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Toshiba C55 4 Core Intel Pentium 2.16GHz 4GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Pentium 2.16GHz 4GB Jun 2015
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19 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The editor of one expert review site said that this portable PC was good. This Toshiba laptop received a "Best Buy" award from Expert Reviews.

01net.com gave this notebook PC a "4 Star" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Thirteen experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, PC Advisor.co.uk and notebookcheck.net have rated this portable PC on average 74 out of 100.

Average User Reviews

The average user rating of this notebook PC is 74% based on 73 user reviews.

Reasonably Priced

Several customers who purchased the Toshiba C55 agreed that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this laptop on Amazon “Good value laptop”. Consumer001 said on Amazon “All round it's a decent laptop for the price” in their review of this laptop. David Smith mentioned in his review of this laptop on Amazon “Very Good Value If You Don't Mind The Poor Case”.

Several people mentioned in their reviews that this laptop was a bargain for the price. David 7 wrote “Appearance of a cheap toy” in their review of the Toshiba C55. Trustedreviews.com said on expert review site Trusted Reviews “This is a cheap and cheerful laptop that's fast” in their Toshiba C55 review.

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Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Toshiba is one of the superior notebook PC brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Toshiba also has good ratings for its many processor cores notebook PCs.

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Easy to Use

Some Toshiba C55 reviewers who reviewed the product wrote that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer gave the Toshiba C55 a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon three years ago “All good so far with this light, quick, easy to use laptop with tons of storage”. Mummy1 gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote in their review of the Toshiba C55 “The keys are easy to use”. Mummy1 also said “On off button easy to use”.

One person who bought this laptop concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. David Smith said in his review three years ago “I find the keyboard very comfortable to use”. One Toshiba C55 reviewer reckoned that this laptop was easy to setup. Gannet wrote on Amazon “Pleased with the my first laptop, fairly easy to set up and use (being a 73 year old” in their review of this laptop.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Some Toshiba C55 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was quiet. Ajhowser mentioned three years ago “A slick and silent machine that I feel” in their review. Soillady rated the Toshiba C55 80 out of 100 and said “The machine is amazingly quiet” in their review.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was noisy. J. Bond mentioned “A rather nice microphone with good noise cancelling and it all comes in an attractive package” in their review of this laptop.

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Good Size

One customer reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Three years ago Helena Brenner said in her review on Amazon “Is not as heavy as I thought it would be”. One Toshiba C55 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Toshiba C55 was lightweight. Jj said on Amazon “The lightweight gives the game away” in their review.

One Toshiba C55 owner who purchased it reckoned that it was tight. Three years ago Suffolkdayz said on Amazon “The usb ports are very tight and it's hard to get the connectors in or out”.

One Toshiba C55 reviewer concluded that the product was compact.

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Good Connectivity

One Toshiba C55 reviewer concluded that it was able to connect to the internet. Two years ago J. Bond wrote “Perfect Internet Machine - Not for gaming”. One Toshiba C55 reviewer concluded that it was wifi compatible. Jj mentioned on Amazon “Everyone around the country has different Wifi speeds” and scored it 80 out of 100.

One customer concluded that it had a good signal strength. Jj said on Amazon “Once it is sorted out and taking it the signal strength is good” in their Toshiba C55 review.

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Nice Design

Several people considered that it was good looking. Consumer001 wrote on Amazon “The CD drive tray is pretty minimal in structure” in their review of this laptop and gave the Toshiba C55 a rating of 80 out of 100. Suffolkdayz wrote in their review of the Toshiba C55 on Amazon “Pretty good so far”.

One Toshiba C55 owner who reviewed it considered that it was a good design. Pcadvisor.co.uk said on PC Advisor.co.uk “It has a clean, fuss-free design – especially in all-white –”.

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Good Product Quality

Three Toshiba C55 reviewers who reviewed this laptop concluded that it was good quality. Three years ago David Smith he wrote on Amazon “I wouldn't recommend it to anybody who wants to impress or feel they have a high quality product in their hands” in his review. Kiri44 wrote on Amazon “Good quality/price product” in their review of the Toshiba C55. Soillady said on Amazon “The silver outer shell is a nice touch - the mouse pad is fit for purpose”.

Robust

Several Toshiba C55 reviewers agreed that this laptop was well made. Nat Doggett said “Plus Toshiba's built in software is apalling” in their review of the Toshiba C55. One customer who reviewed this laptop said that it was strong and durable. Three years ago Consumer001 wrote in their Toshiba C55 review on Amazon “It's sturdy enough as laptops go”.

