Toshiba Satellite C55-A5300 Review

If you are a person that tends to use your laptop for surfing the internet, playing the odd game on Facebook, and typing, most of the notebooks on the market will be more powerful than you need them to be. This means that you will spend more than you have to on a computer that will be with you on a daily basis. But, there are a few machines on the market that are solid performers at a scream of a price, and the Toshiba Satellite C55-A5300 is definitely one of them.

What sets this computer apart is that this machine has everything that you would expect from a $900 laptop for a price less than $300. You will find the standard features including Windows 8, a webcam, wireless, 4 GB of Ram, a 500 GB hard drive. It has a 15.6” LED-backlit screen and a DVD burner. Basically everything that you would find on more expensive laptops.

Now the one thing that might turn you off if you are familiar with processors is the Celeron processor found in this machine. While it won’t allow you to play cutting edge games, it is certainly fast enough to keep the computer running along smoothly no matter what you throw at it.

Battery life is about what you would expect for a laptop in this size and price range. You can expect about 2.5 hours of battery life, and potentially more if you turn down the screen brightness and turn off the wireless card.

If you are looking for a great performing, inexpensive laptop, this one will certainly fit the bill. I would highly recommend the Toshiba Satellite C55-A5300 to family and friends.

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Posted by Marc - November 21, 2013 at 4:16 pm

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Laptops Under $400

When it comes to buying a laptop, there is plenty of value available to you if you don’t have a large budget.  If you are looking to spend just a little bit of money to get a computer that can surf the Internet, do your banking, check your email and play that Facebook game that you have wanted to play, you will be pleasantly surprised as to what you can actually get for under $400.

Sure, these machines won’t play the cutting edge games as well as you might like, but they make a perfect desktop replacement, computer for your child, or even as a computer that won’t shut off right away on your during a thunderstorm.

Check out some great deals on laptops under $400 below.

Asus VivoBook 133 Touch Notebook i5 4200U 16GHz 6GB RAM 500GB HDD W81
Asus VivoBook 133 Touch Notebook i5 4200U 16GHz 6GB RAM 500GB HDD W81
$349.99
Lenovo ThinkPad T430 14 Ultrabook Intel Dual Core i5 26GHz 4GB RAM 320GB HD
Lenovo ThinkPad T430 14 Ultrabook Intel Dual Core i5 26GHz 4GB RAM 320GB HD
$330.00
Toshiba 156 Satellite Core i3 3217U 4GB 500GB Webcam BT Win 81C50 BST2NX5
Toshiba 156 Satellite Core i3 3217U 4GB 500GB Webcam BT Win 81C50 BST2NX5
$349.99
HP EliteBook 820 G1 125 LED Notebook Intel Core i5 4300U 190 GHz8GB 500GB
HP EliteBook 820 G1 125 LED Notebook Intel Core i5 4300U 190 GHz8GB 500GB
$330.00
Fast Dell Laptop Computer Intel i5 WiFi Dvd Windows 7 Latitude 500GB HD
Fast Dell Laptop Computer Intel i5 WiFi Dvd Windows 7 Latitude 500GB HD
$339.00
HP Folio 13 133 128 GB Intel Core i5 2nd Gen 16 GHz 4 GB
HP Folio 13 133 128 GB Intel Core i5 2nd Gen 16 GHz 4 GB
$351.11
HP TouchSmart 15 b129wm 156 TouchScreen Laptop AMD 21GHz 4GB 500G
HP TouchSmart 15 b129wm 156 TouchScreen Laptop AMD 21GHz 4GB 500G
$319.99
ASUS T300L T300LA DH51T 133 Intel i5 4200U 16GHz 4GB 128GB SSD Laptop
ASUS T300L T300LA DH51T 133 Intel i5 4200U 16GHz 4GB 128GB SSD Laptop
$325.00
Dell Inspiron 116 Convertible Laptop 216GHz 4GB 500GB i3147 3750sLV
Dell Inspiron 116 Convertible Laptop 216GHz 4GB 500GB i3147 3750sLV
$356.99
NEW Dell i3542 3267BK Intel Core i3 4GB 1TB DVD+RW 156 Win 81 HDMI Bluetooth
NEW Dell i3542 3267BK Intel Core i3 4GB 1TB DVD+RW 156 Win 81 HDMI Bluetooth
$394.99
HP 15 j023cl ENVY 156 AMD Quad Core A10 5750M 25GHz 8GB 1TB Laptop
HP 15 j023cl ENVY 156 AMD Quad Core A10 5750M 25GHz 8GB 1TB Laptop
$360.00
ASUS G71Gx Gaming Laptop 171 Win 7 Dual Core GTX 260 6 GB 750 GB
ASUS G71Gx Gaming Laptop 171 Win 7 Dual Core GTX 260 6 GB 750 GB
$369.73

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Posted by Marc - June 5, 2012 at 12:22 pm

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Where you can Find Powerbook Parts and Service

Visit PowerbookMedic.com Today! One of the most common questions that I get is about places that you can find affordable Powerbook parts and repairs.  Quite frankly, I had never really thought about it until I wrote on this blog, so I asked my friends that owned Macs.

And all I heard was silence – at least from everyone except for Bruce.

Bruce has been a hardcore Mac user since the day that I met him, and I have failed to woo him to the dark side (using a PC).  But that also means that he has been an invaluable expert when it comes to questions relating to computers that I know little about.

He suggested that the best place that has worked for him has been PowerbookMedic.com.  He had purchased a memory upgrade from them in the past, and was very happy with their service and prices.

I decided to look a little deeper, and all I found was countless praises for their prices and service.  Their site also offers free repair manuals which is perfect if you want to attempt to repair your gadgets yourself.

I was able to find a coupon where you can get 5% off $50 at PowerBookMedic.com which is a great way to try them out.

Feel free to leave feedback about their service below – I’d love to hear from you.

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Posted by Marc - March 31, 2010 at 11:49 pm

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