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Toshiba Satellite P70-A-104


Toshiba Satellite P70-A-104
Toshiba Satellite P70-A-104 (Satellite P70 Series)
Intel Core i7-4700MQ 4 x 2.4 - 3.4 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M - 2048 MB VRAM, Core: 1045 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, DDR3 RAM, ForceWare 331.65, Optimus
8 GB 
, DDR3, Dual Channel, 4 RAM slots (two slots occupied), up to 32 GB
17.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, TN LED, AU Optronics B173HW02 V0, glossy: yes
Intel HM86 (Lynx Point)
HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680, 1000 GB 
, 5400 rpm, 898 GB free
Intel Lynx Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Headphones, Microphone jacks, Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, Memory Stick, Sensors: Gyro sensor @HDD
Atheros AR8161/8165 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
Matshita BD-MLT UJ272
height x width x depth (in mm): 33.7 x 418.4 x 272.5 ( = 1.33 x 16.47 x 10.73 in)
48 Wh Lithium-Ion, 10.8 V, 4200 mAh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 64 Bit
Webcam: 2 MP (up to 1080p video)
Additional features
Speakers: 4x Harman Kardon 6 Watt speakers, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, McAfee Internet Security (30 day trial), Microsoft Office 365 (test version), Toshiba Blu-Ray Disc Player, 24 Months Warranty
3 kg ( = 105.82 oz / 6.61 pounds), Power Supply: 616 g ( = 21.73 oz / 1.36 pounds)
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 version
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 version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/21/2013
Rating: performance: 85% display: 85% mobility: 65% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 83%



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.

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

» 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.

17.30": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

3 kg:

With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.

Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a Japanese conglomerate or technology group. The company was established in 1939 and in 1978 Toshiba became the official company name. The company's products and services include power, industrial and social infrastructure systems, elevators and escalators, electronic components, semiconductors, hard drives, printers, batteries, lighting, logistics and information technology. Toshiba was one of the largest manufacturers of personal computers, consumer electronics, home appliances and medical equipment.

80.5%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2013-08-27 (Update: 2013-08-27)