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Toshiba C55 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.4GHz 6GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.4GHz 6GB Mar 2014
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15 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Toshiba is one of the better rated portable PC manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Toshiba also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of laptops of a similar spec and age to the C55 range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the C55.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the C55 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Toshiba C55 has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Notebook PCs of this type and age 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. At 2 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the C55.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba C55 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. Most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC 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 notebook PCs of this age and spec.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the C55 range from 10" to 18". The Toshiba C55 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the C55 have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB. With a total storage capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba C55 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Toshiba C55 is a two USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the C55 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Portable PCs of this age and spec have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Six Battery Cells

The Toshiba C55 is a six battery cell count portable PC.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The Toshiba C55 has a fairly big hard drive capacity (750 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Laptops that were launched around the same time as the C55 have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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8 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the C55 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Toshiba C55 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba C55 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this type and age do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released 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 portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the T420s (£1,388.87) (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 the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Toshiba C55 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the C55 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of this spec and age do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Toshiba C55 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the C55 is 5,900 RPM. The Toshiba C55 has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba C55

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this laptop was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Toshiba C55 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Toshiba C55 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Toshiba C55 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the C55.

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Average Internal Memory

The Toshiba C55 has a fairly typical internal memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the C55.

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Specification

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Motherboard Chipset
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Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
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
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(18)
8 November 2015

We're satisfied with the results of Satellite C55's, having in mind that we're looking at a budget-friendly, thin and light notebook. It's no surprise that this laptop is among the best-sellers on...

13 October 2015

The Satellite C55-C includes a recent Haswell processor but elsewhere the budget cuts show, especially the poor screen. Upgrading is not feasible so don't expect to easily fix the limited memory...

28 August 2015

Low priced laptops are now the major frontier for manufacturers. They need to be capable of providing excellent laptops that can replace a full-fledged desktop while keeping the prices low. With... Read more…

By compromising on build quality, Toshiba managed to pack the performance of a $600 or $700 laptop into the much cheaper C55-C5240...

17 August 2015

The question you need to ask yourself with the Toshiba Satellite C55-C5240 is this: "If someone cobbled together performance car parts into a go-kart frame, would I drive it to work/school each... Read more…

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User Reviews

(52)
Reviewed 10 October 2015 by Gordeley
Gordeley would recommend the Toshiba Satellite C55-C

This laptop is easy to set up. Connection and speed is great. Highly recommend for anyone needing an upgrade to faster speeds, ease of use. I've opened several tabs while on Facebook and played 4... Read more…

Reviewed 27 October 2015 by WindowsLover15
WindowsLover15 would recommend the Toshiba Satellite C55-B

An excellent computer. Has good speed and specs for a budget laptop! Not the most powerful but good in a situation where an ok computer is needed. Not the best in gaming...

Reviewed 8 October 2015 by Skygoddess
(Verified Purchase)

I have had this for about 30 days and have spent a lot of time on the phone with Toshiba. The drivers were reinstalled and I had software problems that I had to pay to repair. Lastly, the help... Read more…

Reviewed 29 September 2015 by Noor
Noor would recommend the Toshiba Satellite C55-B (Verified Purchase)

Bluetooth feature is very important to connect any device without cable, it is great for laptop...

Reviewed 8 October 2015 by Alma
(Verified Purchase)

I had to returned it. Hardware did not work and could not reset it...

Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Good features
Fast
Powerful
Lots of Bloatware
Windows 10
The touchpad occasionally stops working, and has had this problem from moments after I unpackaged it
There is no way to access the BIOS and thus no way to change the settings on the F keys. They come default with the special functions (Brightness control, volume control, etc), but I can't set the def
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