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Toshiba Satellite L855-S5240 15.6-Inch Laptop (Mercury Silver)

by Toshiba

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  • Intel Core_i5_2450M Processor 2.5GHz
  • 640GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
  • 15.6-Inch Screen
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Product Information

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Screen Size15.6 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1366 x 768 pixels
Processor2.5 GHz Core i5-2450M
Memory Speed 1333 MHz
Hard Drive640 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics
Chipset BrandIntel
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Average Battery Life (in hours) 6.16 hours
Brand NameToshiba
Item model numberPSKA8U-02900R
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Item Weight5.5 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H1.31 x 9.53 x 14.96 inches
Color Silver
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count2
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive Typedvd-writer
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery TypeLithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #10,403 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7.2 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableJune 24, 2012
Warranty & Support Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellableRead more condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

Product Description

Offering plenty of mobile computing power plus room to multitask, study, and play, the Toshiba Satellite L855 (model L855-S5240) offers a generous 15.6-inch LED-backlit HD display that's great for doing more things at once--handling business at home or in the field, watching movies or playing online RPG games. It's got a full-size keyboard and 10-key pad for smoother typing and data entry plus chambered stereo speakers for high-definition audio playback. And its high-gloss Fusion II Finish in Mercury Silver will be sure to raise a few eyebrows.

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It's powered by a second-generation Intel Core i5 dual-core processor, which provides breakthrough digital media management, content creation, and 3D gaming capabilities. Enjoy the thrill of an automatic burst of speed when you need it with Intel Turbo Boost Technology for a boost in your performance that you can truly see and feel.

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Mercury Silver.

While the all-purpose, eco-smart Satellite L855 is light on its feet at just 5.5 pounds, it's packed with powerful computing resources, including a SuperMulti drive that can burn a plethora of disc formats, and plenty of ports and storage to give you the freedom to expand, or hold more files and media. 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.

This Satellite laptop features two super-speed USB 3.0 ports--the latest development in USB data transfer technology. In addition to quicker transfer speeds, your USB 3.0-enabled devices won't require a separate power cable either, unlike eSATA technology.

It also comes pre-loaded with exclusive Toshiba software, including Bulletin Board (for desktop organization), Media Controller (for sharing media), and ReelTime (a graphical search utility).

This Satellite comes pre-installed with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (learn more below).

Key Specifications


15.6-inch widescreen HD TruBrite LED-backlit display with native HD 720p resolution (1366 x 768, 16:9 aspect ratio)
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2.5 GHz Intel Core i5-2450M dual-core processor (3.1 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology; 3 MB L3 cache)
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640 GB Serial ATA hard disk drive (5400 RPM)
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6 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1333 MHz; 16 GB maximum capacity; 2 memory slots)
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Intel HD Graphics integrated solution for everyday computing with support for Microsoft DirectX 11 games
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Optical Drive

8x SuperMulti DVD drive
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Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n)
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Built-in stereo speakers with SRS Premium Sound HD enhancement
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Up to 6 hours, 10 minutes of battery life (6-cell battery)
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Touch Pad and Keyboard

Touch pad with multi-touch control and premium keyboard with 10-key
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Weight and Dimensions

5.5 pounds; 14.96 x 9.53 x 1.31 inches (WxDxH)
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Connectivity & Expansion

  • 2 super-speed USB 3.0 ports
  • 1 standard USB 2.0 port (with USB Sleep and Charge)
  • HDMI audio/video output with support for Full HD 1080p high-definition video.
  • VGA video output (analog, RGB)
  • Microphone and headphone jacks
  • Multi-format memory card reader compatible with Secure Digital, SDHC, SDXC, miniSD, microSD, Multi Media Card (shared slot; may require adapter for use)
  • Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)

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Toshiba Software

Toshiba Media Controller

Toshiba Bulletin Board

Toshiba ReelTime

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Toshiba Utilities

Toshiba eco Utility

Sleep and Charge

Laptop Checkup

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What's in the Box

This package contains the Toshiba Satellite L855-S5240 notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions.

