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Toshiba Satellite P70-B Notebook Review

Sascha Mölck, Stefanie Voigt (translated by Martina Osztovits), 02/27/2015

All-rounder with weaknesses. Toshiba's 17.3-inch all-rounder is available for just under 1200 Euros (~$1346). The buyer gets a very well equipped computer with weaknesses: For example, the Satellite does not feature an IPS display.

For the original German review, see here.

With the pre-production model of the Toshiba Satellite P70-A, we reviewed one of our first Haswell notebooks in summer 2013. With the Satellite P70-B-10T, we have a successor model before us now. The "B" indicates that something was changed in the new model. For example, the B model is slimmer, slightly more rounded and it lacks a maintenance hatch. However, the biggest changes took place inside: The second hard-drive slot of the A model disappeared and the processor no longer sits in a socket but is soldered. In addition, Toshiba replaced the GeForce GT 745M with a Radeon R9 M265X GPU. Our review reveals whether the Satellite profits from the changes.

Computers like the Asus N751JK-T4144H, the HP Envy 17-k104ng, the Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro, and the Lenovo Y70 belong to the competitors of the Satellite.

Case

With a price of about 1200 Euros (~$1346), the Satellite does not belong to the cheapest notebooks. Accordingly, our expectations are high. The lid and the palm rests are made from brushed aluminum. The underside of the base unit consists of matte, black plastic, while the display bezel is made from glossy black plastic. Competitors like the Asus N751JK-T4144H and the HP Envy 17-k104ng use the same blend of materials. In our opinion, the Asus notebook looks the most premium among the three devices in our comparison group. The Satellite lacks a maintenance hatch, but the case can be easily opened (see below) and the battery is removable.

The stability of the base unit is generally good. Only the part above the optical drive can be slightly depressed if pressure is applied. While the stiffness of the base unit is alright, the lid flexes too much for our liking. But, it is positive that pressure on the back of the display does not result in picture deviations. The build quality of the computer is not sufficient for 1200 Euros (~$1346): For example, the lid has sharp plastic edges and there are uneven gaps and material transitions at the display bezel. The hinges keep the lid firmly in position, but they wobble. It is possible to open the lid with one hand.

The Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T. (image: Toshiba)
The Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T. (image: Toshiba)
The lid is made from aluminum.
The lid is made from aluminum.
No maintenance hatch.
No maintenance hatch.

Connectivity

The Satellite brings the usual interfaces. Like the Asus N751JK-T4144H, it features four USB ports, but only two of them use the USB 3.0 standard, while this is true for all four USB ports of the Asus. The Toshiba has most of the interfaces towards the front of the right side. So, the workspace right of the laptop gets easily crowded with cables.

Right side: headphones out, mic in, 2x USB 3.0, HDMI, Ethernet, VGA out
Right side: headphones out, mic in, 2x USB 3.0, HDMI, Ethernet, VGA out
Left side: Kensington lock slot, power-in, 2x USB 2.0, DVD burner
Left side: Kensington lock slot, power-in, 2x USB 2.0, DVD burner
Front side: card reader
Front side: card reader

Communication

Toshiba equipped the Satellite with a WLAN module (Dual-Band Wireless-AC 3160) from Intel. Apart from the 802.11 a/b/g/n standards, it also supports the latest, very fast 802.11 ac standard. The WLAN connection between router and notebook worked flawlessly. The connection was stable directly beside the router and two floors below it. The built-in WLAN module also supports Bluetooth 4.0. The Gigabit Ethernet chip of the computer belongs to the Realtek RTL8168/8111 family. Most of the notebooks reviewed by us use such a chip. It worked flawlessly. The incorporated web cam produces quite noisy images with a resolution of up to 1280x720 pixels.

Accessories

Apart from a quick-start guide, warranty information is included.

Operating system

Windows 8.1 (64-bit) is used as operating system, but a recovery DVD is not included. If you have no use for Windows 8.1, you can install Windows 7. The necessary drivers can be downloaded from Toshiba's website.

Maintainability

Although a maintenance hatch is missing, you can reach the hardware quite easily: Loosen the screw fixing the optical drive and remove it. Remove the rest of the screws on the underside of the notebook and the underside can be easily removed. The Satellite features two RAM slots, which are both occupied by an 8 GB module. So, the maximum is reached. It is easy to replace the hard drive. It is not screwed, but a rubber frame keeps it in the holder.

Warranty

The Satellite comes with a two-year warranty just like the Asus N751JK-T4144H and the HP Envy 17-k104ng. The warranty can be extended. For example, a three-year warranty (including pick-up service) is priced at about 55 Euros (~$61).

Input Devices

Keyboard

The Satellite uses a chiclet keyboard with backlight. The main keys have a size of about 15 x 15 mm. Overall, the keys have a smooth, flat surface and a medium travel. We liked the clear pressure point and the convenient resistance. The keyboard is even good for prolific writers. The light can be switched on and off with a function key.

Touchpad

The mouse replacement is a multi-touch capable ClickPad (a touchpad without separate mouse buttons) with a size of 10.7 x 6.7 cm. Fingers glide easily over its smooth surface. Each multi-touch gesture can be enabled and disabled in the settings. Not all gestures are enabled by default. The travel of the ClickPad is short and the pressure point is crisp and audible.

