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Toshiba Satellite C870-1H2 17.3-inch Notebook (Intel Core i3-3120M 2.50GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Windows 8, USB 3.0)

by Toshiba
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

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  • Intel Core i3-3120M processor providing enhanced efficiency with Intel's Hyper Threading and improved battery life
  • Excellent connectivity with 3 x USB, including USB 3.0, and HDMI
  • SRS Premium Sound HD provides enhanced sound
  • 1mp webcam enabling you to keep in contact with friends and family
  • DVD Supermulti Drive so you can watch your favourite films and burn DVDs and CDs
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight2.7 Kg
Product Dimensions59 x 33.6 x 9.6 cm
Item model numberPSCBAE-08H00CEN
SeriesSatellite C870-1H2
Form FactorDesktop Replacement
Screen Size17.3 inches
Processor BrandIntel
Processor TypeCore i3
Processor Speed2.5 GHz
Processor Count2
RAM Size4 GB
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Size500 GB
Graphics Card DescriptionIntel HD 4000
Graphics RAM TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Operating SystemWindows 8
Average Battery Life (in hours)3.5 hours
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 23,413 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.4 Kg
Date First Available17 Jan 2013
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Product Description

Product Description

The full-sized keyboard and numeric keypad help to make typing a comfortable experience.
The full-sized keyboard and numeric keypad help to make typing a comfortable experience.Click here to view a larger image.
Streamlined Design

The Satellite C870 features a streamlined design in a textured matt black finish that weighs only 2.8 kg, and yet contains all the power and functionality you need. And with the 43.9cm (17.3") LED backlit display for sharp and vivid images, and a spacious full size keyboard with numeric keypad, working on the C870 is always a comfortable experience.

SRS Premium Sound HD helps you to get the best sound experience possible from your music, movies and games.
SRS Premium Sound HD helps you to get the best sound experience possible from your music, movies and games.Click here to view a larger image.
High Quality Audio with SRS Premium Sound HD

SRS Premium Sound HD delivers the most complete audio entertainment experience possible for all PC applications related to music, movies and games. SRS Premium Sound HD utilises advanced patented techniques to retrieve audio cues buried in the original source material, as well as deliver immersive surround complete with deep, rich bass and crystal clear dialogue.

Full Connectivity

  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 - By connecting to a compatible USB 3.0 device, such as an external drive, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 can offer up to 10 times faster transfer rates than today's Hi-Speed USB 2.0 standard. And you'll still be able to connect and charge all your favourite USB 2.0 devices from your USB 3.0 port, such as your MP3 player or smartphone.
  • HDMI for HD Entertainment - The Toshiba Satellite C870 has an integrated HDMI port for added convenience and enhanced usability. Now you can connect your laptop to an external device, such an HDTV, and stream high definition content. When using HDMI, audio and visual content are streamed through a single cable, removing the need for multiple connections.
See some of the features of the Toshiba Satellite C870 laptop.
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Integrated Web Camera

The Satellite C870 features an integrated 1.0 MP web camera. The camera and microphone let you see and hear your contacts online, and can take still pictures, video clips and audio notes.

Multi-touch Functionality

The Satellite C870's touchpad features multi-touch gesture support, providing an innovative alternative to conventional scrolling and buttons. The touchpad features an advanced, touch-sensitive interface solution that senses the position of a finger or fingers on its surface and recognises pinching, swiping, and rotating motions performed by simply moving your fingers.

See some of the features of the Toshiba Satellite C870 laptop.
See some of the features of the Toshiba Satellite C870 laptop.Click here to view a larger image.

DVD SuperMulti Drive

View all your movies, use your laptop as a multi-purpose entertainment system and create your own CDs and DVDs with the built-in DVD SuperMulti drive. Not only does it provide great viewing, but the integrated speakers also offer optimum sound quality-perfect for when watching all your favourite movies.

Software Essentials

You'll get everything you need to get moving straight away. Microsoft Office Starter 2010 is pre-installed whilst the McAfee Internet Security free trial instantly detects and blocks viruses, including stopping web threats before they are downloaded to your PC. Skype is also included for face to face video calls and phone calls to both other Skype users and ordinary phones.

