Toshiba Satellite C855-S5194 Silver 15.6" Notebook

2.5 GHz Intel Core i3 3120M, 6 GB DDR3, 640 GB HDD, DVD±RW DL, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Windows 8, LED Backlight - MPN: PSCBLU066003
Product Details
Description
Basic power, portability, and performance, the Toshiba Satellite C855 gives you everything you could ask for -- all at a great price. Equipped with a sizeable 15.6-inch TruBrite widescreen display, it also features a large touchpad with multi-touch gestures control that leverages the speed and fluidity of Windows 8 and its interactive tiles interface. This versatile laptop proves you don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy a wealth of essential features for web browsing, socializing, emailing, entertainment, and multitasking. / Expand and share your entertainment with essential ports -- including HDMI and USB 3.0 -- and stay in touch with family and friends using the HD webcam. You'll also be able to work faster with the full-size keyboard and 10-key pad. / Intel Core i3 Processor: The visibly smart, 3rd generation Intel Core i3 processor provides amazing performance and stunning visuals. Effortlessly move between applications with smart multitasking delivered by Intel Hyper-Threading Technology. Experience your movies, photos, and games smoothly and seamlessly with a suite of visual enhancements built into the processor--no extra hardware required. Get a difference in your performance that you can truly see and feel. / 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. 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.
Quick Glance
Laptop Type Notebook
Operating System Windows 8
Included Network Card IEEE 802.11b/g/n, Fast Ethernet
Display Type TruBrite LED Backlight
Included Drives DVD-RAM/R/RW
Interface Connection 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0, HDMI Yes, VGA Yes, Ethernet RJ-45 Yes, Audio Line In Yes, Audio Line Out Yes
Video Chipset Intel HD 4000
Processor Class Intel Core i3
Green Compliance RoHS, ENERGY STAR, EPEAT Gold
User Reviews
Awesome Overall Performance!
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I got this laptop about 8 months ago, and was a little hesitant about Windows 8. Needless to say, I kinda got used to it and don't notice the difference between Windows 7 and 8. PERFORMANCE _________________________ I use the Adobe Production Premium suite daily, and was a little worried about the i3 processor. Having the computer now, the 2.5GHZ processor handles video and graphic work just fine. Upgrading the ram to 16GB also increases its performance, but is not necessary. OVERALL ___________________ If you want a computer for ever day, and even some heavier tasks, this computer is the one for you!

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awesome laptop
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

The laptop is quite good but only the keys are so delicate as they are not well built But laptop is awesome for the price

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Broke first week !
1 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

So, the first time this laptop froze during the first week, I turned it over to turn it off and remove the battery for a cold force reboot, and I saw the bottom of the case was cracked. It never came back online@ Mighty pricey for five days' use !

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Toshiba Satellite C855-S5194 Laptop
1 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I am happy with the laptop overall, but the sound quality and volume is horrible, way below acceptable and totally unusable for Skype or listening to music.

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Complete mistake I won't make again
1 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Problem 1: touch pad stopped working. After much searching and playing with setting, finally I was able to get the touch pad working again. Fortunately, I happened to have a USB wireless mouse to navigate with--something I don't always carry with me, otherwise I would have been dead in the water. Automatically disabling the touchpad is a feature I didn't ask for--and one I do not appreciate. Problem 2: Wi-Fi stopped working. Though every diagnostic I ran showed that the adpater was functioning normally. I could not connect to any Wi Fi, not even my home network. A number of retries proved futile--the task bar would display balloon text informing me that there were networks available, but going to the network display (from MS 8 side bar) showed no networks were detected. Eventually, I gave up and did a refresh on the PC. Problem 3: After the refresh, even though the process declared that it would not change my files, every piece of installed software, Kaspersky, Adobe X, Photoshop, MS Office, even my Firefox browser had been removed. In other words, except for the operating system I have to completely reinstall every piece of software I own. The only good news is that magically, without any prompting the Wi Fi adapter recognized there was a network available and automatically connected--even though I had specifically specified to connect manually. At least I can browse the web until I can finish re-installing everyting. I have experienced more problems with this Toshiba laptop in the 3 months I have owned it than I experienced in the last 4-years with the Dell laptop I had hoped the new laptop would replace. To be fair--the Toshiba is lighter, the display is crisp, and it is faster--when it works. But as it is part of my business, it has to work, and I simply can't count on it.

