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Toshiba Satellite C55-A 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Jan 2014
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The Satellite C55-A series. With the versatility to meetYour everyday needs and a stunning design you willWant to take everywhere, this smart laptop is all purposeAnd style. Whether you re at home... More
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Toshiba Laptops Have Good Reviews

Toshiba has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other manufacturers.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Satellite C55-A is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Satellite C55-A has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite C55-A only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Toshiba Satellite C55-A has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

The Toshiba Satellite C55-A has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions (3) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The PCI Express slot versions of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Satellite C55-A range from 2 to 3.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Satellite C55-A has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,150 megahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite C55-A have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the Toshiba Satellite C55-A has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.5GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M[plb_1476372_price] which has better reviews.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the Fujitsu LifeBook A544[plb_2508415_price] (2.6GHz and cheaper).

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. The Satellite C55-A has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

There are a number of other 1TB total storage capacity laptops currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo G500[plb_2248852_price].

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Satellite C55-A supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago. 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 portable PCs of this spec and age.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Satellite C55-A has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Satellite C55-A. The internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 1GB to 16GB.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

Across all the laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite C55-A the screen sizes range from 10" to 18". The Satellite C55-A has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite C55-A.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP Probook 450[plb_1562696_price].

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo G70-70[plb_3375260_price] (17.3" and cheaper).

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Has a Front Camera

The Satellite C55-A has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Satellite C55-A.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a front camera including the DELL Inspiron 15 3521[plb_1628383_price], the Lenovo G50-70[plb_2319444_price], or the HP ProBook 450 G1[plb_2505029_price].

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The Satellite C55-A has a fairly big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Satellite C55-A. The smallest hard drive capacity of laptops that came out around the same time as the Satellite C55-A is 180GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. The Toshiba Satellite C55-A has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of a comparable type and 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 Satellite C55-A has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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15 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Satellite C55-A is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Satellite C55-A have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Short Battery Life

The Toshiba Satellite C55-A has a quite short battery life (only 4.3 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The battery lifes of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Satellite C55-A range from 2h to 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h.

If this Toshiba notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the HP 15[plb_2656558_price] (4.5h), or the Lenovo G70-70[plb_3375260_price] (5h) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite C55-A have a full-size keyboard, however the Satellite C55-A does not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth also looking at alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the ProBook 450 G1[pl_2505029_price], or the ProBook 450 G1[pl_1871522_price] both from HP or the Acer Aspire V5-431[plb_1480634_price].

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops 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.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops that have an HDD storage media and we think the Lenovo B50[plb_2478103_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook 840 G1[plb_1620817_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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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 frequently found display resolution on laptops of this age and type.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Very Slow Maximum WiFi Data Rate

Similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite C55-A have maximum WiFi data rate of between 150 Mbit/s and 870 Mbit/s. At only 150 megabits per second, the Toshiba Satellite C55-A has a quite slow maximum WiFi data rate compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

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

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the DELL Inspiron 14 3000[plb_2443627_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C55-A the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. With a front camera resolution of only 0.9 megapixels, the Satellite C55-A has a fairly low front camera resolution compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite C55-A.

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Quite Slow DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

At only 6 CD-speeds, the Satellite C55-A has a quite slow DVD+R double layer read speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite C55-A. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C55-A the DVD+R double layer read speeds range from 4x to 8x.

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Quite Slow DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

The Satellite C55-A has one of the slower DVD-R double layer read speeds (only 6 CD-speeds) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest DVD-R double layer read speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 4x and the fastest is 8x.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Satellite C55-A has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The slowest hard drive speed of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Very Slow CD-RW Write Speed

The Satellite C55-A has a quite slow CD-RW write speed (only 4 CD-speeds) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Satellite C55-A. The average CD-RW write speed of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite C55-A is 7.1x.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite C55-A

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Weight

The Toshiba Satellite C55-A has a fairly average weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Satellite C55-A.

Alternative 2.3kg heavy portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at include the Asus X550CC[plb_1563968_price] which is cheaper.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude 15 5000[plb_2045815_price] (2.3kg), or the Asus X550CA[plb_1598959_price] (2.3kg).

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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 Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
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
DVD-RAM Read Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD+R Write Speed
DVD+R Read Speed
DVD-RW Write Speed
DVD-RW Read Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD-R Write Speed
DVD-R Read Speed
CD-R Write Speed
CD-R Read Speed
CD Write Speed
CD Read Speed
Disc
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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
Trial Software
Bundled Software
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 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
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
WiFi Certification
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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c55a1q, c55a1n, c55a1p, c55a1qd, c55a1nd, c55a1pc, c55a1px, toshiba i54200, toshiba c55a1n1, toshiba i54200m
Barcodes 04051528108040, 04051528109344, 04051528109399, 04051528118247, 04051528121063

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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6"
£ 220.68 £349.00
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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6"
£ 328.84 £349.00
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Intel My WiFi Technology
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