The keyboard has a backlight.
The keyboard has a backlight.
The ClickPad supports multi-touch gestures.
The ClickPad supports multi-touch gestures.

Display

The Satellite features a 17.3-inch display with a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. Unfortunately, the surface is glossy. The brightness of 303.4 cd/m² is good and on par with the Asus N751JK-T4144H's display (306 cd/m²). The HP Envy 17-k104ng (279.6 cd/m²) falls slightly behind the competitors.

314
cd/m²
315
cd/m²
327
cd/m²
273
cd/m²
322
cd/m²
274
cd/m²
306
cd/m²
307
cd/m²
293
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Chi Mei N173HGE-E21
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 327 cd/m² Average: 303.4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 83 %
Center on Battery: 322 cd/m²
Contrast: 671:1 (Black: 0.48 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 10.42 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 11.5 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
60.4% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.17
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
TN 1920x1080
Asus N751JK-T4144H
TN 1920x1080
HP Envy 17-k104ng
TN 1920x1080
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
TN 1920x1080
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
IPS 1920x1080
Toshiba Satellite P70-A-104
TN 1920x1080
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1774P
TN 1920x1080
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
IPS 1920x1080
Screen
6%
-3%
5%
6%
4%
12%
24%
Brightness middle
322
347
8%
303
-6%
392
22%
330
2%
346
7%
334
4%
329.5
2%
Brightness
303
306
1%
280
-8%
359
18%
317
5%
319
5%
306
1%
325
7%
Brightness Distribution
83
76
-8%
86
4%
75
-10%
92
11%
77
-7%
84
1%
91
10%
Black Level *
0.48
0.68
-42%
0.45
6%
0.5
-4%
0.59
-23%
0.48
-0%
0.24
50%
0.381
21%
Contrast
671
510
-24%
673
0%
784
17%
559
-17%
721
7%
1392
107%
865
29%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
10.42
6.45
38%
11.48
-10%
10.72
-3%
7.19
31%
9.3
11%
12.48
-20%
4.45
57%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
11.5
3.39
71%
13.28
-15%
11.35
1%
7.27
37%
10.11
12%
13.21
-15%
3.45
70%
Gamma
2.17 101%
2.3 96%
2.53 87%
2.08 106%
2.54 87%
2.25 98%
2.64 83%
2.03 108%
CCT
12277 53%
7038 92%
21312 30%
11606 56%
7962 82%
11058 59%
15919 41%
6623 98%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
60.4
64
6%
64
6%
60
-1%
59
-2%
58.3
-3%
43
-29%
57.81
-4%

* ... smaller is better

Satellite vs. sRGB
Satellite vs. sRGB
Satellite vs. AdobeRGB
Satellite vs. AdobeRGB

Contrast (671:1) and black value (0.48 cd/m²) are good, but we expect more from a 1200-Euro (~$1346) notebook. The Asus N751JK-T4144H (510:1; 0.68 cd/m²) and the HP Envy 17-k104ng (673:1; 0.45 cd/m²) do not perform better, either. The Satellite's display neither covers AdobeRGB nor sRGB. The coverage is about 60.4% (AdobeRGB) and 80.9% (sRGB), respectively.

The colors cannot convince in factory state. The average DeltaE 2000 deviation is 10.42. A value below 3 would be desired. In addition, the display is bluish.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Gray levels
CalMAN - Gray levels
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color saturation

Toshiba equipped the Satellite with a TN panel. Thus, the viewing angles are limited. In horizontal direction, the display performs better than in vertical direction. Several people can look at the display simultaneously. The image quickly changes with the vertical angle. While the display's brightness is sufficient for outdoors, outdoor use is quickly impaired by the glossy surface.

The Satellite outdoors.
The Satellite outdoors.
Viewing angles of the Satellite P70-B-10T
Viewing angles of the Satellite P70-B-10T

Performance

The Satellite P70-B-10T is a 17.3-inch all-round notebook. Thanks to a powerful Core i7 processor, the computational performance is sufficient for most application scenarios. The Radeon graphics core can run current games. Our test device is priced at about 1200 Euros (~$1346). If you can accept slightly worse hardware (Core i7-4710HQ, 12 GB RAM, 1 TB hard drive), you'll get the computer for about 960 Euros (~$1078).

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CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWInfo
System information Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T

Processor

Toshiba equipped the Satellite with Intel's Core i7-4720HQ quad-core processor (Haswell) with a base clock of 2.6 GHz. Thanks to Turbo, the clock rate can increase to 3.4 GHz (all four cores), 3.5 GHz (two cores) and 3.6 GHz (only one core). The Turbo is not fully used. During the single-thread tests of the Cinebench benchmarks the CPU clocks at 2.9 to 3.6 GHz, while it constantly clocks at 2.9 GHz during the multi-thread tests. So, the processor performs worse than possible in multi-thread applications. On battery, all CPU tests are processed with the base clock (2.6 GHz).

