Toshiba Satellite S855-S5378 Blue 15.6" Notebook

2.4 GHz Intel Core i7-3630QM, 8 GB DDR3, 750 GB HDD, DVD±RW DL, Intel HD Graphics, Windows 8, LED Backlight - MPN: PSKFUU001003
Product Details
Description
Designed for great everyday performance, Satellite range products are affordable but serve up the power, features and portability that even the most demanding home users require. You can buy Satellite products through an extensive network of high street and online retailers.
Quick Glance
Laptop Type Notebook
Operating System Windows 8
Included Network Card Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless Ethernet - IEEE802.11b, Wireless Ethernet - IEEE802.11g, Wireless Ethernet - IEEE802.11n
Display Type LCD Display w/ Glossy Screen & LED Backlight
Included Drives DVD+-RW DL
Interface Connection Audio - Line In (1/8" Mini), Audio - Line Out (1/8" Mini), Ethernet - RJ45, HDMI, USB - Universal Serial Bus 2.0, USB - Universal Serial Bus 3.0, VGA
Video Chipset Intel HD 4000
Processor Class Intel Core i7
Green Compliance WEEE
User Reviews
New Laptop
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Have had Laptop since May, have had no problems with it. Faster than my desktop.

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Brand new laptop with so many problems
1 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Laptop is less than 3 weeks old and then it started crashing, restarting at will, the mouse pad stops at times and skype has problems. Now I cant even get on to the internet because Google Chrome browser and Internet Explorer crash. I am MAD!!!!!

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first one
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

first one. Need to take a class.

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Very happy with purchase
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I'm very happy with my purchase. My computer cashed I needed a laptop now..This was the best offer that I could walk home with..The laptop has been excellent. I got an i7 with it and was only looking for and i5..The processor has been excellent for all the big programs I run at once..I work as a part time bookkeeper. I would recommend this computer to anyone else. I'm very happy with the laptop no problems and it runs everything I need it to do.

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What a great laptop!!
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I had a Toshiba notebook many years ago, but until now I got another Toshiba. Is, by far, my best decision in the technology area I've taken this year. I usually change notebook every two years, and this time I decided to go with Toshiba. Very happy with my new notebook.

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Windows 8 unusable
2 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This laptop without a touch screen is unusable in Windows 8 and Windows 7 is not supported. Even when I finally got it loaded Toshiba offers no Windows 7 drivers on their site for things like the wifi.

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Great Computer
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Windows 8 threw me for the regular new op loop, but Desk Assist got me through. It is a good thing because this is a fantastic computer. I have the i7 flavor and it is a barn burner.(not literally). I can run Adobe Premiere and After Effects and work with little to no rendering. Real time? Yes. Good job Toshiba

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Great Buy
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Shopped for the best deal for several weeks before settling on this laptop because of the value and performance it offered.

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Nice touch
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This computer is really loaded with features as well as a very fast processor. This laptop should stay in style for quite a few years.

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2nd time a charm
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I have been a Toshiba fan for 20 years, so when it came time to replace my 4-year-old laptop, I went for another Toshiba. It was defective, and after eight days it died. The dealer replaced it without question, and I am happy with the replacement.

