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Toshiba Satellite C55

alaTest has collected and analyzed 452 reviews of Toshiba Satellite C55. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the battery and portability are generally positive. The screen and price also get good reviews, whereas there are some mixed views about the size. Some have doubts about the connectivity and keyboard.

usability, price, screen, portability, battery

performance, reliability, durability, keyboard, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Satellite C55 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Toshiba Satellite C55

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Toshiba Satellite C55 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the sound and portability. The performance and design are also mentioned favorably. Comments about the image quality and price are mixed.

usability, design, performance, portability, sound

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Satellite C55-1HN 15.6-inch Laptop (Intel Pentium 2020M 2.4 GHz Processor, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, Windows 8.1) - BlackToshiba Satellite C55-1HN 15.6-inch Laptop (Intel Pentium 2020M 2.4 GHz Processor, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, Windows 8.1) - Black

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba Satellite C55

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 321 user reviews of Toshiba Satellite C55 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the design and screen. The portability and usability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the reliability and performance. There are mixed opinions on the image quality and keyboard.

price, usability, portability, screen, design

performance, reliability

61% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5308 15.6-Inch Laptop (AMD E1-Series, 4GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive) Jet BlackToshiba Satellite C55D-B5308 15.6-Inch Laptop (AMD E1-Series, 4GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive) Jet Black

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Jeffrey T. (newegg.com)

Unexpeted Poor Performance

 

Mostly I want to comment on the speed of this machine. I am unable to start an RDP connection in a reasonable amount of time while running literally anything else. I am not commenting on the speed of the RDP connection once established, just the setup....

Plenty of USB ports ; Full number pad

Slow ; Missed keystrokes ; Glossy screen

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

good

 

Use a mouse for this product instead of the pad. A mouse is thousands of times more responsive. Cd drive works decently. Just a suggestion download movies and apps. Such as netflix, hulu, crackle, iTunes, EA origin, Steam, and microsofts version of the...

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 much more. This is a good laptop to start out...

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

May, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

good

 

Use a mouse for this product instead of the pad. A mouse is thousands of times more responsive. Cd drive works decently. Just a suggestion download movies and apps. Such as netflix, hulu, crackle, iTunes, EA origin, Steam, and microsofts version of the...

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 much more. This is a good laptop to start out...

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

May, 2015

Consumer review by: Bluetii (newegg.com)

Cheap but still upgradable!

 

My boy wanted to buy the HP Stream 13 for school work. I know the Stream is not upgradable at all. So we bought this. Upgraded the ram to 8 gb ddr3 1600 and threw in a 50 dollar 120 gb ssd. We loaded windows 7 on it and it is a beast. Thank you Toshiba

Slow Celeron and 2 gb ram but it is upgradable

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Not very happy

 

Should have spent a little more money on a faster laptop with more RAM

Good price, installation was very easy

DVD Drive doesn't read DVDs, only data CDs. The laptop is slow to do pretty much anything. I was hoping it would at least surf the net fast, but it's just plain slow

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Great Case

 

none. Cheap if you want slow performance

Warranty. My lcd screen developed dead pixels after 2 months.. After taking pics and sending them to toshiba support. They contacted me and said the limited warranty doesnt cover this repair. What a scam

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

TOSHIBA C55-B5299

 

none. Cheap if you want slow performance

Warranty. My lcd screen developed dead pixels after 2 months.. After taking pics and sending them to toshiba support. They contacted me and said the limited warranty doesnt cover this repair. What a scam

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Ben (newegg.com)

No DVD drive included

 

Took some getting use to on how to navagate Windows 8 As I was use to Windows 7 and XP until I purchased this Laptop.

Fast processing, good size LCD, light weight and the battery lasts for just over four hours. if I needed to purchase a replacement, I would buy this same model

There was no optical drive included but as the specs said this when I read them I knew that there was no optical drive before I purchased the Laptop

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Good value!

 

Got this for $230, great laptop for the value

none

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: Jason R. (newegg.com)

Spend your money on a better product

 

For a $250 dollar laptop it works, but I think you would be better off spending a bit more money for a better product.

Cheap, HDMI, runs decent for a Celeron with 2GB RAM

One RAM slot, the whole bottom has to come off to add more RAM, tried to upgrade to 4GB but could not find compatable RAM locally and will have to special order, and most of all; No Optical Drive, nor is an internal one available on Toshiba's website

Jul, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:DTS Sound / HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.37 / 3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45 / 65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:313 / 650
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:756
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 756
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Number of hot keys:10
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 1574803.1
Non-operating shock:60
Non-operating vibration:1
Operating altitude:0 - 393700.8
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 90
Operating shock:10
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Operating vibration:0.5
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:16
CD-RW write speed:16
Disc types supported:CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:6
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:DTS Sound / HD

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.37 / 3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45 / 65

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):25
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
L3 cache:3
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 4
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-3120M / N2820
Processor boost frequency:2.39
Processor cache:1 / 3
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Bay Trail / Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:2.13 / 2.5
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:I3-3120M / N2820
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor N2000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1170
Processor threads:2 / 4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4.5
Stepping:B3
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 7.5
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:71465 / 79052
Processor code:SR1SG
Processor package size:25 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes

Software

Bundled software:TOSHIBA App Place® \nTOSHIBA BookPlace™ \nTOSHIBA eco Utility™ \nTOSHIBA HDD Protection \nTOSHIBA HW Setup Utility \nTOSHIBA Media Player \nTOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator \nTOSHIBA Service Station \nTOSHIBA Start \nTOSHIBA Resolution+\nTOSHIBA Video Player
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8 / Windows 8.1
Trial software:Norton™ Internet Security, Norton™ Online Backup, Norton™ Anti-Theft™, Microsoft® Office 36 / Office 365, Norton Anti-Theft, Norton Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:500 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.53
Height (front):1.12 / 1.27
Height (rear):1.31 / 1.39
Weight:5.29 / 5.4
Width:15