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Toshiba Satellite S55
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Toshiba Satellite S55 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 12GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 12GB Jun 2014
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10 Reasons For

Toshiba Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Toshiba medium processor core laptops have good reviews on average and across all laptops Toshiba is one of the better rated brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Toshiba Satellite S55 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Satellite S55 processor families range from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite S55 the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 530GB. The Satellite S55 has a fairly big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Big Internal Memory

When compared to other portable PCs of this age and type that we have checked the internal memory of, the Satellite S55's internal memory of 12 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest internal memory of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Satellite S55 is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Satellite S55 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. This Toshiba portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Toshiba laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Satellite S55.

Across similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Satellite S55 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also have a front camera.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

Portable PCs of this age and spec have hard drive capacity of between 120GB and 1.5TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Toshiba Satellite S55 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of notebook PCs of this type and age is 2.9MB. The Satellite 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 laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite S55 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite S55.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type 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.

If you want a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the Lenovo T420s (SSD).

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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 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Satellite S55, the Toshiba Satellite S55 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Toshiba Satellite S55 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite S55

Released Over Two Years Ago

Toshiba released the Satellite S55 over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the Toshiba Satellite S55 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this laptop to all the other 2GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs and we think the HP 350 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo X240 (2.1GHz).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Satellite S55 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite S55.

There are a number of other 15.6" portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider including the Toshiba Satellite C50-A which has better reviews.

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Average Weight

The Toshiba Satellite S55 has a pretty average weight (2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite 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 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
Full HD
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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 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
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
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 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
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
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers i74510, i74510u, s55b5268, toshiba i75500, toshiba i75500u, toshiba s55tb5158
Barcodes 00022265803271, 00222658032718
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