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Toshiba S55 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Jun 2015
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14 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz, the Toshiba S55 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than a year. The slowest processor clock speed of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the S55 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 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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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba S55 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all similar spec laptops that are a comparable 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 portable PCs of this spec and age. Most laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The processor family of all medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the S55, 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 have been available for a similar time to it.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The Toshiba S55 supports a better bluetooth version than most medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to it. This portable PC supports a 4.1 Bluetooth version, whereas most portable PCs of this age and type support a 4 Bluetooth version.

This laptop's bluetooth version (4.1) is in fact the best supported bluetooth version across all laptops of a similar type and age to the S55.

The worst supported bluetooth version across comparable types of laptop is 4.

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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 medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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Quite Small Non-Operating Vibration

The non-operating vibrations of laptops that were released more than a year ago range from 1G to 3.5G, and the average non-operating vibration is 1.4G. When compared to other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the S55 that we have checked the non-operating vibration of, the Toshiba S55's non-operating vibration of only 1 gravity is one of the smallest.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the S55 have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB. The Toshiba S55 has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Very Small Non-Operating Shock

The average non-operating shock of laptops of this spec and age is 150G, and the non-operating shocks range from 60G to 240G. With a non-operating shock of only 60 gravity, the Toshiba S55 has one of the smaller non-operating shocks amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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9 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba S55 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than a year 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 portable PCs that were released around the same time as 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.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 12 E7250[plb_2885453_price] (SSD).

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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 commonly found display resolution on medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of a comparable age and type to the S55 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Toshiba S55 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow CD-RW Read Speed

With a CD-RW read speed of only 16 CD-speeds, the Toshiba S55 has one of the slower CD-RW read speeds amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The slowest CD-RW read speed of laptops of a similar age and type to the S55 is 4x, the fastest is 24x, and the average CD-RW read speed is 20x.

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Quite Slow DVD-RW Read Speed

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the S55 the DVD-RW read speeds range from 4x to 8x, and the average DVD-RW read speed is 7.2x. With a DVD-RW read speed of only 6 CD-speeds, the Toshiba S55 has one of the slower DVD-RW read speeds amongst portable PCs of this age.

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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 a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the S55. The average hard drive speed of medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the S55 is 5,900 RPM.

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Quite Small Operating Vibration

With an operating vibration of only 0.5 gravity, the Toshiba S55 has a very small operating vibration compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the S55. Across all the medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago the operating vibrations range from 0.5G to 1.1G, and the average operating vibration is 0.65G.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba S55

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba S55 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the S55.

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Average Screen Size

The Toshiba S55 has a fairly standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the S55.

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Z70-80[plb_3429896_price] (17.3").

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Average Weight

The Toshiba S55 has a pretty standard weight (2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Specification

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Processor
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Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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
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
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
DVD-R Read Speed
CD-RW Read Speed
CD-R Read Speed
CD Read Speed
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN 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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