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A Performance and Affordable Toshiba Satellite C55C5241 Laptop
If you are looking for a laptop under US$500, take a look at this Toshiba Satellite C55C5241. This laptop can be your consideration in choosing the right laptop. Toshiba is
packing the good performance into a laptop that costs cheaper than US$600. This laptop
is powerful enough to handle multitasking for light to medium task. Its processor, the
fifth generation Intel Core i5 combined with the 8GB RAM are able to handle most apps
installed. However, this laptop is not considered to be a graphically demanding laptop. It
lacks a dedicated graphic card. Up to this point, this laptop is not really suitable to be
used in editing and rendering high resolution images or videos. So, if you are not an
intensive user of Photoshop or a professional video or image editor, this laptop may be a
good deal to be your option.
This considerably cheap laptop has a sleek and fine design. This Toshiba Satellite C55C5241 has a black finish with a brushed metal cover.this laptop is thin, the screen is a
half-inch of plastic. The plastic material is considered to be easily bent. It is supposedly
to be made of cheap plastic. However, it may be the reason why this laptop has a
cheaper price. But alternatively, it can be said that this affordable Toshiba laptop has a
premium outer looks at glance.
This Toshiba Satellite C55-C5241 is powered by the fifth generation Intel Core i5 that
clocks at 2.2 GHz on normal pace and 2.7GHz when TurboBoost. The TurboBoost has the
feature to constantly check the temperature and the battery level to ensure the laptop
running safely. Be sure to keep the laptop cool enough and has sufficient power in order
to have a better processing power. This laptop the best i5 laptop had reviewed for airguatemala.org.
This processor supports the 64-bits architecture. it means that this laptop can take as
much advantage of the RAM. This Toshiba Satellite C55-C5241 has 8GB of RAM inside.
Toshiba does not recomend its product user to upgrade the RAM. this processor and ram
performance is able to handle light to medium home tasks ranging from writing, web
surfing, chatting, emailing, light photo editing, etc.
The good performance of this Toshiba Satellite C55-C5241, however it is not equipped
by a discrete graphic card. It is the weakest part of this laptop. Alternatively, the laptop
is eqipped by Intel HD Graphics 5500. This is an integrated graphic solution installed
within the CPU. This graphic system is not a gaming system. You should not have much
expectation on gaming for the laptop priced $450. But this laptop is still able to run
number of games that are not graphically demanding. This limitation is applied if you
want to do an extensive graphic or video editting. It is still possible to run several video
editting apps like Adobe Premiere. However you should have an extra patience.
While most recent laptops start to use SSD for their storage, unfortunately this Toshiba
Satellitr C55-C5241 still uses a 1 TB HDD. Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is not as fast as Solid
State Drive (SSD) which is commonly used by today’s laptop. but the SSD will cost more
expensive than SSD.
For the battery, this Toshiba Satellite C55-C5241 has a fullcharged battery that can last
up to seven hours (It is aggreed by most of its user). It is not a fixed duration that is still
dependant to our usage. But it is more than enough for a common daily use and a quick
trip. But still, remember to bring the charging adapter and easy access to power outlets
in case the battery needs to be recharged.
As mentioned before, the graphics performance is not the best for heavy duty gaming
and graphical tasks: extensive video, photo, graphic editing. However this laptop is
expected to provide clear visual for multimedia tasks and entertainments. This laptop
dispaly is the 15.6-inch, 1,366x768 resolution LCD. it has an LED-backlit for even
lighting, and an anti-reflective coating. It is not a touchscreen display, but it has the
latest Windows 10 pre loaded that still friendly to be used with keyboard and mouse. The
nice thing is you can still enjoy Cortana and Microsoft Edge.
The keyboard is not a backlit keyboard, yet it is considerably still comfortable. The weak
point is the space bar which is quite narrow compared to its full and wide keyboard deck.
However, the numeric keypad is provided that will make some calculating task easier.
One DVD drive is provided where you cn enjoy watching movies on DVD.
There are plenty of connectivity options in this Satellite C55-5241. The first is the built-in
Wifi adapter version is constrained to 802.11n band. Next, a bluetooth 4.0 and a port of
RJ-45 are also available to support your networking needs. One USB 3.0 port and two
USB 2.0 ports, this port is accessible for additional accessories such as a faster Wi-Fi
adapters, a Blu-Ray RW drive, flashdisks, and so on. Another connectivity option is one
SD card port that is fast and worked good for SD cards up to 128GB. However, VGA
output port is not installed. If you need to use VGA output, you should aquire an HDMI
to VGA connector. The good thing is the HDMI port is working perfectly without delay in
this laptop. the other nice thing in this laptop is, it come with the preinstalled Windows
10, and a webcam capable of video chatting, an activity that is common nowadays.
To sum up, this laptop is really affordable and relibale for the easy to medium office
work, home entertainment, networking, some other task that is not really graphically
demanding. In short it has a good balance of performance and budget. If the laptop that
is you are looking for is going to be used mainly for gaming and other heavy task that is
graphically demanding like extensive video or graphic editing, you should be more
patient a little bit and save more money to buy higher tier laptops available on the