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Toshiba L870

Toshiba L870 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Jan 2013
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The Satellite Pro L870 is for businesses that think big. You get the latest processors, dedicated graphics and connectivity to perform at your best all day. The extra wide 17.3" (43.9 cm) HD+ LED... More
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16 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 3,511 expert and owner reviews, Toshiba has good reviews for its laptops. Toshiba also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops of this age and type.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

At 3, the Toshiba L870 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The PCI Express slot versions of laptops that are a similar age to the L870 range from 2 to 3.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops that came out around the same time as the L870 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. The Toshiba L870 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

Similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the L870 have maximum graphics adapter memory capacity of between 0.38GB and 5.9GB. When compared to other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the L870 that we have assessed the maximum graphics adapter memory of, the Toshiba L870's maximum graphics adapter memory of 4.847 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Quite Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the Toshiba L870 has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. Notebook PCs that are a similar age to the L870 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15".

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the L870 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the Toshiba L870 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the L870.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba L870 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of this type and age. Most similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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 across all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the L870.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops of this age and spec.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Toshiba L870 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs that are a similar age to the L870 the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the L870 range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz. The Toshiba L870 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency (3.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the L870.

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Very Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum graphics adapter memory of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the L870 is 380MB, the biggest is 5.9GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 2GB. With a maximum graphics adapter memory of 4,847 megabytes, the Toshiba L870 has one of the biggest maximum graphics adapter memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Six Battery Cells

The Toshiba L870 is a six battery cell count notebook PC.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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15 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have a front camera, however the Toshiba L870 does not have a front camera.

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Very Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 4 hours, the Toshiba L870 has one of the shorter battery lifes amongst notebook PCs of this age. Laptops that have been around for around the same time as the L870 have battery lifes of between 2h and 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba L870 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec 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.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

Across all the laptops of a comparable spec and age to the L870 the DVD+R double layer read speeds range from 4x to 8x, and the average DVD+R double layer read speed is 6.6x. With a DVD+R double layer read speed of only 4 CD-speeds, the Toshiba L870 has one of the slowest DVD+R double layer read speeds amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Very Slow DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

The Toshiba L870 has one of the slower DVD-R double layer read speeds (only 4 CD-speeds) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The DVD-R double layer read speeds of comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the L870 range from 4x to 8x.

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Quite Slow DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed

The Toshiba L870 has one of the slowest DVD-R double layer write speeds (only 4 CD-speeds) amongst portable PCs of this age. The DVD-R double layer write speeds of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the L870 range from 4x to 6x, and the average DVD-R double layer write speed is 5.9x.

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Quite Slow DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed

Across all the notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the L870 the DVD+R double layer write speeds range from 4x to 8x, and the average DVD+R double layer write speed is 5.9x. The Toshiba L870 has one of the slowest DVD+R double layer write speeds (only 4 CD-speeds) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba L870 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the L870 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the Toshiba L870 is one of the heavier portable PCs of this type and age amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average weight of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the L870 is 2.2kg.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Slow CD Rewrite Speed

At only 4 CD-speeds, the Toshiba L870 has a quite slow CD rewrite speed compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the L870. Laptops of a comparable type and age to the L870 have CD rewrite speeds of between 4x and 16x.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Thick

With a height of 33.7 millimeters, the Toshiba L870 is one of the thicker similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The thinnest laptop that has been on the market for more than two years is 2.4mm thick, the thickest is 300mm, and the average height is 27mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba L870

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Toshiba laptop has been on the market for over four years.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Toshiba L870 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. Most laptops of a similar age and spec to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba L870 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba L870 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the L870.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Asus X75A[plb_2440533_price] (6GB).

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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

Manufacturer Part Numbers l87018, l87018l, satellite pro pskfpe00f00, satellite pro pskfpe00f00m, satellite pro pskfpe00f00me, satellite pro pskfpe00f00men
Barcodes 00051528030785, 04051528030730, 04051528030778, 04051528030785, 04051528030792

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