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Toshiba Satellite S55-A5352 Sleek Multimedia Laptop Specs Review

Yes it’s here the new model of Toshiba Satellite S55 multimedia series has released and ready now for order, called as Toshiba Satellite S55-A5352 laptop. Designed for entry to medium level users that need a reliable machine for watch HD video, light video editing or play modern games, the Satellite S55A5352 mainstream laptop comes with better portability that make it a good option for companion at home, office, coffee shop or when you on the occasional trips.

Comes with a brushed aluminum material for casing and Ice Blue color form exterior and palm rest, Toshiba Satellite S55A5352 offers stylish and premium design, make the S55-A5352 laptop looks more expensive than the actual price. As a modern mainstream machine, this model also brings a good portability. Measures only around at 9.6 x 14.9 x 0.9 inches and weighs only at 5.2 lbs, this laptop is a good choice for companion at home, office or when you on the go. Yeah, the 15.6 inch laptop is heavier than the 4.6 lbs Asus Vivobook S500CA-SI50305T Ultrabook, but we think this laptop still can fit perfectly in your carry bag and comfortable to hold in your hand.

Toshiba Satellite S55-A5352 review
Toshiba Satellite S55-A5352 15.6 inch portable multimedia laptop

Based on the third generation of Intel Ivy Bridge platform with Intel Core i5-3337U dual core processor, Toshiba Satellite S55-A5352 laptop is not a high end multimedia and gaming laptop, but still offers good performance for daily multimedia tasks and support casual modern games in low resolution. Features a 3 MB L3-Cache with a base clock rates at 1.8GHZ, Mobile Intel HM76 Express for chipset and incorporated with 8GB of DDR3 SDRAM, the Toshiba’s provide seamless and faster multi thread applications performance than other laptop on its class. If needed, the processor speed also can reach up to 2.7GHZ when you handle most demanding applications, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology.

The 15.6 inch High Definition widescreen display that uses LED-backlit technology and combined with Intel HD Graphics 4000 as graphics accelerator delivers very bright images and vivid color for video and games. There is also Toshiba’s TruBrite technology to enhanced viewing experience and stunning clarity for play 720p HD video playback. Yeah, the display only can produces maximum resolution at 1366 x 768 pixels, so you must connect it into external HDTV or Television to enjoy 1080p HD video content, thanks to HDMI port that located on the right side. Above the screen, there is a High Definition web camera for self portrait and integrated with digital microphone for video chats.


Yes, the Toshiba S55-A5352 is a sleek laptop, but unlike common slim laptop on its size that lacks optical drive, the newest Toshiba Satellite S55 model brings a DVD SuperMulti drive with double-layer support on the left side. Its mean you can burn your multimedia content and other files into CDs or DVDs formats. You can also easily load more applications from DVD cassette or watch DVD movies. For multimedia storage, the multimedia laptop equipped with a 750GB of Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive and offers spinning speed of 5400rpm, along with Toshiba HDD Protection.

Yeah, as a Satellite laptop, this model also equipped with a Premium Raised Toshiba’s keyboard and Buttonless touchpad pointing device with multi-touch support. On the left keyboard, there is also a full numeric keypad that gives smooth and faster typing experience, especially for spreadsheets. There are also One Touch Function Keys, Kensington lock slot, 4-cell Lithium Ion battery that offers more than 4 hours of battery runtime for light office use and a pair of Harman/kardon stereo speakers with DTS Studio Sound technology.

Toshiba Satellite S55A5352 specifications
Toshiba Satellite S55A5352 Premium Black Keyboard

The rest of specifications are single USB 2.0 port, 3.5mm microphone jack, 3.5mm headphone jack, two USB 3.0 port, multimedia card reader slot, VGA port, 10/100/1000 Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet LAN with RJ connector and WiFi 802.11b/g/n that promises a reliable wireless internet connection. Of course, like common Toshiba Satellite series, the S55-A5352 laptop also preloaded with a wide range of software, such as Trial version of Microsoft Office, Internet Security, game Console, Recovery app, Eco Utility, Eco Utility and more.

Preloaded with the famous Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit version for operating system, Toshiba Satellite S55-A5352 is now available in major retailer and online in US market with a starting price around at $669 and 1 year warranty. Yeah, this is not an inexpensive 15.6 inch multimedia laptop. The graphics performance also a bit disappointed, but if the size and design are your concern, we think this laptop is still a great machine and gives a great value for your money. So, what do you think? If you are not too concern about the laptop’s size and need a cheaper multimedia laptop, we recommend you to check the 1.2 inch Inspiron I15RM-3902SLV laptop from Dell. Comes with similar processor and integrated with 6GB of DDR3 RAM, the Dell’s is available now for price around at $577.

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