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Toshiba Satellite C655-S5142 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)

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  • Intel Celeron Processor 2.3GHz
  • 3GB DDR2 RAM
  • 320GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 15.6-Inch Screen, Intel GMA 4500
  • Windows 7 Home Premium, 4 hours Battery Life
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Product Information

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Screen Size15.6 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1366 x 768 pixels
Processor2.3 Hz Intel Celeron
RAM3 GB DDR2
Memory Speed 667 MHz
Hard Drive320 GB Serial ATA hard disk drive
Graphics CoprocessorIntel GMA 4500
Chipset BrandIntel
Card DescriptionGraphics Media Accelerator4500
Graphics Card Ram Size1341 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Average Battery Life (in hours) 4 hours
Brand NameToshiba
SeriesSatellite
Item model numberPSC08U-05W038
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight5.5 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H9.84 x 15 x 1.50 inches
Color Grey
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive TypeDVD SuperMulti drive supporting 11 formats
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery Typelithium_ion
Power Source100/240 V
  
Additional Information
ASINB004G8QONE
Best Sellers Rank #18,572 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7.5 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableJanuary 9, 2011
  
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Product Description

Product Description

Get things done and stay connected with the Satellite C655 laptop, a very affordable, easy-to-use PC for basic productivity at home or in the office. Featuring a 15.6" diagonal TruBrite HD display, plus new AMD E240 processor technology and ample graphics horsepower, this laptop gives families, students or small and home-based businesses the essential power and workspace to study, tackle budgets with a handy 10-key pad, keep up on Facebook and Twitter , or simply do more at their desk. An attractive Trax textured finish blends looks with durability. A webcam with Toshiba Face Recognition makes it easy to log on and share this notebook. With Wi-Fi , Ethernet and Vision Technology3 from AMD, you can connect, and experience quick-loading, rich web content, sharp photos and crystal-clear music. Escape into your favorite casual games and enjoy smooth, realistic graphics. Plus, plenty of ports and storage give you the freedom to expand, or hold more files and media. Conclusion: Toshiba technology delivers style at any price.

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Toshiba Satellite C655: Affordable Mobile Computing

A nicely affordable, easy-to-use PC for basic productivity at home or in the office, the Toshiba Satellite C655 (model C655-S5142) gives families, students or small and home-based businesses the essential power and workspace to study, tackle budgets with a handy 10-key pad, keep up on Facebook and Twitter, or simply do more at their desk.

Black Trax Texture
Black Trax Texture.
Toshiba Satellite C655
The affordable, easy-to-use, all-purpose Satellite C655 (see larger image).

The bright 15.6-inch LCD (1366 x 768) offers a true 16:9 aspect ratio and 720p native high-definition resolution. And thanks to the built-in webcam and Toshiba Face Recognition software on this machine, you'll enjoy a more convenient way to communicate, log on or share your laptop among the family. It also features an eco-conscious design with a distinctive textured finish. Plus, you get plenty of ports and storage to give you the freedom to expand, or hold more files and media.

This Satellite comes pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system (64-bit version).

Key Features

  • 15.6-inch TruBrite display for excellent color depth and clarity (1366 x 768 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio)
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    Toshiba Satellite C655
    Stylish, eco-conscious design with a distinctive textured finish
    (see larger image).

     

    Toshiba Satellite C655
    Great for families, students and small-office workers who want
    a full-size portable PC to tackle life's basics (see larger image).
  • 2.3 GHz Intel Celeron 925 processor (3 MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB) offering good power for computing basics.
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  • 320 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)
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  • 3 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (667 MHz; expandable to 4 GB)
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  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M with 128 MB - 1341 MB of dynamically allocated shared graphics memory
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  • 8x SuperMulti DVD drive with double layer support
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  • Wireless Connectivity
    • With its integrated Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking capabilities, this laptop provides up to five times the performance and twice the wireless range using 802.11n-compatible routers as you would with 802.11g networks. It's also backward compatible with 802.11b/g networks (commonly found at Wi-Fi hotspots and in older home routers.
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    Toshiba ReelTime
    Toshiba ReelTime. Click here to learn about its features.
  • Included Toshiba Software:
    • Toshiba Media Controller offers simplified media sharing. Using an intuitive drag-and-drop interface, it lets you share videos, music and pictures from the media library on your laptop with compatible devices in your home entertainment network, or with other compatible laptops and devices, like an Xbox 360 game console. And you can do it all without moving equipment, burning discs or fumbling with cables.
    • Toshiba Bulletin Board is an easy-to-use organizational and productivity app that lets you build your own personalized space on your desktop. With Toshiba Bulletin Board, you can quickly and easily manage your to-do lists and calendars, plus create your own custom work area by pinning your favorite photos, documents, links and more.
    • Toshiba ReelTime helps you cut down the time it takes to search for files. The easy-to-use app takes traditional text-based file structures one step further to help you find what you're looking for more quickly. Accessible from your taskbar, it shows you a visual timeline of your recently accessed files--using graphical thumbnails--so you can easily identify and get to your files faster.
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  • Up to 4.5 hours of battery life (6-cell battery; 48 Wh)
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  • Dimensions & Weight: 15.1 x 11 x 1.5 inches (WxDxH); 5.5 pounds
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Networking, Connectivity & Expansion

  • 2 total USB ports for connecting with a wide range of peripherals--from cell phones to external hard drives and more.
  • VGA video output (analog, RGB)
  • Headphone and microphone jacks
  • Multi-format memory card reader compatible with Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, Multi Media Card
  • Fast Ethernet (10/100)

What's in the box

This package contains the Toshiba Satellite C655-S5142 notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions.

