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Toshiba C55
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Toshiba C55 2 Core Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 4GB Nov 2013
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11 Reasons For

Toshiba Laptops Have Good Reviews

Medium processor core notebook PCs produced by Toshiba have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Toshiba also has good ratings across its entire range.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 4GB to 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the C55 range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the C55, the Toshiba C55's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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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 of this spec and age. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the C55.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor 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 this age and spec.

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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 laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the C55 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 4GB and 32GB. When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and spec that we have assessed, the Toshiba C55's maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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13 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Toshiba C55 is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.

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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 notebook PC.

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Very Short Battery Life

The Toshiba C55 has a quite short battery life (only 4 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the C55. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the C55 have battery lifes of between 2h and 4,400h.

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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 portable PCs of this type and age.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years 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.

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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 comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Toshiba C55 has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Across all portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the C55 the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Very Small L3 Cache

The Toshiba C55 has one of the smaller L3 caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The L3 caches of notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 2MB to 6MB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Toshiba C55 is a two processor thread portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the C55 have between two and three processor threads.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of laptops of a similar age and spec to the C55 range from 1,000MHz to 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz. The memory clock speed of the Toshiba C55 of only 1,333 megahertz is one of the slowest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the C55.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the C55. The processor caches of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the C55 range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba C55 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the C55 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba C55

Released Over Three Years Ago

Toshiba released the C55 over three years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Toshiba C55 has a relatively typical processor clock speed (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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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 notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the Toshiba C55 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the C55.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
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
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
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
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep 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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
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
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
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
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

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

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…

Bargain back-to-school laptops exist for a reason: Not everybody can afford a $2,000 laptop. Honestly, most people don't even need a $2,000 laptop.For this set of reviews, we're looking at the... Read more…

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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c55a5243, c55a5309, c55a5243n, c55a5243nr, pscf6u019014, toshiba c55a5243, toshiba c55a5243n, toshiba c55a5243nr, toshiba pscf6u019014
Barcodes 00022265517963, 00022265519349, 00022265604274, 00222655179638
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