 10.2 x 14.96 x 1.02 inch with textured resin finished design, this machine looks more expensive and premium than they really are. The 4.85 lbs laptop also perfect for companion in office, school, home or when you on the occasional trips. On the left B5101 side, you will find 3.5mm audio combo jack, few USB 2.0 ports, RJ 45 port, security lock slot and DVD-SuperMulti drive with double layer support for burn and load CDs and DVDs cassettes. Its powered with 4-cell Lithium Ion battery.

Other Satellite C55-B5101 laptop’s specifications are 10/100 Ethernet LAN, media card reader slot, Bluetooth, 6-in-1 media card reader slot and WiFi 802.11b/g/n for internet connection. If you interested, Toshiba Satellite C55-B5101 is ready now for order with a starting price only around at $249.99 and 1 year limited warranty. So what do you think? If you are on the market for mainstream laptop and preferred with Toshiba Satellite performances, you should take a look at Toshiba Satellite C55-C5240 15.6 inch notebook that equipped with Intel Core i5-5200U dual core processor and 8GB of RAM.

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