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Toshiba Satellite P755 Laptop Review

The Toshiba Satellite P755-S5269 is a fast and capable laptop. It has an Intel i7-2630QMquad-core processor, which allows it to run games and other graphics-intensive tasks with ease. Without a doubt, this laptop from Toshiba is right up there with the best desktop replacement laptops available right now. Its only shortcoming is that it is slightly heavier and bulkier than a few other laptops in this price range.

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Specifications

Toshiba Satellite P755 Laptop BackThe Satellite P755-S5269 is dark gray in color. Its texture lends it a stylish touch. All in all, it is good to look at and hold. The laptop weighs 5.8 pounds, which is acceptable. It is lighter than some laptops in its price range, and heavier than a few others, such as the Dell XPS 15z (5.5 pounds).

It has a 15.6-inch screen with a resolution of 1366×768, which is sufficient for watching movies or working simultaneously on two different programs. Its speakers are impressive, and deliver consistent sound quality at both high and low volumes.

The keyboard is big and spacious. It is well complemented by a numeric keypad. Another good thing about the laptop is that it uses a LED backlit keyboard, which makes it possible to work on the laptop in semi-dark conditions. The touchpad is smooth, spacious, and well supported by separate mouse buttons.

The Satellite P755-S5269 comes with many useful features. One such feature is Sleep-and-Music, which allows users to plug in their MP3 player to one of the USB slots to play audio from it through the laptop’s speakers even when the laptop is in sleep mode. Another feature worth mentioning here is Sleep-and-Charge. It allows you to charge your MP3 player or cellphone through a USB port (USB 2.0) even when the P755-S5269 is powered down.

It comes with a 4 USB ports—3 are USB 2.0, and 1 is USB 3.0. The P755-S5269 allows you to access the Internet through Wi-Fi (802.11n) or an Ethernet wired connection. It also comes with an optical DVD drive, giving you the freedom to burn DVDs and CDs.

Other key specifications in the model we reviewed include:Toshiba Satellite P755 Laptop Side

  • Operating system – Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • CPU – Intel i7-2630QM
  • Memory – 6 GB DDR3 1333MHz
  • Hard Drive – 750 GB (5,400 RPM)
  • Graphics Card – NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M (Optimus Technology)

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Performance

Toshiba Satellite P755 Laptop SideThe Toshiba Satellite P755-S5269 performed superbly when we tested it. It owes it superior performance to its Intel i7-2630QM processor, which is super fast and efficient. Intel i7-2630QM is a quad-core processor and, not surprisingly, performs way better than Intel’s dual-core processors used in many other laptops in this price range, such as the Lenovo Y570 and Dell XPS 15z.

In the CineBench R11.5 CPU test, the P755-S5269’s score of 4.79 was close to the two best performers, HP Pavilion dv6-6170us (4.98) and Acer Aspire AS5750-9851 (4.95). In the PCMark 7 test, a comprehensive PC performance test for Windows 7, the P755-S5269’s performance was also almost at par with Acer Aspire AS5750-9851 and HP Pavilion dv6-6170us.

In the Handbrake video transcoding test, the P755-S5269 delivered a performance identical to Pavilion dv6-6170us and Aspire As5750-9851. All three recorded a time of 1 min 36 sec. In this test, the Toshiba Satellite P755-S5269 did significantly better than its other competitors, such as Dell XPS 15z (2 mins 2 sec), Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 (1 min 59 sec), and Asus K53SV-B1 (2 mins 9 sec). The P755-S5269 completed Photoshop CS5 in an impressive time of 3 mins 54 sec, which was close to the best reading for this range of laptops.

This laptop also delivers an above-average graphics performance. It is capable of running all graphics-intensive programs, as its test scores testify. In our 3DMark06 test, it recorded scores of 10,092 at 1,024×768 resolution and 7,223 at native resolution. When run at a medium quality resolution of 1024×768, we were able to record 39.9 frames per second, or fps, in Lost Planet 2 and 59.2 fps in Crysis. These readings were a bit better than the Dell laptop.

The Toshiba Satellite P755-S5269 laptop comes with NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M with NVIDIA Optimus Technology graphic card, which switches between the integrated and heavy-duty graphics card. When you run a game or any other program which is graphics intensive, the laptop uses the heavy-duty graphics card. At other times, it relies on the integrated chipset to get the work done. This automatic switching from the high-intensive graphic card to the integrated chipset ensures a decent battery life. In our MobileMark 2007 test, a test for gauging the laptops’ battery life, we recorded a time of 5 hrs 7 mins, which is a decent figure considering the hardware installed in it.

Verdict

When talking about the Toshiba Satellite P755-S5269, it is hard not to compare it with the Dell XPS 15z. Both are great gaming laptops, but if you are looking for extra horsepower, only the Satellite P755-S5269, with its powerful quad-core processor, will satisfy your needs. Dell’s laptop may be better looking, but it is behind the Toshiba Satellite P755-S5269 in terms of performance and graphics.

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About the author

Will Blears

As a teenager I watched all of my friends playing the latest games on their high spec gaming computers. Meanwhile, I didn't even have a computer or an internet connection - that is until I realised I could build my own computer. Since that day, I've been a complete computer geek, a gaming fanatic and a lover of everything digital.