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Toshiba Satellite C70D-B 2 Core AMD Dual-Core 1GHz 4GB 750GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

2 AMD Dual-Core 1GHz 4GB Jul 2014
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8 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

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

Fairly Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 17.3 inches, the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B has one of the bigger display diagonals amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have display diagonals of between 10" and 18".

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 17.3" notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Inspiron 17 7737, or the Inspiron 17R both from DELL.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite C70D-B is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB. With a total storage capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Inspiron 17R (1TB and higher rated), or the Inspiron 17 7737 (1TB and higher rated) both from DELL.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Satellite C70D-B, the Satellite C70D-B has a front camera.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the HP 8460p is also worth considering.

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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 comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Satellite C70D-B is 250GB and the biggest is 1.5TB. With a hard drive capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Satellite C70D-B has one of the bigger hard drive capacitys amongst portable PCs of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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11 Reasons Against

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

The Toshiba Satellite C70D-B is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Satellite C70D-B have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite C70D-B does not have a full-size keyboard, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite C70D-B also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the HP 8460p, or the Acer Aspire VN7.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max)s of laptops of a similar type and age to the Satellite C70D-B range from 2h to 5,200h. At only 5 hours, the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B has a fairly short battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C70D-B.

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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 of this age and spec. 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.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media and we think because of it's better review score, the HP 8460p is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the Latitude 12 E7240 (SSD and higher rated), or the 13 (SSD and higher rated) both from DELL.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite C70D-B, the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B's processor frequency of only 1 gigahertz is one of the slowest. The average processor frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C70D-B is 2.1GHz, and the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a faster processor frequency then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 (1.6GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite C70D-B have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB. When compared to other laptops of this type and age, the Satellite C70D-B's processor cache of only 0.512 megabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Slow Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)

With a wi-Fi data rate (max) of only 150 megabits per second, the Satellite C70D-B has one of the slower wi-Fi data rate (max)s amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The slowest wi-Fi data rate (max) of laptops that have been around for more than two years is 150 Mbit/s, the fastest is 870 Mbit/s, and the average wi-Fi data rate (max) is 320 Mbit/s.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C70D-B do not have a touchscreen. The Satellite C70D-B is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

It is worth considering other laptops which also have a touchscreen including the Asus S200E, or the DELL 13 which also has a higher rating.

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Heavy

The weights of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C70D-B range from 300g to 3.8kg. At 2.7 kilograms, the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B is quite heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this laptop was released.

AMD Dual-Core Processor Family

The Satellite C70D-B has a better processor family than most laptops that are a similar age to it. This portable PC has an AMD Dual-Core processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it have an AMD E processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

The Satellite C70D-B has a pretty typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4GB internal memory laptops currently available including the HP 8460p which has better reviews.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude E6540 (8GB) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
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 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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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 Write Speed
CD Read Speed
Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
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
Combo Headphone/mic Port
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

Expert Reviews

(1)
20 March 2015

Quiet & cool. Le Satellite C70D-B-10X est un ordinateur portable d'une diagonale de 17,3 pouces relativement basique, conçu pour des tâches bureautiques. Ses qualités : une faible chauffe et... Read more…

Device barely heats up
Mostly quiet operation
Decent battery life
Faible chauffe
Silencieux
No maintenance cover
12month warranty only
Pas de trappe de maintenance
Garantie de 12 mois seulement
Sin cubierta de mantenimiento

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 9 March 2015 by Ben Williams
(Verified Purchase)

Superb product.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c70db107
Barcodes 04051528128284

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