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Toshiba C55 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Mar 2014
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15 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of laptops that have been around for more than two years range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. The Toshiba C55 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age 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 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 came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 2 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of this spec and age is 1.7GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.9GB.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the C55.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the C55 range from 1GB to 16GB. The Toshiba C55 has a quite big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Toshiba C55 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst laptops of this age.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The average total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 520GB, and the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba C55 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop 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 have been around for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Toshiba C55 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Six Battery Cells

The Toshiba C55 is a six battery cell count laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have between one and eight battery cells.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 750 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. The hard drive capacity of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the C55 range from 180GB to 1.5TB.

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9 Reasons Against

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

The Toshiba C55 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the C55 do 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 laptops of this age and type. 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 looking at include the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (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 laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Toshiba C55 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba C55 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The Toshiba C55 has a quite slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The average hard drive speed of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the C55 is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba C55

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Toshiba notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Toshiba C55 has a relatively standard processor clock speed (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the C55.

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Toshiba C55 has a better processor family than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. This laptop has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Weight

The Toshiba C55 has a pretty average weight (2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

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Camera
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USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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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
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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Intel Visual Technology

2 Awards

Expert Reviews Best Buy 01net.com 4 Star

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…

Bargain back-to-school laptops exist for a reason: Not everybody can afford a $2,000 laptop. Honestly, most people don't even need a $2,000 laptop.For this set of reviews, we're looking at the... Read more…

Suitable for games in medium to high settings
Sufficient power for demanding software
Richincolor screen
Excellent value
Strong performance
Might be too slow for future games in the midterm
Inferior keyboard
Short battery runtime
Fullplastic casing
Very poor battery life
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

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers c55a5172

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