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Toshiba Satellite C55-A-1UC 15.6-inch Laptop (Intel Core i3-4000M 2.4 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, Windows 8.1) - Silver

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Intel Core i3-4000M
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Style Name: Intel Core i3-4000M
Technical Details
Item Weight2.3 Kg
Product Dimensions42.6 x 36 x 7.2 cm
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Item model numberC55-A-1UC
SeriesSatellite C55-A-1UC
Form FactorPortable
Screen Size15.6 inches
Processor BrandIntel
Processor TypeCore i3
Processor Speed2.4 GHz
Processor Count2
RAM Size8 GB
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Size1000 GB
Hard Disk TechnologyHDD
Graphics Card DescriptionIntel HD
Graphics RAM TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Voltage240 volts
Operating SystemWindows 8
Lithium Battery Energy Content48 watt_hours
Lithium Battery Packagingbatteries_packed_with_equipment
Lithium Battery Weight320 Grams
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 41,763 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.1 Kg
Date First Available9 Jan. 2014

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Style Name:Intel Core i3-4000M

Product Description

The Toshiba Satellite C55 has a smart gloss finish
The Toshiba Satellite C55 comes with an attractive gloss finish in a choice of silver, black or white. Click here to view a larger image.

Toshiba Satellite C55 -- Feature-rich Value and Colour

The Satellite C55 series offers great value and great quality for everyday computing and features a 39.6cm (15.6") display. It is available in a choice of silver, black or white gloss finishes with a tiled keyboard and integrated numeric keypad for added convenience and ease of use. Extensive connectivity is included with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and HDMI port.

Streamlined Design

The Satellite C55 features a streamlined 'U'-shaped design in a choice of silver, black or white gloss finishes with tiled keyboard. Underneath, you'll find spacious storage and fast memory to give you performance worthy of this striking design.

Picture Perfect

The 39.6cm (15.6") TruBrite HD screen with LED backlighting, displays high definition videos, games and photographs with pin sharp clarity and vivid colours. These images are driven by an efficient Intel processor, along with fast RAM and a spacious hard drive -- perfect for storing all your favourite movies and music.

DTS Sound
DTS Sound comes with TruBass technology, helping you to get deeper, richer bass sounds from your speakers. Click here to view a larger image.
Tiled Keyboard with Numeric Keypad

The Toshiba Satellite C55 comes with a spacious full-size tiled keyboard with numeric keypad. This is ideal for applications such as spreadsheets, and will ensure that typing on the C55 is always a comfortable experience, wherever you are.

High Quality Audio with DTS Sound

The integrated stereo speakers are positioned below the screen and combine with DTS Sound audio suite to ensure that music or movie soundtracks can be enjoyed at their best. DTS Sound includes a sound enrichment suite that boosts volume, enhances bass and improves definition. Enjoy immersive audio complete with deep, rich bass and crystal clear dialogue. DTS Sound also delivers high-frequency definition for crisp detail in any listening environment, ensuring users a premium and natural entertainment experience whether you are using the laptop speakers or headphones.

The full-sized keyboard and numeric keypad help to make typing a comfortable experience.
The large multi-gesture touchpad echoes the colour and design of the laptop itself. Click here to view a larger image.

Easy to Use

Toshiba laptops come with a range of features and connectivity options that enhance your user experience. Toshiba laptops feature a full range of connectivity options, including an SD card reader, USB 2.0/3.0 ports, and a HDMI slot so you can connect to your HDTV.

Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 has been reimagined to be all about you. Put what matters most right on your Start screen, and get instant access to your people, apps, sites and more, so you can spend less time searching and more time doing. The intuitive, fast, and fluid design of Windows 8.1 is perfect for Toshiba laptops, thin and light Ultrabooks, convertible touch-screen Ultrabooks and all-in-one PCs.

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 for Fast Connections
See some of the features of the Toshiba Satellite C55 laptop
See some of the features of the Toshiba Satellite C55 laptop. Click here to view a larger image.

