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Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-A 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Jan 2014
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15 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Satellite Pro C70-A has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite Pro C70-A. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Satellite Pro C70-A range from 4GB to 32GB.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-A is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Satellite Pro C70-A only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs that came out more than two years ago is 1.9GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB. At 2 gigabytes, the Satellite Pro C70-A has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite Pro C70-A.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

Laptops of this spec and age have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15". The Satellite Pro C70-A has a fairly big screen size (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Other 17.3" notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider include the Lenovo G70-70 (£314.00), the DELL Inspiron 17 (£781.29), or the Acer Aspire E1-731 which has better reviews.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Satellite Pro C70-A supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of this spec and age.

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

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16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This notebook PC has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is the most frequently found supported number of colours display on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Satellite Pro C70-A, the Satellite Pro C70-A has a front camera.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T440p, the HP Pavilion 17, and the DELL Latitude E6540 is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-A's maximum internal memory is one of the biggest amongst laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Satellite Pro C70-A. The average maximum internal memory of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 25GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Satellite Pro C70-A has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Satellite Pro C70-A has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite Pro C70-A. The average maximum internal memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite Pro C70-A is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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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 portable PCs of this age and type.

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19 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

This medium processor core notebook PC received a rating of 60% from expert review website kuzniewski.pl. Experts aren't convinced by this portable PC.

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

Most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-A which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Quite Short Battery Life

The average battery life of laptops that were released around the same time as the Satellite Pro C70-A is 24h. The battery life of the Satellite Pro C70-A of only 3.5 hours is one of the shortest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite Pro C70-A.

Other 3.5h battery life notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider include the TravelMate TMP243-M, or the TravelMate TMP243-M both from Acer or the Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A which has better reviews.

If you want a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the G70-70 (4h and higher rated), the G50-70 (£279.99) (4h and higher rated), or the Z51 (£421.00) (4h and higher rated) all from Lenovo.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite Pro C70-A have a full-size keyboard, however the Satellite Pro C70-A does not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth also looking at other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the EliteBook Folio 9480m, or the Pavilion 17-f030us both from HP or the Asus D550CA (£234.62).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops of this type and age. 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including the Satellite Pro L850, or the Satellite Pro C70-B both from Toshiba or the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m which has better reviews.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo or the Fujitsu LifeBook E554 (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago the maximum graphics adapter memory capacity range from 0.38GB to 5.9GB. The Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-A has one of the smaller maximum graphics adapter memory capacity (only 1.684 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Satellite Pro C70-A has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite Pro C70-A. The average internal memory of laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Satellite Pro C70-A is 5.3GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 4GB internal memory laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T420s (£1,388.87), the Toshiba Satellite C55-A, and the HP EliteBook 840 G1 is also worth considering.

If this Toshiba notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15R (6GB), the Toshiba Satellite L55 (6GB), or the HP ProBook 450 (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

The Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-A has a fairly small maximum graphics adapter memory (only 1,684 megabyte) compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Satellite Pro C70-A. The average maximum graphics adapter memory of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite Pro C70-A is 2GB, and the maximum graphics adapter memory range from 380MB to 5.9GB.

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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 around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow Maximum WiFi Data Rate

The slowest maximum WiFi data rate of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite Pro C70-A is 150 Mbit/s and the fastest is 870 Mbit/s. At only 150 megabits per second, the Satellite Pro C70-A has a very slow maximum WiFi data rate compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Satellite Pro C70-A.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-A is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago 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 laptops of this type and age, the Satellite Pro C70-A does not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to consider include the Acer Aspire E1-571, the Asus UX303LA, or the Toshiba Satellite L50t-B which is also higher rated.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Satellite Pro C70-A is 20 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,200 cd/m². When compared to other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite Pro C70-A that we have assessed the display brightness of, the Satellite Pro C70-A's display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter is one of the dimmest.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Satellite Pro C70-A the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP. The Satellite Pro C70-A has one of the lower front camera resolutions (only 0.9 megapixels) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Heavy

The lightest notebook PC of this spec and age is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the Satellite Pro C70-A is one of the heavier laptops that came out more than two years ago amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2.7kg heavy portable PCs currently available including the Satellite C75-A, or the L870 both from Toshiba or the Acer Aspire E1-572P which has better reviews.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite Pro C70-A is 590GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB. The Satellite Pro C70-A has a quite small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Satellite Pro C70-A.

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Very Slow CD-RW Write Speed

With a CD-RW write speed of only 4 CD-speeds, the Satellite Pro C70-A has a quite slow CD-RW write speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite Pro C70-A the CD-RW write speeds range from 4x to 24x, and the average CD-RW write speed is 7.1x.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-A has one of the slowest hard drive speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The hard drive speeds of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite Pro C70-A range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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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 portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-A

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this Toshiba laptop was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Satellite Pro C70-A has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

We compared this laptop to all the other 2.4GHz processor clock speed laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the Acer TravelMate TMP243-M, the Asus X75A, and the Lenovo T530 is also worth considering.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the HP ENVY TouchSmart 15-j102sa (2.5GHz), the Lenovo Edge E530c (2.5GHz), or the Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 (2.5GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-A has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. Most notebook PCs of this age and spec have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Satellite Pro C70-A has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Satellite Pro C70-A.

We compared all the other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think the Asus X551MA, the Toshiba R940, and the Acer Aspire E1-571 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Acer TravelMate TMP236-M (508GB and higher rated), the HP ZBook 14 (512GB and higher rated), or the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (512GB and higher rated).

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Specification

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Hard Drive Installed
Display
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Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
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Supported Number of Colours Display
HD Type
Graphics
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Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
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Display Supported by On-Board Grap
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DVI Port
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VGA Port
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c70a14, c70a16, c70a14w, c70a16d, toshiba c70a16, toshiba c70a16d, toshiba pscebe00e00, toshiba pscebe00e00q, toshiba pscebe00e00qe, toshiba pscebe00e00qen
Barcodes 04051528104172, 04051528110340

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