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Toshiba Satellite P70-A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 101 reviews of Toshiba Satellite P70-A. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the keyboard and size are on the whole positive. The usability and screen also get good opinions, but there are some less positive views about the energy efficiency and portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Toshiba Satellite P70-A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Review Toshiba Satellite P70-A-104 Notebook

 

Premium Haswell. Full HD screen, Core i7 Haswell, GeForce GPU, Harman/Kardon sound system - appetizing. Can the Premium DTR deliver what it promises? Find out in the following review. ...

Good program performance; Decent gaming performance; Large storage space; Bright display with strong contrast; Good keyboard; Blu-ray burner; Secondary hard disk slot available; 4 RAM slots

No IPS panel; No SSD cache; Blue-tinted screen

The speaker system produces a good sound (for a notebook).

Nov, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite P70-A-11R PSPLPE-04403REN

 

Speed

Battery life

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite P70-A-11R PSPLPE-04403REN

 

RAM upgraded to 32MB without any issues.

Shiny screen. Nvidia GTX graphics should be standard at this price point

Aug, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite P70-A-11R PSPLPE-04403REN

 

RAM upgraded to 32MB without any issues

Shiny screen ; Nvidia GTX graphics should be standard at this price point

Jul, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite P70-A-11R PSPLPE-04403REN

 

Very good graphic interface, nice keyboard, everything works very well. Feels expensive in its brushed aluminium body, works a treat!

Twice now the battery power has rundown to zilch, overnight? Maybe I left it in sleep mode too long, don't know yet.

Jun, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite P70-A-11R PSPLPE-04403REN

 

Good spec, Nice large screen, has everything required for top end laptop.

Let down by battery performance. Slighty heavy. No touchscreen.

May, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite P70-A-11R PSPLPE-04403REN

 

Fantastic laptop has got everything and super fast.

None!

May, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite P70-A-11R PSPLPE-04403REN

 

Very good graphic interface, nice keyboard, everything works very well ; Feels expensive in its brushed aluminium body, works a treat

Twice now the battery power has rundown to zilch, overnight? Maybe I left it in sleep mode too long, don't know yet

May, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite P70-A-11R PSPLPE-04403REN

 

great laptop and very handy to use

May, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite P70-A-11R PSPLPE-04403REN

 

Good spec, Nice large screen, has everything required for top end laptop

Let down by battery performance. Slighty heavy. No touchscreen

May, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio chip:Conexant CX20751
Audio formats supported:
Audio system:24-bit / Conexant CX20751-11Z / DTS / DTS Sound / DTS Studio / DTS Studio Sound / Harman Kardon / HD
Audio system full duplex:
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers: / 4
Speaker power:1.5 / 4 / 6
Speakers manufacturer:Conexant / Harman Kardon

Battery

Battery Capacity:3220
Battery life (max):3.3 / 3.5
Battery technology: / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 6

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080 / 1980 x 1080
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.9 / 2
Rear camera: No
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance:No / Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product: / Aluminium / Aluminium, Black / Aluminium, Black, Chrome / Aluminium, Black, Silver / Aluminium, Silver / Black, Silver / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Aluminium / Aluminium, Black / Aluminium, Black, Chrome / Aluminium, Black, Silver / Aluminium, Silver / Black, Silver / Silver
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):
Display brightness:300
Display diagonal:43.9
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display response rise/fall:8
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight: Yes
Panel Type:TFT
Touchscreen: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4
Discrete graphics adapter model: / NVIDIA GeForce 745M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
Discrete graphics memory type: / GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:11.902 / 4 / 4.095 / 7.806
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Maximum Resolution:1920 x 1080
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (VGA):2880 x 1800
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (VGA):60

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard language:Dutch / German, English
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:87
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device: / ClickPad / Touchpad
Windows keys: / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 32 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type: / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):32
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8 / 4 x 4 / 4 x 8 / 8 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
4G LTE: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 LE
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
SIM card support: No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
WWAN:No / Yes

