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Toshiba C55D 2 Core AMD E 1GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 AMD E 1GHz 4GB Jan 2014
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The 15.6 Satellite C50 laptop series offers everything a budget-conscious user could ask for basic power, portability and performance all at a great price. This PC series comes with all the laptop... More
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8 Reasons For

Toshiba Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Toshiba medium processor core laptops have good reviews on average and across all laptops Toshiba is one of the superior brands.

Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba C55D has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a front camera that you might also want to consider including the Latitude E6430[pl_1628672_price], or the Latitude E6430[pl_2135897_price] both from DELL or the HP ProBook 430[plb_2350722_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 laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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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 medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Toshiba C55D which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55D has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the C55D have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Six Battery Cells

The Toshiba C55D is a six battery cell count notebook PC.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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20 Reasons Against

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

The Toshiba C55D is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba C55D does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the C55D which have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_1412334_price] which is also cheaper.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on comparable spec laptops that were launched 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.

We compared all the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media to this laptop and we think the Inspiron 17R[pl_1412334_price], and the Inspiron 17[pl_2253142_price] both from DELL or the HP Probook 650 F1P85ET[plb_2435729_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2353454_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1 gigahertz, the Toshiba C55D has a very slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the C55D. The processor clock speeds of portable PCs of this type and age range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the P550CA[pl_2611468_price] (1.4GHz and cheaper), or the X550CA[pl_2093287_price] (1.5GHz and cheaper) both from Asus or the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2145525_price] (1.6GHz and 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 notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Only AMD E Processor Family

The Toshiba C55D has an AMD E processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most portable PCs of this age and spec. Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the C55D processor families range from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Very Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 1 megabyte, the Toshiba C55D has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the C55D. Medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the C55D have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Toshiba C55D is a two processor thread laptop.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Toshiba C55D has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The slowest memory clock speed of similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the C55D is 800MHz and the fastest is 1,800MHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Slow CD-RW Read Speed

The slowest CD-RW read speed of medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago is 1x, the fastest is 24x, and the average CD-RW read speed is 23x. With a CD-RW read speed of only 16 CD-speeds, the Toshiba C55D has a quite slow CD-RW read speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the C55D.

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Quite Slow DVD-RW Read Speed

The slowest DVD-RW read speed of medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the C55D is 1x, the fastest is 8x, and the average DVD-RW read speed is 7.7x. The Toshiba C55D has one of the slower DVD-RW read speeds (only 6 CD-speeds) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years, the Toshiba C55D does not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at including the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2145463_price].

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Toshiba C55D is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Very Small L2 Cache

Laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the C55D have L2 caches of between 0.5MB and 4MB. At only 1 megabyte, the Toshiba C55D has a quite small L2 cache compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the C55D.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The Toshiba C55D has a L2 processor cache which is better than most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Most medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it have a L3 processor cache.

A L2 processor cache is actually the worst processor cache level across all portable PCs of this age and spec.

The best processor cache level across comparable types of notebook PC is L3.

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Quite Slow CD Rewrite Speed

The CD rewrite speeds of laptops of a comparable type and age to the C55D range from 1x to 16x. The Toshiba C55D has a fairly slow CD rewrite speed (only 4 CD-speeds) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the C55D.

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Quite Slow DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

Medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the C55D have DVD+R double layer read speeds of between 1x and 8x. The Toshiba C55D has one of the slower DVD+R double layer read speeds (only 6 CD-speeds) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

At only 6 CD-speeds, the Toshiba C55D has a quite slow DVD-R double layer read speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the C55D. The average DVD-R double layer read speed of comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago is 6.5x.

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Quite Slow CD-RW Write Speed

With a CD-RW write speed of only 4 CD-speeds, the Toshiba C55D has a fairly slow CD-RW write speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the CD-RW write speeds range from 1x to 24x, and the average CD-RW write speed is 6.8x.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba C55D

Released Over Two Years Ago

Toshiba released the C55D over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Toshiba C55D has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the C55D.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 15.6" notebook PCs and we think cheaper laptops such as the Probook 650[pl_1584506_price], and the 455[pl_1467972_price] both from HP is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the Asus X75A[plb_2093232_price] (17.3"), or the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2253142_price] (17.3") which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Toshiba C55D has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the HP Probook 650[plb_1500514_price] (2.5kg), the DELL Latitude E5530[plb_1412904_price] (2.4kg), or the MSI CX61[plb_1535240_price] (2.4kg).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55D has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the C55D.

