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Toshiba Satellite A655D-S5175 Laptop Review

February 3rd, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Toshiba’s A655D satellite series is now credited with a special laptop as Toshiba Satellite A665D-S5175. This laptop is gaining interest through its reasonable price tag and powerful processor AMD Phenom II Quad Core Mobile Processor P960. This laptop is also credited with graphics engine as ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250. It has huge hard drive of capacity 640 GB. This laptop is a perfect combination for every need such as for student, business and home usage.

AMD Phenom II Quad Core Mobile Processor P960 Details:

AMD Phenom II P960 is a best power-optimized quad-core microprocessor. This processor is an ideal choice for high-performance notebooks that are based on Danube platform. Initially this processor was introduced by Dell in mid-October 2010 and later it was started available with few HP laptops like HP ProBook 4525.

This processor is based on K10 microarchitecture. This processor is integrated with four cores and clocked at 1.8 GHz on a single die. This CPU doesn’t use Front Side Bus to communicate with peripherals and memory of the device. It uses dual-channel DDR3 memory controller for memory access and HyperTransport link will be utilized to communicate with peripherals. This processor has two-level cache with each core having 128KB Level 1 Cache and 512 KB Level 2 cache. This processor can work on 64-bit and 32-bit modes successfully. It can support Enhanced Virus Protection too. Other significant features of this processor are MMX, SSE, SSE2 and SSE3 extensions to instruction set and it has virtualization technology too.

This is a best power-optimized fastest processor with multi-threaded applications. It will perform at low when the numbers of threads are lower than four. So, this is essential to have extra cores on this model.
Toshiba Satellite A655D-S5175 Pros:

• Its major benefit is its powerful processor.
• Reasonably priced.
• Huge hard drive.
• ATI Radeon Mobility HD 4250 is definitely a best add-on.
• It has webcam and HDMI output port.
• Decent battery life.

Toshiba Satellite A655D-S5175 Cons:

• No Bluetooth.
• No Blu-ray disc.
• Little heavy.



This laptop comes with AMD Phenom II Quad-Core Mobile Processor P960 which is clocked at 1.8 GHz. It has two levels Cache as Level 1 and Level 2.

System Memory:

Toshiba Satellite A655D-S5175 comes with 4GB DDR3 RAM of 1066MHz and arranged in two slots.

Hard drive:

Toshiba Satellite A655D-S5175 got huge memory as 640 GB HDD which spins at 5400 rpm.

Optical Drive:

There is an optical drive with this laptop as DVD-SuperMulti with Read and Write capabilities through Labelflash drive.

Graphics Engine:

Toshiba A655D-S5175 is arranged with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 having 256MB-1917 MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory.


This laptop screen is 15.6-inches widescreen with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. It can support 720p content too. Its display is HD TruBrite LED backlit.


Toshiba Satellite A655D-S5175 is arranged with Harman/Karbon Stereo speaker along with a microphone and offers decent sound quality.


Toshiba Satellite A655D-S5175 is arranged with a webcam and built-in microphone at the LCD bezel for the convenient video chat over the internet.

Wireless LAN;

This laptop is arranged with Wi-Fi Wireless networking 802.11 b/g/n.

There is one 10/100 Ethernet LAN for the wired connectivity.


This laptop comes with one 6-cell Lithium-ion battery which offers 4.5-hours battery life for the notebook.

Inputs and controls:

There is Up and Down volume controls for this laptop. Its touch pad device got multi touch pointing device with quick responsiveness. It has one mute button and On/OFF buttons for touch pad to avoid wrong in put. It has one Premium US Raised Tile LED backlit keyboard with 10-keypad. There is one Media button and Toshiba eco-utility button.


This laptop comes with three USB 2.0 ports, one eSATA/USB 2.0 Combo port, one HDMI output port, one microphone jack, one headphone jack, one Memory Card Reader and one ExpressCard Slot.

Operating System:

Toshiba Satellite A655D-S5175 comes with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit edition.


For security purpose, this laptop is arranged with HDD recovery, Password Security, Toshiba Supervisor Password Utility and Security Cable Lock Slot.


This laptop comes with one-year warranty on Parts, labor and Battery.

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