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Toshiba Satellite L55DT-A5253NR Touch Portable Budget Specs Review

There are many budget friendly multi touch laptop from various brand that already available on the market. If you are Toshiba Satellite fan and have a plan to buy new AMD’s 15.6 inch laptop, we think you can consider to buy Toshiba Satellite L55DT-A5253NR laptop. Toshiba Satellite L55DTA5253NR is the newest Satellite L50 series that designed for budget conscious costumer who looking a reliable Touch laptop for work and multimedia use, but did not want to break the bank.

Physically, the Satellite L55DTA5253NR is looks identical to Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5116 laptop, except the size. It also comes with a high quality plastic for material, but Toshiba has made a great works that make it looks a more expensive and elegant that common plastic’s laptop on the market. Like the inexpensive C855D-S5116 model, the Satellite L55DT also comes with Fusion Horizon design with rounded corners around the sides and silver Toshiba logo on the bottom corner of lid. Measures 4.21 x 1.85 x 1.20 inches and weighing around at 5.5 lbs, this model is slightly thinner than the 5.5 lbs C855D-S5116 laptop which has dimension in 9.5 x 15 x 1.3 inches.

Toshiba Satellite L55DT-A5253NR Review
Toshiba Satellite L55DT-A5253NR Budget friendly laptop

Under the hood, AMD A6-5200 Quad-Core Processor that clocked around at 2.0GHZ and combined with a 6GB DDR3 1333MHz SDRAM is not the most powerful combinations, but still provides more than enough power for multi-threaded office and multimedia applications. This machine is bring similar power to the Core i3-3227U’s laptop. Like most Satellite laptop in its class, the machine also preloaded with the most stable and popular Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit for operating system. It not only gives smooth and seamless multitasking performance, but also compatible with almost all modern multimedia and business applications. For storage, this model bring a 750GB of Serial ATA HDD and has spinning speed of 5400 rpm. Yeah, it’s not the biggest internal storage in Satellite laptop lineup, but we believe it still provides plenty of storage capacity.

The 15.6 inch High Definition TFT touch screen display with LED-backlit technology and combined with a AMD Radeon HD 8400 as graphics accelerator provides very bright, crisp, clear and beautiful color for multimedia content and games. The Toshiba’s TruBrite technology with multi touch support can produces maximum resolution at a 1366 x 768 pixel. Yeah, it only support for playing 720p video playback, but you can share your multimedia content and watch 1080p HD content by connecting it in your HDTV via HDMI port.


Like common Toshiba’s L series that designed for multimedia and productivity, Toshiba Satellite L55DT-A5253NR also equipped with High Definition web camera that located on the center of upper bezel for video conference or calls, internal digital microphone which offers crisp and clear voice chats and DVD-SuperMulti optical drive with double layer support on the left sides. Behind the power button, there is stereo speakers grill with DTS Studio Sound technology, offers crisp and loud audio reproduction for music, movies or games.

Toshiba Satellite L55DT-A5253NR specs
Toshiba Satellite L55DT-A5253NR island style keyboard and speakers

On the right edges, there are few port interface, including 3.5mm headphone jack, 3.5mm microphone jack, two USB 3.0 port, VGA port and HDMI port, along with Kensington lock slot on the corner. On the other sides, there are single USB 2.0 port and RJ 45 port for Ethernet cable, along with a 6-in-1 multimedia card reader slot on the front side. The rest of configurations are 10/100 Ethernet LAN, WiFi 802.11b/g/n and a wide range preinstalled software, such as Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office 365 Trial Version, Wild Tangent games, Norton Security software and more. Of course, there are also few Toshiba’s software, such as Eco Utility, Recovery Media Creator, Media Player App place and more.

Yeah, as a budget friendly machine, the Satellite L55DTA5253NR is not a high end machine and not support for play 3D games in high resolution. But with a new AMD A6 Quad Core platform as the heart and large memory space, this 15.6 inch laptop that also comes with multi touch capability is still provides more than enough power and graphics performance for daily work in office or light multimedia and entertainment tasks. If you interested, Toshiba Satellite L55DT-A5253NR 15.6 inch laptop is now available with a starting price around at $550. So, what do you think? If the price is your big concern, the Satellite C55Dt-A5307 Touch laptop that also shipped with AMD A6-5200 processor and priced around at $399.99 is one of the best alternative that you can buy without need break the bank.

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