Toshiba Satellite P55-A5312 Laptop

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Great, Slim, Fast!

POSTED BY: chris
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Great laptop. Screen size is excellent and resolution is perfect! Cant beat 1080p on a laptop. Not really into windows but this laptop works great for Linux. Steam games work on it as well if your using Ubuntu 13.10. Anything under that and you may encounter missing drivers. Keep up the good work Toshiba and support the LINUX OS because its coming!

Thus far I love my Toshiba PC

POSTED BY: Chastrel , PA
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

My first time buying any PC other than a HP. It is so easy to use and I am impressed with the back lit feature. Glad I made the purchase...

Exceptional Laptop

POSTED BY: Sunny , Gulf Breeze, FL
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Pros: Non-touch, 1920 x 1080 resolution screen Excellent keyboard with well spaced keys and backlight Fast & energy efficient i5 processor Cons: No hybrid hard drive, relatively slow 5400 RPM speed

Toshiba Laptop

POSTED BY: Handsome McGillicutty , Newark, Ohio
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I've used a lot of laptops over the years and this is by far my favorite. Stylish, sleek, fast, has everything I need. This is my first Toshiba product and I'm very impressed...I plan on buying more.

Great purchase

POSTED BY: College student , Gorham, ME
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I needed a laptop for on-line college classes. The Satellite is great for this. It is fast, easy, and affordable. Also great for watching movies. Love it!

Toshiba Satellite P55-A5312 Laptop

POSTED BY: Carl B , IL
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I like the product and it is very light compared to the old one I replaced it with. The only thing I miss is that it does not have any office software to start you off without spending a day loading the software to make it a good functioning machine. Last one I bought had it and was same price but of course was not a quick and did not have the same memory capacity.

My New Laptop: Love It!!

POSTED BY: Susan , Yazoo City, MS
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

This device is perfect, has all the bells and whistles. I find myself doing things on the computer I was never really that interested in: music, videos, social media. It's so easy and just right there at your fingertips. So, so happy with it!

Easy to learn

POSTED BY: Selma , Bella Vista
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I recently purchased a Samsung in fact took it back two times due to poor navigation and purchased the Toshiba. My son gave me a Toshiba 8 years ago and I liked it but thought about changing boy was I wrong I will stay with Toshiba. I will be handing down my old one(Vista) but will be reassured there will not be any problems

Great Laptop

POSTED BY: Smokey , Milford, CT
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

The laptop is very nice to use. It responds well, it is comfortable to carry, great battery life. i hope it lasts a long time.

Superb Laptop A+

POSTED BY: Tee Quake , Andes, NY
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I originally purchased a low cost competitor's laptop but returned it within 10 days and bought the Toshiba. I am so pleased that I made the choice to spend a little more for this outstanding laptop computer. It has met my demands in every respect. Honestly!

Bad DVD drive??

POSTED BY: Ivy , DC
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

this is my second toshiba satellite and BOTH have bad drives! i continually get an error when i try to play a dvd. i'm planning to call tech support, but i'm not pleased and this will likely be returned to the store :( otherwise, it's a great laptop and i'm even getting adjusted to Windows 8.

Solid Product for the Price

POSTED BY: Mike , Durham, NC
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I purchased the laptop for use with some fairly nonconventional accessories: a cnc machine and a 3d printer. The I-5 processor works well for mathematical computations for 3d slicing and controlling the USB communication for these machines. The keyboard is backlit, so it works well late into the night. The mousepad is either overly sensitive, or not sensitive enough. The battery is not replaceable for this laptop, so when it runs low, you cannot have a back up ready. The software provided seems stable, though windows 8 will take some getting used to. Comes with a DVD player which is a plus while using it in the garage.

Helpful multitasking

POSTED BY: Tony , Coarsegold, CA
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

When I got this laptop, I was very unfamiliar with Windows 8 but now that I've become familiar with the advancement in technology it really is helpful.

I AM LOVING THIS LAPTOP

POSTED BY: JUDE , CA
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I love that this Toshiba has a full size keyboard and lights up when activated. Taking sometime to get used to the windows 8 and where to find programs, etc. but that is a windows 8 issue. as far as this computer i love it. best laptop i have had, in fact i purchased a surface r prior and gave that away, i wanted something more actual computer size usable such as the full size keyboard. others too small to function with.

Mostly Wow!

POSTED BY: JLMAHNJ , AH, NJ
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

This is a very nice instrument! Total ease of use. Only complaint is the location of the key next to the space bar that simulate the right click on the mouse...this key is often accidentally touched and this results in disruption of text writing. I really don't understand a) the need for this key, b) nor its location.

POSTED BY: truejc2 , new york, NY
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Works well and sound is good; also screen is big, but the tile screen is annoying because it's constantly opening new windows as you swipe across the sides of the page--maybe that'll become less frequent as I get used to where to put the cursor though.

good solid performer

POSTED BY: jm , Denver, CO
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Great HD screen. Seems to work fast. Only complaints: 1) touchpad is loose and sloppy, too much play in it 2) sometimes the battery drains when the laptop is closed and unplugged. Will go from a full charge to dead overnight. Haven't figured it out yet. Toshiba if your listening, let me know how to fix.

