If you are Toshiba laptop’s fan and want to buy new machine for daily mobile computing tasks, the newest Satellite C55D series, named Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5382 would be a good choice. Yeah, if you is not into hard 3D modern games and video editing in high resolution, but still a reliable laptop for office use and some light multimedia tasks, the Satellite C55D-A5382 15.6 inch laptop is one of a good choice that you can get for price under $400.
Yeah, the AMD A4-5000 quad core processor as the heart is not a high end level processor from AMD. It also lacks Turbo technology and only has the processor rates at 1.5GHZ, but with a 4GB DDR3 1333MHz SDRAM for multitasking power, Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5382 laptop still promises more than enough performance for office and light multimedia tasks without lags, just like other laptop that powered by Intel Core i3-2377M processor. If you preferred to run and open multi applications but want to get smooth and faster performance, you can also upgrade the memory to 16GB of DDR3 RAM.
Similar to the previous model, Toshiba C55D-A5382 laptop also comes with a plastic material for casing. On the black Trax Horizon finish lid, there is small Toshiba “White” logo on the corner, make it looks more solid than they are. Although the C55D-A5382’s keyboard is lacks LED backlit features, but this full sized black keyboard that also brings a full numeric keypad still easy to use and accurate for typing, especially for worksheets or when you run Microsoft Office applications. In term of size, the 5.3 lbs laptop which has dimension in 9.53 x 14.96 x 1.31 inches is not a light and thin machine. But, we still believe if this model still easy to carry around with you when you on the go.
Like common laptop that based on the AMD’s Jaguar architecture, Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5382 laptop also integrated with AMD Radeon HD 8330 as graphics engine. Incorporated with Toshiba’s TruBrite technology, the 15.6 inch High Definition TFT display provides fairly bright, crisp images and natural color for video and casual games. According to company, the Toshiba’s can produces maximum internal resolution at 1366 x 768 pixels and offers 16:9 aspect ratio. Its mean you can watch and get stunning 720p HD video viewing experience in almost every angle. Above the keyboard, the dual stereo speakers with DTS Sound technology gives crisp, clear audio and rich sound to your music and movies.
Of course, like common sub-$400 Toshiba’s laptop on its class, the C55D-A5382 also equipped with a 500Gb of Serial ATA Disk Drive. Comes with spinning speed of 5400 rpm, this model provides spacious of document, music and video storage space. On the left side, the DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer) also allows you to burn your content into DVDs cassettes, along with install more applications form CD’s. On the center of top bezel, the High Definition web camera with integrated microphone is perfect to keep in touch with family when you in the office or occasional trips.
Around the edges, there are a wide range of all essential ports, including single USB 3.0, 3.5mm microphone port, 3.5mm headphone port, VGA port, RJ 45 port for wired connection, security lock slot and HDMI port as HDTV connector. On the front side, the multimedia card slot also can used for load data for Secure Digital, SDHC, SDXC, miniSD, microSD and Multi Media Card. In term of connectivity, you can use 10/100 Ethernet LAN for cable connection and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n for wireless networking.
For $399, the Satellite laptop will be preloaded with Microsoft Windows 8 as the operating system, along with HDD recovery, Trial version of Microsoft Office, Norton Internet Security, TOSHIBA eco Utility, Media Player by sMedio Truelink and more. Well, that is it the Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5382 15.6 inch laptop specs. If you think this laptop will gives enough power for your daily activities than this is a great laptop. But if you need more power for multimedia and touchscreen, we think you should consider to buying the Satellite C55Dt-A5307 Touch AMD A6-5200 laptop.