Are you looking a new budget friendly laptop for day to day use in the office and at home? If you are one of Toshiba Satellite laptop’s fans and preferred with AMD processor’s performance, we think you should take a look at Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5214 15.6 inch laptop. Yeah, like common Toshiba Satellite C50D laptop’s series, the Satellite C55D-B5214 is not designed for a professional and business users. But if you only need a decent 15.6 inch budget laptop for daily use, the latest Toshiba Satellite C55D series that comes with new “AMD Beema” quad core processor as the heart still provides big performance for the price.
Similar to HP 15-g007dx 15.6 inch laptop, this model also shipped with new AMD A8-6410 quad core processor that clocked around at 2.0GHz to 2.4GHz, provides more than enough power for handling daily office tasks and some multimedia tasks, such as watch HD video, home editing photo and video and rich internet browsing. Combine the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8.1 for the operating system with a 4GB of RAM, Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5214 laptop still promises smooth and seamless performance to handle most demanding productivity and some multimedia tasks at once.
The Toshiba Satellite C55DB5214 15.6 inch HD laptop’s display comes with TruBrite technology and can produce maximum internal resolution around at 1366 x 768 pixels. Paired with AMD Radeon R5 as graphics accelerator, the Toshiba budget laptop delivers fairly crisp images and stunning audio for watching 720p video content and playing some latest casual games. The internal dual stereo speakers with DTS Sound technology that positioned above the keyboard produces fairly crisp and loud enough volume, but we really recommended to connect into an external audio system or high quality headphones for stunning audio experience.
Although the Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5214 laptop is manufactured by a plastic material, the combinations of Jet Black for the entire body and lid cover with Toshiba textured-resin finished design make this machine looks more solid and robust than they really are. Yeah, the Toshiba 4.9 lbs laptop that has dimension in 10.2 x 15 x 1.1 is not a slim 15.6 inch laptop, but this machine still comfortable for travel companion and can fit perfectly in almost all carry bag. Inside, the 4-cell Lithium Ion Satellite laptop’s battery promised more than four hours of battery runtime for light office tasks.
The Satellite C55D-B5214 has a 1TB of Serial ATA for internal storage with speed up to 5400 rotate per minutes, promised more than enough space to all your files. You can also use the DVD-SuperMulti drive with dual layer support that placed on the left C55D-B5214 laptop’s edge for backup your video and music files into DVD’s cassettes, along with install more games and applications. There is also a memory card reader slot on the front laptop’s edge, so you can transfer you video and photo to your other compatible device, such as smartphones and tablet.
Above the LED-backlit laptop’s screen, you will find a front facing web camera with integrated digital microphone, so you can stay in touch with family when you in office or on the occasional trips. Like the predecessor, Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5214 also comes with a standard full sized US keyboard and comfortable squared keypad for fast and secure typing. Other specifications are few USB 2.0 port, 3.5mm audio combo jack, USB 3.0 port, VGA port, Ethernet LAN with RJ 45 connector, HDMI port. security lock slot and WiFi 802.11b/g/n for browsing the web or streaming video.
Of course, as the new model, the Satellite C55D-B5214 laptop also shipped with few usefully software, such as TOSHIBA eco Utility, TOSHIBA HDD Protection, WildTangent Game Console, trial version of Microsoft Office and more. So, what do you think? Yeah, this is not the most powerful laptop in Toshiba Satellite C series, but with a starting price only around at $399, Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5214 laptop is still worth and offers a big value for your money. If you are on the market for a new touchscreen laptop and the price is your biggest concern, we recommend you to check the sub-$350 Toshiba Satellite C55T-B5230 laptop that shipped with the Intel Celeron N2830 processor.