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The P755-S5269 has a dark gray finish (Toshiba calls this color "platinum") with an added texture to it that feels far more luxurious to the touch than plastic designs usually do. It measures 1.4-by-15-by-9.8 inches (HWD), but for its added thickness, it keeps things light with a plastic chassis. It weighs in at 5.8 pounds, which is lighter than the 6-pound Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 ($849.99 direct, 3.5 stars), but heavier than the 5.5-pound Dell XPS 15z (Microsoft) ($999 direct, 4 stars). Because of this plastic construction, the Toshiba Satellite does flex a good deal more than its more sturdy competitors.
The P755-S5269's 15.6-inch display has a 1366-by-768 resolution and is large enough to watch DVDs or multitask with two windows side by side. Just below the widescreen display you will find two Harman/Kardon speakers. Paired with Dolby Advanced Audio and Wave MaxxAudio 3 software sound enhancements, these speakers provide a rich sound quality that stays consistent at high and low volumes. The only issue I found while shuffling through my Pandora stations was the lack of bass.
There is a full-sized chiclet-style keyboard, and an adjacent numeric keypad. The glossy-finish on the keys may be a bit slick for some users, but the inclusion of an LED backlight means that you can use the laptop comfortably even in low-light situations. The multitouch trackpad offers gesture control and separate mouse buttons, and the touchpad itself has a smoother matte finish, but I caught myself wishing that it offered the same luxurious feel of the laptop's lid.
|Type Gaming, Desktop Replacement|
|Processor Name Intel Core i7-2630QM|
|Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium|
|Processor Speed 2 GHz|
|RAM 6 GB|
|Weight 5.8 lb|
|Screen Size 15.6 inches|
|Screen Size Type Widescreen|
|Native Resolution 1366 x 768|
|Graphics Card nVidia GeForce GT 540M|
|Graphics Memory 1024|
|2nd Graphics Card Intel HD Graphics 3000|
|Storage Capacity (as Tested) 750 GB|
|Rotation Speed 5400 rpm|
|Networking Options 802.11n|
|Primary Optical Drive Dual-Layer DVD+/-RW|
|Wireless Display Capability (WiDi) Yes|
|Battery Type 48 Whr (Watt hours)|
|Tech Support 1 year parts and labor; 1 year battery.|
|MobileMark 2007 – Standard Battery Productivity Load (hrs:min) 5:07|
|MobileMark 2007- Performance score 314|
|3-D BENCHMARK TESTS - 3DMark06 - 1,024 x 768 - Default 10092|
|3-D BENCHMARK TESTS - 3DMark06 - Native – 0X/4X 7223|
|Crysis - Medium quality - 1,024 x 768 - AA/AF=Off/Off 59.2|
|Lost Planet 2 (DX9) - Middle quality - 1,024 x 768- AA/AF=Off/Off 39.9|
|Lost Planet 2 (DX9) - High quality - Native - AA/AF= 0X/4X 20.3|
|MULTIMEDIA TESTS - Handbrake 1:36 min:sec|
|MULTIMEDIA TESTS - PhotoShop CS5 3:54 min:sec|
|MULTIMEDIA TESTS - CineBench 11.5 4.79|
The P755-S5269 offers a fairly rich feature set, with one USB 3.0 port and three USB 2.0 ports, as well as a case-lock slot to physically secure the laptop. Toshiba's Sleep-and-Charge utility lets you power up cell-phones and MP3 players through one of the USB 2.0 ports, even when the laptop is in sleep mode. Sleep-and-Music lets you play audio from your MP3 player through the laptop's speakers, even when the laptop is powered down.
The laptop's VGA and HDMI outputs let you connect to an external monitor, HDTV, or projector with a single cable. If you want to ditch the cables altogether, you can pick up a Netgear Push2TV adapter (a $99 purchase) and use the integrated WiDi 2.0 technology to stream your HD content wirelessly to any HDTV. You can also get online via an Ethernet wired connection or 802.11n Wi-Fi. A DVD optical drive provides read and burn capability for CDs and DVDs. The 750GB 5,400rpm drive is the same capacity and speed as the hard drive found in the HP Pavilion dv6-6170us ($1,049.99 list, 4 stars), and it's larger than the 640GB drive found in the Acer Aspire AS5750-9851 ($829.99 list, 3 stars).
On the hard drive, you'll find a few pre-installed programs like Microsoft Office Starter 2010, and a 30-day trial of Norton Internet Security, and dedicated website links on the desktop to services like Amazon and Skype. While not a particularly egregious load of software, you will also find a large selection of programs and utilities bearing the Toshiba brand name. These include Toshiba's proprietary App and eBook stores, and utilities like hard drive protection.
Toshiba covers the P755-S5269 with a one-year warranty on parts and labor, but also covers the battery with a one-year warranty. Buyers wanting more peace of mind may want to take advantage of Office Depot's several extended protection and service plans. Their basic two-year protection plan ($169.99) extends this warranty for another year, and includes 24/7 tech support. Adding premium coverage for drops and spills, and extending battery coverage for a second year costs $259.99, and a four-year plan, offering all of the same warranty and accident coverage, including 24/7 tech support, can be had for $349.99.