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Toshiba Satellite P755 review

Premium multimedia 3D laptop
Wed Jul 13 2011, 16:55
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Product Toshiba Satellite P755
Website http://www.toshiba-europe.com
System Specifications 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 6GB DDR3 RAM, Nvidia Geforce GT540M graphics with 1GB VRAM, 750GB hard drive, Blu-ray drive, 15.6in 1366x768 TFT LED backlit display, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
Price £999 inc. VAT


THE SATELLITE P755 is one of Toshiba's top of the range laptops. It aims to offer the full entertainment and multimedia package with Nvidia's active shutter 3D technology built in.

The laptop is good looking with its silvery grey textured finish. We think it looks stylish without going over the top and the design should appeal to a range of tastes.

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It feels well made and sturdy, apart from the quite flimsy and rickety tray on the Blu-ray drive. We liked the look of the glossy black full size keyboard with the additional numeric keypad. It's okay to type on but the keys are chunky and spaced quite far apart. Typing is comfortable, due to the large palm-rest area, but noticeably noisy.

Touch sensitive buttons above the keyboard give quick access to things like volume and WiFi.

The touchpad is a decent size with two large physical buttons and there is a handy button to disable it. The downside of the touchpad is that the lined case texture is continued onto it, though not as defined.

At 2.6kg the laptop weighs less than its rivals. For example the Alienware M14X that has a smaller screen weighs 2.9kg. It's still not the kind of weight you'll want to lug around, though.

Toshiba has packed the laptop with a nice set of hardware, starting with an Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, which can run at up to 2.9GHz using Turbo Boost. To accompany the chip there is a healthy 6GB of RAM and an Nvidia Geforce GT540M with 1GB of VRAM. So you get what you pay for in this case, with a retail price of £999.

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All of this adds up to smooth performance. No matter what we used the P755 for it coped without a hint of complaint or problem. Designed for entertainment, the laptop has everything you need. The combination of a 750GB hard disk and a Blu-ray drive will make the P755 attractive for multimedia users.

There are a range of ports including microphone, headphone, memory card reader, Ethernet, HDMI, VGA and four USB ports. Two of the USB ports are on the right and the remaining two are on the left, one of which is USB 3.0.

 

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