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

BD-R Dual Layer read speed:6
BD-R Dual Layer write speed:6
BD-R read speed:6
BD-R write speed:2 / 6
BD-R XL read speed:6
BD-R XL write speed:2
BD-RE Dual Layer read speed:6
BD-RE Dual Layer write speed:2
BD-RE read speed:6
BD-RE write speed:2
BD-RE XL read speed:6
BD-RE XL write speed:2
BD-ROM read speed:6
CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:10 / 4
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24 / 4
CD-RW write speed:16 / 4
Disc types supported: / BD, BD-R, BD-ROM, CD, CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW / BD, CD, DVD / BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-R XL, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, BD-RE XL, BD-ROM, CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW / BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-R XL, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, BD-RE XL, BD-ROM, CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW / BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-R XL, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, BD-RE XL, CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW / BD-R, BD-RE, CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW / CD, DVD / CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW / DMI 2.0, ACPI, Mobile PC2001, CCX, Wi-Fi
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:4 / 6 / 8
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4 / 6
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:6 / 8
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:4 / 6 / 8
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4 / 6
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
HD DVD-ROM read speed:8
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Interface:
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-ray RW / DVD Super Multi DL

Other features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:24-bit / Conexant CX20751-11Z / DTS / DTS Sound / DTS Studio / DTS Studio Sound / Harman Kardon / HD
Display:
Graphics adapter family:
Internal modem: No
Internal video mode, resolution:1920 x 1080
Type:
Volume Control:Digital

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

GPS (satellite): No
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port: No
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 4
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1 / 2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
Volume Control:Digital

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:6.32
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120 / 45
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset: / Intel HM86
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.4
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Cores:4
Processor family: / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:2.4
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:
Processor Model:I7-4700MQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series
Processor Socket:PGA946
Processor threads:8
Stepping:C0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):47
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):No / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75117 / I7-4700MQ
Processor code:SR15H
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: No
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:HDD, Power on, Supervisor / HDD, SSD, Supervisor, User / HDD, Supervisor / HDD, Supervisor, User / Yes

Software

Bundled software:430 x 179 x 149 / DTS Studio Sound, TOSHIBA Desktop Assist, TOSHIBA Display Utility, TOSHIBA Eco Utility, TOSHIBA Function Key, TOSHIBA Gesture Controller, TOSHIBA Media Player by sMedio TrueLink+, TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor, TOSHIBA System Settings / DTS Studio SoundTM\nTOSHIBA Desktop Assist\nTOSHIBA Display Utility\nTOSHIBA Eco UtilityTM\nTOSHIBA Function Key\nTOSHIBA Media Player\nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor\nTOSHIBA System Settings / DTS Studio Sound\nTOSHIBA Desktop Assist\nTOSHIBA Display Utility\nTOSHIBA Eco Utility\nTOSHIBA Function Key\nTOSHIBA Media Player\nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor\nTOSHIBA System Settings / Weight varies by configuration and component.\nStarting at 5.93 lb / Windows 98 or later\nMac OS 9-X or higher / Windows XP/Vista/7\nMac X 10.5, 10.6
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security / McAfee Internet Security, Microsoft Office 2013 / McAfee LiveSafe, Microsoft Office / McAfee LiveSafe, Microsoft® Office / McAfee LiveSafe, Office / Microsoft Office 2013, McAfee Internet Security / Microsoft Office, McAfee LiveSafe

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDIO / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 1500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface: / SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
HDD Capacity:1000 / 1500 / 750
HDD interface:Serial ATA
HDD Size:2.5
HDD Speed:5400
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000
Hybrid-HDD cache memory:8
Hybrid-HDD cache type:Flash
Hybrid-HDD capacity:1000
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1 / 2
Number of HDDs installed:1 / 2
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA / SATA
SSD capacity:256
SSD interface:mSATA / Serial ATA
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1256 / 1500 / 1756 / 2000 / 3256 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:27.2
Height :2.8
Height (front):2.8
Height (rear):3.37
Weight:2.99 / 3
Width:41.8