Toshiba C55-A5105 Deal:

Toshiba 15.6" Laptop w/ Intel 2.17Ghz Dual-core, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Intel HD and Win 8 (C55-A5105)

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Toshiba 15.6" Laptop w/ Intel 2.17Ghz Dual-core, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Intel HD and Win 8 (C55-A5105)
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  • 15.6" LED Back-lit LCD HD SCreen (1366 x 720
  • Intel Celeron 2.17Ghz Dual-core Processor (1MB Cache, Up to 2.39Ghz Burst)
  • 4GB DDR3 Memory (Up to 8GB)
  • 500GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • Wireless N
  • 1 USB 3.0 Port and 2 USB 2.0 Ports
  • 5.3 Pounds
  • Windows 8.1

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Laptops suck now.. until touchscreen is standard, windows 8 is more stable and prices bottom out.. btw, the AMD a8 proce... (more)

tmc80tmc (May. 23, 2014 @ 5:20p) |

Yep, it's a dual-core Celeron by branding, but it's an Atom by architecture. It's slow, compared to a "real" (Core-deriv... (more)

VirtuaL (May. 24, 2014 @ 3:54a) |

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It's slow


Maybe to an Einstein, I doubt we have any here.
A real Einstein will spend at least $250.99 on pc
It is perfec... (more)

yesidonoitall (May. 24, 2014 @ 8:24a) |

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It looks like it's live now

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ShopDiscover should be good for 5% CB.

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Not bad, latest Atom CPU, 15-inch display, and DVD-RW.

Interesting mix, in for one to hack to pieces.

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It's not an Atom, it's a dual core Celeron processor.

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mapatsfan said:   It's not an Atom, it's a dual core Celeron processor.
I don't follow PCs anymore but 22nm should be Haswell. A 6 cell battery should give "good" battery life for a low-end box.

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If it was an atom E3845 (passmark 1754) I would buy one. But this is a rather lame Celeron N2820 with a passmark of 1040.

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mapatsfan said:   It's not an Atom, it's a dual core Celeron processor.
  
Celeron N2820 is a rebadged Bay Trail Atom. Check Intel ARK.

Don't care about the green, just care about being right

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manly said:   
mapatsfan said:   It's not an Atom, it's a dual core Celeron processor.
I don't follow PCs anymore but 22nm should be Haswell. A 6 cell battery should give "good" battery life for a low-end box.

  
Bay Trail Atom is 22mm as well. Intel has unified nanometer processing across Atom and Haswell as they unify chip designs across mobile and desktop.

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Cheapest on eBay is $295.

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Great deal for your typical computer user! Its got more than enough power for 80% of people and some leg room to improve! Throw in more ram and an SSD and you would really have a fast machine for cheap

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Throw in ram and ssd and its a 400 buck laptop. I can buy at least a core i3 with 8gb ram and a small ssd for that. Pass!

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mastav said:   Throw in ram and ssd and its a 400 buck laptop. I can buy at least a core i3 with 8gb ram and a small ssd for that. Pass!
  
This laptop isn't meant for throwing SSD and more RAM into. As the post above you clearly described - it's meant to be an entry level laptop that doesn't stink of AMD C-series fail.

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asuka said:   This laptop isn't meant for throwing SSD and more RAM into. As the post above you clearly described - it's meant to be an entry level laptop that doesn't stink of AMD C-series fail.
EDIT:  This is an honest question, not a "my deal is better than your deal" post.

Is it worth $200 more (paid $50) than a similar spec Toshiba with an AMD E1-1200 processor?
Is it worth $150 more ((paid $100 after SER) than a similar spec Toshiba with an AMD A4-5500 processor?   

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NoMoneyInMyWallet said:   
asuka said:   This laptop isn't meant for throwing SSD and more RAM into. As the post above you clearly described - it's meant to be an entry level laptop that doesn't stink of AMD C-series fail.
Is it worth $200 more (paid $50) than a similar spec Toshiba with an AMD E1-1200 processor?
Is it worth $150 more ((paid $100 after SER) than a similar spec Toshiba with an AMD A4-5500 processor?   

  
Yeah, because there are $50 laptop deals today. Right now. We're all nuts for thinking if you need an entry level laptop for $250 today, because NoMoneyInMyWallet got a $50 E1 laptop at some point in the past.

I don't even want to know how you got it. No, seriously, I was being literal. I don't want to know. I don't care.

Sigh. Did anyone here say this was the best laptop deal ever? No? Just checking.

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True. It is a good entry level laptop at this price.

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asuka said:   
NoMoneyInMyWallet said:   
asuka said:   This laptop isn't meant for throwing SSD and more RAM into. As the post above you clearly described - it's meant to be an entry level laptop that doesn't stink of AMD C-series fail.
Is it worth $200 more (paid $50) than a similar spec Toshiba with an AMD E1-1200 processor?
Is it worth $150 more ((paid $100 after SER) than a similar spec Toshiba with an AMD A4-5500 processor?   

Yeah, because there are $50 laptop deals today. Right now. We're all nuts for thinking if you need an entry level laptop for $250 today, because NoMoneyInMyWallet got a $50 E1 laptop at some point in the past.

I don't even want to know how you got it. No, seriously, I was being literal. I don't want to know. I don't care.

Sigh. Did anyone here say this was the best laptop deal ever? No? Just checking.

Geez, it was an honest question.  Since you seem to know about processors, I thought it wouldn't hurt to ask.  But apparently I was wrong.