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
10362
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
16073
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
5184
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
51.36 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
5.48 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.53 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
50.88 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
531 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
134 Points
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
134 Points ∼61%
Asus N751JK-T4144H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4710HQ, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q-128G
116 Points ∼53% -13%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1774P
GeForce 840M, 4712MQ, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
129 Points ∼59% -4%
HP Envy 17-k104ng
GeForce GTX 850M, 4510U, ADATA AXNS381E-256GM-B
120 Points ∼55% -10%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
115 Points ∼53% -14%
Asus F751LDV-TY178H
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
103 Points ∼47% -23%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
132 Points ∼61% -1%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
126 Points ∼58% -6%
Toshiba Satellite P70-A-104
GeForce GT 745M, 4700MQ, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
135 Points ∼62% +1%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
531 Points ∼12%
Asus N751JK-T4144H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4710HQ, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q-128G
499 Points ∼11% -6%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1774P
GeForce 840M, 4712MQ, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
597 Points ∼14% +12%
HP Envy 17-k104ng
GeForce GTX 850M, 4510U, ADATA AXNS381E-256GM-B
226 Points ∼5% -57%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
293 Points ∼7% -45%
Asus F751LDV-TY178H
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
238 Points ∼5% -55%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
508 Points ∼12% -4%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
660 Points ∼15% +24%
Toshiba Satellite P70-A-104
GeForce GT 745M, 4700MQ, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
645 Points ∼15% +21%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
1.53 Points ∼63%
Asus N751JK-T4144H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4710HQ, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q-128G
1.48 Points ∼61% -3%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1774P
GeForce 840M, 4712MQ, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1.5 Points ∼61% -2%
HP Envy 17-k104ng
GeForce GTX 850M, 4510U, ADATA AXNS381E-256GM-B
1.35 Points ∼55% -12%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
1.42 Points ∼58% -7%
Asus F751LDV-TY178H
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1.18 Points ∼48% -23%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
1.45 Points ∼59% -5%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
1.29 Points ∼53% -16%
Toshiba Satellite P70-A-104
GeForce GT 745M, 4700MQ, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
1.5 Points ∼61% -2%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
5.48 Points ∼12%
Asus N751JK-T4144H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4710HQ, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q-128G
6.55 Points ∼15% +20%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1774P
GeForce 840M, 4712MQ, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
6.38 Points ∼14% +16%
HP Envy 17-k104ng
GeForce GTX 850M, 4510U, ADATA AXNS381E-256GM-B
2.65 Points ∼6% -52%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
3.15 Points ∼7% -43%
Asus F751LDV-TY178H
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2.61 Points ∼6% -52%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
5.44 Points ∼12% -1%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
7.13 Points ∼16% +30%
Toshiba Satellite P70-A-104
GeForce GT 745M, 4700MQ, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
6.98 Points ∼16% +27%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
5184 Points ∼48%
Asus N751JK-T4144H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4710HQ, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q-128G
4700 Points ∼43% -9%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1774P
GeForce 840M, 4712MQ, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
4824 Points ∼45% -7%
HP Envy 17-k104ng
GeForce GTX 850M, 4510U, ADATA AXNS381E-256GM-B
4523 Points ∼42% -13%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
4627 Points ∼43% -11%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
5040 Points ∼47% -3%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
4944 Points ∼46% -5%
Toshiba Satellite P70-A-104
GeForce GT 745M, 4700MQ, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
4955 Points ∼46% -4%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
16073 Points ∼25%
Asus N751JK-T4144H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4710HQ, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q-128G
15404 Points ∼24% -4%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1774P
GeForce 840M, 4712MQ, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
18042 Points ∼28% +12%
HP Envy 17-k104ng
GeForce GTX 850M, 4510U, ADATA AXNS381E-256GM-B
8243 Points ∼13% -49%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
10004 Points ∼15% -38%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
14856 Points ∼23% -8%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
19485 Points ∼30% +21%
Toshiba Satellite P70-A-104
GeForce GT 745M, 4700MQ, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
19165 Points ∼29% +19%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
11025 Points ∼14%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1774P
GeForce 840M, 4712MQ, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
11351 Points ∼14% +3%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
6044 Points ∼7% -45%
32 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
3383 Points ∼69%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1774P
GeForce 840M, 4712MQ, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
3114 Points ∼64% -8%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
2927 Points ∼60% -13%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
84.4 ms * ∼1%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1774P
GeForce 840M, 4712MQ, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
94.3 ms * ∼1% -12%
HP Envy 17-k104ng
GeForce GTX 850M, 4510U, ADATA AXNS381E-256GM-B
97.6 ms * ∼1% -16%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
101.7 ms * ∼1% -20%
Asus F751LDV-TY178H
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
204.7 ms * ∼2% -143%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
154.7 ms * ∼2% -83%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
2017.8 ms * ∼3%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1774P
GeForce 840M, 4712MQ, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2138 ms * ∼4% -6%
HP Envy 17-k104ng
GeForce GTX 850M, 4510U, ADATA AXNS381E-256GM-B
2375 ms * ∼4% -18%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
2290 ms * ∼4% -13%
Asus F751LDV-TY178H
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1638.1 ms * ∼3% +19%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
1274.3 ms * ∼2% +37%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
16420 Points ∼31%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1774P
GeForce 840M, 4712MQ, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
15405 Points ∼29% -6%
HP Envy 17-k104ng
GeForce GTX 850M, 4510U, ADATA AXNS381E-256GM-B
14118 Points ∼27% -14%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
13819 Points ∼26% -16%
Asus F751LDV-TY178H
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
22007 Points ∼42% +34%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
29193 Points ∼56% +78%
Peacekeeper - --- (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
3182 Points ∼51%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1774P
GeForce 840M, 4712MQ, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2946 Points ∼48% -7%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
2697 Points ∼44% -15%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The system works smoothly and we did not face any problems. The results of the PCMark benchmarks are also very good. It is surprising that the Satellite performs significantly better than the Asus N751JK-T4144H in the PCMark 8 Home Benchmark, although both computers virtually use the same CPU. In addition, the Asus features a more powerful GPU and an SSD. We assume that the Home benchmark especially profits from the Radeon GPU. As expected, the Asus notebook performs better in the Work and Creative benchmarks. Thanks to its SSD, the Asus performs significantly better in the PCMark 7 benchmark.

