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Toshiba Satellite S855-S5379

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 reviews of Toshiba Satellite S855-S5379. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and screen. The usability and price also get good feedback. Reviews about the durability and keyboard are mixed, while many are negative about the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Satellite S855-S5379 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 user reviews of Toshiba Satellite S855-S5379 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the size and design. The usability and price are also appreciated, but there are some mixed comments about the portability.

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83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Satellite S855-S5170 15.6-Inch Laptop (Ice Blue Brushed Aluminum)Toshiba Satellite S855-S5170 15.6-Inch Laptop (Ice Blue Brushed Aluminum)

Apr, 2018

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Review Toshiba Satellite S855D-S5256 Notebook


Discount Entertainment. Toshiba's updated 15.6-inch mid-range notebook seeks to provide a viable alternative to more expensive gaming-capable models. Sporting an AMD Trinity chipset surrounded by a sleek but basic construction, how does it fare against...

Great gaming performance for an integrated GPU, Blu-ray drive, Above average speakers, Good battery life, Bright screen, The stylish appearance, good speakers, and surprisingly capable gaming performance for an integrated GPU lay the foundation for a...

Cheap-feeling, fragile plastic casing, Weak CPU performance, Inhibitive number and positioning of ports, High-gloss screen, Apparent throttling under heavy stress, Unremarkable WLAN adapter, Fewer compromises elsewhere in an effort to save cost. In...

Oct, 2012

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Good product


The laptop was great. I liked the performance of it except the windows 8. I hate the keyboard. in general the product is good at a fair price.

Display Screen, Design, Performance


Feb, 2013

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Cheap, Nice, Fast


I had a Protege before this one and i find it to be fast for all my work and easy to use. I could not help getting this after a discount price of $549. I have no idea my the specifs say 750 GB and i got only 668 GB but again the discounted price was...

Value for Money, Easy to Use, Display Screen, Performance

Short Battery Life, Sound Quality

Feb, 2013

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Love it!


Just bought this laptop last week, got rid of all the unwanted apps and replaced the HDD with a 120 GB SSD... Now, the desktop loads from 5 to 6 seconds, this is an amazing machine.

Value for Money, Features, Quiet, Easy to Use, Display Screen, Design, Performance

Feb, 2013

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Nice laptop. Good value for money.


I am happy with my new laptop. It is fast and easy to use it. I am not sure if the processor enhancer to 3,4 GHz works. I just have seen 2,4 GHz speed. It would be better to have better speakers. No complaints, so far.

Value for Money, Features, Battery Life, Display Screen, Performance

Feb, 2013

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Almost perfect


This purchase was done with a lot of research, thought, and recommendations. I did give it a 5 star in spite of of the speakers, but most people use extension speakers anyway.

value for money, affordable powerhouse, not laden down with ad software

sound quality

Jan, 2013

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No full warranty


I like the hardware. I was a professional typist for over 20 years, and yes, you do have to press harder on the keys. I haven't looked to see yet if the touch is adjustable. Windows 8 is another issue. If your email is a POP3 (like Cablevision in this...

value for money, quiet, design

sound quality, difficult to use, windows 8, no real full coverage warranty

Jan, 2013

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great computer


I have been though a lot of laptop from HP dell and gateway. HP has a heating issue and I have always come back to toshiba. For this price you cant beat this laptop very good would tell everyone to geat.

value for money, features, quiet, easy to use, Display Screen, Performance

short battery life

Jan, 2013

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Excellent Value for Latest Technology


What I love about this laptop is it represents latest technology at a fantastic price. I shopped for weeks at all the discount locations online only to keep coming back to Office Depot for this selection. What exceeded my expectation was the award...

value for money, features, easy to use, design, Performance

Dec, 2012

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Best Laptop


I am not sure what other two reviewers talking about, Key Board issues and slowing down when programs fully installed. I don't beleive that, it is definitely not possible. This is the best Laptop I have ever owned, thanks so much to Toshiba and...

value for money, features, battery life, quiet, easy to use, Display Screen, design, Performance

Dec, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / SRS Premium Sound HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery Capacity:48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):4.06
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6


Front camera:Y


Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes


Color of product:Aluminium / Blue
Form Factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Multimedia
Product type:Notebook


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.95 / 6.32
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120 / 75


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7670M / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:N
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 1574803.1
Non-operating shock:60
Non-operating vibration:1
Operating altitude:0 - 393700.8
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 90
Operating shock:10
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Operating vibration:0.5
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:24
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:6
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
Labelflash: No
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:HD / SRS Premium Sound HD

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Manual: Yes


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.95 / 6.32
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120 / 75


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):24
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.4
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.4
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I7-3630QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series
Processor socket:PGA988
Processor threads:8
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:71459
Processor code:SR0UX
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot: Yes
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:Y
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No


Bundled software:TOSHIBA BookPlace\nTOSHIBA Disc Creator\nTOSHIBA Bluetooth Stack f/ Windows\nTOSHIBA eco Utility\nTOSHIBA HDD Protection\nTOSHIBA HW Setup Utility\nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor\nTOSHIBA Media Player by sMedio Truelink+\nTOSHIBA Maintenance Utility\nTOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator\nTOSHIBA Service Station\nTOSHIBA Sleep Utility\nTOSHIBA Supervisor Password Utility\nTOSHIBA Resolution Upconvert Technology f/ Media \nPlayer\nTOSHIBA Video Player\nInternet Explorer\nMicrosoft Essentials\nNorton Laptop Checkup\nOrigin\nWildTangent
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8
Trial software:Microsoft Office, Norton Internet Security 2013, Norton Online Backup, Norton Anti-Theft


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 640
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 640

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (imperial):9.53
Height (front):1.14
Height (front) (imperial):1.14
Height (rear):1.3 / 1.31
Height (rear) (imperial):1.31
Width (imperial):15