The Toshiba Laptop For Work, School, and Play

Most families today have computers and laptops at home. More often than not, each member of the family would have his own gadget to use for work, school, or play. Different laptops have specifications that suit the needs of each family member. A younger child would perhaps get the kind of computing power he needs with a netbook. Older kids might need more powerful specs for multi-tab browsing for research or even for online gaming. The Toshiba L875D-S7332 17.3″ Satellite that I got from Staples is one that is versatile enough for all members of the family to use.

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The Laptop Specs

This laptop is a budget laptop loaded with Windows 8. It is powered by an AMD A6-4400M Accelerated 2.7GHz up to 3.2GHz with AMD Turbo Core Technology 3.0 1MB L2 Cache Processor.   The 6GB DDR3 RAM is good enough for a laptop’s memory. Those who wish to have more in terms of memory can upgrade the laptops RAM up to 16GB.   The 640GB hard drive is also roomy enough for basic computing programs, some games, and loads of files and documents. For people fond of downloading movies and programs, an external storage device might be advisable.

The screen size is quite big at 17.3” so there’s room for all the graphics and text in whatever document, media, or website you wish to view on the laptop’s display. Pictures come out crisp with a native resolution of 1600 x 900 HD. Other features that are conveniently bundled into this package include a built-in webcam with mic, speakers, wifi connectivity, media card readers, and USB ports. This laptop also has an optical drive as well as a 6-cell Lithium Ion battery. With such a configuration, it is expected that the laptop would be quite on the heavy side. At 6.2 lbs., it’s a hefty load to be lugging around in your arms. You definitely need a good laptop bag to deal with the weight.

Family Test Run

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This is the first Windows 8 gadget we have in the house so we are still feeling our way around it. There’s a tablet feel to the swiping navigation on the main screen where all the apps and programs are arranged in boxes. We felt the power in the processor as the laptop proved to be highly responsive with our swipes, scrolls, and clicks. We each had our turn to test the laptop for whatever computing tasks we wanted to do. We were all satisfied and happy with this laptop. The most difficult part was actually getting the one currently using the laptop to pass it on to the next user. We’ve loaded it up with the various apps and programs that we normally use, and some new ones that we are eager to try in this more powerful device.

Just Right for the Family

While the Toshiba Satellite L875D-S7332 might not be all that great for hard core gaming, it does prove to be a great laptop that the family can share and use for work, school, and play. Retailing at only about $500, it’s a great steal for families who are working on a limited budget. There are definitely other high-end brands out in the market today with all the bells and whistles that tech enthusiasts are raving about. But, for regular families like mine, there really is no need to have all the ultra high-tech features to have an enjoyable computing experience

Full disclosure: Staples provided met with these items for review. The thoughts and opinions expressed are strictly my own. Feel free to shop their entire line of Laptop online.

Comments

  1. Great review! I am in the market to purchasing a new laptop for my daughter. I am going to check the Toshiba Satellite L875D-S7332 out for sure.

  2. We’ve been talking about purchasing a couple of new laptops for the kids this year, maybe for Christmas? Thanks for the info!

  3. My current laptop is a Toshiba and I love it. It is a few years old, though, and its time to upgrade. 🙂

  4. It has a great specs and it is good enough if you are going to compare to its competition.

  5. That is a great price for a laptop that is so versatile. Thanks for the review!

  6. Jenna Wood says:

    The Satellite series has been around for a while, and has always been my go-to brand in emergencies. I just love how affordable and durable the Toshiba ;budget’ laptops are. They do all of the basics, and a little more, for a price you can feel comfortable letting the kids use it!

  7. Staples is the only place we shop for computer stuff. They have great service & great prices.

  8. wow, thanks for all the info on this laptop. I really never thought about Staples for purchasing a laptop, but it sounds like they would be a great choice… thank you

  9. Staples would be a good place to check out laptops. There is one very near me. I think the Toshiba sounds right up my ally. I don’t care about the weight as I don’t usually take may laptop places.

  10. I had a Toshiba for 4 years before I got a Dell. I really liked it. I didn’t have any troubles at all. I am still using Windows 7, but would to try out Windows 8. Thanks for sharing your experience!

