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Toshiba Satellite L655-S5148 Review

January 23rd, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments


The Toshiba Satellite L655-S5148 is a 15.6 inch notebook powered by the 2.3 GHz AMD’s Athlon II Dual-Core P340 processor, which we can classify as the entry level dual core processor. Toshiba Satellite L655-S5148 has a competitive price of $539 according to the MSRP price suggested by Toshiba. It is planned to be made exclusively at the whole sale super mart BJ’s. The Toshiba L655-S5148 comes with 3 GB DDR3 RAM and a modest 500 GB RAM.

As part of the Toshiba Satellite L655-S5148 Review, we present you the key points from the detailed specification, that will get you a quick feel of the capabilities of this notebook

– AMD Athlon ii dual core P340 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz
– 3 GB RAM, 500 GB Hard disk
– 15.6 inch screen with 1366 x 768 resolution powered by ATI Radeon 4250
– HDMI output
– 2 USB 2.0 ports and 1 USB / eSATA port
– Wired and wireless networking
– Inbuilt webcam

As you can see from the specifications, the Toshiba Satellite L655-S5148 has everything that you can ask for in an entry level notebook. The pleasant surprise is the HDMI output, which we generally do note see in this price range entry level notebook.

Let us take a look at the individual components of the Toshiba Satellite L655-S5148 that makes up this notebook.

Processor

The Athlon ii P340, that powers the Toshiba Satellite L655-S5148 is a dual core 2.3 GHz processor, that can be classified as an entry level dual core processor. Its performance should come in the range of similarly clocked core 2 processors from Intel but inferior to the similarly clocked core i3 processor. The processing power should be god enough for home and office computing environment but possibly not suitable for high end computing and high end gaming environments.

Hard Disk and RAM

We have usually seen most of the other L655 series from Toshiba with 3 GB of RAM. However, the Toshiba Satellite L655-S5148 comes with 3 GB RAM. But we do not see any real issue with 3 GB of RAM. The occassions when your programs need memory in excess of 3 GB will be rare. Toshiba is able to offer lower cost by cutting down some cost in key areas. The Hard disk is ample 500 GB

Display

The Toshiba L655-S5148 comes with 15.6 inch screen with 1366 x 768 resolution. The notebook also has an HDMI output, that can be used to display the content on an external HDTV or a projector that supports HDMI input. The graphics is driven by ATI Radeon 4250 which gives you decent performance in the entry level to mderate graphics games at lower resolution.

Other Features

The Toshiba L655-S5148 comes with other features common in most noetbooks that come today. It has wired and wireless networking and 2 USB 2.0 connectors. The Toshiba L655-S5148 does come with webcam even when it is priced as an entry level notebook.

Bottomline

Next time you head for your BJ’s store, look for this notebook. It is perfect for your home computing and does not create a big hole in your pocket.

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