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Toshiba Satellite S855-S5379 15.6-Inch Laptop (2.40 GHz Intel Core i7-3630QM Processor, 6GB DDR3, 640GB HDD, Windows 8) Ice Blue Brushed Aluminum

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  • 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7-3630QM Processor
  • 6 GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
  • 640GB 5400RPM SATA hard drive
  • 1366x768, 16:9 HD TruBrite LED Backlit display, supports 720p content
  • Windows 8
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Product Description

Product Description

Toshiba Satellite S855-S5379

Look no further. The 15.6-inch Satellite S855 laptop offers exactly what you need. Whether you're a master multitasker, entertainment buff or multimedia maniac, the Satellite S855 (model S855-S5379) covers all the bases. High-performance and loaded with amenities, this brand new Ice Blue Brushed Aluminum model makes a bold statement from the inside out.

Now loaded with Windows 8, the Satellite S855 is better than ever because now you can take advantage of its sizable display and large, intuitive touchpad with modern gesture support to navigate the exciting new Windows 8 tiles interface and apps. Step up to a new operating system, fast processing power and better graphics options and get tried, true and tested Toshiba innovation.

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.

Take Advantage of Windows 8

Be ready to take advantage of the next big revolution in PC computing: Windows 8. The new Start screen has all of the information you care about in one place, such as your contacts, the weather, and the next appointment on your calendar. Start Page is a completely reinvented interface with interactive tiles that remain up-front and center--and they dynamically change and update in real-time.

With the power and innovation of your new Windows 8 Toshiba PC, you get apps that are always on and easily accessible from your Start screen. You'll also get new, built-in apps for the things you do most, like new Microsoft Mail, Calendar, SkyDrive, Photos, People, and Messaging.

On your Microsoft 8 Toshiba PC, the Charms bar replaces the Start button, offering quick access to search, sharing features, devices and settings. Enjoy the convenience of seeing everything front and center, right where you need it.

S855 main
The Toshiba Satellite S855, powered by Windows 8 (see larger image).


S855 side detail
Premium raised keyboard (see larger image).


S855 keyboard
Full-size keyboard with 10-key pad (view larger).

Intel Core i7 Quad-Core Processor

For a difference you can see and feel in HD or 3D, multitasking or multimedia, get the visibly smart, 3rd generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor with top-of-the-line performance for your most demanding tasks. Effortlessly move between applications with smart multitasking, delivered by Intel Hyper-Threading Technology. Enjoy the thrill of an automatic burst of speed when you need it with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. Experience your movies, photos and games smoothly and seamlessly with a suite of visual enhancements built into the processor--no extra hardware required.

c855 webcam
Super speed USB 3.0 with Sleep and Charge.


c855 touchpad
Touchpad with multi-touch control.

Premium Raised-Tile Keyboard

Not all keyboards are created equal. The premium raised-tile keyboard on select laptops sets itself apart because it's handsomely handy. Whether you're doing homework, writing a letter or updating your social status, it makes typing more comfortable.

Touchpad with Multi-Touch Control

Now it's easier to peruse web pages, work with long documents, and show off photos with the larger touchpad, which supports the new Windows 8 Modern gestures like scrolling and pinch zoom--giving you the freedom and fluidity or movement as of a touch tablet or smartphone.

Super-speed USB 3.0 Port

Your technology collection is getting bigger and faster. Fortunately, your laptop can keep up with the best of them, thanks to built-in USB 3.0 ports. You'll not only get much quicker transfer speeds, but your USB 3.0 devices won't require a separate power cable either, unlike eSATA technology.

USB Sleep and Charge

Another Toshiba innovation, USB Sleep and Charge lets you power your smartphone and other devices even when the laptop's asleep or off. It's perfect for travelers and gear heads. And it's a great way to charge a dead device when you carry your PC around.

HDMI Output

With support for Full 1080p HD video and sound, the HDMI connection on your PC lets you enjoy high-end multimedia on the go, or at home on your bigscreen TV.

