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Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5240NR 15.6-Inch Laptop (Satin Black in Trax Horizon) Reviews

Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5240NR 15.6-Inch Laptop (Satin Black in Trax Horizon)

Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5240NR 15.6-Inch Laptop (Satin Black in Trax Horizon)

  • AMD E-Series Dual-Core E1-1200 1.4 GHz
  • 4 GB DIMM
  • 500 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
  • 15.6-Inch Screen, AMD Radeon? HD 7310 graphics
  • Windows 8

Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5240NR Value and Versatility in One. Visit the complete lineup of Toshiba products at www.amazon.com/toshiba

The Satellite® C55D-A5240NR fulfills all of your fundamental computing needs in an elegant, portable package. No overpriced, overhyped technologies — just the most useful features like built-in WiFi® for checking email, keeping up with social media, video chatting and browsing the web at an accessible price. With its DVD player, 15.6″ screen, comfortable keyboard and stereo speakers, this multitasking machine will reliably meet all of your needs, whether you’re researching a project for work or just watching a movie for fun. WIRELESS MADE EFFORTLESS Built-in Wi-Fi® lets

List Price: $ 379.99

Price: $ 348.23

Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5380 15.6″ Laptop Computer – AMD E1 Dual-Core / 4GB Memory / 500GB HD / DVD±RW / Built-in HD Webcam & Microphone / Windows 8

Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5380 15.6

  • AMD E1-1200 Accelerated Dual-Core Processor
  • 15.6″ diagonal LED-backlit TruBrite display
  • 4GB DDR3 SDRAM Memory / 500GB Hard Drive
  • Built-in HD webcam and microphone / DVD±RW/DVD-RAM/DVD±R Double Layer
  • Windows 8 / 802.11b/g/n WLAN

•Large 4GB memory lets you run demanding programs.
• 500GB hard drive holds thousands of songs, photos and documents.
• Wireless-N (802.11n) for high-performance, cable-free networking. Lets you access wireless networks to share files, surf the Web and exchange email. Fully compatible with 802.11b/g as well. Wired networking is supported, too.
• 15.6″ diagonal LED-backlit TruBrite® display. LED backlighting permits a thinner and more energy-efficient screen.
• Plays and burns CDs and DVDs.
• Memory card reader for fast, easy file transfers. Transfer your digital photos, music and other files from Secure Digital (SD), SDHC, SDXC, miniSD, microSD and MultiMediaCard (MMC) memory cards (adapter may be required).
• HDM

List Price: $ 399.99

Price: $ 334.72

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6 Responses to “Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5240NR 15.6-Inch Laptop (Satin Black in Trax Horizon) Reviews”

  1. Andrea Polk says:
    98 of 103 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Thin, lightweight, and upgradeable to 16GB of memory, August 24, 2013
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    Andrea Polk (Pacific Northwest – USA) –
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    This review is from: Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5240NR 15.6-Inch Laptop (Satin Black in Trax Horizon) (Personal Computers)

    The Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5240NR is an inexpensive laptop with an AMD processor and 4GB of memory, running Windows 8 64-bit as an operating system. Frankly, the downfall in this configuration is the 4GB of memory, but this can be remedied, as can the lack of Bluetooth.

    For someone who isn’t into games requiring fast, responsive graphics, this basic laptop would be a good choice. Good build quality, nice 15.6″ display (1366×768 (HD), 16:9 aspect ratio, Supports 720p content), built-in media card reader, lightweight body (only 5.2 pounds) and the perks of HDMI, webcam with built-in microphone, and (1) USB 3.0 (you also have 2 USB 2.0) made me smile. The inclusion of the DVD drive (often omitted on lightweight laptops these days) was also a nice perk.

    Toshiba says it has ‘enhanced sound’, but I didn’t notice this to be the case. I added speakers via the line-in port (used for headphones), and later decided to add a Kinivo BTD-300 Bluetooth 3.0 USB adapter – For Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows XP / Vista, Mac OS 10.3.9 or Later, which is a cheap addition that gives this laptop the Bluetooth capabilities it lacks out of the box.

    I then added Bluetooth speakers for additional ‘enhanced sound’ that made me happy. My speaker choices: (NEW) AYL BSPK202 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Set with Built in Speakerphone + 8 hour Rechargeable Battery and Enhanced Bass Resonator + 3 Year Warranty or (NEW) AYL Mini Touch BoomBox Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with Built in Speakerphone + 8 hour Rechargeable Battery + 3 Year Warranty – Black. You can also use Bluetooth headphones with the adapter installed. I’ve used my Bose AE2w Bluetooth Headphones – Black via this method, without a problem.

    This laptop isn’t high-end. It doesn’t have a back-lit keyboard, but it is full-sized and includes 10-key. It’s screen resolution is average, and the battery life on a 6-cell is about 4 hours depending upon the type of usage. You can watch Netflix, Skype, Facebook, play online games, email and surf the Web. You can also edit photos and upload videos to YouTube. It’s a utilitarian laptop, that anyone can afford.

