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Toshiba S55 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Jun 2015
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13 Reasons For

Toshiba Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Front Camera

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

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the Samsung NP905S3G which has better reviews.

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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 notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most portable PCs of this type and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops of a comparable type and age to the S55 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

The slowest DVD+R double layer read speed of notebook PCs of this age and type is 4x and the fastest is 8x. The Toshiba S55 has a quite fast DVD+R double layer read speed (8 CD-speeds) compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the S55.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The Toshiba S55 supports a better bluetooth version than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 4.1 Bluetooth version, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it support a 4 Bluetooth version.

A 4.1 Bluetooth version is in fact the best supported bluetooth version amongst all notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the S55.

A 4 Bluetooth version is the worst supported bluetooth version amongst similar types of laptop.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast Maximum WiFi Data Rate

With a maximum WiFi data rate of 867 megabits per second, the Toshiba S55 has one of the faster maximum WiFi data rate amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the maximum WiFi data rate range from 150 Mbit/s to 870 Mbit/s, and the average maximum WiFi data rate is 400 Mbit/s.

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Very Small Non-Operating Vibration

Across all the laptops of this type and age the non-operating vibrations range from 1G to 1.3G. With a non-operating vibration of only 1 gravity, the Toshiba S55 has a quite small non-operating vibration compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the S55.

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Very Small Non-Operating Shock

The smallest non-operating shock of laptops that have been on the market for more than a year is 60G, the biggest is 170G, and the average non-operating shock is 120G. With a non-operating shock of only 60 gravity, the Toshiba S55 has one of the smaller non-operating shocks amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Only 11.2/12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has an 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year have a full-size keyboard, however the Toshiba S55 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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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 portable PCs of this type and age. 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 laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Satellite C75D ($598.99), or the Asus N750JK.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Samsung NP905S3G (SSD) which is also higher rated.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The Toshiba S55 has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1366 x 768 pixels) is actually the worst display resolution across all many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is the best display resolution amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs of a similar type and age 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.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think the HP Pro ($889.55) is also worth considering.

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Very Small Operating Shock

At only 10 gravity, the Toshiba S55 has a quite small operating shock compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The operating shocks of laptops that were released around the same time as the S55 range from 10G to 140G.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

At only 0.5 gravity, the Toshiba S55 has a fairly small operating vibration compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the S55. The operating vibrations of many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the S55 range from 0.5G to 0.66G, and the average operating vibration is 0.59G.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba S55

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the Toshiba S55 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for more than a year.

If this many processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the MSI PX60 2QD (2.7GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Toshiba S55 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba S55 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Average Screen Size

The Toshiba S55 has a fairly typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

Alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at include the Lenovo Ideapad 100 ($269.94) which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the HP Zbook 17 (17.3").

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Toshiba S55 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the S55.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
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)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
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 Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
DVD-RAM Write Speed
DVD+RW Write 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
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
Keyboard
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
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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