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Product Details
Description
Designed for great everyday performance, Satellite range products are affordable but serve up the power, features and portability that even the most demanding home users require. You can buy Satellite products through an extensive network of high street and online retailers.
Quick Glance
Laptop Type Notebook
Operating System Windows 8
Included Network Card Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless Ethernet - IEEE802.11b, Wireless Ethernet - IEEE802.11g, Wireless Ethernet - IEEE802.11n
Display Type LCD Display w/ Glossy Screen & LED Backlight
Included Drives DVD+-RW DL
Interface Connection Audio - Line In (1/8" Mini), Audio - Line Out (1/8" Mini), Ethernet - RJ45, HDMI, USB - Universal Serial Bus 2.0, USB - Universal Serial Bus 3.0, VGA
Video Chipset Intel HD 4000
Processor Class Intel Core i7
Green Compliance WEEE
Summary
Product Title Toshiba Satellite S855-S5378 Blue 15.6" Notebook
Manufacturer Toshiba
Power Score 3.9 | 172 Reviews
Processor
Cache Size: 6 MB
Number of Processor Cores: Quad-Core
Processor Speed: 2.40 GHz
Memory
Installed Memory: 8 GB
Memory Technology: DDR3 SDRAM
Maximum Memory: 16 GB
System
Input Devices: Keyboard, Touchpad
Slots: microSD Card, miniSD Card, MultiMedia Card (MMC), SD Card, SDHC Card, SDXC Card
Display
Display Size: 15.6 in
Max Resolution: 1366 x 768 (WXGA)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Storage
Hard Drive Capacity: 750 GB
Number of Hard Drives Included: 1
Features
Number of Cells: 6-cell
Battery Life: 362 minute(s)
Included Devices: Built-In Webcam
General
Color: Blue
Dimensions
Height: 1.31 in
Weight: 5.5 lbs
Width: 14.96 in
Depth: 9.53 in
Warranty
Warranty Information: 1 year(s)
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
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User Reviews
New Laptop
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Have had Laptop since May, have had no problems with it. Faster than my desktop.

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Brand new laptop with so many problems
1 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Laptop is less than 3 weeks old and then it started crashing, restarting at will, the mouse pad stops at times and skype has problems. Now I cant even get on to the internet because Google Chrome browser and Internet Explorer crash. I am MAD!!!!!

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first one
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

first one. Need to take a class.

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Very happy with purchase
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I'm very happy with my purchase. My computer cashed I needed a laptop now..This was the best offer that I could walk home with..The laptop has been excellent. I got an i7 with it and was only looking for and i5..The processor has been excellent for all the big programs I run at once..I work as a part time bookkeeper. I would recommend this computer to anyone else. I'm very happy with the laptop no problems and it runs everything I need it to do.

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What a great laptop!!
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I had a Toshiba notebook many years ago, but until now I got another Toshiba. Is, by far, my best decision in the technology area I've taken this year. I usually change notebook every two years, and this time I decided to go with Toshiba. Very happy with my new notebook.

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Windows 8 unusable
2 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This laptop without a touch screen is unusable in Windows 8 and Windows 7 is not supported. Even when I finally got it loaded Toshiba offers no Windows 7 drivers on their site for things like the wifi.

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Great Computer
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Windows 8 threw me for the regular new op loop, but Desk Assist got me through. It is a good thing because this is a fantastic computer. I have the i7 flavor and it is a barn burner.(not literally). I can run Adobe Premiere and After Effects and work with little to no rendering. Real time? Yes. Good job Toshiba

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Great Buy
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Shopped for the best deal for several weeks before settling on this laptop because of the value and performance it offered.

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Nice touch
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This computer is really loaded with features as well as a very fast processor. This laptop should stay in style for quite a few years.

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2nd time a charm
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I have been a Toshiba fan for 20 years, so when it came time to replace my 4-year-old laptop, I went for another Toshiba. It was defective, and after eight days it died. The dealer replaced it without question, and I am happy with the replacement.

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Great Laptop
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I bought this laptop after my last Toshiba laptop died on me after 3 yrs. of having it. I love it especially the fact that it has Bluetooth so I can hook up my headphones wireless. my con is that its a bit pricey

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Fast and Easy
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I love this laptop. It is fast and easy to use, even for a newbie.

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windows
3 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

The problem is NOT the laptop it is Windows 8 everyone I ask hates Windows 8, It is a hole new learning problem that I don't have the time for.Now I will have to down grade and BUY Windows 7 at an additional cost to me.

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Love It
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Great size and comfort. Windows eight a little harder to navigate through at this time, but will improve. The Toshiba style is nice - has a number pad without being a large laptop. Would definitely purchase this product again alone with their external hard drive. Very pleased

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New Toshiba Laptop
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I liked the last Toshiba Laptop that I purchased. It was so durable and lasted so long that I gave it to my brother when his computer broke so that I could get a new computer. Even though my previous computer was getting older, it still had no problem running newer programs. I anticipate from my limited use of the new laptop that it will perform in a manner consistent with the one I had previously. My only complaint is that this this laptop didn't come with a drive capable of playing blu-ray, still that wasn't a deal breaker for me as I have assets with that capability attacked to my television. Overall, I consider this computer a good investment.

