Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5170 Laptop

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great laptop

POSTED BY: chuck , Vero Beach, Fl.
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

This is my first laptop and I am sorry that I did not start using this device sooner.

enjoying this laptop

POSTED BY: ronnieboy , Florida
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I m really enjoying this laptop; the time saving features are so beneficial & I am sure that I will find more as I become more familier with it.

yes its a very nice laptop.

POSTED BY: REESE , Memphis,Tn.
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I rate the Toshiba laptop five stars.

Excelent laptop

POSTED BY: Beba , Puerto Rico
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I like the laptop a lot but I have a suggestion. For us the people that have limited vision when there is not a lot of light I suggest that the keyboard should have a white or fair background. It is difficult to see the letters with a black background. The rest excellent. I like the applications.

2nd Toshiba laptop

POSTED BY: Flash gordon , Massena, NY
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

like everything about it but sad, that Norton ran out so soon...still have old model but battery will not charge but still liked everything about it

third toshiba and great product

POSTED BY: sonny , torrance,ca
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Purchased for my wife, her HP went south as did my other two 17inch HP laptops. My 17inch Toshiba is going on three yearrs now and runs just like the day purchased. Outstanding!

Love my Laptop....

POSTED BY: Butterfly , Montebello, CA
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Had a desk top for years and years, hard drive was going down, took forever to log in. I finally decided on a lap top and this was the best one for the price and functions. So happy I made this choice.

Hot Dog

POSTED BY: Caster1 , Burnsville, NC
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

What can I say? I am very pleased with my 2 Toshiba laptops. They also don't expect me to walk them twice a day!

third toshiba laptop

POSTED BY: dinky , hollywood,fl
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

This is the third Toshiba I have purchased, I also have my 12 year old which still works fine. I also have a four year old that works like new. I bought a different brand, in between that only lasted three years, no more! Only Toshiba from now on, I also have three Toshiba tv"s that are fantastic!

POSTED BY: Ev , Avon Park, Florida
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Excellent Laptop

POSTED BY: Rat , Mount Vernon, Indiana
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

This is the second Satellite laptop that I have purchased and used. Both have given excellent service. The battery life is improved with this one. The first unit still works well but is getting some age to it and has seen a lot of use. I don't know of a better value for this level of quality.

excellent for the occasional user

POSTED BY: chuck , louisiana
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

i find this laptop to be an excellent home machine. I use it to search topics , e mail contacts, monitor on line auctions and light record keeping. for the price i do not think it can be beat.

POSTED BY: nonewas easy , MO
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

was easy to use

laptop

POSTED BY: engineer , Tucson,AZ,USA
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Best price and value for a laptop

Good Value

POSTED BY: Sell324
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Simply put, this laptop gets 5 stars overall because it provides exactly what I was seeking and precisely what it promised...good value overall, adequate features, and excellent capacity & speed...all at a budget-minded price point. I am very pleased thus far.

Just what I needed.

POSTED BY: OldMan ThecnoPhobe , Spring Valley, Ca.
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

This laptop has everything I need in a basic laptop. I don't do any kind of work on it. I only use it to surf the web & read my Email. For the price (I bought it on sale) it is a very good laptop! The speed is good, the screen is good, the operating system is good, tho I had to get used to Windows 8. It only has the AMD E1, but its all I need!

Good Deal

POSTED BY: pete , Parkersburg,Wv
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Would be a very good deal if it had windows7 instead of windows8.

NO MORE DELLS FOR ME!

POSTED BY: Mr. Steno , Texas
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I am excited to share my enthusiasm and complete satisfaction with my Toshiba. Performance is great, and it handles all the work I need to do with several programs without any problems. I've just recently ordered another Toshiba with a bit more memory, though this one certainly meets my needs. I will never order another Dell!

laptop excellent,seller ???????????????

POSTED BY: ej , youngstown,OH
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Bought laptop was display model, when I got it home store had striped hard drive, and I had to pay store for set up

My 1st & proudest purchase of a laptop

POSTED BY: Thelma , Chattanooga,TN
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I am 75 years young and am getting interment help. I plan to use this for college courses. Education for fun which I chose not to do in my youth. I wish I could find simple directions for more applications? Maybe I just don't know where to look? I am very proud of this lap top. If you have any suggestions Please let me know!!!!!

