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Toshiba C70D-A

Toshiba C70D-A AMD E 1GHz 4GB 750GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

AMD E 1GHz 4GB 750GB Aug 2013
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Toshiba Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Notebook PCs built by Toshiba are some of the better notebook PCs according to average reviews from experts and owners.

Very Big Screen Size

The average screen size of notebook PCs of this age and type is 14". The screen size of the Toshiba C70D-A of 17.3 inches is one of the biggest amongst laptops of a comparable age and type to the C70D-A.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 17.3" laptops currently available including the HP ProBook 4730s[plb_1424072_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Front Camera

Unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the C70D-A which do not have a front camera, the Toshiba C70D-A has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Toshiba C70D-A has a better Wi-Fi standard than most laptops that were released more than two years ago. This laptop has an 802.11n WiFi standard, whereas most laptops that are a comparable age to it have an 802.11b WiFi standard. In addition, this notebook PC has an 802.11g WiFi standard.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a.

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Very Fast CD Read Speed

At 24 CD-speeds, the Toshiba C70D-A has a very fast CD read speed compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The average CD read speed of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the C70D-A is 7x, and the CD read speeds range from 1x to 24x.

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Very Fast CD Write Speed

Across all the similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the C70D-A the CD write speeds range from 1x to 24x. The Toshiba C70D-A has one of the fastest CD write speeds (24 CD-speeds) amongst laptops of this age.

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Very Fast CD-R Read Speed

The slowest CD-R read speed of comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years is 1x and the fastest is 24x. When compared to other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the C70D-A that we have checked, the CD-R read speed of the Toshiba C70D-A of 24 CD-speeds is one of the fastest.

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Very Fast CD-R Write Speed

At 24 CD-speeds, the Toshiba C70D-A has a very fast CD-R write speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the C70D-A. The average CD-R write speed of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 6.8x, and the CD-R write speeds range from 1x to 24x.

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Very Fast CD-RW Read Speed

Across all the portable PCs that came out more than two years ago the CD-RW read speeds range from 1x to 24x. When compared to other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the Toshiba C70D-A's CD-RW read speed of 24 CD-speeds is one of the fastest.

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Very Fast DVD-R Read Speed

With a DVD-R read speed of 8 CD-speeds, the Toshiba C70D-A has a very fast DVD-R read speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the C70D-A. The average DVD-R read speed of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the C70D-A is 2.8x.

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Very Fast DVD-R Write Speed

The slowest DVD-R write speed of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the C70D-A is 1x and the fastest is 8x. At 8 CD-speeds, the Toshiba C70D-A has a very fast DVD-R write speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the C70D-A.

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Very Fast DVD-RW Read Speed

Across all the laptops of a comparable type and age to the C70D-A the DVD-RW read speeds range from 1x to 8x. With a DVD-RW read speed of 8 CD-speeds, the Toshiba C70D-A has one of the fastest DVD-RW read speeds amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Fast DVD+R Read Speed

When compared to other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the C70D-A that we have assessed, the Toshiba C70D-A's DVD+R read speed of 8 CD-speeds is one of the fastest. The slowest DVD+R read speed of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1x, the fastest is 8x, and the average DVD+R read speed is 2.8x.

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Very Fast DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed

At 6 CD-speeds, the Toshiba C70D-A has a very fast DVD+R double layer write speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the C70D-A. The slowest DVD+R double layer write speed of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the C70D-A is 1x and the fastest is 6x.

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Very Fast DVD-RAM Write Speed

The Toshiba C70D-A has a very fast DVD-RAM write speed (5 CD-speeds) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the C70D-A. Across all the laptops of this spec and age the DVD-RAM write speeds range from 1x to 5x, and the average DVD-RAM write speed is 2x.

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Very Fast DVD+RW Read Speed

When compared to other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago, the DVD+RW read speed of the Toshiba C70D-A of 8 CD-speeds is one of the fastest. The DVD+RW read speeds of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1x to 8x, and the average DVD+RW read speed is 2.8x.

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Very Fast DVD+RW Write Speed

With a DVD+RW write speed of 8 CD-speeds, the Toshiba C70D-A's DVD+RW write speed is one of the fastest amongst notebook PCs of this spec and age. The slowest DVD+RW write speed of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the C70D-A is 1x, the fastest is 8x, and the average DVD+RW write speed is 2.8x.

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Very Fast DVD+R Write Speed

When compared to other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the C70D-A that we have assessed, the DVD+R write speed of the Toshiba C70D-A of 8 CD-speeds is one of the fastest. Across all the laptops of this type and age the DVD+R write speeds range from 1x to 8x.

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Very Fast DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed

When compared to other laptops of this age and spec, the Toshiba C70D-A's DVD-R double layer write speed of 6 CD-speeds is one of the fastest. The DVD-R double layer write speeds of notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the C70D-A range from 1x to 6x, and the average DVD-R double layer write speed is 2.3x.

