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Toshiba Satellite C55-C5240 review: The best performance you'll find under $500

The Toshiba Satellite C55-C may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid.

At a Glance
  • Toshiba Satellite C55-C5240

    PCWorld Rating

    By compromising on build quality, Toshiba managed to pack the performance of a $600 or $700 laptop into the much cheaper C55-C5240.

At a Glance
  • PCWorld Rating

    By compromising on build quality, Toshiba managed to pack the performance of a $600 or $700 laptop into the much cheaper C55-C5240.

    MSRP: $450.00

    Pros

    • Blazing fast for a sub-$500 laptop
    • 8GB of RAM—more than any of its peers
    • Tons of storage space

    Cons

    • Flimsy construction and screen
    • Clunky mouse buttons

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