By connecting to a compatible USB 3.0 device, such as an external drive, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 can offer up to 10 times faster transfer rates than the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 standard. This means that files and folders that took hours to transfer just take minutes, and you can move whole albums to and from your laptop in just a few seconds, saving you time and making your media much more portable. Just imagine -- you can move a feature-length movie to a portable drive in just a few minutes, ready to take to a friend's house and watch on the big screen.

HDMI for HD Entertainment

The Toshiba Satellite C55 has an integrated HDMI port for added convenience and enhanced usability. You can connect your laptop to an external device and stream high definition content. When using HDMI, audio and visual content are streamed through a single cable, removing the need for multiple connections. You only need one cable, making connecting your laptop easier and tidier.

See some of the features of the Toshiba Satellite C55 laptop
See some of the features of the Toshiba Satellite C55 laptop. Click here to view a larger image.
Integrated Web Camera

The Satellite C55 features an integrated HD web camera. The camera and microphone let you see and hear your contacts online, and can take still pictures, video clips and audio notes. With Toshiba's integrated webcam communication is made easy -- network with friends and family from the comfort of your own home.

The full-sized keyboard and numeric keypad help to make typing a comfortable experience.
The chassis design includes an attractive U-shaped design and a highlighted power button. Click here to view a larger image.
Multi-touch Functionality

The Satellite C55's touchpad features multi-touch gesture support, providing an innovative alternative to conventional scrolling and buttons. The touchpad features an advanced, touch-sensitive interface solution that senses the position of a finger or fingers on its surface and recognises pinching, swiping, and rotating motions performed by simply moving your fingers.

DVD SuperMulti Drive

View all your movies, use your laptop as a multi-purpose entertainment system and create your own CDs and DVDs with the built-in DVD SuperMulti drive. Not only does it provide great viewing, but the integrated speakers also offer optimum sound quality-perfect for when watching all your favourite movies.

Software Essentials

You'll get everything you need to get moving straight away. A one-month free trial of Microsoft Office 365 is pre-installed whilst the McAfee Internet Security free trial instantly detects and blocks viruses, including stopping web threats before they are downloaded to your PC. Skype is also included for face to face video calls and phone calls to both other Skype users and ordinary phones. Toshiba laptop owners can also sign up for a 2 month free trial of the Telegraph Digital Pack which includes Telegraph for Windows, unlimited telegraph.co.uk access, Telegraph mobile apps and more.

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Style Name: Intel Pentium 2020M Verified Purchase
Bought this for my wife to replacing an ageing Dell laptop at xmas. She was very pleased with it. It has a great piano black highly shiny surface that looks great. The screen is very vibrant and is great for movies too. The only downside has been the Fisher Price style OS installed (Windows 8) and whilst Windows 8.1 update tries to give you back some of that old Windows 7 style, it just wasn't what we were looking for, so still having a copy of Win 7 I decided to wipe it and install that instead... and I'm so happy I did.

The laptop seems to me and my wife to run much faster under 7 than 8.1

It comes with a hard disk that even I would take some time to fill (1TB -- my apple macbook air has only 256GB) and the CPU and memory are more than sufficiently fast for browsing the web, office documents or watching movies on the plane. Battery life is pleasantly surprising as I noticed one day using it for almost 5 hours unplugged without even noticing my power supply was unplugged.

My wife loves the keyboard with number pad too since small keyboards can make your fingers hurt a bit after a while, and number pads make crunching the numbers so much easier. All in all a very tidy laptop and a decent price, very impressed.
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Style Name: Intel Core i3-4000M
tl;dr Even though the laptop has been discontinued by Toshiba, it is great value for money in terms of the features and specifications that it offers. However, it doesn't have a great screen and it's quite thick and heavy.
If you have any questions about it that I haven't answered in this lengthy review, then please feel free to ask.

Prerequisite: This review was made on the Intel Core i3-4000M version using the latest software, drivers and BIOS at the time of review.