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Met or exceeded most of my expectations
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

It is doing a great job for me and is a welcome upgraqde from my previous Toshiba Satellite. The processor speed reported by the laptop is less that the speed advertised on the Office Depot web site. Other than that, It is everything that I expected.

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Excellent Laptop!
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Great laptop! Setup is very easy. Screen resolution is sharp and very clear. The computer is very fast. I love the blue metalic outer cover it is very pretty, and doesn't leave fingerprints like my old HP did. This computer screen size is just right, not too big or too small. Big enough to watch a movie comfortably or play video games, but still small enough to take with you when travelling. Very comfortable keyboard that you can actually type on and not have to use two fingers. The touch pad is very responsive and I really like the swipe feature for scrolling left or right! GREAT extended battery life too! I'm very pleased with this laptop!

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Nice computer
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Review of Satellite S855-S5378 Computer works well out of the box! And kudos to the people who added the Toshiba Desktop Assist to the Windows 7 mimic screen on Windows 8! It's the only way I see to have made a Windows 8 system functional.

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Excellent Value
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I am very happy I made this purchase. The computer was easy to set up and a pleasure to use. Toshiba was recommended to me by several people and I can now see why.

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Laptop Makes Me Happy
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Speed is a lot faster than my old Toshiba laptop and connection to Internet is fast. Easy to type on it and number pad is very handy. Larger screen is nice.

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My Second Toshiba
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I purchased this Toshiba because of the excellent performance and ease of use of my last laptop. I wanted something bigger than a tablet but small enough to be light and easy to carry and use

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Way awesome for the price!
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

"Value", is where price, intersects features, and quality. This machine is at the top of the "value" pack. There was no downside to this purchase. I upgraded the hard drive to SSD the first week, it boots in 12 seconds. I finally have a desktop replacement in a lightweight package that can do the heavy lifting.. Very happy, thanks for asking.

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all around laptop
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I have had this LT for 6 months now since I use to have a Satellite L25-S121 for 6 years & I must say, this new satellite is great. I mostly surf the web, listen to podcast/music, download media, play PC games (the integrated GPU can even handle most big budget games from 2-3 years ago) & other work like activities on this LT. The only downside on this LT was having to learn how to use Windows 8 (not fun). This is the Federer of Satellites.

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the best
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

my wife and son uses hp and they have used 6 computers to my 1 Toshiba for 7 years. I only bought this computer because of windows 8 I wanted to see how this works and how far behind I am on the new technology this is great

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Toshiba Satellite S855-S5378
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Overall, a very good system for the price. The processor runs at 2.4 GHz with a turbo boost of speeds up to 3.4 GHz. This may be misleading for some and at times is not noticeable to the average user. The speed difference is employed to help prolong battery life and only deliver the 3.4 GHz performance when it is absolutely required. Compared to most laptops, it has an above average battery life but would not be considered exceptional. The system power up quickly, is lightweight, yet sturdy enough for the average user. The wireless connection is very versatile and easy to use. I love the keyboard. It has large keys and responds well . Additionally, has good volume for the sound system. Normally, in a work environment, can’t hear anything off the laptops without a good speaker system or headset. This system, I actually have to turn the volume down. The only drawback I saw to the whole system was the Operating System that is Windows 8. The OS is designed for Touch Screen in mind and would not work well in a work (business) oriented environment.

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Notebooks Rule
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I no longer have desktops, only monitors at several locations and find this Toshiba Satellite everything I need. I load every thing a carry it wherever I go. It is fasr with lots of storage. I do video, downloads, audio and games and this is the best yet. Needs more USB slots. I will up memory to 16 gigs.

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Very Good Laptop
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Though I am still exploring the laptop to figure out how everything works, it has been a very good laptop so far. The cost was fair and I would recommend this laptop to my family or friend.

