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Toshiba Satellite S55
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Toshiba Satellite S55 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 12GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 12GB Jun 2014
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10 Reasons For

Toshiba Laptops Have Good Reviews

On average Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings as do all laptops produced by Toshiba.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Satellite S55 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite S55 the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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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 S55 range from 1GB to 1.5TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Satellite S55 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite S55.

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Very Big Internal Memory

At 12 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite S55 has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The internal memory of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Satellite S55 range from 1GB to 16GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Satellite S55 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of this spec and age. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of this type and age.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite S55, the Toshiba Satellite S55 has a front camera.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Satellite S55 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Laptops of a similar age and type to the Satellite S55 have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Laptops of a similar age and spec to the Satellite S55 have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB. At 4 megabytes, the Satellite S55 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Satellite S55.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite S55 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Satellite S55.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time 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 notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider 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 the most commonly found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Satellite S55 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite S55 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Satellite S55 is a one USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite S55 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite S55

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Satellite S55 has a fairly average processor clock speed (2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Satellite S55.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the HP Pavilion x360 13-s060sa (2.1GHz).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Toshiba Satellite S55 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Toshiba Satellite S55 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite S55.

Other laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo Z500 (£789.68) (2.2kg), or the Toshiba Satellite L50-B (£335.00) (2.2kg).

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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
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
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
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
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
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
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
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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 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 FDI Technology
Intel ME Firmware Version
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 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
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

User Reviews

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Reviewed 2 March 2015 by Gokster
Gokster would recommend the Toshiba Satellite S55-B

This is the newest generation of Intel Cpu, which gives an outstanding speed to the computer for most of the software. The Gpu, Radeon R7 270M is unfortunately few steps behind compare to its... Read more…

Reviewed 25 July 2015 by 1stENCJAMES
1stENCJAMES would recommend the Toshiba Satellite S55-B (Verified Purchase)

I purchased this laptop for my youngest daughter and she seems to enjoy it, says it's fast and beautiful! She wanted an apple computer but the cost vs. This laptops rated performance and it's over... Read more…

Reviewed 17 June 2015 by Asldfjlasdkjfl

I think Bestbuy has the wrong specs and review score posted on the card in the store. The battery life is listed at 8 hours. I get 4 if I'm lucky. It showed a 4 star review and the website only... Read more…

Reviewed 10 September 2015 by Shruti

I purchased this laptop 2 months back and suddenly arrow keys,numbers and Question mark key have stopped working. Even wifi stops working in it suddenly. Buying product from best buy is joke...

Reviewed 31 May 2015 by Beto
Beto would recommend the Toshiba Satellite S55-B (Verified Purchase)

The Toshiba Satellite was just what I expected about. Fast, easy, works perfectly in all matters it promissed. It's a pretty recent purchase and can't assure it's longevity or long term quality... Read more…

Reviewed 11 November 2015 by Joto8978
Joto8978 would recommend the Toshiba Satellite S55-C (Verified Purchase)

The laptop is a little bigger than I expected but it is good and fast. The amount of memory is great. If the keyboard would be lit would be even better. Is not that heavy so if you need to take... Read more…

Reviewed 7 October 2015 by Loboimages
Loboimages would recommend the Toshiba Satellite S55-C (Verified Purchase)

I use the laptop, primarily to process photo files when I travel, using LRCC and PSCC. The screen has beautiful color and good resolution for processing photos. The 1TB hard drive, dual... Read more…

Reviewed 27 November 2015 by Jclaws
Jclaws would recommend the Toshiba Satellite S55-C (Verified Purchase)

Everything was as it said, except no backlit keyboard. So far it was everything I was hoping for!

Fast For A Laptop
Love The Backlit Keyboard
Nice Size And Weight
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Reviewed 11 November 2015 by Jeanette G

It's worth every penny, looks fantastic a works so well. Plus customer service was very good...

Reviewed 1 November 2015 by Warriorx
Warriorx would recommend the Toshiba Satellite S55-C (Verified Purchase)

I bought this laptop for mostly musical production and college work and so far it is hasn't let me down. The specs are very very good and it can run a lot of processes without slowing down...

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers toshiba s55, toshiba ddr3, toshiba s55t, toshiba ddr3l, toshiba i74510, toshiba i75500, toshiba i75500u, toshiba i74510u, toshiba s55b5280, toshiba s55tb5158, toshiba pspq2u00s00, toshiba pspq2u00s00n, toshiba pspq2u00s00nb
Barcodes 00022265803271, 00022265805176, 00222658032718, 00766653303034, 00766653303126, 00889661127529

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