TOSHIBA SATELLITE C855D-13N 15.6 INCH 6GB AMD E-SERIES 1.4GHZ 750GB WHITE LAPTOP REFURBISHED £179.99 @ Argos Ebay
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TOSHIBA SATELLITE C855D-13N 15.6 INCH 6GB AMD E-SERIES 1.4GHZ 750GB WHITE LAPTOP REFURBISHED £179.99 @ Argos Ebay

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Found 28th Jun 2013
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Product Description
CPU, Memory and Operating System:

AMD dual core E1-1200 processor.
1.4GHz processor speed.
6GB DDR3 RAM memory.
750GB SATA hard drive.
Microsoft Windows 8.

Display features:

15.6 inch widescreen display.
High definition display.
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels.

DVD optical drives:

DVD+RW/DVD-RW(read/write).
Dual layer.

Graphics:

Shared graphics.
AMD Radeon HD 7310 graphics card with 1971MB memory.

Interfaces and connectivity:

Multi-card media card reader.
Secure Digital (SD), Multi-Media Card (MMC) compatible.
3 USB ports.
1 Ethernet port.
1 HDMI port.
Wi-Fi enabled.

Multi-media features:

1MP HD built-in webcam.
Built-in mic.

General features:

Up to 5.3 hours battery life.
Size H3.35, W38, D24.2cm.
Weight 2.3kg.

EAN/MPN/UPC/ISBN: 4051528029178.
Catalogue number 585/1278

28 Comments

Original Poster

should have added, it comes with a one year warranty.

How does this compare to yesterdays celeron based model?

Is this any good for basic internet use including watching the odd youtube video but no games or downloading movies etc.

1.4 GHz? not good. would only do very light tasks

Gball

Is this any good for basic internet use including watching the odd … Is this any good for basic internet use including watching the odd youtube video but no games or downloading movies etc.

yes that will do this

Wooderson

How does this compare to yesterdays celeron based model?



If you mean the one with the Celeron 1000M processor, that has a CPU benchmark rating of 1815 (equivalent to some of the first generation i3 processors) whereas this laptop has a rating of 717. See cpubenchmark.net/cpu…php for ratings. This is slightly above the rating for the chips used in netbooks. However, this has much more RAM, better graphics; a bigger screen and an up to date (i.e. not crippled like Windows 7 Starter) operating system as compared to netbooks. Not a stunning bargain but about the right market price for the model. Will do all the internet and office stuff you need but not good for gaming or anything too heavy, I would guess.

Where are they getting these very poor processor laptops from ?
What is the point of putting a large hard disk, 6 Gb of RAM and Windows 8 in a turd ?

Nesima

Where are they getting these very poor processor laptops from ?What is … Where are they getting these very poor processor laptops from ?What is the point of putting a large hard disk, 6 Gb of RAM and Windows 8 in a turd ?



Windows 8 belongs in a turd, but you other points are valid.

I wouldn't buy this, but I would buy one for my retired father if he needed one. Going to be too slow for me.

Thanks for the deal
I bought 10 for my family back in Africa, those sell for £450 in Africa

Wow nice looking machine, shame about the trash CPU bet it pops just out if warranty like the rest of the laptops with crappy amd processors in them (we see bigger CPUs in phones than this)

Now if it had an intel CPU this would be a Megga deal

My toshiba satellite laptop lasted just long enough to be out of warranty. I would never buy another Toshiba.

This is really not worth the money, so I don't understand where all those hot votes come from. Remember that the CPU is the most important element in a computer, RAM and HDD can always be easily upgraded.
Edited by: "pet2000" 28th Jun 2013

pet2000

This is really not worth the money, so I don't understand where all those … This is really not worth the money, so I don't understand where all those hot votes come from. Remember that the CPU is the most important element in a computer, RAM and HDD can always be easily upgraded.


I agree with you! I have very bad experience buying a notebook from Argos Ebay - it keeps freezing all the time, and when I sent it for recovery/refurbishment under the warranty they changed the HDD! Result - zero. Rubbish...

mrdonkersley

If you mean the one with the Celeron 1000M processor, that has a CPU … If you mean the one with the Celeron 1000M processor, that has a CPU benchmark rating of 1815 (equivalent to some of the first generation i3 processors) whereas this laptop has a rating of 717. See http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php for ratings. This is slightly above the rating for the chips used in netbooks. However, this has much more RAM, better graphics; a bigger screen and an up to date (i.e. not crippled like Windows 7 Starter) operating system as compared to netbooks. Not a stunning bargain but about the right market price for the model. Will do all the internet and office stuff you need but not good for gaming or anything too heavy, I would guess.





A score of 800 odd is on par with Atom netbooks...certainly not better.

Netbooks can run and often come with "proper" windows 7

pet2000

This is really not worth the money, so I don't understand where all those … This is really not worth the money, so I don't understand where all those hot votes come from. Remember that the CPU is the most important element in a computer, RAM and HDD can always be easily upgraded.



Just because it often can't be upgraded doesn't make it important.

How many people have ever upgraded anything in their laptop?

