One immediately striking feature of the Toshiba Satellite C855, which is on sale at Laptop Outlet (via eBay) for £280, is that it sports a white/silver colour scheme, unlike the overwhelming majority of its entry level peers.
The laptop weighs only 2.3kg and shows off a streamlined design which gives the C855 a level of thickness almost on par with Intel’s Ultrabooks.
Other features include a dual-core Intel Celeron B815 CPU clocked at 1.6GHz, 4GB of RAM, a 320GB hard disk drive, a 15.6in, 1,366 x 768 display, Windows 7 Home Premium, a DVD writer, a HD webcam, a numeric keypad, Wi-Fi, GbE, Bluetooth 4.0, one HDMI and three USB ports, VGA, a card reader, a 6-cell battery, SRS Surround sound, and Microsoft Office Starter.
The C855 is one of the new breed of affordable laptops that not only offers surprisingly good performance but also tries to look good. Note that you can also get a two year license for a copy of Panda Internet Security and Ability Office Home for an additional £4.99.