Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5303

Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5303

Before purchasing the extremely cheap Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5303 15.6-inch laptop, currently selling for $270 at Best Buy, it’s good to know how does its processor perform. In short, the included AMD E-300 clearly provides very limited speed if you compare it to the lowest-end Intel laptop CPUs such as the Celeron B-series. That said, the AMD chip is good for only basic computing tasks (web surf, e-mail, office). 2GB of RAM further limits computing capabilities of the C855D-S5303, especially multitasking, so system memory upgrade is strongly recommended. One of the good sides is hardware support for 1080p video decoding.

AMD E-300 PassMark Benchmark

Toshiba has also included a 320GB hard drive, DVD burner, webcam, three USB 2.0 ports, multi-format memory card reader, and VGA out, but HDMI is missing.

The laptop is a simple looking one, with matte texture plastics as the main material and slightly rounded edges.

As you can see, the notebook is pretty much modest in terms of features, performance, and design, but its price of $270 is hard, if not impossible, to beat in the 15.6″ notebook segment at the time of this writing. In addition, the latest Windows 8 is another plus.

C855D-S5303 back

Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5303 Specifications:

  • Display: 15.6″ LED-backlit TFT HD widescreen display, 1366 x 768px resolution
  • Processor: AMD Dual-Core E-300 dual-core CPU at 1.3GHz clock speed
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6310 integrated graphics
  • Memory: 2GB DDR3 system memory, expandable to 16GB of memory
  • Storage: 320GB Serial ATA HDD (5400 rpm)
  • Optical drive: DVD burner
  • Webcam: HD webcam
  • Audio: standard stereo speakers
  • Network: Wireless-N, 10/100 Ethernet LAN, no Bluetooth
  • Input: full-size keyboard with numeric 10-key pad, and multitouch control touchpad
  • Ports and Slots: 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x VGA, memory card reader
  • Battery: 6-cell lithium-ion
  • Dimensions: 1.3 x 15 x 9.5 inches
  • Weight: 5.5 pounds
  • OS: Windows 8
  • Warranty: 1-year
Written by Dan

On Laptoping, Dan writes about Windows-based laptop, 2-in-1, and tablet PCs.

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7 thoughts on “Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5303”

  1. I’ve had this laptop for so many years when I got a better one honestly I was surprised computers could run that fast. It didn’t seem so awful while I was using it (though i couldn’t have more than one tab open at once without the whole computer having a stroke); once moving to an actual good laptop i would never go back. I have many games on this laptop that are very very easy on computers-and absolutely demolished the CPU every time. I just thought all games were like that. If you want something cheap, prepare for something cheap. If I were you, I’d just save up longer to get a better laptop. Or honestly just buy a toaster. It would run faster.

  2. I installed windows 7 Ultimate(which makes it work soooo much better) and found performance to be modest because i mostly use it for school work and on the go typing.

  3. ive had mine since 4th grade (7th grade now) but ive upgraded it so much now here are the specs:
    -1.3 ghz cpu (can’t change its intergrated)
    -8gb of ddr3 ram
    -windows 10 technical preview
    and it runs so bad I wish I never got it

    1. Totally agree! It’s the worst laptop I ever bought and after six months I’ve taken my hammer to it!!!

    2. I only use it to play songs???
      Worst laptop for a deejay like me… Any suggestions for a better laptop for deejays please?? I want to sell this Toshiba and buy a new one ASAP

      1. Hi, any newer mid-range laptop model should be able to handle DJ software like Serato or Traktor easily. I can recommend models with one of the current 9th Gen or newer 10th Gen Intel Core processors (i3, i5, or i7) or AMD Ryzen 3, 5, or 7 series, and at least 8GB of RAM for DJing. Also, having an SSD drive instead of a hard drive, will make a big difference performance-wise for DJing and other tasks.

        BTW, this Toshiba is a quite old laptop model from around 2012 with a very basic processor and specs, so it’s no wonder it performs poorly.

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