Are you looking for a decent laptop from trusted brand for usual everyday activities for your wife or son? If the big concern is a price and quality, we recommend you to take a look at Toshiba Satellite C855-S5123 laptop. Yeah, based on the third generation of Intel Ivy Bridge architecture for the heart and comes with high quality glossy plastic for the design, the Satellite C855-S5123 laptop is one of the best choice for entry level user who need a reliable laptop at a reasonable affordable price for day to day mobile computing tasks.
Priced only at $379.99 with 1 year warranty and free shipping for US costumer, Toshiba Satellite C855-S5123 gives a great value for your money. The Intel Core i3-3120M dual core processor as the heart that has a base clock rates at 2.5GHZ, features a 3 MB L3-Cache and a 4GB DDR3 1333MHz memory that can be upgraded to 16GB DDR3 RAM delivers more than enough power for web-surfing, check and write email or running office applications.
Inside, the integrated Intel HD graphics 4000 for graphics engine and a 15.6 inch High Definition widescreen display delivers good combination of bright, clear and vivid color for watch DVD movies, streaming video or movies from internet, light video editing, play casual games and other light multimedia use. Similar to Toshiba Satellite C855-S5115 laptop, this model also uses Toshiba’s TruBrite technology with support a 1366 x 768 pixel native resolution.
There is also a High Definition web camera built into bezel with internal digital microphone which offers high quality video communication and clearer voice chat and a pair of stereo speakers that located above the keyboard with Toshiba Audio Enhancement software to enhanced audio quality. Like the previous model, Toshiba Satellite C855-S5123 laptop also uses the Standard US keyboard with chiclet design that offering comfortable typing experience and Touch pad with multi touch control and support multi touch function.
On the left edge, you will find a USB 2.0 port and DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer) for burn and load CDs and DVDs cassette and the ret of port is located on the right side, includes USB 3.0 port, USB 2.0 port, audio jack, microphone jack, RJ 45 for Ethernet, VGA port and DEMI port, along with a Security Cable Lock Slot on the corner. For storage needs, the Toshiba C855-S5123 laptop bring a 500GB of Serial ATA disk drive which has a speed of 5400 rpm.
On the front edge, the multimedia card reader that supports Secure Digital, SDXC, miniSD, Secure Digital High Capacity, microSD and MultiMediaCard formats allows user to transfer video, music and other files from and to other devices. Speaking for size, the satin black laptop measures 9.5 x 15 x 1.3 inches and weighs around at 5.4 pounds with a 6-cell Lithium Ion battery (up to 5 hours of battery life). Yeah, this is not the lightest and slimmest budget friendly laptop, but is a standard size for a laptop of this price and still comfortable for companion at home, office, school or when you on the go.
Of course, like other Toshiba’s laptop, the C855-S5123 laptop also preloaded with a wide range of applications for productivity, security and entertainment, such as Adobe Flash Player, Microsoft Windows Live Essentials, 1-month trial of Microsoft Office 365, Norton Internet Security, TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor, TOSHIBA Face Recognition, Toshiba Media Player, Windows Media Player 12 and more.
Preloaded with Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit OS and priced around at $380, Toshiba Satellite C855-S5123 is not the cheapest 15.6 inch laptop on the market, but we think it is still a good laptop, especially for the price and also office and multimedia performance. If you looking for cheaper laptop for everyday activities, you should consider to buy Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5900 which has a price starting around at $342 and powered by AMD E-300 processor.