Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5351 Laptop

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Great Laptop

POSTED BY: Truck Guy , pa
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Had Toshiba's for years. Replaced my 5 year old Satellite with this unit. What a world of difference. This one is lighting fast, bright screen, nice keyboard touch, beautiful silver. I like everything about it Bottom line a very nice pc. I trust Toshiba. A strong performer.

Good deal

POSTED BY: abba , Portageville, MO
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I have enjoyed this computer

My first laptop

POSTED BY: Basil , Mishawaka, In
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

It is a great computer and very fast. It boots up three times faster than my desk top. I have a wireless printer and can do my printing from any hot spot. My son bought one also and told me about it. I love it and will recomend it to all my friends.

Easy to Use!!

POSTED BY: Kat , Parkville, MD
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

The Toshiba laptop C855D-S5351 has been the best laptop I have ever used!!! It was easy to transfer all my info from my old laptop to this one.

Nice product.

POSTED BY: Barns , Hemit Ca.
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I gave features a three because I have not had enough time to use them.

New Laptop

POSTED BY: Jazbonz , Olalla, WA
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

When purchasing a new laptop I was drawn to the Toshiba brand name because it's been a long standing company for many years. I have had Toshiba lap tops in the past and they were nice machines. This product is exactly what I needed and the price was reasonable. Its lightweight, slim design is easy to carry around my home to wherever I choose to use it. The battery life is great. It has a decent speaker that can be heard without using an external speaker system. (however I do use one, but if it's not handy it works just fine.) I like the product and I'm happy that I chose Toshiba once again.

first laptop

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

i just love my new laptop. don't really like windows 8 wish i could change to different windows.

User Fridenly

POSTED BY: Ms Marie , Los Angeles, CA
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Very user friendly also easy to carry around. Once a person gets accustomed to using the windows 8 apps, it's becomes much more user friendly. The only downside is Norton app. if you don't renew the Norton product, it keeps popping up. To stop the pop up the app has be be removed using uninstall/change program in the control panel..

Meets my needs at a good price point

POSTED BY: Andante , Annapolis
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

All the functions and features meet my requirements at a very good price point. I should point out that my needs do not include gaming or highly intensive processor or memory such as Photoshop. I use very sophisticated Excel spreadsheets that require pulling in historical data off the internet with macros. I also use it for Internet searches that include videos. I am very pleased with the speed, screen resolution, keyboard feel and touchpad on this machine.

Best Laptop Ever!

POSTED BY: Rocketman , Jacksonville, AR
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

It has a nice wide screen, fast, windows 8 works great on this laptop.

great value

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

My last laptop was a satellite and it lasted 10 years. but was just getting to slow. prefect now for my daughter. never really had a problem with the old one, so decided to stay with one I liked.

Laptop Good -- Windows 8 BAD!!!

POSTED BY: kehoya75 , Boise, ID
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Love the laptop....HATE Windows 8. Microsoft, what were you thinking when you created this mess? I am considering having Windows 7 installed....yuck. What a stupid operating system.....all I do is click to the desktop page....and then work to make it make sense. Stupid system.....Toshiba, start offering Windows 7 instead!!! The display on this laptop is just OK....you have to have just the right angle for proper viewing.

very good

POSTED BY: gxt , Tallahassee, Florida
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Even though I said that this Laptop is very good, I haven't used all of it's features yet.

Excellent Laptop

POSTED BY: Doc , Cortez, Co
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

The laptop performs up it's specs in all areas. My only complaint is with Windows 8, which has to be the most confusing and ill conceived program that I've encountered in 30+ years of computer usage and teaching. I keep hoping that someone will publish an APP to replace W-8 with an easier and more intuitive interface program like the old File Manager. This would e a good project for your technical group. During the start and setup of my unit, a screen flashed by announcing the free download of Windows 8 For Dummies e-book, however I have been unable to locate it on the system. If that is available, please send me the link to download it as a Nook Book.

Computer Performance

POSTED BY: lee , Jackson, MI
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

The computer itself works well. The problem is Windows 8 operating system. I dislike it intensely. Very difficult to use. Hopefully I will get used to it.

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

We are having a hard time getting used to Windows 8. Obviously, the operating system is the heart of any computer. We have had no issues with what we can identify as hardware issues but we cannot speak highly of Windows 8. The most serious issue we have had with windows 8 is that it deletes e-mails from the in-box after 2 weeks.

