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Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5196 16-Inch Laptop from @Staples Review

 

Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5196 16-Inch Laptop (AMD Dual-Core E1-1200 Accelerated Processor, 4GB DDR3 Memory, 500GB Hard Drive, Windows 8) Satin Black TraxThe Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5196 16 inch laptop from Staples is outfitted with an AMD Dual-Core E-1200 1.4 GHz 1MB processor, as well as 4GB of DDR3 memory which is expandable to 16GB. It comes with a 500 GB 5400 RPM hard drive, and comes with Windows 8 as an operating system. The laptop itself has a 15.6 inch diagonal widescreen display, which comes at 1366 x 768 native resolution. It also comes with an AMD Radeon HD 7310 graphics card.

The laptop comes with 3 USB 2.0 slots and a one year warranty. The weight of the laptop itself is around 5.5 pounds depending on the final configuration, and also comes with an HD webcam, microphone, and built in stereo speakers. The laptop has WiFi and Bluetooth capability, and comes with an optical drive for DVDs.

Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5196 16-Inch Laptop (AMD Dual-Core E1-1200 Accelerated Processor, 4GB DDR3 Memory, 500GB Hard Drive, Windows 8) Satin Black Trax 2

 

The performance of the Toshiba Satellite in terms of watching high definition movies is not incredibly strong. The graphics capabilities of the laptop are somewhat limited by a variety of factors. While 4GB of RAM should be enough to run multiple applications, the processor will likely be the bottleneck in terms of data processing, and may mean slowing down during heavy loads.

 

The AMD HD 7310 graphics card is also a low-medium end mobile graphics card that can support minimal settings in most games. Most importantly, the 1366 x 768 native resolution is not optimal for viewing high definition movies, particularly due to the amount of widescreen devices present currently.

THE VERDICT

The Toshiba Satellite is optimal for users that want an affordable laptop to fulfill basic data and word processing, as well as internet and video viewing. The AMD E-1200 dual core processor is average in performance but enough for creating documents and surfing the internet. It also draws less power than Intel chips, so laptops would have more battery life and be more mobile. The laptop is also relatively light, at 5 pounds and 16 inches diagonally, meaning that users can carry it around as a mobile workstation.

These factors favor the Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5196 16 inch laptop as a mobile workstation for documents and internet instead of intensive entertainment center.

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The Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5196 16 inch laptopis now available at Staples.

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Full disclosure, Staples provided me with this Toshiba laptop to review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. To see their full line of laptops, visit Staples.com

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  1. Angela @ About A Mom

    This would be great for one of the kids. I need to pick up another laptop now that the kids use the computer so much for homework.

  2. I have a Toshiba laptop and I must admit that I have been pretty pleased with it. I think it is about 3 years old and still going strong. 🙂

  3. Great review. I am actually looking to get a new laptop and this review helps a lot. I was torn between a Toshiba and a HP but I think Toshiba wins.

  4. Thanks for sharing I love getting my laptops at Staples they offer so many great options for all needs!

  5. This laptop has lots of bells and whistles! I could use a new laptop BADLY! My poor laptop right now is slow and overheats! This is a really nice one, I am going to have to consider! Now I just need some money! 🙂

  6. We actually had a Toshiba for our first laptop and it lasted quite awhile. When it was time to get another one we went with HP this time around. I would definitely get another Toshiba in the future though. I’m sure my oldest daughter will need one of her own sooner than later.

  7. Thanks, I have been shopping around for a new laptop!
    Mitch

  8. Awesome review, thank you! This actually sounds perfect for our needs right now so I will definitely be checking out Staples!

  9. Thanks for the info. Sounds like it would be a great option for the kiddos! Will have to check out Staples selection next time we are in the market.

  10. This would definitely be great for my daughter as she goes back to college.

  11. Scott

    We use Excede satellite internet with this laptop, it takes about 30minutes to setup, and works well. Just point south with a clear view of the sky and you are set! It’s great to have if you are RV’ing and are in the middle of nowhere as it’s a great distraction. The laptop itself is pretty fast for it’s price as well considering we usually purchase Asus computers.

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