PCMark 7 Score
3637 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3939 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4289 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4072 points
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PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
3939 Points ∼65%
Asus N751JK-T4144H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4710HQ, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q-128G
3328 Points ∼55% -16%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1774P
GeForce 840M, 4712MQ, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
3280 Points ∼54% -17%
HP Envy 17-k104ng
GeForce GTX 850M, 4510U, ADATA AXNS381E-256GM-B
3144 Points ∼52% -20%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
3301 Points ∼54% -16%
Asus F751LDV-TY178H
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2486 Points ∼41% -37%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
3096 Points ∼51% -21%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
3620 Points ∼59% -8%
PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
3637 Points ∼40%
Asus N751JK-T4144H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4710HQ, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q-128G
5266 Points ∼58% +45%
HP Envy 17-k104ng
GeForce GTX 850M, 4510U, ADATA AXNS381E-256GM-B
4854 Points ∼53% +33%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
5236 Points ∼57% +44%
Asus F751LDV-TY178H
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2841 Points ∼31% -22%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
3496 Points ∼38% -4%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
5808 Points ∼63% +60%
Toshiba Satellite P70-A-104
GeForce GT 745M, 4700MQ, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
3292 Points ∼36% -9%

Storage Devices

The Satellite features a hard drive from Seagate with a capacity of 2 TB and a revolution speed of 5400 rpm. CrystalDiskMark reports a read rate of 108.8 MB/s. HD Tune displays an average transfer rate of 88.58 MB/s. These are good results for a 5400 rpm hard drive.

Transfer Rate Minimum: 48 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 122.2 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 88.5 MB/s
Access Time: 14.9 ms
Burst Rate: 168.3 MB/s
CPU Usage: 3.5 %

Graphics Card

The Satellite uses a graphics switch (Enduro). Intel's HD Graphics 4600 GPU is used for everyday tasks and on battery. Demanding applications like computer games run on AMD's Radeon R9 M265X. Usually, the graphics cores are switched automatically. But, this does not work as smoothly as with Nividia's counterpart (Optimus technology). Sometimes, manual adjustments by the user are required. The Radeon GPU is an upper mid-range graphics card. It supports DirectX 11.2 and is driven by a clock rate of up to 625 MHz. Due to the 3DMark benchmarks, the graphics core ranks in above Nvidia's GeForce 840M GPU and significantly below the GeForce GTX 850M.

3DMark 06 Standard
15926 points
3DMark 11 Performance
2830 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
65135 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
9869 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1866 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
2830 Points ∼8%
Asus N751JK-T4144H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4710HQ, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q-128G
4495 Points ∼13% +59%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1774P
GeForce 840M, 4712MQ, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2683 Points ∼8% -5%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
2471 Points ∼7% -13%
Asus F751LDV-TY178H
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1384 Points ∼4% -51%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
5081 Points ∼15% +80%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
5178 Points ∼15% +83%
Toshiba Satellite P70-A-104
GeForce GT 745M, 4700MQ, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
2465 Points ∼7% -13%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
1953 Points ∼5%
Asus N751JK-T4144H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4710HQ, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q-128G
3039 Points ∼7% +56%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1774P
GeForce 840M, 4712MQ, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1713 Points ∼4% -12%
HP Envy 17-k104ng
GeForce GTX 850M, 4510U, ADATA AXNS381E-256GM-B
2932 Points ∼7% +50%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
1577 Points ∼4% -19%
Asus F751LDV-TY178H
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
899 Points ∼2% -54%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
3795 Points ∼9% +94%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
3870 Points ∼10% +98%
Toshiba Satellite P70-A-104
GeForce GT 745M, 4700MQ, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
1531 Points ∼4% -22%
1280x720 Sky Diver Score (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
6581 Points ∼10%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1774P
GeForce 840M, 4712MQ, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
6041 Points ∼9% -8%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
5355 Points ∼8% -19%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
11716 Points ∼18% +78%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
9869 Points ∼16%
Asus N751JK-T4144H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4710HQ, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q-128G
13223 Points ∼21% +34%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1774P
GeForce 840M, 4712MQ, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
8314 Points ∼13% -16%
HP Envy 17-k104ng
GeForce GTX 850M, 4510U, ADATA AXNS381E-256GM-B
8392 Points ∼14% -15%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
6514 Points ∼11% -34%
Asus F751LDV-TY178H
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
4558 Points ∼7% -54%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
13488 Points ∼22% +37%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
16299 Points ∼26% +65%
Toshiba Satellite P70-A-104
GeForce GT 745M, 4700MQ, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
8945 Points ∼14% -9%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
65135 Points ∼6%
Asus N751JK-T4144H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4710HQ, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q-128G
96955 Points ∼9% +49%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1774P
GeForce 840M, 4712MQ, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
68851 Points ∼6% +6%
HP Envy 17-k104ng
GeForce GTX 850M, 4510U, ADATA AXNS381E-256GM-B
42871 Points ∼4% -34%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
44471 Points ∼4% -32%
Asus F751LDV-TY178H
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
47380 Points ∼4% -27%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
82166 Points ∼7% +26%
Toshiba Satellite P70-A-104
GeForce GT 745M, 4700MQ, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
63935 Points ∼6% -2%
3DMark 06 - 1280x1024 Standard AA:0x AF:0x (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
15926 Points ∼34%
HP Envy 17-k104ng
GeForce GTX 850M, 4510U, ADATA AXNS381E-256GM-B
14494 Points ∼31% -9%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
11890 Points ∼25% -25%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
21431 Points ∼45% +35%
Toshiba Satellite P70-A-104
GeForce GT 745M, 4700MQ, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
13741 Points ∼29% -14%

