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Whether you're a master multitasker, entertainment buff, or multimedia maniac, the Satellite S855D covers all the bases. High-performance and loaded with amenities, the Satellite S855D makes a bold statement from the inside out with its Ice Blue Brushed Aluminum finish. The 15.6-inch HD display gives you loads of screen real estate, and you'll also enjoy excellent audio reproduction thanks to the chambered stereo speakers and SRS Premium Sound HD technology.
Now loaded with Windows 8, the Satellite S855 is better than ever because now you can take advantage of its sizable display and large, intuitive touchpad with modern gesture support to navigate the exciting new Windows 8 tiles interface and apps. Step up to a new operating system, fast processing power and better graphics options and get tried, true and tested Toshiba innovation.
This Satellite S855D (model S855D-S5148) is packed with powerful computing resources, including a SuperMulti drive that can burn a plethora of disc formats, and plenty of ports and storage to give you the freedom to expand, or hold more files and media. Expand and share with plenty of ports, including an HDMI video output and USB 3.0 ports.
Take Advantage of Windows 8
Be ready to take advantage of the next big revolution in PC computing: Windows 8. The new Start screen has all of the information you care about in one place, such as your contacts, the weather, and the next appointment on your calendar. Start Page is a completely reinvented interface with interactive tiles that remain up-front and center–and they dynamically change and update in real-time.
With the power and innovation of your new Windows 8 Toshiba PC, you get apps that are always on and easily accessible from your Start screen. You'll also get new, built-in apps for the things you do most, like new Microsoft Mail, Calendar, SkyDrive, Photos, People, and Messaging.
On your Microsoft 8 Toshiba PC, the Charms bar replaces the Start button, offering quick access to search, sharing features, devices and settings. Enjoy the convenience of seeing everything front and center, right where you need it.
The Toshiba Satellite S855, powered by Windows 8 (see larger image).
Premium raised keyboard (see larger image).
Full-size keyboard with 10-key pad (view larger).
AMD A10-4600M Accelerated Processor
The most powerful AMD accelerated processing unit (APU) yet, the second-generation A10-4600M is optimized for Windows 8 and features 384 Radeon Cores 2.0, allowing you to run multiple programs at once without slowing down. Now you can run multiple programs at once, experience HD entertainment with breathtaking visuals on your laptop and edit and share HD photos and videos in record time. Thanks to AMD Turbo CORE Max, the processor automatically scales performance on demand to provide extra performance when you need it most.
Experience HD entertainment with breathtaking visuals on your laptop, edit, and share HD photos and videos in record time and enjoy immersive 3D gaming. With next-generation AMD Radeon HD 7660G graphics, photos, movies, and games will be smoother, crisper, and sharper overall. It also offers AMD HD3D Technology, enabling an outstanding 3D experience for movies, photos, and gaming content. AMD's Quick Stream 3 uses the power of the APU's graphics capabilities to enable fast, smooth streaming video over the Internet.
Super speed USB 3.0 with Sleep and Charge.
Touchpad with multi-touch control.
Premium Raised-Tile Keyboard
Not all keyboards are created equal. The premium raised-tile keyboard on select laptops sets itself apart because it's handsomely handy. Whether you're doing homework, writing a letter or updating your social status, it makes typing more comfortable.
Touchpad with Multi-Touch Control
Now it's easier to peruse web pages, work with long documents, and show off photos with the larger touchpad, which supports the new Windows 8 Modern gestures like scrolling and pinch zoom–giving you the freedom and fluidity or movement as of a touch tablet or smartphone.
Super-speed USB 3.0 Port
Your technology collection is getting bigger and faster. Fortunately, your laptop can keep up with the best of them, thanks to built-in USB 3.0 ports. You'll not only get much quicker transfer speeds, but your USB 3.0 devices won't require a separate power cable either, unlike eSATA technology.
USB Sleep and Charge
Another Toshiba innovation, USB Sleep and Charge lets you power your smartphone and other devices even when the laptop's asleep or off. It's perfect for travelers and gear heads. And it's a great way to charge a dead device when you carry your PC around.
With support for Full 1080p HD video and sound, the HDMI connection on your PC lets you enjoy high-end multimedia on the go, or at home on your big screen TV.
Toshiba Resolution+ Video Enhancement Technology
Make older movies, photos and clips look a lot better on your HDTV or HD laptop screen–with Toshiba Resolution+ technology. It's an exclusive innovation that converts standard definition DVD movies and instantly improves sharpness and color in real time for a picture that looks and feels more like HD.