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Toshiba Core I7
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I would not consider any brand other than TOSHIBA for a laptop. TOSHIBA is the "CADILLAC" of laptops

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As Good As Expected
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I own another Toshiba Laptop and wanted to pass it along to my son. I had a i5 processor and decided to upgrade to a i7. I'm generally happy with the laptop with only a few nick picking exceptions. The cover/screen seems flimsier than my other laptop. The dvd tray is harder to open. I find it hard to find the latch button and once I do, it doesn't always work the first time or second time. I also find the built in camera lacking when using Skype although I believe most laptop camera lenses suffer using that software program. Those are my only complaints.

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Great Laptop For The Price
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I bought this computer for programming and CAD purposes it has not let me down. It is fast and reliable. The onlu problem is that the battery life is short. Reviews also say they keyboard is not that great, but once you get used to it, it is not a problem.

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Very Good
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Very nice laptop for the price. It's work very fast and with ease. Features are nice with all the ports you can use

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Very nice computer
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This computer would be the best I've ever had except for Windows 8 which is weird. I had a computer consultant add a "Start" button so I can at least use the thing. The developers of Windows 8 are focused on photos & videos instead of doing business.

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Frustrated
2 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

The first one I brought home had someone else's name set up on the hard drive. I returned it. The second one (the one I have now) has one big issue. The mouse pad freezes up the curser after I get to the start page. I had to connect a wireless mouse to the computer to get it to work. Considering returning it. I have only had it a few weeks.

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Great Processing Speed
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I purchased this model for the i7 processor. I am glad to say that I am very pleased with the processing speed of the laptop. It handles the video editing software program Lightworks by Editshare without lagging when processing the h.264 files, my previous computer could not handle this. OK, a couple of dislikes 1. The keys are a bit too fragile. 2. The memory card slot only accepts SD cards, would rather have it capable of accepting micro sd, xd, etc type of cards as well. 3. The battery life on my laptop is not as long as I hoped for, have to recharge it far too often. 4. There is too much Toshiba generated software pre-loaded on the computer. 5. Seems like the internal fan works overtime sometimes, might need better ventilation. Now for some Likes: 1. Processing Speed! 2. Descent Price for what you get. 3. Has a number keypad, which I use a lot! 4. Weight is OK. 5. Screen looks great. 6. Adequate sized storage on hard drive. 7, DVD/CD ROM plays great, with good speed.

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Great Value
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Enjoy the Toshiba laptop. Lot of good features at a great value. Screen has good clarity, easy to use.

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Best Price/Performance Laptop
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Excellent Laptop, I have it from a month ago, all my programs run like a charm, autocad, matlab, etc. The bad thing is the keyboard, you have to press the keys hard, but is ok.

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Great laptop
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I am very happy with my new laptop and am even surprisingly used to the Windows 8 already. The laptop has a beautiful look and feel and runs very well. I got it for myself but my 6 year old daughter has also taken a liking to it. She loves the Windows 8 start menu ease of access for all of her websites. The battery life is particularly good as advertised.

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So far, so good!
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

It was an adjustment for me to go from a desktop to a laptop for all my projects. I've only had this for a few weeks but I like the large screen, and the keyboard feels "natural". I've never really liked the mouse pad on other laptops, but I like this one. I feel like I have more control. Windows 8 is an adjustment too, but so far I'm loving my new Toshiba!

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Perfect Solution
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Best laptop solution for work applications

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Has issues, but ok.
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

The computer is fine. Wish it came with a paper user guide, because when the computer goes down, I can't use the virtual user guide, can I? I HAAAAATE the no start menu. Sometimes I just leave it on , as I can't get it to show me icons with which I may get it turned off!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HAATE Windows 8. Is Windows listening? It seems Windows gets worse every time they come up with a new one. Clearly, they are not listening to users.

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Just Ok
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Good home user laptop at a decent price

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Cool laptop - blue!
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This is my 3rd Toshiba laptop in 6 years. I've had good luck with them; in fact, my only issues have come from ignorance or accidents. When my last laptop wouldn't boot, Toshiba paid for warranty service for it even when the warranty had expired (it turned out that I had 2 competing virus checkers installed).

