Notebookcheck

Toshiba Satellite P70-A-104

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite P70-A-104Notebook: Toshiba Satellite P70-A-104 (Satellite P70 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M 2048 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3kg
Price: 1200 euro
Average Score: 80.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 85%, features: 77%, display: 79% mobility: 69%, workmanship: 73%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 76%

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite P70-A-104

81% Review Toshiba Satellite P70-A-104 Notebook | Notebookcheck
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.
80% Toshiba Satellite P70 review
Source: Techradar English
The Toshiba doesn't win any prizes for style or longevity: its design is a mix between classy aluminium and cheap-looking plastic, and battery life results were poor. Instead, this machine has a potent processor, a versatile specification and a high-quality screen and speakers. It's not cheap, but it's worth the investment if you prize power and practicality over the charms of lightweight, low-power Ultrabooks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/10/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 60%

Foreign Reviews

Pflegeleichter Desktop-Ersatz
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/21/2013
Rating: performance: 85% display: 85% mobility: 65% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 83%

Comment

Model:

Toshiba have crafted the perfect machine for entertainment. The Toshiba Satellite P70-A-104 is a 17 inch behemoth, with a brilliant 1920 x 1080 glossy LCD display. The display can be a little bit darker than one might like, but overall it is gorgeous and this flaw is easy to overlook. It is perfect for a desktop replacement/home entertainment center. 3 kg weight and a short battery life make it less than ideal for portable use. It is a stretch to get over 3 hours of moderate use on one charge, but that is to be expected with a machine this powerful. With the 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7-4700MQ 4th generation Haswell processor and discrete nVidia GeForce GT 745M graphics, it is powerful enough to play the highest resolution video you can find, and run the most demanding games at above medium settings. Equipped with Harmon Kardon quad-speakers, bass a little weak, but the audio quality is extremely decent and the volume is surprising.

The Toshiba Satellite P70-A-104 runs Windows 8, which is one of the best options out there for an entertainment-centric machine. For Blu-ray enthusiasts, the Blu-ray drive will be a delight. Four USB 3.0 ports provide faster data transfer. The build quality is perhaps one of the biggest letdowns. The nondescript brushed aluminum body will flex and creak at points, and the seals along the side of the machine are less than attractive. To sum it all up, this is a great media machine with plenty of power at a decent price.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M: Mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GT 700M series. Based on the Kepler architecture and manufactured by TSMC in a 28nm process.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


4700MQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.4 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.3": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.


Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a multinational conglomerate manufacturing company, headquartered in Japan. The company's main business is in Infrastructure, Consumer Products, and Electronic devices and components. Toshiba-made Semiconductors are among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders. Toshiba is one of the biggest international notebook-manufacturer. There exist many reviews for Toshiba models.

Toshiba reviews


80.5%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Similar devices from a different Manufacturer

Devices with the same GPU

» Toshiba Satellite P50-A-14F
Core i7 4700MQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Z510-59400169
Core i7 4702MQ, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P50-A-11L
Core i7 4700MQ, 15.6", 2.44 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P50-A-11K
Core i7 4700MQ, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P50t-A013
Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2.6 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Aorus X7 Pro
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 4870HQ
» MSI GS70-2QE16SR51
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Toshiba Satellite L70-B-11C
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Asus G771JW
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Lenovo Y70-80DU000XGE
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i5 4200H
» Acer Aspire V3-772GTX-747A8G1.12TMAKK
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4702MQ
» Packard Bell EasyNote LE69KB-12504G50MNSK
Radeon HD 8240, E-Series E1-2500
» Lenovo Y70-70 80DU003GBM
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Toshiba Satellite L70-B-10W
Radeon R7 M260, Core i3 4005U
» Asus N750JK-T4013H
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4700HQ
» Acer Aspire E5-771G-51T2
GeForce 840M, Core i5 4210U
» MSI GS70 2PE-421UK
GeForce GTX 870M, Core i7 4710HQ
» MSI GS70-2PEi71631
GeForce GTX 870M, Core i7 4700HQ
» Lenovo G710
GeForce 820M, Pentium 3550M
» Acer Aspire E1-771
GeForce 710M, Core i3 3120M
» Asus R752LD-TY057
GeForce 820M, Core i3 4010U
» Razer Blade Pro 17 inch, GTX 860M
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4700HQ
» Asus K750JA
HD Graphics 4600, Core i7 4700HQ
» Toshiba Satellite S70-B-10N
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4700HQ
» Dell Inspiron 17-5748
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U
Current Prices
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > Toshiba > Toshiba Satellite P70-A-104
Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-08-27 (Update: 2013-08-27)