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Toshiba Satellite C70-A
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Toshiba Satellite C70-A 2 Core Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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Features a streamlined design with a silver gloss finish with a tiled keyboard and numeric keypad. The 43.9cm (17.3 ) TruBrite HD screen with LED backlighting, displays high definition videos,... More
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13 Reasons For

Good Brand

Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all laptops Toshiba is one of the superior manufacturers.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Satellite C70-A has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst laptops of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite C70-A is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Toshiba Satellite C70-A has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C70-A is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Satellite C70-A is 10" and the biggest is 18". With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the Satellite C70-A has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Satellite C70-A.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The Satellite C70-A has a quite big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C70-A. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Satellite C70-A supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. Most similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable 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 notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite C70-A.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Satellite C70-A has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite C70-A range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. The hard drive capacity of the Satellite C70-A of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C70-A.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Toshiba Satellite C70-A is a two USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Satellite C70-A have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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17 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Satellite C70-A is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.

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

The Satellite C70-A is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Quite Short Battery Life

At only 3.5 hours, the Satellite C70-A has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite C70-A the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Satellite C70-A have a full-size keyboard, however the Toshiba Satellite C70-A does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. 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 Toshiba notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the T420s (£833.00) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Toshiba Satellite C70-A has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The best processor family of all similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Satellite C70-A is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Quite Slow DVD+RW Write Speed

Across all the laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C70-A the DVD+RW write speeds range from 6x to 24x, and the average DVD+RW write speed is 8x. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the Toshiba Satellite C70-A's DVD+RW write speed of only 6 CD-speeds is one of the slowest.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Satellite C70-A is a two processor thread laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have between two and three processor threads.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Satellite C70-A has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Satellite C70-A. Across all the similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Satellite C70-A the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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Very Slow Maximum WiFi Data Rate

The Toshiba Satellite C70-A has a quite slow maximum WiFi data rate (only 150 megabits per second) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite C70-A. The average maximum WiFi data rate of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C70-A is 340 Mbit/s, and the maximum WiFi data rate range from 150 Mbit/s to 870 Mbit/s.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Satellite C70-A does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite C70-A also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

Laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C70-A have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP. At only 0.9 megapixels, the Satellite C70-A has a quite low front camera resolution compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C70-A.

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Heavy

The Satellite C70-A is one of the heavier comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite C70-A (2.7 kilograms) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite C70-A the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

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Very Slow CD-RW Write Speed

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Satellite C70-A the CD-RW write speeds range from 4x to 24x. The Satellite C70-A has one of the slower CD-RW write speeds (only 4 CD-speeds) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Thick

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the heights range from 2.4mm to 300mm, and the average height is 27mm. At 33.7 millimeters, the Satellite C70-A is quite thick compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite C70-A.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite C70-A

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Toshiba Satellite C70-A has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Satellite C70-A.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the HP ProBook 640 (£348.10) (2.5GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite C70-A has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Asus X550CA (£630.00) (6GB).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
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
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(2)
24 July 2013
30 September 2013

Toshiba stworzy?a model Satellite Pro C70 wyra?nie bazuj?c na mniejszym Satellite Pro C50. Ta sama klawiatura, ten sam touchpad, ten sam design. Jednak w zestawieniu z mniejszym kuzynem, nowa...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c70a12, c70a14, c70a16, c70a12u, c70a14c, c70a14m, c70a16p, toshiba c70a16, toshiba c70a16p
Barcodes 04051528087635, 04051528110524

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