Here's how it works: Color Correction and RGB Gamma improve brightness, color saturation, contrast and hue. Next, Advanced Color Image fine-tunes environmental and character colors, like sky, grass, leaves and skin, to give these images a more natural appearance.
15.6-inch TruBrite LED-backlit display with 1366 x 768 resolution for native HD 720p viewing
2.3 GHz AMD A10-4600M quad-core processor (3.2 GHz with AMD Turbo Core Technology 3.0; 4 MB L2 cache)
1 TB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)
8 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1600 MHz; 16 GB maximum)
AMD Radeon HD 7660G graphics with AMD HD3D and AMD HD Media Accelerator technologies, plus support for Microsoft DirectX 11 games
8x SuperMulti CD/DVD drive with support for 11 formats
HD webcam and microphone for instant
Built-in stereo speakers with SRS Premium Sound HD audio enhancement
Dimensions and Weight: 14.96 x 9.53 x 1.31 inches (WxDxH); 5.5 pounds
Wireless & Networking Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks. Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
Connectivity & Expansion 2 super-speed USB 3.0 ports 1 standard USB 2.0 ports (with Sleep and Charge capabilities) HDMI audio/video output with support for Full HD 1080p high-definition video. VGA video output (analog, RGB) Multi-format memory card reader compatible with Secure Digital, SDHC, SDXC, miniSD, microSD, Multi Media Card (shared slot; may require adapter for use) Microphone and headphone jacks
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Ice Blue Brushed Aluminum finish (view larger).
What's in the Box
This package contains the Toshiba Satellite S855D-S5148 notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions. It's backed by a 1-year limited warranty.
Head-turning good looks, high-powered performance (view larger).
Preloaded Software Toshiba eco Utility. When it comes to helping the environment, every amp, volt and watt counts. Equipped with the power-saving eco Utility, this laptop helps you use electricity wisely through improved power management. With just a click, you can quickly adjust the settings and power plan of your laptop, and monitor your ongoing power usage.
It also comes with the following software: Microsoft Office (trial); Internet Explorer 10; Microsoft Essentials; Norton Internet Security 2013 (30-day trial); Norton Online Backup (30-day trial); Norton Anti-Theft (60-day trial); WildTangent Games Console
Toshiba's commitment to sustainability shines through all aspects of our business: Greening of Process, Greening of Products and Greening by Technology. Our long-term commitment, Environmental Vision 2050, helps reduce overall carbon emissions over the next three decades. Toshiba also adheres to worldwide environmental guidelines, insists our suppliers do the same and offers innovative take-back programs to ensure proper end-of-life product disposition. Energy Star 5.0 certified Gold EPEAT designation for meeting standards to help reduce its environmental impact. RoHS compliant effectively reducing the environmental impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances
Learn more about Toshiba's environmental commitment.
Toshiba Dynadock U3.0 Universal USB Connect Docking Station
Toshiba's Dynadock U3.0 universal USB connect docking station links all your electronic devices to your laptop–peripherals, external monitor, and sound system–with just a single USB 3.0 cable. It includes six USB ports (four USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0), Gigabit Ethernet port, mic and headphone jacks, HDMI output, and a DVI video output–plus support for dual displays.
Toshiba Canvio Plus USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drives
Available in a number of capacities, Toshiba's Canvio USB 3.0 portable external hard drives are designed to be the most hassle-free back-up solution. With everything you need right in the box, they are the ultimate combination of storage, convenience, and style.
Toshiba 14-inch USB Mobile LCD Monitor
Unpack the Toshiba 14-inch USB Mobile LCD Monitor and you'll get a big 14 diagonal inches of instant screen "real estate"—brought to you in brilliant 1366 x 768 HD resolution. Under three pounds and less than one inch thick, this ultra-portable monitor is designed to fit in most standard laptop bags. It also comes with a dual-purpose custom-fitted carrying case.
Toshiba Extreme Backpack
Versatile, lightweight, and durable, the Toshiba Extreme Backpack offers five separate compartments–including a padded compartment that protects laptops with a screen up to 15.6 inches. It also includes a music player pouch with ear bud access.
Toshiba Wireless Mouse
The Toshiba Nano Wireless Laser Mouse gives you precise cursor movement and accuracy without the wires. It features a nano receiver, convenient scroll wheel, programmable buttons, and Tilt-Wheel technology. The nano receiver is small enough to be left in the USB port or stored inside the mouse when not in use.
Toshiba AC Adapter
A second AC adapter at home and/or at work makes power access convenient and tailored to your needs. Also keep one in your carrying case at all times and never be without an AC adapter when you travel.
I received the laptop yesterday, and I’m totally thrilled with the features and performance!!
