The Toshiba Satellite CL45-C4370 is among the cheapest full-size laptops. The Windows 10-based notebook has a bit smaller than standard screen, since it diagonal measures 14″ instead of more common 15.6-inch. As expected, for the given price the laptop doesn’t deliver anything more than just very basic computing performance, storage space, and other features.
There’s no info on the exact Intel Celeron CPU model in the specs sheet of the Satellite CL45-C4370. Since all other CL45 configurations include the Celeron N2840 “Bay Trail” dual-core processor, it’s safe to assume the offered configuration has the same chip, too. The N2840 is a dual-core chip from last year’s Bay Trail CPU lineup and is a typical budget CPU with sufficient power only for basic computing. The chip does a good job when it comes to webpage rendering, video and audio playback, or work in Office applications. Furthermore, it also supports some popular entry-level games like League of Legends or Minecraft at low graphics detail settings. For more info on the Celeron N2840, check out our review. A potential multitasking-related bottleneck is a low amount of system memory. The notebook includes only 2GB of RAM, which is enough only if you keep number of simultaneously running programs and browser tabs at a minimum. Storage space is quite limited, too. With 32GB eMMC capacity and Windows 10 occupying around half of that size, users are left with around 15GB for their files and program installations. A partial solution for this problem might be using the built-in SD memory card reader for storage expansion. A DVD burner is missing on this model.
The 14″ screen sports the common 1366-by-768 pixel display resolution. Touchscreen, IPS wide viewing angles, and Full HD picture sharpness are missing, so the LCD panel is a very basic one.
The 14″ laptops usually don’t have dedicated numeric pads on their keyboards and this model is no exception.
Toshiba’s CL45-C4370 “no-fills” machine has stereo speakers, a HD 720p web camera, one USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI video output, a headphones / microphone 2-in-1 port, and 802.11N wireless.
The battery capacity of 45 WHr is quite good for a budget-class laptop, especially given it has low-power components and a bit smaller than standard screen size. Toshiba claims the Satellite CL45-C4370 can achieve “up to 7 hours” of power autonomy.
Design-wise, the machine has an utilitarian-looking plastic chassis. A brushed-metal-like finish adds a bit of attractiveness to it, as same as its relatively thin 0.9″ profile.
The laptop weighs in at 4.2 pounds, making it noticeably lighter than common 15.6″ ~5-pound notebooks.