Pros

  • Huge, bright screen
  • Crisp speakers

Cons

  • Poor general performance

At A Glance

While the a355 comes with a price tag that's easy on the wallet, it suffers poor performance and a sluggish user experience.

Manufacturer’s Description

Satellite A355D-S6930 Notebook comes with a stellar 16" diagonal widescreen TruBrite display, giving you extra room for watching movies or whatever suits your fancy. Aggressive ATi discrete graphics on this Satellite A355D-S6930 Notebook give you the dedicated power you need to enjoy better visuals, smoother photo and video editing, along with unforgettable gaming.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number PSALMU-00V014
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Interfaces/Ports
FireWire/i.LINK Yes
S-Video Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
eSATA/USB Combo Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 16.00 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Graphics Controller Manufacturer ATI
Graphics Controller Model Radeon HD 3470 Hybrid X2
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 1.99 GB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared
Storage
Storage Size 320 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Solid State Drive Capacity No
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Toshiba
Manufacturer Part Number PSALMU-00V014
UPC Code 883974186242
Brand Name Toshiba
Product Name Satellite A355D-S6930 Notebook
Marketing Information Satellite A355D-S6930 Notebook comes with a stellar 16" diagonal widescreen TruBrite display, giving you extra room for watching movies or whatever suits your fancy. Aggressive ATi discrete graphics on this Satellite A355D-S6930 Notebook give you the dedicated power you need to enjoy better visuals, smoother photo and video editing, along with unforgettable gaming.
Product Model A355D-S6930
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.toshiba.com
Product Line Satellite
Product Series A350
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard (MMC), xD-Picture Card, miniSD Card, microSD Card, Memory Stick Duo
Standard Memory 4 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR2-800/PC2-6400
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Satellite A355D-S6930 Notebook
  • Lithium-Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Manufacturer Atheros
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
    Ethernet Technology Fast Ethernet
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 1.5"
    Width 15.1"
    Depth 10.5"
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Microphone Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer AMD
    Processor Type Turion X2 Ultra
    Processor Model ZM-80
    Processor Speed 2.10 GHz
    Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
    Cache 2 MB
    Bus Speed 3600 MHz
    Chipset Manufacturer AMD
    Chipset Model M780V
    Software
    Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium with SP1
    Operating System Architecture 64-bit
    Input Devices
    Pointing Device Type TouchPad
    I/O Expansions
    Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard/54

    Performance

    Overall Performance
    WorldBench 6 Score 66.0
    WorldBench 6 Rating Poor
    Battery
    Battery Life 1:50:27 AM   (hh:mm)
    Office Productivity
    Web Browsing 409.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Office Suite Use 439.0   seconds (lower is better)
    File Compression 405.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Content Creation
    Image Editing 731.0   seconds (lower is better)
    GPU Graphics Rendering 483.0   seconds (lower is better)
    CPU Graphics Rendering 894.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Encoding 355.0   seconds (lower is better)
    DVD Burning 698.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Editing 301.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Gaming
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 40.63   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 33.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 27.65   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 27.55   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1024 by 768 17.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 800 by 600 34.17   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1024 by 768 31.53   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 800 by 600 38.67   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Performance
    World Bench 5 Multitasking 523.0
    Number of Included Batteries 1.0