Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5242
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Toshiba's Satellite C55D-B5242 continues the trend of the company offering greater storage space than its competitors but this feature may not be enough to make it a better system. They have also tossed in more memory but the general performance is less than most systems at this price point. It is made up a bit with improved graphics but there are just too many alternatives that seem to offer a bit more.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Model: The Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5242 is a laptop for the budget concern user requiring basic yet functional features. The essentials packed device is also basic in design taking on a more subtle business-look with the dark grey finish and smooth edges. The Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5242 comes with an island-style keyboard and an off-center touchpad. The two input devices are fairly comfortable to use. The 15.6 inch HD TruBrite LED backlit display produces good viewing quality which will bode well for entertainment.
At the heart of the laptop are an AMD quad-core A4-6210 processor, 6 GB DDR3L RAM, an AMD Radeon R3 GPU and a 750 GB HDD. The Windows 8.1 device also comes with a DVD-SuperMulti drive, HD webcam, an HDMI out, a USB 3.0 port, 2 USB 2.0 port and a RGB port. The most notable exclusion is the Bluetooth 4.0, but that might seem trivial for some users. The Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5242 comes with 1 year warrant and several built in software to aid with total cost reduction. The laptop weighs about 4.85 lbs (2.2 kg) and comes with a non-replaceable 4-cell Lithium-Ion battery.
AMD Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema):
Integrated GPU on select AMD Beema or Mullins APUs. Based on the GCN architecture with 128 shader units and a core clock of 350 - 600 MHz.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
A4-6210: Quad-core APU for entry-level devices and subnotebooks, codenamed Beema. Based on the Puma+ architecture and integrates a Radeon R3 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually, old laptops with 14-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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.
Toshiba is not present in the smartphone sector. As laptop manufacturer, Toshiba still had 6.6% of world market share in 2014. However it fell to only 1.6% in 2016, making only for the 8th place.
60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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