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Toshiba C55 2 Core Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 6GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 6GB Nov 2013
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15 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Laptop Reviews

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

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. Notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the C55 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 650 megahertz, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the C55. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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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 of this age and type. 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 across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to 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 Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. 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.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 15 5000 (1TB).

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the C55, the Toshiba C55 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 typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Toshiba C55 is a two USB 2.0 port laptop.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the C55. The maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the C55 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Very Small Non-Operating Vibration

The average non-operating vibration of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 2.2G, and the non-operating vibrations range from 1G to 160G. The Toshiba C55 has a fairly small non-operating vibration (only 1 gravity) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the C55.

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Six Battery Cells

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the C55 have between one and eight battery cells, including the Toshiba C55 which has six battery cells.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of this type and age have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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Very Small Non-Operating Shock

Across all the notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the C55 the non-operating shocks range from 60G to 240G. The Toshiba C55 has a fairly small non-operating shock (only 60 gravity) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the C55.

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17 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Toshiba C55 is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the C55 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years 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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Very Short Battery Life

The average battery life of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 24h, and the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h. The Toshiba C55 has one of the shorter battery lifes (only 4.1 hours) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If this laptop battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C55-A (£349.00) (4.3h).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba C55 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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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 came out 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 notebook 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 typical of many comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Toshiba C55 has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The best processor family of all laptops of this age and spec is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Toshiba C55 is a two processor thread laptop.

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Very Small L3 Cache

With a L3 cache of only 2 megabytes, the Toshiba C55 has one of the smaller L3 caches amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The L3 caches of portable PCs of this type and age range from 2MB to 6MB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the C55. The average processor cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the C55 is 2.9MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Toshiba C55 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba C55 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

The Toshiba C55 has a fairly slow DVD+R double layer read speed (only 6 CD-speeds) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the C55. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the DVD+R double layer read speeds range from 4x to 8x.

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Quite Slow DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

Across all the laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the C55 the DVD-R double layer read speeds range from 4x to 8x. With a DVD-R double layer read speed of only 6 CD-speeds, the Toshiba C55 has one of the slower DVD-R double layer read speeds amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Toshiba C55 has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the C55 the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Very Slow CD-RW Write Speed

The CD-RW write speeds of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the C55 range from 4x to 24x, and the average CD-RW write speed is 7.1x. With a CD-RW write speed of only 4 CD-speeds, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly slow CD-RW write speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the C55.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba C55

Released Over Three Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over three years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Toshiba C55 has a fairly standard processor clock speed (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Average Screen Size

The Toshiba C55 has a relatively average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17R (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the Toshiba C55 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the C55.

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Average Internal Memory

The Toshiba C55 has a pretty standard internal memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the C55.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook 820 (£420.00) (8GB).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board 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 Rewrite Speed
CD Write Speed
CD Read Speed
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
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
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
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 Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

2 Awards

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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…

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

(73)
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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