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Toshiba Satellite L55 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Jun 2014
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10 Reasons For

Toshiba Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all laptops Toshiba is one of the superior manufacturers.

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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Satellite L55 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

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

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Satellite L55 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The average internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite L55 is 5.3GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Front Camera

The Satellite L55 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age also have 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 typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Small Non-Operating Vibration

The non-operating vibrations of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite L55 range from 1G to 160G, and the average non-operating vibration is 2.2G. At only 1 gravity, the Toshiba Satellite L55 has a quite small non-operating vibration compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Satellite L55.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Very Small Non-Operating Shock

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have non-operating shocks of between 60G and 240G. With a non-operating shock of only 60 gravity, the Satellite L55 has one of the smaller non-operating shocks amongst portable PCs of this age.

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13 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Toshiba Satellite L55 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite L55 range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite L55 range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the Satellite L55 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the Satellite L55 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst laptops of this age. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite L55 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite L55 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market 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.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite L55 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz. The Toshiba Satellite L55 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.7 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the Acer Aspire S3[plb_2647566_price] (1.8GHz) which is also higher rated.

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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 the most frequently found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop 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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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba Satellite L55 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite L55 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Operating Shock

The average operating shock of portable PCs of this type and age is 63G, and the operating shocks range from 10G to 140G. The Satellite L55 has one of the smaller operating shocks (only 10 gravity) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Satellite L55 is 3GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz. At only 2.7 gigahertz, the Satellite L55 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite L55.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite L55 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Satellite L55 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

The smallest operating vibration of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Satellite L55 is 0.5G and the biggest is 110G. With an operating vibration of only 0.5 gravity, the Toshiba Satellite L55 has a fairly small operating vibration compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite L55.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite L55

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Toshiba released the Satellite L55.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Satellite L55 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Satellite L55.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Toshiba Satellite L55 has a relatively standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2843836_price] (512GB).

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Satellite L55 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Asus X553MA[plb_2396589_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
System Bus Rate
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
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 Slots
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
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
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
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
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
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® 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
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
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 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® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

(1)
4 February 2016

Powerful speakers can't save the Satellite L55-C5340 from mediocre performance, pitiful battery life and useless bloatware...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers l55b5254
Barcodes 00022265809990, 00222658099902
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