Great Buy

POSTED BY: sherrietampa , Tampa, FL
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

This is a great buy. It's inexpensive and I find the speed to be sufficient for what I need. I haven't had any issues and I've spent more money on other laptops and don't see any difference.

It is a good buy for those on a budget

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

However, there is one important feature that is missing at least for me a word processing program. It does not come with one pre-installed. I am used to the Office set up and could use Office365 but don't really like it all that well. I own several Office 2010 programs and will be using one of those to install on it if Microsoft allows it :( That is the ONE and only flaw with this laptop. Another problem I had is that It did not come with any software like to reinstall windows or a users manual. I realize that this is intended to save paper however it would be nice if it at least came with the installation software. In case something happens to it.

Great Value

POSTED BY: Blah , Augusta, Ga
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I bought this as a work laptop. It is quick and easy to use. It also has a long battery life that allows me to not to worry about using it and the battery dying.

best upgrade

POSTED BY: Dee , Georgia
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Finally switched from my very old Toshiba laptop (5+ years old) for this new windows 8 model. Still learning how to navigate the "mouse pad". The speakers on my older model were much louder. I love the light weight and the loaded programs.

Good Price, Good Results !!

POSTED BY: Jerry , Las Vegas, NV
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I work in an office, and ever time a new client walks in I meet them in a conference room. I use to carry my ipad to the my meetings, but since the screen was small, it was difficult for the clients to see the presentations. This Toshiba laptop has made my life easier, and I bought it for a great price. The only small issue I've had is with the battery life. All-in-all, a great price and a great computer.

really like my lap top

POSTED BY: rand , milw,wisc
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

In don't like windows 8,,but I'm sure I will get use to it;other then that I'm happy with the lap top.

Good Value!

POSTED BY: CathyJo55 , Winona, MN
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Can be a little slow at times, but I enjoy both the Metro view and Desktop. I actually downloaded an app to restore the Windows Start button which eliminated a lot of frustration.

Good Enough, but Win 8 is a pain.

POSTED BY: W & S , FL
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I see in the news that laptop sales are down nationally since Windows 8 came out. We've got an iPad, too, so we can see the point of it to some extent. But it's NOT a good fit for the ordinary laptop user and is a pain in the tail for us in many ways. Would have bought some other model without Win 8 if we'd found any easily available choice.

Great Laptop

POSTED BY: Frank , Fishkill, NY
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

It does everything I possibly would want a laptop do. Can't understand why anybody would want to spend one dollar more.

Great Lap Top

POSTED BY: 1fishhook , San Diego
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Been Great so far only need is ecce/wordl programs and I will have eve rything I need.

Good Interim Laptop

POSTED BY: Plainspeaking , Abilene, TX
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

After I added 4G RAM, the computer performs acceptably. It is a low-end computer, but handles many tasks well and simultaneously. I've had good luck using it for day-to-day tasks. The keyboard has a solid feel. It has blocked out a few times, but I am having to learn Windows 8 and think I have a problem with it.

Average Laptop

POSTED BY: Sports mom , Kentucky
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

One thing about the laptop I do not like is the mouse pad. It does not move the mouse very well, not very smooth and works best only in lower right hand corner. It could be just the one I have has a bad mouse pad, I don't know. On the software, the Windows 8 does not have Movie DVD burning capabilities for Live Movie Maker. Have to put on flashdrive and copy over to older computer to burn movie DVD's. Dislike very much. Pictures and making sports DVD video is what I use it most for. Very disappointed.

New to Laptops

POSTED BY: J , Southwest, FL
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I like the laptop but I hate Windows 8. It doesn’t have the access to features I want. There is too much worthless stuff on the screen. The computer would be much better suited for my use with Windows 7. Basically, this is the feature I use, none of the other stuff. The Windows 8 actually creates a dislike for the laptop.

Good economy laptop

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

Laptop works fine and is a good value, but Windows 8 is a train wreck.

Decent College Laptop

POSTED BY: KD8RKE , Parkersburg,WV
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

No major bells and whistles. Does the basic for what I need as a college student.

Great Laptop

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

I like my new laptop. It's smaller and lighter then my old one. The only drawback is the new windows 8. It was hard to get started, but now it's a breeze.

Great Laptop!

POSTED BY: Lou , N.Augusta SC
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Sharp, well-lit screen. Good size for traveling. Good price!

