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Toshiba Satellite C70D-A

Toshiba Satellite C70D-A 2 Core AMD E 1GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

2 AMD E 1GHz 4GB Sep 2013
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10 Reasons For

Toshiba Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs Toshiba is one of the better rated brands.

Quite Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Satellite C70D-A is 0.38GB and the biggest is 5.9GB. With a maximum graphics adapter memory of 2.027 gigabytes, the Satellite C70D-A has one of the bigger maximum graphics adapter memory capacity amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Very Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C70D-A that we have checked, the Satellite C70D-A's screen size of 17.3 inches is one of the biggest.

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16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This laptop has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is the most frequently found supported number of colours display on notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Satellite C70D-A has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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 portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

The Satellite C70D-A has a fairly big maximum graphics adapter memory (2,027 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The maximum graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 380MB to 5.9GB.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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18 Reasons Against

Very Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 4.5 hours, the Satellite C70D-A has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C70D-A. The battery lifes of comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite C70D-A range from 2h to 4,400h.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Lenovo G70-70 (£314.00) (5h).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite C70D-A does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Satellite C70D-A.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age 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 notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the T420s (£972.00) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Satellite C70D-A is 2.1GHz. When compared to other laptops of this age and spec that we have checked the processor clock speed of, the Satellite C70D-A's processor clock speed of only 1 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Lenovo B50-45 (1.35GHz).

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Only AMD E Processor Family

The Satellite C70D-A has an AMD E processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops of this age and spec. The best processor family of all comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 1 megabyte, the Toshiba Satellite C70D-A has a very small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Satellite C70D-A. The smallest processor cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C70D-A is 0.51MB and the biggest is 4MB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Satellite C70D-A is a two processor thread notebook PC.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Across all the laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite C70D-A the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 1,800MHz. The Satellite C70D-A has one of the slower memory clock speeds (only 1,333 megahertz) amongst laptops of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Slow Maximum WiFi Data Rate

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite C70D-A 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 C70D-A has one of the slower maximum WiFi data rate (only 150 megabits per second) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Toshiba Satellite C70D-A which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Satellite C70D-A, the Satellite C70D-A does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

With a display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter, the Satellite C70D-A has one of the dimmer display brightnesss amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite C70D-A have display brightnesss of between 20 cd/m² and 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 240 cd/m².

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The Toshiba Satellite C70D-A has a quite low front camera resolution (only 0.9 megapixels) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Satellite C70D-A. The lowest front camera resolution of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 0.3MP and the highest is 1,300MP.

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Heavy

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite C70D-A the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. At 2.7 kilograms, the Satellite C70D-A is quite heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite C70D-A.

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Quite Slow DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

At only 6 CD-speeds, the Satellite C70D-A has a quite slow DVD+R double layer read speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C70D-A the DVD+R double layer read speeds range from 4x to 8x.

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Quite Slow DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

Across all the similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite C70D-A the DVD-R double layer read speeds range from 4x to 8x. At only 6 CD-speeds, the Toshiba Satellite C70D-A has a quite slow DVD-R double layer read speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite C70D-A

Released Over Three Years Ago

This laptop has been on the market for over three years.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Satellite C70D-A has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Satellite C70D-A.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (£2,116.07) (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Satellite C70D-A has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C70D-A.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
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
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
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
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
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 3.0 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
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi 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 Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c70da111, toshiba pscene01d012, toshiba pscene01d012g, toshiba pscene01d012gr
Barcodes 04051528105032

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