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Toshiba Satellite C55-A
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Toshiba Satellite C55-A 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Jan 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

On average Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all laptops built by Toshiba.

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C55-A is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB. The Satellite C55-A has a very big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Toshiba Satellite C55-A has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite C55-A. Most of the laptops that are a comparable age to the Satellite C55-A only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this portable PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

Laptops of this age and type have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3. The Toshiba Satellite C55-A has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions (3) amongst laptops of this age.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Toshiba Satellite C55-A has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,150 megahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Satellite C55-A is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of portable PCs of this age and type is 2.1GHz. The Toshiba Satellite C55-A has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.5 gigahertz) amongst laptops of this age.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Tecra A50 (2.6GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Satellite C55-A supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of a similar type and age to it. This Toshiba laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Satellite C55-A.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago, the Satellite C55-A has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this age and spec, the Toshiba Satellite C55-A has a front camera.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Fairly Fast DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

The DVD-R double layer read speeds of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 4x to 8x, and the average DVD-R double layer read speed is 6.6x. At 8 CD-speeds, the Toshiba Satellite C55-A has a fairly fast DVD-R double layer read speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Fast CD-RW Write Speed

The average CD-RW write speed of portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Satellite C55-A is 7.1x. The Toshiba Satellite C55-A has a fairly fast CD-RW write speed (16 CD-speeds) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Satellite C55-A is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C55-A is 510MB, the biggest is 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 2,048 megabytes, the Toshiba Satellite C55-A has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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10 Reasons Against

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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Very Short Battery Life

The battery lifes of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite C55-A range from 2h to 4,400h. The Satellite C55-A has a fairly short battery life (only 4.5 hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite C55-A.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might also be worth considering include the DELL Vostro 14 5000 (4.6h).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on 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.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (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 typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Slow Maximum WiFi Data Rate

At only 150 megabits per second, the Satellite C55-A has a fairly slow maximum WiFi data rate compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The maximum WiFi data rate of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C55-A range from 150 Mbit/s to 870 Mbit/s.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite C55-A have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Toshiba Satellite C55-A which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of a similar type and age to 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

Notebook PCs of this spec and age have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP. At only 0.9 megapixels, the Satellite C55-A has a quite low front camera resolution compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite C55-A.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite C55-A

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Satellite C55-A has a pretty average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Satellite C55-A.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Satellite C55-A has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (£2,116.07) (512GB).

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Toshiba Satellite C55-A has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Satellite C55-A.

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Average Internal Memory

The Toshiba Satellite C55-A has a fairly average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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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
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
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
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
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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 Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete 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 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
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 My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading 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 TSX-NI
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 Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
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

(21)
(Verified Purchase)

This laptop seems good on paper, but it's good some significant flaws. I've owned two other Samsung laptops and both held up really well (a combined nine years of use, around 50 hours per week).... Read more…

Reviewed 6 May 2015 by Paul | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

We purchased this laptop some 10 months ago, over the last month we have had 3 retaining screws come out of the rear by the screen, the screen now moves up and down, we approached Toshiba... Read more…

Reviewed 10 October 2014 by Helena Brenner
(Verified Purchase)

This computer is extremely fast, and has a screen big enough for those who love to watch movies. For me it worked, as I use it for movies, tv shows and university work. Is not as heavy as I... Read more…

Reviewed 5 October 2014 by AJHowser
(Verified Purchase)

Overall I am pleased with this laptop. It's a big step up from the ageing secondhand machine I had before. The i5 processor shines through and extremely large memory is going to take years for me... Read more…

Reviewed 18 September 2014 by Sam megaw | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

I 100% do not recommend this laptop, it costs over £400 and the first day it came I've have had lots of problems. It came with a virus that would not let me connect to the internet which I had to... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c55a1p, c55a1m, c55a1p6, c55a1mw, c55a1q2, c55a1pl, c55a1pz, c55a1n4, c55a1q3, toshiba i54200, toshiba c55a1n4, toshiba i54200m
Barcodes 04051528105353, 04051528105377, 04051528105667, 04051528105797, 04051528105803, 04051528109351, 04051528117899

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