Our Toshiba Satellite P755-3DV20 review unit has the following configuration:
These specifications are decent for a 3D-equipped notebook priced below $900 but the hardware is a little weak if Toshiba expects the notebook to sell for its full MSRP of $1,200. The included 750GB hard drive is reasonably fast and provides plenty of storage space for movies. The 6GB of RAM is good but, as you'll see in the performance section below, the Nvidia GeForce GT 540M graphics may be a little underpowered for this notebook.
Performance and Benchmarks
The P755 performed adequately in our benchmarks. If you're looking for a good family PC with 3D built-in then this laptop will deliver the goods. That being said, the P755-3DV20 produces mixed results when it comes to 3D games. The Nvidia GeForce GT 540M discrete graphics card has more than enouhg horsepower to handle 3D Blu-ray playback and does fine with some older 3D games at low settings, but modern 3D titles such as Batman Arkham City suffer from choppy frame rates and are essentially unplayable. For comparison, many people criticise the Dell XPS 15z for less-than-impressive gaming performance, but the 3DMark scores below show that the P755 doesn't come close to the gaming performance of the XPS 15z.
wPrime processor comparison results (lower scores mean better performance):
PCMark Vantage measures overall system performance (higher scores mean better performance):
PCMark 7 is a newer benchmark which measures overall system performance (higher scores mean better performance):
3DMark06 measures overall graphics performance for gaming (higher scores mean better performance):
3DMark 11 measures overall graphics performance in DirectX 11 games (higher scores mean better performance):
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