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Toshiba C55 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB Jul 2015
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8 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

We checked 3,645 expert and owner reviews for Toshiba notebook PCs and found that on average Toshiba has good ratings. We also found that Toshiba has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core laptops range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 100MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 311 megahertz, the Toshiba C55 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba C55 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the C55 also have a front camera.

Other portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper portable PCs such as the Inspiron 15[pl_2648860_price], or the Inspiron 15 3542[pl_2301522_price] both from DELL or the Lenovo Z50-70[plb_3075592_price].

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Very Small Non-Operating Vibration

At only 1 gravity, the Toshiba C55 has a quite small non-operating vibration compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the C55. Medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the C55 have non-operating vibrations of between 1G and 3.5G, and the average non-operating vibration is 1.4G.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Non-Operating Shock

The Toshiba C55 has one of the smaller non-operating shocks (only 60 gravity) amongst portable PCs of this age. The average non-operating shock of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the C55 is 150G, and the non-operating shocks range from 60G to 240G.

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28 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the laptops that have been on the market for more than a year the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. When compared to other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the C55, the Toshiba C55's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 792 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

When compared to other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the C55 that we have assessed the maximum processor memory bandwidth of, the Toshiba C55's maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 21.32 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest. The maximum processor memory bandwidths of medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the C55 range from 17GB/s to 35GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the C55 is 8GB and the biggest is 32GB. When compared to other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the C55 that we have checked, the Toshiba C55's maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Toshiba C55 is a laptop that uses two displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the C55 use two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Toshiba C55 is a four PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Toshiba C55 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the C55 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

The Toshiba C55 is a two SATA connector laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the C55 have between two and three SATA connectors.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba C55 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the C55 which have a full-size keyboard.

Other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to look at include the Inspiron 15 3542[pl_2301522_price], or the Inspiron 15[pl_2648860_price] both from DELL or the Lenovo Z50-70[plb_3075592_price].

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

There are a number of alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the Asus F551CA[plb_2112231_price], or the Lenovo G510[plb_2903617_price].

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook A544[plb_2508415_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Toshiba C55 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This Toshiba notebook PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, whereas most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all laptops of this type and age is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 1 megabyte, the Toshiba C55's processor cache is one of the smallest amongst laptops of this type and age. The average processor cache of laptops of a comparable age and type to the C55 is 3.1MB, and the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other laptops that are a similar age to the C55, the maximum internal memory of the Toshiba C55 of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the C55 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the C55 the memory clock speeds range from 800MHz to 1,600MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Toshiba C55's memory clock speed is one of the slowest amongst similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the C55.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most notebook PCs of this spec and age have between two and three processor threads, including the Toshiba C55 which has two processor threads.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 32 watt-hours, the Toshiba C55 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out more than a year ago. Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the C55 the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba C55 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the C55 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Inspiron 15 3542[pl_2301522_price], the Inspiron 15[pl_2648860_price], or the Inspiron 15 5558[pl_3008314_price] all from DELL.

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Quite Slow DVD-RW Read Speed

With a DVD-RW read speed of only 6 CD-speeds, the Toshiba C55 has one of the slower DVD-RW read speeds amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the C55 the DVD-RW read speeds range from 4x to 8x.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Toshiba C55 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Small Operating Shock

The average operating shock of notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is 78G. The Toshiba C55 has one of the smallest operating shocks (only 10 gravity) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Toshiba C55 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.58 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The maximum turbo frequencies of medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the C55 range from 1.7GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the C55. The hard drive capacity of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the C55 range from 5GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 670GB.

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Quite Slow DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

Comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the C55 have DVD+R double layer read speeds of between 2x and 8x. The Toshiba C55 has a fairly slow DVD+R double layer read speed (only 6 CD-speeds) compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the C55.

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Quite Slow DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

The DVD-R double layer read speeds of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the C55 range from 2x to 8x. At only 6 CD-speeds, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly slow DVD-R double layer read speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the C55.

