Toshiba Satellite L455-S5975 review: Toshiba Satellite L455-S5975

The L505D-S5965's battery life was the biggest clunker, though: it lasted only through 1 hour and 47 minutes of video playback using our CNET battery drain test. This fall's L305 did better using the same low-power Celeron processor, which is surprising and disappointing. In this day and age, less than two hours of battery life is just plain poor, especially for a mainstream laptop. Having the worst battery life and processor performance combo in our retail roundup certainly doesn't help its appeal any.

The Toshiba Satellite L455-S5965 is backed by an industry-standard, one-year warranty. Support is accessible 24-7 via a toll-free phone line, an online knowledge base, and a Web site with driver downloads. While retail shops are happy to sell you an in-store extended warranty, they are often expensive and hard to use, so we don't recommend them.

Multimedia Multitasking test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Gateway NV7802u
1,272 
Asus K60IJ-RBLX05
1,273 
Gateway NV5207u
1,691 
Toshiba Satellite L455-S5975
3,011 

Adobe Photoshop CS3 image-processing test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Asus K60IJ-RBLX05
161 
Toshiba Satellite L455-S5975
272 

Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Asus K60IJ-RBLX05
201 
Toshiba Satellite L455-S5975
242 

Video playback battery drain test (in minutes)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Asus K60IJ-RBLX05
194 
Toshiba Satellite L455-S5975
107 

Asus K60IJ-RBLX05
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.1GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core T4300; 4096MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 32MB (Dedicated Video) Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD; 320GB Seagate5400rpm

Toshiba Satellite T135-S1309
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 1.3GHz Intel Pentium SU4100; 3072MB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz; 128MB (Shared Video) Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD; 320GB Toshiba 5400rpm

Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T6600; 4096MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 128MB (Shared Video) Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD; 500GB Toshiba 5400rpm

HP Pavilion dv4-2045dx
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.2GHz AMD Turion II Dual-Core M500; 4096MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 320MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200; 320GB Western Digital 5400rpm

Dell Inspiron 1545-4374
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.1GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core T4300; 4096MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 32MB (Dedicated Video) Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD; 320GB Hitachi 5400rpm

Gateway NV7802u
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T6600; 4096MB DDR3 SDRAM 800MHz; 64MB (Dedicated Video) Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD; 500GB Western Digital 5400rpm

Sony Vaio VGN-NW240F/T
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T6600; 4096MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 128MB (Shared Video) Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD; 320GB Fujitsu 5400rpm

Gateway NV5207u
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.1GHz AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core QL-65; 4096MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 256MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200; 320GB Hitachi 5400rpm

Toshiba Satellite L455-S5975
Windows 7 Home Premium; 2.2GHz Intel Celeron 900; 2048MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 128MB (Shared Video) Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD; 250GB Toshiba 5400rpm

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Toshiba Satellite L455-S5975

Part Number: PSLY0U-00V001

MSRP: $330.00

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  • Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Installed Size 2 GB
  • Color matte silver
  • Weight 6 lbs
  • Optical Drive DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - fixed
  • Graphics Processor Intel GMA 4500M
  • CPU Intel Celeron 900 / 2.2 GHz