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Toshiba Satellite S55
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Toshiba Satellite S55 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB Aug 2014
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
SUPERSTYLISH. SUPERPOWERFUL.The 15.6 Satellite S50 laptop series is an all-purpose entertainment PC offering smart performance, design and technologies for those who want to step up from... More
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15 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 3,645 expert and owner reviews for Toshiba notebook PCs and found that on average Toshiba has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Toshiba has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core laptops.

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 that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Toshiba Satellite S55 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of this age and type. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite S55 the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs of this age and type is 530GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Satellite S55 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Satellite S55.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Satellite S55 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of this spec and age. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of this age and spec.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite S55 is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. The Satellite S55 has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Front Camera

The Satellite S55 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Satellite S55 also have a front camera.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of laptops that came out around the same time as the Satellite S55 range from 120GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. The Toshiba Satellite S55 has a quite big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite S55.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Small Non-Operating Vibration

Across all the medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago the non-operating vibrations range from 1G to 160G. With a non-operating vibration of only 1 gravity, the Satellite S55 has a fairly small non-operating vibration compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years is 0.51MB and the biggest is 4MB. At 4 megabytes, the Satellite S55 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite S55.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years 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 notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Very Small Non-Operating Shock

The Satellite S55 has a quite small non-operating shock (only 60 gravity) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Satellite S55. Across all the laptops of this age and spec the non-operating shocks range from 1G to 240G, and the average non-operating shock is 130G.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite S55 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years which have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

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

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include 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 medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba Satellite S55 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite S55 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Operating Shock

The smallest operating shock of portable PCs of this age and type is 0.66G and the biggest is 140G. At only 10 gravity, the Toshiba Satellite S55 has a fairly small operating shock compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite S55.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

The average operating vibration of laptops that have been available for more than two years is 1.3G. The Satellite S55 has one of the smaller operating vibrations (only 0.5 gravity) amongst medium processor core laptops of this 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 Satellite S55 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP 350.

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Average Screen Size

The Toshiba Satellite S55 has a fairly typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Satellite S55.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the Satellite S55 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Satellite S55.

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Specification

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DVI Port
HDMI Port
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Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
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Intel Visual Technology
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User Reviews

(14)
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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Manufacturer Part Numbers toshiba s55b5266
Barcodes 00022265803264, 00022265834718, 00222658032640, 00783207622700
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