Good Support

One customer who reviewed the product considered that it had good technical guidance. Jack wrote on Amazon “If you follow this quick youtube guide you will be able to fix that” in his review of this laptop.

Good Battery Life

One customer who bought this laptop thought it had a good battery life. J. Bond mentioned two years ago “It's light, performs well, has a dazzlingly good wide screen, has a decent battery life, very good sound (for laptop speakers), decent enough camera for skype/webcam use”.

Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba C55 has a front camera. Most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago also have a front camera.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think because of it's better review score, the HP EliteBook 755 is also worth considering.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on many processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Non-Operating Vibration

The Toshiba C55 has one of the smaller non-operating vibrations (only 1 gravity) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The average non-operating vibration of notebook PCs of this type and age is 1.3G.

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Very Small Non-Operating Shock

Portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the C55 have non-operating shocks of between 60G and 240G, and the average non-operating shock is 120G. The Toshiba C55 has one of the smaller non-operating shocks (only 60 gravity) amongst many processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many many processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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20 Reasons Against

Small Storage Capacity

One Toshiba C55 reviewer who bought the product mentioned that it did not have good storage. Pcadvisor.co.uk scored the product 60 out of 100 and wrote in their Toshiba C55 review on expert website PC Advisor.co.uk “Upgrading is not feasible so don't expect to easily fix the limited memory or slow disk storage later”.

Poor for Gaming

One Toshiba C55 reviewer thought the Toshiba C55 was not good for gaming. J. Bond mentioned in their review of the Toshiba C55 two years ago “This is not a gaming machine, this is not a programmers/professional machine” but even so they still gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 10GB/s to 77GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s. With a maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 21.32 gigabytes per second, the Toshiba C55 has one of the slower maximum processor memory bandwidths amongst many processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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

The Toshiba C55 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (only 896 megahertz) amongst laptops of this age. Many processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 850MHz and 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.

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

The Toshiba C55 is a portable PC that uses two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the C55 use two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.

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Only Four Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

Most laptops that were launched more than a year ago have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, including the Toshiba C55 which has four maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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

Most many processor cores notebook PCs that were released 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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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Toshiba C55 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencys (only 313 megahertz) amongst many processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 850MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba C55 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the C55 do have a full-size keyboard.

Other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider include the HP EliteBook 755, or the DELL Precision M6800 which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on portable PCs of this age and spec. 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 would prefer a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the HP EliteBook 755 (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Old PCI Express Slots Version

Across all the laptops of a comparable type and age to the C55 the PCI Express slots versions range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.7. At only 2, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly old PCI Express slots version compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the C55.

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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 notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Laptops of this age and type have internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the C55.

Other 4GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might also want to consider include the Toshiba Satellite L50-C which has better reviews.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Toshiba C55 has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than most many processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. Most similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i7 processor family. The processor family of all portable PCs of a similar age and type to the C55 ranges from Intel Celeron to Intel Core i7.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Toshiba C55 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth noting that most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago also do not have a touchscreen.

Other portable PCs which also have a touchscreen that you might want to consider include the HP Pro which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memorys of notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba C55 has one of the smallest maximum internal memorys amongst many processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the C55 range from 1,300MHz to 1,600MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Toshiba C55 has one of the slowest memory clock speeds amongst many processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Toshiba C55 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Very Small Operating Shock

The operating shocks of many processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the C55 range from 10G to 140G. At only 10 gravity, the Toshiba C55 has a quite small operating shock compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the C55.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the operating vibrations range from 0.5G to 1.1G, and the average operating vibration is 0.61G. The Toshiba C55 has one of the smaller operating vibrations (only 0.5 gravity) amongst many processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba C55

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Frequency

The Toshiba C55 has a fairly average processor frequency (2.16 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Toshiba C55 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the C55.

Other 15.6" portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at include the HP EliteBook 755, or the DELL XPS 15 9530 which has better reviews.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Toshiba C55 has a relatively standard total storage capacity (750 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Toshiba C55 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

Alternative 2.2kg heavy laptops currently available which you might also want to consider include the Toshiba Satellite L50-C which has better reviews.

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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 Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost 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
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)
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
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
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
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
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
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
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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…

By compromising on build quality, Toshiba managed to pack the performance of a $600 or $700 laptop into the much cheaper C55-C5240...

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

(72)
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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Manufacturer Part Numbers c55b5242, c55b5242x
Barcodes 00889661013495

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