Toshiba knows how to make laptops - and they have a powered up laptop in the Toshiba Satellite L855-S5240 15.6" Notebook Computer (Mercury Silver). It not only features some of the fastest processing power you'll find in today's laptops, but it also has an assortment of other features that make this a very attractive laptop at a very attractive price.
Starting with the processing speed, the Satellite L855-S5240 sports a next-gen Intel Core i5 running at 2,4GHz, but with Turbo Boost you could see clock speeds of up to 3.1GHz. The 3MB L3 cache helps as well, as does the 6GB of fast 1333MHz DDR3 RAM.
The display is a multimedia darling. The LED backlit 15.6 TruBrite TFT display boasts native resolution of 1366 x 768, so there is native support for 720p content. The integrated Intel Mobile HD graphics controller powers the graphics.
Other features include an integrated webcam and microphone, 802.11 wireless b/g/n support, HDMI output, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 ports, multi-in-one card reader, and an array of software that literally has something for everyone. This is a sturdy, reliable laptop that would make your college student or work-at-home parent happy.