Are these laptop specs fine?


Aug 19, 2013
I saw an ad online that is selling a laptop with the following specs. I wanted to buy it because of the i7 processor, the wide display, 12gb ram... but my colleague said the intel 4000 hd graphics sucks.

We use the following softwares in our work:
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Vmware Workstation 8 (running mac)
Wamp server

I'm aware the the graphics are okay for microsoft office, etc... but I'm not sure if it can run my work software with ease. Can anyone let me know if these specs are fine?

Toshiba S855

Intel 3rd Gen Ivy Bridge Core i7 processor 3630QM (Quad Core, 2.4GHz - 3.4GHz, 1600MHz FSB, 6MB L2 Cache)
15.6 inch Toshiba TruBrite HD LED backlight Display(1366x768 Resolution)
12 GB DDR3 1600Mhz up to 16GB
1 TB Terabyte Hard Drive Shock Sensor
Intel 4000 HD Graphics (Best for Gaming) (Tested with NBA2k13)
Switchable Graphic Card For Better Battery Life
DVD Super Multi (Double Layer) drive
A4 Keyboard with 10 key numeric keypad and TouchPad pointing device with Gesture
Bluetooth 3.0+ HS , Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Integrated 1.0M FF High Definition Web Camera USB with Microphone
3x USB Ports (2x USB 3.0 + 1x USB 2.0) + Sleep & Charge , HDMI
6-cell Li-ion standard battery pack: Estimated battery life: Up to 3-4 hours
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit with Service Pack 1


Yes it can handle your work without much of any issue. This is about as high performance laptop CPU's get.

The Intel Hd 4000 Graphics are fine. I have used them for playing games even and had no issue what so ever as long as you keep the quality settings down low. For anything non game related they are perfect.
No....not for what you do. Office work and general stuff, no problem..... Photoshop, Premier, etc, no way. The CPU is great but rest falls down

Ya usin CS6 and for CS6 ya want CUDA .... that means nVidia GFX ... and 1366 x 768 .... I dont think so for GFX work. Talk about not enuff work space !

I'd use a custom configured lappie .... Clevo W370ST

Now before ya say ya never heard of Clevo, you never heard of the outfit that actually made that Toshiba.... no, Toshiba did not make it.

The vast majority of laptops on the market (94% in 2011) are manufactured by a small handful of Taiwan-based Original Design Manufacturers (ODM), although their production bases are located mostly in mainland China.[2]

Major relationships include:[3]

Quanta sells to (among others) HP, Lenovo, Apple, Acer, Toshiba, Dell, Sony, Fujitsu and NEC
Compal sells to (among others) Acer, Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo and HP/Compaq
Wistron (former manufacturing & design division of Acer) sells to Dell, Acer, Lenovo and HP
Inventec sells to Toshiba, HP and Lenovo
Pegatron sells to Asus, Toshiba, Apple, Dell and Acer
Foxconn sells to Asus, Dell, HP and Apple
Flextronics (former Arima Computer Corporation notebook division) sells to HP

CLEVO is a large Taiwanese computer company specializing in laptops. While the Clevo brand name is perhaps not widely known, their products are re-branded and sold by known boutique brand OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers)… notably Sager, VoodooPC, Falcon Northwest, Eurocom, etc. They are also considered (by whoever knows about notebooks) to design and manufacturer the best of the best notebooks in terms of superior build quality and innovative designs.

Here's the customizations Id make to the Clevo W370ST .....

750GB 7200rpm SATA Hybrid Hard Drive with 8GB SSD +$90
6X Blu-ray Reader/8X DVD±R/2.4X +DL Super-Multi Drive & Software +$55
Genuine Microsoft Windows® 8 Professional 64-Bit Edition +$140
16GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 2 X 8GB +$80


Aug 19, 2013
Well I'm a bit confused now. Some of you say it's okay... but one says no. I don't mind not playing games at it.. I just want to know if I can run Photoshop CS6, Vmware (running mac) and wamp at the same time. Maybe vmware may not run all the time, but I want some ease when I switch softwares.

The seller is not familiar with the tech stuff, only says he played nba2k13 on low settings at 40fps.

The price is $675.13.