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Toshiba Satellite L655D-S5164 15.6-Inch LED Laptop (Grey)
Toshiba Satellite L655D-S5164 15.6-Inch LED Laptop (Grey)
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For plenty of power, plus room to multitask, study and play, the Satellite L655 laptop is a great choice, with its famous Toshiba quality, value and style, and a generous 15.6" diagonal TruBrite HD display. This larger screen is great for doing more things at once,handling business at home or in the field, watching movies or playing online RPG games. New multi-core processors from Intel and AMD, plus lots of memory and storage, make it a strong all-around performer for students, small-business owners, families and light gamers, who'll love its stunning Fusion Finish in a choice of colors. A webcam with Wireless-N, and wide range of ports, will keep them well connected with room to expand and share. Select models with HDMI or a Blu-ray Disc player deliver super-sized entertainment. And Toshiba “Smart Features"-like a Touch pad with multi-touch control and our power-saving eco Utility -make this laptop convenient for them and right for the environment too. With Toshiba, mainstream is far from mediocre.
|Product Length:||9.84 inches|
|Product Width:||14.96 inches|
|Product Height:||1.49 inches|
|Product Weight:||5.48 pounds|
|Package Length:||17.0 inches|
|Package Width:||13.9 inches|
|Package Height:||4.3 inches|
|Package Weight:||7.85 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 15 reviews|
AMD Phenom Quad Core Processor 1.8GHz
4GB DDR3 RAM
640GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
15.6-Inch Screen, ATI Radeon HD 4250
Windows 7 Home Premium
|Average Customer Review: ( 15 customer reviews )
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33 of 34 found the following review helpful:
Fantastic Laptop for the buck Jun 15, 2011
By Tony P
It's a short story how I landed on buying this laptop at a local retail store. I was looking for something below $1000 and a 15" size and good performance and this was it. This was the first time I ever used a personal laptop or computer at home with AMD processor and I should say I loved it. First I was at the retail store and picked up another brand with I5 processor. It has more memory and more hard drive space than this laptop. Took it home and playing some high performance pc games and some streaming apps and noticed that the I5 really was bad. The graphics was slow, the performance was bad. So I went back to the store and tried other similar I5 laptops with other manufacturers and same bad result. Finally I thought I'll pick this one ( as it's quad core) and ran the same games in the store (thanks to my mobile hotspot ..;-) ) and the performance was simply superior for almost the same $$$. I was really impressed even with 1/2 the memory of other laptops how it handled the same games and programs. Well, I was sold!!! I've been using this for couple months now. Great performance, no heat issues, fantastic display, nice looks.
I feel really sad now, as amazon now sells it for less than $600! I paid over $750 + tax for this! Although definitely worth that money. Less than $600 is fantastic price!
Only complain I have is that sometimes when I type my palm accidently hits the touchpad and puts the cursor elsewhere or puts in scrolling mode. I think , then I learnt to position my hands differently. The issue is because the touchpad is fairly large and its possible you'll touch it accidently when your typing.
Overall great product. Kudos for AMD too!
18 of 19 found the following review helpful:
Welcome Addition May 10, 2011
Bought the new Toshiba 655D-S5164 to replace an older Dell that had "issues" not worth spending the $ to repair. The new Toshiba works quite well, is incredibly faster with many more features than my old laptop. I'm still getting used to this new laptop and don't use it as much as my PC but have been getting acclimated to the newness and available features/functions of my Toshiba. Toshiba came recommended from a computer "person" who tells me that of all the computers that he works on, he has virtually seen no problems with the Toshiba brand. I'm glad I purchased this laptop.
14 of 15 found the following review helpful:
Amazing Machine!!! Jun 05, 2011
I just recieved this laptop and have been so impressed with it over the last few days just had to write a review about it. To put it simply here are the benifits: Very very well priced when i bought it at $549.00. Super fast. It runs at about what you would expect from a $1,200 laptop. LED screen looks vibrant and amazing so far. If this had blu ray it would be the perfect laptop but i guess it can be added down the road and for $550.00 i wont complain.