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good quality
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Only 3-4 hours of battery life otherwise overall this would have been 5 stars

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An average laptop with wi-fi problem
3 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Everything is excellent about the laptop. But the body is of plastic/fiber so bit delicate. With Wi-Fi there is some serious problem. Sometimes it is very difficult to turn on the wi-fi. Even when I press the wi-fi button it will not turn on.

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First Toshiba!
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Have had HP's, Dell laptops, By far Toshiba out-performs them all! Plus Toshiba is the Best-Looking stylish laptop. This Toshiba was a birthday present for my 16 year old daughter... The only thing I do not like is: Windows 8 operating system!!! NO Start Menu !!! This is REALLY Annoying! Thought Vista operating system was bad, But Windows 8 takes the cake! If I were in the market for another laptop or pc. Would make sure it is NOT Windows 8 ! Definitely make sure my next purchase would be Windows 7 ! But would definitely buy another Toshiba! Toshiba has my confidence, For innovative, performance & stylish looks for life! Recommend Toshiba to all my friends & family...

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1st purchase, very happy
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I am a salesman who needed a powerful processor for work. The q3630 meets those needs. That was my main focus while searching for a laptop. There is not a lot of bloatware. I migrated the os to a 256 ssd and now boot to internet is 15 seconds. Very happy with this and would recommend to anyone needing a powerful processing machine. Spreadsheets, cad files, quoting tools all load and operate with ease. Of course the ssd helps but the q3630 is the brains.

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Excellent Machine
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

At first I thought it wasn't very intuitive. I was wrong, its turning out great in all aspects.

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A really nice laptop
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I love my new computer, it has a very good price and it has everything I need.

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Not Bad
3 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Over all I'm satisfied with the unit. The issues I have is that when using the keyboard there is a rattling that is generated. The WiFi is very slow compared to other laptops I've owned.

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Ok but have to learn more
3 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Ive been learning but right now my main problem is lessening the amount of times it goes to full screen. I spend half my time hitting the "remove full screen" tab.

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Not Great
2 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

My experience with this product has been fairly disappointing so far. As of purchasing it a little over a month ago, I have already had to send it in to Toshiba for repair under the warranty because the screen back light failed after 3 weeks of casual use. Other than potentially faulty parts, the laptop had been a reasonable buy for the price. The keyboard sometimes requires extra pressure on the keys for them to register and the touch pad lacks scrolling capability which was a slightly disorienting change from my previous computer. Overall, it seemed to be an alright product for the price, but technical failures have marred my experience.

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Great Laptop!
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

The only reason I don't give 5 stars on overall rating is due to a couple of things that I consider important. One is that the USB 3.0 ports are too close to each other and to the HDMI port, you'll need an USB hub to use them all at the same time. The other one is that the keyboard is not backlit, this is a most for me and I thought, for some reason, that it was. In the other hand, the screen is great, very clear and wide enough for any job. Watching movies via HDMI is very nice, good graphics and color, much better than with my previous laptop. The sound coming out of the speakers is loud and clear, very nice feature if you are watching something directly in the laptop or listening to music. Performance is very fast, I use a lot of photoshop and other programs that require a lot of ram and so far so good in this laptop. I am very happy with it.

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Low and medium performance
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Good computer if you do not want to manage a big data base, If so, you could notice that it has a medium performance.

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Decent But.....
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This computer is decent. So far there are only 2 things I don't like about it. Windows 8 and opening the laptop lid when the computer is on your lap. Windows 8 may be a decent operating system but its not for me. It took some work but windows 7 can be put on this computer for the people who love that OS. The laptop lid can pinch your skin if you open it on your lap the wrong way. Other than that the laptop is the best I've had. The HD cam isn't as good as thought.

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Go Toshiba
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I have purchased "another" Toshiba product. It started out with a TV 20 years ago, loved it. When it came to buying a tablet and a laptop it was not a hard decision. I am very satisfied with them!

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Good product.
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Good product.

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Right for me
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This laptop does not have a lot of bells and whistles. What is has is a powerful processer. That was what I needed to do my research work.

