Look no further. The 15.6-inch Satellite S855 laptop offers exactly what you need. Whether you're a master multitasker, entertainment buff or multimedia maniac, the Satellite S855 (model S855-S5378) covers all the bases. High-performance and loaded with amenities, this brand new Ice Blue Brushed Aluminum model makes a bold statement from the inside out.
Now loaded with Windows 8, the Satellite S855 is better than ever because now you can take advantage of its sizable display and large, intuitive touchpad with modern gesture support to navigate the exciting new Windows 8 tiles interface and apps. Step up to a new operating system, fast processing power and better graphics options and get tried, true and tested Toshiba innovation.
It's packed with powerful computing resources, including a SuperMulti drive that can burn a plethora of disc formats, and plenty of ports and storage to give you the freedom to expand, or hold more files and media. And thanks to the built-in webcam and Toshiba Face Recognition software on this machine, you'll enjoy a more convenient way to communicate, log on, or share your laptop among the family.
Take Advantage of Windows 8
Be ready to take advantage of the next big revolution in PC computing: Windows 8. The new Start screen has all of the information you care about in one place, such as your contacts, the weather, and the next appointment on your calendar. Start Page is a completely reinvented interface with interactive tiles that remain up-front and center–and they dynamically change and update in real-time.
With the power and innovation of your new Windows 8 Toshiba PC, you get apps that are always on and easily accessible from your Start screen. You'll also get new, built-in apps for the things you do most, like new Microsoft Mail, Calendar, SkyDrive, Photos, People, and Messaging.
On your Microsoft 8 Toshiba PC, the Charms bar replaces the Start button, offering quick access to search, sharing features, devices and settings. Enjoy the convenience of seeing everything front and center, right where you need it.
The Toshiba Satellite S855, powered by Windows 8 (see larger image).
Premium raised keyboard (see larger image).
Full-size keyboard with 10-key pad (view larger).
Intel Core i7 Quad-Core Processor
For a difference you can see and feel in HD or 3D, multitasking or multimedia, get the visibly smart, 3rd generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor with top-of-the-line performance for your most demanding tasks. Effortlessly move between applications with smart multitasking, delivered by Intel Hyper-Threading Technology. Enjoy the thrill of an automatic burst of speed when you need it with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. Experience your movies, photos and games smoothly and seamlessly with a suite of visual enhancements built into the processor–no extra hardware required.
Super speed USB 3.0 with Sleep and Charge.
Touchpad with multi-touch control.
Premium Raised-Tile Keyboard
Not all keyboards are created equal. The premium raised-tile keyboard on select laptops sets itself apart because it's handsomely handy. Whether you're doing homework, writing a letter or updating your social status, it makes typing more comfortable.
Touchpad with Multi-Touch Control
Now it's easier to peruse web pages, work with long documents, and show off photos with the larger touchpad, which supports the new Windows 8 Modern gestures like scrolling and pinch zoom–giving you the freedom and fluidity or movement as of a touch tablet or smartphone.
Super-speed USB 3.0 Port
Your technology collection is getting bigger and faster. Fortunately, your laptop can keep up with the best of them, thanks to built-in USB 3.0 ports. You'll not only get much quicker transfer speeds, but your USB 3.0 devices won't require a separate power cable either, unlike eSATA technology.
USB Sleep and Charge
Another Toshiba innovation, USB Sleep and Charge lets you power your smartphone and other devices even when the laptop's asleep or off. It's perfect for travelers and gear heads. And it's a great way to charge a dead device when you carry your PC around.
With support for Full 1080p HD video and sound, the HDMI connection on your PC lets you enjoy high-end multimedia on the go, or at home on your bigscreen TV.
Toshiba Resolution+ Video Enhancement Technology
Make older movies, photos and clips look a lot better on your HDTV or HD laptop screen–with Toshiba Resolution+ technology. It's an exclusive innovation that converts standard definition DVD movies and instantly improves sharpness and color in real time for a picture that looks and feels more like HD.
Here's how it works: Color Correction and RGB Gamma improve brightness, color saturation, contrast and hue. Next, Advanced Color Image fine-tunes environmental and character colors, like sky, grass, leaves and skin, to give these images a more natural appearance.
15.6-inch TruBrite LED-backlit display with 1366 x 768 resolution for native HD 720p viewing
2.4 GHz Intel Core i7-3630QM ultra-low voltage, dual-core processor (3.4 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology; 3 MB L3 cache)
750 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)
8 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1600 MHz; 16 GB maximum)
Mobile Intel HD integrated graphics with up to 1696 MB of dynamically allocated shared graphics memory, support for Microsoft DirectX 11 games
8x SuperMulti CD/DVD drive with support for 11 formats
Built-in stereo speakers with SRS Premium Sound HD audio enhancement
Dimensions and Weight: 14.96 x 9.53 x 1.31 inches (WxDxH); 5.5 pounds
Wireless & Networking Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks. Bluetooth 4.0 for connecting to peripherals like a wireless mouse, headset, and more Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
Connectivity & Expansion 2 super-speed USB 3.0 ports (1 with Sleep and Charge capabilities) 1 standard USB 2.0 ports HDMI audio/video output with support for Full HD 1080p high-definition video. VGA video output (analog, RGB) Multi-format memory card reader compatible with Secure Digital, SDHC, SDXC, miniSD, microSD, Multi Media Card (shared slot; may require adapter for use) Microphone and headphone jacks
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What's in the Box
This package contains the Toshiba Satellite S855-S5378 notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions. It's backed by a 1-year limited warranty.
