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Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5304 Great Value sub-$300 Laptop Specs Review

One of the most popular laptop maker in the world, Toshiba has expanded their popular Satellite C55D laptop line up with Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5304. Yeah, like common 15.6 inch laptop in its series, the C55D-A5304 laptop is not designed for high end multimedia and gaming. But with new AMD’s E1-2100 processor that based on the AMD’s Jaguar platform, this model still gives a reliable performance for day to day office and light multimedia tasks.

Speaking of design and mobile computing performance, the Satellite C55D-A5304 laptop is looks identical to Toshiba Satellite C55D-A-149 15.6 inch laptop. On the Satin Black lid cover that finished by Trax Horizon design, you will find a small Toshiba logo on bottom corner. The black interior design also offers solid appearances and premium looks. Measures 9.5 x 15 x 1.3 inches and weighing around at 5.3 lbs, this model is not a slim and light 15.6 inch laptop, but still gives a good portability to uses in office or when you on the go.

Like its brother, Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5304 laptop also comes with AMD E1-2100 SOC dual core processor and offers a clock rates at 1.0GHZ. Paired with 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM and integrated with the AMD Radeon HD 8210 as graphics accelerator, the laptop is not support to handle most modern 3D games or handle video editing in high resolutions. But, streaming movies from internet, light editing photo and video or play older games, the Toshiba’s laptop still provides more than enough performance to do that tasks, even in multi thread session.

Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5304 review
Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5304 15.6 inch daily laptop

As the cheaper Toshiba Satellite C55D laptop’s model, the Toshiba C55D-A5304 laptop only shipped with a 500GB of onboard storage, instead of 1TB SATA disk drive on the Toshiba C55D-A-149’s laptop. On the left edge, the DVD-SuperMulti optical drive not only supporting 11 formats drive, but also gives user the abilities to burn their video, music or other files into CDs or DVDs cassettes. There is also multimedia card reader slot that placed on the front edge for read or write files from and to SD, SDHC, mini SD, MMC and SDXC cards.


Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5304 comes with a 15.6 inch High Definition TFT display with LED backlit technology to increase visibility in low light condition. The Toshiba TruBrite technology also provides very bright and crisp color for video playback or some casual games. Yeah, the 1366 x 768 laptop’s display only can handle 720p video playback, but if needed the HDMI port allows users to enjoy 1080p HD video content and watch on bigger HDTV with family and friends. Built into center of top bezel, there is a HD web camera for self portraits, along with internal digital microphone for video communications through Skype or Yahoo Messenger chats.

Yeah, the Toshiba’s is very affordable laptop, but like common satellite series, the C55D-A5304 also shipped with few essential ports, such as headphone jack, microphone jack, single USB 3.0 port, RJ 45 port, Security lock slot and pair of USB 2.0 port. The black US keyboard that also has 10 numeric keypad is lacks back lighting technology, but still comfortable to use in office or in coffee shop. The dual stereo speakers on the top of keyboard deck promises crisp and loud audio, especially in small to medium room.

Furthermore, the 15.6 inch affordable laptop also comes with  10/100 Ethernet LAN, WiFi 802.11b/g/n for internet connection and 6-cell Lithium Ion battery for up to 4 hours of battery life for light multimedia tasks or daily office works. Beside the latest Microsoft Windows 8.1 OS, the Satellite C55D-A5304 laptop also preloaded with few usefully software for work and play, such as  Adobe Reader, Norton (trail version), Microsoft Office (trail version),  WildTangent console, Media Player, HDD protection, TOSHIBA eco Utility and more.

Of course, if you are on the market for multimedia and gaming machine, this is not designed for you. But if the price is your big important, the $279 Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5304 15.6 inch laptop is still a great choice and gives great value for your money. So, what do you think about this latest Satellite laptop series? Are you interested to buy it? If you need a touch laptop but did not want to spend much money, we suggest you to look at the $450 Toshiba Satellite C55T-A5314 15.6 inch laptop that shipped with Intel Core i3-3120M processor as the heart.

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