Toshiba Satellite L355D-S7815 review: Toshiba Satellite L355D-S7815

The Satellite L355D-S7815's pokey performance didn't even help preserve battery life; the laptop ran for just 1 hour and 44 minutes on our video playback drain test. That's a bit less than average for a midsize system, even for one with a 17-inch screen. Our video playback test is particularly taxing, so you can expect a bit more battery life during typical productivity work; just be sure to bring the power cord if you want to make it through a Hollywood movie.

Toshiba includes an industry-standard one-year parts-and-labor warranty with the Satellite L355D. It's a mail-in warranty, but the company has a deal where you can just drop your system off for service at any UPS Store, and they'll pack it up and deliver it to the repair depot. Support is accessible through a 24-7, toll-free phone line, an online knowledge base, and driver downloads.

Multimedia multitasking test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Toshiba Satellite L305-S5875
1,287 
Compaq CQ50-115NR
1,355 
Toshiba Satellite L355D-S7815
1,561 

Adobe Photoshop CS3 image-processing test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Toshiba Satellite L305-S5875
275 
Compaq CQ50-115NR
302 
Toshiba Satellite L355D-S7815
316 

Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Toshiba Satellite L305-S5875
229 
Toshiba Satellite L355D-S7815
242 
Compaq CQ50-115NR
243 

Video playback battery drain test (in minutes)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Toshiba Satellite L305-S5875
148 
Compaq CQ50-115NR
111 
Toshiba Satellite L355D-S7815
104 

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System configurations:

Compaq CQ50-115NR
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 2.0GHz AMD Turion X2 Mobile RM-70; 3,072MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G; 200GB Seagate 5,400rpm

Toshiba Satellite L305-S5875
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 1.86GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T2390; 3,072MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel 965GM Express; 200GB Fujitsu 5,400rpm

Dell Inspiron 1525-121B
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 1.86GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T2390; 2,048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel 965GM Express; 160GB Western Digital 5,400rpm

Sony Vaio VGN-NR430 E/L
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 1.86GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T2390; 2,048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel 965GM Express; 160GB Fujitsu 5,400rpm

Toshiba Satellite L355D-S7815
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 1.90GHz AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core QL-60; 3,072MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 256MB ATI Radeon 3100; 160GB Toshiba 5400rpm

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    Toshiba Satellite L355D-S7815

    Part Number: PSLE8U-00M00W Released: Jun 29, 2008
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    Quick Specifications See All

    • Release date Jun 29, 2008
    • Resolution 1440 x 900 ( WXGA+ )
    • Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
    • Installed Size 3 GB
    • Color onyx blue
    • Weight 6.8 lbs
    • Optical Drive DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - fixed
    • Graphics Processor ATI Radeon 3100
    • CPU AMD Athlon 64 X2 QL-60 / 1.9 GHz