Toshiba Satellite P855-S5200 Review

Posted November 22, 2012 by Sam Chen in Reviews

Been There, Done That. What Else?

Yup, the Toshiba Satellite. It’s one of those iconic names that’s been around for a really long time and represents a huge range of Toshiba notebooks ranging from the budget to the mid/high end. Today, we’ll be reviewing one of Toshiba’s Satellite models, the Satellite P855-S5200.

The Satellite P855-S5200 is one of Toshiba’s middle of the road Satellite notebooks which, from a performance standpoint, sits somewhere between the ultra budget Satellites’ and the high end Satellites’.

Taking a look at the specifications for the P855-S5200, we get a fairly powerful Intel Core i7 3610QM, which for those of you know checked out our recent review of the CyberPowerPC X6-9120 will know that it’s an excellent processor that strikes a very nice balance between TDP, price and performance. In addition to this the P855-S5200 also comes equipped with 8GB of DDR3, a 750GB hard drive, harman/karman stereo speakers, and more.

How does it stack up? Let’s dig in!

Toshiba Satellite P855-S5200 Specifications

Manufacturer Toshiba
Model Satellite P855-S5200
CPU Intel Core i7-3610QM (2.3GHz, 3.3GHz Turbo) Processor
Motherboard Mobile Intel®HM76 Chipset
Memory 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz Memory
Graphics Intel HD 4000 Integrated
Storage Toshiba 750GB 5400RPM HDD
Optical Drive TSST DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)
Display 15.6″ 1366×768 LED Backlit Display
Sound Harman/Kardon Stereo Speakers
Networking Built-in 10/100 Mbps + Wireless b/g/n + WiDi Capable
Keyboard Built-in Keyboard
Mouse Built-in Multi-gesture Touchpad
Battery 6 Cell Li-Ion Polymer Battery (48Wh)
Webcam Built-in 1.3 Mega Pixel Webcam
I/O HDMI, 4x USB 3.0, Ethernet, Multi-card Reader, 3.5mm Headphone/Microphone Jack, Kensington Lock, VGA, SD Card Slot
Operating System Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition) SP1
Dimensions 13.15″ x 9.25″ x ~0.704″ (344mm x 235mm x 17.9mm)
Weight 5.4 lbs
Warranty 1-Year Parts and Labor, 1 Year Battery

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  • Moy

    the problem with most branded and packaged pc’s these days is that they put A LOT of focus on the processor and saying fuck it lets use 2008 components on the rest. I once saw a brand (i forgot but its a top name) who uses 17-3930k9(the 400-500$ processor) paired with only 2-4gb of ram, a regular small fan, no dedicated gpu and only .5-1tb space. I cringe whenever I think of it, such a powerful processor paired with cheap components :/