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Toshiba Satellite Pro L870

Toshiba Satellite Pro L870 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Feb 2013
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
Satellite Pro L870-18R - 3rd generation Intel Core i3-3120M Processor(2.50GHz)/Win8/4096MB/500GB/17.3" Toshiba HD+/AMD-2048MB/DVD-RW SuperMulti(DL)//WiFi 802.11bgn/Btooth/1.0MP HD More
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Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Medium processor core notebook PCs produced by Toshiba have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Toshiba also has good ratings across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite Pro L870 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Toshiba Satellite Pro L870 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most laptops of a similar age and type to the Satellite Pro L870 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Satellite Pro L870 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Satellite Pro L870 range from 10" to 18". The screen size of the Toshiba Satellite Pro L870 of 17.3 inches is one of the biggest amongst notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the Satellite Pro L870 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The average processor clock speed of laptops that came out around the same time as the Satellite Pro L870 is 2.1GHz.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the T410[pl_1629753_price] (2.53GHz), or the T440p[pl_3682866_price] (2.6GHz) both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Tecra A50[plb_2363547_price] (2.6GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Satellite Pro L870 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago. This Toshiba notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of this spec and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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

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Has a Front Camera

The Satellite Pro L870 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Toshiba Satellite Pro L870 is a three USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 2,048 megabytes, the Satellite Pro L870 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite Pro L870. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1.7GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 4.1GB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Short Battery Life

The Satellite Pro L870 has a very short battery life (only 3 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Satellite Pro L870. The battery lifes of laptops of this spec and age range from 2h to 4,400h.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite Pro L870 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Satellite Pro L870 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type. 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 portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Satellite Pro L870 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

The average weight of laptops of a comparable type and age to the Satellite Pro L870 is 2.2kg. At 2.7 kilograms, the Satellite Pro L870 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Satellite Pro L870.

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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 more than two years.

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Thick

The Satellite Pro L870 is quite thick (33.7 millimeters) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The average height of laptops of this type and age is 27mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite Pro L870

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Toshiba released the Satellite Pro L870.

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Satellite Pro L870 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family, whereas most laptops that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Satellite Pro L870 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 500GB total storage capacity laptops to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M[plb_1476372_price] is also worth considering.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2843836_price] (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Satellite Pro L870 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite Pro L870.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire One AO725[plb_1491127_price].

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Specification

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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)
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
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
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Headphone Connection
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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
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
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 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
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
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 Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
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Power
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Security
Password Protection
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Certificates
Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 04051528043297

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2 core Intel Core i3-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 17.3"
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Eleven More PCI Express Lanes (max)
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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
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2 core Intel Core i3-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 17.3"
£ 1,048.87
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Eleven Months Newer
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£ 2,116.07
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