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Toshiba C55 4 Core Intel Pentium 2.16GHz 4GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Pentium 2.16GHz 4GB Jun 2015
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Toshiba Has Good Laptop Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Toshiba laptops and also specifically for Toshiba many processor core portable PCs and found that in both cases Toshiba had good reviews compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba C55 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the C55.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the ZBook[pl_2497296_price], or the Zbook 15 G2[pl_2966265_price] both from HP or the Asus X553MA[plb_2672195_price] which is cheaper.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop 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 on the market for more than a year.

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Quite Small Non-Operating Vibration

The non-operating vibrations of laptops of a similar type and age to the C55 range from 1G to 3.5G. With a non-operating vibration of only 1 gravity, the Toshiba C55's non-operating vibration is one of the smallest amongst many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the C55.

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Quite Small Non-Operating Shock

The smallest non-operating shock of laptops that were released around the same time as the C55 is 60G and the biggest is 240G. The Toshiba C55 has a very small non-operating shock (only 60 gravity) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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19 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

At only 21.32 gigabytes per second, the Toshiba C55 has a quite slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago. The average maximum processor memory bandwidth of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the C55 is 25GB/s, and the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 10GB/s to 77GB/s.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the C55 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 25GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Toshiba C55 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 896 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the C55. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago is 840MHz, the fastest is 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Toshiba C55 is a laptop that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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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 laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the C55 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the C55 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 850MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 380MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 313 megahertz, the Toshiba C55 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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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 around for a comparable time to the C55.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might also want to look at including the ZBook[pl_2497296_price], or the Zbook 15 G2[pl_2966265_price] both from HP or the Asus X553MA[plb_2672195_price] which is also cheaper.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to 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.

We compared all the other laptops that have an HDD storage media to this laptop and we think the HP ZBook[plb_2497296_price], and the Asus X553MA[plb_2672195_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the HP Zbook 15 G2[plb_2966265_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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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 the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst portable PCs of this age.

Alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider include the Asus X553MA[plb_2672195_price] which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B[plb_2999024_price] (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Toshiba C55 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Pentium processor family, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i7 processor family. The best processor family of all laptops that have been available for a similar time to the C55 is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is Intel Celeron.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec, the Toshiba C55 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year, the maximum internal memory of the Toshiba C55 of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Portable PCs that are a comparable age to the C55 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 17GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Across all the comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the C55 the memory clock speeds range from 1,300MHz to 1,600MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Toshiba C55 has a very slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the C55.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the C55 range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.2MB. At only 2 megabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Toshiba C55 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the C55 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Small Operating Shock

At only 10 gravity, the Toshiba C55 has a quite small operating shock compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the C55. The smallest operating shock of notebook PCs of this age and type is 10G and the biggest is 140G.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The Toshiba C55 is a four processor thread notebook PC.

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Quite Small Operating Vibration

The smallest operating vibration of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the C55 is 0.5G, the biggest is 1.1G, and the average operating vibration is 0.62G. The Toshiba C55 has a very small operating vibration (only 0.5 gravity) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the C55.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba C55

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.16 gigahertz, the Toshiba C55 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

There are a number of other 2.16GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including the Asus X553MA[plb_2672195_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Toshiba C55 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the C55.

Alternative 15.6" portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider include the HP ZBook[plb_2497296_price], the Asus X553MA[plb_2672195_price], or the DELL Precision M2800[plb_2740924_price] which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B[plb_2999024_price] (17.3") which is also cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the C55.

We compared all the other 750GB total storage capacity portable PCs to this laptop and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Asus X553MA[plb_2672195_price] is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B[plb_2999024_price] (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

There are a number of other 2.2kg heavy notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the Asus X553MA[plb_2672195_price].

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the HP ZBook[plb_2497296_price] (2.8kg and cheaper), or the DELL Precision M2800[plb_2740924_price] (2.6kg and cheaper).

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Specification

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Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum 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
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
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
Built-In Speaker
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
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect 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
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
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

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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers toshiba c55b5242, toshiba c55b5242x
Barcodes 00889661013495

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