Gaming Performance

Those spending more than 1200 Euros (~$1346) on a notebook expect that it can run games and the Satellite is indeed gaming capable. However, usually the resolution has to be limited to HD (1366x768 pixels) and the quality settings to medium to high. Only a few games can use the native resolution of the display. The Satellite quickly reaches its limits in performance-hungry games like Ryse: Son of Rome. You'll need a different notebook for significantly more gaming performance, which does not even need to be more expensive: For example, the Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro with GeForce GTX 860M GPU, matte IPS FullHD display and SSD is available for 1000 Euros (~$1123).

low med. high ultra
Trackmania Nations Forever (2008) 80.660.6fps
Resident Evil 5 (2009) 93.158.8fps
Dirt 3 (2011) 205.8122.890.932.1fps
Battlefield 3 (2011) 57.443.818.3fps
Mass Effect 3 (2012) 55.940.4fps
Dirt Showdown (2012) 92.974.568.921.8fps
Tomb Raider (2013) 121.967.748.222.3fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 112.861.453.519.9fps
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (2013) 61.553.134.321.5fps
Call of Duty: Ghosts (2013) 45.831.720.813.2fps
Assassin´s Creed IV: Black Flag (2013) 44.53420.49.8fps
Thief (2014) 4529.125.210.8fps
Watch Dogs (2014) 34.812.99.8fps
Alien: Isolation (2014) 80.753.722.117.6fps
Ryse: Son of Rome (2014) 35.823.21614.1fps
The Evil Within (2014) 28.120.812.1fps
F1 2014 (2014) 6437fps
Civilization: Beyond Earth (2014) 65.929.819.916.8fps
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (2014) 67.141.517.8fps
Assassin's Creed Unity (2014) 30.12111.4fps
Far Cry 4 (2014) 57.84219.315.5fps
Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014) 65.929.819.916.8fps
The Crew (2014) 6044.520.911.4fps
Evolve (2015) 32.325.615.512.8fps
Tomb Raider
1366x768 High Preset AA:FX AF:8x (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
48.2 fps ∼10%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1774P
GeForce 840M, 4712MQ, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
35.9 fps ∼7% -26%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
34.1 fps ∼7% -29%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
97 fps ∼19% +101%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
97.5 fps ∼19% +102%
Toshiba Satellite P70-A-104
GeForce GT 745M, 4700MQ, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
37.2 fps ∼7% -23%
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
52.6 fps ∼10% +9%
1366x768 Normal Preset AA:FX AF:4x (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
67.7 fps ∼12%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1774P
GeForce 840M, 4712MQ, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
68.1 fps ∼12% +1%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
62.4 fps ∼11% -8%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
156.6 fps ∼27% +131%
Toshiba Satellite P70-A-104
GeForce GT 745M, 4700MQ, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
63.2 fps ∼11% -7%
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
75.8 fps ∼13% +12%
Dirt 3
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4x AF:- (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
32.1 fps ∼20%
Toshiba Satellite P70-A-104
GeForce GT 745M, 4700MQ, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
25.4 fps ∼16% -21%
1360x768 High Preset AA:2x AF:- (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
90.9 fps ∼51%
Toshiba Satellite P70-A-104
GeForce GT 745M, 4700MQ, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
77.9 fps ∼44% -14%
Dirt Showdown - 1366x768 High Preset AA:2xMS (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
68.9 fps ∼75%
BioShock Infinite
1366x768 High Preset (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
53.5 fps ∼14%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
39.4 fps ∼10% -26%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
102 fps ∼26% +91%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
105.96 fps ∼27% +98%
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
54.9 fps ∼14% +3%
1366x768 Medium Preset (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
61.4 fps ∼15%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
47.5 fps ∼11% -23%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
120.66 fps ∼29% +97%
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
64.1 fps ∼15% +4%
Thief
1366x768 High Preset AA:FXAA & Low SS AF:4x (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
25.2 fps ∼17%
Asus N751JK-T4144H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4710HQ, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q-128G
6.8 fps ∼5% -73%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
19.9 fps ∼14% -21%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
43 fps ∼30% +71%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
45.5 fps ∼31% +81%
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
23.5 fps ∼16% -7%
1366x768 Normal Preset AA:FX (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
29.1 fps ∼20%
Asus N751JK-T4144H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4710HQ, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q-128G
7.9 fps ∼5% -73%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
25.5 fps ∼17% -12%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
50.4 fps ∼34% +73%
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
27.2 fps ∼18% -7%
1024x768 Very Low Preset (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
45 fps ∼30%
Asus N751JK-T4144H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4710HQ, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q-128G
15.9 fps ∼11% -65%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
GeForce 840M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
40.3 fps ∼27% -10%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
55.8 fps ∼37% +24%
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
37.8 fps ∼25% -16%
Ryse: Son of Rome
1366x768 Medium Texture Res. + Normal Graphics Quality (Rest Off/Disabled) AF:4x (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
23.2 fps ∼19%