Great laptop for the price

POSTED BY: tlc , Vancouver, WA
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I got this laptop to help with college courses. Although the windows page can be frustrating to navigate it has exceeded my expectations. This laptop is high quality for low budget money.

My New Laptop

POSTED BY: Brent , San Antonio, Texas
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I don't normally review products unless they are superior, which this machine truly is!! It is not only fast but very versatile & comes with more apps you can use than you can shake a stick at!! I bought one for my girlfriend to replace our first laptop when it died several years ago & it is still running as well as the day we got it!! So as my latest desktop slowly dies I proacted & got the latest Toshiba Satellite laptop & love it!!

Great Laptop

POSTED BY: BJG , Lake Charles, LA
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I love my Toshiba Satellite C55D_A5170 and I have already recommended that my boss check them out since he was in the market for a new personal laptop! It was everything that was advertised and more. I love the backup feature. It came pre-loaded with Windows 8.1 and that is a blessing since I do not get along with Windows 8 and went so far as to give my new Dell laptop last year to my grandson the week I got it. I find my Toshiba very easy to use and will probably stick with the brand from now on!

Great Laptop

POSTED BY: Dove33 , Buffalo, NY
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I love my Toshiba Satellite Laptop! I would recommend to my friends and family.

Good Machine

POSTED BY: Dicky , Thornburg,Va
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I use Toshiba products generally 1st, this is the 3rd laptop , other than being used to some of the features of the older machines this one is as good and user friendly as the others .The power cord could be on the other end would be better,for me. Windows 8 is a big blunder ,,might be more effective with touchscreen machines.

Great laptop

POSTED BY: Lione SDG , Brazil
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I bought mine in the US and brought it to Brazil, it works fine and I don't regret purchasing it, thank you toshiba for a great lap top. SDG

POSTED BY: n/a , Chicago, Il
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I love the fact that the numbers are on the side as well as the top of the laptop.

New Laptop

POSTED BY: Ruby , Henderson, Texas
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I have Lenovo laptop. It is two years old. I bought the Toshiba as a backup. I like it. However, it is slower than the Lenovo. It is taking time for me to get use to windows 8 on this laptop. Everything else is satisfactory on my new purchase.

Inexpensive Computer

POSTED BY: Scooby , Overland Park Ks
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I like Toshiba, having used the product for over eight years and that is why I bought this. This computer will be used for financial purposes and taxes because I have an Apple computer for other things. The only problem with this computer was the version of Windows 8.1 and I had to re-install that program. After that, the computer is quick and does what I want it to do.

Great for the money

POSTED BY: Walt , wisconsin
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Couldn't be happier.One of the best values out there.

not fully familiar yet

POSTED BY: minister , Lockport, NY
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I am new to Toshiba products at this point, but, for the few times I have used the laptop, it has been great. I look forward to future use and getting to know the features that were not on my previous computer.

New Toshiba laptop

POSTED BY: Cindy , Bakersfield, CA
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I like that this laptop is more lightweight than my old one. I chose Toshiba again because I was impressed with its durability. It even withstands heat in my apartment to 90 degrees.

Value Priced

POSTED BY: Daddy G , Jackson, MS
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Windows 8 took some getting use to. The Toshiba C55D-A5170 Laptop is a little slower than I would like, but it is value priced and love the battery life.

POSTED BY: becky , Tucson, AZ
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I'm still learning.

excellent laptop

POSTED BY: pepe
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

first laptop-im enjoying it!!!

POSTED BY: sling , akron, ohio
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

great value for money. like the keyboard. bought it for business. got my my daughter a Toshiba laptop for her high school graduation gift. she loves it!!! she is now set for college.

Awesome

POSTED BY: IndyQ , New Castle, IN
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

This is the second Toshiba laptop, I have owned! I find that it's one of the laptops around and user friendly!

laptop

POSTED BY: sweetie , shepherdstown, west virginia
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Still getting use to the laptop. Have not been able to fully navigate the way I can my desk top. Not familiar with the operating system that is being used.

