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Toshiba C70D-A

Toshiba C70D-A AMD E 1GHz 4GB 750GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

AMD E 1GHz 4GB 750GB Nov 2013
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Enter a world of choice with the Satellite C70-A series. With everything you need for a fully connected, big-screen experience, you're free to explore your entertainment options in stunning... More
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Toshiba Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Notebook PCs produced by Toshiba are some of the better notebook PCs according to average expert and user reviews.

Very Big Display Diagonal

Comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the C70D-A have display diagonals of between 10" and 18". The Toshiba C70D-A has one of the bigger display diagonals (17.3 inches) amongst laptops of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 17.3" portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Y70, or the HP ProBook 4730s.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba C70D-A has a front camera, which is unusual. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec do not have a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The Toshiba C70D-A has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards which is better than most portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. Most portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an 802.11b wi-Fi standards. This Toshiba notebook PC also has an 802.11g wi-Fi standards.

An 802.11n wi-Fi standards is actually the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all laptops of a comparable type and age to the C70D-A.

The worst Wi-Fi standard across comparable types of portable PC is 802.11a.

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Very Fast External Video Modes Refresh Rate (max)

The Toshiba C70D-A has a very fast external video modes refresh rate (max) (100 hertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the C70D-A. The slowest external video modes refresh rate (max) of notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the C70D-A is 85Hz, the fastest is 100Hz, and the average external video modes refresh rate (max) is 94Hz.

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4 Bluetooth Version

The Toshiba C70D-A supports a 4 bluetooth version which is better than the 2.1 bluetooth version supported by most laptops that were launched around the same time as it. Notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the C70D-A bluetooth versions range from 2.1 to 4.1.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Toshiba C70D-A has one of the bigger hard drive capacitys amongst laptops of this age. The smallest hard drive capacity of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the C70D-A is 320GB, the biggest is 1TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 530GB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots on portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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10 Reasons Against

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

The Toshiba C70D-A is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the C70D-A have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the C70D-A, the Toshiba C70D-A does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max)s of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the C70D-A range from 3h to 50h. The Toshiba C70D-A has one of the shorter battery life (max)s (only 4.5 hours) amongst portable PCs of this age.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a longer battery life (max) then you might want to consider the Lenovo Y70 (5h) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Slow Processor Frequency

The Toshiba C70D-A has one of the slower processor frequencys (only 1 gigahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age. Portable PCs that are a similar age to the C70D-A have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz, and the average processor frequency is 1.9GHz.

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Only AMD E Processor Family

This laptop has an AMD E processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the C70D-A do not have a touchscreen. The Toshiba C70D-A is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The Toshiba C70D-A has a fairly small processor cache (only 1 megabyte) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The smallest processor cache of similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the C70D-A is 1MB and the biggest is 6MB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,333 megahertz, the Toshiba C70D-A has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the C70D-A. Across all the laptops that have been around for around the same time as the C70D-A the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 1,600MHz.

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Very Slow Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)

The wi-Fi data rate (max)s of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 150 Mbit/s to 440 Mbit/s, and the average wi-Fi data rate (max) is 270 Mbit/s. With a wi-Fi data rate (max) of only 150 megabits per second, the Toshiba C70D-A has one of the slower wi-Fi data rate (max)s amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the Toshiba C70D-A is one of the heavier portable PCs that came out around the same time as the C70D-A amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The weights of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 210g to 4.5kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba C70D-A

Released Over Three Years Ago

Toshiba released the C70D-A over three years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Toshiba C70D-A has a pretty average total storage capacity (750 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the C70D-A.

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Average Internal Memory

The Toshiba C70D-A has a fairly average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the C70D-A.

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HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on laptops of a similar age and spec 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.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Cache
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
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 Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
External Video Modes Refresh Rate (max)
External Video Modes Non-Interlaced Resolution With Max. Refresh Rate
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete 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 Rewrite Speed
CD Write Speed
CD Read Speed
Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G LTE
4G
Data Network
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
SIM Card Support
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connectivity
Headphone Connectivity
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
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 2.0 Ports Quantity
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
Internal Modem
HD-Ready
Internal Video Mode, Resolution

Expert Reviews

6 March 2014

Alle Zeichen stehen auf AMD: Im Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-10L befinden sich ein A4-5000 mit 1,5 Gigahertz Taktfrequenz, vier Gigabyte Arbeitsspeicher und eine Radeon HD 8330. Das 17,3 Zoll große... Read more…

Quiet operation
Does not get really warm
Usable keyboard
Silencieux
Ne chauffe pas trop
Display has a blue cast
Only FastEthernet
Poor battery runtimes
Teinte bleute pour l'cran
Seulement du FastEthernet

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 11 December 2014 by Stephen A
(Verified Purchase)

I had to return this because of the speakers! I read the reviews carefully before purchase. I saw that there were a lot of reports about the bad speakers and dismissed them. I don't really care... Read more…

Reviewed 20 May 2014 by Louise

The whole concept is fantastic, you can Hoover stairs without worrying about a cord. It's sleek and stores away easily, it's great on hard,floors, although suction is not as good as other models I... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c70da108, c70da114, apple c70da114, pscene00h008enn
Barcodes 04051528079098, 04051528084542, 04051528097740

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