Good Laptop

POSTED BY: Dick , Ocean Isle Beach NC
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Sound quality could be better, but all other features are fine

impressed by this laptop

POSTED BY: buttons , Theodore, Al. 36582
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

still trying to understand and use windows 8. Currently it is giving me headaches!

CPA

POSTED BY: Mel , Asheville, NC
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

So far it has been a pleasure to use.

Great Laptop - Windows 8 ruins it

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

The Toshiba laptop is all a great box, however Windows 8 is keeping me from using the box as intended. If I wanted an "apple" I would have purchased one.

Seems Solid

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

Like it. Only downside is the button on the CD/DVD is too hard to use. It's too small a button, and you sometimes have to turn the machine on its side to push it in just right.

POSTED BY: Nene , Shreveport
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

It will work for what we what keeping our records

Lap Top Review

POSTED BY: LB , Cincinnati, OH
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I like the new Toshiba

Fast But Inefficient

POSTED BY: rudygac , grosse pointe woods, mi
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

I like the speed of this laptop BUT the touchpad is TERRIBLE!! Couldn't make that work ANY better?? It clicks on things by itself, it causes the Windows 8 charms to display randomly, and there are times when I can't get the pointer to move!!! The keypad is hard and not conducive to smooth typing either!! This is certainly not a GATEWAY!!!!

Average

POSTED BY: jd , Warrensburg, MO
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

The Satellite C855D-S5351 laptop is a good start for a beginner. I would not recommend it for advanced users or users requiring up-to-date performance. Overall, it is good for the price, and average compared to other systems.

Laptop

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

I am not totally satisfied with this laptop...It has a problem with shutting down...It tends to go into sleep mode instead of shutting all the way down...and sometimes it will change the font in things when I have not changed anything..

Just Okay

POSTED BY: Dee , Dallas, TX
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

I bought this laptop for my son who is taking web design classes. Hate windows 8, but as far as the laptop, it's just okay.

Very Good Experience

POSTED BY: Tony , Virginia Beach, VA
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

The laptop functions well - I am still waiting for my gift card that was promised as part of the sale.

satellite c855d-s5351

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

This computer should not be used for anything except surfing the web. Running windows 8 and with 4 gb of ram, with an underpowered AMD processor makes it a real dog when you try to multi-task. The processor is not a true dual core processor, check the AMD web site. If you turn off all the junk that windows 8 has running the system is usable for a lite weight work laptop. Make sure you have at least 8 gb of ram. When using the track pad you must make sure that you don't touch it in more than one place or the mouse will freeze for several seconds. The laptop might be a better system if you load windows 7 on it. Comes with a lot of junk apps that need to be removed.

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

My biggest beef is Windows 8. For prior Windows users, there should be a short tutorial to get us started. just to start or shut down is a challenge!

Pretty good laptop

POSTED BY: Red , Canton, GA
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

We got this laptop to replace a desktop and another laptop and desktop we left. We were looking for a reasonably priced unit, just to get us by 'til we could get another desktop and laptop. This is actually the SECOND unit we had to get..the first one developed a problem with it's Wi-Fi receiver and had to be returned. Office Depot really made it easy, but in our opinion, it was a waste of our time, and a bit disappointing.

good

POSTED BY: travel lady , Edmond OK
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

Don't like being forced to use Windows 8. Don't like it's format.

Troublesome laptop

POSTED BY: carjock , Boise, Id
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

I bought 2 of these computers, one for me and one for my wife. Hers seems to be OK, but mine has all sorts of problems. Probably the most annoying is key strikes that don't register on the screen, drifting to other apps/pages without command, and all sorts of annoying little things. I believe this computer is faulty (it won't even display the correct time) and should be replaced. It is a real pain to use, especially when the windows 8 unique features are involved!

Marginal Quality At Best

POSTED BY: Ollie , Houston TX
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

This is my second Toshiba laptop. My first one was damaged when it hit the floor, and I was unable to repair the operating system. I was in a hurry to purchase a replacement, so I got another Toshiba due to price and feature requirements.

The Jury is Out on my Toshiba Laptop

POSTED BY: Betty Lou , Atlanta, GA
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

I believe that Toshiba is a good brand. But I had to return my 1st Toshiba laptop almost immediately as it was clearly a lemon. My 2nd Toshiba laptop is demonstrating some minor glitches.

