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Toshiba Satellite C55-B5382 Cheap Laptop with More Power Review

Toshiba Satellite C55-B5382 Brings More Power with Less Price. Do you need a decent middle class laptop but did not want to breaking the bank? If you are one of the Toshiba Satellite laptop’s fan and preferred with Intel Pentium performance, you should take a look at the Satellite C55-B5382 15.6 inch notebook. Yeah, like its predecessor, the C55-B5382 is not designed for running most dedicated heavily programs. But with Intel Pentium N3540 quad core processor that combined with 4GB of memory and newest Microsoft Windows Home as the system, this machine still provides a reasonable power to handle most daily tasks without any problems.

Combine the 2.16 GHz Intel “Bay Trail-M” Pentium N3540 quad core processor and 4GB of DDR3L 1333MHz isn’t a monster, but the Toshiba Satellite C55-B5382 is still delivers more power than its cheap laptop’s competitor on its class. Comes with new technology, the Intel Pentium N3540 processor’s power also can boost up to 2.66 GHz when you handle demanding applications, thanks to the Intel Burst clock speed technology. As the newest model, the Microsoft Windows 10 Home booting system will gives smoother and faster computing experience than its predecessor. Unfortunately, the RAM is not user friendly replaceable.

Toshiba Satellite C55-B5382 laptop
Toshiba Satellite C55-B5382 15.6 inch laptop

Inside, the Toshiba Satellite C55-B5382 budget friendly laptop is equipped with a 1TB hard disk drive and brings a 5400 RPM for reading and writing data on the disk. For backup files, this machine has a 6-in-1 media card reader slot on the front of underneath and DVD-SuperMulti drive with double layer supports on the laptop’s edge to create CD’s or DVD’s backup. While on top of bezel, the newest Toshiba Satellite 15.6 inch laptop have a front facing High Definition camera for captures photo and internal digital microphone for low resolution video recording or Skype video calls.

Like its sister, Toshiba Satellite C55-B5382 15.6 inch laptop also boasts a High Definition LED backlight display with a 1366 x 768 pixels native resolution and integrated with Intel HD graphics. Of course, as the latest model, this machine also features a Toshiba TruBrite technology to produce brighter and clearer colors for watching photo, streaming HD movies or play your DVD’s movies. The stereo speakers grill sited on the top of keyboard deck area. Its may not promises stunning audio experience, but still provides fairly crisp and loud sound on the small room, thanks to the Toshiba own’s Audio Enhancement software. For best audio experience, we recommend to use an external headphones via the 3.5mm audio combo jack.

Toshiba Satellite C55B5382 notebook
Toshiba Satellite C55B5382 Solid-Look Notebook

There is no changes design on this model. The high quality sleek plastic case combined with solid black Textured Resin design (Toshiba named Jet Black) make it looks more robust and sturdy than they really are. Its powered with a 4-cell Lithium battery that promises more than five hours of life between charge, which is a standard life on its range. Measures around at 14.96 x 10.2 x 1.05 inch (380 x 260 x 26.6 mm), the 4.85 lbs Satellite C55-B5382 15.6 inch laptop fairly light to carry around with you. It’s also fairly sleek to slip in your bag.

In term of connectivity, Toshiba Satellite C55B5382 15.6 inch laptop offers a Bluetooth 4.0, 10/100 Ethernet LAN with RJ-45 connector placed on the side and WiFi 802.11b/g/n for wirelessly communication. There are also single USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 port and two external display connectors, the RGB and HDMI ports. It’s also preloaded with some usefully third parties applications, such as MyMusicCloud, WinZip, PhotoDirector LE,PowerDirector LE, Microsoft Office 365 (trial version), McAfee LiveSafe and more, along with Toshiba-branded software, such as Display Utility, Application Installer, Media Creator and more.

Yeah, the Intel Pentium N3540 as the heart is not the most powerful Intel processor at this time, but its still delivers fast enough performance for daily tasks and handle most modern casual productivity and multimedia software. If you interest, Toshiba Satellite C55-B5382 is available now in major retailers with a starting price only around at $279 after discount. So, what do you think about this Satellite laptop? If you plan to replacing your old computer, the sub-$400 Toshiba Satellite C75-C7130 notebook is a really recommended. It’s a powerful desktop replacement with 6GB memory and Intel Core i3-5005U dual core processor.

Toshiba Satellite C55-B5382 Notebook Specifications

Design : plastic casing, rounded corners, Jet Black color, Toshiba textured resin design

Operating system : Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit

Processor : Intel Pentium N3540 Quad Core Processor

Processor features : 2.16 GHz with Intel Turbo Burst up to 2.66 GHz

Graphics card : integrated Intel HD graphics

Memory : 4GB of DDR3L 1333MHz

Storage : 1 TB Serial-ATA hard disk drive with speed of 5400RPM

Optical drive : DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)

Display : 15.6 inch High Definition LED Backlit Display

Display features : 1366 x 768 pixels, widescreen, Toshiba TruBrite® technology

Camera : front facing High Definition webcam, internal dual digital microphones

Speakers : Built-in dual stereo speakers, TOSHIBA Audio Enhancement

Keyboard : full size standard US keyboard with 10 numeric keypad

Touchpad : Touchpad with multi-touch gestures

Connectivity : 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth® V4.1, 802.11b/g/n WLAN

Ports interface : 3.5mm combo jack, 2x USB 2.0 port, USB 3.0 ports, RJ-45 port for Ethernet, HDMI port, RGB port, security lock slot and 6-in-1 media reader slot

Battery : 4-cell lithium polymer battery

Battery life : more than 5 hours between charge

Dimension : 14.96 x 10.2 x 1.05

Weight : 4.85 lbs

Other features : Cyberlink PowerDVD, trial of McAfee Live Safe and Microsoft® Office 365 customers, TOSHIBA Media Player, TOSHIBA Password Utility, TOSHIBA eco Utility™, PhotoDirector

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