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Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-A

Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-A 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 6GB 500GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 6GB Jul 2013
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Toshiba Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Toshiba is one of the better rated notebook PC manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Toshiba also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. The Satellite Pro C70-A has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

At 3, the Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-A has a quite new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Satellite Pro C70-A. The PCI Express slot versions of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 200MHz to 650MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-A has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite Pro C70-A.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the Satellite Pro C70-A has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst laptops of this age. The screen sizes of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-A has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The average processor clock speed of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Satellite Pro C70-A is 2.1GHz.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the HP 8470p (£845.00) (2.7GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Satellite Pro C70-A supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite Pro C70-A.

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

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Has a Front Camera

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

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. The Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-A has a fairly fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite Pro C70-A.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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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 portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite Pro C70-A have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-A which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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

The Toshiba Satellite Pro 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 3.3 hours, the Satellite Pro C70-A has a very short battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. Comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite Pro C70-A have battery lifes of between 2h and 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite Pro C70-A does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. 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 also be worth looking at include the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-A is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Satellite Pro C70-A does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite Pro C70-A also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of only 0.9 megapixels, the Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-A has a fairly low front camera resolution compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite Pro C70-A. The average front camera resolution of comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 28MP.

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Heavy

Across all the laptops of a similar spec and age to the Satellite Pro C70-A the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. The Satellite Pro C70-A is one of the heavier notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago (2.7 kilograms) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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

Released Over Three Years Ago

Toshiba released the Satellite Pro C70-A over three years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Satellite Pro C70-A has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Satellite Pro C70-A has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite Pro C70-A.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (512GB), or the X1 Carbon (512GB) both from Lenovo.

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Average Internal Memory

The Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-A has a relatively standard internal memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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 Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
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
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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 Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c70a12, c70a12d, toshiba c70b34, toshiba c70b34u
Barcodes 04051528079340

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ThinkPad T540 vs Satellite Pro C70-A

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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-A
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 2.6GHz 6GB 500GB HDD 17.3"
£ 1,048.87
Longer Battery Life
Fifteen More PCI Express Lanes (max)
Two USB 3.0 Ports
One More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Significantly Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
50% Smaller Internal Memory

LifeBook E754 vs Satellite Pro C70-A

Fujitsu LifeBook E754 vs Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-A
Fujitsu LifeBook E754
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6"
Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-A
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 2.6GHz 6GB 500GB HDD 17.3"
£ 651.20
Fifteen More PCI Express Lanes (max)
Vastly Longer Battery Life
Two More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Three USB 3.0 Ports
Only One USB 2.0 Port
Hugely Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

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DELL Inspiron 17 vs Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-A
DELL Inspiron 17
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Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-A
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 2.6GHz 6GB 500GB HDD 17.3"
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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)
Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
One More USB 3.0 Port
50% Bigger Hard Drive Capacity
8GB Smaller Maximum Internal Memory
86% Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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