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Toshiba L55 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB Nov 2013
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13 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Toshiba L55 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the L55 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops of this age and spec.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba L55 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also 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 laptops of a similar age and type to the L55.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of portable PCs of this type and age is 5.3GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba L55 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 750 gigabytes, the Toshiba L55 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the L55. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo Z500[plb_1571675_price] (1TB).

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba L55 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the L55.

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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 portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the L55 the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB. The Toshiba L55 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the L55.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 750 gigabytes, the Toshiba L55 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the L55. The average hard drive capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the L55 is 590GB.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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9 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Toshiba L55 is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.

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Very Short Battery Life

At only 4 hours, the Toshiba L55 has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have battery lifes of between 2h and 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba L55 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the L55 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were launched 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 Toshiba laptop is not good enough for you then you might want to consider 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 laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the L55 the maximum graphics adapter memory capacity range from 0.38GB to 5.9GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 1.9GB. At only 1.632 gigabytes, the Toshiba L55 has a quite small maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the L55.

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the maximum graphics adapter memory range from 380MB to 5.9GB. With a maximum graphics adapter memory of only 1,632 megabyte, the Toshiba L55 has one of the smaller maximum graphics adapter memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba L55 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the L55 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba L55

Released Over Three Years Ago

Toshiba released the L55 over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Toshiba L55 has a pretty typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the L55.

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Toshiba L55 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the Toshiba L55 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the L55.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Toshiba L55 has a relatively typical processor clock speed (1.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the L55.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the Asus X553MA[plb_2396589_price] (1.86GHz).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
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
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
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 FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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 Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
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
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
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

Expert Reviews

(1)
4 February 2016

Powerful speakers can't save the Satellite L55-C5340 from mediocre performance, pitiful battery life and useless bloatware...

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers i53337, i53337u, l55a5284, toshiba ddr3, toshiba ddr3l, toshiba i54210, toshiba i54210u, toshiba l55a5184, toshiba i58gb750, toshiba i58gb750g, toshiba i58gb750gb, toshiba i58gb750gbd, toshiba i58gb750gbdv, toshiba i58gb750gbdvd, toshiba i58gb750gbdvdw, toshiba i58gb750gbdvdwi, toshiba i58gb750gbdvdwin
Barcodes 00022265509661, 00022265521960, 00222655096614, 00222655219600, 00807404545553

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