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Toshiba S55 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Jun 2015
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13 Reasons For

Toshiba Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Medium processor core notebook PCs manufactured by Toshiba have good ratings 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 ratings across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop 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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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The Toshiba S55 has a quite big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than a year ago. The total storage capacity of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the S55 range from 16GB to 2TB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba S55 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. Most portable PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of this spec and age is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Toshiba S55 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago the worst processor family is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this age and type, the Toshiba S55 has a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The Toshiba S55 supports a better bluetooth version than most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it. This portable PC supports a 4.1 Bluetooth version, whereas most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 4 Bluetooth version.

A 4.1 Bluetooth version is in fact the best supported bluetooth version across all comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the S55.

Across similar types of laptop the worst supported bluetooth version 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 notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Very Small Non-Operating Vibration

The non-operating vibrations of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago range from 1G to 3.5G. At only 1 gravity, the Toshiba S55 has a quite small non-operating vibration compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the S55.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The Toshiba S55 has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. The average processor cache of portable PCs of this type and age is 3.1MB.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Small Non-Operating Shock

The non-operating shocks of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the S55 range from 60G to 240G, and the average non-operating shock is 150G. With a non-operating shock of only 60 gravity, the Toshiba S55 has a quite small non-operating shock compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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9 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba S55 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the S55 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time 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.

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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 the most commonly found display resolution on laptops of this age and type.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age, the Toshiba S55 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow CD-RW Read Speed

With a CD-RW read speed of only 16 CD-speeds, the Toshiba S55 has a quite slow CD-RW read speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the S55. The average CD-RW read speed of comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the S55 is 21x, and the CD-RW read speeds range from 4x to 24x.

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Quite Slow DVD-RW Read Speed

The average DVD-RW read speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the S55 is 7.2x, and the DVD-RW read speeds range from 4x to 8x. With a DVD-RW read speed of only 6 CD-speeds, the Toshiba S55 has one of the slower DVD-RW read speeds amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Small Operating Shock

The operating shocks of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the S55 range from 10G to 130G, and the average operating shock is 77G. The Toshiba S55 has one of the smaller operating shocks (only 10 gravity) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Operating Vibration

Across all the portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the S55 the operating vibrations range from 0.5G to 1.1G, and the average operating vibration is 0.67G. The Toshiba S55 has a fairly small operating vibration (only 0.5 gravity) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the S55.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba S55

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this medium processor core notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Toshiba S55 has a pretty average processor clock speed (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the S55.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Z510 (2.5GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba S55 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Toshiba S55 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the MSI GP72 2QD (£795.28) (17.3"), or the Lenovo Z70-80 (£321.00) (17.3").

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Average Weight

The Toshiba S55 has a relatively average weight (2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the S55.

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Specification

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Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
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
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete 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 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Integrated TV Tuner
GPS Function
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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 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
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

User Reviews

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Reviewed 2 March 2015 by Gokster
Gokster would recommend the Toshiba Satellite S55-B

This is the newest generation of Intel Cpu, which gives an outstanding speed to the computer for most of the software. The Gpu, Radeon R7 270M is unfortunately few steps behind compare to its... Read more…

Reviewed 25 July 2015 by 1stENCJAMES
1stENCJAMES would recommend the Toshiba Satellite S55-B (Verified Purchase)

I purchased this laptop for my youngest daughter and she seems to enjoy it, says it's fast and beautiful! She wanted an apple computer but the cost vs. This laptops rated performance and it's over... Read more…

Reviewed 17 June 2015 by Asldfjlasdkjfl

I think Bestbuy has the wrong specs and review score posted on the card in the store. The battery life is listed at 8 hours. I get 4 if I'm lucky. It showed a 4 star review and the website only... Read more…

Reviewed 10 September 2015 by Shruti

I purchased this laptop 2 months back and suddenly arrow keys,numbers and Question mark key have stopped working. Even wifi stops working in it suddenly. Buying product from best buy is joke...

Reviewed 31 May 2015 by Beto
Beto would recommend the Toshiba Satellite S55-B (Verified Purchase)

The Toshiba Satellite was just what I expected about. Fast, easy, works perfectly in all matters it promissed. It's a pretty recent purchase and can't assure it's longevity or long term quality... Read more…

Reviewed 11 November 2015 by Joto8978
Joto8978 would recommend the Toshiba Satellite S55-C (Verified Purchase)

The laptop is a little bigger than I expected but it is good and fast. The amount of memory is great. If the keyboard would be lit would be even better. Is not that heavy so if you need to take... Read more…

Reviewed 7 October 2015 by Loboimages
Loboimages would recommend the Toshiba Satellite S55-C (Verified Purchase)

I use the laptop, primarily to process photo files when I travel, using LRCC and PSCC. The screen has beautiful color and good resolution for processing photos. The 1TB hard drive, dual... Read more…

Reviewed 27 November 2015 by Jclaws
Jclaws would recommend the Toshiba Satellite S55-C (Verified Purchase)

Everything was as it said, except no backlit keyboard. So far it was everything I was hoping for!

Fast For A Laptop
Love The Backlit Keyboard
Nice Size And Weight
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Reviewed 11 November 2015 by Jeanette G

It's worth every penny, looks fantastic a works so well. Plus customer service was very good...

Reviewed 1 November 2015 by Warriorx
Warriorx would recommend the Toshiba Satellite S55-C (Verified Purchase)

I bought this laptop for mostly musical production and college work and so far it is hasn't let me down. The specs are very very good and it can run a lot of processes without slowing down...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers toshiba s55c5260
Barcodes 00889661015031

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