It also comes with the following software:

Norton Internet Security 2012 (30-day trial); Microsoft Office Starter 2010; Google Toolbar and Google Chrome; Microsoft Windows Media Player 12; Microsoft Live Essentials; WildTangent Games Console; Toshiba Online Backup (30-day trial)

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

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

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Toshiba Accessories

Dynadock U3.0
Toshiba Dynadock U3.0 Universal USB Connect Docking Station

Toshiba's Dynadock U3.0 universal USB connect docking station links all your electronic devices to your laptop--peripherals, external monitor, and sound system--with just a single USB 3.0 cable. It includes six USB ports (four USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0), Gigabit Ethernet port, mic and headphone jacks, HDMI output, and a DVI video output--plus support for dual displays.

Canvio Hard Drive
Toshiba Canvio Plus USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drives

Available in a number of capacities, Toshiba's Canvio USB 3.0 portable external hard drives are designed to be the most hassle-free back-up solution. With everything you need right in the box, they are the ultimate combination of storage, convenience, and style.

USB Mobile LCD Monitor
Toshiba 14-inch USB Mobile LCD Monitor

Unpack the Toshiba 14-inch USB Mobile LCD Monitor and you'll get a big 14 diagonal inches of instant screen "real estate"—brought to you in brilliant 1366 x 768 HD resolution. Your presentations and photos will pop, and you'll multitask like mad. Under three pounds and less than one inch thick, this ultra-portable monitor is designed to fit in most standard laptop bags. It also comes with a dual-purpose custom-fitted carrying case.

Power adapter
Toshiba AC Adapter

A second AC adapter at home and/or at work makes power access convenient and tailored to your needs. Also keep one in your carrying case at all times and never be without an AC adapter when you travel.

Toshiba High Capacity 12-Cell Laptop Battery

Designed to work with a variety of Toshiba series portable computers, this high capacity battery pack has twice the number of cells (12 vs. 6) compared to the original battery that came with your notebook, giving you extended battery life for more computing time, watch more movies, play more games or listen to more music

Extreme Backpack
Toshiba Extreme Backpack

The Toshiba Extreme Backpack is available in a array of sizes and features five separate sections and compartments keeps your laptop protected and holds everything you need in an easily manageable way.

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Windows 7 Home Premium

The Best Entertainment Experience On Your PC

Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. You can even watch, pause, and rewind TV or record it to watch whenever and wherever you want. For the best entertainment experience, choose a PC with Windows 7.

Windows 7: Your PC Simplified

  • Improved desktop navigation features like Snap, Peek and Shake, make it easier to manage all of your open windows.
  • Find virtually anything on your PC--from documents to songs to email--just by typing a word or two with Windows Search.
  • Designed to make your PC sleep and resume quicker.
  • Watch, pause, rewind and record TV with Windows Media Center to watch whenever and where ever you want.*

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  • Helps protect against identity theft and malicious software with SmartScreen Filter.
  • Movies, TV, and videos look better and run more smoothly.

Create, Connect, and Share with Windows Live

Windows 7 and Windows Live bring it all together for free. Get the free set of programs that make it simple to create and share amazing photos and movies, organize mail, and stay connected with your closest friends.

  • Get free online storage with Windows Live SkyDrive.
  • Sync files on your PCs automatically with Windows Live Mesh.
  • Share photos during video chats with Windows Live Messenger.**
  • Easily edit photos. Combine the best parts of multiple photos into one perfect photo with Photo Fuse.

You can download Windows Live for FREE at

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Complete Your PC Experience with Microsoft Office 2010

  • Includes reduced functionality versions of Microsoft Word and Excel with advertising. (Note that PowerPoint or Outlook are not included.)
  • Purchase Office 2010 today and get the most out of your new PC.


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** Requires a compatible microphone, speakers or headset, webcam, and broadband connection.