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Thick

The Toshiba C55 is one of the thicker medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the C55 (26.6 millimeters) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The heights of medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the C55 range from 11mm to 74mm, and the average height is 24mm.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

With an operating vibration of only 0.5 gravity, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly small operating vibration compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the C55. The average operating vibration of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the C55 is 0.65G.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba C55

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.16 gigahertz, the Toshiba C55 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the C55.

We compared this laptop to all the other 2.16GHz processor clock speed portable PCs and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Asus X453MA[plb_2942348_price], and the Lenovo Ideapad 100-15IBY[plb_2913580_price] is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook A555[plb_2999036_price] (2.2GHz and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

The Toshiba C55 has a relatively average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the C55.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Asus F551CA[plb_2112231_price].

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo G70-70[plb_3375260_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Toshiba C55 has a relatively standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs and we think the Asus F551CA[plb_2112231_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the MSI GP62 2QD[plb_2997648_price] (1TB and cheaper).

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Average Weight

The Toshiba C55 has a pretty typical weight (2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the C55.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Satellite C50-B[pl_2256586_price] (2.2kg), or the Satellite C50-B[pl_2319230_price] (2.2kg) both from Toshiba or the DELL Latitude 15 3550[plb_2800893_price] (2.2kg).

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Average Internal Memory

The Toshiba C55 has a fairly standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the C55.

We compared this laptop to all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think a cheaper notebook PC such as the Asus F551CA[plb_2112231_price] or you might consider a better rated notebook PC such as the Asus X551MAV[plb_2737195_price] are also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the MSI GP62 2QD[plb_2997648_price] (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
DVD-RAM Read Speed
DVD+RW Read Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD+R Read Speed
DVD-RW Read Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD-R Read Speed
CD-RW Read Speed
CD-R Read Speed
CD Read Speed
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Integrated TV Tuner
GPS Function
Keyboard
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

(18)
8 November 2015

We're satisfied with the results of Satellite C55's, having in mind that we're looking at a budget-friendly, thin and light notebook. It's no surprise that this laptop is among the best-sellers on...

13 October 2015

The Satellite C55-C includes a recent Haswell processor but elsewhere the budget cuts show, especially the poor screen. Upgrading is not feasible so don't expect to easily fix the limited memory...

28 August 2015

Low priced laptops are now the major frontier for manufacturers. They need to be capable of providing excellent laptops that can replace a full-fledged desktop while keeping the prices low. With... Read more…

By compromising on build quality, Toshiba managed to pack the performance of a $600 or $700 laptop into the much cheaper C55-C5240...

17 August 2015

The question you need to ask yourself with the Toshiba Satellite C55-C5240 is this: "If someone cobbled together performance car parts into a go-kart frame, would I drive it to work/school each... Read more…

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User Reviews

(52)
Reviewed 10 October 2015 by Gordeley
Gordeley would recommend the Toshiba Satellite C55-C

This laptop is easy to set up. Connection and speed is great. Highly recommend for anyone needing an upgrade to faster speeds, ease of use. I've opened several tabs while on Facebook and played 4... Read more…

Reviewed 27 October 2015 by WindowsLover15
WindowsLover15 would recommend the Toshiba Satellite C55-B

An excellent computer. Has good speed and specs for a budget laptop! Not the most powerful but good in a situation where an ok computer is needed. Not the best in gaming...

Reviewed 8 October 2015 by Skygoddess
(Verified Purchase)

I have had this for about 30 days and have spent a lot of time on the phone with Toshiba. The drivers were reinstalled and I had software problems that I had to pay to repair. Lastly, the help... Read more…

Reviewed 29 September 2015 by Noor
Noor would recommend the Toshiba Satellite C55-B (Verified Purchase)

Bluetooth feature is very important to connect any device without cable, it is great for laptop...

Reviewed 8 October 2015 by Alma
(Verified Purchase)

I had to returned it. Hardware did not work and could not reset it...

Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Good features
Fast
Powerful
Lots of Bloatware
Windows 10
The touchpad occasionally stops working, and has had this problem from moments after I unpackaged it
There is no way to access the BIOS and thus no way to change the settings on the F keys. They come default with the special functions (Brightness control, volume control, etc), but I can't set the def
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers toshiba c55b5296
Barcodes 00022265870778, 00889661008484
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