    The Toshiba won’t be for gamers or those who intend to edit video. The graphics and the memory are lacking, and AMD processors (while the can work fine for this purpose…) take a back seat to Intel for this purpose in my opinion.

    If you are looking for a solid choice for a basic laptop that’s thin, lightweight, and will allow you to study, work and play for about three hundred bucks, this is a good choice!

    I would suggest adding more memory though, as the basic configuration of 4GB is barely enough to run the operating system. This is unfortunately pretty much the standard with laptops in this price range, and how the manufacturers can offer them so cheaply. This laptop can be expanded to 16GB of memory, which is ideal for anyone wanting to get the most performance, but certainly not necessary. At 8GB (doubling the current configuration), you should see a noticeable performance boost.

    To upgrade, I suggest either taking it to a local shop (you’ll probably pay more than doing it yourself) or opening up the back to reveal the memory slots. There are (2), each with 2GB sticks of DDR3 1600MHz memory. You will need to purchase a kit with 2 sticks of 4GB (total 8GB) for about sixty to eighty bucks to do the upgrade. I suggest you look at what memory is installed first (brand, part number, speed) to verify what’s installed prior to the upgrade. Sometimes this can vary, depending upon where your laptop was built.

    I upgraded using this kit: Crucial 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) CL11 SODIMM 204-Pin 1.35V/1.5V Notebook Memory Modules CT2CP51264BF160B. However you can (see comments) add one compatible (any brand) stick of 4GB to the existing 4GB stick for a total of 8GB. NOTE: I like to add two of the same brand and size for best performance, but some argue this is not necessary. I got the 8GB kit for less than I could have gotten 4GB of Samsung memory, so I decided to do it this way and put the Samsung part into another laptop.

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  2. Jonathan says:
    74 of 81 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Very good rate quality/price, July 29, 2013
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    This review is from: Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5240NR 15.6-Inch Laptop (Satin Black in Trax Horizon) (Personal Computers)

    I only wanted a laptop to use gmail, facebook, spotify, netflix, office, skype… You can use all this stuff with this Toshiba without problems. Windows 8 was hard at first, but now I get used to it. Buy this laptop and save your money for a trip. It also has an USB 3.0 port, a HDMI port and a DVD device.

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  3. reisima says:
    99 of 118 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    so far so good, July 5, 2013
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    reisima

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    This review is from: Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5240NR 15.6-Inch Laptop (Satin Black in Trax Horizon) (Personal Computers)

    We talked with a computer guy and this had everything we were looking for. We would’ve preferred windows 7 since everyone complains about windows 8 but really after messing around a bit with it, its not that bad if your a techy person. If your not comfortable with tablets and smart phones then i would stay a way a look for a windows 7 computer. This was easy to set up and it has a desktop app which is nice just missing the start button so it still is different than your usual desktop.

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  4. Debra Steigerwalt says:
    15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Check the bios password setups first, before turning off your computer, or they’ll get you too!, December 5, 2013
    This review is from: Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5380 15.6″ Laptop Computer – AMD E1 Dual-Core / 4GB Memory / 500GB HD / DVD±RW / Built-in HD Webcam & Microphone / Windows 8 (Personal Computers)

    I bought this notebook at the end of October. Turned it off one day, and about a week later, when I turn it on, I got a screen asking for a bios password. I’ve never set a bios password. I called Toshiba support & told them the problem with the bios password. They had me try a few things while I was on the phone with them but nothing worked. They told me I would have to send it to their repair depot. I was given a choice of boxing it myself & being responsible for damage during shipping or they highly recommended that I buy their box for $24.95. To be on the safe side, I bought the $25 box from them. 2 days after they received my laptop at the repair depot, I get an email from them saying that repair was on hold because the mainboard was damaged and needed repaired. Total cost for parts & labor $114.00. It is not covered under warranty. I hadn’t even had the notebook for 30 days! Lesson learned. I will never buy another Toshiba!

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  5. Feifei House says:
    11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great value!, November 30, 2013
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    This review is from: Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5380 15.6″ Laptop Computer – AMD E1 Dual-Core / 4GB Memory / 500GB HD / DVD±RW / Built-in HD Webcam & Microphone / Windows 8 (Personal Computers)

    I’ve owned Toshiba laptops for many years and never switched to other brands. This specific Toshiba satellite will handle all of my basic computing and internet needs. If you are looking for the basic laptop that works on writing reports and browsing the web, it will be a good choice for you. The numeric keypad is a bonus. So far it works like a charm for me and I believe it will last long like my other Toshiba satellite laptops did.

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  6. Laurie Tellock says:
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    More directions, December 31, 2013
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    Laurie Tellock (Weyauwega, WI United States) –

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    The computer has everything you need for basic operation. I would have liked more and clearer directions with the machine. You end up going to the internet site for directions except your buying a computer for a reason and may not have full access to the internet. I ended up having the start up screwed up and had to take it in to the local computer guy to fix. Cost me over $100.00. Also it’s a little slower than I thought a new computer would be. Again I am just a basic computer person. If I had more knowledge I think it would have been an easier experience.

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