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Toshiba Satellite L870-18E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Toshiba Satellite L870-18E. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and performance. The size and usability also get good comments, whereas there are some negative reviews about the battery and sound.

screen, usability, size, performance, portability

sound, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Satellite L870-18E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Review Toshiba Satellite Pro L870-16P Notebook

 

Big Business. Apparently hands-on is preferred in the office - we

Quiet and cool; Decent application and gaming performance; Two USB 3.0 ports; Good touchpad; Matte display

Meager display contrast; Disappointing viewing angle stability; Loose keyboard; Missing graphics switching; Short battery life

Writing, without the keyboard bending...

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Sean (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite Pro L870-171

 

Good size screen, fast, really good value for money

Windows 8 is a poor operating system, but this machine wasn't available with Windows 7. Had i realized how awkward it was to use, i probably wouldn't have bought it.

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: donny (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite Pro L870-171

 

great screen good windows layout

system and product recovery discs purchased through third party a bit suspect

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: MARCIN (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite Pro L870-171

 

cpu . Graphics Card, screen

sound and speakers, windows 8

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Stephen (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite Pro L870-171

 

nice large screen. easy keyboard and touchpad.

nothing bad about this laptop. Just find windows 8 a bad o.s.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Paul (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite Pro L870-171

 

The two processors are split into four making it quad core, also very quiet

the internal speakers aren't as good as previous toshiba satellite models

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Gwen (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite Pro L870-171

 

I am only a novice user Mainly used on . forums, FB.emails booking dog shows on line internet shopping.Looking up information .I prefer windows vista as opposed to windows 8.Iam finding 8 difficult to find my way around.For my use there are to many...

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Michaeljohn (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite Pro L870-171

 

Model not listed on Toshiba users website

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Harvey (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite Pro L870-171

 

Fast with great screen size.

Poor battery life

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Maurice (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite Pro L870-171

 

Weight and size of screen

Microsoft. 8

Dec, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:24-bit / HD / HDA / Realtek ALC269Q-VB6-GR / SRS PS HD
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Audio system maximum sampling rate:192
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:10.8 / 4400
Battery life (max):3 / 3.5 / 4
Battery performance:10.8 / 4400
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 800
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Rear camera:N

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Grey / Silver / White
Form Factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Business / Multimedia
Product type:Notebook

Disk Drive

Hard disk height:0.374

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display Diagonal:17.3
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
Display response rise/fall:16
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Pixel Pitch:0.00940 x 0.00940
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42 / 4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7670M / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.696 / 4 / 4.847 / 5.871
Maximum Resolution:1600 x 1200 / 2048 x 1536
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000

Hard Drive

Hard disk height:0.374

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard key pitch:0.752
Keyboard key stroke:0.0591
Keyboard language:Dutch / French
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:102
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory expansion module sizes:2.048
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 95
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:10 / 4
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24 / 4
CD-RW write speed:10 / 4
CD/DVD drive buffer size:2
Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW / CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:4 / 6 / 8
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4 / 6
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:6 / 8
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:4 / 6 / 8
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4 / 6
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio quality:24
Audio system:24-bit / HD / HDA / Realtek ALC269Q-VB6-GR / SRS PS HD
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.3 x 10.6 x 1.33
Display:LCD / LED
Display Diagonal:17.3
Display Diagonal (metric):17.3
Drive device, buffer size:8192
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:AMD / AMD, Intel
GSM module: No
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Internal video mode, resolution:1.600 x 900 / 1600 x 900
Maximum memory card size:64
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power Requirements:AC 100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
USB connector type:USB Type-B
Volume Control:Digital
Warranty:1
Wireless communication data transfer rate:4
Wireless communication version:4
Wireless Technology:Wireless LAN, Bluetooth

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No

Performance

Electronic compass: No
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42 / 4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:90
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):24 / 25 / 26
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:I3-3110M / I3-3120M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.2
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-3110M / I3-3120M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65700 / 65708 / 71465 / 72056
Processor code:SR0N0 / SR0N2 / SR0WX
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
HDD recovery: Yes
Password protection:HDD, Supervisor, User
Password protection type:HDD, Supervisor, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Software

Bundled software:Intel AppUp Center\nIntel Rapid Storage Technology\nMcAfee Security Advisor\nMicrosoft FreshPaint\nMicrosoft Solitair Collection\nSRS Premium Sound HD\nTOSHIBA Desktop Assist\nTOSHIBA Eco Utility\nTOSHIBA Function Key\nTOSHIBA Media Player\nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor\nTOSHIBA Places\nTOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator\nTOSHIBA Resolution+\nTOSHIBA Service Station\nTOSHIBA System Settings\nTOSHIBA Tempro / Intel® AppUp Center \nIntel® Rapid Storage Technology\nMcAfee® Security Advisor f/ Toshiba \nMicrosoft® FreshPaint \nMicrosoft® Solitair Collection \nSRS Premium Sound HD™ \nTOSHIBA Desktop Assist \nTOSHIBA Eco Utility™ \nTOSHIBA Function Key \nTOSHIBA Media Player by sMedio TrueLink+ \nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor \nTOSHIBA Places \nTOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator \nTOSHIBA Service Station \nTOSHIBA System Settings \nTOSHIBA Tempro \nTOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER / Microsoft FreshPaint \nMicrosoft Solitair Collection \nNero 12 Essentials \nTOSHIBA Function Key \nTOSHIBA Desktop Assist \nTOSHIBA Eco Utility\nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor \nTOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator \nTOSHIBA Places \nTOSHIBA Service Station \nTOSHIBA System Settings \nTOSHIBA Tempro / Microsoft FreshPaint\nMicrosoft Solitair Collection\nNero 12 Essentials\nSRS Premium Sound HD\nTOSHIBA Function Key\nTOSHIBA Media Player\nTOSHIBA Desktop Assist\nTOSHIBA Eco Utility\nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor\nTOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator\nTOSHIBA Places\nTOSHIBA Resolution+\nTOSHIBA Service Station\nTOSHIBA System Settings\nTOSHIBA Tempro\nMcAfee Security Advisor\nIntel Rapid Storage Technology\nIntel AppUp Center / Skype \nWindows Live Essentials
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8
Optional operating system supplied:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security / McAfee Internet Security, Microsoft Office / McAfee Internet Security, Microsoft Office 2010 / Microsoft Office Starter 2010, McAfee Internet Security / Microsoft Office, McAfee Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500 / 640 / 750

Video

External video modes max. refresh rate:100
External video modes maximum refresh rate (non interlaced):85
External video modes non-interlaced resolution with max. refresh rate:1.600 x 1.200 / 1600 x 1200
External video modes refresh rate (max):100

Weight & Dimensions

AC adapter weight:13.1
CD/DVD weight:6.17
Depth:10.6 / 14.5
Height:1.33
Height (front):1.17
Height (rear):1.3
Weight:5.95
Width:16.3