The sub-$650 Toshiba Satellite C55B5142 (C55-B5142) 15.6 inch Budget Laptop with Powerful Performance. Toshiba Satellite C50 budget laptop series get new family member with the Satellite C55B5142 15.6 inch laptop. Comes with new Intel Broadwell dual core processor and 8GB of DDR3L SDRAM, this model offered ultimate power for handle modern applications at a really affordable price. There is also a 1TB of internal storage, so the Toshiba Satellite C55-B5142 laptop’s user can store their favorite movies and video files, along with install more usefully software with ease.
Toshiba Satellite C55B5142 is may not a high end machine, but with the 2.2 GHz Intel Core i5-5200U dual core processor as the heart, 8GB of DDR3L 1600MHz SDRAM and Intel Hyper-Threading Technology still provide enough power to handle demanding office and business software. For extremely demanding modern software and multitasking, the C55B5142 15.6 inch laptop also comes with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology that gives the processor extra power up to 2.7 GHz. As for the laptop’s storage, the C55B5142 has a 1TB of Serial-ATA hard disk drive and offers up to 5400 RPM for read and write speeds.
Yeah, like the previous model, the newest Toshiba Satellite C55 is may not designed for gamers or tech savvy. But the internal Mobile Intel HD Graphics 5500 for graphics engine that combined with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8.1 OS still offers decent performance for running some modern games or running home editing video. The 15.6 inch High Definition LED-backlit display with new Toshiba TruBrite technology delivers very crisp, bright images and natural color for photo and video. Like its sister, the C55B5142 laptop’s display that supports a 1366 x 768 pixels native resolution is only supports for watching and playing 720p video content. You also can share and watch your multimedia content on bigger HDTV or external monitor, thanks to the HDMI and RGB ports.
Like the 15.6 inch laptop brother, the Satellite C55B5142 also made from a plastic material for casing and combined with Textured Resin Finished design in Jet Black color for exterior and interior. The C55-B5142 4.85 lbs which has dimension in 14.96 x 10.2 x 1.05 inch is pretty light to hold in one hand and easy to slip into almost all backpack. Toshiba claims the 4-cell Lithium Ion Toshiba Satellite C55B5142 laptop’s battery will produce more than five hours of battery runtime between charge. Of course, as a Satellite C50 laptop’s series, this model also has US keyboard with full numeric keypad for working with calculating and spreadsheets.
Toshiba Satellite C55B5142 has a DVD-SuperMulti drive on the left side for burning and loading CDs and DVDs cassettes. Above the 15.6 inch TruBrite laptop’s screen, the front facing High Definition web camera is not only supported for capture photo, but also perfect for video recording and video chats, thanks to the internal digital microphone. The 15.6 inch C55B5142 laptop also comes with full range of connectivity features, such as two USB 2.0 ports, audio combo jack, USB 3.0 port, Ethernet LAN with RJ-45 port, Bluetooth 4.0, media card reader slot, Wi-Fi® 802.11b/g/n and more.
Toshiba Satellite C55B5142 Specifications
- Price : Starting at $606
- Design : Jet Black color with Textured Resin Finished design and plastic material
- Processor : 2.2 GHz Intel® Core™ i5-5200U Dual Core Processor
- Processor Features : Hyper-Threading Technology, Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.7 GHz, Smart Response Technology
- Graphics Accelerator : Mobile Intel HD Graphics 55004.85 lbs
- Operating System : Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit
- Memory : 8GB DDR3L 1600MHz
- Storage : 1TB Serial ATA with 5400 RPM speeds
- Display : 15.6 inch High Definition Widescreen
- Display Features : LED-backlit, Toshiba TruBrite technology, 1366 x 768 pixel resolutions
- Optical Drive : DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)
- Webcam : Front facing HD webcamera
- Audio : integrated microphone, Built-in stereo speakers
- Communications : Bluetooth® V4.0, Wi-Fi® 802.11b/g/n, 10/100 Ethernet LAN
- Keyboard : US keyboard with 10-key pad (Black),
- TouchPad : Touch pad pointing device with multi touch control
- Ports : USB 3.0, 3.5mm audio combo jack, 2x USB 2.0, RJ-45, RGB, HDMI
- Battery : 4-cell Lithium Ion Battery
- Battery Life : more than five hours on single charge
- Size : 14.96 x 10.2 x 1.05 inch (380 x 260 x 26.6 mm)
- Weight : Starting at 4.85 lbs
- Other Features : Memory Card Reader, HDD Recovery, Security Cable Lock Slot, Adobe Reader, TOSHIBA eco Utility™ MyMusicCloud, WinZip®, 1 month trial for new Microsoft® Office 365 customers, McAfee Live Safe™ (30-day Trial) and more
Of course, as a modern Satellite C50 model, the Satellite C55-B5142 laptop also comes with legendary Toshiba apps, such as TOSHIBA eco Utility, TOSHIBA HW Setup Utility, TOSHIBA Resolution+ Upconvert Technology and more. Yeah, this is not the most powerful Satellite laptop series on the market and lack the multi touch-screen technology. But with a starting price only around at $606, Toshiba Satellite C55B5142 (C55-B5142) 15.6 inch laptop is still great machine and one of the powerful laptop on its price suggest. If you need a 15.6 inch touch-screen laptop and preferred with Toshiba Satellite C50 laptop’s performance, we suggest you to consider buying the Toshiba Satellite C55T-B5354 laptop with 1TB of internal storage.