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

by Toshiba
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
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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.

Offering plenty of mobile computing power plus room to multitask, study, and play, the Toshiba Satellite L855D (model L855D-S5242) 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 2.8 GHz AMD A8-4500M quad-core Accelerated Processor, which combines a CPU and a graphics processing unit (GPU) on a single chip, helping to accelerate daily applications while also delivering lower power consumption. You'll also get an extra boost of performance (up to 2.8 GHz of power) for those demanding calculations--or graphics-heavy tasks, right when you need it and greater power efficiency when you don't--thanks to AMD Turbo Core 3.0 technology. It's complemented by AMD Radeon HD 7640G discrete-class graphics with support for DirectX 11.

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Mercury Silver.

While the all-purpose, eco-smart Satellite L855D is light on its feet at just 5.3 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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2.8 GHz AMD A8-4500M quad-core accelerated processor (2.8 GHz with AMD Turbo Core Technology; 4 MB 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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AMD Radeon HD 7640G dual graphics 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, 8 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

5.3 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)
  • Fast Ethernet (10/100)

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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 L855D-S5242 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.

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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.

Product Information

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Screen Size15.6 inches
Screen Resolution1366_x_768
Max Screen Resolution1366x768 pixels
Processor2.8 GHz A-Series Quad-Core A8-4500M
Hard Drive640 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorAMD Radeon HD 7640G
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Average Battery Life (in hours) 6.1 hours
Brand NameToshiba
Item model numberPSKAYU-005002
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7;
Item Weight5.3 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H9.53 x 1.14 x 14.96 inches
Color Mercury Silver
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count4
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive TypeDVD SuperMulti drive supporting 11 formats
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #38,576 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First AvailableJune 24, 2012
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mrs_G on October 2, 2012
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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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By TxMtb on November 3, 2012
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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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19 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Nick the tall on July 2, 2012
Decent Performance
Beautiful screen

Battey life
Screen is much too reflective for outdoor use

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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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brian Y. on February 8, 2013
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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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13 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Matt on August 21, 2012
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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