|Toshiba Satellite C655-S5501|
Under the hood, the Toshiba Satellite C655-S5501 notebook is powered by 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i3-2350M dual-core processor that features 3MB L3 cache and 2.3GHz processor speed and smart 4-way processing performance, because of the HyperThreading technology, for HD quality computing. Unfortunately it does not offer TuboBoost technology that can speed up processing when thermal and electrical conditions are met. This Toshiba Satellite C655-S5501 laptop also has an integrated graphics controller named Intel® HD Graphics that offers 64 to 1696MB shared video memory for stunning images and vivid detail; 4GB DDR3 memory which is expandable to 8GB; 320GB 5400 RPM SATA hard drive and Double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW optical disk drive; built-in webcam and microphone; multiformat media reader that supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, miniSD and MultiMediaCard formats; 6-cell lithium-ion battery and comes in Trax texture in black style.
This Toshiba Satellite C655-S5501 sports the following connectivity options like 2 high-speed USB 2.0 ports; high-speed wireless LAN with 802.11b/g/n standards; Ethernet LAN; and VGA port. This laptop runs on 64- bit Windows 7 Home Premium operating system. It weighs 5.3 lbs. and measures just 1.6" thin and costs around $400.
Pro: low cost
Cons: no USB 3.0 and HDMI port and the HDD is just rated 5400 RPM.