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Toshiba Satellite S55-B5132 Powerful Mainstream Specs Review

Do you really need a powerful machine for work and play? If you are, you should take a look at Toshiba Satellite S55-B5132 mainstream notebook. Yeah, as the Toshiba Satellite S55 series, the S55-B5132 15.6 inch laptop is not designed for everyone, especially for a laptop shopper who on the tight budget. But if the multitasking performance and viewing experiences are your big concern, the Satellite S55-B5132 notebook that shipped with a high end Intel Core i7-4720HQ quad core processor as the heart and equipped with 12GB of RAM still provides more than enough power for running most demanding modern applications.

This model is may comes with a minimalist design. But with an exclusive Satin Gold color for the lid cover and palmrest area make this machine still looks sturdy and robust. The new Toshiba brushed finished design with small silver Toshiba logo on the cover gives a premium feels to carry around with you wherever you go. As the newest model on its series, Toshiba Satellite S55-B5132 15.6 inch notebook also comes with a pretty sleek and light design. The 4.85 lbs notebook that equipped with a 4-cell Lithium Ion battery is easy and light to carry around with you. Measures only around at 14.96 x 10.2 x 0.93 inch (380 x 260 x 23.5mm), the mainstream machine also can slip into almost all backpack with ease.

Toshiba Satellite S55-B5132 Notebook Review
Toshiba Satellite S55-B5132 15.6 inch Mainstream Notebook

Powered by Intel Core i7-4720HQ quad core processor with Mobile Intel HM86 Express Chipset, Toshiba Satellite S55-B5132 mainstream notebook delivers the power you will need for hard work and play. The 2.6 GHz quad core processor that optimized with Intel Turbo Boost technology for extra up to 3.4 GHz speed provides much better performance than the 4th gen Intel Core i7 5500U processor. Its mean you can handle most modern demanding business and office applications without worried get any lags. Inside, the 12GB of DDR3L SDRAM that combined with new Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit version promises faster and seamless performance to running two or more applications at once. Like its competitor on its class, the S55-B5132 15.6 inch laptop also equipped with a 1TB of internal storage. Its means you can store thousand of media files and install more modern software without need to worries.


The Satellite S55-B5132 15.6 inch notebook not only comes with powerful performance, but also shipped with some interesting multimedia features. The 15.6 inch Full High Definition widescreen that supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels native resolution provides very bright, crisp and stunning color for watching and streaming new video and movies from Netflix. Like the predecessor, the TFT LED backlit laptop’s display also optimized with Toshiba TruBrite technology for enhanced viewing experience. For graphics engine, the Premium Toshiba Satellite S55 notebook equipped with Mobile Intel HD graphics with shared graphics memory.

As the Satellite series, the internal harman/kardon stereo laptop speakers also placed above the keyboard. Paired with DTS Sound audio technology, the laptop delivers very crisp, loud and stunning audio experience for multimedia and games. In term of connectivity, Toshiba Satellite S55-B5132 offers Bluetooth 4.0, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN and WiFi 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN.

Toshiba Satellite S55-B5132 Review
Toshiba Satellite S55-B5132 Premium Maisntream Laptop

As a mainstream laptop model, Toshiba Satellite S55-B5132 also equipped with very comfortable keyboard for working with spreadsheets, document or calculating tasks. The full size premium keyboard has full numeric keypad and LED-backlit technology for working in dim-light room. The High Definition Satellite web camera on the top of black bezel and internal digital microphone gives user ability to stay in touch with family or co-workers when on the go. There are full I/O port interface features on the around of the S55-B5132 laptop’s side, includes two USB 3.0 port, 3.5mm audio combo jack, RJ-45 port, single USB 2.0 port and security lock slot.

So, what do you think? Yeah, this is may not designed for everyone. But if you have the budget, and the performance is your biggest concern, Toshiba Satellite S55-B513 15.6 inch notebook that priced only around at $768.99 is still a really great machine and provides a big value for your money. For cheaper alternative, you can take a look at the sub-$600 Toshiba Satellite C55B5142 15.6 inch laptop with Intel® Core™ i5-5200U Dual Core Processor and 8GB of RAM.

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