Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5196 Laptop

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Our first laptop

POSTED BY: Dave , Oakland,OR
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Your support and instructions are very helpful. We will keep learning.

still learning the 8

POSTED BY: Frank007 , Bailey, CO
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Very good computer and does everything expected of it. I have two identicle computers. One is for my wife tp play games and use face book.

Just What I Wanted

POSTED BY: Novice , Bergen,NJ
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

When out and about...access emails and check investments.

Very good for the price

POSTED BY: Taterdad , Bridgeport, WV
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

The laptop was easy to use from the start. Windows 8 takes some getting used to. Battery use time could be better and start up is a little slow but overall this is a very good computer for the price.

fun with windows 8

POSTED BY: Lew , Clifton Park, NY
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

The laptop is great! Had problems with windows 8 and mouse overs. Took the laptop on vacation and used it in the hotel.

Toshiba is an excellent product

POSTED BY: Merrie , Natick, MA.
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

This is my second laptop and I can read this one without holding it up to my face like the last one I had. The downloading is faster than my other one, which is great.

Very good computer

POSTED BY: Doc , Jensen Beach, Florida
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I have heard that some people do not like windows 8, but I do, and I find it easy to use. I had to call the customer support center, to have the location of my weather and my location on the map show my physical location correct. I am very satisfied with Toshiba Customer Support Center, they were able to reset this on my computer. Thank You for a wonderful computer.

very GOOD laptop for the $$$$

POSTED BY: drgolf , north royalton oh
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

my 2nd Toshiba laptop in 6 years. only reason I bought this one I had virus/unknown problem and it left me in situation were I did NOT know if my other laptop would be repaired. this was about 1/3 what I paid 5 1/2 years ago for my 1st Toshiba laptop. VERY EASY SETUP. my 1st pc using window 8, other one was with VISTA and it had 2-3 malfunctions in 5 1/2 years

New Laptop

POSTED BY: Dr. E , Warrensburg, MO
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

This is a good, functional laptop. It provides good value for the money. I have owned Toshiba products before and they have always proved reliable and are still functional. This is an additional purchace because I needed another computer. The only weakness of this product is Windows 8. It is horrible compared to Windows 7.

Great Laptop

POSTED BY: BC , Lincoln City, OR
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Great Laptop

Very good laptop

POSTED BY: Duke , Hazleton, Pa
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

This laptop is more than I expected for its price

laptop

POSTED BY: babyhuey , CT
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I would like it a lot better if there were instructions how to use it. I never owned a computer before.

learning

POSTED BY: rfbamagrl , Monroeville, Al
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I like my new laptop. I am learning Windows 8. I don't mind learning something new. I feel good about myself when I discover a short cut on my own. It will still take a while to get used to it. The picture and sound are very good.

excellent laptop

POSTED BY: kalynng , hudson,florida
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I was pleasantly surprised at the easy function of this computer. there was no removing software you don't want, and spending time trying to do that..I have had different brands over the years and none can hold a candle to this laptop.I only wish I had bought one sooner..

Great laptop ever

POSTED BY: Tillie , Trenton N.J.
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

This laptop is very quick in responding not like some that seem like they take forever very nice in looks very easy to carry with you, was a great price for a excellent laptop would recommend it to others that are looking for something reasonable.

mouse pad lacking

POSTED BY: cvansant99 , anaheim, ca
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

this is my first toshiba and love the pc. however this mouse pad blows. the texture and responds is lacking.so I will invest in a external mouse.

AWESOME

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

This Laptop is the best. I play everything and do everything on it. I play Minecraft(worksreallywell) and microsoft word. i would recommend getting a mouse. but other than that it works really well. one of my best buys ever..

Excellent product

POSTED BY: mac , Bellevue,NE
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I like everything about it.

Great laptop for the price

POSTED BY: Taz , Asheville, NC
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

The laptop I got has been great. We have gotten us to the new windows and it is very easy to use. We love this laptop!

Wonderful laptop

POSTED BY: Sis , NC
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I have had numerous computers since I started using them many, many years ago and I can say that I like my Toshiba laptop better than any I have used. Very fast, easy to setup and easy to move around in. Great computer.

Good Lap Top

POSTED BY: Bake , Texas
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I had a HP same size"? + --" This one Is a Bit slower to turn on and Search most times I do Like It Very Much

POSTED BY: jim , wilmington de.
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

i like the computer but do not like windows8

Great Laptop

POSTED BY: Lance , Colorado Springs, CO
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Great laptop. Battery life amazing. Only issue, not big on Windows 8,

Fast and Functional

POSTED BY: Lisa , Phoenixville, Pa
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

However, I am a bit disappointed with the user-friendliness of Windows 8. For example, there is no free version MEDIA PLAYER for Windows 8, and the only options are itunes or spending an additional 100 dollars plus for the Pro upgrade. While the tiles are visual and helpful, I don't like the corner sweet spots for the icons for settings etc. They don't work precisely the same way every time. It is fast and graphically pretty and easy, but some elemnts are missing that were included in the more 'antique' operating systems....

