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Toshiba C55 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.4GHz 6GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.4GHz 6GB Mar 2014
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13 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 3,645 owner and expert reviews, Toshiba has good ratings for its notebook PCs. Toshiba also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core laptops compared to other brands.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Toshiba C55 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the C55. This portable PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop compared to most of the laptops that were launched around the same time as the C55 which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 2 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the C55. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the C55 is 1.7GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba C55 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops that have been around for more than two years. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core laptops 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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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB. With a total storage capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

We compared all the other 750GB total storage capacity laptops to this laptop and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the X550CC[pl_1563968_price], and the X401A[pl_1487212_price] both from Asus or the Toshiba C55[plb_2201916_price] is also worth considering.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2379963_price] (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Has a Front Camera

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

There are a number of other portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to consider including the Toshiba TECRA Z40[plb_2041288_price], or the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2145525_price] which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the Asus PU551LA[plb_2302119_price].

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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 that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

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

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most laptops of a comparable age and spec to the C55 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Toshiba C55 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the laptops of this type and age the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Six Battery Cells

The Toshiba C55 is a six battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the C55 have between one and eight battery cells.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 750 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the C55. The hard drive capacity of medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the C55 range from 120GB to 1.5TB.

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9 Reasons Against

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 notebook PC.

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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 of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Toshiba TECRA Z40[plb_2041288_price], the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2145525_price], or the Lenovo ThinkPad T440s[plb_2978670_price] which is also cheaper.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it. 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including the Latitude 15 3550[pl_1453263_price], or the Latitude 15 5000[pl_2519177_price] both from DELL which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the Toshiba TECRA Z40[plb_2041288_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to 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.

It is worth also looking at other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2447697_price] or the Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA[plb_2964564_price].

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Toshiba C55 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of only 0.92 megapixels, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly low front camera resolution compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the C55. The lowest front camera resolution of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the C55 is 0.3MP and the highest is 1,300MP.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the C55 is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM. At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Toshiba C55 has a very slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba C55

Released Over Two Years Ago

Toshiba released the C55 over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz, the Toshiba C55 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the C55.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2.4GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Toshiba C55[plb_2201916_price], or the Fujitsu LifeBook A544[plb_2142770_price].

If you would prefer a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T440[plb_2560064_price] (2.5GHz), or the HP 250[plb_2268981_price] (2.6GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Toshiba C55 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the C55.

There are a number of alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including the DELL Latitude 15 3550[plb_1453263_price], the HP ProBook 650 G1[plb_2059085_price], or the Asus V550CA[plb_1633423_price] which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2253142_price] (17.3"), or the Asus X75A[plb_2440533_price] (17.3").

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Toshiba C55 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago. Most medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Weight

The Toshiba C55 has a fairly average weight (2.4 kilograms) 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 2.4kg heavy portable PCs and we think the Toshiba C55[plb_2201916_price], and the Fujitsu LifeBook A544[plb_2142770_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude 15 5000[plb_2045815_price] (2.4kg).

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

We compared this laptop to all the other 6GB internal memory laptops and we think the X550CC[pl_1563968_price], the X550CA[pl_1598959_price], and the V550CA[pl_1633423_price] all from Asus which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Toshiba C55[plb_2201916_price] (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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Storage
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Storage Medium
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
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Full HD
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Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
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Optical Drive
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Camera
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Front Camera Resolution
Networking
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WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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SmartCard Slot
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ExpressCard Slot
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S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
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USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
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Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
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Intel Visual Technology

2 Awards

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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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