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Toshiba Satellite L655-S5153 Review

January 24th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments


The Toshiba Satellite L655-S5153 is another 15.6 inch notebook in the L655 series, powered by Intel Pentium P6200, a 2.13 GHz processor. All the Toshiba L655 have same size and look and are mixed and matched with different processors, hard disk amount and graphics. Their are priced according to the configuration and available at different stores. You may like to search and look for the one that suites your need. The Toshiba Satellite L655-S5153 comes with 4 GB of RAM and 320 GB of Hard Disk.

The Toshiba Satellite L655-S5153 looks same as the Toshiba Satellite L655-S5155, with the differnce in the hard disk size. The Toshiba Satellite L655-S5155 comes with higher 500 GB Hard disk and is priced $30 more. So if your needs on hard disk are not high, you may like to save some money by going to the S5153. Also the S5153 does not come with the HDMI connector that S5155 comes with,

We present key characteristics of the Toshiba Satellite L655-S5153 taken from the notebook’s complete specification on Toshiba’s website. Here is it

– Intel Pentium P6200, 2.13 GHz, dual core processor, 3 MB L3 Cache, no support for Hyperthreading.
– 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 320 GB of Hard Disk
– 15.6 inch LCD screen, 1366 x 768 resolution, Intel HD Graphics
– 2 USB 2.0 port, oneUSB / eSATA port
– Integrated webcam microphone
– Wired and Wireless Ethernet
– Memory Card Reader


Toshiba Satellite L655-S5155 can best be described as an entry level notebook. Let us take a look at the individual components of the Toshiba Satellite L655-S5155.

Processor

The Pentium P6200 that powers the Toshiba Satellite L655-S5153 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 the email, surfing, xl sheet editing seamlessly.

RAM and Hard Disk

Toshiba Satellite L655D-S5155 comes with 4 GB of DDR3 RAM and 320 GB of hard disk.

Display

The Toshiba Satellite L655D-S5153 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.

Other Features

You will find Toshiba Satellite L655D-S5153 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-S5153 is priced at $579 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.

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