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Toshiba Satellite C55-A 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Jan 2014
Processor Cores Processor Family Processor Frequency Internal Memory Release Date
The Satellite C55 features a new streamlined design in a choice of black, white or sliver gloss finishes with tiled keyboard. The 39.6cm (15.6 ) TruBrite HD screen with LED backlighting, displays... More
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Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Toshiba is one of the superior laptop brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Toshiba also has good reviews for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of laptops of this age and spec range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. The Satellite C55-A has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, however the Satellite C55-A has 16 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slots Version

At 3, the Satellite C55-A has a quite new PCI Express slots version compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite C55-A the PCI Express slots versions range from 2 to 3.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite C55-A have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,150 megahertz, the Satellite C55-A has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

At 2.5 gigahertz, the Satellite C55-A has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite C55-A. The average processor frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C55-A is 2.1GHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Satellite C55-A supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also 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 across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite C55-A.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Has a Front Camera

The Satellite C55-A has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite C55-A.

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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 typical of many laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops of this spec and age is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite C55-A has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 2,048 megabytes, the Satellite C55-A has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of a similar age and type to the Satellite C55-A the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB.

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11 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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

The Toshiba Satellite C55-A is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity notebook PC.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The shortest battery life (max) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Satellite C55-A is 2h, the longest is 5,200h, and the average battery life (max) is 31h. The Satellite C55-A has one of the shorter battery life (max)s (only 4.5 hours) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Satellite C55-A does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C55-A also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec 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 notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Slow Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)

At only 150 megabits per second, the Toshiba Satellite C55-A has a fairly slow wi-Fi data rate (max) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C55-A. The wi-Fi data rate (max)s of laptops of a similar age and type to the Satellite C55-A range from 150 Mbit/s to 870 Mbit/s.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C55-A have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Satellite C55-A which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Satellite C55-A, the Satellite C55-A does not have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The lowest front camera resolution (numeric) of notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 0.3MP and the highest is 1,300MP. At only 0.9 megapixels, the Toshiba Satellite C55-A has a quite low front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite C55-A.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite C55-A

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this medium processor cores notebook PC was released.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Satellite C55-A has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite C55-A has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the Satellite C55-A has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Satellite C55-A.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite C55-A has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C55-A.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
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)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
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
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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 Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
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® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT 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
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
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® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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 Life (max)
Battery Technology
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Mouse Included
Bag Included
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Formats
Pouch

Expert Reviews

(1)

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

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 1 August 2014 by Amnorwood
Amnorwood would recommend the Toshiba Satellite C55-A

The laptop is really nice quality. It runs quiet, easy to use, and navigate. The mouse is a little sensitive when dragging fast , causing you to back log to your most recent page which is... Read more…

Good for Microsoft office, and indie gaming. Plays counter strike global offensive at 80 fps, minecraft 60 fps. If your streaming on it get something more powerful. Good for presentation designing and
Plenty of USB ports
Full number pad
The package was in a box
The customer service of Newegg. com supersedes any expectations of any other company I have dealt with. They are very fast in responding to any concerns or questions I had regarding this product
Mouse pad feels like it's going to fall off. Mousepad button once did. CD drive feels a bit low build quality. CPU cooler and the power supply scream. The laptop can get loud for 60 of the time
Slow
Missed keystrokes
Glossy screen
The package was not packaged securely. It was only packaged with a small amount of paper so the laptop inside was constantly shifted around. I am unsure if the product was in good shape or not as I se

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c55a1p, c55a1m, c55a1p6, c55a1mw, c55a1q2, c55a1pl, c55a1pz, c55a1n4, c55a1q3, toshiba i54200, toshiba c55a1n4, toshiba i54200m
Barcodes 04051528105353, 04051528105377, 04051528105667, 04051528105797, 04051528105803, 04051528109351, 04051528117899

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