Toshiba Satellite L655-S5161 review: Toshiba Satellite L655-S5161

Juice box
Toshiba Satellite L655-S5161 Average watts per hour
Off (60%) 0.28
Sleep (10%) 0.92
Idle (25%) 6.38
Load (05%) 34.65
Raw kWh number 31.43
Annual power consumption cost $3.57

Annual power consumption cost
Toshiba Satellite L655-S5161
$3.57 
Asus U41J
$6.84 

Particularly for a bulky 15-inch laptop, the Satellite L655 does well in battery life. In our video playback battery drain test, it ran for 4 hours and 27 minutes, which easily beats our 3-hour cutoff for midsize laptops. Much of the credit goes to Intel's very power efficient new Core i-series platform, which has shown great strides in battery life across the board.

Toshiba includes an industry-standard one-year parts and labor warranty with the system. Support is accessible through a 24-7 toll-free phone line, and a support search page can direct you to online documents and driver downloads, but note that despite being available from several retailers, we couldn't find this exact model number on Toshiba's Web site.

Multimedia multitasking test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)

Adobe Photoshop CS3 image-processing test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)

Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)

Unreal Tournament III (in fps)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
1280x768, 0X AA, 0X AF  
1366 x 768, 4X AA, 8X AF  
Asus U41J
153.8 
149.1 
Toshiba Satellite L655-S5161
61.8 
58.6 

Video playback battery drain test (in minutes)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)

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System configurations:

Toshiba Satellite L655-S5161
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.1GHz Intel Core i3-2310M; 4,096MB DDR3 SDRAM 667MHz; 64MB (Dedicated) Intel GMA HD; 500GB Toshiba 5,400rpm

Asus U41J
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.53GHz Intel Core i3 M380; 4,096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1,066MHz; 1GB Nvidia GeForce 425M + 64MB (Dedicated) Intel GMA HD; 500GB Western Digital 5,400rpm

Apple MacBook Pro - Core i5 Sandy Bridge 13.3-inch - 2.3GHz
OS X 10.6.6 Snow Leopard; 2.3GHz Intel Core i5; 4,096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1,333MHz; 384MB (Shared) Intel HD 3000; 320GB Hitachi 5,400rpm

Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820TG-7805
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.53GHz Intel Core i5 M460; 4,096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1,066MHz; 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 + 128MB Intel GMA HD; 320GB Western Digital 5,400rpm

Toshiba Portege R835-P56X
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.3GHz Intel Core i5-2410M; 4,096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1,333MHz; 64MB (Dedicated)/1696MB (Total) Intel GMA HD; 640GB Hitachi 5,400rpm

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    Toshiba Satellite L655-S5161

    Part Number: PSK1WU-004004 Released: Feb. 20, 2011
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    Quick Specifications See All

    • Release date Feb. 20, 2011
    • Resolution 1366 x 768 ( HD )
    • Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition
    • Installed Size 4 GB
    • Color fusion finish in helios gray
    • Weight 5.5 lbs
    • Optical Drive DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - fixed
    • Graphics Processor Intel HD Graphics
    • CPU Intel Core i3 (2nd Gen) 2310M / 2.1 GHz
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