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Toshiba S55 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 12GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 12GB Aug 2015
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User Reviews Are Average

This notebook PC has an average user rating of 79 out of 100 based on 14 user reviews.

Toshiba Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

On average Toshiba medium processor cores notebook PCs have good ratings compared to other brands as do all portable PCs manufactured by Toshiba.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the S55 is 1GB, the biggest is 4GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.2GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba S55 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the S55.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the S55 have total storage capacitys of between 32GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Toshiba S55 has one of the bigger total storage capacitys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

We compared all the other 1TB total storage capacity portable PCs to this laptop and we think the HP Pavilion 17-g130nr, the DELL Inspiron 15, and the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite L50-C (1TB), or the HP 17-g108na (2TB) which is also higher rated.

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Very Big Internal Memory

Portable PCs of a similar type and age to the S55 have internal memorys of between 2GB and 16GB. When compared to other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the S55, the Toshiba S55's internal memory of 12 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

Alternative 12GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the T450, or the ThinkPad T450 both from Lenovo or the Fujitsu LifeBook S935.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 (16GB) which is also higher rated.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba S55 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Toshiba S55 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs that are a comparable age to the S55.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across comparable types of notebook PC.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Toshiba S55 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most portable PCs of this spec and age. The best processor family of all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the S55 is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba S55 has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the S55.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus X550CA, the Toshiba R30, and the Lenovo T550 is also worth considering.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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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 frequently found wi-Fi standards on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and spec, the maximum internal memory of the Toshiba S55 of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the S55 the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The Toshiba S55 supports a better bluetooth version than most comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than a year. This Toshiba laptop supports a 4.1 bluetooth version, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it support a 4 bluetooth version.

A 4.1 bluetooth version is in fact the best supported bluetooth version across all laptops of a similar spec and age to the S55.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported bluetooth version is 4.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the S55 range from 1GB to 4.1GB. When compared to other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the S55 that we have checked, the discrete graphics adapter memory of the Toshiba S55 of 4,096 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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Very Small Non-Operating Vibration

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year the non-operating vibrations range from 1G to 160G, and the average non-operating vibration is 2.9G. At only 1 gravity, the Toshiba S55 has a quite small non-operating vibration compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the S55.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year is 3.1MB, and the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB. At 4 megabytes, the Toshiba S55 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the S55.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Small Non-Operating Shock

With a non-operating shock of only 60 gravity, the Toshiba S55 has one of the smaller non-operating shocks amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The average non-operating shock of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the S55 is 150G.

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8 Reasons Against

Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This laptop has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba S55 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the S55 do have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might want to look at including the Aspire S7-393, or the Aspire VN7-571G both from Acer or the Asus X550CA which is also higher rated.

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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 have been around for around the same time as 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.

We compared all the other laptops that have an HDD storage media to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the X250, and the G70-80 both from Lenovo or the Asus X550CA is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the EliteBook 820 G2 (SSD), or the Probook 650 G1 (SSD) both from HP or the Fujitsu LifeBook S904 (SSD) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Toshiba S55 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago also do not have a touchscreen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touchscreen to this notebook PC and we think the Fujitsu LifeBook S904, the DELL Latitude 12 E7250, or the Toshiba Z30t which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Very Slow CD-RW Read Speed

The average CD-RW read speed of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the S55 is 21x. The Toshiba S55 has one of the slower CD-RW read speeds (only 16 CD-speeds) amongst laptops of this age.

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Quite Slow DVD-RW Read Speed

The slowest DVD-RW read speed of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year is 4x, the fastest is 8x, and the average DVD-RW read speed is 7.1x. With a DVD-RW read speed of only 6 CD-speeds, the Toshiba S55 has one of the slower DVD-RW read speeds amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Small Operating Shock

The Toshiba S55 has a quite small operating shock (only 10 gravity) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the S55. Similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the S55 have operating shocks of between 0.66G and 130G, and the average operating shock is 75G.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

With an operating vibration of only 0.5 gravity, the Toshiba S55 has a quite small operating vibration compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The average operating vibration of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the S55 is 1.5G, and the operating vibrations range from 0.5G to 110G.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba S55

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Toshiba released the S55.

Average Processor Frequency

The Toshiba S55 has a relatively standard processor frequency (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the S55.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2.4GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including the B50-80, or the Z51-70 both from Lenovo or the Toshiba S55 which has better reviews.

If this notebook PC processor frequency is too slow for you then you might want to look at the X555UB (2.5GHz), or the UX303UB (2.5GHz) both from Asus or the Lenovo Z510 (2.5GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Toshiba S55 has a pretty standard display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the S55.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 15.6" laptops and we think the Asus X550CA, and the Acer Aspire VN7 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Laptops with a bigger display diagonal that might also be worth considering include the Toshiba L75 (17.3" and higher rated), the MSI GP72 2QD (17.3" and higher rated), or the Lenovo Z70-80 (17.3" and higher rated).

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Toshiba S55 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the S55.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2.2kg heavy laptops currently available including the Inspiron 15 7000, or the Latitude 3540 both from DELL or the Toshiba S55 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
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
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Maximum Resolution
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 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
DVD-RAM Read Speed
DVD+RW Read Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD+R Read Speed
DVD-RW Read Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD-R Read Speed
CD-RW Read Speed
CD-R Read Speed
CD Read Speed
Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
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
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
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
HDD Recovery
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
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)

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers s55c5262, s55c5214, s55c5274, s55c5214s, toshiba s55, toshiba s55t, toshiba i75500, toshiba i75500u
Barcodes 00766653303034, 00766653303126, 00889661015048, 00889661015185, 00889661127529

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