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Toshiba Satellite C55-A-1D5


Toshiba Satellite C55-A-1D5
Toshiba Satellite C55-A-1D5
Intel Core i5-3230M 2 x 2.6 - 3.2 GHz, Ivy Bridge
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M - 2048 MB VRAM, Core: 1033 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, nvlddmkm (ForceWare 311.41)/Win8 64, Intel HD Graphics 4000
4 GB 
, DDR3, 1600 MHz, single-channel, one memory bank occupied
15.60 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, LG Philips LP156WH4-TLN, TN LED, glossy: yes
Intel HM76 (Panther Point)
Toshiba MQ01ABF050, 500 GB 
Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 1 headphone, 1 microphone (small jack, analog), Card Reader: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Atheros L1C PCI-E Ethernet Controller (10/100MBit/s), Realtek RTL8188E Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
height x width x depth (in mm): 33.4 x 380 x 242 ( = 1.31 x 14.96 x 9.53 in)
48 Wh Lithium-Ion, TKBSSG71C000FT110, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 3.5 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 64 Bit
Webcam: 0,9 MP
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, underside, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, power supply, quick start guide, McAffe Internet Security Suite trial, Toshiba Videoplayer, Toshiba Places, Skitch Touch, Fresh Paint, Toshiba Media Player, Doodle God, 12 Months Warranty
2.3 kg ( = 81.13 oz / 5.07 pounds), Power Supply: 300 g ( = 10.58 oz / 0.66 pounds)
610 Euro



Average Score: 68.67% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 79%, features: 65%, display: 69% mobility: 56%, workmanship: 64%, ergonomy: 65%, emissions: 83%

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite C55-A-1D5

76% Review Toshiba Satellite C55-A-1D5 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Short-winded. There are many affordable multimedia laptops that even manage up-to-date games in medium to high settings for around 600 Euros (~$813). Toshiba's Satellite C55-A-1D5 is no exception. However, it exhibits shortcomings in ergonomics, build and, above all, battery runtime.
70% Toshiba Satellite C55-A-12U review
Source: Trusted Reviews English version
This is a cheap and cheerful laptop that's fast but with a short battery life. It has a few too many flaws to recommend it outright, but don't rule it out as a cheap student or family laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 70% features: 60% display: 60% mobility: 40% workmanship: 60% emissions: 80%

Foreign Reviews

60% Toshiba Satellite C55-A-1D5
Source: PC News - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%



At first glance, the Toshiba Satellite C55-A-1D5 looks like a great deal. Despite its budget friendly price, its powered by an Intel Core i5-3230M 2.6 GHz processor with 8GB RAM, and equipped with a 1 TB 5400 rpm hard drive. One thing that remains firmly on the cheap side is the build quality. The white plastics body definitely does not give the Toshiba Satellite C55-A-1D5 a premium feel. However, it seems like a well made device. With a 15.6 inch screen and weighing in at 2.3 kg, it is not the most portable device. The 1366x768 resolution screen lacks definition and washes out colors. The viewing angles are decent enough.

In light of the hardware included, the performance is pretty great and it will get through moderate and light tasks well enough. It also handles multitasking decently. Surprisingly, it handles intensive games in its native resolution well, making this a great all-round device. The battery life is dismal, but the Toshiba Satellite C55-A-1D5 does not seem to be built to be very portable, most users should expect to spend a majority of their time using this machine while plugged in. Overall, despite disappointing screen and battery life, this is a great budget machine at a great price. Unfortunately there are better options out there in the same price range.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M: Mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GT 700M series. Based on the Kepler architecture and manufactured by TSMC in a 28nm process.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

3230M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, includes HD 4000 GPU, core clock 2.6 - 3.2 GHz» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a Japanese conglomerate or technology group. The company was established in 1939 and in 1978 Toshiba became the official company name. The company's products and services include power, industrial and social infrastructure systems, elevators and escalators, electronic components, semiconductors, hard drives, printers, batteries, lighting, logistics and information technology. Toshiba was one of the largest manufacturers of personal computers, consumer electronics, home appliances and medical equipment.

68.67%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2013-09-18 (Update: 2013-09-18)