Toshiba Satellite S55-A5176 Laptop

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Great Laptop

POSTED BY: Elderly lady , Metairie, LA
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Easy to use and set up. Very user friendly.

So far my new favorite!

POSTED BY: Nate , Norman, Oklahoma
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I have been using Toshiba laptops for gaming for the last 3 years, I upgrade my Laptop to a newer one every year. I tried to switch to Lenovo but had some issues so I went back to Toshiba. An I don't think ill ever wonder off from the pack ever again!

better then most

POSTED BY: 2nd Toshiba LAPTOP , TN Formally WA
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I've had bot HP and Dell Laptops and desk tool computers. As for a desktop I find nothing that comes up to the Mac quality and performance. If you want a good Laptop the Toshiba is the route to go. I'm Not a big fan of Microsoft OS. and even a lesser fan of their windows 8 or 8.1. I use it because of one thing that is not available on a Mac.

Best Laptop

POSTED BY: Toshiba Happy , Florida
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

The Toshiba Satellite Laptop is by far the best on the market. I am a Realtor who needs a lot of memory and speed. This laptop has provided both for me. My only complaint is the Windows 8. It is a huge time waster if the mouse moves a hair too much outside the page, it goes to the active screen. It's very frustrating. But without custom ordering a laptop, all laptops I considered came with it.

Excellent business tool

POSTED BY: New career , missouri
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Performance Laptop

POSTED BY: TbL43v3r , Louisiana
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Only cons is it Advertised with a back lit keyboard, and it does not.

Great Value, BUT

POSTED BY: SLP , Portland, OR
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Over all very happy with my purchase and good value for the price. I have already recommended his laptop to a friend. Lows: 1) Was advertised as backlit keyboard, wrong. 2) Screen could be a little sharper, miss my HP screen.

Wonderful Laptop

POSTED BY: Sam , Dallas, TX
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I love the laptop (size, 10 key)0, mouse, ect). The screen has wonderful color and resolution. Speed is great. This is my second Toshiba. I have had other laptop brands before - Dell, HP, Compaq. The only thing I don't like is Windows 8. It is sooo frustrating.

My Laptop

Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

So far, I've had a good experience with my new S55-A5176 Laptop. As with many others its a new experience with windows 8.1, but I am getting used to a new style of operating system. The one problem I encountered is the keyboard lighting. It was advertised on the container, but will not work. There may be a way to turn it on which I have not found yet, but will keep trying.

POSTED BY: weneki , kent, wa
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

while i love the toshiba i could careless for windows 8.1.

Returned in 2 weeks

POSTED BY: Dubya B , Chicago, IL
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

I was disappointed with the laptop overall. First the battery life was not very good, about 3 hours. Second the battery could not be changed by the user; and finally the computer was listed as having a backlit keyboard but it didn't. Great price for the features but I could not accept the short battery life and the fact that the battery was not accessible to the user.

Hard to work with

POSTED BY: Paws , Greensboro, NC
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

I am an old person and the new features on this computer make it hard for me to figure things out. The on line manual is not very helpful with the things i want to do. This is my 3rd Toshiba and I am disappointed.

Battery NOT user replaceable

POSTED BY: H3 , Honolulu HI
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

Bought this but will be returning it after realizing it would have to go back to Toshiba for battery replacement. I didn't see the italicized mention in the product description that this was so. I expected this computer last seven years as my last two had. My Sony VAIO went through four batteries. I am not willing to have a company charge me to replace a battery. Very disappointed as everything else on this machine looked promising.

This laptop is not be for gamers!

POSTED BY: Tiff , Sherman Oaks, CA
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

Other then not being gamer friendly it's still good for checking email and also for internet research. Had I known it would not run the 2 MMO games that I play I would not have bought it.


POSTED BY: crs , Seattle, WA
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

The combination of the Toshiba Satellite and Windows 8.1 is a disaster. I am sick that I bought this computer. I had another computer with Windows 7 that worked beautifully. Just about everything on the new computer is difficult and/or frustrating. For example, you are on one display and another pops up for no apparent reason, etc., etc., etc. I had downloaded Picasa on my other computer easily, and used it for picture storage, editing, etc. I haven't been able to download Picasa on the new computer so far. I'm not sure what to do. I need Picasa to download my pictures from Mozy, my backup system.

MSRP: $769.99

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  • Laptop summary
  • Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ Processor
  • Windows 8.1
  • 8GB DDR3L 1600MHz memory
  • Intel® Integrated Graphics
  • 750GB (5400rpm, Serial ATA)
  • DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)

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