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Toshiba C55 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Celeron 1.8GHz 4GB Jun 2013
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13 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Portable PC Reviews

On average Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all laptops manufactured by Toshiba.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the C55. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops of this type and age is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba C55 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. In addition, this Toshiba notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the C55.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba C55 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the C55.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba C55 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the C55 also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The Toshiba C55 is a three USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of this type and age have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB.

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Fairly Big L2 Cache

The average L2 cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the C55 is 1.5MB, and the L2 caches range from 0.5MB to 3MB. The Toshiba C55 has a fairly big L2 cache (2 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the C55.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Toshiba C55 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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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 notebook PCs of a similar spec and age 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 the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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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 the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Toshiba C55 has a better processor family than most portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This portable PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The best processor family of all laptops that have been around for around the same time as the C55 is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the C55 have between two and three processor threads, including the Toshiba C55 which has two processor threads.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of laptops of this age and type range from 1,000MHz to 1,800MHz. The Toshiba C55 has a very slow memory clock speed (only 1,333 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the C55.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The Toshiba C55 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the C55 have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the C55, the Toshiba C55 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The Toshiba C55 has a L2 processor cache which is better than most laptops of this spec and age. Most comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it have a L3 processor cache.

A L2 processor cache is actually the worst processor cache level across all notebook PCs of this age and type.

Across similar types of laptop the best processor cache level is L3.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba C55

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Toshiba released the C55.

Average Screen Size

The Toshiba C55 has a relatively typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Weight

At 2.5 kilograms, the Toshiba C55 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the C55.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP 250 G1 (2.5kg).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

Alternative 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider include the Acer Aspire V5-572G which has better reviews.

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Average Internal Memory

The Toshiba C55 has a pretty average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the C55.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Toshiba C55 has a relatively average processor clock speed (1.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Asus X553MA (1.86GHz).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
Networking Standards
4G
Data Network
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connectivity
Headphone Connectivity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

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Expert Reviews

(18)
8 November 2015

We're satisfied with the results of Satellite C55's, having in mind that we're looking at a budget-friendly, thin and light notebook. It's no surprise that this laptop is among the best-sellers on...

13 October 2015

The Satellite C55-C includes a recent Haswell processor but elsewhere the budget cuts show, especially the poor screen. Upgrading is not feasible so don't expect to easily fix the limited memory...

28 August 2015

Low priced laptops are now the major frontier for manufacturers. They need to be capable of providing excellent laptops that can replace a full-fledged desktop while keeping the prices low. With... Read more…

Bargain back-to-school laptops exist for a reason: Not everybody can afford a $2,000 laptop. Honestly, most people don't even need a $2,000 laptop.For this set of reviews, we're looking at the... Read more…

Suitable for games in medium to high settings
Sufficient power for demanding software
Richincolor screen
Excellent value
Strong performance
Might be too slow for future games in the midterm
Inferior keyboard
Short battery runtime
Fullplastic casing
Very poor battery life
17 August 2015

The question you need to ask yourself with the Toshiba Satellite C55-C5240 is this: "If someone cobbled together performance car parts into a go-kart frame, would I drive it to work/school each... Read more…

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User Reviews

(73)
Reviewed 10 October 2015 by Gordeley
Gordeley would recommend the Toshiba Satellite C55-C

This laptop is easy to set up. Connection and speed is great. Highly recommend for anyone needing an upgrade to faster speeds, ease of use. I've opened several tabs while on Facebook and played 4... Read more…

Reviewed 27 October 2015 by WindowsLover15
WindowsLover15 would recommend the Toshiba Satellite C55-B

An excellent computer. Has good speed and specs for a budget laptop! Not the most powerful but good in a situation where an ok computer is needed. Not the best in gaming...

Reviewed 8 October 2015 by Skygoddess
(Verified Purchase)

I have had this for about 30 days and have spent a lot of time on the phone with Toshiba. The drivers were reinstalled and I had software problems that I had to pay to repair. Lastly, the help... Read more…

Reviewed 29 September 2015 by Noor
Noor would recommend the Toshiba Satellite C55-B (Verified Purchase)

Bluetooth feature is very important to connect any device without cable, it is great for laptop...

Reviewed 8 October 2015 by Alma
(Verified Purchase)

I had to returned it. Hardware did not work and could not reset it...

Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Good features
Fast
Powerful
Lots of Bloatware
Windows 10
The touchpad occasionally stops working, and has had this problem from moments after I unpackaged it
There is no way to access the BIOS and thus no way to change the settings on the F keys. They come default with the special functions (Brightness control, volume control, etc), but I can't set the def
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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c55a5249, c55a5242, c55a5300, c55a5220, pscfeu00l004
Barcodes 00022265504758, 00022265517529, 00022265517697, 00022265526477, 00222655264778, 00766653291348
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