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Toshiba Satellite C55-A

Toshiba Satellite C55-A 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.13GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 2.13GHz 4GB Feb 2014
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The Satellite C55 features a new streamlined design in a choice of black, white or sliver gloss finishes with tiled keyboard. The 39.6cm (15.6 ) TruBrite HD screen with LED backlighting, displays... More
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Toshiba Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Medium processor core notebook PCs built by Toshiba have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Toshiba also has good reviews 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 portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of portable PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 1GB to 1.5TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Satellite C55-A has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Satellite C55-A.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Satellite C55-A has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C55-A.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP Pavilion 17 (£838.00) (17.3").

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Has a Front Camera

The Satellite C55-A has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite C55-A.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Satellite C55-A supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. Most portable PCs of this spec and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. Across all comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Satellite C55-A the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,600MHz (best).

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Toshiba Satellite C55-A has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest hard drive capacity of notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 180GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Satellite C55-A is a two USB 2.0 port laptop.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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22 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite C55-A is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. At only 756 megahertz, the Satellite C55-A has a very slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Satellite C55-A.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Satellite C55-A has a very small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite C55-A. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite C55-A range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Toshiba Satellite C55-A is a laptop that uses two displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C55-A use 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 Satellite C55-A is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

The Satellite C55-A is a two SATA connector laptop.

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Quite Short Battery Life

The battery lifes of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 2h to 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h. At only 3.5 hours, the Satellite C55-A has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

If you want a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the Lenovo G50-70 (4h).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite C55-A does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years 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.

If the storage medium of this laptop is too bad for you then you might want to look at the T420s (£972.00) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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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 commonly found display resolution on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Satellite C55-A has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Across all laptops of this spec and age the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite C55-A has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

When compared to other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite C55-A, the Toshiba Satellite C55-A's memory clock speed of only 1,066 megahertz is one of the slowest. The average memory clock speed of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite C55-A is 1,600MHz.

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Very Small Processor Cache

At only 1 megabyte, the Satellite C55-A has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the laptops of a comparable age and type to the Satellite C55-A the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Satellite C55-A is a two processor thread notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite C55-A have between two and three processor threads.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Slow Maximum WiFi Data Rate

With a maximum WiFi data rate of only 150 megabits per second, the Satellite C55-A's maximum WiFi data rate is one of the slowest amongst portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite C55-A. The average maximum WiFi data rate of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Satellite C55-A is 340 Mbit/s.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Satellite C55-A is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite C55-A do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Satellite C55-A is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite C55-A is 0.3MP and the highest is 1,300MP. With a front camera resolution of only 0.9 megapixels, the Toshiba Satellite C55-A has a quite low front camera resolution compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

When compared to other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Satellite C55-A, the Toshiba Satellite C55-A's maximum turbo frequency of only 2.39 gigahertz is one of the slowest. The average maximum turbo frequency of laptops of a similar age and type to the Satellite C55-A is 3GHz.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 4,200 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM. The hard drive speed of the Toshiba Satellite C55-A of only 5,400 revolutions per minute is one of the slowest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite C55-A.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite C55-A

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Satellite C55-A has a fairly average processor clock speed (2.13 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Satellite C55-A has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C55-A.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
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)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
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
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
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
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
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Processor Code
Execute Disable Bit
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 Life
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(1)

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

User Reviews

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Reviewed 1 August 2014 by Amnorwood
Amnorwood would recommend the Toshiba Satellite C55-A

The laptop is really nice quality. It runs quiet, easy to use, and navigate. The mouse is a little sensitive when dragging fast , causing you to back log to your most recent page which is... Read more…

Good for Microsoft office, and indie gaming. Plays counter strike global offensive at 80 fps, minecraft 60 fps. If your streaming on it get something more powerful. Good for presentation designing and
Plenty of USB ports
Full number pad
The package was in a box
The customer service of Newegg. com supersedes any expectations of any other company I have dealt with. They are very fast in responding to any concerns or questions I had regarding this product
Mouse pad feels like it's going to fall off. Mousepad button once did. CD drive feels a bit low build quality. CPU cooler and the power supply scream. The laptop can get loud for 60 of the time
Slow
Missed keystrokes
Glossy screen
The package was not packaged securely. It was only packaged with a small amount of paper so the laptop inside was constantly shifted around. I am unsure if the product was in good shape or not as I se

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c55a1u, c55a1u3, c55a1ue, toshiba c55a1u3

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