Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5089 Review -Budget notebook

Posted by Stefan on December 31st, 2010 in Laptops | No Comments

Another entry-level consumer notebook gaining attention from everyone and this time it is from Toshiba as Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5089. The specialty of this notebook is its full size unlike its contemporaries. This notebook comes along with every standard feature that a laptop should possess and this includes DVD drive too. The display size of this system when measured diagonally would be 15.6-inches. Its weight is quite moderate and will not be a problem to carry around all day.

Another important benefit with Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5089 is its economical price. This would be an ideal choice for an individual that is looking for a basic laptop at economical and affordable price. This laptop often comes with more discounts and offers during special occasions.


This Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5089 is best retail model out of Toshiba Satellite C655D series. This notebook comes with an AMD V-Series V140 processor, which runs at 2.3 GHz. The V-Series V140 is a single core processor, which obviously lack the performance that is seen in the dual core Athlon ii processors or the core i3 processors from Intel. However, the processor is good enough to serve all your computing needs including browsing, web surfing, emailing among others.

The V-series processor is capable enough to perform every common computing task successfully. If you do need to performs that demand more processing power, we suggest that you look at other dual core processor based notebooks.

The Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5089 comes with 320 GB hard disk. This capacity will be more than enough to store multiple data such as HD videos, images and many more. This laptop’s RAM is 3 GB, which is plenty to run Windows 7 and many more applications. There is a possibility to upgrade this memory with this notebook.

We must inform you that this Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5089 do not have webcam facility. Of course, you can have an external webcam through USB if needed. Some of the current day advanced games may not be quite appealing on this laptop. Many of the advanced video games demand ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 graphics card and this is not available with this laptop. Still you can play those games, but quite underwhelming for the user. Also, remember there is no VGA port and HDMI port too.


Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5089 comes with one year limited warranty for parts. Also, you will have a one year warranty on labor too.


This laptop’s height is 1.5-inch and width is 15.1-inch. The weight of this laptop is 5.5lbs. Its depth is 11.0-inches.

Inside out

The processor of the laptop is AMD V-Series with 2.3 GHz speed. The laptop equipped with 6-cell lithium-ion battery. Its High-definition widescreen TFT-LCD screen with TruBrite technology is quite impressive with 1366x 768 pixels. Its screen size is 15.6-inches diagonally. Its cache memory is 512KB on die Level 2. The provided RAM with this laptop is 3 GB and it can be expanded up to 8 GB successfully. Its optical drive is Double-layer DVD+RW/CD-RW. Digital media card reader is very much available with this laptop. Its internal speakers are fairly enough for Windows and some other applications. Also, there is a facility of PCMCIA slots too. Two numbers of USB 2.0 Ports are very well equipped for this laptop.

All the above mentioned features are pretty well assuring a greater possibility for regular computing tasks. The Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5089 would be an ideal choice for everyone that is struck with a low budget for a laptop. On the other side, we would also like you to explore some other notebooks that are powered by intel core i3 or the Athlon ii P340 processor that also have in built webcams. For about the same price (or may be $50 extra), you may be able to get it in deals.

Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5089 Pros

– Inexpensive
– Well Buily

Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5089 Cons

– If you need good processing power then this one lacks this
– Does not come with webcam

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