Toshiba Satellite C55-B5200 15.6-inch

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The Toshiba Satellite C55-B5200 is a bestselling 2014 15.6-inch laptop that received positive reviews for its slim build, smooth performance, large amount of storage and RAM, plenty of connectivity options, and a reasonable price tag. However, some of its minor drawbacks include the glossy screen which makes viewing under sunlight difficult, and the lack of Bluetooth means users will need to purchase a separate USB dongle to connect their Bluetooth devices. Overall the C55-B5200 includes a complete set of specs for home, office users and students looking for an inexpensive laptop for entertainment, work and study.


The Toshiba Satellite C55-B5200 sports the same jet black design as other C55 series laptops in this category. While it’s not metal, the plastic material is strong enough to last years without much wear and tear.

With 6GB of RAM, a 750GB hard drive and features like a DVD-burner, HDMI and USB 3.0, the internal hardware is similar to the C55-A5182 which costs $50 more. The only difference is that the C55-B5200 is powered by the more recent Intel Core i3-4005U processor which has lower clock speed but is more power efficient than the Intel Core i3-4000M processor on the C55-A5182.

The integrated Intel HD 4400 graphics is also much weaker than the Intel HD 4600 which is more capable of playing recent games. Thus, for resource intensive applications and games the C55-A5182 is more suitable.

If you’re a basic user, the C55-B5200 costs $50 less, offers a much longer battery life and is equipped with well balanced specs for basic multitasking, home computing and everyday office tasks.


Pros

  • Good build quality
  • Plenty of RAM
  • Gratuitous storage

Cons

  • Glossy screen
  • No bluetooth

Bottom Line

A brilliant option for work or study the Toshiba Satellite C55-B5200 packs a lot of bang for your buck.


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Full Specifications

Processor Intel Core i3-4005U 1.7GHz [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4400 [View Benchmarks]
Graphics TypeIntegrated
Graphics Memory Shared
RAM 6GB DDR3L
Operating System Microsoft Windows Windows 8.1
Weight4.9 lbs
Battery Life4 hours
Hard Drive 1750 HDD 5400
Display Size15.6 inch
Display TypeTN
Display Resolution1366 x 768
Display TechnologyLED-backlit TFT | TruBrite technology
Connectivity2x USB 2.0 | USB 3.0 | HDMI | 10/100 Ethernet | Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 4.0
AudioStereo speakers
WebcamHD 720p
Additional FeaturesMultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Dimension (LxWxH)15 x 10.2 x 1
Warranty1 year
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By Caydon van Eck

Caydon is a senior buying guide editor at ShopNinja with a focus on laptops and audio gear. He has a keen knack for researching the latest tech trends and gadgets. Other than spending most of his time in front of his computer reading and writing, he enjoys spending his off time immersed in music and games.

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