All in all great purchase and i am very impressed with the whole Toshiba line. Quality, long-lasting excellence. Sick computer!!!
10 of 10 found the following review helpful:
Couldn't Find a Better Laptop for the Money! Jul 09, 2011
Just unwrapped my new Toshiba L655D-S5164 RT from the box, and am using it now. Have yet to determine the best way to remove the "bloatware" (any suggestions?), but no real complaints so far. This is my third Toshiba laptop, and the keyboard layout (including 10-key) is more than acceptable. Mouse pad was simple to disable (on/off switch). Obviously, I prefer a wheel mouse (ordered a nice wireless type, Logitech, at the same time). Machine runs cool as a cuke, despite the faster microprocessor, and have yet to hear the fan come on. For the price (or even for NOT the price), I find this little gem to be an amazing value!
The wide 16:9 aspect ratio screen took me a little getting used to in the beginning. If you are more concerned about a "full-height" display, you might consider the 14" screen as opposed to this 15.6" version. My wife's old Toshiba (low-end model) is a 14", yet is about an inch and a half deeper than my new one. However, with any 14-incher, you might sacrifice that handy10-key numeric pad on the side. I work with figures a lot, so the added keypad is a nice feature to me.
While the screen is not visibly brighter than my former Toshiba, it is still the famous TruBrite screen, which beats most anything else out there in the world of notebooks. It's as vivid as you can wish for. Matter of fact, I was considering an HP (have a couple of friends who love theirs), but the HP laptop screen is no match for a Toshiba. Plus, the Toshiba reliability record handily beats out HP (along with most any brand on the market).
The speakers are no better than what came with the Toshiba I purchased in 2004, but this is a laptop, not Carnegie Hall. If you want to use your laptop as a substitute for a real sound system, then invest in a set of external speakers, which are cheap enough.
My only real "complaint" is that, along with Windows 7 (which was highly intuitive), it came packaged with a "starter" version of MS Office 2010--which did not even include Outlook! But such is the case with software packaging these days...no fault on the part of Toshiba. You get what you pay for. After creating a system restore disk, I will get rid of this starter package and load my older version of MS Office 2003. Besides, other than a few annoyances, and unwanted bells and whistles, I have not noticed any real "improvements" in MS Word, Excel and Outlook over the years.
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Pretty darn impressive Jul 16, 2011
Nice features on this thing. It's not a monster by any means, but the quad core processor doesn't fail to impress. It's got four gigs of ram, and that should be more than enough for day-to-day use with a reasonable amount of applications running at the same time. Can handle some light gaming, but anything more and you'd need one with a decent (non-integrated) video card. Has a cool camera, mic and all that jazz. The speakers aren't bad, and hey at least there's two of them (yes I've seen laptops with just one speaker).
The battery is complete garbage, and barely lasts two hours even while doing menial things like typing up a review on the lowest power mode (eco mode, toshiba calls it). I estimate that it will last at most two years before completely dying. I recommend getting a 9-cell battery, but if you're going to just be using it running on ac power most of the time anyway, then why bother. I completely expected this about the battery though. The longest lasting types of standard lithium ion batteries seem to be those sheet batteries that are in mac books and such, but it will be a million years before I ever purchase an apple product.
All in all I'd say this thing is great for the cost. Some two or one and a half years ago my mom purchased a toshiba satellite similar to this one for around the same price. It is only half as good as this one in all aspects (cpu speed, ram, even disk space). The integrated video card has seen little improvement over the years, (just like the integrated media accelerator from intel), but it's still amazing to see how fast technology progresses.
Oh yeah, and both this laptop and the older one that my mom and I got from amazon some time ago have been running great so far with no problems. I have to say out of all the different brand of laptops that I have owned and worked with, Toshiba is the least problematic of all.
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