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Toshiba Satellite C55-B

Toshiba Satellite C55-B 4 Core Intel Pentium 2.16GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Pentium 2.16GHz 4GB Nov 2014
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Toshiba Laptops Have Good Reviews

Toshiba many processor core portable PCs have good reviews on average and across all laptops Toshiba is one of the superior manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Has a Front Camera

The Satellite C55-B has a front camera, as do most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j105ea[pl_2198858_price], or the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j105sa[pl_2143104_price] both from HP.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a front camera including the HP Envy 15[plb_1572354_price].

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Light

With a weight of only 2.2 kilograms, the Satellite C55-B is fairly light compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Satellite C55-B. Many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 430g and 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the ENVY 15[pl_2353927_price] (2.3kg), or the Envy 15[pl_1602631_price] (2.2kg) both from HP or the Toshiba L55T[plb_2041827_price] (2.4kg).

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Fairly Fast DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

The average DVD+R double layer read speed of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C55-B is 6.7x. At 8 CD-speeds, the Satellite C55-B has a quite fast DVD+R double layer read speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

The average DVD-R double layer read speed of comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago is 6.7x, and the DVD-R double layer read speeds range from 4x to 8x. With a DVD-R double layer read speed of 8 CD-speeds, the Toshiba Satellite C55-B has one of the faster DVD-R double layer read speeds amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Small Non-Operating Vibration

With a non-operating vibration of only 1 gravity, the Toshiba Satellite C55-B has one of the smaller non-operating vibrations amongst notebook PCs of this age. The smallest non-operating vibration of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite C55-B is 1G, the biggest is 3.5G, and the average non-operating vibration is 1.3G.

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Very Small Non-Operating Shock

The Toshiba Satellite C55-B has a quite small non-operating shock (only 60 gravity) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C55-B. Many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite C55-B have non-operating shocks of between 60G and 240G.

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24 Reasons Against

Price Increase of £142.76

The price of the Satellite C55-B has increased by £142.76 in the last 60 days.

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

When compared to other laptops of this type and age, the Satellite C55-B's maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C55-B is 29GB.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of this age and spec is 1,200MHz. At only 896 megahertz, the Satellite C55-B has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Satellite C55-B is a laptop that uses two displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite C55-B use two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Satellite C55-B have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Satellite C55-B which has four PCI Express lanes (max).

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

The Satellite C55-B is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 430MHz. When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago, the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the Satellite C55-B of only 313 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite C55-B does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Satellite C55-B do have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j105sa[pl_2143104_price], or the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j105ea[pl_2198858_price] both from HP is also worth considering.

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Very Old PCI Express Slot Version

At only 2, the Satellite C55-B has a quite old PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The PCI Express slot versions of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite C55-B range from 2 to 3.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite C55-B has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite C55-B.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HP ZBook 15[plb_2877683_price] (8GB).

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Satellite C55-B has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most laptops of this type and age. Laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C55-B processor families range from Intel Atom (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago, the Toshiba Satellite C55-B does not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might want to consider including the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j105ea[pl_2198858_price], or the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j105sa[pl_2143104_price] both from HP which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C55-B is 18GB. The Satellite C55-B has a very small maximum internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite C55-B.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Satellite C55-B the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 1,600MHz. At only 1,333 megahertz, the Satellite C55-B has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

Many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite C55-B have battery capacities of between 30Wh and 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 59Wh. The Satellite C55-B has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 32 watt-hours) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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Very Small Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 2MB, the biggest is 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.8MB. The Satellite C55-B has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

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

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Very Small Operating Shock

The Satellite C55-B has one of the smaller operating shocks (only 10 gravity) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The smallest operating shock of similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago is 10G and the biggest is 140G.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz. The Satellite C55-B has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.58 gigahertz) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite C55-B is 5,900 RPM. The Satellite C55-B has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

The operating vibrations of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite C55-B range from 0.5G to 1.1G. At only 0.5 gravity, the Toshiba Satellite C55-B has a quite small operating vibration compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C55-B.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite C55-B

Released Over Two Years Ago

Toshiba released the Satellite C55-B over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Toshiba Satellite C55-B has a relatively typical processor clock speed (2.16 gigahertz) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite C55-B.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Zbook 15[pl_2633133_price] (2.4GHz and cheaper), or the ZBook 17 G2[pl_2985052_price] (2.5GHz and cheaper) both from HP.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Satellite C55-B has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the HP ZBook 17 G2[plb_2985052_price] (17.3") which is also cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Satellite C55-B has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite C55-B.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP ZBook 15[plb_2877683_price] (1TB).

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. 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 portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Asus U500VZ[plb_2377740_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout
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
LED Backlight
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
DVD-RAM Write Speed
DVD-RAM 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
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-RW Write Speed
CD-RW Read Speed
CD-R Write Speed
CD-R Read Speed
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
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 Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
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
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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 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
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
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

Brochures and Manuals

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers toshiba c55b5353, toshiba n3530216, toshiba n3530216g, toshiba n3530216gh, toshiba n3530216ghz

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