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Toshiba C55D 4 Core AMD a 2GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 AMD a 2GHz 4GB Jun 2015
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6 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Average

On average, people who bought this laptop rated it as 79 out of 100.

Good Brand

On average Toshiba many processor core portable PCs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all laptops manufactured by Toshiba.

Easy to Use

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this laptop was comfortable and easy to hold. Computershopper.com wrote two years ago “Comfortable fullsized keyboard” however despite that they only gave it a score of 3 stars.

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.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the N550JK ($1,348.99), or the X453MA both from Asus or the Acer Aspire ES1-411.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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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 comparable spec laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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14 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on eleven expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, PC Advisor.co.uk, computershopper.com and notebookcheck.net the average expert rating of this many processor core laptop is 68 out of 100.

Poor Battery Life

One Toshiba C55D reviewer who purchased this laptop thought it did not have a good battery life. Two years ago Computershopper.com mentioned in their review of this laptop “Battery are not userreplaceable”.

Poor for Gaming

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was not good for gaming. Expert website Computershopper.com wrote “This budget laptop from Toshiba isn't meant for gamers, designers, or any other users with the need for high-end performance” in their review of this laptop.

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba C55D does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year which have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard which you might also want to look at including the N550JK ($1,348.99), or the N751JX both from Asus or the HP ZBook 15 which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including because of it's better review score, the W541, or the 11e both from Lenovo or the Asus N550JK ($1,348.99).

If the storage medium of this many processor core laptop is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Asus N550JK (SSD and higher rated), the DELL Precision M3800 (SSD and higher rated), or the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 (SSD and higher rated).

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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 comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the laptops that came out around the same time as the C55D the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55D has one of the smaller internal memory amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory laptops to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the B50-45, and the G50-30 both from Lenovo or the Asus X553MA is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Satellite L50D-C (6GB), or the Satellite C55D-C (6GB) both from Toshiba or the Lenovo G50-45 (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba C55D does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Pro, or the ENVY 15 both from HP or the Asus N550JK ($1,348.99) is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. When compared to other portable PCs that are a similar age to the C55D that we have assessed, the Toshiba C55D's maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba C55D has a fairly slow memory clock speed (only 1,333 megahertz) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the C55D. The memory clock speeds of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the C55D range from 1,300MHz to 1,600MHz.

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Very Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Toshiba C55D has one of the smaller processor caches amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the C55D the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB.

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Quite Slow CD-RW Read Speed

The slowest CD-RW read speed of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the C55D is 4x and the fastest is 24x. The Toshiba C55D has one of the slower CD-RW read speeds (only 16 CD-speeds) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the C55D is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.1GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.4 gigahertz, the Toshiba C55D has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the C55D.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Toshiba C55D is a one USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the C55D have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba C55D

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2 gigahertz, the Toshiba C55D has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the C55D.

We compared all the other 2GHz processor clock speed laptops to this laptop and we think the Lenovo B50-45, the HP Pavilion 15, and the Toshiba L50D-B which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the G50-30 (2.16GHz), or the B50-10 (2.16GHz) both from Lenovo or the Acer Aspire ES1-711 (2.16GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Toshiba C55D has a fairly typical total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 1TB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the N550JK ($1,348.99), or the PU551JH both from Asus or the Acer Aspire ES1-311.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Satellite L50D-C (1TB), or the Satellite L50D-C (1TB) both from Toshiba or the MSI PE70 2QE (1.1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Toshiba C55D has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the C55D.

We compared all the other 15.6" laptops to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Aspire VN7-591g, and the Aspire VN7-591g both from Acer or the Asus N550JK ($1,348.99) is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the DELL Precision M6800 (17.3"), the MSI WT72 2OK (17.3"), or the HP ZBook 17 G2 (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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AMD a Processor Family

The Toshiba C55D has an AMD A processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Average Weight

The Toshiba C55D has a relatively typical weight (2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the C55D.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 2.2kg heavy laptops and we think the Satellite L50-C, and the Satellite C50D-B both from Toshiba or the Asus X553MA which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
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
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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
CD Read Speed
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
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
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
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
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

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...

11 April 2014

If you're looking for a large-screen budget laptop for use at home, but can't stretch to £500 then the Toshiba Satellite C55D-A-13U may do the job for a highly competitive £399. (See: What's the... Read more…

K grnm
Rahat klavye
Performans
SSD yok
Full HD deil
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…

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User Reviews

(136)
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

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