Toshiba Satellite L755D review

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Though AMD offers a different balance of performance to Intel, in terms of power efficiency the two are neck and neck. With a 4,200mAh battery charged to capacity, and the display calibrated to a brightness of 75cd/m2, the Satellite L755D lasted for 5hrs 33mins in our light use test. In our experience that’s about average for an Intel Core i3 laptop in this price bracket.

The Toshiba feels impressively sturdy. Despite its all-plastic construction, there’s precious little flex in the base and the lid feels up to fending off the occasional knock. And it’s remarkably pretty. The combination of red and black does a great job of hiding the Satellite’s budget origins.

Toshiba Satellite L755D - above

Ergonomics are solid, if unremarkable. Though a numeric keypad has been shoehorned in beside the main keyboard, large square keys keep mispresses to a minimum, and they give a solid, responsive break at the end of each stroke. There is a little flex if you eagerly push down at the keyboard’s centre, but we didn’t notice it while typing. The touchpad, meanwhile, just goes about its business: it lacks niceties such as multitouch scrolling, but cursor control is smooth and we loved the large, clicky buttons.

The Satellite L775D’s most mediocre aspect is its glossy 15.6in display. The 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution is usual budget laptop fare, and image quality is merely average. With a maximum brightness of 216cd/m2 and a contrast ratio of 196:1, images look washed out and colours lack vivacity.

In a market that’s been utterly dominated by Intel for many years, it’s good to see AMD fighting back. The A6-3400M might not take the fight to Intel in desktop applications, but it combines fair all-round performance with casual gaming prowess. That suggests a bright future for AMD-powered newcomers, and makes Toshiba’s Satellite L755D a decent laptop for the price.


Warranty1yr collect and return

Physical specifications

Dimensions380 x 250 x 38mm (WDH)

Processor and memory

ProcessorAMD A6-3400M
Motherboard chipsetAMD
RAM capacity6.00GB
Memory typeDDR3
SODIMM sockets free0
SODIMM sockets total2

Screen and video

Screen size15.6in
Resolution screen horizontal1,366
Resolution screen vertical768
Resolution1366 x 768
Graphics chipsetAMD Radeon HD 6520G
Graphics card RAMN/A
VGA (D-SUB) outputs1
HDMI outputs1
S-Video outputs0
DVI-I outputs0
DVI-D outputs0
DisplayPort outputs0


Hard disk usable capacity298GB
Spindle speed5,400RPM
Internal disk interfaceSATA/300
Hard diskToshiba MK3275GSX
Optical disc technologyDVD writer
Optical driveTSSTcorp TS-L633F
Battery capacity4,200mAh
Replacement battery price inc VAT£0


Wired adapter speed100Mbits/sec
802.11a supportno
802.11b supportyes
802.11g supportyes
802.11 draft-n supportyes
Integrated 3G adapterno
Bluetooth supportno

Other Features

Wireless hardware on/off switchno
Wireless key-combination switchyes
ExpressCard34 slots0
ExpressCard54 slots0
PC Card slots0
USB ports (downstream)3
FireWire ports0
PS/2 mouse portno
9-pin serial ports0
Parallel ports0
Optical S/PDIF audio output ports0
Electrical S/PDIF audio ports0
3.5mm audio jacks2
SD card readeryes
Memory Stick readeryes
MMC (multimedia card) readeryes
Smart Media readerno
Compact Flash readerno
xD-card readerno
Pointing device typeTouchpad
Audio chipsetRealtek HD Audio
Speaker locationAbove keyboard
Hardware volume control?no
Integrated microphone?yes
Integrated webcam?yes
Camera megapixel rating1.3mp
Fingerprint readerno
Smartcard readerno
Carry caseno

Battery and performance tests

Battery life, light use5hr 33min
3D performance (crysis) low settings50fps
3D performance settingLow
Overall Real World Benchmark score0.45
Responsiveness score0.58
Media score0.42
Multitasking score0.36

Operating system and software

Operating systemWindows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
OS familyWindows 7
Recovery methodRecovery partition
Software suppliedN/A

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