I’m pleasantly surprised by how cool the laptop runs and the feel of the keyboard. It does a fantastic job of venting the heat out the side of the laptop – you can sit this comfortably on your lap for hours. The keyboard is soft and responsive – very comfortable to type on – and even includes a dedicated numeric keypad (which I tend to use frequently). Normally when I use a laptop, I’ll plug in a USB keyboard when I need to do some number-crunching. I don’t need one on the Toshiba.
At this price, I expected some things to be skimped on. Toshiba really didn’t cut any corners, this is a quality laptop. Even the tiniest details, such as having USB ports on both sides of the laptop.
I’m not thrilled with Windows 8, but that’s not Toshiba’s fault. First thing I did after going through the initial setup was to install Classic Shell, a free application that gives you the look and feel of Windows 7. That takes care of most of the complaints I have with Windows 8, but it’s easy to accidentally bring up the Windows 8 shell. Eventually, Microsoft plans on releasing Windows 8.1, which is supposed to give you the option of a Windows 7 shell. I’m hoping that’s a free upgrade from Windows 8.
I don’t like the touchpad mouse much, but I haven’t met a touchpad I like. It’s no worse than any other laptop, I just don’t like them. I’ll likely get a trackball to plug in for when I’m sitting at a desk.
The webcam and sound are excellent for videoconferencing, and fairly good for music playback and watching movies. It would be hard to find much better sound on a laptop, but I prefer more bass for music and movies, so I plug in headphones for media playback. Conveniently, the headphone and microphone jacks are located at the very front of the right side of the laptop.
Given the performance, the design quality and the price, you really can’t go wrong with this laptop.
Video performance is fine when playing Youtube @ 720p, but there is minor, intermittent stuttering at 1080p over HDMI. Of course, that’s irrelevant to most people; even I only did it as a test of the A10.
For people seeking a general PC, a PC to do lighter gaming, or an HTPC, this is an excellent choice. The A10 isn’t bringing serious muscle to the table, however, and if you’re wanting to play games that require muscle, find something with a discreet video card.
In the Windows Experience index, the lowest scoring component of this machine is it’s hard drive, which is no surprise since it’s a slow spinner. I didn’t have any issues with general performance, but if you’re looking to upgrade this machine, that’s the component you’d want to target, either with an SSD or a faster (and probably smaller) HDD.
I purchased this machine for my daughter as a general PC that she could do light gaming and some HTPC on, but primarily for her school work.
There are some cons, though they are general ones and not specific to this Laptop:
Battery life is at a premium. I left it unplugged, unused for 3 days (was with family) and it was fully dead when I returned. Windows 8 does not automatically close apps (games and such) when you leave them, but that is not a huge deal. I also highly recommend getting a carry-case because this thing DOES not react well to falling.
Still though. Best laptop I have had since I started using them.
-Price: For the hardware in the machine, it was a hell of a deal
-Specs: 8gb, and a 2.3 quad core processor can handle everything
-Size: 15.6" screen seems PERFECT for a laptop, I have looked at ones that were 14" and 17". 15.6" really seems perfect.
-Sound: While watching a movie, or listening to music the sound was incredible for laptop speakers.
-Quality: The laptop was very well built. The keys are nice, with them being a little raised, its a lot easier to type, and have a num-pad as well is very convenient.
-Graphics: As long as you are not trying to play games on max settings, its runs very smooth. Some games came pre installed with the computer, and was able to run them with no problem on decent settings, Also access to the "Store" in windows 8 (much like the Play Store, or App Store or phones) makes getting games and trying them out easy as can be.
-Quality: While the keyboards very nice, the bezel around the screen seems like it could very easily break, also the SD slow has no cover, I figured one would so that dust, etc. could not get in, sadly not the case.
-Touchpad: While being able to pinch and zoom is nice, the touchpad is a bit of a pain (but I personally have never liked touchpads). While trying to setup the start screen it kept zooming in and out, but after a while you can tweak with it, and make it to your liking.
-Windows 8: While once you learn it, its great, it would have been nice had they given you some kind of instructional video, or demo when setting it up, There was nothing. You got stuck with this big wall of Start and unless you look up yourself, or are a little Tech Savvy, you are going to have some problems (This is not as issue about the laptop at all, but Windows)
Overall: I think the laptop is amazing. Its able to handle everything I throw at it. Light gaming, working, using it for misc. uses. If looking to upgrade your computer, I would highly recommend it. I searched for a while before I decided with this one, and saw the price go up and down from $400-$600. I dont see the computer needing to be upgraded anytime soon, and having a USB port to charge devices while the computer off is great. If you decide to get one of these, you will not regret it, and will love the decision.