Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5240NR – A Budget Friendly Laptop Powered by AMD E-Series APU

Published on August 23rd, 2013 | by Peter Paul

The Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5240 is a budget friendly laptop that is powered by an AMD E-Series Dual Core Accelerated Processor. It has a nice 15.6-inch display with an integrated AMD Radeon HD 7310 for graphics processing. The Satellite C55D-A5240NR is very affordable and should take care of your internet browsing, documents processing and multimedia needs. Check out its specs, price and where you can buy below.

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Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5240NR Specs and Features

The Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5240NR features a simple and decent design with Satin Black in Trax Horizon finish. Like I said, this is a budget friendly laptop. It’s not overpriced and not hyped either. It’s not a high end laptop, but rather it’s a simple laptop than can handle most of your simple task like browsing the internet, voice and video chatting, document processing, presentations, and other multimedia needs.

The laptop has a dimension of 9.53×14.96×1.31 inches and weighs 5.3bls. Don’t expect this to be ultra-portable since this is not an Ultrabook. The Satellite C55D-A5240NR has a nice 15.6-inch widescreen display with HD TruBrite LED Backlit technology at 1366×768 display resolution. Unfortunately it doesn’t have a touchscreen display, meaning you can’t enjoy the touch feature of the Windows 8. It also comes with a built-in HD webcam and a microphone for voice and video chatting.

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The keyboard is not backlit, but at least it has a dedicated 10-key numeric keypad and the touch pad features multi-touch function. The Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5240NR has a decent amount of connectivity options. It has a USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI port, VGA port, mic and headphone ports, a 10/100 Ethernet LAN port, and a memory card reader slot. There’s also a WiFi 802.11 b/g/n for wireless networking, but it doesn’t have Bluetooth.

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Inside the Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5240NR is an AMD E1-1200 Dual Core APU clocked at 1.4GHz. Since it is an APU, it has an integrated Radeon HD 7310 graphics processor that handles graphics processing. It offers 80 shaders, UVD3 video processor, and is clocked at 500MHz. Not really intended for gaming, but you can play light to medium games in this laptop. The Processor is paired with a 4GB DDR3 1600MHz memory, and a 500GB 5400RPM hard drive for its storage. It also has a DVD-SuperMulti drive for your optical media needs.

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The Satellite C55D-A5240NR has a 48Wh, 6-Cell Li-Ion rechargeable battery that has a battery life of up to 4 hours using Windows 8, and comes with a 45W Auto-sensing 100-240V AC adapter. For its security features, it only has HDD recovery and a security cable lock slot. But it does come with some Toshiba bundled software.

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Price and Where to Buy

The Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5240NR has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $379.99, but you can get it for only $319.99. It comes with a 1 year parts and labor warranty, and a 1 year warranty for the battery.

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This is not a midstream or high end laptop, and might not offer the processing power that some users are looking for. But considering the price and specs built in this laptop, this is one value for money laptop you can get.


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