Toshiba Satellite L655-S5107 Review
Toshiba is again in the market with a decent model named Toshiba Satellite L655-S5107 15.6 inch laptop. This laptop gives you multitasking options. You can make use of it while studying, working, playing and entertaining yourself. It comes at a convenient price tag of 600 dollars at the Amazon.
Toshiba Satellite L655-S5107 laptop has dimensional measure of 9.8” X 15” X 1.1” and weighs about 5.5 pounds. This product is Energy Star 5.0 Certified with Gold EPEAT designation. Thus, it causes no harm to the environment. Its RoHS compliance reduces environmental damage due to lead and mercury. The product comes in a package which also contains a 6 celled rechargeable lithium ion battery, AC adaptor and instruction manual.
Now let us concentrate on its specifications. Toshiba Satellite L655-S5107 laptop comes with a 15.6 inch widescreen HD TruBrite LED-Backlit Display. This provides great viewing experience and supports resolution of 1366 X 768. The aspect ratio offered is 16:9 and thus it is widescreen and can able to display only 720p content/
.The 2.40 GHz Intel Core i3-370M dual core processor of 3 MB L3 cache offers fast response. The Intel Hyper Threading technology helps you handle two or more tasks simultaneously.
Moreover, the Intel HD Graphic present in it gives stunning HD video playback effects with 3D capabilities too. Intel Graphics have 64 MB- 1696 MB dynamically allocated shared graphic memory.
The hard drive is provided with 500 GB SATA which rotates at 5400 RPM frequency. The memory space is 4 GB of installed DDR3 RAM of 1066 MHz and can be expanded to 8 GB. The multi format card reader enables stocking more memory space by using compatible cards like Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Multi Media Card and xD Picture Card.
The 8X Super Multi DVD drive with double layered support and Labelflash printing gives you the option of personalizing your discs and keeping them look attractive with direct to disc laser printing. The Wireless-N Wi-Fi of 802.11b/g/n included in it gives good performance. The fast Ethernet of 10/100 gives cabled option to connect to the web. The total of 3 USB ports with one eSATA or USB combo port is available that helps you transfer huge multimedia files to external compatible hard drive five times faster than standard USB ports. One VGA analog video output is also present along with one each of microphone and headphone jacks.
Toshiba softwares are preinstalled in this model. They are Toshiba Media Controller and Toshiba Bulletin Board. The former helps in simplified media sharing options with other compatible devices while the later gives you the option to create your personalized space on the desktop to ease your work. Toshiba Reel Time feature minimizes the time to search your required files. Moreover, the Toshiba Eco Utility feature enables you to use power according to your choice when Eco mode is on while traveling.
The 64 bits Windows 7 Home Premium is installed in this product. The built in stereo speakers with Dolby digital features facilitates lovely listening. The 1.3 megapixel digital webcam with face recognition features gives good live chatting options and photographing.
The battery life is 5.5 hours and there is limited hardware warranty offered for one year.
As all products have pros and cons, this product has cons Toshiba Satellite L655-S5107 There are user complaints of low battery life, appearance of fingerprints because of glossy finish , low speaker sounds and even keys popping up.