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6 months of light use and..
1 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

it's falling apart. litterally. screws are coming loose, hinges are pushing it apart. Seems to be a common problem. But they won't fix it.

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good laptop
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

For the price you have and excellent computer.

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Problems with keyboard
3 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I was surprised and disappointed because I received my laptop with the keyboard loose. I made a claim to the seller and he only gave me 25USD as refund.

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Great Laptop
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I really like this laptop. It is very fast in starting up and shutting down. My last laptop was a Dell and I could not get the darn thing to shut-down properly. This one seems lighting fast compared to that one.

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First Laptop
3 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This is the first time I've purchased a laptop. Why is the touch pad & control buttons off to the left & not centered? I've used other laptops & they are centered. Even my friend commented on it's location.

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Product Details
Description
Basic power, portability, and performance, the Toshiba Satellite C855 gives you everything you could ask for -- all at a great price. Equipped with a sizeable 15.6-inch TruBrite widescreen display, it also features a large touchpad with multi-touch gestures control that leverages the speed and fluidity of Windows 8 and its interactive tiles interface. This versatile laptop proves you don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy a wealth of essential features for web browsing, socializing, emailing, entertainment, and multitasking. / Expand and share your entertainment with essential ports -- including HDMI and USB 3.0 -- and stay in touch with family and friends using the HD webcam. You'll also be able to work faster with the full-size keyboard and 10-key pad. / Intel Core i3 Processor: The visibly smart, 3rd generation Intel Core i3 processor provides amazing performance and stunning visuals. Effortlessly move between applications with smart multitasking delivered by Intel Hyper-Threading Technology. Experience your movies, photos, and games smoothly and seamlessly with a suite of visual enhancements built into the processor--no extra hardware required. Get a difference in your performance that you can truly see and feel. / 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. 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.
Quick Glance
Laptop Type Notebook
Operating System Windows 8
Included Network Card IEEE 802.11b/g/n, Fast Ethernet
Display Type TruBrite LED Backlight
Included Drives DVD-RAM/R/RW
Interface Connection 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0, HDMI Yes, VGA Yes, Ethernet RJ-45 Yes, Audio Line In Yes, Audio Line Out Yes
Video Chipset Intel HD 4000
Processor Class Intel Core i3
Green Compliance RoHS, ENERGY STAR, EPEAT Gold
Summary
Product Title Toshiba Satellite C855-S5194 Silver 15.6" Notebook
Manufacturer Toshiba
Lowest Price $396.97 from Tech for Less
Power Score 4.0 | 191 Reviews
Processor
Cache Size: 3 MB
Number of Processor Cores: Dual-Core
Processor Speed: 2.50 GHz
Memory
Installed Memory: 6 GB
Memory Technology: DDR3 SDRAM
Maximum Memory: 16 GB
System
Input Devices: TouchPad
Slots: Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), miniSD Card, microSD Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Display
Display Size: 15.6 in
Max Resolution: 1366 x 768 (WXGA)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Storage
Hard Drive Capacity: 640 GB
Number of Hard Drives Included: 1
Features
Number of Cells: 6-cell
Battery Life: 4.10 Hour
Included Devices: Built-In Microphone Yes, Built-In Webcam Yes
General
Color: Mercury Silver
Dimensions
Height: 1.3 in
Weight: 5.40 lbs
Width: 15 in
Depth: 9.5 in
Warranty
Warranty Information: 1 Year
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Bus Speed: 5 GT/s
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User Reviews
Awesome Overall Performance!
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I got this laptop about 8 months ago, and was a little hesitant about Windows 8. Needless to say, I kinda got used to it and don't notice the difference between Windows 7 and 8. PERFORMANCE _________________________ I use the Adobe Production Premium suite daily, and was a little worried about the i3 processor. Having the computer now, the 2.5GHZ processor handles video and graphic work just fine. Upgrading the ram to 16GB also increases its performance, but is not necessary. OVERALL ___________________ If you want a computer for ever day, and even some heavier tasks, this computer is the one for you!

