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Toshiba C55 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB Jul 2015
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12 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Toshiba is one of the superior notebook PC manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Toshiba also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Toshiba C55 has a very big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the C55. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the C55 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Toshiba C55 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (350 megahertz) amongst laptops of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year is 100MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the C55 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,050 megahertz, the Toshiba C55 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba C55 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of this spec and age. This Toshiba notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Toshiba portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs of this type and age the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba C55 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the C55 also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Non-Operating Vibration

The Toshiba C55 has one of the smaller non-operating vibrations (only 1 gravity) amongst portable PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the C55 have non-operating vibrations of between 1G and 3.5G, and the average non-operating vibration is 1.5G.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Quite Small Non-Operating Shock

With a non-operating shock of only 60 gravity, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly small non-operating shock compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the C55. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the C55 the non-operating shocks range from 60G to 240G, and the average non-operating shock is 150G.

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12 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

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

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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 laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba C55 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago do 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 notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time 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.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Laptops of a similar spec and age to the C55 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.8 gigahertz, the Toshiba C55 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Only Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Toshiba C55 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The best processor family of all comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the C55 is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba C55 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Toshiba C55 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Small Operating Shock

The smallest operating shock of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 10G, the biggest is 130G, and the average operating shock is 77G. At only 10 gravity, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly small operating shock compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the C55.

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Thick

The Toshiba C55 is one of the thicker laptops of a similar spec and age to the C55 (26.6 millimeters) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the C55 the heights range from 11mm to 2,400mm.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

At only 0.5 gravity, the Toshiba C55 has a quite small operating vibration compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the C55. Across all the portable PCs that were released one year ago the operating vibrations range from 0.5G to 1.1G, and the average operating vibration is 0.67G.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba C55

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this medium processor core notebook PC was released.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Toshiba C55 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 750 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the C55.

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Average Weight

The Toshiba C55 has a relatively typical weight (2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
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
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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 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
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
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
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)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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

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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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