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Toshiba C55 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Aug 2015
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Get connected without cutting corners with the value-driven Satellite C55 laptop. This reliable, full-powered Windows PC is a solid performer that's easy to use and great for everyday tasks like... More
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10 Reasons For

Toshiba Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Toshiba is one of the superior notebook PC brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Toshiba also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

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 portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the C55 have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the C55.

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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 came out around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of this age and spec 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 were launched around the same time as the C55 the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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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.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The Toshiba C55 supports a 4.1 Bluetooth version which is better than the 4 Bluetooth version supported by most portable PCs of this type and age.

This notebook PC's bluetooth version (4.1) is actually the best supported bluetooth version amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

The worst supported bluetooth version across comparable types of notebook PC is 4.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of this age and type.

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Very Small Non-Operating Vibration

The smallest non-operating vibration of portable PCs that are a similar age to the C55 is 1G, the biggest is 3.5G, and the average non-operating vibration is 1.5G. 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Very Small Non-Operating Shock

The Toshiba C55 has a fairly small non-operating shock (only 60 gravity) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than a year. The average non-operating shock of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the C55 is 150G.

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11 Reasons Against

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

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to 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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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba C55 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the C55.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type 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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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

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

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba C55 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other laptops of this age and type also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow CD-RW Read Speed

At only 16 CD-speeds, the Toshiba C55 has a quite slow CD-RW read speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The average CD-RW read speed of notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 21x, and the CD-RW read speeds range from 4x to 24x.

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Quite Slow DVD-RW Read Speed

Similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have DVD-RW read speeds of between 4x and 8x. At only 6 CD-speeds, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly slow DVD-RW read speed compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the C55.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Toshiba C55 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Very Small Operating Shock

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the C55 the operating shocks range from 10G to 130G. With an operating shock of only 10 gravity, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly small operating shock compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the C55.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the C55 is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz. At only 2.7 gigahertz, the Toshiba C55 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the C55.

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Quite Small Operating Vibration

The Toshiba C55 has one of the smallest operating vibrations (only 0.5 gravity) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs that are a comparable age to the C55 the operating vibrations range from 0.5G to 1.1G.

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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 Processor Clock Speed

The Toshiba C55 has a fairly typical processor clock speed (2.2 gigahertz) 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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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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Average Screen Size

The Toshiba C55 has a pretty average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the C55.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the MSI GP72 2QD[plb_3008884_price] (17.3"), or the Lenovo Z70-80[plb_3429896_price] (17.3").

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the C55.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
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
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
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
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
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
Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Bundled Software
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® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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® 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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Thermal Gradient (max)
Operating Thermal Gradient (max)
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…

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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 c55c5246, c55c5241, pscpju00r011, toshiba c55c5241
Barcodes 00022265997727, 00889661017967
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