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Toshiba P55W 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Aug 2015
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19 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This Toshiba notebook PC received an "Editor's Choice" from Laptopmag.com who concluded that this Toshiba portable PC was terrific.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Two experts from sites including Laptopmag.com and hangtot.com have rated this 2 in 1 laptop on average 80%. This means that experts are not that keen on this notebook PC.

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this Toshiba laptop rated it as 83 out of 100.

Nice Design

Some Toshiba P55W owners said in their reviews that this laptop was a good design. Laptopmag.com said in their review of this laptop “Battery life in a versatile and sleek flip-screen design”. Techradar mentioned “Attractive, flexible design” in their review of this laptop. Techradar also wrote “Versatile flip design”.

Some people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good looking. Two years ago Techradar.com mentioned “Booming sound and a gorgeous 4K screen, this 2-in-1 is high-end 15.6-inch machine for a price that might be too out of reach for students”. In the same month Techradar mentioned “Gorgeous 1080p touch screen”.

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Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We checked 3,951 expert and user reviews for Toshiba laptops and found that on average Toshiba has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Toshiba has good reviews specifically within its 2 in 1 laptops range.

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Good Battery Life

Some customers who purchased the Toshiba P55W said that it had a good battery life. Expert review site Laptopmag.com scored the product 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review three years ago “The Toshiba Satellite Radius P55W offers strong performance and battery life in a versatile”. Techradar wrote “Good battery life” in their Toshiba P55W review.

Robust

Some Toshiba P55W reviewers who reviewed the Toshiba P55W thought it was well made. Techradar mentioned in their review of the Toshiba P55W “Solid display”. Techradar also said “Solid convertible design”. Techradar also said “Solid overall and graphics performance”.

Very Fast Processor Frequency

The average processor frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than a year ago is 1.9GHz. With a processor frequency of 2.4 gigahertz, the Toshiba P55W has one of the faster processor frequencys amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Toshiba P55W has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

An Intel Core i7 processor family is in fact the best processor family amongst all portable PCs of a similar age and type to the P55W.

The worst processor family across similar types of portable PC is Intel Atom.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba P55W has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the P55W.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the DELL XPS 12, the Lenovo Flex 15, and the Asus T100TA which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba P55W supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the P55W.

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

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SSD Storage Media

This laptop has an SSD storage media, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than a year ago. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the DELL XPS 12, the Acer Aspire R7, or the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga which has better reviews.

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Very Big Display Diagonal

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the display diagonals range from 10" to 16", and the average display diagonal is 13". When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the P55W that we have assessed, the display diagonal of the Toshiba P55W of 15.6 inches is one of the biggest.

Other 15.6" laptops currently available that you might want to look at include the Lenovo Flex 15 which has better reviews.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The Toshiba P55W supports a better bluetooth version than most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. This notebook PC supports a 4.1 bluetooth version, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it support a 4 bluetooth version.

A 4.1 bluetooth version is in fact the best supported bluetooth version amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the P55W.

A 4 bluetooth version is the worst supported bluetooth version amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The Toshiba P55W has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards which is better than most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an 802.11g wi-Fi standards. In addition, this portable PC have 802.11a and 802.11ac and 802.11b wi-Fi standardss.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is actually the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all laptops of this age and type.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst Wi-Fi standard is IEEE 802.11a.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

Portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the P55W have processor boost frequencys of between 1.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 2.6GHz. The Toshiba P55W has a fairly fast processor boost frequency (3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the P55W.

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Very Fast Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)

With a wi-Fi data rate (max) of 867 megabits per second, the Toshiba P55W's wi-Fi data rate (max) is one of the fastest amongst laptops of this spec and age. The wi-Fi data rate (max)s of laptops that were released around the same time as the P55W range from 300 Mbit/s to 870 Mbit/s, and the average wi-Fi data rate (max) is 590 Mbit/s.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Toshiba P55W has a touchscreen. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the P55W also have a touchscreen.

There are a number of other notebook PCs with a touchscreen currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the DELL XPS 12, the Lenovo Flex 15, or the Asus T100TA.

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7 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

A number of customers who purchased the product concluded that it was not heavy and bulky. Techradar said two years ago “Heavier and thicker than last model”. Techradar also mentioned “Bulky and heavy for a 2i 1”.

Poor Connectivity

One customer who reviewed this laptop considered that it was not wifi compatible. Techradar mentioned “Review unit had very limited WiFi range” in their review of the Toshiba P55W.

