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Toshiba Satellite C55-C5240 Powerful Budget Laptop Specs Review

New laptop model that designed for a budget-conscious costumer, named Toshiba Satellite C55-C5240 notebook has been released by the giant Japan based company. Unlike common Toshiba Satellite laptop on its series that equipped with a low end hardware configurations, the sub-$500 Toshiba C55-C5240 laptop comes with some impressive configurations that designed for hard work and play. The newest Intel Core i5 processor that based on the Intel Broadwell architecture with 8GB of DDR3 RAM provides fast and smooth computing performance.

Speaking of mobile computing performance, Toshiba Satellite C55-C5240 is shipped with better configurations than the sub-$500 HP 15-r210dx 15.6 inch notebook. Yeah, as a modern notebook, both new machine that shipped with same Intel Core i5-5200U dual core processor as the heart is delivers reliable power for handle modern applications. The 2.2 GHz dual core processor that incorporated with Intel Turbo 2.0 Boost technology to increase the processor power up to 2.7 GHz provides enough power for day to day computing tasks. But with 8GB of 1600MHz RAM instead of 6GB of RAM on the HP machine, the Toshiba 15.6 inch notebook offers much faster and smoother multitasking experience. Running on the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8.1 as the operating system, you can handle two or more demanding tasks without worried get any lags.

Toshiba Satellite C55-C5240 review
Toshiba Satellite C55-C5240 Powerful Budget Laptop

Yeah, as the Toshiba Satellite C55 series, the C55-C5240 15.6 inch notebook is comes with a plastic casing. The 4.85 lbs laptop with Toshiba textured design and solid Jet Black color makes the Satellite C55-C5240 laptop machine looks more sturdy and robust than they really are. Its comes with a premium keyboard and has full numeric keypad for working with MS office and other calculating tasks. Measures just 10.20 x 14.96 x 0.93 inches, the 15.6 inch laptop is easy to carry around with you and fit perfectly in your bag. The 4-cell Lithium Ion non-replaceable battery on this model claimed will produces more than five hours of usage on single charge.


The 15.6 inch High Definition C55-C5240 widescreen notebook’s display is produces maximum internal resolution around at 1366 x 768 pixels. The LED-backlit laptop display with new Toshiba TruBrite technology is may not supported for playing most demanding 3D games or 1080p HD video content. But for 720p video content and most casual modern games, Toshiba Satellite C55-C5240 15.6 inch notebook that equipped with Intel HD graphics 5500 as graphics engine still promises very crisp, clear and stunning viewing experience. On the top of 15.6 inch display, the C55 laptop have a front facing web camera for self portrait and internal digital microphone for video recording or video communications.

Toshiba Satellite C55C5240 review
Toshiba Satellite C55C5240 15.6 inch notebook

As a middle class laptop on its series, the Satellite C55-C5240 also equipped with plenty of storage space. The 1TB of Serial ATA disk drive which brings up to 5400 RPM of speed not only allows user to store thousand of media files but also gives user any chances to install more software with ease. Toshiba said the dual stereo speakers that incorporated with will delivers fairly crisp and loud audio for video, music and games. For backup your critical files, this machine has SD media card reader slot and DVD-SuperMulti drive to backup into CDs and DVDs cassettes. Other Toshiba C55-C5240 laptop specifications are two USB 2.0 port, Gigabit Ethernet LAN with RJ 45 port, audio combo jack, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0 port, security lock slot, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n wireless LAN and more.

Yeah, the Satellite C55-C5240 is may not the best 15.6 inch laptop on the market. But we think its still promise faster performance for running most modern business and multimedia applications than its competitor on its class. If you interested, Toshiba Satellite C55-C5240 is ready now for order with a starting price only around at $449. So what do you think? If you are looking for a smaller and more portable machine, we suggest you to check the HP ENVY 14-u213cl 14 inch notebook that equipped with Intel Core i5-5200U processor and 12GB of RAM.

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