  11. We shop at Staples all of the time and I never thought to for a computer, but I should have! I’m going to mosey on over to that section the next time we go in. This Toshiba looks great.

  12. We love Staples and shop that there all the time! I never though they sold computers! This is great!

  13. My laptop is an oldie but still functioning, if ever I have to get a new one, I would consider this.

  14. Oh I miss my Toshiba laptop while reading your post. Unfortunately my Toshiba laptop was being stolen by someone inside the house while we were sleeping. I’m thankful that my sister bought me a new laptop and it’s a Windows 8.

  15. i have yet to try out a Toshiba but i am thinking next time i get a new laptop i might have to venture to trying one out 🙂

  16. My daughter has asked for a laptop. This would be a good option for us. Thanks!

  17. I like that this has such a large display making it great for home use.

  18. I need a new laptop. This one is getting close to it’s breaking point.

  19. I bought a netbook more than a year ago. I didn’t really care about the small screen because it was only intended for writing/blogging — i just cared more about how light it was to carry around. But then the Internet got me hooked again (you don’t know how many tabs I have open whenever I surf the web) and I got interested in graphic designing more than ever. I have been wanting to buy a larger laptop and Toshiba was one of the brands I have in mind. Thanks for writing this review! It’ll definitely help me decide.

  20. i think toshiba makes good laptops too for the price you mentioned that is definitely worth it.

  21. I have to say I like the Toshiba laptops. I still have my old “big” Toshiba laptop that is now about 8 years old! It serves as a great backup.

  22. My sister working in toshiba company, and she have a 2 laptop, good because she offer me to buy in her company for the big discount. Laptop, desktop are very important today for the social networking business.

  23. Samantha G. says:

    What a great review! My husband had a Toshiba and loved it– then stubborn him had to try something new and now he hates the brand he ended up with =/ We’ll definitely be sticking with Toshiba for him in the future lol

  24. I like toshiba! It is built to last.

  25. great review going back to school as a teacher I think I might look at getting this

  26. Looks like a great laptop! I’ve always liked Toshiba products…

  27. This sounds very user friendly and family friendly too! I’ve always heard great things about Toshiba laptops from my family members who have owned them. It is nice to get this review and to find it matches with what they had to say!

  28. Diane Holland says:

    I use a Toshiba Satellite laptop that is about 3 years old now. It is still going with no issues. Love it! Great review of this one!

  29. My husband and I both have Toshiba computers. They are great computers but my hubby’s is starting to bite the dust. I would love to purchase him a new computer and this sounds like a great one that is also budget friendly. Great review. Thanks for sharing!!

  30. melandria romero says:

    wow, what a nice laptop. I have been wanting to get a new one but i think it can wait for now. Lucky girl 🙂

  31. Laptops are such a great invention and this one looks compact enough to travel and still large enough to use effortlessly…I love that combination!

  32. Peachyness says:

    I love Toshiba! the current laptop I’m using is of the same brand

  33. I love Toshiba! They have always been my favorite brand and they always will be! Despite my husband saying they are horrible lol

  34. For me, the most important features are speed and memory capacity. Would love something that fits both! This laptop is good for your busy lifestyle.
    Being a Mac user, I would not know where to begin with this PC. But I am happy you’ve got something you can work with!

  35. Ashley Boyd says:

    I need a new laptop…. My current is an HP and before that I had a Dell…. I thought name brands were supposed to be better? I better start looking at Toshiba

  36. I need a new laptop. I’m using my fathers as well as a desktop computer. I use my desktop downstairs and my fathers laptop upstairs. Thanks for all the info. Will have to check this out when I decide to get myself a laptop. 🙂

  37. Wow great review! I needed to get a laptop soon.

  38. Nice laptop and great review! I need one of these, I desperately need a new computer and will check Staples out right away! You are awesome, thanks!

  39. Bahjet yousif says:

    It is very necessary to me because my computer is very old ,and I can not buy it because I don”t work because I make big surgery (open heart ).
    Thank you

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