Toshiba Satellite L755d is a budget notebook that features the newer, more powerful AMD A6 processor. The build quality is great and we expect nothing less from Toshiba. This is despite the fact that the whole notebook is made of plastic. The red color that we got for review looks very pretty in person and will catch everyone’s attention if you use it in public.
Performance – While the AMD A6 processor is still a no match for the Core i5 and i7 processors, the Toshiba L755d is powerful enough for doing everyday tasks and even some gaming, thanks to the integrated ATi Radeon HD 6520G graphics. The GPU lets you view full 1080p video and play some of the latest games as well, although at low / medium settings.
Here is how the AMD A6 3400M performs according to the Notebooksnews.com. Keep in mind that benchmarks are not everything. The notebook is not slow at all by any means and completely blows away netbooks in terms of performance.
Display – The 15.6 inch display features 1366 x 768 pixel resolution that is standard for business and student notebooks. Unfortunately, the screen looks extremely washed out and color do not pop like they do on the Sony Vaio CB.
Keyboard, Touchpad – The keys on the keyboard are full sized and are placed where they should be. Toshiba even managed to squeeze in a dedicated numeric keypad that will be appreciated by those who like to crunch in a lot of numbers. In the typing test, the keys felt great and responsive. Touchpad is lovely too but lacks multi touch gesture support.
Ports – Even though it is a budget notebook, you will find ports that are typically found in medium range notebooks. You get HDMI, VGA, three USB 2.0 ports and multi card reader.
Upgradability – It comes with two RAM slots that allow you to bump up the RAM to 8GB, incase you feel the urge to do so.
Battery Life – It offers 5.5 hours of runtime on a single charge. Pretty good for a notebook of this size and power.
September 12, 2011