Toshiba Satellite L755D-S5162 15.6-Inch Laptop

Editor rating

4.2/5 on July 11, 2016

User's rating

69 reviews

PROS

  • Good battery life
  • Superb graphics and HD images
  • High performance
  • Doesn’t overheat

CONS

  • Lacks a volume control button on the keyboard
  • Faulty BIOS (basic input/output system)
  • Heavy

 

 

VERDICT

Excellent value for money, the Satellite L755D-S5162 is perfect for students and light users.

The Satellite L755D-S55162 is equipped with high performance features for gaming capability. Together with a great battery life, this laptop is a surprisingly good combination of high performance and mobility. It is built with the latest AMD A-series processor making it perfect for multiple tasks and entertainment functions.

Features

  • 5 GHz AMD A Series Processor for high performance
  • 4GB SO-DIMM RAM (Random Access Memory)
  • AMD Radeon HD 6520G graphics coprocessor for exceptional HD multimedia and gaming experience
  • 640GB 5400RPM Hard Drive for storage data
  • 6-inch screen size and 1366 x 768 pixels resolution for clear and wide-angled images and videos
  • Operating Software (OS): Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Average battery life: 5.07 hours
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 USB 3.0 port, and 1 audio port for external device connections
  • Weight: 5.3 pounds
  • Color: Silver
  • Includes web cam for video calls, and DVD Super Multi DL optical drive for CD and DVD reading and burning

Pros

  • Good battery life

This laptop unit can last over 5 hours of continuous work. This is a great benefit especially if you need to work in remote areas without electricity. This adds portability to the unit because you can work anywhere without depending on power outlets. This fits best to those users who are always on the go, but still want to stay connected with the internet.

  • Superb graphics and HD images

The AMD Radeon graphics coprocessor contributes to the superb graphics quality of this unit. With this feature, you can watch videos in HD quality. This makes your gaming experience better as excellent graphics are displayed, enhancing your immersion in the game. You can fully enjoy the excellent graphics with its large 15.6” screen size.

  • High performance

The AMD A Series processor built in this unit allows you to achieve high performance. Windows loads faster and applications respond easily with the boost of speed made possible by its processor. It can also handle the large demands of games and multitasking works, like video playback, research, and web browsing.

  • Doesn’t overheat

Most laptops tend to overheat after a long period of use. Fortunately, this unit stays cool, even if you have spent a great deal of time working on it. This is a great benefit as you avoid the future problem of a toasted motherboard. You avoid the risk of damaging significant internal parts, extending its life for longer use.

Cons

  • Lacks a volume control button on the keyboard

Some customers reported that the laptop’s keyboard has no volume control button. This makes it super reliant to the mouse control. It could have been better if there was a designated volume control on the keyboard for more ease of use. Actually, you can control the volume on the keyboard by using the FN buttons. Just press FN+3 and FN+4 to turn the volume up and down.

  • Faulty BIOS (basic input/output system)

A few customers noted that they unfortunately purchased a unit with a faulty BIOS. This was noticed when the display didn’t resume and stayed dark after waking it after putting it into sleep mode. If you can hear a low sound from the hard disk, then a faulty BIOS is the culprit. If ever you face this problem, you can fix this problem by updating the BIOS yourself or ask for help from a professional.

  • A bit heavy

Some customers complained that the unit is a bit heavy for their preference. At 5.3 pounds, or 2.4 kilograms, this unit could surely be a little heavy if you carry it in your backpack. You may feel its heaviness at first, but you can get used to it in the long run. However, if you want a lightweight model, then you can try the Toshiba CB35-B3340 13.3 Inch Chromebook, which only weighs around 2.95 pounds.

Verdict

The Satellite L755D-S55162 is a great value for your money. With its price, you get a high performance processor and excellent graphics quality. If you are into games, then this unit is good for you. This unit can also handle multitasking functions making it highly recommended for heavy laptop users.

Comparison with other products

As compared to Toshiba CB35-B3340 Chromebook, the Satellite L755D-S55162 uses a Windows 7 Home Premium while its rival uses Chrome as operating software. Although the Satellite L755D-S55162 can be heavier and has a shorter battery life than its rival, it has better graphics and performance.

In comparison to Toshiba Satellite L755D-S5363 laptop, the Satellite L755D-S55162 has the same processor and screen size. However, the L755D-S55162 could be slightly better in terms of hard drive storage. While L755D-S5363 offers 500GB, the L755D-S5363 offers 650GB. The L755D-S5363 also offers a 3.0 USB port which the other model lacks. This makes it able to connect to any electronic device.

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