Answer, basically none!

CPU speed doesn't matter at all and the most important part is actually the GPU in a laptop/netbook FYI. Once a CPU is over a certain speed (as they have been for years now even the cheap crap ones) it gets to a point where the only purpose is for dedicated rendering or video encoding or hardcore image editing high res images.

None of which you'd be doing on a laptop that costs less than 3 x this....if even at all really.

CPU speed is about as interesting as hard drive capacity these days...and hasn't been interesting or useful since early 2000s, there's nothing CPUs today do that couldn't be done 5 years ago, GPUs on the other hand, totally different story.

An SSD would give a much better perceived improvement in general performance than than even doubling the performance of this CPU...The laptop's useless...but then so are basically all laptops until you spend a lot more.
Edited by: "robo989" 28th Jun 2013

Just so people know, in terms of GPU performance this is slower than some graphics cards made over 10 years ago.

videocardbenchmark.net/mid…tml

Banned

Hot

I would buy it

& not everyone takes their laptops apart!

Cold, cant run BF4 at max settings.

1366*768 free I'm not touching.

Bought one, perfect for what I need

For surfing the web, the odd letter and t'internet banking - perfect for me. Let the haters hate - lol oO

I've got one of these and it's an absolute dog, and has been since new. It can't even handle ond task never mind two. AVOID!

"CPU speed doesn't matter at all and the most important part is actually the GPU in a laptop/netbook FYI. Once a CPU is over a certain speed (as they have been for years now even the cheap crap ones) it gets to a point where the only purpose is for dedicated rendering or video encoding or hardcore image editing high res images.

None of which you'd be doing on a laptop that costs less than 3 x this....if even at all really.

CPU speed is about as interesting as hard drive capacity these days...and hasn't been interesting or useful since early 2000s, there's nothing CPUs today do that couldn't be done 5 years ago, GPUs on the other hand, totally different story."

Although there is some accuracy in these statements by robo989, overall I would disagree.
GPU architecture is different to CPU architecture & to get maximum performance out of a GPU, software has to be written specifically for it.

If you are gaming or using something like Adobe Photoshop, then you will get better performance with a good GPU.

For most normal people (using Windows, surfing the net, ebay, Moicrosoft Office, etc) a faster GPU will make little difference. Windows is written for CPUs not GPUs. (Not sure if this is true for Windows 8. I don't like Windows 8 & have done very little research into it)

A CPU with a low benchmark equals a slow computer.

To give an example of an experiment we did with an Intel Atom netbook. Swapped out the hard drive & reinstalled Windows on a SATA 3 SSD. The boot time to Windows was almost exactly the same with the SSD & the hard drive.
Do the same upgrade on a laptop with even a half decent CPU & the boot time with an SSD will at least halve.

To reiterate, crappy CPU equals a slow computer.

would this be any good for watching movies that are saved on hard drive
I have a hp pavilion g6 with amd 3.0ghz and 4gb ram and this cant handle film playback as it stutters and skips

hot_newbie

"CPU speed doesn't matter at all and the most important part is actually … "CPU speed doesn't matter at all and the most important part is actually the GPU in a laptop/netbook FYI. Once a CPU is over a certain speed (as they have been for years now even the cheap crap ones) it gets to a point where the only purpose is for dedicated rendering or video encoding or hardcore image editing high res images.None of which you'd be doing on a laptop that costs less than 3 x this....if even at all really.CPU speed is about as interesting as hard drive capacity these days...and hasn't been interesting or useful since early 2000s, there's nothing CPUs today do that couldn't be done 5 years ago, GPUs on the other hand, totally different story."Although there is some accuracy in these statements by robo989, overall I would disagree.GPU architecture is different to CPU architecture & to get maximum performance out of a GPU, software has to be written specifically for it.If you are gaming or using something like Adobe Photoshop, then you will get better performance with a good GPU.For most normal people (using Windows, surfing the net, ebay, Moicrosoft Office, etc) a faster GPU will make little difference. Windows is written for CPUs not GPUs. (Not sure if this is true for Windows 8. I don't like Windows 8 & have done very little research into it)A CPU with a low benchmark equals a slow computer.To give an example of an experiment we did with an Intel Atom netbook. Swapped out the hard drive & reinstalled Windows on a SATA 3 SSD. The boot time to Windows was almost exactly the same with the SSD & the hard drive.Do the same upgrade on a laptop with even a half decent CPU & the boot time with an SSD will at least halve. To reiterate, crappy CPU equals a slow computer.



Yup, for the reasons this machine will be used, word processing, web browsing and watching films, there will be minimal gpu benefit.

1.4GHz isn't great though. Sure it'll do normal tasks ok, but it's not great at all. Wait for a good price on a 2.3-2.5+ or something I'd say.

So much misinformation about how fast a CPU should be, or what is or isn't GPU accelerated these days by the people posting on this deal...

The E1-1200 sure isn't the fastest out there, but for every day tasks it will do fine. You can even play the odd game with it. Not a bad CPU considering the amount of power it needs.
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