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awesome laptop
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

The laptop is quite good but only the keys are so delicate as they are not well built But laptop is awesome for the price

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Broke first week !
1 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

So, the first time this laptop froze during the first week, I turned it over to turn it off and remove the battery for a cold force reboot, and I saw the bottom of the case was cracked. It never came back online@ Mighty pricey for five days' use !

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Toshiba Satellite C855-S5194 Laptop
1 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I am happy with the laptop overall, but the sound quality and volume is horrible, way below acceptable and totally unusable for Skype or listening to music.

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Complete mistake I won't make again
1 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Problem 1: touch pad stopped working. After much searching and playing with setting, finally I was able to get the touch pad working again. Fortunately, I happened to have a USB wireless mouse to navigate with--something I don't always carry with me, otherwise I would have been dead in the water. Automatically disabling the touchpad is a feature I didn't ask for--and one I do not appreciate. Problem 2: Wi-Fi stopped working. Though every diagnostic I ran showed that the adpater was functioning normally. I could not connect to any Wi Fi, not even my home network. A number of retries proved futile--the task bar would display balloon text informing me that there were networks available, but going to the network display (from MS 8 side bar) showed no networks were detected. Eventually, I gave up and did a refresh on the PC. Problem 3: After the refresh, even though the process declared that it would not change my files, every piece of installed software, Kaspersky, Adobe X, Photoshop, MS Office, even my Firefox browser had been removed. In other words, except for the operating system I have to completely reinstall every piece of software I own. The only good news is that magically, without any prompting the Wi Fi adapter recognized there was a network available and automatically connected--even though I had specifically specified to connect manually. At least I can browse the web until I can finish re-installing everyting. I have experienced more problems with this Toshiba laptop in the 3 months I have owned it than I experienced in the last 4-years with the Dell laptop I had hoped the new laptop would replace. To be fair--the Toshiba is lighter, the display is crisp, and it is faster--when it works. But as it is part of my business, it has to work, and I simply can't count on it.

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6 months of light use and..
1 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

it's falling apart. litterally. screws are coming loose, hinges are pushing it apart. Seems to be a common problem. But they won't fix it.

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good laptop
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

For the price you have and excellent computer.

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Problems with keyboard
3 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I was surprised and disappointed because I received my laptop with the keyboard loose. I made a claim to the seller and he only gave me 25USD as refund.

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Great Laptop
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I really like this laptop. It is very fast in starting up and shutting down. My last laptop was a Dell and I could not get the darn thing to shut-down properly. This one seems lighting fast compared to that one.

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First Laptop
3 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This is the first time I've purchased a laptop. Why is the touch pad & control buttons off to the left & not centered? I've used other laptops & they are centered. Even my friend commented on it's location.

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My Toshiba Lapto
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

There are several things I love about my Toshiba Laptop. I love that it warns me that I have the cap lock on & that it has the numbers on the side & top of keyboard. What I don't like it the feel of it. I prefer a smooth surface rather than one that has a pattern on it. Still trying to get use to it. Have not had it long enough to make a definite decision on whether I would buy a Toshiba again.

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A Great Value
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Easy to learn how to use.This is my first laptop and first time with windows 8.I like the desktop being like what I'm use to and find windows 8 to be very easy after using a short time.I mostly use it for pictures,music,and basic things.The Wi-Fi works perfectly.Also it boots up very fast,better than my desktop PC. The only low point is the sound quality from the built in speakers,but it sounds great when connected to another amp. Cannot beat this laptop for the money when getting it on sale.