Toshiba Resolution+ Video Enhancement Technology

Make older movies, photos and clips look a lot better on your HDTV or HD laptop screen--with Toshiba Resolution+ technology. It's an exclusive innovation that converts standard definition DVD movies and instantly improves sharpness and color in real time for a picture that looks and feels more like HD.

Here's how it works: Color Correction and RGB Gamma improve brightness, color saturation, contrast and hue. Next, Advanced Color Image fine-tunes environmental and character colors, like sky, grass, leaves and skin, to give these images a more natural appearance.


Key Specifications

15.6-inch TruBrite LED-backlit display with 1366 x 768 resolution for native HD 720p viewing

core i7

2.4 GHz Intel Core i7-3630QM ultra-low voltage, dual-core processor (3.4 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology; 3 MB L3 cache)

640 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)

6 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1600 MHz; 16 GB maximum)

Mobile Intel HD integrated graphics with up to 1696 MB of dynamically allocated shared graphics memory, support for Microsoft DirectX 11 games

8x SuperMulti CD/DVD drive with support for 11 formats

Built-in stereo speakers with SRS Premium Sound HD audio enhancement

6-cell battery

Dimensions and Weight: 14.96 x 9.53 x 1.31 inches (WxDxH); 5.5 pounds

Wireless & Networking

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks.
  • Bluetooth 4.0 for connecting to peripherals like a wireless mouse, headset, and more
  • Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)


Connectivity & Expansion

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

What's in the Box

This package contains the Toshiba Satellite S855-S5379 notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions. It's backed by a 1-year limited warranty.

S855 cover
Ice Blue Brushed Aluminum finish (view larger).

Preloaded Software

Toshiba eco Utility. When it comes to helping the environment, every amp, volt and watt counts. Equipped with the power-saving eco Utility, this laptop helps you use electricity wisely through improved power management. With just a click, you can quickly adjust the settings and power plan of your laptop, and monitor your ongoing power usage.

It also comes with the following software:

Microsoft Office (trial); Internet Explorer 10; Microsoft Essentials; Norton Internet Security 2013 (30-day trial); Norton Online Backup (30-day trial); Norton Anti-Theft (60-day trial); WildTangent Games Console

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.

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. 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.


Extreme Backpack
Toshiba Extreme Backpack

Versatile, lightweight, and durable, the Toshiba Extreme Backpack offers five separate compartments--including a padded compartment that protects laptops with a screen up to 15.6 inches. It also includes a music player pouch with ear bud access.


Bluetooth mouse
Toshiba Bluetooth Laser Mouse

The stylish, wireless Toshiba Bluetooth Laser Mouse gives you precise cursor movement, offering a convenient scroll wheel, battery saving features, and selectable DPI. Work comfortably all day whether you're right-handed or left-handed with the balanced and weighted design.


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.

Product Information

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Screen Size15.6 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1366 x 768 pixels
Processor3.4 GHz Core i7-3630QM
Memory Speed 1600 MHz
Hard Drive640 GB
Graphics CoprocessorMobile Intel HD Graphics
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Brand NameToshiba
Item model numberPSKFUU-011003
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 8
Item Weight5.5 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H9.53 x 14.96 x 1.31 inches
Color Ice Blue Brushed Aluminum
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count4
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 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 (Li-Ion)
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #25,009 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7.2 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First AvailableOctober 12, 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.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Burntfish on November 28, 2012
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I bought this computer on one of the Black Friday Deals. It arrived in 4 days! Very easy to set-up and get running out of the box. I like the size and the hardware included with the computer. I don't really see the need for a lighted keyboard...I don't look at the keyboard when I am typing anyway. The keyboard is nicely configured and a good size. The mouse is as good as any on a laptop. I am going to get a cordless mouse soon.

I do want to say something about Windows 8 is really annoying! You can only have 2 things open at a time, and it tends to redirect you to a Windows 8 download site when loading software and apps. Skype is really horrible on it. I had to unload the Windows 8 version and re-load the explorer version. People on the other end were getting messages that I did not have an updated version of Skype.

