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Toshiba C55 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Aug 2015
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Get connected without cutting corners with the value-driven Satellite C55 laptop. This reliable, full-powered Windows PC is a solid performer that's easy to use and great for everyday tasks like... More
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10 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the C55. The smallest total storage capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the C55 is 16GB and the biggest is 2TB.

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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 most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. Most medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the C55 ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba C55 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the C55.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The Toshiba C55 supports a 4.1 Bluetooth version which is better than the 4 Bluetooth version supported by most laptops of this age and type.

A 4.1 Bluetooth version is in fact the best supported bluetooth version across all notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the C55.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst supported bluetooth version is 4.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite Small Non-Operating Vibration

At only 1 gravity, the Toshiba C55 has a very small non-operating vibration compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the C55 the non-operating vibrations range from 1G to 3.5G.

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Very Small Non-Operating Shock

With a non-operating shock of only 60 gravity, the Toshiba C55 has one of the smaller non-operating shocks amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The non-operating shocks of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the C55 range from 60G to 240G, and the average non-operating shock is 150G.

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12 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. Most of the other laptops that were released more than a year ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the C55 have a full-size keyboard, however the Toshiba C55 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type 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.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 (SSD).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of this type and age 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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Quite Slow CD-RW Read Speed

Laptops of a similar age and type to the C55 have CD-RW read speeds of between 4x and 24x. The Toshiba C55 has a quite slow CD-RW read speed (only 16 CD-speeds) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the C55.

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Quite Slow DVD-RW Read Speed

Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the C55 the DVD-RW read speeds range from 4x to 8x, and the average DVD-RW read speed is 7.2x. At only 6 CD-speeds, the Toshiba C55 has a quite slow DVD-RW read speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released one year ago.

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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 Small Operating Shock

With an operating shock of only 10 gravity, the Toshiba C55 has a quite small operating shock compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for more than a year. Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the C55 the operating shocks range from 10G to 130G.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

Medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM. When compared to other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the C55, the Toshiba C55's hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute is one of the slowest.

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Quite Slow DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

The DVD-R double layer read speeds of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year range from 2x to 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 of a comparable age and type to the C55.

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Quite Small Operating Vibration

The Toshiba C55 has one of the smallest operating vibrations (only 0.5 gravity) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Similar spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago have operating vibrations of between 0.5G and 1.1G, and the average operating vibration is 0.65G.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba C55

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the C55.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude 14 E7450 (2.3GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the C55.

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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 laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo Z70-80 ($599.00) (17.3").

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Average Weight

The Toshiba C55 has a pretty average weight (2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the C55.

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Specification

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Processor
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Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
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Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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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
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Identity Protection 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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Maximum Non-Operating Thermal Gradient
Maximum Operating Thermal Gradient
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

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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 c55c5241
Barcodes 00022265997727, 00889661017967
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