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Toshiba Satellite L55 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Mar 2015
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18 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Medium processor core notebook PCs built by Toshiba have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Toshiba also has good ratings across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Satellite L55 is 11GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite L55 has a very big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite L55.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Satellite L55 has a quite fast processor clock speed (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite L55 the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Satellite L55 has a very big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite L55.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Satellite L55 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Toshiba portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of this age and type the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite L55 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. The average internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite L55 is 6.3GB.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (12GB).

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Quite Big Screen Size

The average screen size of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite L55 is 15", and the screen sizes range from 11" to 18". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Satellite L55 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

We compared all the other 15.6" notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think the Lenovo B5400[plb_2715847_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire VN7-791G[plb_3000372_price] (17.3" and higher rated).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Satellite L55 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite L55.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Toshiba Satellite L55 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most laptops of this age and spec. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite L55 the worst processor family is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite L55, the Satellite L55 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 commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of the Toshiba Satellite L55 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of a similar type and age to the Satellite L55 is 13GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite L55 is 14GB. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite L55, the Satellite L55's maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Very Small Non-Operating Vibration

The non-operating vibrations of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite L55 range from 1G to 3.5G. With a non-operating vibration of only 1 gravity, the Toshiba Satellite L55 has one of the smaller non-operating vibrations amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Satellite L55 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The smallest processor cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite L55 is 1MB and the biggest is 6MB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Small Non-Operating Shock

The average non-operating shock of notebook PCs of this type and age is 150G, and the non-operating shocks range from 60G to 240G. With a non-operating shock of only 60 gravity, the Satellite L55 has one of the smaller non-operating shocks amongst laptops of this age.

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10 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. 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 portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Portable PCs of this age and spec have battery capacities of between 37mAh and 8,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,600mAh. With a battery capacity of only 45 milliamperes * hour, the Satellite L55 has one of the smallest battery capacities amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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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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Quite Slow CD-RW Read Speed

The slowest CD-RW read speed of portable PCs of this type and age is 4x and the fastest is 24x. The Satellite L55 has a quite slow CD-RW read speed (only 16 CD-speeds) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite L55.

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Quite Slow DVD-RW Read Speed

With a DVD-RW read speed of only 6 CD-speeds, the Satellite L55 has one of the slower DVD-RW read speeds amongst portable PCs of this age. Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite L55 have DVD-RW read speeds of between 4x and 8x, and the average DVD-RW read speed is 7.2x.

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Very Small Operating Shock

At only 10 gravity, the Toshiba Satellite L55 has a fairly 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 L55. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite L55 have operating shocks of between 10G and 130G.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Satellite L55 is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

Portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite L55 have operating vibrations of between 0.5G and 1.1G. With an operating vibration of only 0.5 gravity, the Satellite L55 has one of the smaller operating vibrations amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite L55

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Toshiba released the Satellite L55.

Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Satellite L55 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C50-B[plb_2256586_price] (2.2kg).

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Specification

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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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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 Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
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
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
Disc Types Supported
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
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
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Recovery Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
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
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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® 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
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
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
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...

Product Identifiers

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