Toshiba Satellite L755-13F review

A highly usable machine, ideal for students

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Product features

  • Screen Resolution : 1366 x 768
  • Processor Core : Dual-core (2 Core)

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  • Core i3 processor
  • Bright and colourful screen
  • Decent battery life and portability


  • No dedicated graphics
  • Audio playback

The Satellite L755-13F has the same Intel Core i3 processor as the Acer Aspire 5742G-384G64Mnkk and Samsung RV511-S01UK is used here and the results of our benchmarking tests were just as encouraging.

As with those machines, you can comfortably multi-task with all of your software. There's little to no slowdown, even when working with the most complex design suites, and you shouldn't need to upgrade to a more powerful laptop until your studies are over.

Unfortunately, while the Samsung has a dedicated graphics card for rendering images – an important feature if you wish to edit video or play games – the L755-13F makes do with basic integrated graphics, where the processor handles all the heavy lifting.

You can still watch high-definition (HD) video and edit your photos, but if your studies demand the use of more complex multimedia software, there are more suitable machines here. You're also restricted to the oldest, most basic games.

Tech Labs

Toshiba satellite l755 13f

Battery Eater '05: 175 minutes
Cinebench: 7691
3DMark 2006: 3893

Bright screen

Still, the screen is brighter than many of its competitors here and a perfect means of viewing your photos or films, with rich colours and strong contrast levels. You also have VGA and HDMI outputs if you want to connect an external display instead.

Audio playback sadly isn't a strength, with rather weak output compared to the Dell Inspiron 15r N5110 and HP G62-b32SA. There's plenty of space on the generous 640GB hard drive for storing your files and media.

Three USB ports can be used to attach peripherals such as mice, and one features sleep and charge technology.

The L755-13F is also reasonably portable and a decent choice if you want to stay creative on the move. Three hours of battery life is good, although you should still pack your charger if you're going to be out all day.

This laptop's bright white chassis can be carried around when needed, with a weight of 2.5kg. It's also solidly built, with only a little flex around the DVD drive, so you needn't worry about it falling to pieces in your bag. However, anyone looking for a highly portable machine should consider the Packard Bell EasyNote NS44 HR-033UK.

Toshiba satellite l755 13f

While the Satellite's keyboard looks and feels a little plasticky, it does the job well. The keys are well sized, even with the inclusion of a numeric keypad, as they stretch the entire width of the chassis. It's a quiet board, so you won't disturb others when you're typing, which is perfect for those long stints in the library. We also liked the touchpad, which at first glance appears to be rather cramped, but makes up for it with its sensitivity.

As with the other laptops here, speedy 802.11n Wi-Fi support allows you to hook up to wireless networks, so you can surf the web or catch up with friends online. A built-in webcam can be used to webchat, if you'd prefer to speak face to face rather than through an instant messaging program, and this is a big plus point for many students who are away from home.

If you don't need a laptop for gaming or editing video, the Satellite L755-13F is a great student option, offering strong usability, lots of storage and a colourful screen. Best of all, you get all this at a price that won't destroy your bank balance or soak up all of your student loan.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeNotebook
Green CompliantYes
Hard Drive Capacity640 GB
Processor ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ModelHD Graphics
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeDVD-Writer
Graphics Memory AccessibilityShared
Maximum Battery Run Time5 Hour
Backlight TechnologyLED
Product FamilySatellite L755
Operating System Architecture64-bit
Processor Modeli3-380M
ColourLuxe White Pearl
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Brand NameToshiba
Processor Speed2.53 GHz
Processor TypeCore i3
Screen Size39.6 cm (15.6")
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Standard Memory4 GB
Weight (Approximate)2.50 kg
Cache3 MB
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityENERGY STAR
64-bit ProcessingYes
Number of Total Memory Slots2
Optical Media SupportedDVD-RAM/±R/±RW
Dual-Layer Media SupportedYes
Graphics Memory CapacityUp to 1.65 GB
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Display Screen TechnologyTruBrite
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet TechnologyFast Ethernet
Total Number of USB Ports3
Memory StandardDDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Height37.5 mm
Width380 mm
Depth250 mm
Screen ModeWXGA
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Product SeriesL755
Product ModelL755-13F
Product NameSatellite L755-13F Notebook
Pointing Device TypeTouchPad
Product LineSatellite
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberPSK6ME-00K004EN
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Make home movies, watch blockbuster flicks. Update your status on your favourite social media sites, keep up your blog. You can also tackle the family budget. Catch up on work. Build photo albums and playlists. Game away. Or get a great education. You can do it all in style.

Styled for every taste.

These laptop PCs let you go mobile with a style all your own, thanks to a variety of lid colors, a distinctive gloss-finished chassis, matte or high-gloss keyboards, plus other stand-out design features. So take your pick.

Maximum Memory8 GB
Battery ChemistryLithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Package Contents
  • Satellite L755-13F Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Limited Warranty1 Year