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Toshiba Satellite Pro L870

Toshiba Satellite Pro L870 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Jan 2013
Processor Cores Processor Family Processor Frequency Internal Memory Release Date
Satellite Pro L870-17X - 3rd generation Intel Core i5-3230M Processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0(2.60/3.20GHz Turbo)/Win8/4096MB/500GB/17.3" Toshiba HD+/AMD-2048MB/DVD-RW... More
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17 Reasons For

Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Toshiba notebook PCs and also specifically for Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Toshiba had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of this type and age is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Satellite Pro L870 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite Pro L870.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2. The Toshiba Satellite Pro L870 has one of the newest PCI Express slot versions (3) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum graphics adapter memory capacity of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 0.38GB to 5.9GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 1.9GB. With a maximum graphics adapter memory of 3.823 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite Pro L870 has one of the bigger maximum graphics adapter memory capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Big Screen Size

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite Pro L870, the screen size of the Satellite Pro L870 of 17.3 inches is one of the biggest. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15".

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Toshiba Satellite Pro L870 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Satellite Pro L870 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

If you would prefer a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the HP ProBook 650 (2.7GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Satellite Pro L870 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable 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 across all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Satellite Pro L870, the Satellite Pro L870 has a front camera.

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Fairly Fast Processor Front Side Bus

The processor front side bus of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1.3MHz to 1,600MHz. The Toshiba Satellite Pro L870 has a fairly fast processor front side bus (1,600 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite Pro L870.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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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 notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Fairly Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

The Satellite Pro L870 has one of the bigger maximum graphics adapter memory (3,823 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite Pro L870 the maximum graphics adapter memory range from 380MB to 5.9GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 2GB.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the portable PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite Pro L870 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB. The Satellite Pro L870 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory (2,048 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Short Battery Life

When compared to other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Satellite Pro L870 that we have assessed the battery life of, the Satellite Pro L870's battery life of only 3 hours is one of the shortest. Across all the portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Satellite Pro L870 the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Satellite Pro L870 have a full-size keyboard, however the Toshiba Satellite Pro L870 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

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

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Satellite Pro L870 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite Pro L870 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the Satellite Pro L870 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Across all the laptops of a similar age and spec to the Satellite Pro L870 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Thick

The heights of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite Pro L870 range from 2.4mm to 300mm. At 33.7 millimeters, the Satellite Pro L870 is fairly thick compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite Pro L870.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite Pro L870

Released Over Three Years Ago

Toshiba released the Satellite Pro L870 over three years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Satellite Pro L870 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most portable PCs of this age and spec. Most similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Satellite Pro L870 has a relatively standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Satellite Pro L870 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Satellite Pro L870.

Alternative 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire One AO725.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Front Side Bus
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
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 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
LED Backlight
HD Type
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
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
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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
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
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
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
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers l87017, l87017x, satellite pro pskfpe00f00, satellite pro pskfpe00f00m, satellite pro pskfpe00f00me, satellite pro pskfpe00f00men
Barcodes 04051528030730

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