The Toshiba Satellite C655 Series
There are 35 different Toshiba Satellite C655 models in the Toshiba Satellite C655 series. They are very affordable; the prices start at about $353 and go up to about $499. All the C655 series models have Intel Celeron processors, which are between 2.1 and 2.3 GHz. They come with 2GB to 4GB of installed memory (RAM), with two memory slots to add additional memory. The hard drives are between 250 GB and 640 GB. The display size is 15.6 inches on the diagonal. It is a widescreen, 1366 x 768 pixel display for high resolution. It has a standard US keyboard and touchpad with multi-touch control and a 10-key pad. The weight of the Toshiba Satellite C655 models starts at 5.3 pounds and goes up to about 6 pounds.
The Toshiba Satellite C655 series offers two options for wireless
connectivity. It comes with fast, built-in 802 Wi-Fi to connect to any
Wi-Fi hotspot. Using 802.11n-compatible routers, it provides a wider range than 802.11g networks. If you prefer to use 3G mobile broadband, you would need to do so with a mobile broadband carrier. The 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium comes preinstalled on the Toshiba Satellite C655. Other preinstalled software includes Microsoft Works 9; Microsoft Windows Media Player 12; and Microsoft Office Starter 2010. Limited functionality versions of Microsoft Word and Excel are included, with the option to upgrade to the full versions. PowerPoint and Outlook are not included. With Windows 7 Home Premium, you can watch, pause, and rewind or record your TV to view whenever you want. There is a built-in microphone and webcam to facilitate videochat. Some versions of the Toshiba Satellite C655 come with Toshiba face recognition software. The built-in optical drive lets you play CDs and DVDs, as well as back up your data. It is Bluetooth V2.1+EDR-enabled to allow you to connect your laptop to other devices such as a smartphone. Stereo speakers, headphone jacks, and microphone jacks are built in. The included Toshiba eco Utility allows you to choose among high performance mode, power saver mode for the least energy consumption, or balanced mode. On select models, media card readers which allow you to do file transfers from a smart phone, digital camera, or MP3 player, are available.
More Toshiba Satellite C655 reviews are available at http://us.toshiba.com/computers/laptops/satellite/C650/C655-S5504/read-reviews. The pros of Toshiba Satellite C655 are the price, the weight, the wireless connectivity options, and the two memory slots to add additional RAM. The cons are the fact that there are only two USB ports, the single-core processor which is slightly slower than more expensive dual-core laptops, and the battery life of only 4.5 hours. The Toshiba Satellite C655 is a great laptop. It is versatile enough to accomodate almost any demand. It's lightweight enough to carry without too much difficulty. It comes with a 1-year hardware warranty(limited). You can find more Toshiba Satellite C655 reviews at amazon.com and us.toshiba.com/computers/laptops/satellite/C650/C655-85504/read-reviews.