Toshiba Satellite S55-A5294 Laptop

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Very Pleased with my S55-A5294

POSTED BY: Jim , Kingsport, TN
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I bought this unit because it had an i7 processor, 8GB memory and overall good technical specs for a very reasonable price. I also had a very good previous experience with a Toshiba laptop. I have been using the new laptop for 3 months, and am very happy with my choice! I have not had a problem of any kind, and the speed and usability are excellent.

Terrific Laptop

POSTED BY: Toshibahappy , San Francisco, CA
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I purchased this laptop because XP will no longer be supported, and my previous laptop was to old to update. I have to say "thank you" to Microsoft, because I would not have purchased this outstanding laptop if XP was still being supported. This laptop is sooo much faster than my old one, and the graphics are outstanding! I got so much more computer than I had hoped for!

Great except for Windows 8

POSTED BY: Frustrated in CO , Western CO
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Computer arrived as expected and is sleek and lighter than my old Toshiba. Definitely faster and has a plethora of options I haven't had a chance to explore. UNFORTUNATELY, laptop came with Windows 8 which is the WORST operating system I have EVER dealt with!!!!! Why this OS is even offered on non-touch screen products is beyond me?!?!? Have gone through immense stress trying to figure out what to do but have finally resolved to keep the machine and downloaded the Windows 7 mask. Sigh. Can only hope Windows 9 is a less abysmal failure and comes out soon. If the laptop lasts as long as my previous Satellite (7+ years) I will be very happy.

Not long enough

POSTED BY: Majdoc , Ooltewah, Tn.
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I have no had this unit that long. I do know I do not like Windows 8

Good buy

POSTED BY: silvatungfox , Reseda CA
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

The only reason this laptop did not rate five stars in every category is that the "special" function keys (all the f keys) stopped doing the tasks under the alternate setting and no where is there support to find the cause of this. It was a feature I enjoyed for a couple of weeks that quit working and I am sure I will get used to doing things like volume from the task bar as I used to.

Laptop

POSTED BY: Jet , Normal, IL
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

First laptop I purchased would not initiate. After calling tech support, it was discovered I had a bad hard drive. It would not recognize Windows for the install! I returned that laptop and got another, which started up and installed properly. This was quite an inconvenience, since I wasted at least 3 hours with the first one! (I have started up many computers in the past, so it was not my lack of expertise!)

Sturdy & solid computing.

POSTED BY: DGarland , Charlotte
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Seems sturdy however I had to return the first computer within 15 days so get the warranty. I like it better than my HP which lasted less than 3 years. However, time will tell. I like what Toshiba did with Windows 8 but I am now wishing I got the touch screen. Frequently the cursor unintentionally pulls up the right side panel and the clock when not desired and it obstructs my work.

3rd one I"ve owned

POSTED BY: Browbeat , Clinton, Ar
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

Bought for my wife to use. Only issue, is it was hacked within the first month even though it comes with anti-virus protection. Had to pay to have it cleaned.

Not bad for mid-priced machine

POSTED BY: RAR , San Diego
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

Several keys stick, b, c and s specifically, but not all the time. Speed average, minor gliches with programs like gmail on occasion, more so than with other computers

Worst Laptop Ever

POSTED BY: denstub , Tennessee
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

Junk

MSRP: $769.99

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  • Laptop summary
  • Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM Processor
  • Windows 8
  • 8GB DDR3 1600MHz memory
  • Intel® Integrated Graphics
  • 750GB (5400rpm, Serial ATA)
  • DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)

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