There are a number of other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_1412334_price] which is cheaper.

If this laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2253142_price] (750GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55D has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the C55D.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs to this laptop and we think the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_1412334_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo G500[plb_2007389_price] (6GB and cheaper), or the Toshiba Satellite C55-B[plb_2529941_price] (6GB and cheaper).

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 5.3 hours, the Toshiba C55D has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the C55D.

If this notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to consider the Satellite L50t-B[pl_2383885_price] (6h), the Tecra A50[pl_2363547_price] (6.5h), or the Tecra A50[pl_1736253_price] (6.5h) all from Toshiba.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
L2 Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Processor Model
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 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
Optical Drive
DVD-RAM Write Speed
DVD-RAM Read Speed
DVD+RW Write Speed
DVD+RW Read Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD+R Write Speed
DVD+R Read Speed
DVD-RW Write Speed
DVD-RW Read Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD-R Write Speed
DVD-R Read Speed
CD-RW Write Speed
CD-RW Read Speed
CD-R Write Speed
CD-R Read Speed
CD Rewrite Speed
CD Write Speed
CD Read Speed
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Headphone Connection
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out 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
Performance
Integrated TV Tuner
Keyboard
Keyboard Language
Hot Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled 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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
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

Expert Reviews

(11)
21 August 2015

In Review: Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P. Test model courtesy of Toshiba GermanyThe Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P (Carrizo-L) is a simple 15-incher for 600 Euro, which is too high in our opinion....

19 December 2014

Priced at little more than a decent tablet, the Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5244 is meant to appeal to budget-minded laptop buyers who can do without some of the features and performance found in...

Inexpensive
Comfortable fullsized keyboard
Decent specs for the money
Nice price
Numeric keypad
Uninspiring display
Middling performance
Memory, hard drive, and battery are not userreplaceable
Lots of bloatware
Slippery keyboard
16 December 2014

The Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5244 is an average budget desktop-replacement laptop. It's sufficient for basic computing needs, though you may be left expecting more...

29 August 2015

Woekerprijs? Toshiba rekent een stevige prijs aan voor een eenvoudige 15-incher die het zelfs zonder dedicated grafische kaart moet stellen. Wat zijn de voordelen van de C55D? Verandert Carrizo-L... Read more…

4 September 2015

Abart? fiyat? Toshiba, harici ekran kart? bile olmayan bir 15 inç laptop için çok yükesk bir fiyat etiketi koymu?. Peki C55D modelinin avantajlar? neler?

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User Reviews

(134)
Reviewed 18 February 2016 by Cr1969
Cr1969 would recommend the Toshiba Satellite C55D-C

This would be an awesome laptop if the motherboard supported dual-channel memory. The laptop comes with one 4GB RAM module, but has two RAM slots on the motherboard. Though Toshiba claims the RAM... Read more…

Reviewed 28 May 2015 by Peeved

I need a good, fast computer for my fast paced life. This computer takes forever to load. Also, the touch pad is not sensitive enough. I have to work at getting the arrow to move. Not to mention I... Read more…

Reviewed 23 May 2015 by Rosebud

I only had this computer least then 2 months and it stop working. I took it to best buy geek squad and had it repaired...

Reviewed 17 February 2016 by Queenblu
Queenblu would recommend the Toshiba Satellite C55D-C

I just bought this laptop yesterday and happy I did because today it went back to regular price. ($349.99) I got it for $299.99. I love Lenovo computers, so thats what I wanted, but when I seen I... Read more…

Reviewed 16 February 2016 by Caleb72
Caleb72 would recommend the Toshiba Satellite C55D-C

Runs great, wife loves it. Great price! Wife uses for Photoshop and Light Room...

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c55da5344, c55da5170, c55da5163, pscfwu01m005, toshiba c55da5344
Barcodes 00022265584569, 00022265689486, 00022265714492, 00886389067922
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