Toshiba Satellite C55-A5100 Laptop

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Pleased with purchase

POSTED BY: Bert , Boynton Beach FL
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

This was my first Toshiba equipment, and I am pleased with the quality of the unit. Have not used a lap top for a number of year's. While I understand that the I-3 processer is a dual processer, it is running just as fast as my old Desk Top with an Inter quad processer that is 5 years old. I think that I made a good decision in this purchase.

Openion of the Toshiba C55-A5100

POSTED BY: N/A , Greensboro, NC
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

First, I have to admit that the C55-A100 is THE MOST POWERFUL laptop I have ever owned. The hard drive has more space than I will ever use. The Pentium I3 chip at 2.5 gigahertz is the fastest and the 6 gig of ram a decided improvement. The acquisition was a snap decision, that I will not regret. The bad things in general are two. First The Toshiba Player for DVDs and web streaming is not upto Toshiba's usual standard. The sound is a bit tinny and the audio/ visual synchronization can be a bit TOO MUCH apart. (Hopefully, this is fixable.# The second and BIGGEST problem, unfortunately is not of Toshiba's doing. It is the operating system; WINDOWS 8.1. #Unfortunately, Toshiba was stuck with this.# The c55-A100 is the third Toshiba I have owned. I look forward to having another, #But, WITHOUT WINDOWS 8.1 !)

Great but speakers not very good

POSTED BY: lkengla , South Jordan, UT
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I love this laptop! It does everything I want it to and more. Except for the speaker quality. The sound from this laptop sounds like it has way too much treble, therefore sounds cheap. In every other way it is wonderful though.

My second Toshiba.

POSTED BY: fossil , Wilmington, DE
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

This is my second Toshiba in five years. I purchased this one this one because I wanted a larger screen. I gave my older Toshiba to my grandson. Both laptops are excellent products.

great computer.....except

POSTED BY: grandma , cleveland ohio
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

The speakers sound like a tin can and I cannot adjust anywhere to add bass or make it sound good. My old notebook had better sound than this. Other than that, I am very happy with my computer, the size, weight, picture quality and overall , good.

Third Toshiba Laptop

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

Have been using the laptop for about 2 wks. Like the laptop and some of the new features in windows 8; however, I am having a few glitches with windows 8 and/or my internet connection. Feel certain that the pc is operating well. Price and reliability are what sold me on the brand name.

Better than my old Compaq laptop

POSTED BY: Veronica , Houston, TX
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

This computer took some getting used to because my Compaq did not have everything at your finger tips like this one. The Toshiba has everything at your fingertips. The computer is good for all ages.

Toshiba lover

POSTED BY: Princess Di , NY
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

My first Laptop was a Toshiba. I bought it in 2005 and did not have to do any repairs on in until 2014. Got good use out of it and I knew that I was going to stick to the brand. Love it.

Average

POSTED BY: travisa29 , Lewistown PA
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I would like to see more programs on this and not programs that have little use on them. Like this has no word software and the notepad it has doesn't have correction. Then you are forced to buy the programs that you need when they came loaded on a lot of win 7 PC and on a lot of the other PC i had they had good word programs and template programs for things this has none of them so you must buy word. You can not even open Microsoft works with the internet program because there is nothing loaded on here strong enough to open anything like this.

Completely Satisfied

POSTED BY: The Classic Car Guy , Seminole, FL
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I have an eBay store and need a computer that is both fast and trouble free. So far this laptop has exceeded all my expectations. I have also used their support team and had no problem, although I wish it was moved to the United States so they were easier to understand. Overall though, very satisfied.

Great value overall

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

This laptop was a great overall value for the money. It's the beast "bang for your buck" laptop I found. It was at least $50 - $100 cheaper than comparable laptops from HP, Dell, or Sony with similar specs and features. It's certainly not a high end or high performance machine but those laptops cost more than double what I paid for my C55.

Great value

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

It is a great buy. It is a budget friendly computer. It offers a lot for a reasonable price. Great for students!

Awesome Laptop

POSTED BY: Dell Girl , R.T.P., NC
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I had no idea that Toshiba computers were this nice. I have used Dell computers for many years and never considered even trying anything else. When I saw the Toshiba Satellite Laptop I was impressed with the special features, screen size, keyboard and resolution. I admit it is taking me some time to get accustomed to the operational features but overall I am very impressed with my laptop and highly recommend the Toshiba Satellite Laptop. It is awesome!

The only problem I am having ...

