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Toshiba Satellite C55T-A/5218 Most Affordable Touch Laptop Specs Review


One of the most affordable 15.6 inch Satellite laptop with multi touch capability, dubbed as Toshiba Satellite C55T-A/5218 laptop has been release and ready now for order in US market. Designed for student, home user and other entry level users who need a budget friendly Touch laptop, the Satellite C55T-A/5218 delivers enough performance for daily use, such as browse the web, read/write email, streaming video or play casual games.

Yeah, Toshiba Satellite C55T-A/5218 is not a multimedia and gaming machine, but the Intel Pentium 2020M dual core processor that based on the Intel Ivy Bridge platform and features a 2MB cache with a clock rates at 2.4GHZ still gives the power you need for daily office and light multimedia tasks. Similar to HP 2000-2c22DX entry level laptop, the C55T-A/5218 laptop also integrated with Intel HD Graphics (based on the Intel HD Graphics 2500) as graphics engine and a 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM for multitasking performance.Toshiba Satellite C55T-A/5218 review

Preloaded with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 as the operating system, the newest Toshiba Satellite C55t series is boasts a 15.6 inch High Definition Touch Screen display that aimed to enjoy the full Windows 8 experience and easy to navigate Windows 8 apps. According to Toshiba.com, the display features LED-backlit technology for better visibility and TruBrite technology with support a native resolution, so you can play 720p video content with ease.

Above the screen, there is a High Definition web camera that integrated with microphone for face to face video communications via Skype or other webchat applications. Above the Black keyboard that has 10-key pad, you will find built in stereo speakers with DTS Sound to enhanced audio reproduction. For multimedia storage needs, the 500GB Serial ATA HDD that protected by TOSHIBA HDD Protection and has spinning speed of 5400 rpm provides plenty of storage capacity, more than enough to store hundred of video and music files.

Like common Toshiba’s laptop on its price range, Toshiba Satellite C55T-A/5218 laptop comes with a high quality plastic for construction and Trax horizon finish design. The satin black laptop has dimension in 9.5 x 15 x 1.4 inches and weighs around at 5.4 lbs. Yeah, this is not a light and slim laptop, but we think it is still comfortable for companion at home, office, school or when you on the go.

On the right side, there are 3.5mm audio jack, 3.5mm microphone jack, two USB 2.0 port, RJ 45 for Ethernet, VGA port and HDMI port for HDTV connector. On the other side, there are a USB 3.0 port and power jack, along with Kensington lock slot and DVD-SuperMulti optical drive with double layer support for burn and load CDs and DVDs cassette.

Other specifications are 10/100 Ethernet LAN, high-speed 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN, 6-cell Lithium Ion battery (up to 4 hours of battery usage) and multimedia card reader slot with supports Secure Digital High Capacity, Secure Digital, miniSD, SDXC, MultiMediaCard and microSD formats. Of course, the Satellite C55T-A/5218 laptop also preloaded with a wide range of software, such as TOSHIBA eco Utility, TOSHIBA Media Player, TOSHIBA App Place, Norton Anti-Theft, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office 365 (1 month Trial) and more.

Priced around at $429.99 with 1 year warranty, Toshiba Satellite C55T-A/5218 is one of the best 15.6 inch multi touch laptop on its price and gives a great value for your money. If you have more budget and looking a slightly better performance for work and play, we recommend you to take a look at the Satellite C55DT-A5250 15.6 inch Touch laptop that powered by AMD E1-1200 dual core processor and priced only at $483.99.

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