Summary: This midpriced 15-inch Toshiba Satellite has a few nice higher-end features, but its AMD processor makes it feel like a budget performer.
Pros: For a reasonable price, the Toshiba Satellite P755D-S5172 includes a Blu-ray drive, discrete AMD graphics, and one of AMD's faster processors.
Cons: The performance still lags even lower-end Intel laptops, and the bland, plastic design will impress no one. Also, why does Toshiba insist on making sure its volume buttons emit are insanely loud beeps when pressed?
Toshiba Satellite P755D: Nearing the End of the Road for Llano
11 April 2012
Conclusion: The Toshiba Satellite P755D is, first and foremost, a notebook for the budget consumer market. It's not necessarily meant to be a particularly exciting piece of hardware; it's meant to fill a niche, offer value to specific end users, and basically to just be an inexpensive computer that can handle most tasks and watch a movie once in a while. Taken on those terms, the P755D is successful.
Summary: The Toshiba Satellite P755D is a decent all-purpose laptop, not too thick and, though plastic, pretty solid. Performance in our tests was quite modest, though it has some nice multimedia features. Faster performance, accessible documentation, less-annoying backup and virus utilities, and a plain touchpad without the quirky multitouch would generate more enthusiasm and higher scores, but this model is fine as a middle-of-the-road laptop with a modest price.