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Toshiba Satellite S70-B-106

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite S70-B-106Notebook: Toshiba Satellite S70-B-106 (Satellite S70 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700HQ
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R9 M265X 2048 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 1200 euro
Average Score: 61.5% - poor
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 42%, performance: 84%, features: 65%, display: 74% mobility: 67%, workmanship: 58%, ergonomy: 72%, emissions: 81%

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite S70-B-106

76% Toshiba Satellite S70-B-106 Notebook Review Update | Notebookcheck
The successor. The new version of the Satellite S70 doesn't rely on a GeForce GT 740M chip anymore, but on a Radeon R9 M265X graphics core which enhances gaming performance significantly. The notebook still has a Core-i7 processor, a Full HD display and a Blu-ray burner. Does Toshiba offer a successful all-rounder?
60% Toshiba Satellite S70, a 17.3" Multimedia Laptop
Source: Digital Versus English
The Satellite S70 is one of Toshiba's top-of-the-range 17" multimedia laptops. It's a range that boasts an aluminium shell and a powerful configuration. The Toshiba Satellite S70 provides a satisfactory experience and nothing more. It performs well enough for anything except games, but its pitiful screen closes a lot of other doors (photo editing, video editing, use in bright light...).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Toshiba Satellite S70-B-10N review: A good desktop replacement laptop
Source: PC Advisor English
The Toshiba Satellite S70 provides strong all-round performance and will make a good desktop-replacement system for both home and office use. However, the screen is below par for a laptop in this price range, and that's an obvious weakness in a laptop that is clearly designed for entertainment. That leaves it looking over-priced at £1199, so if it still interests you it's worth shopping around to see if you can find it at a better price online rather than buying from Toshiba directly.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
50% Toshiba Satellite S70-B review
Source: PC Pro English
Despite this, the Satellite S70-B is a disappointment. It doesn't look or feel like a £1,199 laptop, and the display is well below par. That's by no means the end of the Toshiba's troubles, however, as it also faces stiff competition: the Gigabyte P34G v2 squeezes a superior all-round performance into a portable 14in chassis, while the 17.3in MSI Apache Pro GE70 2PE easily beats the Toshiba at its own game. Unless the Toshiba Satellite S70-B's price takes a dramatic tumble in the coming months, this is one desktop replacement we'd take care to avoid.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 33% performance: 83% features: 50% workmanship: 50%

Comment

AMD Radeon R9 M265X:

Mid-ranged mobile GPU based on the GCN architecture with GDDR5 memory.

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.  


4700HQ: 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.


2.8 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


61.5%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

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» Toshiba Qosmio X70-B-10M
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Devices with the same GPU

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» Toshiba Satellite P50-B-10D
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» Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-108
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» Toshiba Satellite P50-B-108
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» Toshiba Satellite P50t-BST2N01
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» Toshiba Satellite P50T-B-10K
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-07-18 (Update: 2014-07-18)