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WORSE LAPTOP
1 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I DO NOT LIKE THIS LAPTOP. IT IS VERY HARD TO NAVIGATE. IT SHOULD NOT TAKE 3 STEPS TO TURN OFF THE COMPUTER. I AM AN SENIOR CITIZEN, BUT HAVE BEEN USING COMPUTERS SINCE MY FIRST CPU COMPUTER OR ARTARI. THIS IS THE WORSE SYSTEM EVEN. IT SHOULD BE EASIER. EVEN MY TECH SAVVY SON HAS HAD TO WORK SOME TO UNDERSTAND IT. THERE HAS TO BE A BETTER WAY.

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coul use some modifications
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

on/off button should be lighted or colored hard to see Also DVD drawer hard to open to low to reach comfortably

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My Laptop
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

The Mouse Pad is stiff and rough, I had to solve the problem with a wireless mouse. The keyboard is sifff and terrible. you have to pound the keys to type and even then not every key responds I am on my computer all day in a small business and I DO NOT like having to constantly go back and put the letters in that the keyboard skips or does not respond to being typed. My hands hurt from having to pound so hard when typing.

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Solid Value Laptop
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Works as advertised; value is excellent!

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Ugh!
2 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I can't figure out why this computer won't let me type! I either have to press down real hard on the key a few times and I have to continuously go back and retype a word as the key I pressed doesn't type. Too quick to move to a new window.

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OK
3 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Haven't had it long enough, but can say it lacks a lot of programs my past laptop had. Now I have to purchase programs if I want them.

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Very good laptop
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

My laptop as exceeded my expectations.

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Laptop OK, Operating System not!
3 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Although the Toshiba product is a great piece of equipment, the Windows 8 operating system for this unit is junk! Windows 8 was designed for a touch screen system. Microsoft is knowledgeable enough to understand that if a computer is using a mouse and a keyboard Windows 7 should be still available. But they are smarter than the average bear, so most of us with these laptops are very irritated. In fact I am so upset that I actually paid the money necessary to repair my original Acer laptop. Reinstalled the original Windows 7 and started over!! Put the Toshiba unit in mothballs, for now. I and a few friends, I know with the new Windows 8 Operating system hate it. I mean really disgusted.. Not happy, at all. In fact I think it is a total waste of my money!!

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Terrific laptop
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I was aprehensive about Windows 8, but so far I've been very pleased with the computer and have managed relatively well with it.

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Wonderful computer
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Full featured, fast, sturdy construction. Great screen and good battery life. The most computer for the money in its class.

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Great value - performance
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Extremely fast start-up from the boot, easy to switch from WIN 8 view to Classic Desktop look and feel. Very fast with 6 GB of RAM and i3 processor, pleased with the processing speed running internet and PPT slides. What I don't like...WIN 8 pulls from the upper corners when in a Classic view mode. I hate this, if I want WIN 8 put a button on the bottom and I'll hit it. This feature causes WIN 8 screen to pull out if not careful....am I whining a little bit? Maybe, this is not a fault but a irritation with WIN 8, not a knock on the laptop.

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For the price a very good value
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

The only down side I have to mention is the pre-loaded trial software should never be added. The customer should decide what virus and security software they prefer to load themselves. Otherwise I love my new Toshiba it is replacing one I've had for 7 years

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Good equipment for the price
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I looked at several laptops. this was the best value, and I have been completely satisfied with it.

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Love this laptop, best ever used
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I have used a friends dell win8 and did not like it. I love my Toshiba it is the best laptop I have ever used.

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My Second Toshiba Laptop
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I love my new Toshiba Satellite C855 Laptop Computer. It is fast and responsive with great battery life. I stream a lot of movies and TV programs and it handles this well even in high definition. I have already benefited from its ability to output in two formats VGA and HDMI. I use this computer for PowerPoint presentations when doing my sermons. The USB 3 is great for fast back-up. The only complaint I have is that I miss the Harmon Kardon speakers that my previous laptop had. The speakers on this unit are poor but I just bypass them with either a headset or external speakers.

