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Toshiba Satellite C655 Series

Toshiba Satellite C655-S5542Processor: AMD E-Series E-240, AMD V-Series V120, Intel Celeron B815
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6310, ATI Radeon HD 4250, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.4kg, 2.5kg
Price: 400, 500 euro
Average Score: 64.29% - average
Average of 7 scores (from 9 reviews)
: - %, performance: 55%, features: - %, display: - %
mobility: 75%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5043

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5043Notebook: Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5043
Processor: AMD V-Series V120
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4250
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5043
Source: Computer Shopper English
Even when money is tight, students still need laptops for school. Heck, even grandparents should own a PC these days. But not all computing needs are created equal, and not every shopper needs a feature-packed fashion accessory. This $449 laptop will suit those with basic computing needs. Note, though: A single-core CPU pushes its performance behind that of its peers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5126

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5126Notebook: Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5126
Processor: AMD E-Series E-240
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6310
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

 

Toshiba Satellite C655D AMD E-240 Fusion APU Notebook Review
Source: PC Perspective English
Yes, the AMD E-240 is slow. But this laptop, the Toshiba Satellite C655, is a nice laptop for the price - and this laptop only exists because AMD has finally produced a competent Atom competitor. The 15.6” display, with its correspondingly large keyboard, is more pleasant to use than your typical 10.1” or 11.6” netbook. If you’re looking for a laptop, but your budget is slim, the Toshiba Satellite C655 should be on your short list.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/14/2011
Preview: Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5126 AMD E-240 15-in Notebook
Source: PC Perspective English
There is a lot to consider when looking at a machine like the Toshiba C655D using the AMD E-240 APU including the performance, usability and battery life. We have already shown a basic look at performance and as you should expect with a single-core variant of the Zacate platform, the speed of the machine doesn't quite live up to the expectations we had. Considering we are using a 15.6-in screen with room for a large-ish battery, that is disappointing. However, performance compared to most of the Atom-based netbooks/notebooks will likely paint this Toshiba in a better light.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/31/2011

 

Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5130

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5130Notebook: Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5130
Processor: AMD E-Series E-240
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6310
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite C655D-S5130 (Model)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

60% Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5130
Source: PC Mag English
The Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5130 laptop has all the limitations of a netbook, like weak processing power and few connectivity ports for peripherals, without the benefits of a netbook's portability and all-day battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
50% Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5130
Source: CNet English
There's a common conception in laptop purchasing that the best values to be had on the bottom end tend to lie in the "doorbuster" 15-incher. While the Toshiba Satellite C655-S5130 cracks the $400 barrier for an affordable 15-inch laptop, this particular AMD Fusion-powered laptop underperforms and underdelivers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 50% performance: 50% mobility: 80%
70% Toshiba Satellite C655D (S5130)
Source: Laptop Mag English
It helps to think of the Toshiba Satellite C655D more as a big netbook than a well-rounded mainstream notebook. At $398 (currently $378 at Walmart), it costs the same as many of those higher-end 10-inch systems, yet it offers a much larger screen and better graphics. Still, consumers must temper their expectations. Even though it has a 15-inch screen, you can't expect it to perform like similarly sized notebooks that cost $150 more. But if you're looking for a very basic laptop and a 10-inch screen is too small for you, the C655D is a pretty good deal.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/17/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Toshiba Satellite C655-S5542

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite C655-S5542Notebook: Toshiba Satellite C655-S5542
Processor: Intel Celeron B815
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite C655-S5542 (Model)

Average Score: 66.67% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

70% Toshiba Satellite C655-S5542 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
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%
60% Toshiba Satellite C655-S5542
Source: CNet English
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%
70% Toshiba Satellite C655-S5542
Source: PC Mag English
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%

 

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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.

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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

ATI Radeon HD 4250: Onboard graphics card (in the RS880M chipset) for AMD processors with Avivo HD support and technically a higher clocked HD 4200.

AMD Radeon HD 6310: Integrated graphics card in the Zacate netbook processors (e.g. E-350 and E-240) featuring an UVD3 video decoder and no dedicated memory.

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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


AMD V-Series:

V120: Entry level single core processor with an integrated DDR3 memory controller. Due to the high clock speed, the CPU should be much faster than Atom CPUs.

AMD E-Series:

E-240: Low power single core processor with an integrated graphics cards. The processor is a about 1/3 faster than a similar clocked Atom processor and the GPU part about as fast as an Nvidia ION (2).

Intel Celeron:

B815:

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, ...). 


15.6: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.4 kg:

This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.5 kg:


64.29%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-02-21 (Update: 2012-05-26)