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.
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”.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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” .
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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.
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).
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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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.
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.
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