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Toshiba S55 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Jan 2014
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Last longer, use less power, and warm up quicker with the unique LED backlit display. Intelligently optimizes your laptop, providing outstanding graphics performance when you need it, all the... More
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14 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Based on 3,511 user and expert reviews, Toshiba has good ratings for its laptops. Toshiba also has good ratings specifically for its many processor core portable PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba S55 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago also have a full-size keyboard.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba S55 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of this type and age.

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the S55, the Toshiba S55 has a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

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

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

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Non-Operating Vibration

Across all the laptops of a comparable age and spec to the S55 the non-operating vibrations range from 1G to 3.5G, and the average non-operating vibration is 1.3G. With a non-operating vibration of only 1 gravity, the Toshiba S55 has a quite small non-operating vibration compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Small Non-Operating Shock

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the S55 the non-operating shocks range from 60G to 240G, and the average non-operating shock is 110G. With a non-operating shock of only 60 gravity, the Toshiba S55 has one of the smaller non-operating shocks amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 3.92 hours, the Toshiba S55 has one of the shorter battery lifes amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 22h, and the average battery life is 6.9h.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the S55 is 1,200MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz. At only 1,150 megahertz, the Toshiba S55 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba S55 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the S55 also do 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 many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Slow CD-RW Read Speed

At only 16 CD-speeds, the Toshiba S55 has a fairly slow CD-RW read speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. Comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the S55 have CD-RW read speeds of between 16x and 24x.

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Quite Slow DVD-RW Read Speed

At only 6 CD-speeds, the Toshiba S55 has a fairly slow DVD-RW read speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the S55. The average DVD-RW read speed of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the S55 is 7.7x.

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Very Small Operating Shock

At only 10 gravity, the Toshiba S55 has a quite small operating shock compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the S55 have operating shocks of between 10G and 140G, and the average operating shock is 52G.

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Quite Slow DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

With a DVD+R double layer read speed of only 6 CD-speeds, the Toshiba S55 has one of the slower DVD+R double layer read speeds amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The slowest DVD+R double layer read speed of laptops of a similar age and spec to the S55 is 4x, the fastest is 8x, and the average DVD+R double layer read speed is 6.7x.

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Quite Slow DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

The Toshiba S55 has one of the slower DVD-R double layer read speeds (only 6 CD-speeds) amongst laptops of this age. The average DVD-R double layer read speed of laptops of this age and spec is 6.7x, and the DVD-R double layer read speeds range from 4x to 8x.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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Very Small Operating Vibration

At only 0.5 gravity, the Toshiba S55 has a fairly small operating vibration compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the S55. The smallest operating vibration of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the S55 is 0.5G and the biggest is 1.1G.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba S55

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Toshiba S55 has a fairly standard processor clock speed (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the S55.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP ZBook 17 G2 (2.5GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Toshiba S55 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the S55.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba S55 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the S55.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the HP ENVY 17 (12GB).

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Average Screen Size

The Toshiba S55 has a pretty standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the S55.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the MSI GS70 (17").

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Toshiba S55 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the S55.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the MSI GE60 (2.4kg).

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been around 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

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
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)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum 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 Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Memory Card Slot(s)
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
HD DVD-ROM Read Speed
DVD-RAM Write Speed
DVD-RAM Read Speed
DVD+RW Write Speed
DVD+RW Read Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD+R Write Speed
DVD+R Read Speed
DVD-RW Write Speed
DVD-RW Read Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD-R Write Speed
DVD-R Read Speed
CD-RW Write Speed
CD-RW Read Speed
CD-R Write Speed
CD-R Read Speed
CD Rewrite Speed
CD Write Speed
CD Read Speed
Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
Networking Standards
4G
Data Network
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connectivity
Headphone Connectivity
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Built-In Touchpad
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
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
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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
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)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
HDD Recovery
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Power Adapter Weight
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
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
Technical Details
Display Type
Built-In Optical Drive
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
64-Bit Computing

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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Manufacturer Part Numbers s55a5359, s55a5256, s55a5275, s55a5279, s55a5154, s55a5358, s55a5256n, s55a5256nr, pskk6u00x00c, toshiba ram1, toshiba hdd2, toshiba hdd2g, toshiba ram1t, toshiba ram1tb, toshiba i75500, toshiba hdd2gb, toshiba i75500u, toshiba i75500u8, toshiba i75500u8g, toshiba i75500u8gb
Barcodes 00022265514078, 00022265526354, 00022265526491, 00022265590805, 00022265651360, 00022265691908, 00022265692202, 00222655140782, 00222655263542, 00222655264914, 00222655908054, 00718037758312, 00766653303355
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