POSTED BY: Walks , Winter Have, FL
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

The only problem I am having with this computer is that it has Windows 8.1 on it. This has to be the worst Windows program ever created. As for the Toshiba laptop itself I love it's performance. It is a great laptop.

NICE FOR THE PRICE

POSTED BY: Woollybull , Ridgefield, Wa.
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

This laptop is fast, has had no issues, battery life is good & cost less than I could believe.

trouble

POSTED BY: kenny , montgomery, ny
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

We bought a new toshiba and have difficulty at times shtting down and watching you tube. The computer takse a long time to shut off and we can hear the video but not see it. We have spoke with the geek squad by phone and in store our wireless connection is fine. They fix it and then we go home and it happens again.also new windows is difficult to use

Really good laptop!

POSTED BY: purplelizard , Decatur, Indiana
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

It is much faster than my old laptop.

wish there were more like this laptop

POSTED BY: Awsomecool , Los Angeles, CA
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

this laptop is fast, could use multiple thing at the same time, wouldn't freeze, and it allows me to play newer games then with out any lag. must get this computer

Outstanding machine

POSTED BY: Marianne , Newark, DE
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

We purchased two of these laptops because my husband desperately needed to update his notebook and I my laptop. We were in the market for something akin to what I had been using (ASUS) but found this Toshiba instead. I really didn't want to move to Windows 8 after hearing horror stories about it, but found it very easy to acclimate to. The Toshiba itself is marvelous. The graphics blew me away and I love the "green charging" feature because I do run my laptop with the power chord almost always plugged in. This feature allows the laptop to charge when it needs to, but to not waste energy keeping at 100% at all times. Even when I had to move it and use it without the power chord it held it's battery life very well. All in all, I love this machine.

Excellent Laptop

POSTED BY: AoE Ikaros , Caracas, Venezuela
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

High Multitasking Power, Price-Performance Perfect

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

Easiest laptop ever

POSTED BY: Browns247 , Aurora Colorado
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I love it it's my 3rd Toshiba Lap top

Great laptop

POSTED BY: Bubba , Westminster, md
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Toshiba Review

POSTED BY: Dee , Troy, MO
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Seeing that my old computer was outdated, sluggish, etc.; I'm very happy with the Toshiba. Several members of family have Toshiba and I'm glad, so far, that I decided to get the package.

POSTED BY: barton , Brooklyn, NY
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Fit's budgetly

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

Good solid low mid range performer. Still haven't figured out web cam application very grainy right now, should be high def!

Awesome tablet for the price

POSTED BY: Charles , El Paso , TX
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I replaced a Toshiba tablet that I bought 10 years ago. The tablet was still in good working condition. It is for this reason that I bought another Toshiba tablet. It is a great purchase for the features it contains.

Excellent Laptop

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

Have had laptop only a month but very happy so far

Nice laptop

POSTED BY: scoobie , TX
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

It's a step up from my former computer. It'll take a while to get use to it.

love it

POSTED BY: Grammy , Orlando, Florida
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Love it!

Worth the Money!

POSTED BY: Sissy , Missouri
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

For the size and weight it is GREAT! Definitely a great laptop for the money. Perfect for the average individual.

Great speed

POSTED BY: Fosterfilms , Richmond va
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Battery life and speed are wonderful. Windows 8 is not good, still prefer windows xp.

2nd Toshiba Laptop

POSTED BY: Kells57 , Chicago, IL
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

First one lasted over 5 yrs this one I am already impressed and happy !!

Very good laptop

POSTED BY: Stumpy , FL
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Good laptop but I wonder how much difference there really is between laptop brands. I use a separate keyboard so I can not comment on the keyboard layout or function, but I am satisfied with my choice.

A New Experience

POSTED BY: Zeke , Long Prairie, MN
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

So far, it has been a major adjustment from having a desktop computer for many years to having the mobility with the laptop. I am also slowly making the adjustment from an attached mouse to the finger pad and wireless mouse. I am getting used to the portability of the laptop. This device provides me with many new challenges.

Great Coolege Laptop

POSTED BY: easy E , Memphis, TN
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

It was a great deal at Best Buy. Great College Laptop.

Great value!

