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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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3.7 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews
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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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Toshiba Satellite S855-S5379

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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 1366 x 768 pixels
Processor 3.4 GHz Core i7-3630QM
RAM 6 GB DDR3
Memory Speed 1600 MHz
Hard Drive 640 GB mechanical_hard_drive
Graphics Coprocessor Mobile Intel HD Graphics
Wireless Type 802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Brand Name Toshiba
Series PSKFUU-011003
Item model number PSKFUU-011003
Hardware Platform PC
Operating System Windows 8
Item Weight 5.5 pounds
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 15 x 1.3 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 9.53 x 14.96 x 1.31 inches
Color Ice Blue Brushed Aluminum
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Count 4
Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed 5400 RPM
Optical Drive Type DVD SuperMulti drive supporting 11 formats
Audio-out Ports (#) 1
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Voltage 19 volts
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)

Additional Information

ASIN B009FX5DF0
Customer Reviews
3.7 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #27,030 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#5,888 in Computers & Accessories > Laptops
Shipping Weight 7.2 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.
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Date First Available October 12, 2012

Warranty & Support

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Customer Reviews

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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 though...it 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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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!

Pros:
- 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.

Cons:
- 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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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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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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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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