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Toshiba Satellite L55
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Toshiba Satellite L55 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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11 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all laptops Toshiba is one of the better rated brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite L55 range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. The Toshiba Satellite L55 has one of the biggest total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Satellite L55 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Toshiba laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite L55.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of portable PCs of this age and type is 5.3GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Satellite L55 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Satellite L55.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has a Front Camera

The Satellite L55 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Satellite L55.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and type, the Satellite L55's hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest. The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 590GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out 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 the most commonly found memory slot on laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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14 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Satellite L55 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite L55. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 370MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 1,000 megahertz, the Satellite L55 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Satellite L55. Across all the notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Toshiba Satellite L55 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 16 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite L55 is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite L55 have a full-size keyboard, however the Toshiba Satellite L55 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops of a comparable 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 you want a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Satellite L55 is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Toshiba Satellite L55 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite L55.

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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 portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Quite Slow CD-RW Read Speed

The average CD-RW read speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 23x. The Satellite L55 has one of the slower CD-RW read speeds (only 16 CD-speeds) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba Satellite L55 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Satellite L55 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Operating Shock

When compared to other comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite L55 that we have assessed the operating shock of, the Satellite L55's operating shock of only 10 gravity is one of the smallest. Across all the laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Satellite L55 the operating shocks range from 10G to 140G, and the average operating shock is 63G.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Satellite L55 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Satellite L55 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Operating Vibration

At only 0.5 gravity, the Toshiba Satellite L55 has a very small operating vibration compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Satellite L55. The smallest operating vibration of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Satellite L55 is 0.5G, the biggest is 110G, and the average operating vibration is 1.3G.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite L55

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Satellite L55 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Weight

The Satellite L55 has a relatively average weight (2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Satellite L55.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2145525_price] (2.2kg).

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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
Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
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
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board 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
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows 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 ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
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
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
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
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

(1)
4 February 2016

Powerful speakers can't save the Satellite L55-C5340 from mediocre performance, pitiful battery life and useless bloatware...

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers toshiba i55200, toshiba i55200u, toshiba l55wc5256
Barcodes 00022265805961, 00222658059616, 00766653301870

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