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Toshiba C55 2 Core Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.3GHz 6GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.3GHz 6GB Nov 2013
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11 Reasons For

Toshiba Laptops Have Good Reviews

Toshiba has good average reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other manufacturers.

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs of this age and spec is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. With a total storage capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the C55, the Toshiba C55 has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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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 laptops of this age and spec.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Toshiba C55 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 2GB to 32GB. The Toshiba C55 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Small Non-Operating Vibration

The non-operating vibrations of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the C55 range from 1G to 160G, and the average non-operating vibration is 2.2G. With a non-operating vibration of only 1 gravity, the Toshiba C55 has one of the smaller non-operating vibrations amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Six Battery Cells

The Toshiba C55 is a six battery cell count laptop. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the C55 have between one and eight battery cells.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Small Non-Operating Shock

The smallest non-operating shock of laptops of this spec and age is 60G, the biggest is 240G, and the average non-operating shock is 120G. At only 60 gravity, the Toshiba C55 has a quite small non-operating shock compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the C55.

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13 Reasons Against

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

The Toshiba C55 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Very Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 4.01 hours, the Toshiba C55 has one of the shorter battery lifes amongst portable PCs of this age. The shortest battery life of laptops of this spec and age is 2h, the longest is 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the C55 have a full-size keyboard, however the Toshiba C55 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. 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.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Only Intel Core I3-2xxx Processor Family

The Toshiba C55 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The processor family of all laptops of a similar age and spec to the C55 ranges from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,333 megahertz, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the C55. The slowest memory clock speed of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 1,000MHz and the fastest is 1,800MHz.

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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 notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most portable PCs of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Toshiba C55 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs that are a comparable age to the C55 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Toshiba C55 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The Toshiba C55 has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the C55 the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

The operating vibrations of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the C55 range from 0.5G to 110G, and the average operating vibration is 1.3G. With an operating vibration of only 0.5 gravity, the Toshiba C55 has one of the smaller operating vibrations amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba C55

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.3 gigahertz, the Toshiba C55 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Toshiba C55 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the C55.

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Average Weight

At 2.5 kilograms, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the C55.

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Average Internal Memory

The Toshiba C55 has a fairly average internal memory (6 gigabytes) 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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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
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
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
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
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
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Battery
Battery Life (max)
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
AC Adapter 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

2 Awards

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers c55a5298
Barcodes 00022265514016
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