First leaked on July, 2013, the newest Toshiba Satellite E 50 budget friendly laptop series, called as Toshiba Satellite E55D-AST2N01 finally officially unveiled and ready now for order in Toshiba Direct. Based on the latest AMD A6 quad-core SoC series technology with sleek design and a really competitive price, the Satellite E55D-AST2N01 15.6 inch laptop provides a great value for your money and more than enough performance for daily work task and multimedia, such as create/edit documents and spreadsheets, watching movies, editing photos, play casual games, streaming video or keep in touch with family or friends via video chats.
Toshiba Satellite E55D-AST2N01 is not the lightest and slimmest 15.6 inch laptop, but its still slimmer than other Toshiba’s 15.6 inch machine on its class. Measures just 14.9 x 9.8 x 0.85 and weighing around at 5.0 lbs, this model still slimmer than Toshiba Satellite C55-A5204 which has dimension in 9.5 x 15 x 1.4 inches and weighs around at 5.4 lbs. The brushed aluminum material for interior and exterior make this machine look more expensive than the price. Similar to other new Toshiba satellite series, the E55D-AST2N01 also comes with Skyline design in Smart Silver color, offers stylish appearance and perfect for companion in office or when you on the business trip.
Based on the new AMD that was release in mid-2013 with features a 2MB L2 Cache, the 2.0GHZ AMD A6-5200M Quad-Core Accelerated Processor and integrated with AMD Radeon HD 8400 as graphics engine, the Satellite E50 E55D-AST2N01 laptop will be delivers the power and graphics performance you need for hard work in office or play some multimedia tasks and casual games at home. Under the hood, the 8 GB of DDR3 1333 MHz SDRAM with two slot (expandable up to 16GB DDR3 RAM) and the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 operating system promises seamless and smooth multitasking performance, even for the most demanding office tasks.
Similar to other Toshiba Satellite E55D, Toshiba Satellite E55D-AST2N01 15.6 inch laptop also brings a High Definition widescreen display with TruBrite technology. This machine can produces maximum internal resolution at 1366 x 768 and offers 16:9 viewieng angle, perfect for watch 720p video playback and play modern games in low resolution. Of course, there is also built in High Definition web camera located above the display with internal digital microphone for face to face video conference or video chats with family or business colleagues.
Around the E55D-AST2N01’s edge, you will also find all the essential ports. On the left edge, there are a USB 3.0 port, 3.5mm headphone jack and multimedia card reader slot with supports Secure Digital, Multi Media Card, Micro SD, Mini SD Card, Micro SDHC and Secure Digital High Capacity formats. On the right edge, this machine also bring a wide range of ports, including standard USB port that featuring Sleep and Charge, USB 3.0 port, RJ 45 for Ethernet port and HDMI port with support 1080p High Definition video playback.
There are also Bluetooth 4.0, 10/100 Ethernet LAN, 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN for rich internet browsing and 3-cell Lithium Polymer battery with estimated runtime at 5 hours and 45 minutes. For audio, the pair of “DTS Studio Sound” stereo speakers can produces clear and loud audio reproduction, more than enough to listening your music in small room. In term of storage, the newest Toshiba’s 15.6 inch budget friendly laptop will be equipped with a 750GB of Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive, offering spacious of storage capacity for your document, spreadsheets and multimedia applications.
The Toshiba’s Raised Tile black Keyboard with LED backlit technology offers fast, comfortable and easy to type on, even in low light condition. There are also a plenty of preinstalled applications for multimedia, security and productivity, such as WildTangent game, Microsoft Office 365 customers (Trial version), Norton Anti-Theft and Online Backup, TOSHIBA Media Player, HDD Protection, TOSHIBA Maintenance Utility, Adobe Reader and more.
So, what do you think? Yeah, this is a not a high end laptop, but with a starting price around at $579.99, we think Toshiba Satellite E55D-AST2N01 15.6 inch laptop is still a great machine and gives a great value for your money. If you are looking for an alternative and preferred with Intel’s Processor performance but did want to break the bank. We suggest you to take a look at the Inspiron I15RM-3902SLV 15.6 inch laptop that powered by Intel Core i5-3337U dual core processor, integrated Intel HD graphics 4000 and priced around at $577.99.