Good points:
Fast and battery efficient CPU and GPU
Plenty of high speed RAM
Fast start-up and shutdown times
Good battery life
Quick charge times
Sturdy build quality
Well laid out and easy to type keyboard
Modern Bluetooth adapter
HDMI out port
Fast USB 3.0 port
Quiet fan (very quiet)
Stays relatively cool under a heavy load

Bad points:
Low resolution screen (1366 x 768)
High gloss plastic attracts dust
No dual band Wi-Fi
No Gigabit Ethernet port
Poor sound quality
Low resolution webcam
Low quality audio recording
Toshiba pre-installed bloatware
Quite thick and heavy

Now for a more in-depth review which I'll separate into sections:

The Intel core i3-4000M processor is Intel's 4th generation of processors which is able to complete tasks very quickly and has handled everything that I've thrown at it. Web browsing is smooth and fast, using multimedia applications, watching videos, listening to audio is very pleasant with no stutters or slowdowns. Any standard graphical tasks are no problem for the laptop and it can even play some games at low settings. For example I've been able to play F1 2013 on low-medium settings averaging at 37 fps, which is acceptable.
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Style Name: Intel Pentium 2020M Verified Purchase
Only 4 stars since I have only had it today. Moved to review because it is so smooth. Arrived a day early (it took 3 days standard delivery) and parcelled well. Starting up, and using functions within 5 minutes. Absolute breeze.

Best things:
Connections (USB3 etc)
Some Tosh software - I like the sound adjustments and the monitoring/eco stuff
Extremely easy to get going
Everything works
Got all my standard downloads done each in seconds (this is processor/architecture/8gb RAM/1 terabyte HDD combining to install (e.g.) Free AVG (uninstalled the bundled McAfee - cos I have used AVG for 10 years with no trouble)/CCleaner/Kingsoft (why buy Office?) all within an hour and mostly taking seconds to download and install.

Nearly bad things:
W8 is not everyone's cuppa. It is because we are not used to it, but I had had some practice on my phone. Once experienced it will be fine, I think.
The near 'trap' of pushing Office - a Windows thing not Toshiba's fault.
Too shiny - did I really say that?
Pentium inside sticker slightly askew.

Had use of several Tosh satellites before (Mrs/work etc)and cannot fault them.

This laptop is severely good value at £386 delivered.

Hopefully it lasts another day!

UPDATE 2 months on
Still cannot fault this machine. Like the key spacing. Comfortably capable. Got many programmes open and 9 or 10 internet tabs. Nothing phases it. Beginning to warm to Windows 8.1.

UPDATE 2 months and 10 minutes on - forgot to say it is quiet. Very quiet. Added the 5th star.
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Style Name: Intel Core i3-4000M Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
Something of an initial review, as I have not had the item that long, but enough to give some details.
Out of the box, very nice and easy to use, and to set up
And do yourself a favour, my laptop came with Windows 8 installed and an option to upgrade to 8.1 - DO THAT FROM THE MAIN SCREEN before you spend hours personalizing the machine, and need a redo after the 8.1 install.
OK, back to basics.
NICE keyboard, maybe a personal observation but it's one of the nicest I used.
Very clear screen, easy and intuitive mouse pad, nice webcam, and even the installed software isn't too bad.
A little word of advice here about the included Microsoft Office products, they are short term "demo's" only, they will require a licence key to activate fully.
If this machine is for a student, shell out the extra and buy the licence, if that's not an option for you, go to Control Panel/Programs?Uninstall a program and get rid of it, and then go to openoffice.org for the next best thing (and it's free).
8GB of RAM and 1TBB hard drive should be enough for ANYONE for normal laptop, school, or office work, it's very fast.
Chip set is more than capable, this isn't a graphics powerhouse, but then again it isn't supposed not be, especially at this price.
AV installed is McAfee, I'm not getting into the whole AV debate, keep it or replace it, I actually upgraded mine to three years with the existing McAfee, will probably mean less conflict issues down the line, and was reasonably priced.
DVD drive is nice, as is the HDMI out and USB 3.0 for those with compatible add ons, or AV needs.
Another thing to note is the extremely quiet fan, the unit does get warm, and I would recommend a cooling pad if you have one.
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