Toshiba Satellite C655-S5542
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite C655-S5542
Source: Laptop Mag
Compared with many of the notebooks we review, the Toshiba Satellite C655-S5542 offers mediocre performance and graphics. But for those who only need a system for simple tasks such as surfing the Web, checking Facebook and writing documents, this $399 system gets the job done at an almost irresistible price. If you can spend a few more bucks, we recommend the $479 HP Pavilion g6x, which has a second-gen Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB 5,400-rpm hard drive, as well as four color options. However, the Satellite C655-S5542 is good choice for those on a tighter budget.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/18/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
How little can you get away with spending on a midsize 15-inch laptop? According to Toshiba, it's $399, the price of the 15.6-inch Satellite C655-S5542. If you're still considering an Intel Celeron processor for a midsize laptop in 2012, the Toshiba Satellite C655-S5542 at least turns on and lets you surf the Web, if slowly.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/17/2012
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 60% mobility: 70%
Source: PC Mag
We think the Acer Aspire 5349-2635's fourth gigabyte of RAM, third USB 2.0 port, HDMI port, and $50 lower price outweigh the Toshiba Satellite C655-S5542's Bluetooth, so we're keeping the Acer as our Editors' Choice in the under-$500 category. But the Satellite is a solid contender for shoppers on a tight budget—as if there were any other kind of shoppers in this segment.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/30/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
Entry level dual core processor for laptops with integrated graphics card (faster compared to the similar Celeron B810) and reduced features of the Sandy Bridge core (no Turbo Boost, AES, ...).
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a multinational conglomerate manufacturing company, headquartered in Japan. The company's main business is in Infrastructure, Consumer Products, and Electronic devices and components. Toshiba-made Semiconductors are among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders. Toshiba is one of the biggest international notebook-manufacturer. There exist many reviews for Toshiba models.
66.67%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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