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Lightweight laptop
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I was looking for a Toshiba laptop to replace an older Acer. I like how lightweight it is. My only complaint would be that I don't like not being able to scroll. If I had realized it didn't have that option before I bought it, I might have not bought it.

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Great laptop
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I really like this laptop. The size, speed, and set up are perfect for me. This has been a great purchase.

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As good as my old Toshiba
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This is a good lap top. I have had no problems with the laptop since I purchased it. The touch pad however is not as good as my old Toshiba. It been reposition and as not as easy to use. The price is Ok, but it is more expensive than the one I purchase two years ago. Hopefully this one will out last that one

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Meets Needs
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

The Toshiba laptop meets my needs and is the first laptop I have owned. I am having a significant learning curve with Windows 8, and I am not coping well yet with the touch pad.

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unhappy
2 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I have purchased Toshiba before and had average results. This time I an unhappy with my purchase. I do not like the sidebars the pop-up when trying to scroll down, it always send me to another site. There is a mail in rebate that will be sent to me via visa card, I did not want that, it should have been via check. This is my last Toshiba.

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laptop
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

this laptop is pretty awesome. it's able to run games like bioshock and company of heroes which is nice. in total there are only two drawbacks. first is the os is windows 8, which would be perfect if it were a tablet. second the speakers are a little quite, but not much of a problem if you have speakers to hook into the computer.

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Good Laptop
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This is the second one that I have bought my daughter for college. The first performed very well until she stepped on it and broke the screen. We are expecting this to perform just as well and hold up thru many years of abuse by a college student. Good laptop. A little heavy but good.

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Forget it.
2 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Aside from the fact that Windows 8 is better on i-phones than useful in any way for the laptop, any help thru Toshiba is basically a shopping network. They are more concerned with selling you things than any real help. All the software you'd like to have included in your laptop is for sale too, not much is included. I'd rather get an older reconditioned laptop with Windows 7.

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window 8
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

you should not put window 8 on your laptop

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An Excellent Buy
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

My wife purchased a Toshiba Laptop about a year ago. I was impressed with it. My laptop bit the dust May 1st so I purchased one for myself. The value and performance on this product is outstanding. I would recommend it to my best friend!

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Good laptop
2 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

The sound is not good. Different users not having proper access to program installed by administrator.

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Greatest laptop ever
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

My old Toshiba had stopped working and I wanted to get the same one. It never gave me any problems, every light to carry and helped me with my school and job assignments. It is very easy to use and always up to date.

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I hate Windows 8
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Can't tell if good laptop or not as I HATE WINDOWS 8. As far as I'm concerned, not offering another operating system is MAJOR negative.

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Windows 8
3 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I'm experiencing trouble with the program and the apps can not get them to work properly, frustrating. I would not recommend a computer with windows 8

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Works Great!
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Boots up fast with a nice clear screen and vivid colors. I just hooked this laptop up to my TV using the HDMI. Plays movies clearer than my home entertainment system. Plenty of memory and hard drive space for my use. Very responsive going between applications. Goes over 4 hours between battery charges. Windows 8 is a great OS once you learn a few tricks. Very good value for the money. Real happy i bought this laptop.

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Great Lap top
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

So far this has been a very good laptop. I am still trying to learn the force windows 8.

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Great Laptop for the price
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

The "Toshiba Satellite C855-S5194 Laptop" came at good discount for me. Awesome customer service. Am quite satisfied with the product. Getting accustomed to Windows 8 took a while though.

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Great Laptop
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Excellent Laptop with terrific battery life. would definitely recommend.

