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Toshiba C55 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 6GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 6GB Jul 2015
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9 Reasons For

Good Brand

Medium processor core notebook PCs built by Toshiba have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Toshiba also has good reviews across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba C55 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the C55 the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the C55, the Toshiba C55 has a front camera.

There are a number of other laptops with a front camera currently available which you might also want to consider including the Toshiba Satellite Z30 which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a front camera including the Acer Aspire S3-391, or the DELL Inspiron 15.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Very Small Non-Operating Vibration

Similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the C55 have non-operating vibrations of between 1G and 3.5G. With a non-operating vibration of only 1 gravity, the Toshiba C55 has a quite small non-operating vibration compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Small Non-Operating Shock

The Toshiba C55 has one of the smaller non-operating shocks (only 60 gravity) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The non-operating shocks of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the C55 range from 60G to 240G.

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13 Reasons Against

Only Two SATA III Connectors

The Toshiba C55 is a two SATA III connector notebook PC. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the C55 have between two and three SATA III connectors.

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Only Ten PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the C55 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Toshiba C55 which has ten PCI Express lanes (max).

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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 notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the C55 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the C55.

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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 have been around for a similar time to the C55 do have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might also want to consider including the Toshiba Satellite Z30, or the HP Probook 430 G2 which is also cheaper.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market 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.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Acer Aspire E5-573.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (SSD and cheaper), or the HP EliteBook 820 (SSD and cheaper).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Laptops of a comparable spec and age to the C55 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz. At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Toshiba C55 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo G50-80 (1.9GHz) which is also cheaper.

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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 frequently found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time 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.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Asus UX301LA which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Toshiba C55 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the C55 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Small Operating Shock

Across all the laptops of a similar type and age to the C55 the operating shocks range from 10G to 130G. The Toshiba C55 has one of the smaller operating shocks (only 10 gravity) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Thick

With a height of 26.6 millimeters, the Toshiba C55 is quite thick compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the C55. Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and type to the C55 the heights range from 11mm to 2,400mm, and the average height is 27mm.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

The operating vibrations of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the C55 range from 0.5G to 1.1G, and the average operating vibration is 0.67G. The Toshiba C55 has one of the smaller operating vibrations (only 0.5 gravity) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba C55

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Toshiba released the C55.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Toshiba C55 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the C55.

We compared all the other 15.6" notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the HP 350 G2 is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire E5-772 (17.3"), or the Lenovo Z70-80 (17.3").

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Toshiba C55 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 750 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the C55.

If this Toshiba laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the L50-C (1TB and cheaper), or the Satellite Pro A50-C (1TB and cheaper) both from Toshiba.

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Average Internal Memory

The Toshiba C55 has a pretty standard internal memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the C55.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-C (8GB and cheaper), or the HP EliteBook 840 G2 (8GB and cheaper).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Satellite C50-B (2.2kg), or the Satellite C50-B (2.2kg) both from Toshiba or the DELL Latitude 15 3550 (2.2kg).

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Specification

Design
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Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
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
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)
PCI Express Configurations
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 DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
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
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
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
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)
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)

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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers i34005, i34005u, c55b5352
Barcodes 00022265892862
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