Toshiba Satellite S855-S5170 Laptop

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POSTED BY: ChrisSanDiego , United states of america
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I did a lot of research as to what type of laptop I wanted including the cloud products such as Chromebook and Microsoft Surface. I really wanted the additional features of the CD/DVD drive and internal memory. I didn't want to rely solely on cloud storage. Overall, this is a great laptop. Very speedy and I haven't experienced any glitches yet. My only small complaint has been with Windows 8 and that's probably just because I'm not used to it yet so I still stick more with the "desktop." I highly recommend this laptop, I'm very satisfied.

Great Laptop

POSTED BY: Mike , West Palm Beach, FL
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Great Laptop!

Awesome Laptop!!

POSTED BY: shafz047 , Chicago, IL
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I've had this laptop for about two weeks now and there's only one word I can say about it - excellent. The specs are very high, the computer's super-fast and was able to play every game I threw at it smoothly even at max settings. Battery life is above average. No complaints so far and a great computer for the price. Would definitely recommend!

best laptop ever

POSTED BY: -((- , Provo, UT
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

It is an excellent laptop.

High Performance Notebook PC

Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I am very happy with the performance of my new Toshiba Laptop. Only negative I have noticed is the heavy battery charger. It is probably the heaviest batter charger ever. The laptop is an excellent value for money that I have paid and does my job well. It is Windows 8 that gave me some time to operate without the famous win 7 Start icon.

Satellite S855-S5170

POSTED BY: Sohaib , Islamabad
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Toshiba S855-S5170 is incredible machine.The performance is outstanding,its battery life is awesome,overall machine is very good.I loved to use it.My experience with Toshiba is very good.

Excellent laptop

POSTED BY: yoshinapapa , powell OH
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

High speed. not so heavy. good input & output connection. but keyboard touch feeling is lack of rigidity.

Review - Toshiba S855-S5170

Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I'm a retired computer education professional and have used Toshiba laptops for years. However, my needs in retirement are quite different than they were when I was teaching computer science classes. The S855 is a nice middle-of-the-road laptop that more than gets the job done for home use. This computer was not set up for gaming but the installed memory is more than adequate for multi-talking. Toshiba's tools and utilities are easy to use to help the user maintain this laptop. On the downside the first obstacle I had to overcome was the operating system. This computer comes with Windows 8 which has very little resemblance to earlier versions of Windows. The problems with this operating system are well documented and I hope will be fixed when ver 8.1 is released in Oct. Another issue I have with this computer has to do with the screen fonts. I'm not sure but this may also be a Microsoft issue. The fonts in Microsoft Office and other applications are not crisp. Regardless of what I tried to clean them up (changed screen resolution, changed font size, clear type, etc. ) the fonts remained edgy and blurry . As I mention earlier I'm not a gamer and speed is not a huge issue with me but I would have thought this recently purchased laptop would support the now common 5 GHz network adapter speed. After talking to several Toshiba techs who also thought this computer supported 5 GHz it was eventually determined it could only use the much slower 2.4 GHz.

MSRP: $879.99

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  • Laptop summary
  • Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM Processor
  • Windows 8
  • 8GB DDR3 1600MHz memory
  • 2GB DDR3 AMD Radeon™ HD 7670M Graphics
  • 1.0TB (5400 RPM, Serial ATA)
  • DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)

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