If you are on the market for inexpensive 15.6 inch laptop and preferred with AMD’s performance, we think you should consider to buying Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5208 laptop. Based on the new AMD’s Kabini Quad Core platform and the most popular Windows 8 as the operating system, this laptop is not the most powerful 15.6 inch laptop on the market. But for price under $350 and optical drive on the sides, it is hard to find a better value than the Satellite C55D-A5208 laptop.
Speaking of design, the newest Satellite C55 series is looks identical to the previous model, the Toshiba Satellite C55-A5243NR. Almost all system made from high quality plastic with Satin Black color and Trax Horizon finish design, make it looks solid and more expensive than they are. Measures 14.96 x 9.53 x 1.12-1.31 inches and weighing around at 5.3lbs, this is not a sleek and light machine, but its still can fit perfectly in almost all carry bag and easy to carry around with you, especially if you have big shoulder.
Powered by new AMD A6-5200 Quad-Core processor that has a base clock rates around at 2.0GHZ, Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5208 laptop is gives similar power to other machine that powered by Intel Core i3-3227U dual core processor. Its mean you can handle almost all Windows productivity and multimedia applications with ease, such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader, Windows Essentials and common light home video editing software. Inside, the 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM and integrated AMD Radeon HD 8400 as graphics engine also provides smooth and seamless daily mobile computing multitasks.
Running on the Microsoft Windows 8 64 bit as the operating system, this model also preloaded with all essential applications that you will need for productivity and multimedia tasks. There are Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office for work, Norton for security, Recovery Disk Creator, Recovery Media Creator, HDD Protection and more. You can also download more useful applications that compatible with this machine in Toshiba App Place. Like other budget friendly laptop on its price, there is also a 500GB of Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive with speed of 5400 rpm. Yeah, this is not the largest internal memory, but still gives a plenty of storage.
Like its sister that powered by Intel Ivy Bridge processor, Toshiba C55D-A5208 laptop also boasts a 15.6 inch TFT LED backlit widescreen display. The High Definition display that optimized by Toshiba’s TruBrite offers bright, crisp and vivid color for video and casual modern games. It’s also can produces maximum internal resolution at 1366 x 768, which mean you can streaming video from Netflix, YouTube or watch your own’s 720p video with ease. Built into center of black bezel, the High Definition web camera and internal digital microphone allows user to keep in touch with family or friends via video chats. You can also capture your picture to update your social network photo profile or record video in low resolution.
The “Black” keyboard with full size design also has numeric keypad, perfect to use on the desk and brings more comfortable and accurate typing, especially for work with document and spreadsheets. On the left sides, there is a USB 2.0 port and DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer) that supporting 11 Disk formats. On the other sides, you will find 3.5mm microphone jack, headphone jack to connect into stereo headphones, single USB 2.0 port, single USB 3.0 port, VGA port, RJ 45 port for wired connection, Kensington lock slot and HDMI port to connect into external compatible HDMI-display.
Furthermore, as the Satellite C55 series, Satellite C55D-A5208 15.6 inch laptop also equipped with multimedia card reader slot (located on the front sides), stereo speakers with DTS Sound on the above keyboard, 10/100 Ethernet LAN and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n Wireless networking for internet connection. Inside, the 6-cell Lithium Ion battery promises up to 4 hours of battery usage on light productivity tasks.
Yeah, Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5208 is not a high end multimedia or business laptop. It’s also lack Bluetooth and a bit thick that other modern laptop from other brand. But with a starting price around at $330 with 1 year limited warranty and free shipping in US, this machine still has many strengths that make it a good choice for you, especially if the price is your big concern. If you need a 15.6 inch Touch based laptop but did not want to break the bank. We recommend you to check Toshiba Satellite C55DT-A5250 laptop that shipped with AMD E1-1200 processor, better multitasking performance with 6GB of DDR3 SDRAM and priced only around at $483.99.