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Toshiba Satellite L70 Series

Toshiba Satellite L70-B-11C

The main standout feature of this Toshiba offering is the large 17.3 inch screen, a real treat for those who like big and dramatic displays. The enormous screen on this laptop purportedly replaces the need for a conventional desktop, and offers all the usual features a PC offers. Users can choose between a myriad of Intel processor (up to i7) or multi core AMD A-Series processors as hardware.

This will undoubtedly be sufficient to store files, data and even entertainment like games, music and movies. Speaking of which, the laptop comes equipped with a DVD player, which can optionally be upgraded to a Blu-ray player. There are also chambered speakers powered by DTS. As usual, there are USB 3 and HDMI ports for all your data transfer needs. Design wise, it comes in a glossy metallic color, suitable for both business and pleasure. Rounded corners embellished in silver give it an added touch of class.

A USB sleep and charge port allows users to charge any external electrical gadget via a USB cable even when the laptop is switched off. This general purpose laptop is worth its mid-range price as it can cater to virtually any need.

Processor: Intel Core i3 4005U, Intel Core i5 4200U, Intel Core i7 4700MQ, Intel Core i7 4710HQ
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R7 M260, AMD Radeon R9 M265X, Intel HD Graphics 4400, NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Display: 17.30 inch
Weight: 2.7kg, 2.8kg, 2.87kg
Price: 800, 949.00, 999 euro
Average Score: 61.25% - poor
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 67%, features: 63%, display: 69%
mobility: 65%, workmanship: 57%, ergonomy: 65%, emissions: 81%

 

Toshiba Satellite L70-A-11C

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite L70-A-11CNotebook: Toshiba Satellite L70-A-11C
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Display: 17.30 inch, 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

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Average Score: 40% - bad

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

40% Ce portable Toshiba Satellite L70-A-11C rate son décollage
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 40%

 

Toshiba Satellite L70-A-10T

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite L70-A-10TNotebook: Toshiba Satellite L70-A-10T
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M 2048 MB
Display: 17.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 999 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

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71% Review Toshiba Satellite L70-A-10T Notebook | Notebookcheck
Haswell allrounder. The Satellite L70-A-10T is another offer for those looking for a general-purpose laptop with 17.3 inch size. The customer gets a Haswell CPU, a GeForce graphics card, a big memory capacity and a full HD screen for about 900 Euro. Our review reveals whether the offer from Toshiba is recommendable.

 

Toshiba Satellite L70-B-10W

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite L70-B-10WNotebook: Toshiba Satellite L70-B-10W
Processor: Intel Core i3 4005U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R7 M260
Display: 17.30 inch, 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Links: Toshiba homepage
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Foreign Reviews

Toshiba Satellite L70-B-10W – test
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Good quality; quiet cooling system; good speakers; pretty good screen. Negative: Expensive; mediocre performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/18/2014

 

Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130Notebook: Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Processor: Intel Core i7 4710HQ
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R9 M265X 2048 MB
Display: 17.30 inch, 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixels
Weight: 2.87kg
Price: 949.00 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
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74% Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Hot Gamer? Toshiba self-confidently advertises its new multimedia laptop, Satellite L70-B-130 with AMD's R9 M265X as "Enthusiast Graphics". Our review reveals whether the 17-inch laptop justifies this high claim, why "hot" should be taken literally, and for whom the laptop might be worth looking at.

 

Toshiba Satellite L70-B-11C

The Toshiba Satellite L70-B-11C is a general purpose laptop with a mid-range price. The outside is made from metallic plastic which, some say, lacks the standard firmness. The keyboard and screen frame are shiny black, whilst the wrist rest area is a strip of off-white plastic. This wrist area is slightly unsteady and the keys do not really work well. With 2.7 kg, it is not really lightweight and requires a case or bag for protection against physical damage.

This is a multimedia desktop replacement system designed for viewing images in high resolution. Its 17.3 inch screen has adequate brightness and offers easy viewing from various angles. The Intel Core i5 processor is enough for daily tasks like word processing, watching movies, listening to songs, but not for performance demanding tasks like high-end games, Photoshop, movie editing or intense multi-tasking.

For casual gamers, there is an Intel HD Graphics 4400 card, which is enough for usual modern games. The laptop comes with a 6 GB DDR3 1.6 GHz RAM, and 750 GB HDD internal storage drive. There is a 1 MP webcam for basic functions like Skyping. The rest of the features is also rather basic.

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite L70-B-11CNotebook: Toshiba Satellite L70-B-11C
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 17.30 inch, 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite L70-B-11C (Model)

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Average Score: 60% - poor

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Can a 17.3-inch screen lift this Toshiba above the competition?
Source: Techradar English
The L70 has a better screen than the S50D, but the Core i5 processor can't match the APU inside the smaller Toshiba when it comes to getting the balance right between applications and games. Ergonomically, the larger laptop is thicker and heavier while offering no real improvement. The Lenovo has similar performance inside a slimmer and more versatile chassis. Toshiba's larger L70 is only worth buying if the added screen resolution and quality is the prime consideration.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 40% features: 60% workmanship: 60%

 

Comment

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 is not present in the smartphone sector. As laptop manufacturer, Toshiba still had 6.6% of world market share in 2014. However it fell to only 1.6% in 2016, making only for the 8th place.


Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M: Mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GT 700M series. Based on the Kepler architecture and manufactured by TSMC in a 28nm process.

AMD Radeon R7 M260: Mid-range graphics card based on the GCN architecture.

AMD Radeon R9 M265X:

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

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.

» 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.

4710HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.5 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.

Intel Core i3:

4005U: Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz without Turbo Boost support. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.

Intel Core i5:

4200U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.7 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

2.87 kg:


61.25%: 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.

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Toshiba Satellite S50-B-14P
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Toshiba Satellite S50-B-12Z
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Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
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Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B-12U
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Stefan Hinum, 2014-08-26 (Update: 2014-08-26)