Toshiba Satellite S55-A5257 Powered by Intel Core-i7 Haswell Quad Core Processor

Published on August 20th, 2013 | by Peter Paul

The Toshiba Satellite S55-A5257 is one of the latest laptops available on the market that is powered by the latest 4th gen Intel Core-i7 Haswell Quad Core processor. The Satellite S55-A5257 is perfect for multitasking and multimedia activities. It features a nice 15.6-inch 720p HD display with HD TruBrite technology, paired with a harman/kardon stereo speakers and DTS Studio Sound technology. Check its specs, price and where you can buy below.

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Toshiba Satellite S55-A5257 Specs and Features

The Toshiba Satellite S55-A5257 features a clean and professional looking design, with Ice Silver in Brushed Aluminum finish. It weighs around 5.2 lbs and is 1.02 inches thin at its thickest point. It’s not that slim and light since this is not an Ultrabook. The Satellite S55-A5257 features a nice 15.6-inch HD TruBrite LED backlit display with a resolution of 1366×768 and 16:9 aspect ratio. It’s probably a non-touch display, despite that this laptop runs on Windows 8 out of the box.

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The display is paired with harman/kardon stereo speakers with DTS Studio Sound for a better audio experience. There’s also an HD webcam and stereo microphone for voice/video chatting or if you feel like making a video dairy of yourself. The Toshiba Satellite S55-A5257 features a sufficient amount of connectivity options. On the side, you will find a USB 2.0 port, two of USB 3.0 ports, HDMI port, VGA port, memory card reader and a Gigabit Ethernet port. It doesn’t have Bluetooth, but it does have a WiFi 802.11 b/g/n for you wireless needs.

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The Toshiba Satellite S55-A5257 also features a LED backlit keyboard, so that you can work even in low light situations or in dark environments. There’s also a full 10-key numeric pad for fast and convenient typing, specially when dealing with numbers. Its touch pad features multi-touch function where you can pinch, zoom or swipe just like in a touchscreen display.

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Under its hood, the Toshiba Satellite S55-A5257 is powered by a powerful and latest 4th gen Intel Core i7-4700MQ Quad Core Haswell processor clocked at 2.40GHz and can go up to 3.40GHz. The Core i7-4700MQ has 6MB cache, and has 4 cores and 8 threads. This laptop doesn’t have a discrete graphics processor, instead graphics processing is handled by the integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 that is built in the CPU.

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The processor is paired with a sufficient amount of memory, 8GB DDR3L 1600MHz, and is paired with a 750GB 5400RPM Hard Drive. Most of the laptops nowadays come with a 5400RPM, but I would recommend that you upgrade or change this. Read my article on why you should upgrade the 5400RPM hard drive in your laptop. There’s also a DVD-SuperMulti drive for your optical media needs.

The Toshiba Satellite S55-A5257 draws its power from a Lithium Ion 43Wh, 4-cell battery that is capable of up to 4 hours of battery life, and it comes with a 90W 100-240V AC adapter. The laptop also comes with HDD recovery, Password Security, and a Security Cable Lock Slot.

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Price and Where to Buy

The Toshiba Satellite S55-A5257 has a suggested retail price of $789.99, but you can get it for only $659.99. This laptop is not intended for gaming. Of course you can install and play light to moderate games, just to kill the stress from work. If you are looking for a laptop for your work and multitasking needs that is powered by the latest Intel Haswell processor, the Toshiba Satellite S55-A5257 is one of the best deal you can get.

Note: The Satellite S55 comes in various models and configurations. Some of them may no longer available by the time you visited this page. You can check out more Toshiba Satellite S55 models here.


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