Toshiba, the Leading Innovations Japanese based company has expanded their multimedia laptop line up with Toshiba Satellite S55-A5376 laptop. Yeah, this is not the most powerful Toshiba Satellite S55 laptop series and only shipped with third generation of Intel Ivy Bridge processor. But with the i7-3630QM quad core as the heart, the Satellite S55-A5376 15.6 inch laptop still provides more than enough performance for hard work and delivers truly satisfying multimedia experience.
Similar to Toshiba Satellite S55-A5358 15.6 inch laptop, this machine also comes with a high quality brushed aluminum material for casing. On the bottom corner of Ice Silver cover lid, the silver Toshiba logo make this machine looks more premium and expensive than they are. In term of size, the 5.3 lbs laptop has dimension in 14.8 x 9.6 x 1.02 inches. Its mean you can easily slip it into travel bag and perfect for companion in office or when you on the occasional business trips.
The S55-A5376 laptop sports a Intel Core i7-3630QM quad core processor with Intel Hypertrading and Turbo 2.0 Boost technology. It has a base clock rates at 2.4GHZ with Mobile Intel HM76 Express for chipset and offers up to 3.4GHZ of processor speed when you handle most demanding business and multimedia applications. Under the hood, the 8GB DDR3 1600MHz SDRAM that can be expanded up to 16GB DDR3 RAM provides faster and smooth multitasking performance. There is also the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 s the operating system that promises seamless and stable platform for almost all Windows multimedia and business applications.
Of course, like other Satellite S series, Toshiba Satellite S55-A5376 also equipped with Premium Raised Tile keyboard. There is also soft touch numeric keypad and LED backlit technology that makes it still comfortable and accurate for typing in low light room. Inside, there is also a 4-cell Lithium Ion battery that backed by Toshiba Eco Utility. The company said if the Lithium Ion battery can produces more than four hours of battery life for light office usage. For storage, the 1TB of SATA disk drive provides more than enough space to store all your files and document.
The 15.6 inch High Definition TFT LCD display that incorporated with Mobile Intel HD Graphics is only support a 1366 x 768 native resolution. Its mean the S55’s laptop is not support for playing 3D modern games in high resolution or to watch 1080p HD video playback. But you did not worries. The Toshiba’s TruBrite and LED backlit technology ensures user still will gets very bright, crisp and vivid color for 720p video playback or casual modern games. If you preferred to watch video or streaming movies with family, you can also shared the content into external HDTV, thanks to HDMI port.
Like the predecessor, Toshiba Satellite S55-A5376 also equipped with a wide range of port, slot and connectivity features. Around the edges, there are also two 3.5mm jack for audio and microphone, multimedia card reader slot, single USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 port, multimedia card reader slot, VGA port and RJ 45 port, along with 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n Wireless networking for connectivity. Other features are security lock slot, front facing High Definition webcam with integrated microphone and dual stereo speakers that located above the keyboard.
There are a wide range of preloaded applications, such as DTS Studio Sound for audio, Internet Explorer for rich internet browsing, Norton for internet security, trial version of Microsoft Office 365 for productivity, TOSHIBA Sleep Utility and more. Yeah, this model is not comes with latest Intel technology and only support for 720p video playback. But, if the portability, design and multitasking performance are your big concern, the $600 Toshiba Satellite S55-A5376 is still a great 15.6 inch machine and worth for your money.