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Toshiba C55D 4 Core AMD a 1.5GHz 4GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 AMD a 1.5GHz 4GB Oct 2013
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
- AMD Quad Core A4-5000M Accelerated Processor- Windows 8- 4GB DDR3 1333MHz memory- AMD Integrated Graphics- 750GB HDD (5400rpm, Serial ATA)- DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)- Wi-Fi... More
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4 Reasons For

Good Brand

Toshiba is one of the better rated laptop brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Toshiba also has good reviews for its many processor core portable PCs.

Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the C55D, the Toshiba C55D has a front camera.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the Toshiba C55D which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera including the HP 255, or the Lenovo G505.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age 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 portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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12 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. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec do have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to look at including the G505, or the G505 both from Lenovo or the HP 255.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1GHz to 3GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.5 gigahertz, the Toshiba C55D has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the HP 255 (1.8GHz and cheaper), or the Lenovo B50-45 (1.8GHz and cheaper).

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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 notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba C55D does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the C55D also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth also looking at alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Asus Transformer Book T100 which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Toshiba C55D has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the C55D. The slowest memory clock speed of similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the C55D is 1,000MHz, the fastest is 1,600MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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Very Slow CD-RW Read Speed

Portable PCs of a similar type and age to the C55D have CD-RW read speeds of between 16x and 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 one of the slower CD-RW read speeds amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Slow DVD-RW Read Speed

The slowest DVD-RW read speed of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the C55D is 6x, the fastest is 8x, and the average DVD-RW read speed is 7.8x. At only 6 CD-speeds, the Toshiba C55D has a fairly slow DVD-RW read speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the C55D.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Toshiba C55D is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the C55D have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Slow DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the C55D the DVD+R double layer read speeds range from 6x to 8x. At only 6 CD-speeds, the Toshiba C55D has a quite slow DVD+R double layer read speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the C55D.

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Very Slow DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

With a DVD-R double layer read speed of only 6 CD-speeds, the Toshiba C55D has one of the slower DVD-R double layer read speeds amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of a comparable age and spec to the C55D the DVD-R double layer read speeds range from 6x to 8x.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba C55D

Released Over Three Years Ago

This laptop was released over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Toshiba C55D has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the C55D.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Pavilion 17-e098nr (17.3" and cheaper), or the Pavilion 17 (17.3" and cheaper) both from HP.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 750 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55D has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the C55D.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the 255 (1TB and cheaper), or the 255 (1TB and cheaper) both from HP.

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AMD a Processor Family

The Toshiba C55D has an AMD A processor family which is better than most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Weight

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

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55D has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the C55D.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Lenovo Z50 (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops of a similar spec 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 alternative portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the HP Pavilion 17-e098nr, or the Toshiba C55D.

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Average Battery Life

The Toshiba C55D has a fairly average battery life (5.6 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the C55D.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might also be worth looking at include the G505 (6h), or the G505 (6h) both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Satellite L50D-B (5.67h).

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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
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
HD DVD-ROM Read Speed
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
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Data Network
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
GPS Function
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Keyboard Language
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
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

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c55da5346, toshiba c55, toshiba c55d
Barcodes 00022265584552
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