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Toshiba Satellite L655-S5157 Review

January 23rd, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments


Toshiba Satellite L655-S5157 is a 15.6″ notebook powered by Intel core i3-380M, a dual core 2.53 GHz processor with 3 MB L3 Cache memory. Toshiba suggests an MSRP price of $629.99 on its website, which we believe is competitively priced for the features it offers. The Satellite L655-S5157 comes with 4 GB of RAM and 500 GB hard disk. The only potential missing piece in the notebook is the HDMI port, otherwise, it makes a decent entry level notebook with all other features that you expect in a notebook, including the webcam.

As part of the Toshiba Satellite L655-S5157 Review, we present a concise specification, highlighting the most important parameters, that a common user look for in a notebook Here it goes.

– Intel Core i3-380M dual core, 2.53 GHz processor with 3 MB L3 Cache.
– 4 GB RAM and 500 GB Hard Disk
– Integrated Webcam
– 2 USB 2.0 Ports and one USB/eSATA combo port
– DVD writer
– Wired and wireless internet
– 5+ hours of battery life

As you can see the Toshiba Satellite L655-S5157 has everything you need for a typical home and office computing environment. Its large battery life ( 5.2 hours to be exact according to Toshiba specification) is suitable in case you need to spend a long time off the power chord.

The Intel core i3-380M at 2.53 GHz is the highest clocked processor in the core i3 series of Satellite L655-S5157. Its performance is decent in the multithreaded environment as it supports Hyperthreading. On the other hand if you are looking for high end computing, you may like to take a look at some of the Intel core i5 or i7 based notebooks that support Turbo Boost function.

On the software side, it comes preloaded with many Toshiba Software, that you may like to uninstall if you do not need them. The Nortron Anti Virus expires in 30 days, and you may like to replace it with free AVG antivirus. Make sure you not install the toolbar while installing the AVG antivirus.

The Satellite L655-S5157 could be your best choice in the L655 series if you do note need HDMI output and if you are not looking for high end computing. It price is just fit at a little above $600.

Toshiba Satellite L655-S5157 Pros

– The intel core i3-380M processor
– Acceptable price

Toshiba Satellite L655-S5157 Cons
– No HDMI
– Not a high end computing machine
– Not suitable for high end gaming

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