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Very Fast DVD-RW Write Speed

The average DVD-RW write speed of laptops of a similar age and spec to the C70D-A is 2.3x. At 6 CD-speeds, the Toshiba C70D-A has a very fast DVD-RW write speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Very Fast Maximum External Video Mode Refresh Rate

The maximum external video mode refresh rates of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the C70D-A range from 85Hz to 100Hz. At 100 hertz, the Toshiba C70D-A has a very fast maximum external video mode refresh rate compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the C70D-A.

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Very Fast DVD-RAM Read Speed

The average DVD-RAM read speed of laptops of a similar type and age to the C70D-A is 2x. The DVD-RAM read speed of the Toshiba C70D-A of 5 CD-speeds is one of the fastest amongst portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the C70D-A have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Toshiba C70D-A which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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4 Bluetooth Version

The Toshiba C70D-A supports a 4 Bluetooth version which is better than the 2.1 Bluetooth version supported by most notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. The bluetooth version of all notebook PCs of this age and spec ranges from 2 (worst) to 4.1 (best).

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Very Fast CD Rewrite Speed

With a CD rewrite speed of 4 CD-speeds, the Toshiba C70D-A has one of the fastest CD rewrite speeds amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years the CD rewrite speeds range from 1x to 4x.

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Very Fast CD-RW Write Speed

The slowest CD-RW write speed of notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 1x and the fastest is 4x. At 4 CD-speeds, the Toshiba C70D-A has a very fast CD-RW write speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the C70D-A.

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Very Fast DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the C70D-A, the DVD-R double layer read speed of the Toshiba C70D-A of 6 CD-speeds is one of the fastest. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the C70D-A the DVD-R double layer read speeds range from 1x to 6x, and the average DVD-R double layer read speed is 2.3x.

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Very Fast DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

The slowest DVD+R double layer read speed of similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the C70D-A is 1x, the fastest is 6x, and the average DVD+R double layer read speed is 2.3x. When compared to other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the Toshiba C70D-A's DVD+R double layer read speed of 6 CD-speeds is one of the fastest.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Toshiba C70D-A has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the C70D-A the hard drive capacity range from 320GB to 1TB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the C70D-A have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Toshiba C70D-A which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the C70D-A, the Toshiba C70D-A does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 4.5 hours, the Toshiba C70D-A has one of the shorter battery lifes amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The shortest battery life of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the C70D-A is 3h, the longest is 50h, and the average battery life is 8.8h.

If you want a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Y70[plb_2964651_price] (5h), or the Toshiba Satellite C50D-B[plb_2379799_price] (5.75h).

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

The Toshiba C70D-A has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1 gigahertz) amongst laptops of this age. Similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the C70D-A have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.9GHz.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Toshiba Satellite C50D-B[plb_2379799_price] (1.35GHz).

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Only AMD E Processor Family

This portable PC has an AMD E processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba C70D-A does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the C70D-A also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Processor Cache

Notebook PCs of this age and type have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB. With a processor cache of only 1 megabyte, the Toshiba C70D-A has one of the smaller processor caches amongst laptops of this age.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Laptops that came out more than two years ago have memory clock speeds of between 1,000MHz and 1,600MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,500MHz. At only 1,333 megahertz, the Toshiba C70D-A has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Slow Maximum WiFi Data Rate

With a maximum WiFi data rate of only 150 megabits per second, the Toshiba C70D-A has a quite slow maximum WiFi data rate compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the C70D-A. The average maximum WiFi data rate of portable PCs of this age and spec is 260 Mbit/s.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Toshiba C70D-A is a one USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the C70D-A have between one and three USB 3.0 ports.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the Toshiba C70D-A is quite heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the C70D-A. Across all the laptops that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 210g to 4.5kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

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Very Wide

The average width of notebook PCs of this type and age is 350mm. The Toshiba C70D-A is one of the widest laptops that were released more than two years ago (413 millimeters) amongst laptops of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba C70D-A

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Toshiba notebook PC was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 750 gigabytes, the Toshiba C70D-A has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the HP Pavilion 15-g094sa[plb_2964471_price] (1TB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba C70D-A has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops that came out more than two years ago. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Maximum External Video Mode Refresh Rate
Non-Interlaced External Video Mode
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
DVD-RAM Write Speed
DVD-RAM Read Speed
DVD+RW Write Speed
DVD+RW Read Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD+R Write Speed
DVD+R Read Speed
DVD-RW Write Speed
DVD-RW Read Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD-R Write Speed
DVD-R Read Speed
CD-RW Write Speed
CD-RW Read Speed
CD-R Write Speed
CD-R Read Speed
CD Rewrite Speed
CD Write Speed
CD Read Speed
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling
4G LTE
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
SIM Card
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Headphone Connection
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Integrated TV Tuner
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Battery
Battery Life
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
64-Bit Computing Architecture
Internal Modem
HD-Ready
Resolution of Internal Video Mode

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c70da108, c70da114, apple c70da114, pscene00h008enn
Barcodes 04051528079098, 04051528084542, 04051528097740

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