Toshiba Satellite S55-B5280 15.6-Inch Laptop (2 GHz Intel Core i7-4510U, 12GB DDR3L, 1TB HDD, Windows 8.1)
Price: $799.95
4 new from $799.9510 used from $499.99
  • 4th Gen 2.0 GHz Intel Core i7-4510U Dual Core Processor (4MB Cache, up to 2.6GHz), Intel HD Graphics
  • 12GB DDR3L 1600MHz memory, 1TB Hard Drive (5400 RPM, Serial ATA), No DVD
  • 15.6-inch TruBrite LED Backlit 1366x768 (HD) Display, HDMI with 4K Ultra HD output capability, Webcam
  • 802.11 AC Wireless(support Gigabit WiFi), Bluetooth 4.0, Media card reader,
  • Windows 8.1 upgrade to Windows 10
OS: With Windows 8.1, customers of this unit will have the opportunity to choose between the more stable, older operating system, or using the free upgrade in order to get Windows 10. Either option will function perfectly fine for any photo editing purposes, but it’s nice to choose.
Processor: The Core i7 may seem like overkill if all you’re trying to do is edit some family photos, but it also future-proofs your machine. A faster, newer processor will mean a longer overall lifespan for your laptop.
Screen: In addition to its convenient 15.6” size, this laptop also has touch functionality, making it extremely useful for working on the field or at a coffee shop.
Graphics: Normally, integrated graphics would be considered a bad thing. However, for a low-profile photo editing machine, it’s ideal because of its low power consumption and heat generation.
Compatibility: Due to its older operating system, this machine may have trouble running some newer versions of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of programs. This includes Photoshop and AfterEffects.
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2017-04-16T21:40:19+00:00

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