TOSHIBA Satellite L55-A5278
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Wuggee Notes
Sufficient processing power for multi-tasking, internet, music, movies, productivity(Word, Spreadsheets, etc), advanced photo and video editing, 3D graphics, virtualization software(parallels), file and harddrive encryption
Memory sufficient for multi-tasking, internet, music, movies, productivity(Word, Spreadsheets, etc), basic photo and video editing
Memory may not be sufficient for simultaneous editing of large number of photos and videos, virtualization software(parallels), engineering and simulation software, etc
Uses conventional harddrive. Higer power consumption, lower shock resistance and longer startup time compared to solid state drive(SSD).
Battery life is unknown.
Advanced GPU sufficient for latest, most demanding games fluently at medium detail settings at HD resolution
GPU is not suitable for most demanding games (Assassin's creed, Black Ops 2, etc) at high detail settings and HD resolution
15.6" screen provides good tradeoff between desktop replacement and portability
Weight of 4.96 lbs is lighter than average for this screen size
Economy display with resolution of 1366 x 768; screen space sufficient for most purposes but less than ideal for graphics design, gaming, programming etc
Built in CD/DVD drive; allows watching movies and software installation from CD/DVD
Integrated webcam for video chatting
Processing power might not be sufficient for ultra high requirements such as running simulations
Basic Specs1.8 GHz Intel Core i5-3337U
4 GB DDR3 1600 RAM
4.96 lbs; 15.6" display; 1366 x 768 resolution
500 GB hard drive
NVIDIA Geforce GT 740M
 4.00 stars (4 user reviews)
BatteryNot avail
Display
15.6"
1366 x 768
CameraYes
Other Specs
4.96 lbs overall weight
14.86" x 9.6" x 0.96"
DVD Super Multi
2 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 2.0
1 x VGA
1 x HDMI
1 x Microphone jack; 1 x Headphone jack
Ports
2 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 2.0
1 x VGA
1 x HDMI
1 x Microphone jack; 1 x Headphone jack
Resources
 4 stars (4 user reviews)
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