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Toshiba Satellite C55-A-1D5

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite C55-A-1D5Notebook: Toshiba Satellite C55-A-1D5
Processor: Intel Core i5 3230M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 610 euro
Average Score: 68.67% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 79%, features: 65%, display: 69% mobility: 56%, workmanship: 64%, ergonomy: 65%, emissions: 83%

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite C55-A-1D5

76% Review Toshiba Satellite C55-A-1D5 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Short-winded. There are many affordable multimedia laptops that even manage up-to-date games in medium to high settings for around 600 Euros (~$813). Toshiba's Satellite C55-A-1D5 is no exception. However, it exhibits shortcomings in ergonomics, build and, above all, battery runtime.
70% Toshiba Satellite C55-A-12U review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
This is a cheap and cheerful laptop that's fast but with a short battery life. It has a few too many flaws to recommend it outright, but don't rule it out as a cheap student or family laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 70% features: 60% display: 60% mobility: 40% workmanship: 60% emissions: 80%

Foreign Reviews

60% Toshiba Satellite C55-A-1D5
Source: PC News - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

Model:

At first glance, the Toshiba Satellite C55-A-1D5 looks like a great deal. Despite its budget friendly price, its powered by an Intel Core i5-3230M 2.6 GHz processor with 8GB RAM, and equipped with a 1 TB 5400 rpm hard drive. One thing that remains firmly on the cheap side is the build quality. The white plastics body definitely does not give the Toshiba Satellite C55-A-1D5 a premium feel. However, it seems like a well made device. With a 15.6 inch screen and weighing in at 2.3 kg, it is not the most portable device. The 1366x768 resolution screen lacks definition and washes out colors. The viewing angles are decent enough.

In light of the hardware included, the performance is pretty great and it will get through moderate and light tasks well enough. It also handles multitasking decently. Surprisingly, it handles intensive games in its native resolution well, making this a great all-round device. The battery life is dismal, but the Toshiba Satellite C55-A-1D5 does not seem to be built to be very portable, most users should expect to spend a majority of their time using this machine while plugged in. Overall, despite disappointing screen and battery life, this is a great budget machine at a great price. Unfortunately there are better options out there in the same price range.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M: Mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GT 700M series. Based on the Kepler architecture and manufactured by TSMC in a 28nm process.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


3230M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, includes HD 4000 GPU, core clock 2.6 - 3.2 GHz» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.3 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a multinational conglomerate manufacturing company, headquartered in Japan. The company's main business is in Infrastructure, Consumer Products, and Electronic devices and components. Toshiba-made Semiconductors are among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders. Toshiba is one of the biggest international notebook-manufacturer. There exist many reviews for Toshiba models.

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68.67%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-09-18 (Update: 2013-09-18)