This is an excellent computer for those who need a basic computer and don't care about how it looks. It has a fast dual core CPU, enough memory for moderate use and is capable of running most games at low settings.
Its only weakness is that it's not as portable as some other laptops in this price range, and its screen resolution isn't full HD. But for those who need a good computer without spending more than $500, this is one of the best laptops available in its price range.
One of the other things that makes this laptop a great value is its lack of bloatware. While many budget laptops ship with a ton of software you'll never use, Toshiba has done a great job of limiting the number of unnecessary programs on this machine. We only saw a few branded apps that we didn't need, and most of them were easy to uninstall.
Another bonus is that it comes with Windows 10, which you can upgrade for free within the first year of ownership. This may not be a huge selling point for some people, but it's nice to have the option to get the latest version of OS right out of the box.
As for its design, the C55-C isn't the ugliest laptop I've ever seen, but it's definitely near the bottom of my list of favorites. Opening the lid feels like trying to open a bag of potato chips in a noisy classroom, and closing it creaks and flexes the hinges like they're made of plywood.