The Toshiba Satellite C-series consists of the cheapest laptops by the PC maker. The C855 and C855D are the latest 15.6-inch iterations, featuring the Intel and AMD lower-end processors, respectively. The new “Value” notebooks also ship with up to 8GB of memory, up to 640GB of hard drive space, and DVD burners.
The processor choices in the Intel version currently include the Celeron B820, Pentium B970, and the 2nd Generation “Sandy Bridge” i3-2328M and i3-2370M, but it is also expected to start shipping with built-in 3rd Generation “Ivy Bridge” chips. In the AMD variant, the current CPU line consists of the E1-1200 and E2-1800 from the 2012 “Brazos 2” low-end line.
The display is the most frequently used one – a 15.6-incher with 1366×768 screen resolution and glossy coating. It’s a classic TN panel used for years in various notebook models, so there’s noting to write home about in this department.
The tile-style keyboard with numeric pad is accompanied by the trackpad with physical buttons, which is separated from the rest of the base by a large separator. This is a kind of different looking trackpad design than on the most of notebooks by other makers. The texture on the touchpad matches the rest of the area below the keyboard.
The profile of the Toshiba C855 and C855D isn’t to thick, measuring between 1.14 and 1.31 inches. The right side has audio jacks, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, LAN, and VGA.
On te right side is the power jack, another one USB 2.0 port, and the optical drive.
The front side houses a media card reader and indicators.
The same anti-slip pattern is on the lid, which is fingerprint-proof.
In the US, the Toshiba Satellite C855 and C855D series both start at as low as $350.