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Toshiba L55DT 4 Core AMD a 2.2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 AMD a 2.2GHz 8GB Jun 2015
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8 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

On average Toshiba many processor core portable PCs have good ratings as do all notebook PCs produced by Toshiba.

Reasonably Priced

One person thought it was good value for money. Three years ago expert website Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned in their review “It is a solid value”.

Robust

One person who bought the Toshiba L55DT wrote that it was well made.

Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba L55DT has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the L55DT also have a front camera.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a front camera to this laptop and we think the Asus N550JK, the HP Zbook 15 G2, and the Lenovo G50-45 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba L55DT has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the L55DT do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available including the N550JK, or the X200MA both from Asus or the HP Pro which has better reviews.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The Toshiba L55DT supports a 4.1 Bluetooth version which is better than the 4 Bluetooth version supported by most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

This notebook PC's bluetooth version (4.1) is actually the best supported bluetooth version across all many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the L55DT.

A 4 Bluetooth version is the worst supported bluetooth version across similar types of notebook PC.

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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 portable PCs of this type and age.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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12 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

Expert review website pcworld.com_techhive.com scored this portable PC 60 out of 100. Portable PC experts aren't convinced by this notebook PC.

Poor Connectivity

One customer said in their reviews that this laptop did not have network functionality.

Inferior Technical Features

One Toshiba L55DT owner who reviewed it said that it did not have good features. Three years ago Pcworld.in said “Weak networking features”.

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba L55DT does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the L55DT which have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Pro, or the Pro both from HP or the Asus N550JK which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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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 portable PCs that are a similar age 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.

Other laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might also want to look at include the Asus N550JK, the Acer Aspire ES1-531 (£292.80), or the Toshiba Satellite L50D-C which has better reviews.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the Precision M3800 (SSD and higher rated), or the Precision M6800 (SSD and higher rated) both from DELL or the Asus N550JK (SSD and higher rated).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

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

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Quite Slow DVD+R Read Speed

The DVD+R read speed of the Toshiba L55DT of only 6 CD-speeds is one of the slowest amongst many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the L55DT. Portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the L55DT have DVD+R read speeds of between 6x and 8x, and the average DVD+R read speed is 7.9x.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of portable PCs that have been available for more than a year range from 2MB to 8MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Toshiba L55DT has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the L55DT.

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Quite Slow CD-RW Read Speed

With a CD-RW read speed of only 16 CD-speeds, the Toshiba L55DT has a fairly slow CD-RW read speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. The slowest CD-RW read speed of similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the L55DT is 4x and the fastest is 24x.

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Very Slow DVD-RW Read Speed

With a DVD-RW read speed of only 6 CD-speeds, the Toshiba L55DT has a quite slow DVD-RW read speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the L55DT. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the L55DT the DVD-RW read speeds range from 6x to 8x.

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Very Small Operating Shock

The Toshiba L55DT has one of the smaller operating shocks (only 10 gravity) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The operating shocks of laptops of this spec and age range from 10G to 140G, and the average operating shock is 76G.

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Quite Slow DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

The Toshiba L55DT has a quite slow DVD+R double layer read speed (only 6 CD-speeds) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the L55DT. The average DVD+R double layer read speed of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the L55DT is 6.4x, and the DVD+R double layer read speeds range from 4x to 8x.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba L55DT

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Toshiba L55DT has a pretty typical processor clock speed (2.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2.2GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the ThinkPad E540, or the Z710 both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Satellite C70D-C.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP ProBook 650 G1 (2.3GHz), the CyberpowerPC Fangbook III (2.5GHz), or the MSI WT72 2OK (2.6GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Toshiba L55DT has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

Other 1TB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Asus N550JK, the MSI WT72 2OM (£1,918.56), or the Acer Aspire VN7-591g.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Satellite L50D-C (1TB), or the Satellite L50D-C (1TB) both from Toshiba or the Asus UX501JW (1.1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba L55DT has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the L55DT.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 8GB internal memory portable PCs and we think the Asus N550JK, the Lenovo ThinkPad W541, and the Samsung ATIV Book 8 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire VN7-591G (12GB), the Asus UX501JW (12GB), or the HP Zbook 17 G2 (16GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

The Toshiba L55DT has a relatively standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the L55DT.

There are a number of other 15.6" laptops currently available which you might want to consider including the Asus N550JK, the Acer Aspire E5-511, or the DELL Precision M4800 (£849.99) which has better reviews.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C70D-C (17.3" and higher rated), the Acer Aspire E5-722 (17.3" and higher rated), or the HP Zbook 17 G2 (17.3" and higher rated).

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AMD a Processor Family

The Toshiba L55DT has an AMD A processor family which is better than most portable PCs of this type and age. Most similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the Toshiba L55DT has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the L55DT.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2.2kg heavy portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the C55, the Satellite C50D, or the Satellite L50D-B all from Toshiba.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
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
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
CD Read Speed
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear 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
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Integrated TV Tuner
GPS Function
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
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
HDD Recovery
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord 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

Expert Reviews

(2)
29 August 2013

The buyers that Toshiba targets with its luxury wouldn't touch a Satellite L55Dt-A5253 if Neiman Marcus was giving them away. That's too bad, because this laptop actually offers a much better... Read more…

15.6inch touchscreen display
750GB hard drive
Rigid construction
Poor offaxis viewing
Weak networking features
Uses 1333MHz memory

This mainstream notebook won't launch you into orbit, but it is a solid value...

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 24 October 2015 by CollegeWoman24

So I bought this laptop for school, and it looked promising. I love the way it looked. However, it would not connect to the wifi at my house nor at my school and when it did the connection was so... Read more…

Reviewed 8 March 2016 by Dave
(Verified Purchase)

I was all excited to be getting Asus 27" I7 computer till I plugged it in and the problems started. Got the blue screen every few minutes and then it would auto restated. I called B&H to see what... Read more…

Works well in Windows 7, detected the driver right away without the CD usage. The display is very clean and bright i'm using 1920 1080 and its assume
The only downside to this that i have found and its minor. (maybe i need to set something) I have dual monitors 2nd being Acer 23" 223W) if i am downloading something and its going to be a while i l

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers l55dtc5238
Barcodes 00886389113407, 00889661015642

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