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Toshiba Satellite L655-S5155 Review

January 23rd, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments


The Satellite L655-S5155 is the newest release from Toshiba and is available exclusively at Staples. Toshiba suggests the MSRP price at $579 ( at the time of writing) in its website, the same price that Staples is offering on its online stores. We however can not deny that the price may be lowered in deals in future. The Toshiba Satellite L655-S5155 is powered by Intel Pentium P6200 a dual core 2.13GHz processor with 3 MB of L3 cache. The notebook comes with 4 GB of RAM and 500 GB of Hard disk. Among other features of this notebook is the support of HDMI output, that you can use to display the content on an HDTV.

We present key features of the Toshiba Satellite L655-S5155 take 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 Hyperthreading.
– 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 500 GB Hard Disk
– 15.6 inch LCD screen, 1366 x 768 resolution
– HDMI Output
– 2 USB 2.0 port, one combo USB / eSATA port
– Integrated webcam alongwith microphone
– Wired and Wireless Ethernet
– Memory Card Reader


Toshiba Satellite L655-S5155 can best be described as an entry level notebook with decent multimedia capability. It may be worthwhile to take a look at the individual components of the Toshiba Satellite L655-S5155.

Processor

The Pentium P6200 that powers the Toshiba Satellite L655-S5155 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 500 GB of hard disk.

Display

The Toshiba Satellite L655D-S5155 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 also comes with HDMI connector that you can use to display the contents on an HDTV or a projector, that supports HDMI input.

Other Features

You will find Toshiba Satellite L655D-S5155 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 $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. 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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  1. Lee Chepard
    February 16th, 2011 at 12:05 | #1

    Purchased the Toshiba L655-S5155 at Staples. Laptop locked up during setup at the license acceptance screen. Unable to regain control of unit. Tried recycling power several times to no avail. Laptop would come up in the license screen. Returned it to Staples who returned my money quickly and courteously. I had selected a Toshiba because of previous favorable Toshiba laptop ownership.