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1st Laptop
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This is 1st experience with Win 8. Toshiba has a very good users guide which made conversion to Win 8 very easy. Technical support provided expert advice on a perceived problem.

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Great Laptop
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This is my second Toshiba laptop. First one is still working great. I needed an upgraded laptop and chose the Satellite S855-S5378. Runs great. No problems. Still not sure about Windows 8 but I guess I will get use to that. Would highly recommend Toshiba laptops.

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Excellent Laptop
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

When using this laptop, I experienced so much happiness. This product is excellent and far better than any machine I've purchased. It's storage and RAM allow for easy browsing. I've tested the battery life on the machine by using multiple programs at once. This computer is perfect c:

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No Touch Screen
3 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Why would you sell a computer that has Windows 8 installed (which is a TouchScreen environment) and not have a touch screen as a feature?? I had never used a touch screen pc, but have purchased 2 Toshiba Satellites, prior to this S855-S5378. I love the first Toshiba with XP, enjoy the Toshiba with Windows 7, but HATE this one with Windows 8.

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Good Laptop
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I needed top of line laptop and I got it. I added more memory 12 GB so far. It is very fast laptop. Grafics are very good with this laptop. So far I am happy with this laptop

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Good laptop
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Wishing it had a backlit keyboard like another Toshiba laptop we have. Not liking Windows 8 much so far, but that is not Toshiba fault.

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good laptop better if had widows7
3 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Overall it's a good laptop for the money. Wish it had windows 7, I'm still not liking windows 8. Battery life is never long enough.I purchased this laptop for using with my small business. I have loaded a few different programs that all seem to run as well as they have on my older desktop.

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Not So Good
2 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Carefully consider your purchase. The screen is disproportionaly short ;e.g. your e-mail display will be severely cropped. The keyboard is slow; i.e., it fails to register "at speed" key strokes. You have to type at a highly reduced speed and hit the keys "FIRMLY" to get your input to register. Also, take a close look at the factory installed software; it is very limited. You get mostly toys and advertising software. No useful products are incuded for free. The keyboard arrangement is not user friendly e.g. the delete key has been moved to an awkward location and the touch pad is located too far left. The touch pad is also somewhat unpredictable, i.e., it gives poor pointer control.. Nothing is intuitive; read the "electronic only" user guide before you even think about putting the PC to use. Personally, a paper user guide woud be much more convenient. I used my previous Tohiba laptop for 9 years. I hope this one doesn't last as long because it just doesn't measure up to its predecessor.

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Not Happy
1 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This is my forth TOSHIBA laptop, this one has been a nightmare!! The clock keeps resetting itself, the wireless stop working in three weeks and sometimes it restarts without warning!!!

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Exelent laptop very stable
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Very stable good price iam soo happy whith this laptop

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one of the best laptops in the market
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I have been using Toshiba laptops for the last 6 years. I don't have any issue with the products. In fact it last long and you can resell it for a decent price if you want to upgrade. I purchased my first Toshiba laptop in 2007 and it is being used by me and may family members since then without any problem.

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Good - fast unit
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

overall i am pleased with my purchase, I've only had it a couple of months. have not had the opportunity to see how long the battery will last.. only weird thing. the plug for the network cable is toward the front of the unit on the right hand side. this is just about where most (right handed) people would use a mouse, so the wire could be in the way. It should be more towards the back. if not totally in the back.

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a step forward can be a step back
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I replaced my old Toshiba with this newer one and then discover the many annoyances that come with the upgrade. Nothing is preloaded-no games, no word processing, zilch. So the cost of the laptop is just the start. The Word software would not load and I had to take it to Staples (it took them over 24 hrs). You can't play a simple game without it trying to hook up to the internet and without ads running. Picture, processing, weight, look, are all good. But the annoying ads, the pop ups, and the need to download EVERYTHING make me miss my old machine.

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It's ok, not bad, not great either
2 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I expected the performance, processor speed, etc, to be much better/faster, especially when moving from my 5 year old Windows XP computer with only a 2 gigabyte Ram to this Intel i7 processor with 8 gigabyte Ram.

