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Toshiba C55 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.13GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Celeron 2.13GHz 4GB Jan 2014
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10 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

We calculated the average ratings for all Toshiba notebook PCs and also specifically for Toshiba medium processor cores notebook PCs and found that in both cases Toshiba had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba C55 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the C55 also have a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Quite Fast CD-RW Write Speed

With a CD-RW write speed of 16 CD-speeds, the Toshiba C55 has one of the faster CD-RW write speeds amongst laptops of this age. The CD-RW write speeds of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the C55 range from 1x to 24x.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the C55 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Toshiba C55 which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Very Small Non-Operating Vibration

Comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the C55 have non-operating vibrations of between 1G and 160G. With a non-operating vibration of only 1 gravity, the Toshiba C55 has one of the smaller non-operating vibrations amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

Most portable PCs that are a comparable age to the C55 have between one and eight number of battery cellss, including the Toshiba C55 which has six number of battery cellss.

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Quite Small Non-Operating Shock

When compared to other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the C55 that we have checked the non-operating shock of, the Toshiba C55's non-operating shock of only 60 gravity is one of the smallest. The non-operating shocks of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 60G to 240G, and the average non-operating shock is 130G.

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21 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

At only 756 megahertz, the Toshiba C55 has a very slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the C55. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the C55 is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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Only Two Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)s

Most notebook PCs of this age and type use two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s, including the Toshiba C55 which uses two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.

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

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the C55 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the Toshiba C55 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity.

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Only Two Total Number of SATA Connectorss

The Toshiba C55 is a two total number of SATA connectors portable PC.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the C55, the Toshiba C55 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age 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.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Toshiba C55 has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than most similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Most notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The processor family of all laptops of this age and spec ranges from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memorys of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the C55 range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB. The Toshiba C55 has one of the smaller internal memorys (only 4 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 1 megabyte, the Toshiba C55 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst notebook PCs of this age. The smallest processor cache of comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the C55 is 0.51MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba C55 has a quite slow memory clock speed (only 1,333 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the C55. Laptops of a similar spec and age to the C55 have memory clock speeds of between 800MHz and 1,800MHz.

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Only Two Processor Threadss

The Toshiba C55 is a two processor threads portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec have between two and three processor threadss.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Toshiba C55 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the C55 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Operating Shock

The smallest operating shock of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the C55 is 10G, the biggest is 140G, and the average operating shock is 67G. When compared to other laptops that were released more than two years ago, the operating shock of the Toshiba C55 of only 10 gravity is one of the smallest.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the C55. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 12GB.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The slowest processor boost frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the C55 is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz. With a processor boost frequency of only 2.39 gigahertz, the Toshiba C55 has a very slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the C55.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the C55. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the hard drive capacitys range from 250GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

Similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the C55 have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. The Toshiba C55 has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs 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 a comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

Notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the C55 have operating vibrations of between 0.5G and 110G. The Toshiba C55 has one of the smaller operating vibrations (only 0.5 gravity) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba C55

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.13 gigahertz, the Toshiba C55 has a relatively average processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the C55.

If this Toshiba notebook PC processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP Stream 11 Pro[plb_2688535_price] (2.16GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the C55.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the C55.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
DVD-RAM Write Speed
DVD+RW Write Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD+R Write Speed
DVD-RW Write Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD-R Write Speed
CD-RW Write Speed
CD-R Write Speed
Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Number of Hot Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
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 (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

2 Awards

01net.com 4 Star Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert Reviews

(18)
8 November 2015

We're satisfied with the results of Satellite C55's, having in mind that we're looking at a budget-friendly, thin and light notebook. It's no surprise that this laptop is among the best-sellers on...

13 October 2015

The Satellite C55-C includes a recent Haswell processor but elsewhere the budget cuts show, especially the poor screen. Upgrading is not feasible so don't expect to easily fix the limited memory...

28 August 2015

Low priced laptops are now the major frontier for manufacturers. They need to be capable of providing excellent laptops that can replace a full-fledged desktop while keeping the prices low. With... Read more…

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
17 August 2015

The question you need to ask yourself with the Toshiba Satellite C55-C5240 is this: "If someone cobbled together performance car parts into a go-kart frame, would I drive it to work/school each... Read more…

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User Reviews

(73)
Reviewed 10 October 2015 by Gordeley
Gordeley would recommend the Toshiba Satellite C55-C

This laptop is easy to set up. Connection and speed is great. Highly recommend for anyone needing an upgrade to faster speeds, ease of use. I've opened several tabs while on Facebook and played 4... Read more…

Reviewed 27 October 2015 by WindowsLover15
WindowsLover15 would recommend the Toshiba Satellite C55-B

An excellent computer. Has good speed and specs for a budget laptop! Not the most powerful but good in a situation where an ok computer is needed. Not the best in gaming...

Reviewed 8 October 2015 by Skygoddess
(Verified Purchase)

I have had this for about 30 days and have spent a lot of time on the phone with Toshiba. The drivers were reinstalled and I had software problems that I had to pay to repair. Lastly, the help... Read more…

Reviewed 29 September 2015 by Noor
Noor would recommend the Toshiba Satellite C55-B (Verified Purchase)

Bluetooth feature is very important to connect any device without cable, it is great for laptop...

Reviewed 8 October 2015 by Alma
(Verified Purchase)

I had to returned it. Hardware did not work and could not reset it...

Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Good features
Fast
Powerful
Lots of Bloatware
Windows 10
The touchpad occasionally stops working, and has had this problem from moments after I unpackaged it
There is no way to access the BIOS and thus no way to change the settings on the F keys. They come default with the special functions (Brightness control, volume control, etc), but I can't set the def
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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c55a5140, c55a5180, c55a5190
Barcodes 00022265689431, 00022265689448, 00022265689455, 00766653291348

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