Asus N751JK-T4144H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4710HQ, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q-128G
41.5 fps ∼34% +79%
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GeForce GTX 860M, 4710HQ, Western Digital WD10S21X SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD-Cache
47 fps ∼39% +103%
1024x768 Low Texture Res. + Low Graphics Quality (Rest Off/Disabled) AF:2x (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
35.8 fps ∼26%
Asus N751JK-T4144H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4710HQ, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q-128G
58.6 fps ∼43% +64%
Alien: Isolation
1920x1080 High, On, Shadow Map 1536, Standard SSAO AA:FX AF:8x (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
22.1 fps ∼7%
1366x768 Medium, On (AA & SSAO Off), Shadow Map 1024 AF:4x (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
53.7 fps ∼17%
1024x768 (Very) Low, Off, Shadow Map 512 AF:1x (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
80.7 fps ∼24%
Evolve
1366x768 Medium Graphics Quality (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
25.6 fps ∼11%
1024x768 Low Graphics Quality (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
32.3 fps ∼12%
The Crew
1366x768 Medium Video Preset AA:FX (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
44.5 fps ∼74%
Asus N751JK-T4144H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4710HQ, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q-128G
59.6 fps ∼99% +34%
1280x720 Low Video Preset (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
60 fps ∼100%
Asus N751JK-T4144H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4710HQ, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q-128G
59.8 fps ∼100% 0%
Far Cry 4
1920x1080 High Graphics Quality AA:SM (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
19.3 fps ∼15%
Asus N751JK-T4144H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4710HQ, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q-128G
25.3 fps ∼20% +31%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1774P
GeForce 840M, 4712MQ, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
14.9 fps ∼12% -23%
1366x768 Medium Graphics Quality (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
42 fps ∼29%
Asus N751JK-T4144H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4710HQ, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q-128G
57.2 fps ∼40% +36%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1774P
GeForce 840M, 4712MQ, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
33.2 fps ∼23% -21%
1024x768 Low Graphics Quality (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
57.8 fps ∼39%
Asus N751JK-T4144H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4710HQ, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q-128G
75.2 fps ∼51% +30%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1774P
GeForce 840M, 4712MQ, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
49.3 fps ∼33% -15%
Assassin's Creed Unity
1366x768 Medium Graphics Quality AA:FX (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
21 fps ∼18%
Asus N751JK-T4144H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4710HQ, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q-128G
34.3 fps ∼30% +63%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1774P
GeForce 840M, 4712MQ, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
18.6 fps ∼16% -11%
1024x768 Low Graphics Quality (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
30.1 fps ∼21%
Asus N751JK-T4144H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4710HQ, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q-128G
41.8 fps ∼29% +39%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1774P
GeForce 840M, 4712MQ, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
26.6 fps ∼19% -12%
Call of Duty: Ghosts
1366x768 Normal / Off / No (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
31.7 fps ∼16%
1024x768 (Very) Low / Off / No (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
45.8 fps ∼19%
The Evil Within
1366x768 Medium / Enabled AA:FX (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
20.8 fps ∼15%
1024x768 Low / Disabled (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
28.1 fps ∼18%
Civilization: Beyond Earth
1366x768 Medium Preset (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
29.8 fps ∼17%
Asus N751JK-T4144H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4710HQ, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q-128G
55.2 fps ∼32% +85%
1024x768 Minimum Preset (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, 4720HQ
65.9 fps ∼33%
Asus N751JK-T4144H
GeForce GTX 850M, 4710HQ, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q-128G
110.1 fps ∼55% +67%

Emissions

System Noise

It is not to be expected that the Satellite is silent. While idle, fan and hard drive rarely stand still at the same time. Most of the time, the fan works audibly. If you want a quieter notebook, you should consider competitors like the Asus N751JK-T4144H and the HP Envy 17-k104ng. During the stress test, the noise level of the Satellite increases to 47.6 dB. The Asus (42 dB) also works quieter under full load. It is surprising that the Envy 17-k104ng (52.3 dB) with a frugal ULV processor is loudest during the stress test.

Noise Level

Idle
32.1 / 32.1 / 35.4 dB(A)
HDD
33.1 dB(A)
DVD
37.7 / dB(A)
Load
43.5 / 47.6 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Voltcraft sl-320 (15 cm distance)

Temperature

The Satellite during the stress test.
The Satellite during the stress test.

The Aspire completed the stress test (Prime95 and Furmark running simultaneously for at least an hour) in different ways in AC power mode and battery mode. In AC power mode, the processor ran at 2.3 to 2.6 GHz and the graphics core worked at full speed (625 MHz). On battery, it is reduced to 400 MHz. The notebook only gets moderately warmer. Only the part with the cooling system gets very hot (above 50 °C). The Asus N751JK-T4144H and the HP Envy 17-k104ng remained cooler than the Satellite during the stress test. The reason is throttling in the Asus computer. The Envy profits from its ULV processor and the very high fan speed.