Light in weight and price

POSTED BY: ga1234567 , Kalamazzo, Michigan
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

The laptop is very light and the design is convenient and intuitive. Good deal so far, considering the price.

Happy with it

POSTED BY: Dad
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Bought this laptop to replace a compaq and has worked very good since I've bought it.

Still Learning

POSTED BY: js , Wallingford, CT
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I am still learning Windows 8, it is pretty cool, still lots to learn

Great product-better value!

POSTED BY: mamw40 , ft worth tx
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I purchased this laptop for my husband who is not a computer savvy person, to say... he hunts and pecks and with Windows 8 he has been very proud to be abble to explore without assessing any/much damage to the system...

Really Good Linux Laptop

POSTED BY: john , Eugene, OR
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I formatted over Windows 8, which is the worst Operating System I have ever used. I installed Linux Fedora 18 with no problem, in theory you can make the system 'dual boot' with some difficulty, but after trying to make Windows 8 work well, I decided not to bother with Windows 8 anymore. This laptop, with the Dual Core AMD processor and graphics is fast and trouble free. As always, it would be better to have a longer battery life, it isn't bad but I keep it on the power supply so it doesn't make much difference

good laptop

POSTED BY: nick , nj
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

this is a decent laptop but I would rather not have windows 8.

Good laptop, good price

POSTED BY: Nickname , Kittery, ME
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

We needed a new laptop, and this filled the bill at a price that was hard to beat!

Lose Windows 8

POSTED BY: Fastkars52 , Otter Valley, VT
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

This laptop would be perfect with Windows 7, or older, OS. I find Windows 8 just "too cutesy" and it slows everything down.

average laptop

POSTED BY: none of your buisness , none of yur buisness
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Maybe the reason I haven't given higher grades for Toshiba is because of Windows 8. I have been using Computers for 20 years . Windows 8 is the worst Operating system I have ever worked with. Getting back to where I started from is usually frustrating. Too many apps \which I don't need. The most frustrating is "Tapping" the cursor to get to what used to be the Start Screen. Tapping and eliminating the Start Screen was and is not a good idea. Never once have I been able to Tap just once and get results. It usually takes about 5-10 times and yes I do know where to Tap with my cursor.

Toshiba- Window8

POSTED BY: Gramaq , Michigan
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Like new Toshiba laptop but am still having problems navigating Windows 8.I find it very hard to read through 197 pages of information about how to use it, and still haven't figured out how to do many things. I purchased a pocket size Windows For Dummies but still have problems but love the Toshiba Laptop.

Comfortable

POSTED BY: Mo , Temple Hills, MD
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

The Windows 8 is a little bit confusing. The mouse area is terrible, I think I may have to go purchase a mouse to use, and it's hard to do performance checks, because you don't know where to go due to windows 8

first laptop and works well

POSTED BY: asandman , pennsylvania
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

first laptop and it seems very well made and good to use , only problem is getting use to windows 8 for first time user in 8 other than that battery is good seems well made and has a crisp clear screen to see

This is my 3rd T lptp

POSTED BY: tomk , davie FL
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

this is my 3rd -all still work, but battery is gone on the 1st. My spouse still uses it (Vista) via the power cord.

1st laptop ever

POSTED BY: Liz , Salisbury, Md.
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I did not like not getting a manual with the laptop. It makes it a little harder to learn it, but overall it has a lot to offer. The only other thing is that I would like a tool bar up at all times instead of going to the bottom left corner to go back.

First Laptop Ever

POSTED BY: Liz , Salisbury,Md.
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I am pleased with my laptop, the only thing is not being able to have a manual in hand when I purchased it. The one thing that I don't like about this laptop is that there is not a tool bar always showing. It makes it harder to learn how to go back just one screen. I have to use the bottom left corner to go back to the previous screen. Is there an easier way?

Windows 8 Ain't so Great

POSTED BY: Jack , Waynesboro, VA
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

I can't even enjoy this new laptop because of Windows 8. I've been using computers and laptops for decades. Windows 8 is the most annoying operating system I've encountered, and I've used some pigs from Microsoft.

Dont think i would ever purchase again

POSTED BY: Melissa , North Carolina
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

Well I purchased a Toshiba laptop , didn't care for speaker quality at all. Processor wasn't that good either to be honest. I took it back and exchanged for a different brand.

Laptop

POSTED BY: amark , El Centro, CA
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

I liked the computer, but I could not use the DVD player without Tech support. If I could use the Toshiba DVD Player it would have changed my mind. Also, when I tried to download Microsoft Student Word it took two days. Your Tech Support people were great.

Okay Laptop

POSTED BY: Kat , CA
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

Everything about it is great but there's too much features that made me confused. And its really hard to move your finger on the touchpad without going to another website or hompage. That made me sooooo fustrated. You can't just fix it by going to Settings because there's none for this problem!!!!!

Lap top

POSTED BY: Dodgerfan , Cottonwood, AZ.
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

The key board is really junk. The space bar works sporadically. It feels cheap when typing. Very unhappy with it, you really have to push the keys hard for them to work.

ok if i get used to it

POSTED BY: moose , des moines, iowa
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

ok if i get used to it

C Series Laptop

POSTED BY: Marilou , Miami, FL
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

This is a basic laptop that I purchased for my two middle school children. It replaces a much more expensive Gateway that they dropped. It is perfect for school age kids who need to research info and complete homework assignments on-line. However, the computer stinks because of Windows 8. It is absolute junk. I would not recommend any laptop with this loaded on it.

Sorry

POSTED BY: texaspecan , Tx
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

Nice Design works ok but very slow. IT needs atleast 8gig's of dram to make this laptop usable.

So so...

POSTED BY: fwaneil , Fort Wayne, IN
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

One of my chief complaints has to do with the F keys. the F keys take a function status, and not a traditional F5 key. I have to hold the (Fn) key in order for the F5 key to be refresh in a browser like Chrome.

good for a cheap laptop - yet not outstanding

POSTED BY: ElJosh , Coral Springs, FL
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

It is a good equipment, but way too slow...its plastic frame is quite delicate and the windows 8 is way too complicated....

POSTED BY: Mike
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

This is a good laptop, the only concern I have is why Windows 8 when Windows 7 was good. Windows 8 should be an option on computers. Not everyone can manage Windows 8.

POSTED BY: hmm , tenn
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

still learning

decent for the price

POSTED BY: gj , illionis
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

keyboard flimsy, touch pad rough, difficult to use.

Acceptable instrument

POSTED BY: ACV , Ventura, CA
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

IF Toshiba could do --INSTALL A DRIVER TO USE WINDOWS 7 INSTEAD OF 8!!! This machine was NOT made for 8. The value was excellent--price wise. The picture screen is excellent. The keybord has a cheap feel, clunky compared with my old Compaq--and the speakers are terrible. You MUST use a headset to listen to anything. If I had another $1,000--I would have gotten a Mac. This is a back up machine that I use in my warehouse where there is no internet, so the wifi comes in handy.

fair laptop

POSTED BY: Starr , staten Island NY
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

great for daily use performance is average. Window 8 is okay.

Under powered and slow

POSTED BY: ComputerDweeb , Suffolk County NY
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

Not sure if it's the Window 8 OP SYS, but the PC is slow and under powered. Web pages are slow to load and the pc freezes constantly. The KB is flaky at best, my typing is not the best but not this bad. But overall for the price I will format and install XP if I need too.

POSTED BY: Hen
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

The low end price is about right for the performance.

Worst Laptop Ever

POSTED BY: GMat , Glen Cove, NY
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

This laptop is slower than a turtle. When multi-tasking it freezes for several seconds and once the processor catches up the computer unfreezes. All of this is during the initial setup. Once you begin trying to use the laptop the freezing gets worse. I have laptops that are 3 years old that are faster than this one which is brand new.

POSTED BY: jim
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

slow .hard to get around with windows 8 ,just alll in all slow to use ....have 3 other computers of yours and all much better

Don't buy

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

Wasted money. I can't keep the page to stay...alway pops to old page or disappears. Bought for WORD program. When get home to register it I find out it is temporary and I will be locked out of my data!

TERRIBLE PERFORMANCE

POSTED BY: STAMPER , N.C. WASHINGTON
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

This unit came with Windows 8 installed on it. I am considering taking it back due to complete dis-satisfaction. This operating system goes on someones telephone, not my computer.

Don't bother

POSTED BY: 1babyboy11 , Manchester, NH
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

Well I had this computer for 17 days before it crashed. It ran very slow, it took at least 5 minutes to open programs. It was slow online! This computer isn't worth much. My mother had the same computer and it had the same slow problems and eventually hers crashed too. Not a good product.

POSTED BY: Ain't got one.
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

I haven't use the laptop. Personally I don't like laptops. We bought it when my wife's quit working but them all of a sudden her's started working again so the new one is still in the box. It's more the windows-8 that I don't like because programs that I built with visiual basic won't work on 64 bit machines.

MSRP: $344.99

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  • Laptop summary
  • AMD Dual-Core E1-1200 Accelerated Processor
  • Windows 8
  • 4GB DDR3 1600MHz memory
  • AMD® Integrated Graphics
  • 500GB HDD (5400rpm, Serial ATA)
  • DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)

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