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Toshiba Satellite L655-S5168 Review

January 23rd, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments


Toshiba Satellite L655-S5168 is a 15.6″ notebook powered by Intel core i5-480M, a dual core processor with a nominal clock frequency of 2.66 GHz. The core i5-480M supports the turbo boost and its frequency can ramp to 2.9 GHz based upon demand. Other notable feature of the Toshiba Satellite L655-S5168 include the HDMI output, and a long 5+ hour battery life.

Before the long Toshiba Satellite L655-S5168 Review, let us take a quick look at the key specification of this notebook.

– Intel Core i5-480M, dual core 2.66 GHz, 3 MB L3 Cache, turbo boost to 2.9 GHz
– 15.6 inch LCD display, LED backlight, 1366 x 768 resolution
– 4 GB RAM, 500 GB Hard Disk
– HDMI Output
– 2 USB 2.0 connector and a USB/eSATA connector
– Wired and Wireless network connectivity
– Memory Card Reader.


The Toshiba Satellite L655-S5168 is priced at $729 according to the MSRP price of the Toshiba site. In comparison with another L655 notebook, the Toshiba Satellite L655-S5165, we find that the S5165 to be more expensive at $839. The additional feature in the S5165 is the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, discrete graphics that should give you better graphics and gaming performance. If gaming is not your area of concern, you may like to save by preferring the Toshiba Satellite L655-S5168 model .

Let us take a look at the individual components of the Toshiba Satellite L655-S5168.

Processor

The core i5-480M that powers the Toshiba L655-S5168, is a dual core 2.66 GHz processor, that also supports hyperthreading giving superior performance in multithreading and multoprocessing environment. Its nominal clock frequency at 2.66 GHz is better than the highest clocked core i3 processor – the core i3-380M ( clocked at 2.53 GHz). Additionally, the core i5-480M supports the turbo function, which can lead to better performance for processes that demand more processing power for short duration of time.

RAM and Hard Disk

Toshiba Satellite L655-S5168 comes with 4 GB of DDR3 RAM and 500 GB of hard disk.

Display

The Toshiba Satellite L655-S5168 comes with 15.6 inch LCD display that has a resolution of 1366 x 768. The Toshiba Satellite L655-S5168 also has HDMI output, so, you can display the contents of the screen on an HDTV LCD or any device that can take HDMI input.

Other Features

The Toshiba Satellite L655-S5168 comes with other common features that comes in all the notebooks that come today. It has integrated webcam, that can be used for web chatting. The wired and wireless connectivity features are obviously part of it.

Bottomline

The Toshiba Satellite L655-S5168 is appropriately priced for the features that it posses. if you do not need higher processing power you may like to settle with some Intel core i3 or the Pentium P6200 or the Athlon ii P340 based notebooks. Its graphics performance will be slow, in case you want to play the high end games.

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