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Toshiba C55 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Jan 2014
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11 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Toshiba is one of the better rated portable PC brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Toshiba also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the C55. Comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the C55 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 370MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the C55.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba C55 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of this type and age. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the C55.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba C55 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the C55.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of this spec and age is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the C55.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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11 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Toshiba C55 is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the C55 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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

Most notebook PCs of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Toshiba C55 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the Toshiba C55 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the C55 is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Very Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 4.13 hours, the Toshiba C55 has one of the shorter battery lifes amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The average battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the C55 is 24h.

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life that might also be worth considering include the Toshiba Satellite C55-A (4.3h).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba C55 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the C55 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age. 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.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Toshiba C55 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the C55 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Toshiba C55 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Thick

Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years the heights range from 2.4mm to 300mm, and the average height is 27mm. At 33 millimeters, the Toshiba C55 is quite thick compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba C55

Released Over Three Years Ago

Toshiba released the C55 over three years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Toshiba C55 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the C55.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the HP ProBook 450 G1 (2.5GHz).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the C55.

There are a number of alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including the Lenovo T520 which has better reviews.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the DELL Inspiron 17 (17.3").

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Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Toshiba C55 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Average Weight

The Toshiba C55 has a pretty standard weight (2.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the C55.

Alternative 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T520.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 13 (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

The Toshiba C55 has a relatively average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Specification

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Form Factor
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Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
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
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Networking Standard
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Headphone Connection
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
HDD Recovery
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
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
WiFi Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
64-Bit Computing Architecture

2 Awards

Expert Reviews Best Buy 01net.com 4 Star

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

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Suitable for games in medium to high settings
Sufficient power for demanding software
Richincolor screen
Excellent value
Strong performance
Might be too slow for future games in the midterm
Inferior keyboard
Short battery runtime
Fullplastic casing
Very poor battery life
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

(73)
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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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c55a5245, c55a5166, toshiba 64, toshiba 64b, toshiba c55, toshiba c55a, toshiba 64bi, toshiba 64bit, toshiba i33110, toshiba i33110m
Barcodes 00022265543283, 00022265691670, 00222655432832, 00222656916706, 00886389067939
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