Some people have said that low end AMD processors suck, especially the E1. So, basically, I was wondering if the OPs laptop processor was that much better to make it worth selling them to buy this one.  I guess my real question is, how much more is the OPs laptop with the Celeron (Atom) processor worth over the the E1 or A4 processor? 

OK, maybe I should have said that in the first place.

P.S. I got them at Staples with the recent (2+ weeks ago) clearance + $100 coupon deal that was posted on FW.  
http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/expired-deals/1360072/m18456846/...

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NoMoneyInMyWallet said:   
asuka said:   
NoMoneyInMyWallet said:   
asuka said:   This laptop isn't meant for throwing SSD and more RAM into. As the post above you clearly described - it's meant to be an entry level laptop that doesn't stink of AMD C-series fail.
Is it worth $200 more (paid $50) than a similar spec Toshiba with an AMD E1-1200 processor?
Is it worth $150 more ((paid $100 after SER) than a similar spec Toshiba with an AMD A4-5500 processor?   

Yeah, because there are $50 laptop deals today. Right now. We're all nuts for thinking if you need an entry level laptop for $250 today, because NoMoneyInMyWallet got a $50 E1 laptop at some point in the past.

I don't even want to know how you got it. No, seriously, I was being literal. I don't want to know. I don't care.

Sigh. Did anyone here say this was the best laptop deal ever? No? Just checking.

Geez, it was an honest question.  Since you seem to know about processors, I thought it wouldn't hurt to ask.  But apparently I was wrong.

Some people have said that low end AMD processors suck, especially the E1. So, basically, I was wondering if the OPs laptop processor was that much better to make it worth selling them to buy this one.  I guess my real question is, how much more is the OPs laptop with the Celeron (Atom) processor worth over the the E1 or A4 processor? 

OK, maybe I should have said that in the first place.

P.S. I got them at Staples with the recent (2+ weeks ago) clearance + $100 coupon deal that was posted on FW.  
http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/expired-deals/1360072/m18456846/...

  

they will all perform the same for checking email and web surfing, fyi

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thanks OP!!!! just scored one for my daughter whose laptop died a couple of days ago.....

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asuka said:   
mapatsfan said:   It's not an Atom, it's a dual core Celeron processor.
  
Celeron N2820 is a rebadged Bay Trail Atom. Check Intel ARK.

Don't care about the green, just care about being right

  
Bay Trail consists of Atom and Celeron CPUs. This is a Celeron CPU.  Check Intel ARK
N2820 Passmark score of 1043 is rather weak. Last winter I purchased the C55-A5300 laptop with celeron 1.8GHz 1037U for same price with passmark score of 1785!
I recommend upgrading to a 128GB+ SSD because the 5400RPM HDD is rather sluggish.

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Teknagen said:     
Bay Trail consists of Atom and Celeron CPUs. This is a Celeron CPU.  Check Intel ARK
N2820 Passmark score of 1043 is rather weak. Last winter I purchased the C55-A5300 laptop with celeron 1.8GHz 1037U for same price with passmark score of 1785!
I recommend upgrading to a 128GB+ SSD because the 5400RPM HDD is rather sluggish.


What you stated was correct, but I am also correct for calling it an Atom. Bay Trail is an Atom derivative whereas Haswell is a Core derivative.

Pentium and Celeron now use both Haswell and Bay Trail cores, which people should know and why I mentioned it. Most think Pentium and Celeron are exclusively Core-derrived, which they were. That changed very recently. But it's also important to point out that Atom Bay Trail isn't a terrible CPU like older Atom chips were.

Personally I think Intel should switch to using Celeron for premium Atom processors and Pentium for budget Core processors - but my advice there falls on deaf ears at times.

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All technical quibbling aside...

I picked up one of these for my wife. I was a bit skeptical about the speed and quality due to the low price. Apart from learning to use windows 8 (which is a whole different conversation) she is very pleased with the quality and speed of the laptop for her needs. The screen is big and bright and surfing the net, watching videos and other basic functions perform very well. Down the road I may add the extra 4gb of memory...but in the meantime $250 very well spent.

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You can make Windows 8 look like Windows 7 for your wife if you want to download Classic Shell for free.

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Once you go SSD you can never go back.... Its painful...

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Thanks! Good value, got one for my son.

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I don't even want to know how you got it


At the docs, just sayin....

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mastav said:   Throw in ram and ssd and its a 400 buck laptop. I can buy at least a core i3 with 8gb ram and a small ssd for that. Pass!
  $250 to $400 is a huge jump.....
Not even comparable.

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manly said:   ShopDiscover should be good for 5% CB.
  5% CB not applicable for laptop/computer etc.

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Laptops suck now.. until touchscreen is standard, windows 8 is more stable and prices bottom out.. btw, the AMD a8 processors aren't bad.. Celerons have been notoriously underpowered.. but you should be good for dual core 2+ghz. I had a pre dual core 2.4ghz intel laptop which was good before it died. Mobos in latops are notorious for giving up the ghost after a while-- meanwhile desktop mobos tend to last forever unless you buy junk free after rebate kind.

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Yep, it's a dual-core Celeron by branding, but it's an Atom by architecture. It's slow, compared to a "real" (Core-derived) Celeron. Think of this as the Celeron of Celerons.

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It's slow


Maybe to an Einstein, I doubt we have any here.
A real Einstein will spend at least $250.99 on pc
It is perfect for most users.

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