Toshiba Satellite C655-S5208 Review
The success of the Intel’s Core i3-2310M has been demonstrated by the relatively large number of the notebooks launched with this processor in it. The Toshiba Satellite C655-S5208 – the 15.6 inch notebook from Toshiba is an affordable notebook for the home and office computing environment and also for the college going students. The laptop arrives just in time for back to school. Shed away the hefty priced MAC – it costs half the price and packs possibly more power than the MAC does. If your kid argues for the MAC show this review from fresh gizmos to them. And Fresh Gizmos is not alone in saying this – ask any computer geek who know programming and hardware – most of them will say that the Satellite provides a better processor and a good computing experience. MAC on the other hand has the beauty of simplicity and elegance in its sleek model. It will also be relatively free from virus – BUT – you need to pay double the prices – something not many parents in the down economy can afford.
Satellite C655-S5208 comes with 4 GB of DDR3 memory and its 1333 MHz speed grade improves the processor to memory communication throughput. The notebook comes with most of the common features that a notebook has – including the 500 GB Hard Disk, the DVD writer, wifi and two USB ports. That is all you need for a home computing need.
Some details of the Processor
Since the processor forms the most important part of the notebook you may like to check some details of the i3-2310M. This dual core processor that launched at the beginning of this year belongs to the Sandy Bridge line of the processor. Each core is clocked at 2.1 GHz and share a common 3 MB of L3 Cache, that intel calls smart cache. The best part of this processor is its integrated graphics processor – one reason why the notebook manufacturers are able to offer low cost notebooks even while this processor performs really good.
To give you an idea – this processor will outperform the similarly clocked 1st generation core i3 processors (core i3-370M belong to 1st gen core i3) by 10 to 15%. This is in addition to doubling the performance of the integrated graphics section.
Toshiba Satellite C655-S5208 Pros
– Competitively priced
– Second generation core i3 processor
– Integrated Graphics offers good performance
Toshiba Satellite C655-S5208 Cons
– It is not a super high end notebook
– Not intended for gaming.