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Toshiba Satellite C70-A
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Toshiba Satellite C70-A 2 Core Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 4GB Jan 2014
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Features a streamlined design with a silver gloss finish with a tiled keyboard and numeric keypad. The 43.9cm (17.3 ) TruBrite HD screen with LED backlighting, displays high definition videos,... More
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12 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Toshiba medium processor cores notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all portable PCs Toshiba is one of the better rated brands.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Toshiba Satellite C70-A has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite C70-A range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on laptops of this age and type.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of this age and type is 360MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Satellite C70-A has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite C70-A.

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Very Big Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Satellite C70-A of 17.3 inches is one of the biggest amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The display diagonals of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C70-A range from 10" to 18", and the average display diagonal is 15".

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Satellite C70-A has one of the bigger total storage capacitys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C70-A is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Satellite C70-A supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of this type and age. Most laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC 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 amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite C70-A.

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

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Has a Front Camera

The Satellite C70-A has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Satellite C70-A.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Satellite C70-A has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Satellite C70-A. The average hard drive capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 590GB.

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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 typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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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 cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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16 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The Toshiba Satellite C70-A is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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

The Satellite C70-A is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC.

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Quite Short Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max)s of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite C70-A range from 2h to 5,200h. The Toshiba Satellite C70-A has one of the shortest battery life (max)s (only 3.5 hours) amongst laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C70-A do not have a full-size keyboard. The Toshiba Satellite C70-A is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on portable PCs that are a comparable 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.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Toshiba Satellite C70-A has a better processor family than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. This notebook PC has an Intel Pentium processor family, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The best processor family of all portable PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C70-A is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Quite Slow DVD+RW Write Speed

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years the DVD+RW write speeds range from 1x to 24x, and the average DVD+RW write speed is 8.1x. At only 6 CD-speeds, the Satellite C70-A has a very slow DVD+RW write speed compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C70-A.

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Only Two Processor Threadss

Most portable PCs of this age and type have between two and three processor threadss, including the Toshiba Satellite C70-A which has two processor threadss.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of portable PCs of this age and spec is 3MB. At only 2 megabytes, the Toshiba Satellite C70-A has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite C70-A.

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Very Slow Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)

At only 150 megabits per second, the Toshiba Satellite C70-A has a fairly slow wi-Fi data rate (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Satellite C70-A. Across all the comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago the wi-Fi data rate (max)s range from 150 Mbit/s to 870 Mbit/s, and the average wi-Fi data rate (max) is 320 Mbit/s.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Satellite C70-A is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Satellite C70-A have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C70-A do not have a touchscreen. The Satellite C70-A is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The lowest front camera resolution (numeric) of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C70-A is 0.3MP and the highest is 1,300MP. At only 0.9 megapixels, the Satellite C70-A has a quite low front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite C70-A.

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Heavy

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite C70-A have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg. The Toshiba Satellite C70-A is quite heavy (2.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite C70-A.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite C70-A

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Frequency

The Toshiba Satellite C70-A has a relatively average processor frequency (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite C70-A.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Satellite C70-A has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
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
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
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
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
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
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
DVD-RAM Write Speed
DVD+RW Write Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD+R Write Speed
DVD-RW Write Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD-R Write Speed
DVD-R Read Speed
CD-RW Write Speed
CD-R Write Speed
CD Read Speed
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
4G
Data Network
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
Built-In Touchpad
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® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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
Execute Disable Bit
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)
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
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features

Expert Reviews

24 July 2013

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c70a12, c70a14, c70a16, c70a12u, c70a14c, c70a14m, c70a16p, toshiba c70a16, toshiba c70a16p
Barcodes 04051528087635, 04051528110524

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