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Toshiba Satellite L655-S5150 Review

January 24th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments


Toshiba Satellite L555-S5146

Quick Specification
Processor Pentium P6200 , 2 core , 2.13 GHz
RAM
4 GB
Hard Drive 320 GB
Screen 15.6 inch – 1366 x 768 resolution 

Graphics by Intel HD

Others 2 USB, Webcam, Memory Card Reader

 

Pros Cons and Bottom Line
Pros – Toshiba Brand, reliable hardware 

– Proportionally priced, good battery life

– 4 GB RAM.

Cons
– Processor is ok only for entry to mid level 

– No HDMI

Bottomlline The Toshiba Satellite L655D-S5155 is priced at $591 according to the MSRP which is  commensurate to its performance. It long battery life, and 4 GB RAM adds value to it.
User Reviews and Feedback
– Toshiba Direct has an average rating of 4 out of 5 at the time of writing. 

 

Toshiba Satellite L655-S5150 is a 15.6 inch notebook powered by the dual core Intel Pentium P6200 processor clocked at 2.13 GHz ( More about processor later). The Toshiba L655-S5150 comes with 4 GB of RAM and 320 GB of Hard Disk. The notebook has all the common features that make it an entry level notebook, good enough for your home computing needs including surfing, email, word and xl. It is also decent for moderate processing power requirements. The Toshiba Satellite L655-S5150 does not come with and HDMI output as do most L655 series notebooks come with. Its other notable feature includes a long 5+ hour of battery life.

As part of the Toshiba Satellite L655-S5150 review, we present here the common characteristics of this notebook.

– Intel Pentium P6200 dual core processor, 2.13 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache
– 4 MB DDR3 RAM and 320 GB Hard Disk
– 15.6 inch LCD screen with 1366 x 768 resolution, graphics engine by Mobile Intel HD graphics
– Integrated Webcam and microphone
– Wired and Wireless networking
– 2 USB 2.0 and one USB/eSATA port
– DVD writer
– Memory Card Reader


As you can see Toshiba Satellite L655-S5150 has everything that makes it an entry level notebook will all common features sans the HDMI output. It may be worthwhile to take a look at the individual components of this notebook.

Processor

The Pentium P6200 that powers the Toshiba Satellite L655-S5150 has the same architecture as the Arrandale based core i3 processor, so, it inherits the exotic properties of the core i3 processors, including the 3 MB L3 Cache, integrated memory controller. However, the Pentium P6200 has does not support Hyperthreading, so you will find its performance slightly low in multithreaded environment. At 2.13 GHz clock frequency the processor should be decent for your entry level processing tasks which will let you do all tasks that need moderate processing power seamlessly. This includes the spreadsheet, word etc.

RAM and Hard Disk

Toshiba Satellite L655D-S5150 comes with 4 GB of DDR3 RAM and 320 GB of hard disk.

Display

The Toshiba Satellite L655D-S5150 comes with 15.6 inch screen that comes with a resolution of 1366 x 768. If you are a normal notebook user, who does not play high end games ( 90% of the users fall in this category), you should be fine with the display quality. For the rest 10% who need to play high end games, you may like to know that the Integrated Intel graphics may not have satisfactory level of performance for gaming. The Toshiba Satellite L655D-S5155 does note come with HDMI connector.

Other Features

You will find Toshiba Satellite L655D-S5150 equipped with other features that most notebooks today have. It has webcam that you can use for video chat. The two USB 2.0 connectors can be used to hook any USB device. The eSATA port is useful for any external hard drive that can be hooked to this notebook.

Bottom Line

The Toshiba Satellite L655D-S5155 is priced at $591 according to the MSRP. This is a price commensurate to its performance. If you are looking for a lower cost, you may like to check the AMD’s Athlon ii P340 based L655D notebook. You may also like to take a look at the Toshiba Satellite L655-S5154, which has smaller 320 GB Hard Disk and comes at slightly lower price tag of $564.

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