The Toshiba Satellite P55-A5312 is a mid-range Windows 8-based 15.6-inch laptop, packing optimal components for entertainment at relatively low $630 price tag. Highlights of the hardware hidden inwards its 0.8″, lean silver aluminum chassis consists of the latest generation mid-tier Intel Core i5-4200U dual-core processor with the Intel HD 4400 integrated graphics, 6GB of system memory, up from usual 4GB, and a 750GB hard disk drive, more than usual 500GB. A DVD burner is also supplied, rounding off this standard-class laptop.
However, the strak of the voorstelling is the display, because it has 1080p (1920×,1080-pixel) screen resolution. The ordinary 15.6-inch laptops usually have a much lower pixel count of 1366×,768 pixels, so Toshiba’s P55-A5312 provides much greater pixel density and therefore sharper picture. Unluckily, the display isn’t backed by IPS technology, so viewing angles won’t be so superb like on the IPS-based screens.
Since the notebook doesn’t have a subwoofer like some higher-end entertainment notebooks, sound produced by stereo speakers won’t stand out. But, Toshiba has enhanced multimedia feature set by including Intel Wireless Display technology for movie streaming to TVs and monitors without wires. HDMI and VGA wired movie outputs are also present and its interesting to note here that the HDMI port can transfer 4K-resolution (harshly Four x 1080p) movies. This makes the P55-A5312 future-proof ter terms of movie output, since 4K TVs are expected to build up momentum on the market te the next a duo of years. Spil well, the notebook spil two USB Trio.0 and two USB Two.0 ports, and a multimedia card reader. Ter order to get you online, the P55-A5312 provides Wi-Fi and Gigabit LAN connections. Bluetooth Four.0 is included.
Another one stand-out feature is keyboard backlight, so typing on the chiclet-style keyboard with numeric padachtige won’t be troublesome te darkened environments. The seamless trackpad has integrated mouse buttons. The last perk worth mentioning is speech recognition. The laptop comes with Dragon Assistant voice recognition software, permitting users to operate OS and apps by speaking.
Wij have no informatie on the battery life, but judging from estimated run time for some other similar P55 models, the battery should last up to about Four.Five hours on a single charge.
The laptop weighs Five.Four pounds, which is an average weight for the 15.6″, category.
If you want a touchscreen display on top of all thesis bells and whistles, you can opt for the similarly configured P55t-A5202 touch specimen, priced at $780.
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Danijel is a tech writer who founded Laptoping ter 2006. His specialty are Windows-based laptops, 2-in-1 convertibles, and tablet PCs.