A Bit Expensive

One person concluded that it was not good value for money. Techradar said in their review of this laptop “Pricey for students”.

Difficult to Use

One Toshiba P55W owner said in their reviews that it was not comfortable and easy to hold. Techradar mentioned “Cumbersome to hold as a tablet” .

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba P55W does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Aspire R7, or the Aspire R7 both from Acer or the DELL XPS 12 which also has a higher rating.

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Heavy

The average weight of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the P55W is 1.6kg. At 2.3 kilograms, the Toshiba P55W is quite heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the P55W.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the DELL Latitude 13 7350 (1.7kg and higher rated), or the Lenovo Flex 15 (2.3kg and higher rated).

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Very Small Operating Shock

With an operating shock of only 10 gravity, the Toshiba P55W has a fairly small operating shock compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the P55W. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the P55W the operating shocks range from 10G to 140G, and the average operating shock is 62G.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba P55W

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba P55W has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year.

We compared all the other 8GB internal memory laptops to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Aspire R7, and the Aspire R7 both from Acer or the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga is also worth considering.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the Toshiba P55W has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

There are a number of other 256GB total storage capacity laptops currently available which you might also want to consider including the Acer Aspire R7, the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga, or the DELL Latitude 13 7350 which has better reviews.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Asus T100TA (500GB) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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Colour of Product
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
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
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Outputs
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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
Supported Instruction Sets
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
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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
Power Cord Included
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Thermal Gradient (max)
Operating Thermal Gradient (max)
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)

1 Award

Laptopmag.com Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(5)

Listen really closely, and you can hear the cries of Windows laptop users.Windows 10 is truly great, but it doesn't put an end to the affliction caused by inferior screens, carpal-tunnel-inducing... Read more…

19 June 2015

Booming sound and a gorgeous 4K screen, this 2-in-1 is high-end 15.6-inch machine for a price that might be too out of reach for students...

Gorgeous 4K screen
Distortion, free maxed out sound
Distortionfree maxed out sound
Solid display
Powerful dualcore processor
Pricey for students
Heavier and thicker than last model
Bulky and heavy for a 2i 1
Display has narrow viewing angles
Slow hard drive and graphics
18 June 2015

Booming sound and a gorgeous 4K screen, this 2-in-1 is high-end 15.6-inch machine for a price that might be too out of reach for students...

29 August 2014

The Toshiba Satellite Radius P55W offers strong performance and battery life in a versatile and sleek flip-screen design...

Laptopmag.com

15 September 2014

Toshiba tr? thành ng??i chi?n th?ng v?i Satellite Radius P55W. Notebook ?a ph??ng ti?n h?p d?n này cung c?p hi?u su?t m?nh m? và có th? chuy?n ??i nhi?u ch? ??. B?n có th? s? không c?n s?...

User Reviews

(203)
Reviewed 10 August 2015 by FrankRI
FrankRI would recommend the Toshiba Satellite Radius 15 P55W-C (Verified Purchase)

I read some reviews stating that the wireless adaptor on this laptop had issues This is NOT the truth. I also was not able to connect to my wifi after configuring the settings. After looking into... Read more…

Reviewed 7 August 2015 by LaughAtBrian
LaughAtBrian would recommend the Toshiba Satellite Radius 15 P55W-C (Verified Purchase)

Just got this to replace a 4-year old Samsung laptop, so it's obviously way better. Got this for just under a grand at Best Buy. It was between this and another laptop about $150 cheaper with very... Read more…

Reviewed 6 August 2015 by JBSmiley
JBSmiley would recommend the Toshiba Satellite Radius 15 P55W-C (Verified Purchase)

First of all, the 4k screen is beautiful. The keyboard feels great and as does the touchpad. I purchased an external drive to install all my extras. Windows 10 is taking some time to grow on... Read more…

Reviewed 2 August 2015 by TurboBusa01
TurboBusa01 would recommend the Toshiba Satellite Radius 15 P55W-C

I purchased this laptop for school and as soon as I got it out of the box, I was immediately pleased. Lightning fast processor. Decent hard drive space. Large screen. Sensitive touch. key response... Read more…

Reviewed 21 August 2015 by STLisGR8
STLisGR8 would recommend the Toshiba Satellite E45W (Verified Purchase)

So far the idea of a 2-in-1 laptop seems to be a great choice. The Intel i3 with 6GB of RAM is beefy enough to edit pictures using Photoshop Elements without any problems. I don't foresee any... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers i75500, i75500u, p55wc5210, p55wc52104, p55wc52104k
Barcodes 00889661016076

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