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Toshiba S55 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 12GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 12GB Jun 2015
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Toshiba Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked 3,511 owner and expert reviews for Toshiba notebook PCs and found that on average Toshiba has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Toshiba has good reviews specifically within its many processor core portable PCs range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Toshiba S55 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs that are a similar age to the S55.

The worst display resolution across comparable types of laptop is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the laptops of this type and age the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the Toshiba S55 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the S55.

If this many processor core laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the PE70 2QE (2.7GHz), or the PX60 2QD (2.7GHz) both from MSI which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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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 on the market for around the same time as the S55 also have a front camera.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The Toshiba S55 has one of the bigger internal memory (12 gigabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The smallest internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the S55 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB.

If this many processor core laptop internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP ZBook 17 G2 (16GB).

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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 laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. Most notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the S55 processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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L3 Processor Cache

The Toshiba S55 has a L3 processor cache which is better than the L2 processor cache found on most laptops that are a similar age to it.

This notebook PC's processor cache level (L3) is in fact the best processor cache level amongst all laptops of this type and age.

The worst processor cache level amongst comparable types of notebook PC is L2.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the S55 is 3.1GHz. At 3.6 gigahertz, the Toshiba S55 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs 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 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Very Small Non-Operating Vibration

The non-operating vibrations of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the S55 range from 1G to 3.5G. At only 1 gravity, the Toshiba S55 has a quite small non-operating vibration compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the S55.

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Very Small Non-Operating Shock

Many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the S55 have non-operating shocks of between 60G and 240G, and the average non-operating shock is 130G. With a non-operating shock of only 60 gravity, the Toshiba S55 has a fairly small non-operating shock compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the S55.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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7 Reasons Against

Only 11.2/12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has an 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the S55 have a full-size keyboard, however the Toshiba S55 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as 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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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba S55 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Toshiba S55 is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the S55 have between one and three 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 Small Operating Vibration

The operating vibrations of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 0.5G to 1.1G, and the average operating vibration is 0.62G. At only 0.5 gravity, the Toshiba S55 has a fairly small operating vibration compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba S55

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this many processor core laptop was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Toshiba S55 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the S55.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the MSI PE70 2QE (1.1TB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Screen Size

The Toshiba S55 has a fairly average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

Alternative 15.6" laptops currently available that you might want to consider include the Samsung ATIV Book 8 which has better reviews.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the HP ZBook 17 G2 (17.3").

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the Toshiba S55 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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 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
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
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
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
CD Read Speed
Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
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
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
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
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial 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
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
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 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
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)

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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers s55b5148, s55c5248, toshiba i75500, toshiba i75500u, toshiba s55tb5158
Barcodes 00022265929186, 00222659291862, 00889661015222
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