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Toshiba Satellite Pro C870

Toshiba Satellite Pro C870 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Mar 2013
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11 Reasons For

Good Brand

Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all portable PCs Toshiba is one of the superior manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of this type and age.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 650 megahertz, the Toshiba Satellite Pro C870 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Satellite Pro C870. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Very Big Screen Size

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite Pro C870 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15". When compared to other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the screen size of the Toshiba Satellite Pro C870 of 17.3 inches is one of the biggest.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. At 2.5 gigahertz, the Toshiba Satellite Pro C870 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T410 (2.53GHz), or the Acer TravelMate TMP253-M (2.6GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Satellite Pro C870 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. This notebook 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 amongst all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Satellite Pro C870 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite Pro C870.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Satellite Pro C870 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Short Battery Life

The shortest battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 2h and the longest is 4,400h. The Satellite Pro C870 has a fairly short battery life (only 4.5 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might want to consider the DELL Vostro 14 5000 (4.6h), or the Lenovo S510p (5h).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite Pro C870 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Satellite Pro C870.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of this age and type. 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.

If you would prefer a laptop with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum graphics adapter memory of only 1.696 gigabytes, the Satellite Pro C870 has one of the smaller maximum graphics adapter memory capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Satellite Pro C870 have maximum graphics adapter memory capacity of between 0.38GB and 5.9GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite Pro C870 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Satellite Pro C870 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

At 2.7 kilograms, the Satellite Pro C870 is quite heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite Pro C870. The lightest notebook PC that was released more than two years ago is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum graphics adapter memory of only 1,696 megabyte, the Toshiba Satellite Pro C870 has one of the smaller maximum graphics adapter memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The maximum graphics adapter memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite Pro C870 range from 380MB to 5.9GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 2GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Thick

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago the heights range from 2.4mm to 300mm, and the average height is 27mm. With a height of 33.7 millimeters, the Satellite Pro C870 is fairly thick compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite Pro C870.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite Pro C870

Released Over Three Years Ago

This portable PC was released over three years ago.

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Satellite Pro C870 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops of this age and spec.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Satellite Pro C870 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Satellite Pro C870 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite Pro C870.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Asus X550CA (6GB).

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Specification

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Processor Frequency
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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)
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 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
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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 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
CD-RW Write Speed
CD-R Write Speed
Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
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 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
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
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)
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
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c8701e2
Barcodes 04051528061253

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