Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5100 is one of the latest newcomers to the Satellite family. It features AMD 1.3GHz processor, 4GB RAM and 320GB hard drive. Those numbers suggest it's a laptop worth for basic home use. However, there might also be other uses for this Toshiba. Let's take a quick look at it.

If you already know you want it, I'd recommend checking it out over Amazon.com. Should you order the Toshiba to US address you'll get free shipping. There was also small discount on this item last time I checked. Might be it's still there, perhaps even with higher discount. Check it out yourself!

Main features

The AMD 1.3GHz processor is basic processor in today's laptops. They plant it to affordable laptops. Which in turn are good for everyday use. It's not the best idea to use this CPU for process intensive tasks such as 3D modeling or video editing. For Internet browsing, Skyping and Office stuff it excels, though.

The Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5100 has 4GB memory. My computer has 4GB memory. Many say it's not enough for today's heavy tasks. I still use it for Photoshopping and occasional gaming. In other words, you'll be safe with 4GB RAM if you don't do extremely heavy tasks.

Other features

Pros:
  • Affordable
Cons:
  • Not for latest games

320GB hard drive of this Toshiba can host up to thousands of mp3s and hundreds of movies. That is, if you like to listen music or watch flicks on your laptop. For normal everyday tasks you will never reach the hard disk limit. Your only concern with the space is when you process huge files, such as videos or big images.

The screen size of Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5100 is 15.6 inches. I've always said it's good all-around size for most. It's not too small to be uncomfortable, yet not too big to be clumsy. At 5.5 pounds the laptop is still quite easy to maneuvre and carry around. Thus those traveling a lot will find this laptop OK choice as well.

The operating system of this Toshiba is new Windows 8. It's becoming trend in modern laptops and is already a good choice as your OS. You'll be happy to know it will be supported for long time in the future. In other words, you don't have to upgrade it too soon.

Summary

Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5100 is a basic yet useful laptop for your home or small office needs. In my opinion it also looks neat, making it useful for pure business use. Just don't try to play latest games with it. Other than that, it's a good choice for your laptop needs.

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