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WINDOWS 8 DISASTER
1 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

A serious problem with this laptop is that the video card is totally incompatible with windows 8. Resolution was so poor that the windows "US" series pictures were of very poor quality in a full windows view. With considerable effort and time and cost for an OEM windows Window's 7 operating system, (astonishingly), the video card resolution was passable but not that great. Then there was all the Toshiba garbage that was loaded into the laptop initially. I was glad to get rid of that since one has to format the disk to install WIN7. Further, WIN8 is a disaster in any event. I would guess that with a better video card with the same motherboard the laptop would be significantly improved.

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First Laptop
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Not being familiar with todays technology I was able to work my way through the set-up process. Especially with this being my first wireless computer. The most frustrating part was with the wireless router since the one connecting cord was bad and I made that discovery when I used one I already had and it started working. The reason I only gave it four stars is because I would have liked to have had an instruction book included that I could have referred to rather than having to refer to the Toshiba online instructions over and over. Rather than just having someone else do it all for me. I prefer to teach myself. I retain things better that way.

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a good laptop
3 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I need to spend more time using it.

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Great new computer experience
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Am new to computing. This being my first computer and/ or laptop, am very pleased with my Toshiba. Only feature that I would have liked to have would have been a back lighted keyboard. Otherwise great product.

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Windows 8 Hmmm
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Like Toshiba but have concerns about windows 8 system

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Decent Windows Laptop for home use
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I'll start by saying that I would never travel with this laptop. It's definitely for home use only! (I travel with an 11" Macbook Air). For home, this laptop is plenty zippy with WIndows 8. Huge hard drive is a plus. The number keypad is handy for spreadsheets. Not too much bloatware. The jury is still out for me on Windows 8 -- I'm finding my way around and have found things I appreciate about the new OS. The hardware seems solid -- I like the keyboard. Battery life is decent, but not great. Would recommend as a budget laptop for home use.

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Great Laptop
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Great laptop - fast, lightweight, and very easy to use. Almost everything positive! Only negative is the very tinny sound from the speakers. Not enjoyable to listen to music. If that isn't an issue for you then this is a great laptop for you.

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First non-Dell Laptop
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

The only laptop I have ever owned was a Dell. this Toshiba is by far a better performing laptop than any Dell I used in the past. I use this for both personal use and also remote service/support of hospital information systems and it has proved to be very reliable. The only negative is that the touch pad is rough to the fingers if used regularly and I would strongly recommend a USB wireless mouse.

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great laptop for price
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

only bad thing is all the jacks seam to be on the right side by the front so it's not user friendly if you want to use a mouse that's the reason for 2 stars on features

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Excellent value for the typical user
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Laptop is for the upcoming college year, it has enough memory and speed for everything needed.

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Great Laptop
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I have only had this laptop for about 3 weeks and I love it. it is easy for me to use so far.

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Best out of 2 I owned
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I've only owned 2 laptop in my life. The one owned before my Toshiba Satellite was a HP G-72 series. Don't get me wrong, the HP was a good machine but the weight of it was about 3x's heavier. The battery life was very short compared to my Toshiba (which is very long). I don't even want to talk about the quickness of my Toshiba. The Toshiba leaves the HP in it's dust! It's a great laptop for the price

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Good Choice
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

The Windows Operating System is a pain to use. It isn't as user friendly as my old one.

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Great quality/price/features
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I purchased my Toshiba at Staples, as did my friends that I recommended it to my friends, We're all happy with both the price and performance of the Laptop. Like most of us we're still learning Windows 8, having only run XP in the past. None of us used Vista / or 7. Toshiba came highly recommended over (2) other Mfg's for quality and performance by several Computer Pro's some current and some retired from the computer field to me and I passed on the info. Keep up the good work.

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Best Laptop You Could Own!
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This Laptop is very dependable and has great battery life and is great for everyday use (That's what I use it for!) And it has the new fast Windows 8. I highly recommend this Laptop!

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first laptop
3 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I am very frustrated with Windows 8. It is not easy for me to get my email and too reply.

