Toshiba Satellite S55-A5176 Highlights -
Pros: Great value. Impressive specifications. Bluetooth support.
Cons: No touchscreen.
If you are after a powerful Intel processor, then you can't go wrong with Intel Core i7. Which laptop features this high performance processor? The answer is Toshiba Satellite S55-A5176. But it just doesn't stop there: this laptop comes with a huge 8GB of memory and 750GB of storage space. These are quite powerful specifications for a laptop. Also, the Toshiba Satellite S55-A5176 is not just powerful but it looks stylish too, because of it's brushed aluminium cover. The laptop features a 15.6 inch widescreen display.
Performance - As mentioned, Toshiba Satellite S55-A5176 is powered by Intel Core i7-4700MQ processor with a clock speed of 2.4GHz. As it comes with integrated Turboboost technology, the speed can go as high as up to 3.4GHz. The processor comes with 4 cores and supports Hyper-Threading. The processor should have no issues multi-tasking and running processor heavy applications.
Storage & Memory - The laptop comes with 8GB of memory and 750GB hard drive. Also, the hard drive space should be sufficient for storing thousands of songs, photos and documents. These specifications are great for photo editing and even video editing.
Display, Graphics & Sound - Toshiba Satellite S55-A5176 features a 15.6 inch high definition TruBrite LED backlit display with a maximum resolution of 1366x768 pixels. It also supports streaming of 720p content. The laptop is not a touch screen laptop. The laptop comes with Integrated Intel HD 4600 Graphics that can be used for playing games but you probably won’t be able to run many of them at the native 1366x768 pixels resolution. It is not meant for high end gaming. The harman/kardon stereo speakers offer premium sound quality.
Battery - The 4-cell battery pack provide up to 4 hours of battery life.
Operating System - Windows 8.1.
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Toshiba Satellite S55-A5176 comes with additional features like memory card reader, a HDMI port to view videos and photos on your high definition TV, 1 USB 2.0 port, 2 USB 3.0 ports (1 with USB Sleep and Charge), built-in webcam and microphone, DVD-SuperMulti drive to play and burn CDs and DVDs. The network connectivity options include a Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11 b/g/n wireless. The laptop measures 9.61 x 14.90 x 1.0 inches and weighs 5.1 pounds.
Toshiba Satellite S55-A5176 is packed with power and performance. Buyers can use this laptop for both regular productivity as well as entertainment. Thanks to its powerful configuration, the laptop is capable of running multiple applications at once without any issue. It's brushed aluminium cover makes the laptop look modern which is a plus. Toshiba Satellite S55-A5176 is very similar to Toshiba Satellite S55-A5359. Both laptops are powered by Intel Core i7. However, Toshiba Satellite S55-A5359 has a much bigger hard drive and is bit pricer compared to this laptop.