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Toshiba Satellite PRO C870-1HW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 162 reviews of Toshiba Satellite PRO C870-1HW. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the price and portability are overall positive. The performance and screen also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive views about the touchpad and sound. There are mixed opinions on the battery and keyboard.

usability, screen, performance, portability, price

durability, reliability, sound, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Satellite PRO C870-1HW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 user reviews of Toshiba Satellite PRO C870-1HW from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the portability and price. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the durability and reliability.

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88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Satellite C870 - 198 17.3-inch Notebook (Intel Core i3 - 2328M 2.20GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Windows 8, USB 3.0)Toshiba Satellite C870 - 198 17.3-inch Notebook (Intel Core i3 - 2328M 2.20GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Windows 8, USB 3.0)

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Sascha Mölck (

Review Toshiba Satellite Pro C870 Notebook


Inexpensive 17-inch office notebook. A matte 17.3-inch display,

Matte Display; Good Performance; USB 3.0

Only 12 Month Warranty; Keyboard Needs Improvement

With the C870 Toshiba reaches respectable battery runtimes, even though it's just an inexpensive 17-inch notebook.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Mark (

Toshiba Satellite C870-198


I really love this laptop , quite light , good performance and good quality , hopefully will last me a few years.

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: Archer (

Toshiba Satellite C870-198


Easy to use, lightweight, well laid out keyboard

CD tray is very fiddly / cumbersome to open, eject button is awkward to get to.

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Howard (

Toshiba Satellite Pro C870-1E2


Very quiet, and excellent quality screen picture. Getting used to windows 7 and it's limitations like trying to import old OE address book etc Good to have option on CD to install Windows 8 if I should go mad!

Told by Avid that my Sibelius 4 software would need updating but it installed and works OK so far. Not compatible with older printers/scanners so have to get new printers and scanner.

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Ian (

Toshiba Satellite Pro C870-1E2


Good screen and light weight.

Keyboard deforms when pressed, appears cheap and having the keys without gaps makes for typing errors.

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Tony (

Toshiba Satellite Pro C870-1E2


hot air vent works very well doesn't heat your legs up

none found so far

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Mal. (

Toshiba Satellite C870-198


Fast and Reliable.

Battery life a little shorter than advertised.

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Carolyn (

Toshiba Satellite Pro C870-1E2


easy to setup in a domain and to put software on

mouse pad is a it odd to use with the texture but we will get used to it

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Peter (

Toshiba Satellite Pro C870-1E2


Big letters on the key board

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Roohullah (

Toshiba Satellite Pro C870-1E2


1) The performance is OK 2) Weight is also not bad

1) Battery life is 3.3 to 4 hours (it is not as they mentioned on the website) 2) Casing is third class toy, looks 6 years old style and low quality plastic.

Jun, 2013

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 800
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Rear camera: No


Display Surface:Matt
HD type:HD+ / No


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.696 / 4.847
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.696
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: No


4G: No

Optical Drive

DVD-R Double Layer read speed:4 / 6 / 8
Labelflash: No

Other features

Thunderbolt technology: No

Ports & interfaces

LAN/VGA combo port: No
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1


Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L3 / L3, L2 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor B800 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:52220 / 53438 / 53442 / 53452 / 55627 / 59836 / 65700 / 65708 / 70927 / 71141 / 71465 / 72056 / I3-3120M
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B)


Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes


Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro