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Toshiba Satellite S855-S5379 Laptop Review

Toshiba Satellite S855-S5379 Laptop Review

January 27, 2013 5:06 pm0 comments

Toshiba Satellite S855-S5379 is one of the latest editions in Toshiba S series. Hitting up some severe sales number at the market, it worths of paying extra attention at. If you are thinking about getting yourself a new laptop, have a closer look and find out about pros and cons of buying Toshiba Satellite S855-S5379.


When it comes to laptop, it’s good to open up the box with the most common features all of us are mostly looking for. Thus, paying attention at the weight and battery life is the very first thing most of us would do when it comes to buying a new laptop. Toshiba Satellite S855-S5379 has standard battery life time of up to 5 hours off the charger after which you will have to stick it in. This battery life is the most standard among majority of laptop devices out there. If extraordinary battery life is your priority, you might want to look elsewhere.

Even though it can’t be considered a huge drawback, standard battery life was expected to be slightly longer when it comes to Toshiba’s superior model such as this one. Another thing most of people would look after is weight, as most of us are buying laptops because we need to have a portable PC at reach of our hand. Starting at 5.5 lbs, this laptop is lighter than most of the laptops out there, excluding notebooks and mini-versions. If you want to a laptop to be easily carried, without having to stretch your shoulder each time – Toshiba Satellite S855-S5379 is the way to go.

This laptop comes with installed windows 8 by default. Running Intel Core i7-3630QM processor, it is more stable than majority of the laptops out there. When it comes to speed and realiability of performance it passess with flying colors once again. 6Gb of DD3 memory running at 1600 MHz followed with 640GB HDD, you will not feel difficulties running few "heavy" programs at the time, while having multiple daemon software running in the background.

As for the display size, 15.6” makes it a standard-to-see laptop in terms of physical appearance, with more than respectable 1366×768 (HD) resolution. As Toshiba pays an extra bit of attention to audio system, this model is no exception too. In case you decide to buy this laptop, you will be neatly equipped with stereo jacks and built-in stereo speakers producing sound system at Premium Sound HD. You can easily apply your mixette at the laptop via headphone (stereo) and microphone (mono) jacks.

Laptop is equipped with in-built HD webcam and mic, making your Skype or Google Hangouts experience at reach of your hand. As for the expansions, you can connect the laptop to the projector or your HD LCD TV via HDMI port. There are no SmartCard reader nor PC Express slots available.

Wrap up

Superior and reliable performance, HD graphics and considerable amount of memory make this laptop desireable in terms of tech specs. Physical ones are no far either – the laptop is not heavy, being easy to carry around. The absence of SmartCard reader can be considered a consdierable drawback in a long run. Taken in account all the pros and cons, average price of $700 for this laptop just fits the device. If you need a laptop with reliable performance, capable of running some of the demanding sofware nowadays – Toshiba Satellite S855-S5379 is the way to go.

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