I like the laptop,but not the windows 8

POSTED BY: Gma , MO
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I like the computer fine but sure not liking the windows 8 yet, so afraid of losing something cause I don't know how to use it and it is confusing right now, but hopefully not much longer and I will get it figured out.

Should've thought bigger

POSTED BY: TTTTom , Jesup, GA
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

This laptop does not have the umph to process standard web pages. The processor is too slow and the memory inadequate. It does have an astounding picture and the video display is also excellent. Streaming seems to keep up with whatever server so internet use has not been entirely eliminated.

laptop

POSTED BY: Greekdr , Denton, Tx
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

The machine is good, windows 8.1 is terrible and I wish I had chosen something else for an OS

great unit

POSTED BY: Chuito , Puerto Rico
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

my unit is very good and great price

Excellent value..!

POSTED BY: PSHAH , New Britain, CT
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Good hardware, questional software

POSTED BY: happy user , Burnaby, BC, Canada
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Hardware is great! Windows 8 and Toshiba software could use some work. Help support fromf Windows was poor. Toshiba help did not really answer most concerns. Bought a book and now everything is fine. Overall very satisfied with the purchase.

great value

POSTED BY: el jefe
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

For the cost, this is an excellent value. My biggest complaint has to be with the touch pad interactions with windows 8. Sometimes it randomly displays screens and other interactions that are not expected.

bad sound quality

POSTED BY: Jackbluee
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

The speakers are terrible. I think Toshiba made the big mistake by putting the speakers. They are not loud and not full. The sound is like the sound of Christmas cards. I love the designs of the computer. Everything else is good except the sound. I returned it.

Basic Laptop

POSTED BY: Lucy , Goldsboro, NC
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

The text is hard to read. Most blues appear light gray. Colors are not true, they appear much lighter. The battery life is not as long as it says. It is slow to react to touch. The scrolling feature is very choppy. It is easy to lose sight of the cursor. I don't enjoy using it as much as I'd hoped.

trouble after three weeks from new -win8.1

POSTED BY: Bud , NY
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

Had the last week of operation a total disaster as frozen cursor would occur within seconds of start-up! Toshiba's fix was to erase all the hard drive files and use windows recovery disc to reload system. Solved problem on my own by not erasing files but by using the system reset function to an earlier point in time! Apparently a weakness in Win 8.1???

It's alright

POSTED BY: Capone
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

I got the laptop and not even 2 weeks later it was running slow. I only downloaded 1 thing so reset it to factory. A month later had to reset again and apparently norton's not doing its job.I wouldn't get another Toshiba unless it was just a bad one. I don't know first time buying Toshiba but had ppl that bought and they're content.

Good laptop for the money

POSTED BY: the great one , Milwaukee WI
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

I bought this laptop for home use and so far so good. It is not a top of the line, but for the money I think it does a great job

POSTED BY: goldfrog2000 , Elko, NV
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

I had Toshiba some time ago and it worked fine. This is the second laptop I have had in a month and it does not like to shut off without unplugging and removing the battery. It has windows 8.1 and does not do the job like windows 7 and earlier opsys. Windows 8.1 seems to have been designed for touchscreen units. This one is not a touch screen.

Good for work

POSTED BY: Work computer , New Iberia, LA
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

It is good for word, excel, outlook & adobe. Not so good for AutoCad. I dislike windows 8 switching between programs while I am working the touch pad.

cheap laptop

POSTED BY: mikey , Chicago, Il.
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

Bought this for the kids. good practical machine, but slow.

iffy

POSTED BY: mackie , jackson, mi.
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

Keyboard is slow at times and then normal and then back to slow??? Erratic curser, tool bar on right of monitor is erratic. I am having so many problems with windows 8, that I am ready to give up on p.c. altogether.

Slow as a snail

POSTED BY: Twist , New Orleans, La.
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

Bought this laptop because of the price. Just wanted something to do email, internet, word and excel. I bought a extra 8 gigs of memory and its a small amount faster but I'm still not happy with it.