The mail app for Windows 8 doesn't seem to come with an address book...I guess it expects you to memorize all your email contacts.

The way you have to close the Windows 8 apps is odd. I can understand it on a touch screen, but it is very cumbersome on a laptop. It is also hard to find all of the stuff that I got used to using on Windows 7. Too many steps to access files and programs.

Other than Windows 8 which came with this computer...I do like the computer itself. I am hoping the "8" will grow on me.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Greg McHenderson on December 1, 2012
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I already had a beefy computer at work and another at home, and I mainly bought this for some portability. This delivers all that and more, and could easily have served as my main computer in all but my most intensive tasks. I do high end gaming at home and computationally intensive research at work, for which this laptop wont quite cut it, but for the average usage it is great!

- Keys on the keyboard have a nice feel. They are placed slightly different from what I'm used to so I'll miss keys when I type sometimes, but that will change as I adapt. Having a full number pad is very nice.
- Trackpad is very nice. Very smooth and responsive under Linux. It feels slightly schizophrenic under windows but it's not bad and I've not fine tuned it yet.
- Great specs for most purposes as long as you're not looking for a heavy duty gaming rig. Plays Guild Wars 2 and Torchlight II just fine on medium/low settings
- Having an i7 processor is an unexpected luxury.

- Resolution is sub-par, but that is the same with virtually all laptops at this price range and screen size
- Wireless receiver seems to occasionally lose connection, even when showing full bars. Usually a quick dip into airplane mode and back will get things running again.
- Windows 8 is somewhat of an awkward windows system. It's not just that things are in new locations, but the menus are very contextual, and items are not always grouped in ways that are intuitive. If I hadn't already been intending to install Linux as my primary OS, I definitely would have only shopped among windows 7 machines.

Overall it's a great machine for the price. There are some quirks such as with the reliability of the wireless, but overall I'm quite happy with the machine.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By EmersonLV on November 30, 2012
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I also bought this from the Black Friday Deals. The performance of this laptop is really good and lighter than my old 15.6" Toshiba. I was having difficulty using Windows 8 at first, but now I'm starting to get used to it. Windows 8 is not that bad at all. My only problem with this laptop is the webcam. It's not working properly. It works on Skype, but it doesn't take picture/video when I use it with the camera application. Also it won't broadcast when I try to use it on the internet browser. Besides the webcam problem which I'm trying to get fixed, this is a really good laptop.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. L. on December 26, 2012
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I contacted amazon and they sent out a replacement laptop within a couple business days. I opened it and got it fired up. After having used the laptop for a couple of days I am quite pleased with it. Very powerful laptop for the price. While waiting for the replacement I researched quite a few other 15" laptops and had a hard time finding any with the i7 processor close to the price of this TOSHIBA. I am happy with my purchase. I only use the computer for general tasks and have not tried any gaming or high demand multiple applications running together.

This laptop came extremely well packaged with decent documentation. Start up went quickly and easily. Keyboard feels good after a little bit of typing. The touch pad works well. Have only had it for a couple of days.

The display is nice. I am not an expert on displays so all I can do is describe it in generalities. Nice color representations not any noticeable blurring of moving images. One big bright white pixel ruins it for me. I know one pixel is really not that big but it sure stands out.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 16, 2013
I have this laptop for almost 2 weeks now and I must say I am very happy with it. To start with, I know I can trust Toshiba. My other two laptops are also Toshiba and they work without any problems for more than two years now. In fact my wife bought it for me and I can say it was an excellent gift! This one is very light, especially compared to my previous Satellite L505-S5993. It's pretty fast too. I am a CG artist and I wanted a laptop with a fast processor that can handle heavy graphics, because this is the main tool for my business. Despite using the CPU and the memory heavily, it does not get hot. It has a fair battery life, it easily lasts 3 hours plus unplugged. I don't think that one can find such a great laptop around for this price. I know that Windows 8 is the stumbling block for many, but I just installed Start8 and I operate it without any problem, at the same time enjoying the innovations of Windows 8. I would recommend this laptop to anyone especially as it is very economical.
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