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Toshiba Satellite P855-S5200 Review

Toshiba Satellite P855-S5200 Review

Sam ChenNovember 22, 2012

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

ModelSatellite P855-S5200
CPUIntel Core i7-3610QM (2.3GHz, 3.3GHz Turbo) Processor
MotherboardMobile Intel®HM76 Chipset
Memory8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz Memory
GraphicsIntel HD 4000 Integrated
StorageToshiba 750GB 5400RPM HDD
Optical DriveTSST DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)
Display15.6″ 1366×768 LED Backlit Display
SoundHarman/Kardon Stereo Speakers
NetworkingBuilt-in 10/100 Mbps + Wireless b/g/n + WiDi Capable
KeyboardBuilt-in Keyboard
MouseBuilt-in Multi-gesture Touchpad
Battery6 Cell Li-Ion Polymer Battery (48Wh)
WebcamBuilt-in 1.3 Mega Pixel Webcam
I/OHDMI, 4x USB 3.0, Ethernet, Multi-card Reader, 3.5mm Headphone/Microphone Jack, Kensington Lock, VGA, SD Card Slot
Operating SystemMicrosoft® Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition) SP1
Dimensions13.15″ x 9.25″ x ~0.704″ (344mm x 235mm x 17.9mm)
Weight5.4 lbs
Warranty1-Year Parts and Labor, 1 Year Battery
About The Author
Sam Chen
Hardware and Technology Enthusiast. SSD Evangelist. Editor-in-Chief. You can find Sam's full biography here
  • 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 :/