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Great laptop, excellent value
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Love the laptop. Great features. Very fast. This was the 4th Toshiba I have purchased so I am clearly liking the brand. I have since bought a 5th; one for everyone in the family. Would have given it 5 stars for performance but it has windows 8 which I really do not like. I think Windows 8 inhibits the functionality of the machine. There is a free software that makes 8 act more like 7 so all is not lost if your computer comes with 8.

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Very weak internet performance
1 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I really thought that this laptop would work well with my simple needs. It did not. One simple thing I needed from it was to play music from the Classical Archives. It works well with my desktop and my iPad 1. This computer cannot play a 3 minute track without stopping for "buffering" at least twice. I felt like I was back in 2003, not 2013. I tried to play the music via the music tile. It routed me through Bing which was incompatible with the Classical Archives. I was told to get Flash. When I clicked for it, I was told that if I had Windows 8 I have Flash installed. That plus a huge list of other things that I could try, told me not to waste my time on this computer. I returned it the next day. I have a paid subscription to the Classical Archives. Why does Bing have to insinuate itself between me and what I've paid for. Windows 8 is a ridiculous program. However, I have enough experience with Windows to work my way through its smokescreens. The apps create layers of junk between intelligent computer users and what they want.

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Good But Not Great
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Great laptop for everyday personal use. The sound quality is poor and unfortunately I'm stuck with a nightmare of an OS known as Windows 8. Good laptop for the price.

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Very good Starter Laptop
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I bought this laptop as a starter to get me by for a while and am very happy with the finishes as well as the display. Only issue I have is not with Toshiba but with Windows 8 which I'm not real fond of.

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Laptop Fine Win 8 a disgrace
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Review an unknown after a month with Win 8 unmanagiable

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poorly made
2 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This is the second Toshiba Satellite that I have owned. The first one the hinge broke on one side within a week of me getting it. It died two years later. The motherboard went out. I decided to give it another chance and I'm not excited. One of the hinges is now loose on my new one and I've had it for just over a month. Hopefully I get at least two years of this one. I would expect much more.

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Great value for price
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Th only drawback on thisv laptop is the same as all new laptops. Windows 8. the other unwanted addons are not meory intrusive and easy to remove. It does have many less of those unwanted programs that others such as HP try to put in .

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Really like my laptop
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I never thought that I would want a laptop, but this so convenient, I can surf, play games and email, all while I watch TV!! It is bright, clear and so easy to use that I will always buy Toshiba Laptops!! And really important, it is reasonably priced!

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Windows 8
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Hate it

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Very Pleased!
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This is my first laptop. I love it. Don't use my desk top that much. Very satisfied. Just wish Toshiba sold a Car Adapter for it.

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It's so good I bought two!
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I really like the Satelllite! I bought the 755 for me and my son took it to college with him. I've since bought an `855 for me.

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Good unit
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Great battery life...fast response...do not like Windows 8! Hard to stay on "home row". Very good screen picture...nice and light and runs very cool

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Not that good!
2 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I am use to the old window and the way it look. This new window8 is hard to access to normal stuff like picture. It's harder to access my contact on Skype. The picture quality is not that sharp.

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Good laptop for the price
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

It is generally a good laptop to use. However, some of the keys (e.g., the space bar) need a hard press when typing, this is a bit inconveniencing.

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great laptop
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

well its easy to get online with and I can move from one room to another with my laptop.

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Unworkable
1 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Windows 8 renders this computer useless. Right now this laptop is being used to hold up my old Windows Vista machine which it was bought to replace

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toshiba
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

easy to use and like large key board

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Decent laptop, terrible OS!
3 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This laptop performs pretty well as far as speed, memory, etc. However, the Windows 8 OS that came with the machine is absolutely terrible. Not intuitive whatsoever, it takes about three times longer to figure out/perform normal functions than it does on a Mac, or even an earlier version of Windows. I may try to convert the OS back to an earlier version at some point, since working with Windows 8 is extremely inefficient.

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Still Learning
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I am very happy with this upgrade from my old laptop, but it has required several trips to the store for technical support. However younger users probably willnot hve this problem. I still would buy it again!

