Toshiba satellite C655D-S5139 Laptop Review

Posted by Stefan on February 22nd, 2011 in Laptops | 1 Comment

Toshiba satellite C655D series is added with another new powerful inexpensive laptop as Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5139. This is a stylish model notebook with powerful performance comes at affordable price tag for all. This machine is powered through the latest AMD Fusion series processor, AMD E-Series E-350 processor. AMD’s Fusion series processors are famous for low power consumption and low price tag. This machine comes with 3GB RAM, 250GB hard drive, optical drive, AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics and many more. Remember that this machine comes minus webcam.

Many enthusiasts are eagerly waiting to experience the real fusion. This waiting is over now and AMD has officially delivered the fusion promise in a way it is up to the expectations.

The Brazos platform consists of the Hudson chipset and the 40mm Ontario APU with full DirectX11 support and features successfully a total power draw of 9W for notebooks and small form factor desktops and other devices.

The major benefit through this Brazos is that the APU lineup is the fact it provides a perfect balance between thermal control and graphical prowess. During CES, AMD released two products, one is a single core Brazos and other is a dual-core chip, graphically, both are similar in performance, but additional CPU core will allow the dual-core E-350 Brazos part to deliver quality performance at an affordable price point.

AMD E-350 Zacate Processor Details:

AMD has come with an integrated CPU-GPU combination through “Fusion” technology initiative. Here, AMD’s aim is to offer improved balance along with efficient low power platform for a light and thin netbook and notebooks. This CPU code name is Zacate. Along with this new CPU, AMD is developing anew platform with a code name as “Brazos”.

The AMD E-350 Zacate Processor which is clocked at 1.6 GHz is quite tiny. The chip version is of higher-end 18watt chip and this is the reason to brand this as E-350 Fusion Processor too. The entire Fusion goodness will effectively perform at this 1.6GHz. This processor has dual “out of order” x86 cores built on a 40nm process technology with a total of 1MB of L2Cache. It means 512KB per core. This chip can support X86-64 extension along with sporting a 64-bit FPU in it. Its graphics core incorporated with a new generation UVD3 video decode block. Altogether this processor is a perfect choice for the current sleek netbooks and notebooks.

Pros:

  • Very powerful machine with inexpensive price tag.
  • Decent battery backup with 6.05-hours.
  • Light in weight with 5.5 lbs.
  • It has AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics.
  • It has optical drive.

Cons:

  • No webcam.
  • No Bluetooth.
  • No HDMI output port.

Specifications:

Processor:

This machine is powered through AMD Fusion E-350 processor. It is clocked at 1.6 GH and comes with 1MB of L2 cache.

System memory and Hard Drive:

This laptop comes with 3 GB DDR3 RAM and 250 GB hard drive. This hard drive is HDD and rotates at 5400 rpm.

Display and Graphics:

This laptop comes with 15.6-inches widescreen with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. Its display type is HD TruBrite LED Backlit and supports 720p content too.

It has AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics and comes with 384MB-1459MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory.

Optical drive:

This laptop is arranged with SuperMulti DVD burner. This can read and write CDs and DVDs in multiple formats through double-layer support.

Audio:

Toshiba satellite C655D-S5139  comes with standard stereo speakers.

Networking:

There is Ethernet LAN for wired connectivity and equipped with Wi-Fi Wireless networking (802.11/b/g/n) for wireless networking needs.

Input Devices:

This laptop is arranged with standard US keyboard with 10-key numeric pad. This keypad is comfortable to use.

There is touch pad pointing device with multi touch control. It is quite responsive and easy to use.

Additional Ports:

This laptop comes with one Memory Card Reader, two USB 2.0 ports one headphone jack and one microphone jack.

Battery:

Toshiba satellite C655D-S5139  is credited with one 6-cell Lithium-ion battery pack. This battery pack offers 6.05-hours battery backup for the notebook.

Operating System:

This laptop comes with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition.

Warranty:

Toshiba satellite C655D-S5139 comes with one-year standard limited warranty over part, labor and battery.

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  1. BUBOY says

    October 11, 2011

    can this be upgraded to I-3 cpu or equivalent?