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Toshiba C55 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB Jul 2015
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Toshiba Laptops Have Good Reviews

Based on 3,511 expert and owner reviews, Toshiba has good reviews for its laptops. Toshiba also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Toshiba C55 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (311 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the C55. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the C55 is 290MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba C55 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type also have a front camera.

Other portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to consider include cheaper laptops such as the HP 14.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the DELL Latitude 15 E5550, or the HP ProBook 11 is also worth considering.

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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 commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Small Non-Operating Vibration

The smallest non-operating vibration of laptops of a comparable type and age to the C55 is 1G and the biggest is 3.5G. At only 1 gravity, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly small non-operating vibration compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the C55.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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Very Small Non-Operating Shock

With a non-operating shock of only 60 gravity, the Toshiba C55 has one of the smaller non-operating shocks amongst laptops of this age. The smallest non-operating shock of laptops of this spec and age is 60G and the biggest is 240G.

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27 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the C55 is 950MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 792 megahertz, the Toshiba C55's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is one of the slowest amongst laptops that were released one year ago.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

Portable PCs that were released more than a year ago have maximum processor memory bandwidths of between 21GB/s and 35GB/s. At only 21.32 gigabytes per second, the Toshiba C55 has a quite slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the C55.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops of this age and spec is 17GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago use two displays supported by on-board grap, including the Toshiba C55 which uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Toshiba C55 is a four PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the C55 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Toshiba C55 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

Most laptops of this age and type have between two and three SATA connectors, including the Toshiba C55 which has two SATA connectors.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the C55 have a full-size keyboard, however the Toshiba C55 does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the HP 14 which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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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 laptops that are a comparable 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.

Alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might also want to consider include the HP ProBook 440 G2 Notebook PC, the Asus X555LA, or the DELL Latitude 14 3450 which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this Toshiba notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Z40 (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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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 notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Toshiba C55 has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The processor family of all portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the C55 ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the C55.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the HP ProBook 440 G2 Notebook PC, or the Fujitsu LifeBook A514.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Pavilion 14-ab166us (6GB), or the EliteBook 840 G2 (8GB) both from HP which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the C55 have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the C55, the processor cache of the Toshiba C55 of only 1 megabyte is one of the smallest.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the laptops that have been available for more than a year the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a very small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the C55.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The slowest memory clock speed of laptops of a similar age and type to the C55 is 800MHz and the fastest is 1,600MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Toshiba C55's memory clock speed is one of the slowest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the C55.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Toshiba C55 is a two processor thread notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the C55 have between two and three processor threads.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

At only 32 watt-hours, the Toshiba C55 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago. The average battery capacity of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the C55 is 46Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba C55 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other laptops that have been around for more than a year also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the HP ZBook 14 G2, or the DELL Latitude 15 E5550 which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Quite Slow CD-RW Read Speed

The Toshiba C55 has one of the slower CD-RW read speeds (only 16 CD-speeds) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The average CD-RW read speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the C55 is 21x.

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Quite Slow DVD-RW Read Speed

With a DVD-RW read speed of only 6 CD-speeds, the Toshiba C55 has one of the slower DVD-RW read speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average DVD-RW read speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the C55 is 7.2x, and the DVD-RW read speeds range from 4x to 8x.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the C55 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Toshiba C55 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Very Small Operating Shock

The Toshiba C55 has one of the smaller operating shocks (only 10 gravity) amongst laptops of this age. Across all the laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the C55 the operating shocks range from 10G to 130G.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz. At only 2.58 gigahertz, the Toshiba C55 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the C55.

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Thick

With a height of 26.6 millimeters, the Toshiba C55 is fairly thick compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The heights of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the C55 range from 11mm to 2,400mm, and the average height is 27mm.

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

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Very Small Operating Vibration

The average operating vibration of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the C55 is 0.67G. The Toshiba C55 has one of the smaller operating vibrations (only 0.5 gravity) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba C55

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Toshiba C55 has a relatively standard processor clock speed (2.16 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the C55.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the HP EliteBook 840 G2 (2.2GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 15.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Lenovo G70-80 (17.3" and cheaper).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Toshiba C55 has a relatively standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the C55.

We compared all the other 500GB total storage capacity laptops to this laptop and we think the HP ProBook 440 G2 Notebook PC, the DELL Latitude 14 E5450, and the Lenovo L450 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you want a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Asus X555LA (1TB and cheaper), the Lenovo G70-80 (1TB and cheaper), or the HP Pavilion 14-ab166us (1TB and cheaper).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the Toshiba C55 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

There are a number of alternative 2.2kg heavy notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at including the Latitude 15, or the Latitude 15 3550 both from DELL which is cheaper.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the DELL Inspiron 15 (2.2kg).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
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 Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
Full HD
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 Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
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
CD Read Speed
Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
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® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
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 Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
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
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c55b5300, c55b5240
Barcodes 00022265870778, 00889661008484
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