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Not worth it!
3 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This was a pretty cool laptop until after a month of using it. The system turned on but their was no display on the screen. The fan would get loud & then quiet & that's all that it would do. I recommend not getting this specific product!!!!

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It is a step above average
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This laptop is very versatile. I like the fact that it has usb 3.0, has an HDMI input. SD card reader. It is not too heavy. The battery life coould have been a little better. All in all it seems like a good quality product that I will enjoy for years to come.

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nice
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This is my first lap top and only had it a month.

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Excellent Laptop for the price
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This laptop was easy to used and price was excellent.

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Best Laptop
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Happy I bought this laptop and like it better than a Dell. Will definitely be buying from toshiba in the future.

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not the best laptop ever
3 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

lousey sound

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Best Laptop
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

It is light weight, very easy to use. Cute and an excellent learning laptop for beginners because it navigates for you. Whatever project you are doing there is some type of support to help. It like a teaching tool.

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easiest laptop to use
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Like this laptop. It's better than the ones that we used at work. It's so easy and fast.

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OK for the price
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This is not Toshiba's greatest product. Nor, is it one of their most expensive. Performance is good. Screen resolution is very good. Sound is awful. Speakers are tinny and if you are going to watch video or listen to music you'll want to add external speakers. Would I recommend this model to a friend, only after I advise them to be sure what they are buying. I would suggest an actual hands on demo before purchasing. Would I recommend Toshiba to a friend, most diffidently. OBTW, I'm not a big fan of windows 8. .

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2nd one says a lot!
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I love the separate keypad and the textured touchpad. I can't get over how inexpensive this was and how much better it is than the last Toshiba I bought for 3X the price. I loved that one which is why I went back for another 6 years later but this one is even better!

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A great buy!
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I researched this laptop considerably before purchasing. Like other reviews I saw and agree with; the sound is not of high quality at all and the battery life is so-so. If using this for documentation & such the battery life is sufficient. But if used for gaming, then no. There is no warning if your battery is about to die. The system just shuts down. The keyboard has nice square keys for those with sausage fingers and at times can be touchy. The usb ports on the right side are inconveniently placed too close for those who use a mouse with any plug in devices. Too easy to keep bumping into what is plugged in. Screen size is decent as are the graphics. Comes with an abundance of apps to use. Set aside getting accustomed to Windows 8 this laptop is awesome! Size/wt is great for travel and definitely great for those on-the-go or students. You won't be disappointed this this one!

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ABOUT TOSHIBA
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This is my 3 Toshiba Lap top Intel Icore, I3, window8 I3, I noticed following deficiencies on Toshiba 'Screen border beeding very lose 4 two laptops, one mouse pad touching enter defective

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it does the job
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

it's pretty

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first time laptop
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This is my first time with a laptop. I have always had a desk top. I like this computer very much. I'm sure as time goes on & I get more used to Windows 8 I will like it more.

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Good deal
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I found this laptop to be very good, considering the reasonable price payed for it.

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Good laptop fo the buck.
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I love this laptop it is the 3rd one I have had. The only problem I have with this is probably windows 8. On the start screen where I have my icons not the apps the icons keep getting smaller and I have not found out how to make them larger again. Otherwise this is a great laptop for the value I love it!

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two dead computers
1 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I bought a Sattelite which died within a month. The same model replacement died within two weeks. The one I bought four years ago needed the hard drive replaced, and it took forever for Toshiba to agree that was the problem. I am totally off the Toshiba brand forever

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Good basic notebook
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Excellent performance/value notebook for basic computing tasks. No use for the Win 8 interface however.

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1st Laptop
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I really like it so far, but I am still trying to figure out the windows 8. I have windows XP on my desktop and there is a lot to learn on 8. I mainly bought a laptop to use when I go on trips, so far I have not been on one . I wil now more after I have been on a few trips. Bruce

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Very practical laptop
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This purchase has been hassle free so far. Set up is a breeze. System performs well and is responsive.

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