Satellite C55-B C55-B5299 15.6″ LED (TruBrite) Notebook – Intel Celeron N2830 2.16 GHz – Textured Resin in Jet Black

Satellite C55-B C55-B5299 15.6″ LED (TruBrite) Notebook – Intel Celeron N2830 2.16 GHz – Textured Resin in Jet Black

Toshiba Satellite C55-B C55-B5299 15.6″ LED (TruBrite) Notebook – Intel Celeron N2830 2.16 GHz – Textured Resin in Jet Black PSCMLU-02801M Laptops & Notebooks

Product Features

  • Screen Size: 15.6″
  • Processor Type: Celeron
  • Standard Memory: 2 GB
  • Hard Drive Size: 500 GB
  • Operating System: Windows 8.1

3 thoughts on “Satellite C55-B C55-B5299 15.6″ LED (TruBrite) Notebook – Intel Celeron N2830 2.16 GHz – Textured Resin in Jet Black

  1. Ryan de Klerk
    Ryan de Klerk says:

    A Decent Laptop, Good for the Price Update: I’ve returned this laptop. I could live with the little RAM it had, but it was having far too much trouble connecting, and staying connected, to the WiFi. It may have been that I was given a defective product, but just keep that in mind. Also: if you want to upgrade the RAM, you’d be better off buying a different computer. RAM is not user upgradeable, but is instead is only able to be upgraded by a Toshiba technician. A service for which they charge an exorbitant fee (in the realm of $300). Buyer beware.Pros:- The weight: it’s light and easy to carry, which is great for use on college campuses.- The battery: so far it’s been lasting about five hours, which is awesome.- Startup is fast: seriously. Coming out of sleep only takes one or two seconds, powering on only takes about ten.- Quiet: the fans aren’t loud at all. Nice and silent.- HDMI port: a nice addition.Cons:- RAM: only 2GB, and it starts to drop in speed when there are more than one or two operations going on.- The battery: it isn’t removable, which makes me a bit uncomfortable about longevity. You have to take out screws to remove and replace it.- CD Drive: there isn’t one.- WiFi Connectivity: it seems to have trouble connecting and staying connected.- Support: it’s a new product so there isn’t much information out there. Toshiba support is atrocious, as there isn’t any. You can’t call a representative, you can’t send an email inquiry, you have to post your question on a forum and wait for someone to answer.Uses:I work as a web developer and am a college student, so my uses for a laptop don’t require much power. If you need to use the web, programs like Microsoft Office, or other operations that don’t use up much processing power then this would work just fine. Sometimes the speed drops when I have multiple browser tabs open, or a few applications are running at the same time. It handles downloads running in the background pretty well; you might notice a slight drop in speed, but usually you don’t notice a thing.If you are buying this as a college student I’d recommend checking your department’s requirements for a laptop. If you major in Engineering, Design, or any other field that requires you to use specialized software like AutoCad, Photoshop, etc. then look elsewhere. You’re going to want something with better memory (at least 4GB) and perhaps a dedicated graphics card. In that case I’d recommend something like the Acer Aspire V5. You’ll have to spend more money, but trust me: you’ll need something with better power than this. If you just need a laptop to write papers, check stuff online, maybe make PowerPoint presentations, or other stuff like that then this’ll work well for you.For college students: if you didn’t already know, you can get a four year subscription of Microsoft Office that’s cheaper than a one year subscription; look for Microsoft Office 365 University. You can find it on Amazon for about $65.Processor:As a PSA: don’t think all processors are equal and their performance only matters on GHz; they aren’t and it doesn’t. The processor is an Intel Celeron, one of Intel’s more basic processors. has a base speed of 2.16 GHz but can be pushed to a little over 2.4GHz, which can be useful for some processes that are more intensive, like gaming (see below). It does well to handle a lot of things and is sufficient in power for a lot of things. The hindrance here is the RAM.Memory:A common theme here has been the lack of memory. 2GB of RAM lets the machine work, but it can be a problem. I’m going to try upgrading to 4GB and will update this if/when I do. So far a few sites have said that the RAM isn’t user upgradeable, but I’m not sure if that’s because the motherboard only supports 2GB of RAM, there’s only one slot (in which case that’d be a bit misleading), or Toshiba somehow made it so that you can only use the RAM that’s already there. As I said, there isn’t much information yet online and Toshiba’s support is terrible.Gaming:If you want a laptop that can do some gaming, again: you’ll want something with a bit more power. So far I haven’t had much time to run too many different games. These are the games I have run on it so far:- FTL: Faster Than Light: everything ran smoothly- Limbo: ran smoothly with occasional stutters at new areas- Hotline Miami: ran smoothly for the most part, though it had very occasional stuttering- Kerbal Space Program: couldn’t even load (the minimum requirements state 3GB of RAM; this laptop only has 2GB)- Hearthstone: It was okay, though a bit slow.The Intel integrated HD Graphics does a good job at handling things, but definitely will not be able to handle anything too graphically intensive. As I’ve said already, the memory is a big limitation and gaming will suffer as a…

  2. Erika Marble

    Great for the average user. 0

  3. Barret Seagroves
    Barret Seagroves says:

    Spend a little more and be MUCH happier 0

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