Max. Load
 25.9 °C
79 F
33 °C
91 F
48.1 °C
119 F
 
 24.5 °C
76 F
34 °C
93 F
48.5 °C
119 F
 
 23.7 °C
75 F
24 °C
75 F
36.2 °C
97 F
 
Maximum: 48.5 °C = 119 F
Average: 33.1 °C = 92 F
56.7 °C
134 F
25.4 °C
78 F
24.3 °C
76 F
53.6 °C
128 F
26.8 °C
80 F
24.7 °C
76 F
34.5 °C
94 F
27.4 °C
81 F
24.9 °C
77 F
Maximum: 56.7 °C = 134 F
Average: 33.1 °C = 92 F
Power Supply (max.)  45.6 °C = 114 F | Room Temperature 24.2 °C = 76 F | Voltcraft IR-360
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 33.1 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 30.9 °C / 88 F for the devices in the class Multimedia.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 48.5 °C / 119 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F, ranging from 21.1 to 71 °C for the class Multimedia.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 56.7 °C / 134 F, compared to the average of 38.8 °C / 102 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 23.5 °C / 74 F, compared to the device average of 30.9 °C / 88 F.
(±) The palmrests and touchpad can get very hot to the touch with a maximum of 36.2 °C / 97.2 F.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 29.1 °C / 84.4 F (-7.1 °C / -12.8 F).

Speakers

The Satellite's speakers sit above the keyboard behind a perforated cover. The imprint "Harman/Kardon" promises a high-end sound. The promise is not broken: The speakers produce a pleasant, full sound and you can listen to them for a long time. If you activate the preinstalled DTS software, the sound can even be improved.

Energy Management

Power Consumption

While idle, the Satellite performs slightly better than the Asus N751JK-T4144H and the HP Envy 17-k104ng. However, things change under load. The Toshiba requires significantly more energy than its competitors. The reasons are easily found: Contrary to the Satellite, the HP uses a frugal ULV processor. The Asus suffers from GPU throttling.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.2 / 0.4 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 6.4 / 12.2 / 12.9 Watt
Load midlight 77 / 119.4 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Voltcraft VC 940
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
R9 M265X/4720HQ
Asus N751JK-T4144H
GTX 850M/4710HQ
HP Envy 17-k104ng
GTX 850M/4510U
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
840M/5500U
Asus F751LDV-TY178H
820M/4210U
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GTX 860M/4710HQ
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1774P
840M/4712MQ
Toshiba Satellite P70-A-104
GT 745M/4700MQ
Power Consumption
-7%
-1%
28%
30%
-9%
-7%
10%
Idle Minimum *
6.4
8.4
-31%
6.9
-8%
5.2
19%
6
6%
5.4
16%
7.3
-14%
7.7
-20%
Idle Average *
12.2
13.3
-9%
13.6
-11%
10.8
11%
9.8
20%
12.6
-3%
15.2
-25%
13.4
-10%
Idle Maximum *
12.9
13.8
-7%
16.7
-29%
11.5
11%
9.8
24%
18.3
-42%
17.6
-36%
14
-9%
Load Average *
77
86.7
-13%
66.5
14%
41.2
46%
43.2
44%
84.2
-9%
62.1
19%
41.6
46%
Load Maximum *
119.4
90
25%
83.6
30%
55.1
54%
55.4
54%
127.6
-7%
95.4
20%
68
43%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

The battery of the Satellite lasts 7:19 h while idle. The Asus N751JK-T4144H (5:56 h) and the HP Envy 17-k104ng (5:29 h) perform worse. Idle mode is simulated by the Battery Eater Reader's test with minimum display brightness, enabled energy-saving profile and disabled radio modules. Under load, the Satellite shuts down after 0:47 h. It ranks in-between the Asus (0:42 h) and the Envy (1:16 h). The load runtime is recorded by the Battery Eater Classic test with maximum display brightness, maximum performance profile and active radio modules.

The Toshiba completes the WLAN test in 3:43 h. It ranks in-between the Asus N751JK-T4144H (4:58 h) and the HP Envy 17-k104ng (2:56 h). This test automatically opens websites in 40-second intervals. The energy-saving profile is active and the display brightness is set to roughly 150 cd/m². We tested the battery life during video playback by running the short film Big Buck Bunny (H.264 coding, 1920x1080 pixels) in a loop. The radio modules are deactivated and the display brightness is set to about 150 cd/m². The Satellite lasts 3:03 h. We did not run this test on the two competitors.

If you are not satisfied with the battery life of the Satellite, you can improve it by replacing the battery. Apart from the standard battery (48 Wh), Toshiba also offers a model with a bigger capacity (67 Wh; PA5110U-1BRS) for about 140 Euros (~$157).

