There are many powerful 15.6 inch laptop that currently sale on the market, but if you looking for a new Toshiba machine, you should take a look at the Toshiba Satellite S55-B5155 Satin Gold Notebook. Unlike common Toshiba Satellite C series that designed for entry level users, the Toshiba S55B5155 laptop is designed for medium to high end user who need a decent machine for hard work and play. The Intel Core i7-5500U dual core processor with 2GB of AMD Radeon R7 M260 for graphics engine delivers more than enough power you will need for running most demanding business software and multimedia tasks, along with playing modern games.
Toshiba Satellite S55-B5155 15.6 inch laptop is a perfect companion for user on the go, along with use in office and at home. Measures around at 380 x 260 x 23.5mm, the 4.85 lbs S55B5155 laptop is easy and light to hold, even in one hand. Combine the high quality plastic for casing with Brushed Aluminum finished design in Satin Gold for lid cover and palmrest area provides very stylish and premium appearance. It’s also looks sturdy and robust. As a medium class machine, the Toshiba TruType keyboard with Premium Frameless design and 10-keypad offered accurate and comfortable typing, even for working with large document and spreadsheets.
The 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7-5500U dual core processor with Turbo Boost 2.0 technology that gives laptop’s user extra processor speed up to 3.0 GHz delivers more than enough power you will need for hard work and play. The new Toshiba Satellite S55 laptop can handle almost all demanding business and multimedia tasks without any delays, even for multiple tasks at once, thanks to the 8GB of DDR3 1600MHz SDRAM and the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8.1 OS. Inside, hybrid “AMD Radeon R7 M260″ graphics with 2GB of DDR3 video memory delivers reliable performance for running video editing applications and modern games, such as Dragon Age: Inquisition, GRID: Autosport and more.
Toshiba Satellite S55-B5155 comes with a 15.6 inch LED-backlit HD LED display and brings up to 16.9 viewing angle. Unfortunately, the 15.6 inch laptop’s display that optimized with Toshiba TruBrite technology only provides a 1366 x 768 pixels native resolution. Its mean the S55B5155 laptop should be connected into external HDTV for playing 1080p HD video via HDMI port. Below the 15.6 inch laptop’s display, the internal harman/kardon stereo speakers with the DTS Sound Studio technology delivered very good and crisp sound quality for listening music, watch video or streaming new movies from internet.
This is may a portable and sleek laptop, but the 1TB of SATA hard disk promises larger memory space than common Satellite laptop on the market. There are few essential connectivity features that usually can be found on high end 15.6 inch laptop, such as Gigabit Ethernet LAN, latest Bluetooth technology and Wi-Fi Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 1×1 AC for wireless internet connection trough Wi-Fi HotSpot area. You can use the front facing S55 laptop’s web camera for makes a face to face video communications with family when you in the office or co-workers when you on the business trips. Toshiba also added the Satellite S55-B5155 15.6 inch laptop with a number of essential I/O ports, such as audio combo jack for headphones and microphone, USB 3.0 port, USB 2.0 port and more (check detail specs below).
Detail Toshiba Satellite S55-B5155 Laptop Specifications
- Design : Brushed Aluminum in Satin Gold
- Processor: Intel Core i7-5500U
- Processor Features : 2.4 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost up to 3.0 GHz, Hyper-Threading Technology, Small Business Advantage, Intel Smart Response Technology
- Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit version
- Memory: 8GB DDR3 1600MHz SDRAM
- Display : 15.6 inch High Definition TFT LED Display
- Dispaly Features : Toshiba TruBrite , 1366 x 768 pixels resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio
- Graphics Engine : AMD Radeon R7 M260 with hybrid graphics and 2GB video memory
- Disk Drive : 1TB Serial-ATA with 5400RPM speeds
- Optical Drive : No
- Web camera: Front facing HD camera
- Audio : internal harman/kardon stereo speakers with DTS Sound technology, internal microphone
- Connectivity : Wi-Fi Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 1×1 AC, Bluetooth 4.0, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN, Wireless display
- I/O Ports : HDMI port, USB 2.0 port, RJ 45 port, 3.5mm audio combo jack, USB 3.0 port, USB 3.0 port with USB Sleep and Charge
- Keyboard : Premium Frameless TruType with full numeric keypad
- TouchPad : Clickpad pointing device with multi-touch control
- Battery : 4-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery
Battery Life : more than 4 Hours between charge
- Dimensions : 14.96 x 10.2 x 0.93 inch (380 x 260 x 23.5mm)
- Weight : 4.85 lbs / 2.2 kg
- Other Features : 6-in-1 media card reader slot, security lock slot, Adobe Reader, TOSHIBA eco Utility, etc.
Yeah, the sub-$750 Toshiba S55B5155 laptop is may not designed for everyone, especially who on the tight budget. The optical drive also lacked and the battery life is a bit disappointed. But with powerful new Intel i7 “Broadwell processor, Intel Turbo Boost technology and powerful graphics card, Toshiba Satellite S55-B5155 laptop that priced only around at $739 in some US retailer is still delivers big performance for the price. So, what do you think about this Satellite S55 laptop? If this machine is out range of your budget, you should check the sub-$ Toshiba Satellite C55T-B5354 laptop.