Toshiba Satellite L655D-S5050
Released June, 2010
The Pros:Lots of hard drive space - great for storing multimedia content. Good value - more than enough performance for the average user at an entry-level price. Good battery life - over 3 hours.
The Cons:Short manufacturer warranty - 1 year. Not Full HD compliant - only capable of displaying 720p content. Shared video memory - less performance for graphics-intensive applications.
The Toshiba Satellite L655D-S5050 is a Mid End, Entertainment Laptop. This model in the L650 Series is one of the base machines meant to be expanded and customized to suit user needs. It features the standard 15.6 inch widescreen with HD TruBrite® LED Backlit display and a 1366x768 (HD) screen resolution that supports 720p content.
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The processor is significantly slower than more expensive models, a AMD V Series Processor V120 that runs Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium. The L655D-S5050 has an ATI® Mobility Radeon™ HD 4250 graphics engine with 256MB-1405MB of dynamically allocated shared graphics memory. This model has a 250GB HDD hard drive with 3GB of DDR3 memory and also features a DVD-SuperMulti optical drive. The L655D-S5050 is 6.4 lbs., has 3.73 hours of battery life, and comes with a 1 Year Parts and Labor / 1 Year Battery warranty.
All Toshiba L650 Series Laptops come with a complete package of software that includes Microsoft Office, Antivirus, Internet Security, and more (see manufacturers page). Featured in this laptop are a Built In Webcam and Microphone, Wi-Fi, a Memory Card Reader, 1 eSATA/USB Combo Port, 2 USB Ports, and All Standard Jacks. This model is a cost effective choice and would serve well as a school laptop that does not require graphic or power intensive use. The L655D-S5050 comes in the colour Helios Black and is EPEAT™ Gold, RoHS Compliant, and Energy Star Qualified.
- Screen: 15.6" Widescreen
- Display: HD TruBrite® LED Backlit
- Resolution: 1366x768 (HD) w/ 720p Support
- Processor: AMD V Series Processor V120
- OS: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium
- Graphics Engine: ATI® Mobility Radeon™ HD 4250
Graphics Memory: 256MB-1405MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory
- Memory: 3GB DDR3
- Hard Drive: 250GB HDD
- Optical Drive: DVD-SuperMulti Drive
- Standard Features (headphone / stereo speakers / microphone)
- Complete Software Package
- Built In Microphone for Webcam
- Battery Life: 3.73 Hours
- Weight: 6.4 lbs.
- Colour: Helios Black
- EPEAT™ Gold, RoHS Compliant, Energy Star Qualified
User Reviews (3)
lots of hard drive space - great for storing multimedia content
good value - more than enough performance for the average user at an entry-level price
good battery life - over 3 hours
short manufacturer warranty - 1 year
not Full HD compliant - only capable of displaying 720p content
shared video memory - less performance for graphics-intensive applications
lacks HDMI output - can't easily be used for playing movies on a bigger screen
poor built-in webcam - image appears cloudy
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