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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Great speed and power, great screen.
Charles W. Brown III
If you can get one of these used or refurbished, I highly recommend you do so.
She uses it for internet browsing, uploading photos/videos, things like that.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Christoph on October 17, 2012
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The computer has met our needs, for daily home activities such as e-mail, MS office tasks, I have also used it to process pictures and that has worked well. USB3 connection is really nice. So far the only issue is that the SD card sticks out when it is in the reader and could get damaged if the computer is set down without using much care. However the real test comes with time, how will it hold up?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Glory Ann Kurtz on October 16, 2012
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The Toshiba computer I ordered through Amazon was as advertised and I received it right on schedule. I would not hesitate to order another Toshiba - as I have owned four computers from another major computer company that have all died within 2 and 3 years of purchase. Hopefully this one will stand up.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By P. Kaufman on June 28, 2013
Perfect for the price I paid, but to say it's perfect in general would unfortunately be a lie.

I'll start with the positives. The laptop is still running with virtually no damage aside from HDD issue that I'll get to later. I bought it last year in August for school, so it's impressive to see no real issue from then to now. The computer is still fast, has a brilliantly fast start up time, has not blue screened once, and only overheated one time when I accidentally was laying on my side with the computer tilted and blocked the vents. (stupid mistake but it turned back on quickly enough)

The battery is a little on the weak side, only lasting an hour on high, and ~3-4 hours on eco mode. This is after a year, however, so I'm perfectly fine with these stats as I normally have access to an outlet and the charger is pretty small if you coil the cords around the box.

The screen is still perfect with virtually no pixel issues. There's not even a random red dot on the screen which after all my gaming I'm glad to see.

A few screws have fallen out, and I can tell the case is a little loose because of it, but I don't run while I use it so I really have no issue. It hasn't fallen apart and it doesn't feel like it's ever going to.

Touchpad is fine for a casual user, and it gets the job done for me, but any gaming requires a mouse.

The RAM is a GREAT features of this, truly a plus in my eyes. 6gb of RAM is plenty for a much more expensive computer, yet I got this one on sale for 550, so to say I'm content is an understatement. The CPU could be better but this is on a gaming point of view. It runs smoothly, quietly, and in a cool fashion on virtually anything else.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By GARY MORRIS on March 26, 2013
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This computer was awesome!

If I hadn 't forgot about a sniper bid I had in for another computer on Ebay, I would have kept this computer. There's is a real good chance that I will be buying another one at some point in the future.

It was unbelievably fast. I have never seen web sites load so fast. All this time I thought it was my internet provider, turns out it was my outdated computer.

If you can get one of these used or refurbished, I highly recommend you do so.

This computer seemed to be at least twice as fast as the computer I ended up with (I7 core). I think that is mainly because the one I have now has Windows 8 and this computer (the one I am reviewing) has Windows 7.

It doesn't come with all kinds of extra programs to bog your computer down before you even get it. It's not loaded with all kinds of advertisements and trialware programs that you have to buy in 30 days or uninstall.

What an excellent deal and an excellent computer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Charlie2444 on November 7, 2012
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I upgraded to the Toshiba Satellite L855-S5240 from a HP Pavilion dv7-1264nr Entertainment Notebook PC to get Windows 7 with the option to upgrade to 8 for little cost. The quality of the video with the HP is superior compared to the Toshiba that I'm surprised there could be that much difference. I do want to qualify that was the only disappointment I had and my expectation were exceed in all other areas.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Igor on October 31, 2012
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Very good cost x benefit!

Let's enumerate:
1) Very fast!
2) Nice looking;
3) Good material;
4) Nice to touch the mouse.

I haven't found any flaw yet.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Gels on August 30, 2012
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Wonderful purchase and I was happy to get it when it was on a temporary sale for less than $600.
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Got this for my Mom as a replacement of her old laptop. She uses it for internet browsing, uploading photos/videos, things like that. You can't ever go wrong with a quality Toshiba
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