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Toshiba L870 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Dec 2012
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The 43.9cm (17.3 ) Satellite L870 series with Intel processors comes in a silver gloss finish with a patterned design on the lid and a gloss finish to the palm-rest. A large coloured touchpad with... More
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Toshiba Has Good Laptop Reviews

Toshiba is one of the better rated notebook PC manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Toshiba also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

The PCI Express slot versions of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 2 to 3. The Toshiba L870 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions (3) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other notebook PCs of this type and age, the maximum graphics adapter memory of the Toshiba L870 of 5.871 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Notebook PCs of this age and type have maximum graphics adapter memory capacity of between 0.38GB and 5.9GB.

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Very Big Screen Size

The Toshiba L870 has one of the bigger screen sizes (17.3 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the L870 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18".

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba L870 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of this age and spec. This Toshiba notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the L870.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The Toshiba L870 has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Laptops that have been available for a similar time to the L870 have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba L870 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba L870 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

Across all the laptops of this spec and age the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. The Toshiba L870 has a fairly fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the L870.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 43.9 centimeters, the Toshiba L870 has one of the bigger display diagonals amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The smallest display diagonal of notebook PCs of this age and type is 29cm and the biggest is 44cm.

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Very Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the L870 have maximum graphics adapter memory of between 380MB and 5.9GB. With a maximum graphics adapter memory of 5,871 megabytes, the Toshiba L870 has a very big maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the L870.

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8.2GB Internal Memory Size

The biggest internal memory size of the Toshiba L870 is 8.2GB. That's over two times the internal memory size of the most common internal memory size of 4.1GB.

An 8.2GB internal memory size is actually the best internal memory size across all similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst internal memory size is 2GB.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2,500 megahertz, the Toshiba L870 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the L870. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the L870 the processor clock speeds range from 800MHz to 3,100MHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2,200MHz.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Toshiba L870 is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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Very Short Battery Life

The shortest battery life of laptops of a similar type and age to the L870 is 2h, the longest is 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h. With a battery life of only 4 hours, the Toshiba L870 has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the L870.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of this spec and age. 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.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow CD-RW Read Speed

The average CD-RW read speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the L870 is 23x. With a CD-RW read speed of only 4 CD-speeds, the Toshiba L870 has a very slow CD-RW read speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the L870.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Short Warranty

The Toshiba L870 has one of the shorter warranties (only 1 year) amongst laptops of this age. The warranties of laptops of a similar age and type to the L870 range from 1 year(s) to 2 year(s).

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Very Slow DVD-RW Read Speed

Laptops of this spec and age have DVD-RW read speeds of between 6x and 8x. With a DVD-RW read speed of only 6 CD-speeds, the Toshiba L870 has a quite slow DVD-RW read speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the L870.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the L870, the Toshiba L870 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the Toshiba L870 is quite heavy compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the L870. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the L870 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

Other laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the DELL Inspiron 15R (2.7kg).

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Thick

At 33.7 millimeters, the Toshiba L870 is fairly thick compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the L870. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have heights of between 2.4mm and 300mm, and the average height is 27mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba L870

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Toshiba released the L870.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Toshiba L870 has a fairly standard processor clock speed (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the L870.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the T410 (£263.99) (2.53GHz), or the T440p (£665.28) (2.6GHz) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Toshiba L870 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba L870 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (512GB), or the DELL XPS 13 (£899.00) (512GB) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour
Processor
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Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Processor
SMP Processor (max)
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Internal Memory Size
Hard Drive
Storage Medium
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
Glossy Display
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Maximum External Video Mode Refresh Rate
Non-Interlaced External Video Mode
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
DVD-R Dual Layer Read Speed
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
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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 Subwoofer
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Second Camera
Rear Camera
Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Megapixel Count
Front Camera Resolution
Built-In Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Cabling
Networking Standard
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Networking Topology
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Headphone Connection
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Integrated TV Tuner
GPS Function
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Optional Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery
Power
External Power Adapter
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Special Features
Wireless Display Connectivity
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Handheld Remote Control
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
Certification
WiFi Certification
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Power Supply Type
Connector Type
Maximum Memory Card Size
Internal Modem
Floppy Drive Installed
Display Diagonal
Ethernet Interface Type
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
HD-Ready
Power Requirement
Resolution of Internal Video Mode
Wireless Technology
HDD User Password
Integrated Graphics Adapter (UMA/GMA)
Warranty
Audio Quality
Products Included
Display
Compliance Industry Standards
Type

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 12 February 2015 by Rachel Rosner
(Verified Purchase)

These headphones are amazing. The sound gives me chills...

Has a nice amount of USB ports 6 total) and SATA ports 4 total). Downloaded fresh drivers BIOS from website, no problems so far. Asus makes quality boards
It was an inexpensive MAtx option for my brother's build
As long as you don't use USB, it is a wonderful little board
Has enough USB and SATA ports
Lots of BIOS options
PCB is rather thin and the result is that rear connections feel a tad flimsy. Wouldn't recommend if that's a concern. Be gentle
It came DOA, we purchased from a different retailer and the same issue arose
My first ASUS board that had problems right out of the box. Usually, they are rock solid boards, but this one.
Inserting any USB drive (flash or HHD) gives "Controller errors" in Wi 7Pro 64 system log
After a USB device has been inserted and the system is rebooted, it refuses to go into BIOS via the DEL key during POST

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Product Identifiers

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