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Toshiba Satellite C55-B
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Toshiba Satellite C55-B 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Sep 2014
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8 Reasons For

Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Toshiba portable PCs and also specifically for Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Toshiba had good ratings compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Laptops of this age and spec have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.9GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 gigabytes, the Satellite C55-B has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite C55-B.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Satellite C55-B supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it. Most portable PCs of this age and type 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 amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite C55-B.

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

Like most of the other portable PCs of this type and age, the Satellite C55-B has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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14 Reasons Against

Only Two SATA III Connectors

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Satellite C55-B have between two and three SATA III connectors, including the Satellite C55-B which has two SATA III connectors.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Satellite C55-B range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. At only 950 megahertz, the Satellite C55-B has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

The Toshiba Satellite C55-B is a two SATA connector portable PC.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite C55-B does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age which 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 comparable spec laptops that have been around 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.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Slow Maximum WiFi Data Rate

The Satellite C55-B has a quite slow maximum WiFi data rate (only 150 megabits per second) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Satellite C55-B. The average maximum WiFi data rate of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite C55-B is 340 Mbit/s, and the maximum WiFi data rate range from 150 Mbit/s to 870 Mbit/s.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite C55-B, the Satellite C55-B does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Operating Shock

The smallest operating shock of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 10G and the biggest is 140G. At only 10 gravity, the Satellite C55-B has a quite small operating shock 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.

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Only Four Battery Cells

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and eight battery cells, including the Toshiba Satellite C55-B which has four battery cells.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Satellite C55-B has one of the slower hard drive speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

The smallest operating vibration of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 0.5G, the biggest is 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 comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite C55-B

Released Over Two Years Ago

Toshiba released the Satellite C55-B over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Satellite C55-B has a pretty average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Satellite C55-B.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Satellite C55-B has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. This portable PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most laptops that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite C55-B has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C55-B.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13 (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Satellite C55-B has a pretty typical weight (2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite C55-B.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Toshiba Satellite C50D (2.2kg).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Satellite C55-B has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Satellite C55-B.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.7 gigahertz, the Satellite C55-B has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years.

If this Toshiba notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo IdeaPad U410 (1.8GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Battery Life

At 5.16 hours, the Satellite C55-B has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook A544 (5.4h).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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)
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
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
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
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 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
Swivel Webcam
Rear 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
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
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
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® 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® 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
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
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 Smart Connect Technology Version
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
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord 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
Technical Details
CD-ROM Read Speed
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
DVD-ROM Read Speed

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c55b856, c55b853, c55b5355
Barcodes 00022265879719, 00222658797198
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