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-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a Japanese conglomerate or technology group. The company was established in 1939 and in 1978 Toshiba became the official company name. The company's products and services include power, industrial and social infrastructure systems, elevators and escalators, electronic components, semiconductors, hard drives, printers, batteries, lighting, logistics and information technology. Toshiba was one of the largest manufacturers of personal computers, consumer electronics, home appliances and medical equipment.
60%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.
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