November 29, 2011

Toshiba Satellite C655-S5301

The Toshiba Satellite C655-S5301 sports 15.6-inch LED-backlit Thin Film Transistor high-definition widescreen display with TruBrite technology and 1366 x 768 resolution for best HD experience at cost-effective laptop. This Toshiba Satellite C655-S5301 comes with the Second Generation Intel Core i3-2330M processor with 3MB L3 cache and 2.2GHz processor speed which features smart 4-way processing performance for HD quality computing.

This second generation Core i3 processor supports latest technologies from Intel like the Virtualization and the HyperThreading technology which gives a boost in the performance of the chip 20% faster than normal CPU like Pentium and Celeron from Intel. It also has Intel HD graphics which features 64 to 1317MB shared video memory for stunning images and can provide extra graphics power for your laptop when you need it. Even without the dedicated graphics card, with this HD graphics controller you can enjoy watching high definition movies and play light games with ease.
Toshiba Satellite C655-S5301
The Toshiba Satellite C655-S5301 also sports 3GB DDR3 memory; 320GB Serial ATA hard drive at 5400 rpm – much better if the RPM is 7200; and multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support. Furthermore, the Toshiba Satellite C655-S5301 comes equipped with built-in webcam and microphone; multiformat media reader which supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, miniSD and MultiMediaCard formats; 2 2.0 ports – much better if it contains USB 3.0 version; built-in high-speed wireless LAN that supports 802.11b/g/n technologies; Ethernet LAN; and 6-cell lithium-ion battery for up to 5 hours and 30 minutes to give you more time away from the main power source.

The Toshiba Satellite C655-S5301 is preinstalled with Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system. This weighs only about 5.3 lbs. and measures just 1.6 inches thin. This laptop is available at around $380.

Illustration below shows the PassMark Rating of Core i3-2330M compared to other processors. The higher the PassMark Rating the better the performance.
In terms of processing power the Intel Core i3-2330M is more powerful compared to AMD E-350 and E-450 APU but slightly out-performed by AMD A6-3400M APU. But on the graphics side, the AMD APUs are much powerful compared to Intel Core i3-2330M.

PassMark Rating in tabular form.
Processor PassMark Rating
AMD E-350 APU 726
AMD E-450 APU 768
Intel Core i3 330M 1968
Pentium B950 1990
AMD A4-3300M 2232
Core i3 2310M 2620
Core i3 2330M 2803
AMD A6-3400M 3548
Core i5 2435M 3558