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Toshiba Satellite S55-B5148 Review Premium Mainstream Notebook

Toshiba Satellite S55-B5148 notebook is may not designed for a budget laptop shopper, but if the performance is your biggest concern, this machine provides great performance for the price. Combine the Intel Core i7-4720HQ Quad-Core Processor as the heart with 12GB of memory provides really ultimate performance for hard work and play. The newest Microsoft Windows 8.1 for the operating system allows the Satellite S55-B5148 15.6 inch notebook’s user running most demanding business and multimedia software without any lags. You also can install more modern usefully applications with ease, thanks to the 1TB of SATA hard disk drive.

Speaking of mobile computing performance, the Satellite S55-B5148 15.6 inch notebook is identical to the sub-$800 Toshiba Satellite S55-B5132 that was released last year at major retailers in US. The 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-4720HQ Quad-Core Processor that combined with Mobile Intel HM86 Express Chipset and Turbo Boost 2.0 technology for extra processor power up to 3.6 GHz provides very powerful performance for hard work in office. You also can handle two or more demanding business applications at the same time without the system gets any delays, thanks to the 12GB of DDR3L SDRAM. Under the hood, the Intel HD Graphics 4600 as graphics engine delivers more than enough graphics performance for running modern video editing software, along with playing some modern games.

Toshiba Satellite S55B5148 review
Toshiba Satellite S55B5148 Mainstream Notebook

The Satin Gold color that combined with brushed aluminum design for cover and keyboard deck gives a premium feels and expensive appearances to Toshiba Satellite S55-B5148 laptop. Measures just 14.96 x 10.2 x 0.93 inch is not only comfortable to use in office, but also perfect for occasional business trips. The S55 4.85 lbs machine feels light to hold in one hand. Of course, as a business and multimedia machine, this model also shipped with a very comfortable Frameless TruType keyboard with LED-backlit technology for working in bright light or dim light room. Above the premium keyboard, you will see speakers grill for harman/kardon stereo speakers. The internal speakers are powered by DTS Sound technology that provides very immersive audio experience for multimedia tasks and games.


Like its sibling, Toshiba Satellite S55-B5148 15.6 inch laptop also comes with a Full High Definition TFT widescreen display and produces maximum internal resolution around at 1920 x 1080 pixels. Its incorporated with Toshiba TruBrite technology and delivers very crisp and stunning color for watching and streaming new video and movies from internet. Like the predecessor, the S55-B5148 15.6 inch notebook is not equipped with DVD optical drive. But the 1TB of SATA disk drive as internal storage still provides more than enough space to store all your favorite video and document with ease.

Toshiba Satellite S55-B5148 review
Toshiba Satellite S55-B5148 15.6 inch Powerful Notebook

Above the TruBrite screen, user can use the front facing HD web camera for capture photo and internal digital microphone for face to face video communications. Of course, as mainstream notebook, the Satellite S55-B5148 15.6 inch notebook also comes with full I/O port interface, includes few USB 3.0 ports, 3.5mm audio combo jack, HDMI port, security lock slot, USB 2.0 port, RJ 45 port and 6-in-1 media card reader slot.

Other S55-B5148 laptop’s feature are Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN, Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 3160 for wirelessly internet connection, Intel WiDi and more. Yeah, this is may not designed for everyone, especially for a laptop shopper who on the tight budget. But with a starting price only around at $757, Toshiba Satellite S55-B5148 is still great 15.6 inch laptop and has many strengths that hard to beat. So, what do you think? If the price is the only thing you concern, you should check the sub-$250 Toshiba Satellite C55-B5101 15.6 inch laptop that equipped with Intel Celeron N2840 processor.

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