Frustratingly Slow

POSTED BY: GM in Training , MO
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

I purchased this computer to use while attending training for my job. It was a requirement to have a laptop and I purchased this on the spur of the moment. I really wish I had spent a little more $$ and gotten a better computer. It loads slowly, moves at the speed of a crippled centipede and then, topped with Windows 8, frustrates me and my limited abilities to the max.

You don't even get what you pay for

POSTED BY: Ollie , Minneapolis, MN
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

Doesn't seem powerful enough to be running Windows 8.1. Re-buffers about 10 minute in to youtube and netflix streaming. Internal speakers are horrible. Keyboard skips characters, especially when typing more than 40 wpm. Lots of pre-installed junk that can't be removed.

Poor Performer

POSTED BY: Bob
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

I expected better performance. It seems that anything you try to do uses up all of the processor. Tasks that ran on my Windows XP PC great take much longer with this PC.

Most disappointing laptop

POSTED BY: GG , Seguin, Tx
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

The only thing I like about this laptop is it's size and it's price. It runs slow, you provided no type of document programs, no free games like solitaire etc I hate the floating tiles. I can't get the type large enough on screen to be able to see with comfort because of vision problems. Either the processor or amount of ram is very small because it takes it forever to load internet sites and there are games on Facebook I can't even play.

Memory hog

POSTED BY: SE , Alaska
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

The problem is with the software programs Windows 8.1 and Internet Explorer are memory hogs. Upgraded from to 8 gigs, then late 12 gigs RAM and IE Freezes and crashes with only a few windows open. Adding more memory. My old system with Win 7 was far superior and less hassle!!!!

Could be great???

POSTED BY: GMAC , Tampa, Fl
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

Going from a desktop with Vista to anything with 8.1 with no instructions is confusing and irritating. If there's an easy door into this thing, I haven't had the time to look for it. It might be an easy step from 7 to 8 but it's a chasm from Vista to 8. Wish you had some more basic info. Thankfully, the old computer is still working. I would love some help with the new one..

Dont Buy It!!

POSTED BY: PYLON1 , Everett, WA
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

This computer came pre loaded with so much spyware it took hours to debug. The computer was so slow that it took me over 45 min to load Peachtree from the CD. Since then it has crashed 20 times just starting MS Excel. Printing to a network printer 1 - 12 page PDF Doc to 20 min. I hate this computer.

Not good

POSTED BY: Dottie , Texas
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

poor

POSTED BY: hh , houston
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

this is the worst product ever

worst Laptop ever

POSTED BY: Terry , Durham, NC
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

Drivers were out of date, when I started it up, and when I went to date them I was told there was a ricing fee

worse laptop I have owned

POSTED BY: Bobbie , El Reno OK
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

Slower than a turtle. Very frustrating

POSTED BY: Anita , Buffalo NY
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

Hate the new windows. Hard to navigate.

Cheap in price and performance

POSTED BY: Wolfgirl , Fort Worth TX
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

I preface this by saying I have used my last Toshiba Laptop for six years, it was a bottom end product but the performance was more than good enough for me. The C55D-A5170 is another story all together, it runs slower than my old computer, the display looks washed out and the last problem has more to do with Windows 8 than Toshiba, but I can't even play Facebook games without being booted out of the program every time I move the mouse wrong. Makes me wish my old Toshiba hadn't finally quit.

slow laptop

POSTED BY: j , usa
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

frustrating

Driving me crazy. Am using my old computer

POSTED BY: Frustrated , Toronto Canada
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

Please provide some easy to read material for people like me who are finding Windows 8 a royal pain. I will need someone to teach me the programme so I certainly have not saved any money by buying your product. Right now it is sitting in a cupboard and may never be used. Why can't you make a user friendly programme like Windows 7? I haven't met anyone who is enjoying Windows *.

Less expensive is not the best deal

POSTED BY: lv computers , Bis. ND
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

I purchased a low cost lap top because of the Toshiba brand. Not a good decision.

MSRP: $336.99

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  • Laptop summary
  • AMD Dual-Core E1-2100 Accelerated Processor
  • Windows 8.1
  • 4GB DDR3 1333MHz memory
  • AMD® Integrated Graphics
  • 500GB HDD (5400rpm, Serial ATA)
  • DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)

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