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Toshiba S55 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Jun 2015
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14 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Toshiba is one of the superior portable PC manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Toshiba also has good reviews for its many processor core portable PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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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 laptops of this age and spec.

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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 came out around the same time as the S55 also have a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba S55 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Toshiba notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the S55 the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

The Toshiba S55 has a L3 processor cache which is better than most portable PCs that have been available for more than a year. Most many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it have a L2 processor cache.

This laptop's processor cache level (L3) is in fact the best processor cache level amongst all notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst processor cache level is L2.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.6 gigahertz, the Toshiba S55 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of this type and age is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 4GHz.

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Quite Fast DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

Across all the laptops that were released around the same time as the S55 the DVD+R double layer read speeds range from 4x to 8x. With a DVD+R double layer read speed of 8 CD-speeds, the Toshiba S55 has a fairly fast DVD+R double layer read speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the S55.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The Toshiba S55 supports a 4.1 Bluetooth version which is better than the 4 Bluetooth version supported by most many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

A 4.1 Bluetooth version is in fact the best supported bluetooth version across all portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the S55.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst supported bluetooth version 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 many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast Maximum WiFi Data Rate

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago the maximum WiFi data rate range from 150 Mbit/s to 870 Mbit/s. The Toshiba S55 has one of the faster maximum WiFi data rate (867 megabits per second) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Very Small Non-Operating Vibration

The non-operating vibrations of laptops of this spec and age 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 one of the smaller non-operating vibrations amongst laptops of this age.

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Very Small Non-Operating Shock

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the S55 the non-operating shocks range from 60G to 240G. At only 60 gravity, the Toshiba S55 has a fairly small non-operating shock compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the S55.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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6 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 the most frequently found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba S55 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the S55 which have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. 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 notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the S55, the Toshiba S55 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

At only 0.5 gravity, the Toshiba S55 has a quite small operating vibration compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago. The average operating vibration of comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the S55 is 0.62G.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba S55

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Toshiba released the S55.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the Toshiba S55 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the MSI PX60 2QD (2.7GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Toshiba S55 has a pretty typical total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 1TB total storage capacity laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung ATIV Book 8 is also worth considering.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba S55 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Toshiba S55 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the S55.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the Toshiba Satellite C70D-C (17.3").

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Average Weight

The Toshiba S55 has a fairly standard weight (2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the S55.

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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)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
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 Write Speed
DVD+RW Write 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
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
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
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
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
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)

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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