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Toshiba L870 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Dec 2012
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The 43.9cm (17.3 ) Satellite L870 series with Intel processors comes in a silver gloss finish with a patterned design on the lid and a gloss finish to the palm-rest. A large coloured touchpad with... More
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Toshiba Laptops Have Good Reviews

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Quite New PCI Express Slots Version

The Toshiba L870 has one of the newer PCI Express slots versions (3) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of this age and spec the PCI Express slots versions range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.2.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Toshiba L870 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the L870. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz.

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Very Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum graphics adapter memory of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the L870 is 1.8GB, and the maximum graphics adapter memorys range from 0.12GB to 5.9GB. At 5.871 gigabytes, the Toshiba L870 has a very big maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the L870.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the L870 the display diagonals range from 10" to 18", and the average display diagonal is 15". The Toshiba L870 has one of the bigger display diagonals (17.3 inches) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the L870 is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.3GHz. At 2.5 gigahertz, the Toshiba L870 has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the L870.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba L870 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Toshiba portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of a comparable type and age to the L870.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba L870 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The internal memorys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the L870 range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Fujitsu Lifebook U904[plb_2254413_price] (10GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba L870 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the L870 which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this type and age, the Toshiba L870 has a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Toshiba L870 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the L870. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal (metric)

The Toshiba L870 has one of the bigger display diagonal (metric)s (43.9 centimeters) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The display diagonal (metric)s of laptops of this type and age range from 29cm to 44cm, and the average display diagonal (metric) is 38cm.

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Fairly Fast External Video Modes Refresh Rate (max)

The Toshiba L870 has a quite fast external video modes refresh rate (max) (100 hertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the L870. Notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the L870 have external video modes refresh rate (max)s of between 85Hz and 100Hz, and the average external video modes refresh rate (max) is 95Hz.

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Very Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of this spec and age is 1GB and the biggest is 5.9GB. The Toshiba L870 has a very big maximum graphics adapter memory (5,871 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the L870.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Toshiba L870 has a quite fast processor clock speed (2,500 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the L870. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the L870 have processor clock speeds of between 800MHz and 3,100MHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2,100MHz.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The Toshiba L870 is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes laptop. Most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the L870 have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of only 4 hours, the Toshiba L870 has one of the shorter battery life (max)s amongst notebook PCs of this age. The shortest battery life (max) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the L870 is 2h and the longest is 5,200h.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. 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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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the L870 do not have a touchscreen. The Toshiba L870 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Heavy

Across all the notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the Toshiba L870 is quite heavy compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba L870

Released Over Four Years Ago

Toshiba released the L870 over four years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Toshiba L870 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Most laptops that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba L870 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the L870.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour of Product
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Manufacturer
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Clock Speed
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
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Supported
Maximum Number of SMP Processors
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Internal Memory Size
Hard Drive
Storage Medium
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
Glossy Display
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
DVD-R Dual Layer Read Speed
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
Built-In Subwoofer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Second Camera
Rear Camera
Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Megapixel Count
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Built-In Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Cabling Technology
Networking Standards
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Networking Topology
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connectivity
Headphone Connectivity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
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
S-Video Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Optional Operating System Supplied
Trial Software
Bundled Software
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
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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
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
External Power Adapter
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection Type
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Special Features
Wireless Display Connectivity
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Handheld Remote Control
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
Certification
Wi-Fi Certified
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Power Supply Type
Connector Type
Maximum Memory Card Size
Internal Modem
Floppy Drive Installed
Display Diagonal (metric)
Ethernet Interface Type
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
HD-Ready
Power Requirements
Internal Video Mode, Resolution
Wireless Technology
HDD User Password
Integrated Graphics Adapter (UMA/GMA)
Warranty
Audio Quality
Number of Products Included
Display
Compliance Industry Standards
Type

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Product Identifiers

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