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Toshiba Satellite A70

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Toshiba Satellite A70. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and performance. The reliability and screen also get good views. Comments about the battery and usability are different. Some have doubts about the keyboard and portability.

durability, screen, reliability, performance, size

portability, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Satellite A70 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Toshiba Satellite A70 from The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on

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This summary is based on the product: Toshiba Satellite A70-S2561 - Mobile Pentium 4 532 / 3.06 GHz - RAM 512 MB - HDD 60 GB - CD-RW / DVD - Mobility Radeon 9000 IGP - WLAN : 802.11b/g -

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Administrator (

Toshiba Satellite A70 Review (pics, specs)


The 15.4 widescreen Toshiba Satellite A70 is a desktop replacement style notebook that uses a Pentium 4 desktop processor instead of a typical notebook Pentium M processor. This article provides a full review of this laptop.

Powerful notebook Beautifully crisp and clear widescreen Sturdy construction from a reputable manufacturer

Shared graphics card Poor Battery life Memory card reader doesn't support Compact Flash Heavy for using to carry around, best used as a desktop replacement style notebook

Featuring a 3.46Ghz Pentium 4 processor, 512MB of RAM, and a 60GB hard drive for $3200 (NZ), this notebook is powerful and has plenty of room for the user to grow into it.

Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: Cass (

Servicable but probabaly not the most bang for your buck


cheap, good graphics, excellent wireless, nice tech support

overheats, heavy, astonishingly bad customer service

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: fashe (

all is well


i dont know

i dont know

Feb, 2005

Consumer review by: Dan (

TOSHIBA Satellite A70 NoteBook Intel Celeron D 2.53GHz 15.4" Wide XGA 512MB Memory DDR333 40GB HDD 4200rpm DVD/CD-RW Combo ATI Mobility Radeon 9000


Excellent notebook. Very clear lcd with excellent dvd playback quality. Not mentioned in the Communication Specs is that this notebook has integrated wireless lan. Gives me an excellent signal all the time vs two other wireless adapters i've used that...

Jan, 2005

Consumer review by: N/A (

toshiba notebook


The Best Notebook out there,no question ask.I bought this for my father in law,And he loved it.For a 15.4 screen and windows xp pro,you are not going to find a cheaper notebook.

Jan, 2005

Consumer review by: melella (



This is one of 3 laptops we own, all Toshiba so we do like this brand. If you are after a basic laptop then this is a good choice. Ours is still going strong and other than it getting very hot when it is charging we have had no other issues with it. If...

- Runs well - Good size screen

- It gets very hot when plugged into the charger, so much that it is too hot to place on your lap - It seems to attract alot of dust which gets under the keyboard

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: pebble (



It was fine for just general computer work, pretty much useless for games beyond the most simple variety. Ours was a rental, I had to frequently send it for repairs. The overheating problems is because the intake vents are underneath the computer and...

I don't have much that I would rave about really

Speakers give electric shock Very prone to getting clogged up with dust and then overheating or malfunctioning Not very good at playing anything but the very most basic of games

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: SteevoG (



Anyone looking for a second hand laptop would go right with one of these. Has never let me down apart from the charging socket breaking. 2 hours research on the net and $5 in parts has fixed it for good. A really good unit. Can only consider replacing...

Great screen, fast and powerful (or was when new).

Can run hot, need to be sure fan screens underneath are clean.

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: groovy1 (



I hae had 2 acer laptops before,and with this one (that i am using at this moment), you can just tell that the overall quality of it is fantasti. It came highly recommended to me by a friend and I am passing that recommendatin on. There are 2 usb ports...

this is he best laptop I have ever owned. It is fast, has ample storage and all the features that a pc would have

It would be great if it was a little lighter

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: jolli (



This Toshiba has lasted me over 5 years & Still going Strong. Its so reliable. Great desktop Replacement. It is that good i compelled me to choice a New Toshiba satellite M300/300 which is just awesome over a Macbook. Toshiba's suport is Unbeatable.


Have to keep clean from dust because can overheat.

Aug, 2008

Product Specifications

The Satellite A70 Series notebook is a mobile alternative to the desktop PC with top-of-the-line features including a wide screen display and fast processor to bring your business applications to life. The Satellite A70 has a crisp, 15.4-inch diagonal wide-screen display (1280x800) perfectly suited for viewing multiple documents, spreadsheets or web pages side-by-side, as well as analyzing large amounts of data. The wide screen is optimized for native viewing of DVD movies in wide-screen theater format.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):2hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/256KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.1cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Satellite

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Multimedia control panel / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:24x (CD)
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo
Write Speed:24x (CD)

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional


Clock Speed:2.66GHz/2.8GHz/3.06GHz/3.2GHz
Processor Number:330/532/538
Type:Celeron D/Mobile Pentium 4


Installed Size:256MB/512MB
Max Supported Size:1.5GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:40GB/60GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 IGP