Toshiba Satellite C55-C5241 15.6 Inch Laptop (Intel Core i5, 8 GB, 1TB HDD, Black) Win10

Toshiba Satellite C55-C5241 with Truebrite widescreen display

If there was only one thing I could say about this Toshiba Satellite C55-C5241, I am going to say, I love it. Because it is a Windows 10 laptop, this said, Windows 10 is already installed. I am not really fan of Windows 8, but Windows 10 is better in my opinion.

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The new Windows 10 is anything that are improved on the previous Windows, it is a big upgrade, appearance, and others. I am just happy that this laptop comes with Windows 10, especially the edge browser experience. Not that we will review the OS, and not the laptop.

I like Toshiba laptops, they are usually cool products. I sold my Chromebook, and purchased this Toshiba C55 model, though this one is heavier (laptops vs Chromebooks) but this laptop has better specs, as way better processor and came with more than enough 8 GB of memory. For all in one device, it is quite portable, and very capable. If you look around and compare to premium tablets, like from Apple, this has more affordable price, yet it comes with huge 1 TB storage, a DVD drive, full computer processor, and a SD card slot.

Toshiba Satellite C55 C5241 Specs

Processor2.2GHz 5th Generation Intel Core i5-5200U
Hard Drive1 TB at 5400 RPM
GraphicsIntel HD graphics 5500

Toshiba Satellite C55-C5241 15.6 Inch Laptop Edges

The drawbacks however are not serious, but I wish there were improvement on these:

You won’t get a mac looking laptop, but it is still looking nice with some sorts of woodgrain textures on it. The edges of the laptop however, are noticeable if you touch them. So if you really want to have a smooth edged laptop, this Toshiba Satellite C55-C5241 is probably not your perfect choice, I am personally not bothered with this laptop’s noticeable edges.

Next is the hard drive, though it has 1 TB storage, but it runs on only 5400 RPM, not expecting a SSD but 7200 RPM would be much better.

Then, these are what I love about this Toshiba Satellite C55-C5241.

1. For the price, it is definitely a great laptop. I want to have a laptop that I can use to play games while I am on the way. At home, my desktop play my games, and while traveling, this laptop plays my games. Games I played are, Skyrim, Rocket Language, Diablo, Dota, Country Strike. Although it does not come with dedicated graphic cards, I could still play dota for 40-50 fps on low settings.

2. Better specs compared with the similar specs laptops, this comes with Intel core i5 and 8 GB of RAM. It runs fast, and can boot to your desktop in about 50-70 seconds. These days, at this price, most laptops come with an AMD processor, and to me, intel new processors are more reliable.

3. The 1 TB storage space is just awesome. I had a laptop that has 500GB storage, and was always not enough, so had to connect disconnect external hard drive for my photos and files. So, believe me, you will be happy with the huge storage space on this device.

4. Although it is not 1080p screen, the display is a truebrite spacious 15.6 inch 1366×768 diagonal widescreen HD screen has beautiful colors and ideal contrast, comfortable for the eye to browse, watch or playing games.

Toshiba Satellite C55-C5241 with Truebrite widescreen display
Truebrite widescreen display
Toshiba Satellite C55-C5241 15.6 Inch Laptop (Intel Core i5, 8 GB, 1TB HDD, Black) Win10
Windows 10 preinstalled.

5. This Toshiba Satellite C55-C5241 seems to run very quiet, and it does not get very hot when you use it in a period of time simultaneously, the cooling technology seems to work pretty well.

6. Decent battery life, getting about 4-5 hours per full charge.

7. This Toshiba Satellite C55-C5241 also features DVD R/W, and other peripherals like 3xUSB and HDMI ports, even a Kensington security lock slot too.

Final verdict

I can say, I am impressed with all of those features that can fit into a portable device like Toshiba Satellite C55-C5241, so I wouldn’t look further if you want to have the new model of Intel i5 Processor (2015) model laptop with 8 GB of RAM for $400 (here even less) range price.

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Toshiba C55-C5240 without backlit keys

My older laptop, an AMD machine finally died, and found this Toshiba Satellite C55-C5240. I am an Architecture student, and need to run heavy programs like Autocad, Photoshop, and of course gaming sometimes. I also needed a laptop that has decent hard drive space, since each files I am working with is quite big.

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The very con of this Toshiba Satellite C55-B5298 to me is the keyboard, which is a little bit more to the left because of its configuration, it has numpad, but you will need time to get used to. It’s still manageable, but it’s a little bit difficult to type at first.

Aside from that, been messing around with this laptop for a week, and there is not too much to complain about it. Not the fastest, or the prettiest laptop, but it’s decently fast for my daily computing stuff like internet, MS Office, and streaming YouTube videos.

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