It also comes with the following software:

Norton Internet Security 2011 (30-day trial); Microsoft Office Starter 2010; Google Toolbar and Google Chrome; Microsoft Windows Media Player 12; Microsoft Silverlight; Microsoft Live Essentials; Toshiba Online Backup (30-day trial)

This laptop is backed by a 1-year limited hardware warranty.

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

Pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system (64-bit version), you'll be able to easily create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. Windows 7 is the easiest, fastest, and most engaging version of Windows yet. Better ways to find and manage files, like Jump Lists and improved taskbar previews, help you speed through everyday tasks. Windows 7 is designed for faster and more reliable performance, so your PC just works the way you want it to.

And with Windows Anytime Upgrade, you'll be able to add new features to your PC in as little as 10 minutes. Windows will walk you through the simple upgrade process, it requires no software or downloads, and you'll keep your existing programs, files, and settings

Environmental Specifications

  • Energy Star 5.0 certified
  • Gold EPEAT designation for meeting standards to help reduce its environmental impact.
  • RoHS compliant effectively reducing the environmental impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances

Learn more about Toshiba's environmental commitment.

Customer Reviews

It is light, easy to carry, fast, and a very good and great size screen.
Ghaith Bachour
My recommendation is to shop else where until Toshiba can come up with a more reliable product.
Cara D. Riggles
I have had to call Toshiba customer service 18 times to get them to repair it.
123illinois

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By S. Faubert on April 26, 2011
I purchased my Satellite 15 months ago and have loved it until two weeks ago when the 2 USB ports on the right-hand side came loose and fell inside. I took the computer to a repair shop and was told this is a common issue with Toshiba laptops due to the weld Toshiba uses for the ports; they couldn't repair it but could send it in to Toshiba for repair -- at a cost of $400! I contacted Toshiba and was told that since I was 5 months out of warranty, they could repair it, but it would cost me ... $400! If you go online and search for Toshiba USB Port problems, you will find a slew of people that have experienced the same issue with their Toshiba laptops, even current year models. Save your money and purchase a different brand of laptop.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Glen Cuchine on June 8, 2011
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Purchased this laptop in February. The DVD/CD Drive is located so close to the power plug going into the laptop that you cannot open the drive without either unplugging the laptop, or pushing the power cord out of the way. After doing this a few times, the power cord no longer works. Cannot operate the laptop at all, since the battery has run down and there is no longer any way to use the power cord.

Called Toshiba Customer Service, since the laptop is still under warranty. They told me that this is considered damage to the laptop and I'll have to pay $175 to repair what is clearly a manufacturing problem or defect. Whoever heard of a laptop where you couldn't open the drive without unplugging it?

I was told that I could contact a case manager, or whatever it is their title is - couldn't quite understand the person I was talking to - between 8 AM and 8 PM Eastern time, but that they were going to refer the matter and I should expect a call back. So far there's been no further contact with Toshiba, and the two attempts I've made to contact them myself have resulted in dropped calls.

The price of the laptop is good, but I guess the adage "You get what you pay for" applies. I've had Toshiba products before, including a top of the line laptop. Never had any problem with their quality before this purchase. But I can assure you that I will never own another Toshiba product, and advise anyone thinking about buying electronics to think twice about purchasing anything from Toshiba.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By 123illinois on August 31, 2011
I purchased this product in April. Within three months, it will not turn on. I believe the hard drive is defective, but have not dissambled the laptop. I have had to call Toshiba customer service 18 times to get them to repair it. Twice, they have sent it back and claim it is fine. You also have to mail it to them at your own expense. Horrible piece of junk. I have heard that Lenovo and Dell are the only PC's with effective customer service.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By jslow76 on June 10, 2011
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So far this has been a good laptop. I generally use this computer for surfing the web, pictures and music. I feel I got a great value for the price. And Toshiba is a name I have come to trust over the years and it hasnt let me down.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By K. West on June 11, 2011
As a professional blogger at Spend Less and Save More, I was looking for a quality laptop for an affordable price. That is exactly what I got with this Toshiba. It is fast, has a decent battery life and comes with enough basics that I am able to get done what I need to. Love the numeric keypad on the side that my former laptop didn't have and the large size of this laptop gives your the feel of a desktop as far as keypad and screen dimensions go. I have had this laptop for 3 months and have not had one problem and am over all impressed with this computer.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By John Lenke on April 24, 2011
Bought Toshiba laptop for my son in college. Worked very well for 3 months. Then there was a problem with the system fan. No biggie until we shipped it into Toshiba for repair - using Toshiba supplied packing material. Toshiba repair depot called to say they would not repair the unit because it was damaged - a cracked screen. I know for a fact that there was no such crack in the unit when it was shipped. Called Toshiba and they told us that it was received that way and we had to pay $300+ to have it repaired. When we told them it was not shipped that way, we were told that we would have to file a claim with UPS. Got the royal run around - took almost 2 WEEKS to finally get someone to give us the right number to call at UPS. Then UPS told us that we had to have the original box to file a claim - which Toshiba said after 5 or 10 more phone calls that they don't have and could not certify that it was damaged or not. "Customer Services" (hah!) was rude and entirely unhelpful Kept giving us the royal runaround on phone call after phone call.

After 4 months and dozens of phone calls with hours on hold, we still do not have a repaired laptop. Total waste of money. We tried to be nice, cooperative, and patient, but that got us nowhere. Tried to get firm and ask for supervisor to help settle this "catch-22" and was told that there was nothing anyone would do to help. Repeatedly LIED to by people on the support line and transferred to wrong departments and given wrong numbers to call back or UPS. TOTALLY INCOMPETENT and UNRESPONSIVE.

I will NEVER buy another laptop or other Toshiba product again and I urge you to seriously consider whether you want to take the chance on never needing customer support or repairs.
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