The newly released Toshiba satellite C55-C5240 is not quite different to its predecessors. In terms of its casing, look, and overall design, the C55-C5240 is similar to all Toshiba satellite laptop series. The keyboard measures around 14 inches, has the same Toshiba signature keyboard style, and has a number pad at the left. The only noticeable difference is its finishing textured plastic casing in matte black that adds to its natural sophistication feel and vibe.
A housed frameless style was integrated in the keyboards. The new design lessens key bouncing and minimizes typing noise. A number pad is also included to help professionals have quicker and easier access to numbers.
When it comes to the screen display, the Toshiba satellite C55-C5240 is a beast. The 15.6 high definition widescreen gives its user an elegant gaming and browsing experience. The notebook promises stunning, crystal clear viewing experience with its 5500 Intel HD graphics.
The Toshiba Satellite C55-C5240’s screen is great for most uses. However, there is a minimal limitation; its LED-backlit display is powered by the new Toshiba TruBrite 720p, which means some heavy 3D demanding games may not be supported by such technology.
The notebook has an impressive dimension of 10.2 x 14.96 x 0.93 inches and it weighs about 4.8 Ibs (2.2 Kg) making it very easy to carry when travelling.
Two USB 2.0 ports, gigabit Ethernet LAN, audio jack, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0 port, security lock slot, WIFI 802.11 b/g/n wireless LAN and more.
The notebook is powered by Intel Core i5 5200U processor pumping at 2.2GHz. Technically, the i5 5200U is able to run much about anything a user intends to want. You can feel right away the laptop’s crisp performance even when running system intensive applications without any perceptible issues. This notebook surely is more than meets the eye.
Another impressive feature of the Toshiba satellite C55-C5240 is its memory belt. The memory department consists of 8 GB DIMM RAM, which means the amount of memory is more than enough for doing different things simultaneously without lagging or crashing.
Overall, the RAM is surely a major steal. If you often multitask and looking for a perfect laptop with a very reasonable price, you should consider the Satelite C55-C5240.
Hard drives (Storage)
The new Toshiba satellite notebook also give users ample amount of storage capacity. The 1 Terabyte serial ATA disk drive brings up to a whopping 5400 RPM of speed. Not only will it allow you to store more files, but also offer you to install more software fast and with comfort.
Another surprising feature of the notebook is the battery life. With the lithium ion battery pack, the notebook is capable of staying alive for up to 7 hours with light use. For heavy usage, the laptop can virtually give its users 4 to 5 hours of battery life – which is still absolutely amazing.
Summary of Specifications
- Dimension: 10.2 x 14.96 x 0.93 inches
- Webcam: Weight: 4.8 Ibs (2.2 Kg)
- Sound: built-in speakers
- Graphics: Intel® Integrated HD Graphics 5500
- Storage: 1TB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
- RAM: 8 GB DIMM RAM
- Processor: Intel Core i5 5200U
- Battery life: maximum of 7.16 hours
- OS: Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
- Ports: Two USB 2.0 ports, gigabit Ethernet LAN, audio jack, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0 port, security lock slot, WIFI 802.11 b/g/n wireless LAN and more.
- Resolution: 1366×768 pixels
- Webcam: built-in HD webcam
The Toshiba satellite C55-C5240 laptop quickly gained notice upon its release. It currently ranks #1 in Amazon Best Sellers, New Release Category. Other laptops in the same price range simply can’t compete with its features – impressive battery life, 1-TB memory, 8GB DIMM RAM and i5 Intel Core processor. The number pad is also a nice touch; reaffirming that this notebook is for the workaholic professionals.
Beginners to advanced users will find the Toshiba Satellite C55-C5240 sufficient for every day use. The notebook is a decent mid-tier laptop. Priced $520, you can’t expect it to hold-up for high-end gaming. However, for most uses, these work extraordinarily well. Multitasking is not an issue. Heavy applications and software won’t cause it to slow down or lag while you’re working.