Ice Blue Brushed Aluminum finish (view larger).
Preloaded Software Toshiba eco Utility. When it comes to helping the environment, every amp, volt and watt counts. Equipped with the power-saving eco Utility, this laptop helps you use electricity wisely through improved power management. With just a click, you can quickly adjust the settings and power plan of your laptop, and monitor your ongoing power usage.
It also comes with the following software: Microsoft Office (trial); Internet Explorer 10; Microsoft Essentials; Norton Internet Security 2013 (30-day trial); Norton Online Backup (30-day trial); Norton Anti-Theft (60-day trial); WildTangent Games Console
Environmental Specifications Energy Star 5.0 certified Gold EPEAT designation for meeting standards to help reduce its environmental impact. RoHS compliant effectively reducing the environmental impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances
Learn more about Toshiba's environmental commitment.
Toshiba Dynadock U3.0 Universal USB Connect Docking Station
Toshiba's Dynadock U3.0 universal USB connect docking station links all your electronic devices to your laptop–peripherals, external monitor, and sound system–with just a single USB 3.0 cable. It includes six USB ports (four USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0), Gigabit Ethernet port, mic and headphone jacks, HDMI output, and a DVI video output–plus support for dual displays.
Toshiba Canvio Plus USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drives
Available in a number of capacities, Toshiba's Canvio USB 3.0 portable external hard drives are designed to be the most hassle-free back-up solution. With everything you need right in the box, they are the ultimate combination of storage, convenience, and style.
Toshiba 14-inch USB Mobile LCD Monitor
Unpack the Toshiba 14-inch USB Mobile LCD Monitor and you'll get a big 14 diagonal inches of instant screen "real estate"—brought to you in brilliant 1366 x 768 HD resolution. Under three pounds and less than one inch thick, this ultra-portable monitor is designed to fit in most standard laptop bags. It also comes with a dual-purpose custom-fitted carrying case.
Toshiba Extreme Backpack
Versatile, lightweight, and durable, the Toshiba Extreme Backpack offers five separate compartments–including a padded compartment that protects laptops with a screen up to 15.6 inches. It also includes a music player pouch with ear bud access.
Toshiba Bluetooth Laser Mouse
The stylish, wireless Toshiba Bluetooth Laser Mouse gives you precise cursor movement, offering a convenient scroll wheel, battery saving features, and selectable DPI. Work comfortably all day whether you're right-handed or left-handed with the balanced and weighted design.
Toshiba AC Adapter
A second AC adapter at home and/or at work makes power access convenient and tailored to your needs. Also keep one in your carrying case at all times and never be without an AC adapter when you travel.
- Screen Size: 15.6 inches
- Max Screen Resolution: 1366 x 768 pixels
- Processor: 3.4 GHz
- RAM: 8 GB DDR3
- Hard Drive: 750 GB
- Graphics Coprocessor: Mobile Intel® HD graphics with shared memory
- Wireless Type: 802.11bgn
- Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 1
- Number of USB 3.0 Ports: 2
Fantastic system, particularly for the price
There is a similar version of this laptop that has a Blue Ray burner instead of the DVD-RW, a much better graphics card (with 2G onboard RAM…), and an SSD boot drive with a 5400RPM regular drive (instead of just the 5400 regular drive). It was a little over $900. None of these were things I absolutely needed so I opted for the savings.
I have one qualm which docked it a star. The colors on the monitor are a bit muted. Its brightness, clarity, and so forth are all great, but the contrasts aren’t as good. Then again, I am almost always hooked up to a dual monitor (which I haven’t tested yet) instead of using the laptop monitor so I don’t care quite as much, and movies still look fine, but don’t expect the screen to be something fabulous.
The one thing that almost kept me from buying the system was its form factor. I was afraid from the pictures that it was going to be bulky and ugly. I have been pleasantly surprised, it is sleek. The weight is very well balanced, the keyboard is very comfy (and full size), the touch pad is well placed (I’m not having any palm problems).
In so far as speed, absolutely no problems there at all.
I really like this system, and am looking forward to a good long run with it.
Re: Bad info on product details
As for the hard drive only being reported as 688 GB when it is supposed to be 750 GB, there are 2 things probably affecting this- First, there is probably a hidden recovery partition and Windows won’t report that as part of the drive. Second, Windows reports drives using powers of 1024 whereas drive manufacturers us powers of 1000 to report drive size. As an example, my computer has a 750 GB drive, but Windows only reports it as 654 GB. The recovery partition is using 29 GB and the remainder is accounted for by the “math error” that is manifested by the 2 different methods of calculating drive size. If you do a search for why the difference in reported hard drive sizes, you will find many articles that will explain this more clearly.
Costumer Review 7/3/13
Based on the product itself
Product and Service
I’ve had better service elsewhere, but this was just one isolated bad experience. Toshiba might actually have really good costumer service, I don’t know.
Toshiba S855–Excellent Everyday Laptop
But in another hand, is a powerfull machine, you can play games in excellent video an audio quality, and awesome processor, plus 8 GB of RAM, it makes it and excellent choice also if you want to work with different programming IDE’s.
This laptop goes along well with the Canon PIXMA MX452 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax, along with the Logitech M510 Wireless Mouse. Both worked very well with the Toshiba Satellite S855-S5378 laptop. Great products!!