Toshiba Satellite C655D puts AMD e-series CPU into a budget 15.6-incher

Instead of being used to power an 11.6-inch laptop, AMD's new e-series CPU is put to work in a large-screen sub-$400 computer.

Future of budget? The sub-$400 Satellite C655D
Future of budget? The sub-$400 Satellite C655D. Toshiba

LAS VEGAS--Usually, when we heard of door-buster bargain laptops around the holidays, we tend to imagine 15-inch laptops wedded to Intel Celeron processors. The new AMD e-series CPUs might be nudging into the same territory, if we're to guess from the newly-announced Toshiba Satellite C655D.

The 15.6-inch laptop uses an AMD E240 CPU, part of the new AMD Fusion line of processors, helping keep the cost down. Up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM/320GB hard drive, a DVD burner, and 802.11n Wi-Fi in a 5.5 package for a starting price of $398 doesn't sound too shabby at all, come to think of it.

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Scott Stein is a senior editor covering iOS and laptop reviews, mobile computing, video games, and tech culture. He has previously written for both mainstream and technology enthusiast publications including Wired, Esquire.com, Men's Journal, and Maxim, and regularly appears on TV and radio talking tech trends.

 

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