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Nice Laptop
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This is a good value laptop, but with any value system they are cost and benefit trade offs. The limiting factor for this laptop seems to be the SATA controler and hardrive performance. A SATA III controller with a Solid State Drive would bring the system to near perfection. This system came with Windows 8 OS. It would have been better with Windows 7 OS. Window 8 seems to be designed for systems with touch screens.

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Recommend trying this on for size
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This computer offers everything a laptop can offer from lightweight for it's size (15.6 in) including a CD/DVD drive to the power you need to multi-task with out a hiccup. Still getting use to windows 8, but I do like how the track pad interacts with 8. Vibrant screen quality and has a full keyboard with 10 key pad. Wifi has a decent range as does Bluetooth. I am still trying to figure out which way computing is going bigger or smaller, but for now this compact computer in easy on the eyes, small enough to carry and powerful to do what you want. Over all a very good computer.

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3rd Satellite great machines
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This is my 3rd Toshiba Satellite, my first one went to Iraq, Germany, back to MI, down to TX and back to MI. in fact I still have it. Its just really slow and the fan doesn't work so I bought a new one for my family, and then bought another one to go back to school. I absolutely love these laptops and I suggest them to everyone.

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average
2 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

windows 8 operating system is terrible. Battery life is poor. screen size is too small. I should have purchased a larger screen

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Worse wireless adapter ever
3 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Realtek are cheap wireless cards that has slow performance. Whether im using my home network or wifi hotspot on my 4G Galaxy s3. This reception and speed is poor. Have tried to find updates to fix. My old toshiba core 2 duo with an intel card out performs this whole unit in speed. Dont understand.

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FIRST laptop ..
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This is my first laptop, so I have nothing to compare it to. With a little help, I've been able to operate it fairly easily. Am enjoying the wireless feature of a laptop and it works well with my wireless printer. I've only had it a month, so have a lot more to learn. Have used the on line instruction manual as time permits, which is helpful and informative.

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Good Value For The Features
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This is my 2'nd Toshiba laptop. The 1"st one still runs fine after 5 years but I thought I'd treat myself to a better processor. After two months this new laptop has met all expectations. I7 processor handles all my video editing with ease. Windows 8 is not all that user friendly but after the learning curve I can use it without much trouble.

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Laptop
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This laptop is your top of the line run of the mill. Windows 8 is what makes this review so so. Laptop can use more memory on occausion do to lousy windows 8 hauging the resources. If possible get the 7200 RPM hard drive and max out the memory.

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good performance and quality at great price!
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I got this pc at Office Depot for a really good price. $200 off retail including warranty. my only beef with it is Windows 8. other than that it's a good machine. loads anything I want and does it quickly. this is my second as the first one I had developed a software issue during a "standard" windows 8 update and ended up killing the OS. so I took it back and swapped for the same make and model. so far so good and I love it!

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best buy
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This is an excellent laptop, easy to use and really slim! I love it!

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Powerful Laptop, Terrible Operating System
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

In the end, I love this laptop - but it took a lot of work to get it there. As far as hardware goes I think it is terrific for the price. The operating system, Windows 8, does not seem to fit for a laptop without a touchscreen. I think that I could have gotten used to it given time, but I found that my primary software would not function in Windows 8 even though it worked well in Windows 7. That is not necessarily a surprise. I expected there may be issues with a change in operating systems. What was a surprise was how I was prevented from dual booting Windows 7 alongside Windows 8 by the UEFI Bios and GPT type partitioning of the hard disk. I have had no experiences with either of these relatively new technologies to this point. I researched extensively on the internet for a solution that would allow me to dual boot Windows 7 without success. I ended up turning off the UEFI Bios, installing a new hard drive which I partitioned in a standard fashion without GPT. After that I installed Windows 7. I kept the original hard drive with Windows 8 on it in case I should stumble across a solution down the road, or until my software is upgraded to support Windows 8. So it was a little frustrating for a while, but in the end this thing is a powerhouse! I can't seem to throw enough at it to slow it down!

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Good laptop, but it has no touch feature
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I really liked this laptop, however, I thought every Windows 8 machine was going to have a touch screen. It's very uncomfortable. Still, it's a very good laptop, I had no problem since I bought it.

