Toshiba Satellite P855-S5200

Toshiba Satellite P855-S5200

If you are a Toshiba fan and have waited for their fresh laptops for 2012 to hit the market, you will be glad to hear that the laptop maker’s Toshiba Satellite P855-S5200 system will be on sale very soon.

The Satellite is a line of consumer notebooks and the P in this case stands for “performance”. The high-end systems have a brand new design with a sleeker and more elegant appearance, but the most important update is inside. The P855-S5200 packs the 3rd Generation Intel Core “Ivy Bridge” processor. The particular model used is the Core i7-3610QM with four cores and clock speeds ranging from 2.3GHz to 3.3GHz, depending on use. This well specced laptop is equipped with 8GB of DDR3 memory, with possible expansion to maximal 16GB, while for storing music, photos, movies, and other files there’s a spacious 750GB hard disk drive. The laptop also has a DVD burner, and a six cell battery, claimed to provide up to 5 hours and 30 minutes of autonomy.

A field where this notebook hasn’t made any advancement is its display. For years, the standard resolution of the 15.6-inch laptop screens is 1366×768, and that hasn’t been changed on the Satellite P855-S5200. It’s a glossy one.

However, the laptop comes with speedier USB 3.0 technology on all four ports and additionally there’s built-in Intel WiDi tech for wireless streaming of videos to external displays.

Toshiba Satellite P855-S5200 Specifications

Display: 15.6-inch glossy, 1366×768
Processor: 3rd Gen Intel Core i7-3610QM 2.3GHz (with Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz)
Graphics: Intel HD 4000 integrated
RAM: 8GB DDR3 1,600MHz
HDD: 750GB 5,400rpm
ODD: DVD burner
Webcam: Yes
Audio: Stereo speakers, Slipstream technology, SRS Premium Sound 3D
Networking: 802.11n Wi-Fi, Ethernet LAN, Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) technology
Ports and Slots: 4 x USB 3.0, HDMI, media card reader
Battery: 6-cell, up to 5 and a half hours
Dimensions: 1.2″ x 15.2″ x 9.9″
Weight: 5.4 lbs
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
Warranty: 1-Year

The notebook has a price of about $780. A cheaper model with a Core i5 CPU is the P855-S5312, while for a bigger and better screen you can check out the similarly priced 17.3″ P875-S7102.

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Danijel is a tech writer who founded Laptoping in 2006. His specialty are Windows-based laptops, 2-in-1 convertibles, and tablet PCs.

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