TOSHIBA SATELLITE C55-C5240 Specs, Price and Review

If you are looking for an affordable laptop that has all the necessary features and provides reliable performance, then you should take a look at this entry level laptop – Toshiba Satellite C55.

Design

If you compare this model with any other model from the Satellite series, you won’t notice any important differences. There’s just one thing that separates this model from the others – it has a textured resin finish. Simple black finish looks great, we have to say that, but matte black C55 has is awesome.

TOSHIBA SATELLITE C55-C5240

Performance

Average home and office users will get everything they need from C55-C5240. This mainstream notebook is not made for intensive work, like 3D modeling, video editing or playing demanding games. On the other side, i5-500U will deal with demanding tasks whole lot better than other affordable Pentium and Intel Celeron CPUs.

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Toshiba also offers 6 TB hard drives

While Seagate already has 8 TB models, Toshiba’s just announced 6 TB hard drives also stand out in a market that has been offering a great price per GB rate in order to compete with cheap SDDs.

This HDD MG04 arrived with 2, 4, 5 and 6 TeraByte’s capacity and will be focused on the business sector, with models with a 12 Gbps SAS interfaces and some others with a 6 Gbps SATA III interface. All of them of 3.5 inches. They have been designed for work stations, servers and storage systems. They integrate a PWC persistent write cache technology to avoid data loss in case of a power outage.

They have a maximum power consumption mode of 11.3 W and a 6 W IDLE. They are able to withstand temperatures of -40 to 70º C in idle and 5 to 55º C in operation. Their transfer sequential speed reach 205 MiB/s in the more powerful versions and 175 MiB/s with the smaller ones.

Toshiba will focus on the professional market

[Update] The Communications spokesman of Toshiba Spain assured us that the firm has not abandoned (at least for now) the consumer market, but it will focus more on their professional business. However, all announced products will be launched in the schedules dates, including the Chromebooks.

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Following Sony’s announcement a few months ago, Toshiba has become the new computer giant, leaving the domestic PC market in the background and it will focus instead on the business and corporate world, in the search of better margins and profitability. This decision is part of an ambitious restructuring plan that involves cuts of over $180 million in costs.

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Toshiba commercializes the first external HDD of 5TB

Toshiba has started the commercialization of the first external hard drive with a 5TB capacity that arrives to the Spanish market under the Stor.E Canvio Desktop series. A storage solution based on the hard drives of the MG04 series in standard 3.5 inches format that the company will present at the beginning of the year in SATA and SAS versions, we can highlight apart from the 5TB in the last version, a spindle speed of 7,200 rpm and a cache memory of 128 MB.

The variant for external storage comes from the Stor.E Canvio Desktop series, covered by a chassis with black and white finishes, a weight of 1kg, without fans to reduce the emitted noise and with the possibility to install it in vertical or horizontal so it can fit anywhere in your house or office.

External HDD

Its connecting interface is an USB 3.0 Super speed port that is compatible with USB 2.0. It includes a series of applications and software solutions for backup copies, file management and disk performance monitoring.

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Toshiba adds a 4K display to the new Satellite P55t laptop

The 4K resolution is here to stay and it is slowly replacing the 1080p (Full HD) resolution.

The newest laptop from Toshiba, the Satellite P55t, offers a 3840 x 2160 resolution in its 15.6-inch IPS panel to get a screen density of more than 280 dots per inch (dpi).

Toshiba Satellite P55t

This laptop features a 4th generation quad-core Intel Core (Haswell) processor with 16 GB of RAM. The graphics card is a Radeon R9 M265X with 2GB GDDR5 of dedicated memory. It also has a 1TB HDD.

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Toshiba has its 5-Tb hard drive ready

Supposedly, several manufacturers, such as Seagate, are expected to launch their own 5-Tb hard drives, and although they had not yet made ​​any announcements about it so far, one of the first to bring these models to the market will be Toshiba with their MG04SCA Series, which will arrive within a few weeks but, for now, only for the business market.

5-Tb hard drive

We say the business environment since its interface is not SATA but SAS, understandable for a MTTF of 1.2 million hours and 128 MB of cache. However, is a nice start, and Toshiba (and other manufacturers) will surely have no problem releasing these disks with SATA interface. Traditionally, users often get these new devices a few months later after the business market gets them. Certainly with the 5-Tb disks, Toshiba will sell 2, 3 and 4-Tb models, some of them with SATA interfaces.

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Toshiba announced the new Tecra Z40, Tecra Z50 and Portégé Z30

Toshiba has released three new professional laptops, the Toshiba Portégé Z30, Tecra Z40 and Tecra Z50, the three of them feature Haswell Intel processors and have been vastly improved, both design and performance-wise.

The Tecra Z40 and Tecra Z50 feature Intel Core i5 or i7, up to 16 GB of RAM and traditional mechanical disks of up to 750 GB or SSD drives of up to 512 GB. You can also add a dedicated NVDIA GeForce 730M graphics card.

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The 14-inch Tecra Z40 has a 1.920 × 1.080 resolution, while the 13.3-inch Z30 and the 15.6-inch Z50 only 1.366×768. Despite the pictures everyone has seen show them with Windows 8, this won’t be the default OS –although there will be versions with it-, instead they all will have Windows 7 Professional preinstalled.

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