Toshiba Satellite C55-B5196 is a good alternative if you need a basic laptop with limited budget. Like some entry-level laptops, it’s bundled with Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing instead of standard Windows 8.1 to keep the price as low as possible. Designed for essential use such as document editing or web browsing, it comes with an Intel Pentium N3540 processor. That’s a quad-core Bay Trail-M processor with a base frequency of 2.16 GHz, boosted by Intel Burst up to 2.66 GHz. The integrated graphics card is Intel HD Graphics – no discrete-class GPU unsurprisingly. The device has 4GB of DDR3L memory at 1333MHz and a 500GB HDD rotating at 5400rpm.
Available ports include a headphone / microphone combo jack, a USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI output port, and an RJ-45 LAN port. While other new laptops don’t have RGB port, it still has the popular port that can be used for connecting to an external display or projector. The memory card reader supports various formats including miniSD, microSD, SD, SDHC, SDXC, and MMC. On the left side, there is a double-layer DVD-SuperMulti drive.
There is two stereo speakers and audio output is processed by DTS Sound. You can connect to a wireless hotspot with built-in Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n adapter. A web camera with microphone allows video chat with other people while Internet connection is available. The keyboard is equipped with 10-key numpad, while the touchpad supports multi-gesture input. Dimensions of this product are 14.96 x 10.2 x 1.05-inch. The weight is 4.85 lbs with a 4-cell/32Wh Lithium Ion battery inside.
Toshiba Satellite C55-B5196 Specifications
Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing
Intel Pentium N3540 (4 cores, 2.16 GHz, Intel Burst up to 2.66 GHz, 2 MB cache)
HD (1366 x 768 pixels)
TruBrite LED Backlit
Intel HD Graphics (integrated)
500GB Serial ATA 5400rpm HDD
4GB DDR3L 1333MHz
Built-in stereo speakers with DTS Sound
Inputs & Controls
1 x headphone / microphone combo
1 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
1 x HDMI output
1 x RGB
1 x RJ-45 LAN
Digital media reader (miniSD, microSD, SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC)
Web camera with microphone
4-cell/32Wh Lithium Ion battery
45 watt (19V, 2.37A) AC adapter
Dimensions and Weight
Width: 14.96” (380 mm)
Depth: 10.2” (260 mm)
Height: 1.05” (26.6 mm)
Weight: 4.85 lbs.
Textured resin in jet black