Not a Great laptop

POSTED BY: KimRN , Lafayette, CO
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

I purchased this laptop because I needed Windows 8 to use my WiFi hotspot. Vista did not support it. This laptop freezes up when I am on the internet, the mouse freezes up and then I have to shut it down to get it to work. I had a friend look at (he has a PhD in computer science) and he thinks there is a short in the keyboard. I took it back to where I bought it and I had to pay $150 because I was told there was not a short but a virus. Baloney...it still does it. I waste too much time trying to use it. Not happy with it at all.

Win8 And Toshiba Media Player

POSTED BY: hitman , tampa, fl
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

Win8 Worst Software ever Toshiba Media Player..... NOT WORKING.... told to download a 3rd party sofeware media player to make it work ( VLC )..... why even bother putting TMP on the computer if it is a failure User and operations manual leaves a lot to be desired. Hire someone that is not a software developer to write these documents so that the normal user can understand how to use this product

hard to evaluate

POSTED BY: retiredoldgoat , deland, fl
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

I have been using computers for years and the windows 8 operating is very frustrating. It is hard to evaluate the laptop when I have not been albe to really use it. Right now when I try internet it just looks at me and says no way.

Disappointed

POSTED BY: Gigi , Saint Louis MO
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

I chose Toshiba over HP; my last laptop was HP. I am disappointed there is no booklet included with the laptop. I have looked at topics online and it is a pain in the neck to try to find an answer. Windows 8 is not user friendly and is obnoxious. Wish I had continued with HP.

Upgrade

POSTED BY: Scotts, MI
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

I am having alot of trouble trying to setup and then work with the new windows. I haven the product back to the store where they tryied to set me up but once I got it home I immediately could not get on to emal. I have resorted to my old computer which also is a Toshiba. The memory pad seems to be flighty and the screen seems to jump all over the page. Now I can't even get to email or anything that is internet. I have not tried to down load my problems yet. I need to understand the basics before going further

Worst LAptop Ever

POSTED BY: TBIRD , Tarentum Pa
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

This is the worst piece of garbage i've ever bought after i updated the machine it deleted the harddrive and i had no way to recover it and it won't boot from anything other than the harddrive. DO NOT BUY THIS COMPUTER

Conked out at less than two weeks old

POSTED BY: Not impressed , Washington, D.C.
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

Don't buy this machine. First, the touchpad is way to sensitive. Sometimes I'm not touching the pad but the cursor moves down the page or increases text size. Next the hard drive went bad. It was very slow to load and then didnt work. I purchased my computer on Feb. 25th, it's now March 27th and the computer constantly makes noise like it's loading something but nothing happens.

Worst computer I've ever owned

POSTED BY: charliesmom , Illinois
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

This is the absolutely worst computer I've have ever owned. The only saving grace was it was cheap enough I will be able to replace it. Why did I keep it? I had to replace four major appliances and had an extremely limited budget, and the selection locally was very poor. The problems with this computer? It CONSTANTLY freezes. I was answering a survey that Toshiba sent and it locked up four times before I got that short survey finished. At this time I only use this computer for unimportant things, playing games on line and checking e-mail. I will never buy another Toshiba product

Worse laptop I have owned since 1998

POSTED BY: Mark , Bandera, Tx
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

The Microsoft 8 for me is user unfriendly. I have had to reboot the computer many times because it locks up on me, will not let me log on to Internet Explorer, wifi service is not available when I know it is working and sometimes it tells me I need to reboot my DSL service and I know it is functioning properly. Internet Explorer when I get online is very slow so I use Safari and it works much better and is faster. For some reason I am asked frequently that I need the more current Internet Explorer when I know I already have the most current version. Plus when I try to look at a attachment I am frequently told I need the updated version of Java. I also cannot view some attachments because I do not have Microsoft Word/Excel I guess number 7. I can go to my old Toshiba and open and see the attachment but not on this one. So far if I just go to the "sleep" mode it seems to work ok. If I turn it off completely it is a coin toss whether or not it will work properly. I have other problems which I cannot explalin so I will add no more.

MSRP: $489.99

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  • Laptop summary
  • AMD Dual-Core A6-4400M Accelerated Processor
  • Windows 8
  • AMD® Integrated Graphics
  • 640GB HDD (5400rpm, Serial ATA)
  • DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)
  • Wi-Fi® Wireless networking (802.11b/g/n)

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