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Great Laptopt
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Only problem is the battery--but I think it is the same with all laptops. They never seem to last as long as you think they should.

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good performance, some minor issues
3 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

CPU performance is good. HDD is slow. The keypad is loose in the corner. The left arrow key sometimes doesn't work after one month.

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Very Nice
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Fast, easy, versatile. Great value.

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Laptop is good!
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

We purchased this laptop to use with our projector. We have not used them together yet, so I am not a good judge. It is taking me a while to get use to Windows 8. I wish we had purchased it while we could still get windows 7. I would probably used it more to try it out, and set up various program for the church to use. I have no problems with the laptop.

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What was wrong with Windows 7
3 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I wish I had purchased a laptop with windows 7. Windows 8, in my opinion, is not user friendly. It is difficult to evaluate a laptop when it is difficult to use it!

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Excellent Laptop
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

The Intel Core i7 performance is excellent. Battery life is about 3 hours while playing HD games. Great price.

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Lots for the money
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I am very pleased with the computer which has performed just as I had hoped. Only one complaint is that the keyboard sensitivity which sometimes causes a letter to not register but this is very minor. The battery life is excellent, graphics very good, large ram a big plus, and after a learning curve actually like Windows 8

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Good product
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I have been using my new machine for a little over a week. It seems to be a good product, can not fully evaluate as I am learning the new operating system. No problems with the machine so far.

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OK
3 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This is an OK laptop. Got it at a discounted price at Staples. The touch pad is very sensitive and brings up side screen data I am not looking for. The battery life is sufficient, not great.

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decent laptop for the $$
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

So far it has been fine, speed is nice. First time I have used Win 8 so don't know if that is the reason for speed or due to C7 processor, but nice and fast to open programs etc. The touchpad is not very sensitive which is giving me problems and can't find that it is adjustable as my Dell XPS was. Also battery life not what they say, but suffices.

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OK but not great!
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Its good for everyday browsing or video or networking but not great for study, some serious work, even though it has i7 cpu and 8GB ram. Text can not be displayed clearly. My old HP dv7 laptop display is far better than this one.

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Excellent Laptop
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

The screen is beautiful, the machine is fast and the keyboard is very easy to type on. Videos I have looked at reveal natural movement. It is an excellent computer and I will soon need to look for a smaller laptop for travel and will seriously consider another Toshiba.

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Great Computer - Terrible Touchpad
3 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

The review title really says it all. I've owned this computer 3 days and the touchpad has not worked right from the get go. It is irratic, it freezes up, it zooms in when it's supposed to be scrolling. It scrolls side to side when I want up and down and at times the cursor just dissappears and of course it's intermittent. - Otherwise it works great with a USB mouse, but that's not what I paid for. I normally have a high opinion of Toshiba products which is why I bought this one, but their use of the Synaptics touchpad would seem to be a mistake. The forums are loaded with complaints about the Synaptics product in most laptop manufacturers and not one solid solution that I can find.

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My 2nd. Toshiba
3 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

My husband bought me this computer for our 63rd. Wedding anniversary . I liked my old one a lot better then I do this one .It had Windows xp in it .With this new one you get into your e-mail and you have trouble getting to the home page . I really think it should be explained on how to use it more then it does . I still have my other one and I still use it quite a lot . The games on this new one are not the same as on the old one either . It can be the same game but it doesn't play the same . You should have checked out Windows 8 better before installing it in new computers . Sincerely , Wanda G.

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Satellite Is an Epic Fail
2 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

The usb ports do not fit most devices such as printer, mouse, ipod. Windows 8 is a giant phone app and should have never been put on a computer. If I had to do it all over again I would have purchased the HP Envy. The difference in icore5 and icore7 processors is not that significant. There is no computer manual and so its all trial and error. This was an EPIC FAIL!

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AAAA+
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

AAAA+

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Best Laptop for the money!
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Toshiba Laptops has an established reliability and more power for the money. My husband has had one for years and never has had any problems with it. You can NOT beat toshiba brand name!

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