Now that we are living in an era of $200 laptops, it’s good to know that we can still pay a bit more and get a much faster and more reliable machine.
The truth is you don’t have to settle for an Atom or Celeron CPU when you can have a laptop that’s equipped with a fast Intel Core i5 without breaking the bank!
The Toshiba Satellite C55-C5240 is a fantastic laptop that easily offers a computing experience far above what you could ever hope to get from any $200 machine. It’s fast, and it comes with a sharp, crisp 15.6 inch screen and plenty of RAM and hard drive space. In fact, it comes with all of this and more:
- 2.2 GHz Intel Core i5-5200U CPU
- 15.6″ TruBrite Display with Intel Mobile HD Graphics
- 8GB DDR3 RAM (Upgradable to 16GB)
- 1 TB Hard Drive
- DVD-SuperMulti Optical Drive
- 802.11bgn Wi-Fi
- 1 RJ-45 Wired Ethernet Port
- 1 USB 3.0 Port
- 2 USB 2.0 Ports
- Average Battery Life: 7 Hours
- Windows 8.1 (Upgradable to Windows 10 for free once it is released)
As you can see, there is plenty to love in this sleek and attractive laptop. At 4.8 pounds, it’s a little heavier than many of its modern rivals, but this is a solid, well-built machine. And part of the extra weight is due to the fact that it has a built-in optical drive – something of a rarity in modern laptops.
Overall, I was very impressed with this computer. It boots up quickly, runs smoothly without any fits and starts, and the streaming video experience is top-notch. Add in the abundant RAM and hard drive storage space and I really believe this machine is a winner!