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Toshiba Satellite C55-A5166 15.6" Notebook Computer (Satin Black)

B&H # TOC55A5166 Mfr # PSCF6U-0H6068
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Product Highlights
  • 2.4 GHz Intel Core i3-3110M Dual-Core
  • 4GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM
  • 500GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 15.6" TruBrite LED-Backlit Display
  • 1366 x 768 Native Resolution
  • SuperMulti DVD Burner
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Fast Ethernet
  • Built-in Webcam, Microphone, & Speakers
  • Windows 8.1

The Satellite C55-A5166 15.6" Notebook Computer from Toshiba features a satin black finish with a Trax Horizon design. The 15.6" TruBrite LED-backlit display has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1366 x 768 native resolution with native support for 720p HD content.

The system is powered by a dual-core 3rd generation Ivy Bridge 2.4 GHz Intel Core i3-3110M processor. It also has 4GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM, a 500GB 5400 rpm hard drive, a SuperMulti DVD burner, a multi-format media card reader, 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in stereo speakers with DTS Studio Sound technology.

Windows 8.1 is the installed operating system. Windows 8.1 improves the user experience of Windows 8 with several additions and changes. The Start button returns, but has two limited core functions. A left click will simply take you to the redesigned Start screen featuring tiles that update in real-time. A right click brings up an advanced menu where you can access the Device Manager, Control Panel and more. You will also be able to boot directly to the traditional desktop screen instead of the Windows 8.1 Start screen. Windows 8.1 provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.

Toshiba Satellite C55

Dual-Core 3rd-Gen Ivy Bridge Intel Core i3 Performance
The Toshiba Satellite C55 houses a 3rd-generation Ivy Bridge Intel Core i3-3110M processor. Its dual cores can reach a stock speed of 2.4 GHz. With a dedicated 3MB L3 cache, 4GB of DDR3 RAM and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, you'll be able to multitask between applications quickly and efficiently
15.6" TruBrite LED-Backlit Display
The 15.6" TruBrite widescreen display of the Toshiba Satellite C55 features LED backlighting, a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1366 x 768 native resolution, which can play 720p HD content natively without upscaling. The screen also features a glossy finish for vibrant color. You can also output video to an external display via the HDMI port
Stay Connected
The Toshiba Satellite C55 can connect to a home or public wireless network via 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi. If you require a more reliable Internet connection, you can utilize the 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet RJ-45 LAN jack
USB 3.0
USB 3.0 can provide data transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbps, which is 10 times faster than USB 2.0. USB 3.0 is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 as well
SuperMulti DVD Burner
The Toshiba Satellite C55 houses a SuperMulti DVD burner, which supports up to 11 disc formats, which are CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM

Windows 8.1

The Return of the Start Button
After many requests from Windows users, the Start button makes its triumphant return in Windows 8.1. While it may not be exactly the same as its predecessor in Windows 7, the Start button has two core functions. A left click on the Start button will take you to the Windows 8.1 Start screen featuring live tiles. A right click on the Start button brings up an advanced menu where you can access the Device Manager, Control, Network options and more
Boot Directly to the Desktop
Windows 8.1 gives you the choice of booting to the Windows 8 Start screen with live tiles or booting to the familiar desktop screen of Windows 7. Users can also boot directly into an app or app view if they choose to
The Redesigned Start Screen
Windows 8.1 introduces a new Start screen, which has all the information you need in one place. The traditional Windows desktop screen has been replaced with a tablet style design featuring tiles. Tiles are customizable as well as update in real time. News, weather forecasts, sports, contacts, apps and more are available for you to use. It's all right there on the Start screen
To the Cloud
With Windows 8.1, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history and browser favorites. You can also connect to services such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and more
Windows Store
In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps. For certain apps, you can try it out before you buy it so you can make sure you absolutely want an app before you spend your hard-earned money on it
Performance
Processor 2.4GHz Intel Core i3-3110M Dual-Core 3rd-Gen Ivy Bridge
Cache L3: 3MB
Memory Type: 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Installed: 4GB
Capacity: 16GB
Graphics Card Type: Integrated
Installed: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display
Type Widescreen
Size 15.6"
Backlight LED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Finish Glossy
Native Resolution 1366 x 768
Storage
Hard Drive Installed: 500GB 5400rpm
Type: SATA
Optical Drive SuperMulti DVD Burner
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 1x USB 3.0 (A)
2x USB 2.0 (A)
Display 1x HDMI
1x VGA
Audio Integrated Stereo Speakers
Integrated Microphone
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone Output
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Microphone Input
Flash Media Slot 1x SD
1x SDHC
1x SDXC
1x MiniSD
1x Micro SD
1x MMC
Communications
Network 10/100Mbps Ethernet (RJ-45)
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Webcam Yes
General
Operating System Windows 8.1 
Security Kensington Lock Slot
Keyboard Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
Features: Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device TouchPad with Multi-Touch Control
Battery 6-Cell Lithium-Ion  Providing up to 4 Hours per Charge (48Wh)
Power Requirements AC: 100-240 V AC, 50-60Hz
Consumption: 65W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 14.9 x 1.3 x 9.5" / 37.8 x 3.3 x 24.1 cm
Weight 5.3 lb / 2.40 kg
Toshiba Satellite C55-A5166 15.6" Notebook Computer (Satin Black)
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • 6-Cell Lithium Ion Battery
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    ToshibaSatellite C55-A5166 15.6" Notebook Computer (Satin Black)
     
    3.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (3)

    Cons

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        4.0

        Great machine - awful OS

        By Dan - D3

        from Brooklyn, NY

        About Me Value Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use

        Best Uses

        • Business Applications

        Comments about Toshiba Satellite C55-A5166 15.6" Notebook Computer (Satin Black):

        For our purposes, this machine is as good or better than it needs to be in all respects - e.g. processor speed, graphics & sound, and . However, Windows 8 is a terrible OS. Cell Phones have cell phone operating systems because of how they are used. Computers have their operating systems because of their uses. There should be distinctions between software based on the uses of the devices. No critique of B&H or of the Toshiba hardware, just of Microsoft's technological imperialism about Windows 8.

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        5.0

        Good value for the money

        By DMala

        from Planet Earth

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Toshiba Satellite C55-A5166 15.6" Notebook Computer (Satin Black):

            Runs just fine. I do not like Windows 8 but it is not the computer fault. Internet was extremely slow at first but I uninstalled Google Drive that came with the laptop and then it ran fine.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            1.0

            BE CAREFUL

            By Bill

            from Georgia

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use

              Best Uses

                Comments about Toshiba Satellite C55-A5166 15.6" Notebook Computer (Satin Black):

                I use a laptop in my work, NOT to play games on. The Toshiba is okay, I guess but Windows 8.1 is terrible. I've had it for two weeks and have yet to get an ounce of productivity out of it. MS requiring a user to learn an entirely new system/way of doing things is arrogant and pompous. I have three VERY expensive programs I use everyday, but can't with 8.1 because MS doesn't consider them compatible/worthy.

                My advice, unless computers are your life, not a means to an end, meaning if you depend on your computer to earn your living, stay away from anything using 8 or 8.1!

                I'm asking B&H if they'll take it back. If not, it'll go on the shelf and rot.

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                • Business

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                5.0

                So far so good

                By lunn

                from Tennessee

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy To Use
                • Fast

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • College
                  • High School
                  • School Assignments
                  • Surf internet
                  • Watch Movies
                  • Watch Videos

                  Comments about Toshiba Satellite C55-A5166 15.6" Notebook Computer (Satin Black):

                  Light weight, no start up problems, I did have to upgrade the installed video card. That was an online free upgrade. Otherwise its been problem free. Moves fairly quickly from site to site. Hvnt used the dvd drive yet. I purchased the Square Trade warraenty with this as I would receommend to everyone purchasing high dollar electronics.

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