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Toshiba C55 4 Core Intel Pentium 1.6GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Pentium 1.6GHz 8GB Aug 2015
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9 Reasons For

Toshiba Laptops Have Good Reviews

Toshiba has good average ratings for its many processor core portable PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Laptops of a similar age and type to the C55 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 32GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the C55.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the C55, the Toshiba C55 has a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba C55 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago. This Toshiba laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the C55 ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Light

The average weight of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the C55 is 2.4kg. The Toshiba C55 is one of the lighter comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the C55 (only 2.2 kilograms) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The Toshiba C55 supports a 4.1 Bluetooth version which is better than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. Most portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it support a 4 Bluetooth version.

This laptop's bluetooth version (4.1) is actually the best supported bluetooth version across all portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the C55.

The worst supported bluetooth version amongst comparable types of laptop is 4.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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19 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the C55 is 2GB and the biggest is 64GB.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

At only 700 megahertz, the Toshiba C55 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter burst frequency compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the C55. The average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the C55 is 830MHz.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the C55 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Toshiba C55 which has four PCI Express lanes (max).

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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.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the C55.

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Quite Old PCI Express Slot Version

The Toshiba C55 has one of the oldest PCI Express slot versions (only 2) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The oldest PCI Express slot version of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the C55 is 2 and the newest is 3.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on many processor core portable PCs that came out 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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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.6 gigahertz, the Toshiba C55 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the C55. Notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the C55 have processor clock speeds of between 1.3GHz and 3.1GHz.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo G50-45[plb_3747024_price] (1.8GHz).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Toshiba C55 has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Laptops of a comparable type and age to the C55 processor families range from Intel Celeron to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 2.2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 780GB. The Toshiba C55 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the HP ZBook 17 G2[plb_3015481_price] (512GB).

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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 keeping in mind that most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the C55 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the C55 range from 2MB to 8MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Toshiba C55 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Very Slow DVD-RW Read Speed

The average DVD-RW read speed of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the C55 is 7.1x, and the DVD-RW read speeds range from 6x to 8x. With a DVD-RW read speed of only 6 CD-speeds, the Toshiba C55 has one of the slower DVD-RW read speeds amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most laptops that have been on the market for more than a year have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Toshiba C55 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Very Small Operating Shock

With an operating shock of only 10 gravity, the Toshiba C55 has one of the smaller operating shocks amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the C55 have operating shocks of between 10G and 140G.

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Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Toshiba C55 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the C55. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4GHz.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the C55 is 840GB. The Toshiba C55 has a quite small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The Toshiba C55 is a four processor thread laptop. Most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the C55 have between four and seven processor threads.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba C55

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Internal Memory

The Toshiba C55 has a fairly standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the C55.

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Average Screen Size

The Toshiba C55 has a pretty typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the C55.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C70D-C[plb_2978038_price] (17.3").

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
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
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
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
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Execution Unit
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board 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
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro 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 HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Processor Code
Intel Secure Boot Technology Version
Intel Secure Boot
Embedded Options Available
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
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
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Maximum Non-Operating Thermal Gradient
Maximum Operating Thermal Gradient
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
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization 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

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c55c5268
Barcodes 00889661015383

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