If you are really need a 15.6 inch Touch laptop for daily multimedia and office use, we recommend you to buy new laptop that has a plenty of storage space. So, you can store all your multimedia and office files into the machine. There are many laptop from various brand that brings a multi touch capability and shipped with large storage capacity, but if the price is the big concerned, we recommend you to consider buying Toshiba Satellite C55T-A5314 laptop.
The Satellite C55T-A5314 is the latest generation in Toshiba Satellite C50 series that equipped with a 750GB of Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive and support 10-point touch capabilities. With a spinning speed of 5400 rotate per minutes, the disk drive can store more than thousand of music files and spreadsheets file, along with hundred of movie files. Of course, like the previous Satellite C55T laptop, this model also has a DVD-SuperMulti optical drive with double-layer support that located on the left side. Its mean, you can burn your data, play and install more applications, video and games from CDs or DVDs cassette.
Powered by Intel Core i3-3120M dual core processor that clocked around at 2.5GHZ and features a 3 MB L3-Cache, Toshiba Satellite C55T-A5314 is not a high end laptop, but still provides more than enough performance for daily office and some light multimedia tasks. Features Intel Hyper-trading technology and combined with a 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM, the Satellite provides smooth and seamless spreadsheets and documents work, along with watch HD video or light home editing video. Yeah, for base configurations, the laptop will be preinstalled with Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit for operating system, but if needed, you can upgrade the operating system to Microsoft Windows 8.1 OS (see review, tip and tricks here)
Similar to the Satellite C55T-A5218 laptop, the C55T-A5314 15.6 inch also comes with Trax Horizon finish design and made from high quality plastic material for body and cover. On the left corner of “Satin Black” cover, there is a glossy Toshiba logo. There is also a Satellite “black” keyboard with 10-key numeric keypad. Not only gives faster experience for daily office work, but also pleasant to use and more accurate. This machine also has dimension in 9.5 x 15 x 1.4 inches and bundled with internal 6-cell Lithium Ion battery. No word on the battery runtime, but like other 15.6 inch laptop in its class, we believe if the 5.4 lbs laptop can produces at leasts 5 hours of battery life for light usage.
Incorporated with Mobile Intel HD Graphics as graphics engine, the 15.6 inch laptop comes with a High Definition TFT widescreen display. Like the previous model, the C55T-A5314 laptop’s also uses Toshiba’s TruBrite and LED backlit technology. Yeah, this is not support for play 1080p HD video playback, but the display that can produces maximum internal resolution at 1366 x 768 pixels still offers bright, crisp and vivid color for casual games and 720p video playback.
Built into bezel, the High Definition web camera that integrated with digital microphone for face to face video chats or self portraits with friends or family. Around the edges, the Touch budget friendly laptop has 3.5mm headphone jack, 3.5mm microphone jack, two USB 20 port, single USB 3.0 port (up to 5Gbps transfer rate), VGA port, RJ 45 port, Kensington Lock slot and HDMI port with support 1080p HD video playback in bigger display or HDTV. Of course, like common Toshiba Satellite laptop, the C55T-A5218 also preloaded with few useful software, such as Adobe Reader, Internet Explorer, Trial version of Microsoft Office, Norton, Anti-Theft, TOSHIBA Media Player, TOSHIBA eco Utility, TOSHIBA App Place and more. Furthermore, the machine also comes with dual stereo speakers with DTS Sound technology, 10/100 Ethernet LAN for wired internet connection and WiFi 802.11b/g/n for wireless internet connection.
Yeah, there are many 15.6 inch Touch laptop that has more power and graphics performance. Some of that machine also integrated with few business security applications. But if the price is your big concern, the $450 Toshiba Satellite C55T-A5314 is still a great tablet and worth for your money, If you have more budget and need a Touch laptop which has better multimedia performance, we recommend you to check Toshiba Satellite E55DT-AST2N02 laptop. Powered by AMD A6-5200 processor with 1TB of storage, this model is available now with a starting price around at $680.