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
7h 19min
WiFi Surfing
3h 43min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
3h 03min
Load (maximum brightness)
0h 47min
Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T
R9 M265X/4720HQ
Asus N751JK-T4144H
GTX 850M/4710HQ
HP Envy 17-k104ng
GTX 850M/4510U
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
840M/5500U
Asus F751LDV-TY178H
820M/4210U
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GTX 860M/4710HQ
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1774P
840M/4712MQ
Toshiba Satellite P70-A-104
GT 745M/4700MQ
Lenovo Y70 DU004HUS
GTX 860M/4710HQ
Battery Runtime
1%
5%
44%
101%
51%
62%
-11%
31%
Reader / Idle
439
356
-19%
329
-25%
455
4%
334
-24%
522
19%
381
-13%
438
0%
H.264
183
301
64%
WiFi
223
298
34%
176
-21%
283
27%
200
-10%
220
-1%
361
62%
187
-16%
218
-2%
Load
47
42
-11%
76
62%
84
79%
205
336%
111
136%
45
-4%
92
96%
Gaming
47

Verdict

The Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T belongs to the all-round notebooks with a size of 17.3-inches. The price of just under 1200 Euros (~$1346) raises high expectations, which the device, unfortunately, cannot meet in all aspects. The powerful Core i7 processor delivers sufficient performance for all application scenarios. The Radeon core allows playing current games. Thanks to the 2 TB hard drive, owners won't run out of space too quickly. The battery life is usual for a 17.3-inch all-rounder. In addition, the input devices are good.

The case is a little disappointing since we expected a more high-end case with better build quality for 1200 Euros (~$1346). With the N751JK-T4144H, Asus shows how it should be done. The display has to be criticized, too. Toshiba uses a TN model, but an IPS panel with wide viewing angles should have been obligatory in view of the price. To be fair, we have to mention that the Asus N751JK-T4144H and the HP Envy 17-k104ng also come with TN panels. Probably IPS panels with a size of 17.3-inches are hard to get. However, Toshiba should have at least used a matte surface. We also expected an SSD as system drive in addition to the conventional hard drive. Such a combination can already be found in cheaper notebooks.

The Asus N751JK-T4144H impresses with a higher quality case and better battery runtimes in the realistic battery tests. In addition, it delivers higher frame rates in games thanks to a more powerful graphics core. The latter is also true for the HP Envy 17-k104ng.

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Specifications

Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T (Satellite P70 Series)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon R9 M265X - 4096 MB, Core: 625 MHz, Memory: 1000 MHz, GDDR5, Catalyst Omega 14.12 (14.501.1003.0), Enduro
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR3, dual channel, two RAM slots (both occupied)
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, Chi Mei N173HGE-E21, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel HM86 (Lynx Point)
Soundcard
Realtek ALC269 @ Intel Lynx Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Headphones, mic-in, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SU-208GB
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 33.05 x 413 x 268 ( = 1.3 x 16.26 x 10.55 in)
Battery
48 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD web cam
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Cyberlink MediaStory, Cyberlink PowerDVD 12, McAfee LiveSafe-Internet Security (trial version), MS Office (trial version), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.9 kg ( = 102.29 oz / 6.39 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1349 Euro

 

Input devices of the Satellite P70-B.
Input devices of the Satellite P70-B.
A number block is available.
A number block is available.
The keyboard has a backlight.
The keyboard has a backlight.
Despite a price of just under 1200 Euros (~$1346), the computer only houses a DVD burner while we would have expected a Blu-ray drive.
Despite a price of just under 1200 Euros (~$1346), the computer only houses a DVD burner while we would have expected a Blu-ray drive.
The hinges...
The hinges...
...keep the lid firmly in position.
...keep the lid firmly in position.
Toshiba uses speakers from Harman/Kardon.
Toshiba uses speakers from Harman/Kardon.
The underside of the computer...
The underside of the computer...
...can be removed.
...can be removed.
There are two RAM slots.
There are two RAM slots.
It is easy to replace the hard drive.
It is easy to replace the hard drive.
Processor...
Processor...
...and graphics core are soldered.
...and graphics core are soldered.
The fan can be cleaned.
The fan can be cleaned.
The WLAN module supports the 802.11 ac standard.
The WLAN module supports the 802.11 ac standard.
The BIOS battery could be replaced.
The BIOS battery could be replaced.
The battery is removable.
The battery is removable.
It has a capacity of 48 Wh.
It has a capacity of 48 Wh.
The power adapter weighs 544 grams.
The power adapter weighs 544 grams.
Its nominal power is 120 Watt.
Its nominal power is 120 Watt.

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Pros

+bright FullHD screen
+high system performance
+gaming capable
+big storage capacity
+good input devices
+nice speaker sound
 

Cons

-glossy TN panel
-no maintenance hatch
-no SSD

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What we like

The speakers produce a nice sound.

What we would like to see

An IPS panel with matte surface. A Solid State Drive.

What surprises us

Nothing.

The competition

Asus N751JK-T4144H, Wortmann Terra Mobile 1774P, HP Envy 17-k104ng, Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT, Asus F751LDV-TY178H, Lenovo Y70, Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro.

Rating

Toshiba Satellite P70-B-10T - 02/23/2015 v4(old)
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
75 / 98 → 77%
Keyboard
82%
Pointing Device
82%
Connectivity
64 / 81 → 79%
Weight
57 / 20-67 → 79%
Battery
74%
Display
75%
Games Performance
83 / 85 → 98%
Application Performance
90 / 92 → 98%
Temperature
84%
Noise
75 / 95 → 79%
Audio
76%
Camera
48 / 85 → 56%
Average
74%
79%
Multimedia - Weighted Average
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