Summary: The first word that springs to mind when considering Toshiba's Satellite L655 is "serviceable." There really isn't anything terribly wrong with the L655. Even the shutdown issues are minor annoyances and can be worked around. Having said that, however, should we have to work around them?
Pros: Light and Thin, Reliable Performance, Not A Lap Burner, Sleek and Stylish
Cons: Keyboard Layout, Waking Up, Or Shutting Down?, Intrusive Included Software, Waning Battery Life
Summary: The Toshiba Satellite L655D is a good-looking laptop with a comfortable keyboard, good display, and some nice included software. While it handled web surfing, streaming video, and other everyday tasks just fine, its noisy fan was very distracting.
Conclusion: Priced just under $500, the Toshiba Satellite L655-S5096 is more physically attractive than it is an outstanding performer, but if you don't need to do anything too taxing there's nothing wrong with this sleek-looking laptop.
Pros: Large display. Keyboard includes 10-key pad. Attractive design.