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Toshiba Satellite L55

Toshiba Satellite L55 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Mar 2015
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18 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Laptop Reviews

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Satellite L55 range from 1.7GB to 16GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the Satellite L55's maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Satellite L55 has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite L55. The average processor clock speed of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Satellite L55 is 2.2GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude 12 7000[plb_2855917_price] (2.6GHz), or the MSI CX61 2QF[plb_2866426_price] (2.6GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite L55 range from 16GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 530GB. The Toshiba Satellite L55 has a very big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite L55.

Alternative 1TB total storage capacity laptops currently available which you might also want to consider include the DELL Inspiron 17 5000[plb_2701798_price], or the HP ProBook 450[plb_2747169_price] which is cheaper; or the Lenovo Z500[plb_1571675_price] which has better reviews.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Satellite L55 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. Most medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago 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 portable PCs of this type and age is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Satellite L55 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst portable PCs of this age. The screen sizes of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

We compared this portable PC to all the other 15.6" portable PCs and we think the Lenovo Z500[plb_1571675_price] which has better reviews; or the Lenovo L540[plb_2501252_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the DELL Inspiron 17 5758[plb_2913726_price] (17.3") which is also cheaper.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Toshiba Satellite L55 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all portable PCs of this type and age the worst processor family is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Satellite L55 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite L55 also have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Toshiba Tecra A50[plb_2738381_price], and the Lenovo L540[plb_2501252_price] is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL Vostro 14 5000[plb_2428047_price].

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this age and type, the Satellite L55 has a front camera.

Other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to look at include the Toshiba Tecra A50[plb_2738381_price] which is cheaper.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a front camera to this laptop and we think the EliteBook 740[pl_2783823_price], or the ProBook 650[pl_2877744_price] both from HP is also worth considering.

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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 medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of portable PCs of this spec and age is 670GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 5GB to 2TB. The Satellite L55 has a quite big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite L55.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite L55 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Satellite L55. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite L55 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Satellite L55 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Satellite L55 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB.

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Very Small Non-Operating Vibration

The smallest non-operating vibration of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 1G, the biggest is 3.5G, and the average non-operating vibration is 1.4G. At only 1 gravity, the Toshiba Satellite L55 has a fairly small non-operating vibration compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite L55.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Satellite L55 range from 1MB to 6MB. At 4 megabytes, the Toshiba Satellite L55 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite L55.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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Very Small Non-Operating Shock

The non-operating shocks of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 60G to 240G. At only 60 gravity, the Toshiba Satellite L55 has a quite small non-operating shock compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite L55.

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13 Reasons Against

Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Satellite L55 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite L55 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core laptops that have been around for 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.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might want to consider including the DELL Latitude 14 E5450[plb_2841727_price] which is cheaper; or the Lenovo Z500[plb_1571675_price] which has better reviews.

If the storage medium of this Toshiba laptop is too bad for you then you might want to consider the LG 13Z940[plb_2362386_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

When compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Satellite L55, the Toshiba Satellite L55's battery capacity of only 45 milliamperes * hour is one of the smallest. The smallest battery capacity of laptops that were released one year ago is 37mAh, the biggest is 9,300mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,700mAh.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs of this spec and age do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Toshiba Satellite L55 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Latitude 14 3000[pl_2804877_price], or the Inspiron 15[pl_2706073_price] both from DELL or the Lenovo Flex 2 15[plb_3099424_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Slow DVD-RW Read Speed

At only 6 CD-speeds, the Satellite L55 has a fairly slow DVD-RW read speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite L55. The average DVD-RW read speed of medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago is 7.2x, and the DVD-RW read speeds range from 4x to 8x.

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Very Small Operating Shock

Across all the similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Satellite L55 the operating shocks range from 10G to 130G. The Toshiba Satellite L55 has one of the smaller operating shocks (only 10 gravity) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite L55 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Toshiba Satellite L55 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Quite Slow DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

The Satellite L55 has one of the slower DVD+R double layer read speeds (only 6 CD-speeds) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Satellite L55 the DVD+R double layer read speeds range from 2x to 8x, and the average DVD+R double layer read speed is 6.4x.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

Medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Satellite L55 have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. When compared to other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Satellite L55 that we have assessed, the Satellite L55's hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute is one of the slowest.

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Quite Slow DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

The Satellite L55 has one of the slower DVD-R double layer read speeds (only 6 CD-speeds) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Laptops that have been on the market for more than a year have DVD-R double layer read speeds of between 2x and 8x.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

The average operating vibration of similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite L55 is 0.65G, and the operating vibrations range from 0.5G to 1.1G. At only 0.5 gravity, the Satellite L55 has a quite small operating vibration compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite L55

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Satellite L55 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago.

There are a number of other 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the DELL XPS 13[plb_2705355_price], or the HP ProBook 450[plb_2747169_price].

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the Satellite L55 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

We compared all the other 2.2kg heavy laptops to this notebook PC and we think the Lenovo Z500[plb_1571675_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Inspiron 15 5000[pl_2701811_price] (2.2kg), or the Inspiron 15 5000[pl_2301459_price] (2.2kg) both from DELL.

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Specification

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Product Type
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Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
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
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
Disc
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
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
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Recovery Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio 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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
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
Intel Virtualization Technology

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers toshiba l55, toshiba l55t, toshiba l55tc, toshiba i76500u8gb1, toshiba i76500u8gb1t, toshiba i76500u8gb1tb, toshiba i76500u8gb1tbg, toshiba i76500u8gb1tbgo, toshiba i76500u8gb1tbgol, toshiba i76500u8gb1tbgold
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