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Toshiba Satellite L855D-S5242 15.6-Inch Laptop (Mercury Silver)

by Toshiba
2.5 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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  • 2.8 GHz AMD A8-4500M quad-core accelerated processor (2.8 GHz with AMD Turbo Core Technology; 4 MB cache)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • 15.6-Inch Screen
  • 640GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
  • 6 GB SO-DIMM RAM
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Product Description

Product Description

Step up from mainstream with the smart performance and sensational styling offered by the Satellite S855 laptop, a great all-around PC delivering powerful discrete graphics options and high-end processing power at your desk or on the move. If you want the goodness of Toshiba’s mainstream laptop line - plus a bit more in terms of looks and power - this PC is for you. You’ll get available dedicated graphics, USB 3.0, strong multicore processors to drive your gaming and multitasking, plus stand-out styling with a hyper-cool Brushed Aluminum Ice Blue finish. A big 15.6" diagonal display5 gives you more room for multitasking, spreadsheets and widescreen entertainment, plus the freedom to pack up and go. The SRS Premium Sound HD sound system and optional Blu-ray Disc player4 will make for megamovie nights. This PC also comes with plenty of ports to hook into printers, external storage and other devices for more power and flexibility, with a standard HDMI port to splash HD content onto a home theater. And Toshiba “Smart" Features will definitely add versatility and confidence to your computing.

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Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 15.6 inches
Screen Resolution 1366_x_768
Max Screen Resolution 1366x768 pixels
Processor 2.8 GHz A-Series Quad-Core A8-4500M
RAM 6 GB DDR3
Hard Drive 640 GB SATA
Graphics Coprocessor AMD Radeon HD 7640G
Wireless Type 802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Average Battery Life (in hours) 6.1 hours
Brand Name Toshiba
Series Satellite
Item model number PSKAYU-005002
Hardware Platform PC
Operating System Windows 7;
Item Weight 5.3 pounds
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 1.1 x 15 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 9.53 x 1.14 x 14.96 inches
Color Mercury Silver
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Count 4
Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed 5400 RPM
Optical Drive Type DVD SuperMulti drive supporting 11 formats
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)

Additional Information

ASIN B008482XOG
Customer Reviews
2.5 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

2.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #40,587 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#8,927 in Computers & Accessories > Laptops
Shipping Weight 7 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First Available June 24, 2012

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Customer Reviews

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This the 3rd Toshiba Laptop that I have bought for my household! The 1st one was 18 months ago, the 2nd for my daughter for x'mas and this last one for myself! When I was looking at computers I wanted fast, memory, and storage. The L855D-S5242 delivered on all accounts. Getting started was simple and I was up and running via WI-FI in less than 30 minutes! The Fn keys, which also serve to adjustment various operating parameters is really slick! Screen brightness, Speaker Vol, << < Pause > >> the player all via the Fn keys! I prefer the Numeric Keypad on the computer and there is plenty of room. Actually, the keyboard is not much different than a full size keyboard. Having large hands and fingers I don't have any problem moving about the keys while typing. The keys have a soft, yet deliberate feel to them, almost a very soft click! It's not a super small laptop and it's not the larger one that I bought for my daughter but I find it perfect for traveling and connecting to WIFIs. I give this 5 stars! If it had one drawback it would be lack of software installed. It's got all the basics and I guess Microsoft stopped putting Microsoft Works on with Windows 7. I would thing this is their push for folks to purchase MS Word! I would definitely purchase another.
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Had to upgrade laptop for my work and wanted something that could still handle entertainment and basic gaming duties while on the road. Windows performance index score is 5.9, but only due to the slow hard drive that comes with the laptop. All other components are rated a 6.7, except the ram which is a 7.3. Screen is very good with crisp text and vivid colors. Have played several FPS and racing games and haven't had any issues. Used the HDMI out to watch videos in a hotel and it was perfect. Ordered a Samsung SSD to install which will take care of the slow index and expect this computer to perform even better. All of my work is done virtually so the WIFI has gotten a workout and hasn't had any issues. Wish that they would have put a dual band adapter in the system but it is only a 2.4 ghz. There is no Bluetooth and it does not have the antennas to add one internally, already had a dongle so I just plug it in when I need to use Bluetooth. One thing I noticed and didn't like was that there is no locking clasp for the display, it must use a magnetic or other internal sensor to detect the lid being opened and closed. I had the option enabled to turn the computer on when the screen is opened and somehow it did this in my bag while traveling. Really am enjoying this laptop.
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Pros:
Decent Performance
Beautiful screen

Cons:
Battey life
Screen is much too reflective for outdoor use
Sound

Summary:
I use this mostly use this as a replacement for my previous desktop which quit working on me. It offers comparable preformance to my last PC. It gets a 5.9 on the windows experience index (held back by hard disk write speed). The 6gb of ram is great for a mobile device. I don't play many PC games but in my experience it runs minecraft smoothly, granted that's not saying much. On average I get about 5 hours of constant use before I really start needing a charger.
Also, the speakers on this rig are HORRIBLE. Everything comes out bizarrely squeaky and hollow sounding. This isn't a problem for me because I have it hooked up to my surround sound speakers.

All in all, it's a decent machine but there's better out there.
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I was looking for Windows 7 and upgrade ability of the RAM to 16 GB and found it with this great laptop. As a new insurance agent I was told Windows 8 won't work with the software in the business. This is one quick and powerful machine. Thanks Toshiba and Amazon.
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Do not buy Toshiba. Screen just all of a sudden cracked. Bought from Best Buy and they refused to even look at it because they said Toshiba was the only company that would not accept them sending it. Toshiba wanted to deal directly with the customer. Toshiba won't replace or fix even though it was within warranty. Spent a LOT of time on the phone trying to get them to fix my computer and they said the warranty does not cover a cracked screen no matter what. Horrible computer, even worse customer service.

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