The Toshiba Satellite S55-C5364 I’ll be reviewing today is another laptop that was fitted with the new Skylake i7 processor from Intel. I consider this notebook to be one of the most interesting options right now because it’s simultaneously incredibly versatile in some areas and lacking in some others. It’s a jack of all trades, perfect for so many users in need of a dependable machine.
The new Toshiba Satellite S50 mid-ranger makes for a great bridge between cheap laptops and more serious ultrabooks or even workstations. The happy blend of hardware, design, features and portability will likely make this laptop a best seller in the upcoming months, especially since it’s usually on sale with considerable discounts.
The Satellite Fusion 15 L55W-C5259 is a brand new, Windows 10 ready, mid-range convertible laptop from Toshiba. Officially launched just a few days ago, it comes at a list price of $799, a fair price for this laptop with hinges capable of rotating the screen at 360 degrees. It’s ideal for college students, home users and light work (more useful in face-to-face and small team presentations and meetings).
As the start of school and college inches closer, now it’s a good time to think about practical and affordable laptop solutions to power your education endeavors.
What’s the difference between a laptop and a convertible laptop?
The convertible is equipped with a touchscreen display that you can easily rotate to 360 degrees due to a very mobile hinge. You can use it as a laptop, as a tabletop to share the screen with a co-user, as a tent (to present whatever is on the screen) or as a tablet. Don’t confuse a convertible laptop with a detachable. The latter has the added functionality of detaching the screen completely from the keyboard in order to use it as a tablet, but they’re usually more expensive.
The three convertible laptops we’ve chosen come from Toshiba, Dell and HP and cost just under $400, are all pretty lightweight and ideal for college or school students.
Toshiba’s Satellite S55T-B5152 is a mid-range laptop equipped decently to handle multitasking and average day-to-day use without freezes or latencies. It doesn’t particularly shine in any areas, but it’s a good and balanced desktop replacement
The Toshiba Satellite C55-B5298, an entry level laptop that was launched in 2014 still enjoys decent reviews this day. Mainly because of the price tag: listed at $299, the budget Toshiba regularly drops under $260 during promos. And that’s a good price to pay for a laptop that can connect you to the world.