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Toshiba C70-A

Toshiba C70-A 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 6GB 500GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 6GB Jan 2014
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Toshiba Laptops Have Good Reviews

Based on 3,511 expert and user reviews, Toshiba has good reviews for its portable PCs. Toshiba also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the Toshiba C70-A has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the C70-A the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Toshiba C70-A has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the C70-A. This portable PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC compared to most of the similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the C70-A which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

The average PCI Express slot version of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the C70-A is 2.2, and the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3. At 3, the Toshiba C70-A has a very new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the C70-A.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Portable PCs that are a comparable age to the C70-A have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the Toshiba C70-A has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the C70-A.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The Toshiba C70-A has one of the bigger screen sizes (17.3 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the C70-A is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15".

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba C70-A supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of a similar age and spec to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the C70-A.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this spec and age, the Toshiba C70-A has a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Toshiba C70-A has one of the bigger maximum internal memories (32,768 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Laptops of a similar spec and age to the C70-A have maximum internal memories of between 8.1GB and 33GB.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Toshiba C70-A is a two USB 2.0 port laptop.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba C70-A has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 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 comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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11 Reasons Against

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

Most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the C70-A have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Toshiba C70-A which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Quite Short Battery Life

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the C70-A the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h. When compared to other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the C70-A that we have checked, the battery life of the Toshiba C70-A of only 3.5 hours is one of the shortest.

If this portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo G50-70 59436035 Notebook 15,6" / Core i7-4510U / 4GB / 500GB / FreeDOS (4h).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec have a full-size keyboard, however the Toshiba C70-A does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on comparable spec 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.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the T420s (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 the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Toshiba C70-A is a one USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the C70-A, the Toshiba C70-A does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the C70-A is 0.3MP and the highest is 1,300MP. At only 0.9 megapixels, the Toshiba C70-A has a fairly low front camera resolution compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the C70-A.

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Heavy

The weights of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the C70-A range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the Toshiba C70-A is quite heavy compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the C70-A.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the C70-A have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba C70-A has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba C70-A

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Toshiba C70-A has a pretty standard processor clock speed (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the C70-A.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the HP ProBook 640 G1 Notebook PC (2.6GHz and higher rated).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba C70-A has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the C70-A.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the Toshiba C70-A has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the C70-A.

If this Toshiba laptop internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP 15 (8GB), or the Lenovo T440p (8GB).

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Specification

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Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
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Processor Threads
Processor Boost 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
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
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 DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Security
Password Protection Type
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Formats

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c70a17, c70a17l, toshiba c70b34, toshiba c70b34u
Barcodes 04051528118209

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