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Toshiba Satellite P870-31J

Toshiba Satellite P870-31J
alaScore 83

22 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the screen and battery are generally positive. The price and design also get good comments.

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Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Toshiba Satellite P870 notebook

 

A 17.3in notebook with lots of style and plenty of speed, but it could use improvements in some areas

Fast performance ; Good overall style ; Comfortable to use

Screen isn't full HD ; Storage configuration could be better for the price ; Wi-Fi is single-band only

The Satellite P780 offers great performance and plenty of style, and it's very comfortable to use. It has some drawbacks as far as its screen, storage and Wi-Fi are concerned, but it's still a versatile system that's suitable for pretty much any home...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Toshiba Satellite P870 notebook

 

A 17.3in notebook with lots of style and plenty of speed, but it could use improvements in some areas

Fast performance ; Good overall style ; Comfortable to use

Screen isn't full HD ; Storage configuration could be better for the price ; Wi-Fi is single-band only

Apr, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio chip:Realtek ALC280Q-GR
Audio system:24-bit / HDA / SRS Premium Sound 3D
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
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
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2
Speakers manufacturer:Harman Kardon

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400
Battery life (max):3 / 3.3 / 3.30 / 3.5 / 3.75 / 4.5
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

Certificates

Certification:CE
Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Aluminium / Aluminium, Black / Aluminium, Silver / Black, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Disk Drive

Hard disk height:0.374

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:17.3
Display Resolution:1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
Display response rise/fall:8
HD type:Full HD / HD+
LCD brightness levels 1-8:20
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:4.74 / 6.32
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:3.787 / 4 / 4.095 / 6
Maximum Resolution:2.048 x 1.536 / 2048 x 1536
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):1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard key pitch:0.752
Keyboard key stroke:0.0591
Keyboard language:Dutch / German
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:102
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Clickpad / 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 / 32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
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 / 4x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
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, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Networking topology:Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
SIM card support: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

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

Optical Drive

BD-ROM read speed:6
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
CD-RW write speed:10 / 4
CD/DVD drive buffer size:2
Disc types supported:BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, BD-ROM, CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW / BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, 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 / CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE
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: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 interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray ROM / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:24-bit / HDA / SRS Premium Sound 3D
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.5 x 10.7 x 1.1
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Display Diagonal:17.3
Display Diagonal (metric):17.3
Drive device, buffer size:8 / 8192
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Internal video mode, resolution:1.600 x 900 / 1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
Main camera resolution (numeric):1
NVIDIA Optimus technology: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless communication version:4
Wireless Technology:Wireless LAN, Bluetooth

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

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
LAN/VGA combo port:N
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:N
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2 / 4
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1 / 2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.74 / 6.32
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120
Power auto-sensing:Y / Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):23 / 24 / 25 / 26
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8+2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I7-3610QM / I7-3630QM
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I7-3610QM / I7-3630QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket G2
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:E1 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:105
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:105 / 105 C

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: 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
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 Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / 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):Y / Yes
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
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® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:64899 / 65708 / 71459 / 72056
Processor code:SR0N0 / SR0UX / 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 / HDD, User / Supervisor, User
Password protection type:HDD, Supervisor, User / HDD, User / Supervisor, User

Software

Bundled software:AppUp Center, Rapid Storage Technologie, Wireless Display, McAfee Security Advisor for Toshiba, Microsoft FreshPaint, Microsoft Solitair Collection, Nero 12 Essentials, SRS Premium Sound 3DTM, Desktop Assist, Eco UtilityTM, Function Key, HDD Protection, Media Player by sMedio TrueLink+, PC Health Monitor, Password Utility, Places, Recovery Media Creator, Service Station, System Settings, Tempro, VIDEO PLAYER / Intel AppUp Center\nIntel Rapid Storage Technology\nIntel Wireless Display \nMcAfee Security Advisor\nMicrosoft FreshPaint\nMicrosoft Solitair Collection\nSRS Premium Sound 3D\nTOSHIBA Desktop Assist\nTOSHIBA Eco Utility\nTOSHIBA Function Key\nTOSHIBA HDD Protection\nTOSHIBA Media Player\nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor\nTOSHIBA Places\nTOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator\nTOSHIBA Resolution+\nTOSHIBA Service Station\nTOSHIBA System Settings\nTOSHIBA Tempro
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security / McAfee Internet Security, Microsoft Office 2013 / McAfee Internet Security, Microsoft Word & Excel / Microsoft Office, McAfee Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
Storage media:HDD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1 / 1.500 / 1000 / 1500 / 500 / 640 / 750

Video

External video modes max. refresh rate:100
External video modes maximum refresh rate (non interlaced):100
External video modes non-interlaced resolution with max. refresh rate:1.920 x 1.200 / 1920 x 1200
External video modes refresh rate (max):100

Weight & Dimensions

AC adapter weight:13.1 / 19.5
CD/DVD weight:6.17
Depth:10.6 / 10.7 / 10.8
Height (front):1.1 / 1.17 / 1.3
Height (rear):1.3 / 1.33 / 1.42
Weight:6.59 / 6.61
Width:16.3 / 16.5