14″ Toshiba Satellite CL45-C4335 Laptop via Amazon
Toshiba Satellite CL45-C4335 is a low cost and good value 14 inch entry level laptop for entertainment and school work or as a great little backup PC with dual core Intel Celeron N2840 low end processor for basic daily tasks at 2.16GHz speed up to 2.58GHz (2 cores and 2 threads- no hyperthreading), 2GB DDR3L SDRAM memory for sufficient multitasking, 64GB Solid State Drive and Windows 10 operating system as a nice user friendly combination of familiar Windows and new features like Cortana personal digital assistant, Microsoft Edge browser and Windows 7 Start screen. It has the 14 inch diagonal LED backlit TruBrite widescreen display with regular HD 1366×768 pixel resolution with decent contrast and brightness and vivid enough colours and Mobile Intel HD graphics for photo viewing, video streaming and internet browsing. Both the image and sound quality are better than what you can normally get at this entry level and has an acceptable quality webcam. Textured resin in brushed black Toshiba Satellite has a sleek and modern design- looks nice, weighs 4.2 pounds and measures 9.60 x 13.50 x 0.90 inches- thin and lightweight. Lithium ion battery gives you up to 6-7 hours with average screen settings and brightness.
The frameless non-backlit keyboard has the contoured keys for less key bounce and typing comfort without the numpad and a large and functional touchpad with separate left and right buttons- not the best but responsive enough. There is no Optical DVD player but 802.11bgn wireless, Bluetooth 4.0 to connect to Bluetooth enabled speakers, phones and other devices, 1 x USB 3.0 port for much faster data transfer, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port, SD Media Card Reader and an Audio Microphone Combo port. Toshiba is so far the only brand with a dedicated Win 10 Cortana calling key and has multidirectional microphones. 64GB is rather generous considering the competitors at the same price level are giving only 16GB or 32GB which wouldn’t be enough for any purpose as some of it will already be occupied by system files so the minimum you should have with Windows 10 is 64GB and you will also be using Cloud storage and external hard drive if you will be saving a lot of files. 2GB memory is not a lot but quite all right at this price level and the 64GB SSD rather than a slow mechanical hard drive improves the overall performance of this machine. And it is a great little reliable and functional laptop for basic internet or Office tasks (most regular apps but not the complex games or programs) with a good battery life, slim and compact case and a low price tag.