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Toshiba S55 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 12GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 12GB Dec 2013
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Toshiba Laptops Have Good Reviews

We checked 3,511 user and expert reviews for Toshiba portable PCs and found that on average Toshiba has good reviews. We also found that Toshiba has good reviews specifically within its many processor core portable PCs range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the S55 is 710GB, and the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 2TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Toshiba S55 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 12 gigabytes, the Toshiba S55 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. Across all the laptops that were released more than two years ago the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba S55 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as it. Most many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba S55 has a front camera. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Toshiba S55 is a eight processor thread laptop.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 780GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Toshiba S55 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the S55.

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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 comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Small Non-Operating Vibration

The smallest non-operating vibration of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 1G and the biggest is 3.5G. At only 1 gravity, the Toshiba S55 has a fairly small non-operating vibration compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the S55.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Small Non-Operating Shock

With a non-operating shock of only 60 gravity, the Toshiba S55 has one of the smaller non-operating shocks amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The smallest non-operating shock of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years is 60G, the biggest is 240G, and the average non-operating shock is 110G.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba S55 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type do have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Short Battery Life

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 22h. The Toshiba S55 has a quite short battery life (only 4 hours) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the S55.

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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most notebook PCs of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Toshiba S55 which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Slow Processor Front Side Bus

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the S55 the processor front side bus range from 400MHz to 1,600MHz, and the average processor front side bus is 1,400MHz. The Toshiba S55 has one of the slower processor front side bus (only 400 megahertz) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the S55, the Toshiba S55 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Toshiba S55 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory (only 2,000 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the S55. The discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 1GB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.4GB.

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Quite Small Operating Shock

Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the operating shocks range from 10G to 140G. At only 10 gravity, the Toshiba S55 has a quite small operating shock compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Toshiba S55 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Toshiba S55 is a four battery cell count portable PC.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of laptops of this age and spec is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM. At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Toshiba S55 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the S55.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Small Operating Vibration

The Toshiba S55 has a fairly small operating vibration (only 0.5 gravity) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The smallest operating vibration of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the S55 is 0.5G and the biggest is 1.1G.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba S55

Released Over Three Years Ago

Toshiba released the S55 over three years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Toshiba S55 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the S55.

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Average Screen Size

The Toshiba S55 has a relatively standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the S55.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Toshiba S55 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the S55.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on 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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Specification

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Processor Threads
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Conflict Free Processor
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Processor Operating Modes
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
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ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
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Memory Slots
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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 Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
DVD-RAM Write Speed
DVD+RW Write Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD+R Write Speed
DVD-RW Write Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
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CD-R Write Speed
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LightScribe
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Audio System
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
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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
Keyboard Backlit
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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® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
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
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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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® 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 Life (max)
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Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
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AC Adapter Output Current
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AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
HDD Recovery
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Power Adapter Weight
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

User Reviews

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Reviewed 2 March 2015 by Gokster
Gokster would recommend the Toshiba Satellite S55-B

This is the newest generation of Intel Cpu, which gives an outstanding speed to the computer for most of the software. The Gpu, Radeon R7 270M is unfortunately few steps behind compare to its... Read more…

Reviewed 25 July 2015 by 1stENCJAMES
1stENCJAMES would recommend the Toshiba Satellite S55-B (Verified Purchase)

I purchased this laptop for my youngest daughter and she seems to enjoy it, says it's fast and beautiful! She wanted an apple computer but the cost vs. This laptops rated performance and it's over... Read more…

Reviewed 17 June 2015 by Asldfjlasdkjfl

I think Bestbuy has the wrong specs and review score posted on the card in the store. The battery life is listed at 8 hours. I get 4 if I'm lucky. It showed a 4 star review and the website only... Read more…

Reviewed 10 September 2015 by Shruti

I purchased this laptop 2 months back and suddenly arrow keys,numbers and Question mark key have stopped working. Even wifi stops working in it suddenly. Buying product from best buy is joke...

Reviewed 31 May 2015 by Beto
Beto would recommend the Toshiba Satellite S55-B (Verified Purchase)

The Toshiba Satellite was just what I expected about. Fast, easy, works perfectly in all matters it promissed. It's a pretty recent purchase and can't assure it's longevity or long term quality... Read more…

Reviewed 11 November 2015 by Joto8978
Joto8978 would recommend the Toshiba Satellite S55-C (Verified Purchase)

The laptop is a little bigger than I expected but it is good and fast. The amount of memory is great. If the keyboard would be lit would be even better. Is not that heavy so if you need to take... Read more…

Reviewed 7 October 2015 by Loboimages
Loboimages would recommend the Toshiba Satellite S55-C (Verified Purchase)

I use the laptop, primarily to process photo files when I travel, using LRCC and PSCC. The screen has beautiful color and good resolution for processing photos. The 1TB hard drive, dual... Read more…

Reviewed 27 November 2015 by Jclaws
Jclaws would recommend the Toshiba Satellite S55-C (Verified Purchase)

Everything was as it said, except no backlit keyboard. So far it was everything I was hoping for!

Fast For A Laptop
Love The Backlit Keyboard
Nice Size And Weight
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Reviewed 11 November 2015 by Jeanette G

It's worth every penny, looks fantastic a works so well. Plus customer service was very good...

Reviewed 1 November 2015 by Warriorx
Warriorx would recommend the Toshiba Satellite S55-C (Verified Purchase)

I bought this laptop for mostly musical production and college work and so far it is hasn't let me down. The specs are very very good and it can run a lot of processes without slowing down...

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