Toshiba Satellite S955D-S5374 review

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15.6-inch Toshiba Satellite S955D laptop computer (model S955D-S5374) is new and mean, multitasking-media-and-entertainment machine that puts the power in your hands.

Short Specifications:

Screen: 15.6-Inch Touch-Screen
Processor: 2.4GHz A-Series (Quad-Core)
Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7600G
Ram: 6 GB DDR3
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Toshiba Satellite S955D-S5374

The Windows 8-powered, 15.6-inch Toshiba Satellite S955D laptop computer (model S955D-S5374) is new and mean, multitasking-media-and-entertainment machine that puts the power in your hands to easy run multiple tasks, manage media and enjoy entertainment like you never experianced before. Satellite S955D is less than an inch thin and featuring Toshiba’s brushed aluminum cover in Ice Blue, and it’s better than ever. You should take advantage of its sizable display and large, intuitive touchpad with modern gesture support to navigate with new Windows 8 tiles interface and apps. It provides faster, more fluid operating system and more processing power and graphics options all with tried, true and tested Toshiba innovation.



Toshiba Satellite S955D S5374 image 1It’s packed with powerful computing resources, including a SuperMulti drive that can burn a lot of disc formats, and plenty of ports and storage allowing you 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.

Are you ready to take advantage of big revolution in PC computing: Windows 8? Redesigned Start screen has all of interesting informations in one place, such as your contacts, the weather, and the next appointment on your calendar. Start Page is fully reinvented interface with interactive tiles that remain up-front and center and they dynamically change and update in real-time.

Toshiba Satellite S955D S5374 image 2With the power of your new Windows 8 Toshiba Satellite PC, you get applications that are always on and easily accessible from your Start screen. You will also get new, built-in applications for the things you do most, like new Microsoft Mail, Calendar, SkyDrive, Photos, People, and Messaging.

On your Microsoft 8 Toshiba Satellite PC, the Charms bar replaces the Start button, offering quick and easy access to features, sharing, search, devices and settings. Enjoy the convenience of seeing everything front and center, right where you need it.

AMD A8-4555M Quad-Core APU

Toshiba Satellite S955D S5374 image 3Adapted for Windows 8, this 2nd-generation, quad-core AMD APU features 256 Radeon Cores 2.0, allowing you to run multiple programs in the same time without slowing yor computer down. Experience HD entertainment with amazing visuals on your laptop, share and edit HD photos and videos in record time and enjoy immersive 3D gaming and stunning Blu-ray 3D movies (with optional Blu-ray Disc drive).

Toshiba Satellite combines a 1.6 GHz CPU (boosted up to 2.4 GHz with AMD Turbo Core Technology) and an AMD Radeon HD 7600G graphics processing unit (GPU) on a single chip, allowing to accelerate daily apps while also delivering lower power consumption. The APU can quickly offload demanding tasks and apps from your CPU to the GPU, enabling you to do more with your computer in less time.

Premium Raised-Tile Keyboard

Toshiba Satellite S955D S5374 image 5All keyboards are not 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 and easy.

SpeakersToshiba Satellite S955D S5374 image 6

Chambered stereo speakers with SRS Premium HD audio enhancement.

Touchpad with Multi-Touch Control

Now it’s much 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

Technology 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 faster transfer speeds, but your USB 3.0 devices won’t require a separate power cable either, unlike eSATA technology.

USB Sleep and Charge

Toshiba Satellite S955D S5374 image 9Another Toshiba innovation, USB Sleep and Charge lets you power your smartphone and other devices attached 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 empty device when you carry your PC around.

HDMI Output

Supporting 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 big screen TV.

Toshiba Resolution+ Video Enhancement Technology

Make old 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 is how it works: Color Correction and RGB Gamma improve brightness, color saturation, contrast and hue. Advanced Color Image fine-tunes environmental and character colors, like sky, grass, leaves and skin, to give these images a more natural appearance.

Key Specifications

Toshiba Satellite S955D S5374 image 815.6-inch TruBrite LED-backlit display with 1366 x 768 resolution for native HD 720p viewing
amd vision a8
1.6 GHz AMD A8-4555M quad-core accelerated processor (APU) (up to 2.4 GHz with AMD Turbo Core Technology 2.0; 4 MB cache)
750 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)
6 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1600 MHz; 16 GB maximum)
AMD Radeon HD 7600G integrated graphics for everyday computing with 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
6-cell battery
Dimensions and Weight: 14.94 x 10.3 x 0.97 inches (WxDxH); 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
Fast Ethernet (10/100)

Connectivity & Expansion

Toshiba Satellite S955D S5374 image 92 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

What comes in the Box

This package contains the Toshiba Satellite S955D-S5374 notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions.

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.


  • Processor
    CPU: 2.4 GHz A-Series A8-4555M up to 2.4 GHz with AMD Turbo Core Technology 2.0
    Number of Cores: Quad-Core
    Clock speed: 1600 – 2400 MHz
    Cache: Level 2 Cache 4MB
    64-bit Computing: Yes


  • Memory (RAM)
    RAM installed: 6 GB (1 x 4 GB + 1 x 2 GB)
    Max RAM Supported: 16 GB
    Technology: DDR3
    Speed: 1600 MHz
    Slots Qty.: 2
    Empty Slots: 0
    Features: Unknown


  • Video
    Graphics controller: AMD Radeon HD 7600G integrated graphics
    Graphics memory: Shared
    Features: Support for Microsoft DirectX 11 games


  • Storage
    Hard Drive: 750 GB
    Interface: SATA
    Features: 5400rpm


  • Display (Screen)
    Screen size: 15.6 inches
    Max resolution: 1366×768 pixels
    Widescreen: Yes
    Image aspect ratio: 16:9
    Features: HD TruBrite® LED Backlit display


  • Battery
    Technology: Lithium ion
    Capacity: 45Wh
    Run Time (up to): Unknown
    AC Adapter: 45W (19V 2.37A) Auto-sensing, 100-240V / 50-60Hz input
    Features: 6-cell battery


  • Other devices
    Optical Drive: 8x SuperMulti CD/DVD drive
    USB ports: 2 super-speed USB 3.0 ports, 1 standard USB 2.0 ports
    eSATA: Unknown
    ExpressCard Slot: Unknown
    Audio: Built-in stereo speakers with SRS Premium Sound HD audio enhancement
    Headphone/microphone: Microphone and headphone jacks, Integrated Microphone
    HDMI: Yes
    VGA port: Yes
    S-Video: Unknown
    Webcam: HD Webcam
    Input: Keyboard with numeric 10-key Pad, Touch pad with Multi-touch
    Wireless: 802.11b/g/n
    Bluetooth: 4.0
    Network: Fast Ethernet (10/100)
    FireWire: Unknown
    Card Reader: Secure Digital, SDHC, SDXC, miniSD, microSD, Multi Media Card (shared slot; may require adapter for use)
    Features: Unknown


  • Dimensions & Weight
    Width: 14.94 inches
    Depth: 10.3 inches
    Height: 0.97 inches
    Weight: 5 lbs.



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