£280 Toshiba Satellite C855 laptop: tons of storage capacity and system memory

The affordability of computer components is highlighted by the sheer value for money of this Toshiba Satellite C855 laptop, on sale via eBay on Argos’ outlet for £280 including free delivery and 280 Nectar points. The product, which is refurbished, also comes with 12-month warranty.

Other than the fact that it is powered by a single-core Intel Celeron B815 processor (clocked at 1.6GHz), there’s not much to complain about. The rest of the components are more than decent.

There’s 6GB of RAM, integrated Intel HD graphics, 1TB hard disk drive, a DVD writer, a card reader, a webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium, a 15.6in 1,366 x 768 pixel display, three USB ports (including one with USB 3.0), HDMI, Wi-Fi, a battery that runs for up to 320 minutes, a weight of 2.3Kg and a thickness of 34mm.

As for the laptop’s design, Toshiba mentions that it has a stylish cross-line pattern, textured palm-rest and island-style keyboard.

Secondly, the laptop is just slightly heavier than an Ultrabook but is significantly thicker (by around a third) and lastly, given that a 1TB hard disk drive and 6GB of RAM costs around £100 in the open market, Toshiba’s margins on the C855 must be wafer thin.