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Toshiba S55 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 12GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 12GB Aug 2015
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20 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

On average Toshiba medium processor core laptops have good reviews as do all portable PCs manufactured by Toshiba.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the S55 range from 0.51GB to 4GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.2GB. When compared to other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the S55, the Toshiba S55's discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Toshiba S55 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the S55.

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of notebook PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the S55 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. The Toshiba S55 has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the S55 is 16GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 530GB. The Toshiba S55 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Very Big Internal Memory

At 12 gigabytes, the Toshiba S55 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago. The internal memory of notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the S55 range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.2GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba S55 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago. Most similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the S55 ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Toshiba S55 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. Most portable PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year the processor family ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec, the Toshiba S55 has a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of similar spec laptops that were released more than a year ago is 13GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Toshiba S55 has a very big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the S55.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The Toshiba S55 supports a 4.1 Bluetooth version which is better than most laptops of this age and spec. Most medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago support a 4 Bluetooth version.

A 4.1 Bluetooth version is in fact the best supported bluetooth version across all medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the S55.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst supported bluetooth version is 4.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 megabytes, the Toshiba S55 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 2MB to 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.1GB.

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Very Small Non-Operating Vibration

The non-operating vibrations of medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the S55 range from 1G to 3.5G, and the average non-operating vibration is 1.4G. The Toshiba S55 has a quite small non-operating vibration (only 1 gravity) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the S55.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Across all the medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the S55 the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB. The Toshiba S55 has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Very Small Non-Operating Shock

The Toshiba S55 has a fairly small non-operating shock (only 60 gravity) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the S55. The average non-operating shock of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the S55 is 150G.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba S55 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the S55 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time 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.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 (SSD).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the S55, the Toshiba S55 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow CD-RW Read Speed

The Toshiba S55 has a fairly slow CD-RW read speed (only 16 CD-speeds) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago have CD-RW read speeds of between 4x and 24x.

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Quite Slow DVD-RW Read Speed

The average DVD-RW read speed of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year is 7.2x. At only 6 CD-speeds, the Toshiba S55 has a fairly slow DVD-RW read speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Toshiba S55 has one of the slower hard drive speeds amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The average hard drive speed of comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the S55 is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

With an operating vibration of only 0.5 gravity, the Toshiba S55 has one of the smaller operating vibrations amongst portable PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the S55 have operating vibrations of between 0.5G and 1.1G.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba S55

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Toshiba released the S55.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Toshiba S55 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

If this Toshiba portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo Z70-80 (17.3").

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Average Weight

The Toshiba S55 has a fairly standard weight (2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the S55.

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Specification

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Processor Socket
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Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
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
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
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CD-RW Read Speed
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LghtScribe Feature
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Audio
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
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 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Integrated TV Tuner
GPS Function
Keyboard
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
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

User Reviews

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Reviewed 2 March 2015 by Gokster
Gokster would recommend the Toshiba Satellite S55-B

This is the newest generation of Intel Cpu, which gives an outstanding speed to the computer for most of the software. The Gpu, Radeon R7 270M is unfortunately few steps behind compare to its... Read more…

Reviewed 25 July 2015 by 1stENCJAMES
1stENCJAMES would recommend the Toshiba Satellite S55-B (Verified Purchase)

I purchased this laptop for my youngest daughter and she seems to enjoy it, says it's fast and beautiful! She wanted an apple computer but the cost vs. This laptops rated performance and it's over... Read more…

Reviewed 17 June 2015 by Asldfjlasdkjfl

I think Bestbuy has the wrong specs and review score posted on the card in the store. The battery life is listed at 8 hours. I get 4 if I'm lucky. It showed a 4 star review and the website only... Read more…

Reviewed 10 September 2015 by Shruti

I purchased this laptop 2 months back and suddenly arrow keys,numbers and Question mark key have stopped working. Even wifi stops working in it suddenly. Buying product from best buy is joke...

Reviewed 31 May 2015 by Beto
Beto would recommend the Toshiba Satellite S55-B (Verified Purchase)

The Toshiba Satellite was just what I expected about. Fast, easy, works perfectly in all matters it promissed. It's a pretty recent purchase and can't assure it's longevity or long term quality... Read more…

Reviewed 11 November 2015 by Joto8978
Joto8978 would recommend the Toshiba Satellite S55-C (Verified Purchase)

The laptop is a little bigger than I expected but it is good and fast. The amount of memory is great. If the keyboard would be lit would be even better. Is not that heavy so if you need to take... Read more…

Reviewed 7 October 2015 by Loboimages
Loboimages would recommend the Toshiba Satellite S55-C (Verified Purchase)

I use the laptop, primarily to process photo files when I travel, using LRCC and PSCC. The screen has beautiful color and good resolution for processing photos. The 1TB hard drive, dual... Read more…

Reviewed 27 November 2015 by Jclaws
Jclaws would recommend the Toshiba Satellite S55-C (Verified Purchase)

Everything was as it said, except no backlit keyboard. So far it was everything I was hoping for!

Fast For A Laptop
Love The Backlit Keyboard
Nice Size And Weight
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Reviewed 11 November 2015 by Jeanette G

It's worth every penny, looks fantastic a works so well. Plus customer service was very good...

Reviewed 1 November 2015 by Warriorx
Warriorx would recommend the Toshiba Satellite S55-C (Verified Purchase)

I bought this laptop for mostly musical production and college work and so far it is hasn't let me down. The specs are very very good and it can run a lot of processes without slowing down...

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