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Toshiba Satellite C70-B

Toshiba Satellite C70-B 2 Core Intel Pentium 1.7GHz 8GB 750GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 1.7GHz 8GB Oct 2014
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Toshiba Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Based on 3,511 expert and user reviews, Toshiba has good ratings for its portable PCs. Toshiba also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Very Big Screen Size

The screen size of the Satellite C70-B of 17.3 inches is one of the biggest amongst similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C70-B. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite C70-B the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Satellite C70-B supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago 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 notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite C70-B.

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite C70-B has one of the bigger internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Satellite C70-B have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire V5-572G.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age, the Satellite C70-B has a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite C70-B range from 1GB to 1.5TB. The Satellite C70-B has a quite big total storage capacity (750 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C70-B.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17R (1TB) which is also higher rated.

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Has a Front Camera

The Satellite C70-B has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Satellite C70-B also have a front camera.

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Very Fast DVD-RAM Read Speed

The slowest DVD-RAM read speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 5x, the fastest is 8x, and the average DVD-RAM read speed is 5.1x. The Toshiba Satellite C70-B has a very fast DVD-RAM read speed (8 CD-speeds) compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the DVD+R double layer read speeds range from 4x to 8x. With a DVD+R double layer read speed of 8 CD-speeds, the Satellite C70-B has one of the faster DVD+R double layer read speeds amongst laptops of this age.

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Fairly Fast DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

At 8 CD-speeds, the Satellite C70-B has a quite fast DVD-R double layer read speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The slowest DVD-R double layer read speed of laptops that are a comparable age to the Satellite C70-B is 4x and the fastest is 8x.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite C70-B has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The average hard drive capacity of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C70-B is 590GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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13 Reasons Against

Only Two SATA III Connectors

The Satellite C70-B is a two SATA III connector portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this type and age have between two and three SATA III connectors.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

The Satellite C70-B is a two SATA connector laptop.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the T420s (£833.00) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Satellite C70-B has a better processor family than most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Pentium processor family, whereas most laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago ranges from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite C70-B have between two and three processor threads, including the Toshiba Satellite C70-B which has two 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 laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 2.9MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Satellite C70-B has one of the smaller processor caches amongst laptops of this age.

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Very Slow Maximum WiFi Data Rate

Across all the laptops of this age and type the maximum WiFi data rate range from 150 Mbit/s to 870 Mbit/s, and the average maximum WiFi data rate is 340 Mbit/s. The Satellite C70-B has a fairly slow maximum WiFi data rate (only 150 megabits per second) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Satellite C70-B.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Satellite C70-B does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite C70-B also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

Laptops of this age and type have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg. The Toshiba Satellite C70-B is one of the heavier notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago (2.7 kilograms) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The Satellite C70-B has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest hard drive speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Very Slow CD-RW Write Speed

With a CD-RW write speed of only 4 CD-speeds, the Satellite C70-B has one of the slower CD-RW write speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest CD-RW write speed of comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite C70-B is 4x, the fastest is 24x, and the average CD-RW write speed is 7.1x.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite C70-B

Released Over Two Years Ago

Toshiba released the Satellite C70-B over two years ago.

Average Battery Life

At 6.35 hours, the Satellite C70-B has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite C70-B.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Toshiba Satellite C70-B has a relatively typical processor clock speed (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite C70-B.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 17R (1.8GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Processor Series
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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
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Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
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3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
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S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
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SATA III Connector
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USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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Trial Software
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Intel Secure Key
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CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Power
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Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Height At Front
Depth
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Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Certificates
WiFi Certification
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

(1)
29 September 2014

Duratura macchina Multimedia. Tecnicamente Toshiba ha fatto un buon lavoro con questo portatile e la sua autonomia si pone al top in questa categoria. La nostra recensione rivela se il case, i... Read more…

Rigid, wellbuilt casing
Subjectively homogeneous illumination
Wide color space for TN technology
Enough CPU power even for more demanding software and games
Perfect Turbo utilization
Surfaces make a somewhat cheap impression
No maintenance cover
Keyboard yields easily
Very low contrast, too bright black
Bluish cast

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c70b31, c70b31p, toshiba c70b31, toshiba c70b31p
Barcodes 04051528159233, 04051528169836

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