Great laptop, but requires junk removal

POSTED BY: Clisson , Long Beach, CA
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I love my laptop, but was dismayed at programs loaded at purchase that resulted in unwanted advertising, unwanted cookies galore and required assistance to clean it up. Now, I love it...

Great Performing Machine

POSTED BY: Anon , Chatsworth, CA
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Fast and fully capable. Web cam could be better.

Great performance within in budget

POSTED BY: Aegiz , California
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Best mid performance laptop I could find without breaking the bank. Looks sleek, not touch screen (didn't want it), 1080p display, i5 (4th Gen) processor, 6GB DDR3L (Low voltage), quiet, lightweight (portable), great battery life and rarely gets hot. It does have quiet of bit of bloatware but some are actually helpful like HDD protection, which trys to prevent damage to the HD if it falls/knocked over and Eco utility which increases the life of the battery, if you're always plugged into the wall. Love the fact most air flow goes to the right of the laptop instead of the bottom. The keyboard is simply amazing. The keys are perfectly spaced out and back lit keyboard! The only two cons for me is the touch pad and audio. The touch pad tends to not move sometimes and freezes under heavy load, which you have to wait it out till it unfreezes or reset the laptop and sometimes it turns off the pad if you press the left corner in, which disables the mouse and the audio isn't that great but it gets the job done. I immediately upgraded to windows 8.1 upon purchase and have had no issues, so far. Always install the latest drivers if you're having any issues.

Good Laptop

POSTED BY: KrayzieKurvezLaydie , Salt Lake City, UT
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I love the fact this laptop has backlit keys, where I am unable to have a lot of lighting in my situation it makes it easier for me to see the keys. I love the smoothness of the laptop and the software installed. Enough with the bloatware, although I am glad Toshiba has given apps and tools to help you use this laptop and prolong it's life. However, I have had some memory errors come up when shutting down my computer after installing Microsoft's first updates. I am hoping this is not a huge deal, as I am looking into it - I just haven't had the time to sit down and really get into the core of this laptop and see what it can really do. After being homeless for a year, this is a nice tool to use to help me get back into school, and on the right path. I hope that it is quality made and I hope to be able to upgrade my ram soon! Nice job Toshiba, you're changing my mind again from a negative experience I had in the past. :) P.S. It would be nice to have accessories with this, such as a laptop case, cover, keyboard covers, or skins that are available for purchase for those of us who like to customize and make our PC's our own.

POSTED BY: Violet , Colorado
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I have overall been very pleased with my Toshiba laptop. The picture quality is phenomenal for a laptop with a lower price tag and exceeds that of the MacBook that I previously owned. It is also fast and 750 GB of memory is nothing to scoff at. However, the laptop does have problems with its keyboard lock and will sometimes remain locked despite hitting the F5 and F5+FN buttons dozens of times, which has forced me to shut down the computer completely several times.

Fatal flaws

POSTED BY: monkeysuffix , Baltimore, MD
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

This would be a great all-round casual media-use laptop if not for a few terrible Toshiba features. Namely, the touchpad is easily accidentally disabled and impossible to reenable, even if you shut down the computer it's still disabled. The F5 key is supposed to toggle it on and off but, like all the function keys, it does not work at all. Not even out of the box. Online forums no help, have to use a USB mouse. It's a shame, the laptop is otherwise awesome with excellent speakers in particular. Will not purchase another Toshiba laptop.

good laptop - needs credible resellers

POSTED BY: jim , pittsford, ny
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

nice laptop, difficulty getting honest straight answer from reseller where I purchased. Their "well known" support organization attempted to install a wrong part number for a memory upgrade, could not resolve why module wouldn't work??

not happy

POSTED BY: betty , Belfair,Wa
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

it does not work in sleep mode

Not satisfied

POSTED BY: JD , Louisiana
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

I originally had high expectations because it had all the features I wanted, but after one month I am not satisfied with this computer. The CD drive is flimsy, bluetooth malfunctions, and the function keys also malfunction. Of all the computers I have owned, I think this one is the least satisfied.

Terrible

POSTED BY: JBob , Cary,NC
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

Computer itself was nice. I absolutely hated the windows 8. everytime I tried to do anything the windows app screen would swap over. Too many things you had to do to get to something. Not user friendly at all.

would not purchase

POSTED BY: cat
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

I was very disapponted withthe laptop. Needless to say I broght it back to the store. Still searching for a laptop

MSRP: $744.99

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  • Laptop summary
  • Intel® Core™ i5-4200U Processor
  • Windows 8
  • 6GB DDR3L 1600MHz memory (max. 16 GB)
  • Intel® Integrated Graphics
  • 750GB (5400rpm, Serial ATA)
  • DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)

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