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Toshiba Satellite C655-S5049 Review

September 6th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Toshiba Satellite C655-S5049 is cheap laptop for daily computing under $400.  you can’t expect very high performance with the laptop but for typing editing and listening music, this laptop is perfect for you. There are some features that one can’t observe in cheap laptop like dedicated numeric keypad, but C655-S5049 comes with it. At Bestbuy it is available $380 and at Amazon it is available at $409

Specs of Toshiba Satellite C655-S5049

Satellite C655-S5049 powered by Intel Celeron 900 processor clocked at 2.2 GHz and it has 800Mhz FSB. The processor is entry level single core processor. you can compare it with AMD V120 which come with lower L2 cache memory. So performance wise it is faster than AMD’s V120 processor

Graphics- The C655-S5049 comes with Intel GMA 4500M which is onboard graphics can decode HD content but not well supported to 1080p but can decode 720p content.

When comes to gaming, the laptop enable you to play old games at very low settings but it might be possible that screen got froze in between gaming. Try call of duty you might able to play at low details.

When comes to hard drive the Toshiba C655-S5049 comes with 250GB storage ( 5400rpm) onto which Windows 7 home premium comes as preinstalled.

There is 2GB DDR3 RAM is associated with the laptop can upgradable up to 4GB.

Toshiba satellite C655-S5049 comes with 15.6” TFT LCD display with. The widescreen display has 1366X768 resolution.

The laptop is  lack of webcam, HDMIports. The company most probably did this for cutting down the cost.

It comes with DVD writer as optical drive and has 2 USB 2.0 port, VGA port,10/100 Ethernet, 802.11/b/g/n wi-fi

The keyboard of Toshiba C655-S5049 is of fullsized with decent multigesture touchpad. When compare to Compaq CQ62-225NR or CQ62-238DX, the Compaq laptop’s touchpad is not supported by multigesture. The mousebuttons of C655-S5049 is sophisticated. The cover of Toshiba Satellite C655 S5049 comes with plastic matte finish may be due to reducing the weight. However, style wise Compaq Presario CQ62 is comparatively attractive than Toshiba.

The battery life of C655-S5049 comes with 4hrs 15 mins of battery life


Budget machine

Optical drive



No Bluetooth

No webcam

The cheap price of Toshiba Satellite C655-S5049 can attracts many especially its decent and roomy outlook. So if your requirement doesn’t include webcam then the laptop is good choice.

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