Toshiba Windows 10 Laptop Satellite C55-C5241 Review

Satellite C55-C5241is a tolerable mid-range laptop at a sensible cost. While it doesn’t have much of the fancy stuff of a high-end laptop, it accompanies enough for most purposes. So, it can be used at home, school, or at work. Its zero issues with gaming and multitasking can be a consideration. So, let’s start with the one needed for portability: the battery.

A Not-Switch-Friendly Battery

The battery seems, by all accounts, to be exceptionally well-built. It takes, however, 5 hours to charge! Unlike other laptops, the user cannot just take it off with a switch or buttons. You need to bring screw driver everywhere since the battery of this Toshiba windows 10 laptop involves two screws.

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In The Speed of (Only One) RAM

The machine comes with an 8GB RAM at 1600Mhz as 2x4GB SODIMM’s. While this is satisfactory for most applications, it is not really satisfactory for a user who needs to use a 3D animation application. This Toshiba windows 10 laptop system is rated for 8GB RAM maximum. And guess what the manual said, a user is not encouraged to add RAM. Users may, of course, make some changes on one’s own cost.

The framework is somehow quick, without any wait for applications to open. Multitasking with video conference, browsing, screen share, PowerPoint slide show, and screen share can be done at the same time.

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Plenty Options Of Connectivity

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Toshiba windows 10 laptop Satellite C55-C5241 Review

The built-in Wifi adapter of this Toshiba windows 10 laptop version is constrained to 802.11n band. If it is connected to speedier routers using AC band, it would require an adapter to be plugged in to its USB. However, be selective in choosing adapters to ensure the compatibility with Windows 10.

As not all connectors are supporting Windows 10, there may be issues with different Wifi adapters. As we know, not many have been pre-designed for Windows 10 also. Good luck in resolving this one.

And, with one USB 3.0 port and two USB 2.0 ports, there is no absence of accessibility to attach extra accessories. For example, faster Wi-Fi adapters, a Blu-Ray RW drive, flashdisks, and different things. Many users would need to get a USB 3.0 Hub which is a lot faster than USB 2.0.

The only SD space of this Toshiba windows 10 laptop has been quick and worked perfectly with SD cards up to 128GB.

This machine, however, has no VGA port. Should a user wish to utilize a different VGA screen, therefore, a HDMI to VGA connector is in need. However, there is nothing to worry because the HDMI port works perfectly, without any delay

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Other Stuff to Put On Checklist

Considering the speakers size, do not expect too much from the sound of this machine. The interior microphone works well. Still, for recordings or music, and such, using external speakers or headphones would be helpful.

The DVD-RW multi drive worksperfectly with DVD’s, CD’s, and additionally both reading and writing to DVD-RW disks.

The resolution of this machine cannot be more than 1366 x 768. So, when user wants to watch 1080P, the HDMI port with a 1080P screen or TV can be used for better viewing experience.

The fan for this framework is somehow quiet and efficient, with a few issues of device getting hot on the base.

The keyboard of this Toshiba windows 10 laptop is standard. There are some sets of functions to be chosen. Additionally, the keyboard is 100% integrated to the deck as it may be more durable than the flexible one.

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Toshiba Windows 10 Laptop Satellite C55-C5241 Specs

Specification

Brand

: Toshiba

Series

: Satellite

Model

: C55-C5241

Operating System

: Windows 10 Home

Processor

: 2.2 GHz Core i5-5200U

Graphics Coprocessor

: Mobile Intel HD graphics 5500

Display

Screen: 15.6 inches
HD TruBrite® LED Backlit display

Resolution: 1366X768 pixels
16:9 aspect ratio
Supports 720p content

Memory

: 8 GB DDR3L 1600MHz
(Memory is not user replaceable)

Storage

: 1 TB SATA
(5400 RPM, Serial ATA)

Optical Drive

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

Connectivity

: 802.11bgn
Bluetooth (Bluetooth® V4.1)
Ethernet (10/100 Ethernet LAN)

Ports & Slots

: USB 2.0 Ports x2
USB 3.0 Ports x1
SD card slot HDMI output

Webcam

: HD webcam
TruTalk™ dual microphones

Audio

: Headphone output port
Microphone input port
Built-in stereo speakers

Dimensions

Length: 14.96 inches

Width: 10.20 inches

Height: 0.93 inches

Weight

: 4.8 pounds

Battery

: Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
45Wh, 4-Cell
(Not user replaceable)

Color

: Black
Textured Resin in Brushed Black

Warranty

: 1 Year Standard Limited Warranty

Style & Type

: Standard

Similar Laptop

: Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5102

Other Specs

: Frameless TruType Keyboard with 10-Keypad
Security Cable Lock Slot
Touch pad pointing device with multi touch control
Software:
TOSHIBA HW Setup Utility
TOSHIBA Recovery Disk Creator
TOSHIBA Media Player by sMedio Truelink+
Toshiba Start
TOSHIBA eco Utility™
TOSHIBA Service Station
Hard disk (HDD) recovery
1 month trial for new Microsoft® Office 365 customers
McAfee Live Safe™ (30-day Trial)

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The Pros and Cons

PROS:
  • Speedy performance
  • Worth the price features
  • Multitasking friendly

CONS:
  • Five hours charging
  • Coming with pre-installed memory-eater McAffee
  • So-so audio system and screen resolution

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Compare to Similar Laptops

LaptopToshiba Satellite C55-C5241 ASUS F555LA-AB31 Toshiba Satellite C55-B5240XAsus X550ZA-WB11
Toshiba Satellite C55-C5241 ASUS F555LA-AB31 Asus X550ZA-WB11
Processors2.2 GHz core i5 5200u2.1 GHz core i3 5010u 2.16 GHz celeron n28402.5 GHz a10 7400p
GraphicsIntel HD graphics 5500 Mobile Intel HDIntel HD graphics 5500 Mobile AMD Radeon R6
RAM (GB)8448
Storage1000 GB HDD500 GB HDD500 GB HDD1 TB HDD
OSWindows 10Windows 10Windows 10Windows 8.1
Display Size15.6-inch15.6-inch15.6-inch15.6-inch
Average Battery Life5 hours4 hours3 hours
Price




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