POSTED BY: Automotive Engineer , El Paso, TX
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I love this laptop. One issue with the device is the keyboard. It is not as sensitive as I am used to, and some of the keys seem to need more pressure than average to work well. Another issue is Windows 8, which I have to admit I really dislike. During the "live tiles" mode the applications tend to disappear and reappear constantly with the movement of the mouse. It was a system created for tablets and touch screens so I cannot understand why regular laptops were fitted with the ill software. Avoid the mediocre "live tiles" versions of software applications and stick to the regular desktop versions. This issue is most likely not Toshiba's fault of course, we all know new generations of Windows are always released negligently with an infinity of bugs. I think if this laptop came with the last version of Windows 7, it would definitely provide a much more satisfactory experience. The value of the device is absolutely great though. I am impressed with the speed; the screen is beautiful; the machine is light for its size, etc.

fun laptop

POSTED BY: lissy , St. Louis, MO.
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

never had a laptop before only a desktop, this is really fun and I am still trying to learn it.

Great laptop for the price!

POSTED BY: Nate , St. Cloud, MN
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Windows 8 is the worst os I have ever used, move your fingers on the moue pad and you get to a menu that is pretty worthless for a laptop!

toshiba satellite C55-A5100

POSTED BY: 90WATER , Park Forest, il
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

iT IS A GOOD COMPUTER I WISH IT CAME WITH A HARD COPY INSTRUCTIONS

Like it very much

POSTED BY: Luke , St Louis, MO
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I really like the speed and clarity of the screen. I still have a lot to learn about it, but the potential for getting a lot of se out of it is great.

Good

POSTED BY: Myh , Prairieville,LA
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Hate windows 8.1

Enjoying laptop

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

Enjoying the speed and portability of new Satellite laptop as we made the switch from Windows XP desktop. Learning Windows 8.1 has been a learning curve, but doing ok.

I like the laptop but the Keys are too flat.

POSTED BY: Clod , Reading/Exeter , PA
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I like the laptop but the keys are too flat and the casing like the laptop cover is too cheap made I would like for the cover to be harder in case you drop it or something happens to it. The case should be harder plastic to protect the laptop. But. Besides that I do like the laptop I would like to have some other accessories added to it but overall the laptop is good.

Fragile.. but good everyday laptop

POSTED BY: SKM , New Jersey, USA
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Good everyday laptop but not suitable for rugged use. My Keyboard has keys coming off of it which cant be placed back (Not even by Geek Squad). Toshiba was a pioneer in laptops and I was a third party Toshiba Service Engg 10 yrs bk. The product of today is flimsy by those standards but nevertheless this is good for everyday computing (but handle with care).

Good Performane but..

POSTED BY: txn , Virginia Beach, VA
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

The C-55 has good performance but the case is a little flimsy and the keys are not very responsive and have to be hit just right to register the key stroke. I would recommend a higher grade model if asked.

Another good Toshiba

POSTED BY: Bikerdad62 , Mars Hill, NC
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

This is my second Toshiba laptop this year. One for college daughter and one for home. Enjoying both and have no complaints as of yet.

toshiba satellite laptop

POSTED BY: nonna , St Louis Mo
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I love everything about my new computer EXCEPT WINDOWS 8 AND I HATE IT!! This is the least user friendly windows I have ever used started with 98, then Vista & 7, If I could go back to 7 (without costing me a lot of money) I would in a heartbeat!!!

Keyboard is worse

POSTED BY: AziiiFaziii , Sri Lanka
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Everything is best except the keyboard. Keyboard is the worst keyboard I have ever comeacross

sound a problem

POSTED BY: shadylady , egghabor township nj
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

this is the third Toshiba laptop I have purchased. I had no complaints with the others, however with this last one I find the sound to be of poor quality. It maybe just this particular model because the sound was very good on my old Toshiba laptops.

personal PC

POSTED BY: 1deadaim , Lakewood , Wa
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Great value for the money, I know you cant control the operating system but I'm not fond of Windows 8 , just my personal preference.

very good laptop for budget price

POSTED BY: Magcherokee , S.E. Pa
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

this is a very good laptop for the incredibly low pricewe got it for. Is a great laptop for those who just want something to email,search the internet and manage their pics and music.

Good value for the money

POSTED BY: Dennis , Modesto, Ca
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

The price point is very good. However, the dvd player is not easy to open and it seems to very flimsy. The battery does not seem to have as long a life as previous laptops I have owned.

some issues

POSTED BY: old lady in MA , North Adams, MA
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

my biggest problem isn't with this particular computer but with hating windows 8.1 but that being said... I am really struggling with the fact that when I have both hands touching the area along the sides of the touchpad and then use a finger on the touchpad it often will not function correctly! I do not understand why my fingers resting on the case below the keyboard should do that. I also don't like how easily the scroll from side to side brings out the controls instead of just letting you scroll. not sure why it's so easy but I don't enjoy that! other than that my issues are, as I said, with the OS and not this particular computer...

