Toshiba Satellite C55-A-1N1 15.6-inch Laptop (Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, Windows 8.1) - Silver
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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 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.
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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The laptop comes packed with bloatware, so remove what you don't need and keep what you do.
I believe it also comes packed with some malware that are just annoying and not harmful, so run an anti-virus program (I suggest malwarebytes)
By default the sound on this laptop is damn awful, even with headphones, however this is only due to some toshiba sound altering software so all you have to do is open up the DTS sound program from the start screen and click the big power button in the program (not the laptop power button) although this may seemingly drown at the sound. Another thing to do to change the sound is to disable the surround, volume levelling and bass boost and and see how that goes.
The F5 key on the laptop turns the touchpad off, so if you ever find your touchpad not responding just hit F5 again and it should fix it.
Again by default you can't use the touchpad at the same time as the keyboard, however if you follow this quick youtube guide you will be able to fix that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WUitVkjCcQ
That is all, if you have have been looking for a new laptop to buy to replace your old one or whatever just buy this one, trust me.
Complaints: While generally I think this model, at this spec (8GB Memory, 1TB hard drive) is excellent value I did get annoyed with all the extra programmes or 'apps' added to Windows 8. I've had to remove most of them and this hasn't been easy in all cases. This isn't a major issue just a minor grumble. Secondly, the sound is poor quality very tinny (actually worse than my 7 year old laptop). This isn't an issue for me as I'll be using the computer for work and web browsing, but I wouldn't want to watch a film or listen to music on this. If sound quality is important for you, this isn't the machine for you.
So overall a very good value machine, I don't think you could get much better for under £550. For general everyday use it's a good replacement for a household PC.
I wanted black initially, but Silver was the only one for sale. Having recived it though, i like it. Don't be put off.
The software is all very easy to install (does it for you). The windows 8.1 is totally different from the windows 7 and before versions, but like anything else, you'll get used to it as you go along. I've had the laptop a few weeks now and i'm happy with windows 8.1.
I'm glad i paid the extra for the i5 processor over the i3 (about £70 more). I'm sure this laptop will last a fair while without needing to be replaced. If you can afford it, go for the i5.
I noticed some people are having issues with the speakers being 'tinny' (even when you plug in headphones) - initially, I had that problem too, but I found a fix...
In Windows 8...
1. Right click on the 'window' in the bottom left hand corner, select Control Panel.
2. Click 'Hardware and Sound'
3. Click 'IDT Audio Control Panel' - which will open the IDT Audio Control Panel
4. Click 'advance settings'.
5. Click Launch
6. Click ADVANCED
This brings up a little graphic equaliser window. Play with the settings on that and it should sort it out for you. Hope that helps.
it takes about 30sec to completely start
it isn't completely silent but almost. A bad point is the ventilation is located on the right side, so directly on your hand if you have a mouse
easy to look, anywhere around the screen
easy to write, but the space bar and the directions are too small
always a lot of Toshiba informations, who cares?
Programs installed: 1/5
Nothing is installed and the firewall is just a 30 days trials
Battery life:I don't know, I haven't tried
Recent games are working on it
Very bad sound, like a metallic or a toilet sound, even with a sound system
Windows 8.1: 2/5
I really prefer windows 7
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've had this laptop for over a year now, it has had no problems at all. It is very quick and can handle games very well due to it's good specs. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Stephen
very happy with this purchase.
Worried at first, but it has performed well.
this is buy far the worst laptop i have ever used.
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