Toshiba Satellite P755-113 review

Formidable graphics and 3D, but it's not without problems

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Our Verdict

Lots of RAM, a solid GPU and 3D capabilities are attractive features let down by poor battery life and slow processing speeds on this £999 laptop

Product features

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

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  • Powerful GPU
  • Hassle-free 3D
  • Tasteful aesthetic
  • Roomy keyboard
  • Plenty of RAM


  • Poor battery life
  • Underwhelming CPU chops
  • Pricey
  • No SSD
  • Just 750 GB of storage

Things are moving fast in mobile gaming right now. For the traditional laptop to stay relevant in these tablet-filled times, it has to offer something special to offset the decreased mobility compared to its touchscreen foe. The easiest area to exploit is raw power, specifically graphics. Fruit Ninja is all well and good on an Apple iPad 2, but what if you want to play the latest DirectX 11 games on the go?

Enter Toshiba's Satellite P775-113. Under the bonnet, an Nvidia GT 540M handles the pixel pushing, which spells playable frame rates in graphically demanding DX11 titles. It's the latest in a new breed of vaguely affordable gaming PCs making the most out of rapidly advancing mobile technology. And at this price point, things are starting to get crowded.

Medion's Erazer X6811 has impressively powerful CPU and GPU chops at just £899, but suffers in the build quality stakes. The Alienware M11x offers similarly impressive gaming performance coupled with Alienware's trademark excellent build quality, but corner cutting in storage and a lack of optical drive tarnishes the M11x's appeal.

For the same money again, the HP Envy 14 packs AMD's Radeon HD 5650 GPU but gets some laptop fundamentals such as screen quality and trackpad wrong. The Toshiba Satellite P755-113, then, enters a price point that's certainly busy, but far from sewn up.

Toshiba satellite p755 113

With that Nvidia GT 540M on board, the Toshiba Satellite P755-113 is one of the quickest gaming laptops available, but it doesn't share that loud visual aesthetic with the Alienware M11x and many (too many?) gaming rigs out there. Visual design is reserved and sophisticated throughout the P755.

But make no mistake, Toshiba's Satellite P755-113 is all about gaming. If you need further proof than the muscle-bound GPU and CPU, just check out Nvidia's 3D Vision kit, integrated into the machine.

Tech Specs

Product TypeNotebook
Green CompliantYes
Hard Drive Capacity750 GB
Processor ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ManufacturerNVIDIA
Graphics Controller ModelGeForce GT 540M
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeBlu-ray Reader/DVD-Writer
Graphics Memory AccessibilitySemi-shared
Maximum Battery Run Time3 Hour
Backlight TechnologyLED
Product FamilySatellite P755
Operating System Architecture64-bit
Processor Modeli5-2410M
ColourMetallic Urban Black
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Brand NameToshiba
Processor Speed2.30 GHz
Processor TypeCore i5
Screen Size39.6 cm (15.6")
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Standard Memory6 GB
Weight (Approximate)2.62 kg
Cache3 MB
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityENERGY STAR, WEEE
64-bit ProcessingYes
Number of Total Memory Slots2
Optical Media SupportedBD-ROM/DVD-RAM/±R/±RW
Dual-Layer Media SupportedYes
Graphics Memory CapacityUp to 1 GB
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Display Screen TechnologyTruBrite
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 3.0
Ethernet TechnologyGigabit Ethernet
Total Number of USB Ports4
3D Type3D
Memory StandardDDR3-1333/PC3-10600
Height37.6 mm
Width380.5 mm
Depth254 mm
Screen ModeWXGA
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Product SeriesP755
Product ModelP755-113
Product NameSatellite P755-113 Notebook
Pointing Device TypeTouchPad
Product LineSatellite
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberPSAY3E-02F002EN
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Designed for great everyday performance, Satellite range products are affordable but serve up the power, features and portability that even the most demanding home users require. You can buy Satellite products through an extensive network of high street and online retailers.

Maximum Memory8 GB
Battery ChemistryLithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Package Contents
  • Satellite P755-113 Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Kit
Limited Warranty1 Year