Want my old computer back.

POSTED BY: Jaymee , Tucson, AZ
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

Numbers pad doesn't work well and have to use other numbers till pad decides to cooperate. Keyboard is overly sensitive and fingers barely hover on keys and you get something you don't want. Viewing of things, such as news, was much easier to watch on old computer. Shuts down too quickly. Font size changes constantly - haven't figured that one out yet as the computer seems to do what it wants.

Toshiba Satellite

POSTED BY: Hobo33 , Utah
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

Has some nice features but Windows 8 overshadows the good. Battery life seems short. Troubles with operating system, Windows 8.

does what it needs to do

POSTED BY: Malachi , Jeromesville, OH
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

Bought this as a bundle, so it came with some extra things. Laptop does what it needs to do, but I had expected some more speed. The ribbed design looks flimsy and gets dirty easily. Other than that it does what it needs to do...

POSTED BY: broke charger , Brooklyn ny
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

I'm d isappointed. Not even 3 weeks of having this and the charger broke. Bought a universal charger and it won't work with the laptop.

comfort

POSTED BY: envoy , Chester CT
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

The rib design and sharp edges are very unconfortible, hurt my hand after 10 mins working on the computer. Needs a smooth surface

Good and cheap laptop

POSTED BY: Betth , Brownsville, TX
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

I can´t say a lot about this laptop because I bought it one month ago, anyway till today is working good, but I am only using the common for a student like internet and excel and Word. I miss some buttons on the keyboard like the volume.

Hate Windows 8

POSTED BY: Hate Windows 8 , Fayetteville, GA
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

Windows 8 was forced upon me with this computer. I HATE it. I just want a simple computer with quick access to the programs I need and internet. I don't want to go through the Windows 8 hassle just to get to my desktop. I don't want to be blasted with adds for online programs and games each time I turn on my computer. I don't want my desktop screen to flip to the hassle windows 8 screen every time my mouse touches the edge of the screen.

Battery Life is TERRIBLE!

POSTED BY: Dave , Hagerstow, MD
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

Laptop features are ok but the battery life is the worse I have ever seen. My laptop is always dead, I can't take it anywhere unless I have the powercord. I had it plugged in all day and came home and worked about 45 minutes and battery was dead. Don't think about watching a movie.

POSTED BY: swetha , Freemont,CA
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

Antivirus which I got along with this laptop purchase is not working properly.After installing antivirus i am not able to see flash player videos and it takes long time to open a website.I am really not satisfied with antivirus which i got.The performance of the laptop is very slow after installing antivirus.

Oppinion from a Parasitology teacher

POSTED BY: BNT , México City, México
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

It is very slow to watch videos on powerpoint presentations. I do not recommend this model to be used for teaching purposes.

Sound Quality Is Horrible!!!

POSTED BY: HugoAntonio , Irving, TX
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

I "upgraded" from an old Sony Viao because Microsoft no longer supports XP. I bought this Toshiba Satellite 'cause I had bought two others in the past for other family members. They were inexpensive but their sound quality was fine. This one is so bad I wish I had done what I really wanted to do...dump Microsoft and buy a Mac! Also, I find Windows 8.whatever difficult to work with. BEWARE OF THE BAD SOUND QUALITY BEFORE YOU BUY THIS MODEL!!!

hate it!!!

POSTED BY: peggy , milwaukee
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

extremely difficult to operate!@ if I hold the cursor an an area it will open that page ev en after a second, sooo annoying!tons of things I truly hate wish I could afford to purchase something else. I had a Toshiba in the past and was happy, this one not at all!!!!!

horrible laptop

POSTED BY: Chris , West Haven CT
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

drivers keeps disappearing.

Bad software

POSTED BY: John , USA
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

I think windows 8.1 is the worst software ever made !

Wish I Still Had My Dell

POSTED BY: ladyatapt , Rocky Mount, VA
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

Slow, slow, slow. Very lightweight compared to my old Dell. Keyboard is cheap. It even feels like part of it isn't solid - it almost feels like there may be padding under part of the keyboard and you can actually feel the keyboard move. Really disappointed. I just use it for surfing the web, facebook, etc. It is so slow I usually just shut it off and give up.

MSRP: $481.99

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  • Laptop summary
  • Intel® Core™ i3-3120M Processor
  • Windows 8.1
  • 6GB DDR3 1600MHz memory
  • Intel® Integrated Graphics
  • 750GB (5400rpm, Serial ATA)
  • DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)

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