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Toshiba Satellite C70D-B 2 Core AMD Dual-Core 1GHz 4GB 750GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

2 AMD Dual-Core 1GHz 4GB Jul 2014
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8 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We calculated the average reviews for all Toshiba portable PCs and also specifically for Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Toshiba had good reviews compared to other brands.

Very Big Screen Size

The screen size of the Satellite C70D-B of 17.3 inches is one of the biggest amongst portable PCs of this age and type. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have screen sizes of between 10" and 18".

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 17.3" laptops currently available including the Inspiron 17R[pl_2548954_price], or the Inspiron 17[pl_2253146_price] both from DELL which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 750 gigabytes, the Satellite C70D-B has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C70D-B. Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite C70D-B have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_2548954_price] (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and type, the Satellite C70D-B has a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the Acer TravelMate TMP6[plb_2567478_price] which has better reviews.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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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 notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Satellite C70D-B is 590GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB. With a hard drive capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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14 Reasons Against

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

The Satellite C70D-B is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C70D-B have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite C70D-B does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Satellite C70D-B which have a full-size keyboard.

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to consider include the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2232382_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Battery Life

The battery lifes of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 2h to 4,400h. At only 5 hours, the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C70D-B.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Acer TravelMate TMP6[plb_2567478_price] (8h) which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and 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 you want a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2232382_price] (SSD and higher rated), or the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] (SSD and higher rated).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. The Toshiba Satellite C70D-B has a very slow processor clock speed (only 1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Satellite C70D-B.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2554981_price] (1.7GHz and higher rated).

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB. The Satellite C70D-B has a very small processor cache (only 0.512 megabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C70D-B.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Slow Maximum WiFi Data Rate

The slowest maximum WiFi data rate of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C70D-B is 150 Mbit/s and the fastest is 870 Mbit/s. The Satellite C70D-B has a quite slow maximum WiFi data rate (only 150 megabits per second) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C70D-B.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Toshiba Satellite C70D-B is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite C70D-B have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite C70D-B, the Satellite C70D-B does not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth considering alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Asus VivoBook S200[plb_1482031_price], or the Samsung NP540U3C[plb_2012503_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The Toshiba Satellite C70D-B has a L2 processor cache which is better than the L3 processor cache found on most comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

This laptop's processor cache level (L2) is in fact the worst processor cache level across all portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite C70D-B.

The best processor cache level amongst comparable types of laptop is L3.

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Heavy

The weights of notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 300g to 3.8kg. With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the Satellite C70D-B is one of the heavier comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C70D-B amongst portable PCs of this age.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M[plb_1476372_price] (2.6kg).

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Quite Slow DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

The DVD+R double layer read speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Satellite C70D-B 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 6 CD-speeds, the Satellite C70D-B has one of the slower DVD+R double layer read speeds amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

AMD Dual-Core Processor Family

The Toshiba Satellite C70D-B has an AMD Dual-Core processor family which is better than the AMD E processor family found on most laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Average Internal Memory

The Satellite C70D-B has a relatively standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the Asus VivoBook S200[plb_1482031_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Inspiron 15[pl_2554981_price] (8GB and higher rated), or the XPS 13[pl_2556381_price] (8GB and higher rated) both from DELL.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
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
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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 Write Speed
CD Read Speed
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
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
Combo Headphone/mic Port
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
Integrated TV Tuner
GPS Function
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Battery
Battery Life
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Security
Password Protection
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
Power Cord Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(1)
20 March 2015

Quiet & cool. Le Satellite C70D-B-10X est un ordinateur portable d'une diagonale de 17,3 pouces relativement basique, conçu pour des tâches bureautiques. Ses qualités : une faible chauffe et... Read more…

Device barely heats up
Mostly quiet operation
Decent battery life
Faible chauffe
Silencieux
No maintenance cover
12month warranty only
Pas de trappe de maintenance
Garantie de 12 mois seulement
Sin cubierta de mantenimiento

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 9 March 2015 by Ben Williams
(Verified Purchase)

Superb product.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c70db107
Barcodes 04051528128284

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