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Toshiba Satellite C55-B

Toshiba Satellite C55-B 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB Jun 2014
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Toshiba Has Good Laptop Reviews

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Satellite C55-B, the Toshiba Satellite C55-B has a front camera.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Inspiron 15[pl_2300892_price], or the Inspiron 15 3521[pl_2092624_price] both from DELL or the HP ProBook 640[plb_2481387_price].

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Small Non-Operating Vibration

The Satellite C55-B has one of the smaller non-operating vibrations (only 1 gravity) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C55-B the non-operating vibrations range from 1G to 160G.

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Very Small Non-Operating Shock

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Satellite C55-B the non-operating shocks range from 60G to 240G, and the average non-operating shock is 120G. The Satellite C55-B has a quite small non-operating shock (only 60 gravity) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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20 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 750 megahertz, the Satellite C55-B has a very slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite C55-B. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C55-B range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite C55-B range from 4GB to 32GB. When compared to other laptops of a similar type and age to the Satellite C55-B that we have assessed, the Toshiba Satellite C55-B's maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Satellite C55-B is a notebook PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite C55-B have between two and three SATA connectors, including the Satellite C55-B which has two SATA connectors.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 660MHz, the fastest is 800MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency is 760MHz. At only 750 megahertz, the Satellite C55-B has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter burst frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB. With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Satellite C55-B has one of the smallest internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude 15 3540[plb_2651126_price] (4GB), the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2746459_price] (4GB), or the Fujitsu LifeBook E544[plb_2988447_price] (4GB) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have a full-size keyboard, however the Satellite C55-B does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the ProBook 450[pl_2350793_price], or the Probook 450[pl_2078196_price] both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2300892_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including the DELL Vostro 14 5000[plb_2373664_price] which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Latitude 15 E5550[plb_2664006_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Satellite C55-B has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than most portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. Most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite C55-B the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

When compared to other laptops of this spec and age that we have assessed the processor cache of, the Toshiba Satellite C55-B's processor cache of only 1 megabyte is one of the smallest. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

When compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Satellite C55-B that we have assessed the memory clock speed of, the Toshiba Satellite C55-B's memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz is one of the slowest. The average memory clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1,600MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 1,800MHz.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Satellite C55-B is a two processor thread notebook PC.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 23Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. With a battery capacity of only 32 watt-hours, the Toshiba Satellite C55-B's battery capacity is one of the smallest amongst similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Satellite C55-B.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Satellite C55-B is a one USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite C55-B do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Toshiba Satellite C55-B is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to consider include the DELL Inspiron 15 3521[plb_2092624_price], or the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2369328_price] which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Operating Shock

The smallest operating shock of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 10G, the biggest is 140G, and the average operating shock is 63G. At only 10 gravity, the Satellite C55-B has a fairly small operating shock compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C55-B.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Satellite C55-B has a very slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.41 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite C55-B. The maximum turbo frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

Notebook PCs of this age and type have operating vibrations of between 0.5G and 110G, and the average operating vibration is 1.3G. With an operating vibration of only 0.5 gravity, the Satellite C55-B has one of the smaller operating vibrations amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite C55-B

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this Toshiba notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Toshiba Satellite C55-B has a pretty average processor clock speed (2.16 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

If you want a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the HP ProBook 650[plb_2654888_price] (2.4GHz and cheaper), or the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2846285_price] (2.4GHz and cheaper); or the Lenovo Z51[plb_2964604_price] (2.4GHz and higher rated).

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Average Screen Size

The Satellite C55-B has a pretty average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Satellite C55-B.

We compared all the other 15.6" laptops to this laptop and we think cheaper laptops such as the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2145645_price], and the Asus X552CL[plb_2093300_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite C55-B has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2690178_price] (1TB and cheaper), or the Lenovo Z50[plb_2964547_price] (1TB and cheaper).

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Average Weight

The Satellite C55-B has a relatively average weight (2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.2kg heavy portable PCs currently available including the DELL Inspiron 15 3521[plb_2190565_price] which is cheaper.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2145525_price] (2.2kg), or the Toshiba Satellite C55-B[plb_2529941_price] (2.2kg).

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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 Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
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
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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 Smart Connect 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
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 64
Processor Package Size
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 Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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
Password Protection Type
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® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c55b5299
Barcodes 00022265805107, 00222658051078, 00886389080495
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