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Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5380 Budget Laptop with AMD E1-1200 Specs Review

After officially release the Satellite C55D-A5208 15.6 inch laptop last month ago, the Leading Innovation Company from Japan, Toshiba has added new family in the Satellite C55D budget friendly laptop series with Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5380 Laptop. Like the previous model, the Toshiba C55D-A5380 laptop also designed for a budget conscious users that did not want to break the bank, but need a reliable machine for daily office and light multimedia tasks.

Based on the AMD Zacate platform with a AMD E1-1200 dual core processor as the heart and clocked arount at 1.4GHZ, the Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5380 laptop is not a high end machine, but still offers enough power for daily mobile computing tasks. Under the hood, the C55D-A5380 15.6 inch laptop also equipped with AMD A68M Chipset and internal 4GB of DDR3 1066MHz SDRAM. Yeah, this is not the best Toshiba Satellite C55D configurations, but with Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit version for operating system, the laptop still compatible with almost all modern productivity software and offers smooth and seamless multitasking performance.

Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5380 review
Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5380 Budget Friendly Laptop

Similar to its predecessor and other 15.6 inch laptop on its series, Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5380 also comes with Skyline design in Trax Horizon and a plastic material for interior and exterior. It’s not only made the company can reduces the cost, but also gives a stylish and premium appearance than the actual price. In term of size, the “Satin Black” laptop has dimension in 14.96 x 9.53 x 1.12-1.31 inch and weighs around at 5.3 lbs. Yeah, it’s not a sleek and light 15.6 inch laptop, but if you have a big shoulder, we believe this laptop is still easy to carry around with you.

The C55D-A5380 laptop has a 500GB of Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive with spinning speed of 5400 rpm. Its mean can store thousand of multimedia files and install more applications. On the left edge, there is a DVD-SuperMulti optical drive that supports CDs and DVDs cassette, along with single USB 2.0 port and Kensington Lock slot. On the other side, there are headphone jack, microphone-in jack, single USB 2.0 port, USB 3.0 port which offers faster speed than the 2.0 version, RJ 45 port for Ethernet LAN, VGA port and HDMI port with support 1080p HD video playback on bigger Television or compatible HDTV.


Like the C55D-A5208, Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5380 15.6 inch laptop also comes with a High Definition widescreen display with LED backlit technology and can produces maximum internal resolution at 1366 x 768 pixels. Combined with AMD Radeon HD 7310 as graphics engine and Toshiba’s TruBrite technology, this machine delivers fairly bright, crisp and a natural color for both video and games. Yeah, It’s not a high end multimedia laptop and did not support for 1080p HD video playback, but you can still enjoy 1080p HD video playback with family or friends in bigger HDTV by HDMI cable.

Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5380 keyboard
Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5380 “Black” keyboard with numric keypad and speakers grill

Like common Satellite C55D laptop, the Satellite C55D-A5380 also has a “Black” comfortable keyboard and Touchpad with multi support. There is also a full numeric keypad, offers faster and more accurate number typing, perfect for works in office or make many spreadsheets. On the top of keyboards, you will see a stereo speakers grill that backed by DTS Sound technology, along with a High Definition web camera and integrated digital microphone for face to face video conference or video chats. Furthermore, the laptop also comes with Ethernet LAN for wired connection, 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN and 6-cell Lithium Ion battery that promises more than four hours of battery runtime on single charges.

Of course, like other C55D laptop series, this model also preloaded with few useful software, such as Norton Internet Security, Media Player, HDD recovery, Microsoft Office (trail version), Toshiba App Place and more. Yeah, Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5380 is an entry level office and multimedia machine. It also not support for play 3D modern games or run video editing tasks in high resolutions. But, if the price is the big concerned and you only need a decent laptop for daily use, the $379 Satellite C55D-A5380 15.6 inch laptop is still a great machine and worth for your money. If you have more budget and need a better multimedia performance, the Satellite L55DT-A5253NR Touch Laptop that comes with AMD A6-5200 Quad-Core Processor and support 10-point touch capabilities will gives a better video viewing and game experience.

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