Box Contains

1 x Satellite C870-1H2
Power adaptor
Quick start guide

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
43 of 44 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable budget laptop 22 Jun 2013
By Simon B
I've used a few toshiba 17 inch laptops over the last 5 years, and this is the typical experience if you've used their budget 17 inch machine before. This one was purchased to replace a previous Tosh 17" that died after about 3 years of use. (during that time, battery failed, and ultimately the area where the power connector joins the motherboard failed and would lose power regularly and fail to power on or charge the battery.

- Looks and features
The looks are bland textured black, which I personally prefer over the garish colours you often find.
The keyboard is large enough to include a separate numeric keypad.
The power/wifi/charging lights are not labelled - a bit strange.

Keyboard is disappointingly flimsy, even the lightest of keypresses will cause the keyboard to depress.
Also the touchpad mouse buttons need to be pressed toward the centre of the touchpad. Therefore pushing the left click button on the left hand side will often not register. A bit annoying.

Bought this model over another option because of the faster processor vs memory. It would have been nice to buy this exact model with 8GB RAM instead. I may have to upgrade from the 4GB in a year or two, but at least the processor should be sufficient for the life of the laptop

Windows 8
Many words already written about this, suffice to say, it is a disaster and did not last long on this machine and Windows7 installed instead.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice size notebook 4 May 2013
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Nice size for table top use. Screen bright while plugged in. Full size keyboard . Windows 8 is very different from windows 7 and takes a lot of getting used to and works with apps like a phone . comes with trial of Microsoft office which only lasts for 1 month then 79 for home contract each year and a trial version of Mcfee antivirus which only lasts a month as well. Would be better with a touch screen to use windows 8 - I use a mouse.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 12 Aug 2013
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perfect, does exactly what it says ,looks smart, is quite large[ previous pc was a netbook] good price, could not live without it,
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Little Laptop 4 July 2013
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My wife has been struggling along with her laptop for about a few years now so it was time for a new one. This has been a complete revelation for her instead of waiting forever for her old one to load (despite having practically nothing in the start-up or excess services running) this boots in seconds.
The finish is nice with textured feel rather than just flat black plastic and gives it a very tactile feel and looks good.
The screen is great a really excellent wide display and she's been watching DVDs on it the sound is good and the picture again is fantastic.
The keyboard although full size feels a little flimsy but it should be fine unless you're the type of person who hammers keys (as I can be so maybe I'll stay off it). One really BIG deal for my wife was that it was nice to have wi-fi connection inside - the old Laptop needed a separate dongle which often caught or got easily damaged.
The integrated webcam provides a crystal clear picture and Skype is pre-loaded which pleased her no end.
This comes with Windows 8 which opens up a whole kettle of fish with people but she has found it easy to use and loves the interface, after using Vista for so long the speed and responsiveness of Windows 8 has been an eye opener for her and the performance is spot on. One thing I (personally) would say is that the track pad would have been better and improve the Win8 experience if it had been configured to respond to touch navigation. I have Win 8 on my own PC and I use Logitech T650 Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad to replicate touch navigation and find it great...
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27 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Knock The Machine Because Of Windows 8 3 May 2013
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Windows 8 is a bit of a learning curve but once you get used to it it is a fast and easy to use interface and I've actually set my machine up to work mostly from the "desktop" which is familiar territory.

As to the Toshiba I'm very impressed with it. Big screen, lightweight and with a battery that lasts up to 5 hours. I was also impressed that it didn't come pre-loaded with too much gumph and so had very little to uninstall. Windows 8 is great for that BTW - If you don't want something on the startup screen just right-click and select uninstall or unpin from startup.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does the job without fuss, but not a looker 16 Oct 2013
By Risicus
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I have bought this Toshiba 17 inch desktop replacement laptop from Amazon at 399.99 to replace a 15 inch Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo 1437G whose graphics card died after six years of faithful use. My wife uses an excellent 17 inch Samsung R730 but Samsung kit is coming out very pricey at the moment. The Toshiba comes with lots of bloatware and apps which non-gamer types may want to uninstall ASAP. I only need the machine for email, calendar, internet, YouTube, basic photo-editing and running Office 2003 apps. So far it works really well: fast internet page loading (using Firefox in my case) and the apps respond quickly too. I've taken the plunge to migrate to Windows Mail from Outlook 2003.

As mentioned by others, I can see - but not feel - the keyboard flex, but this simply encourages me to type more softly and reduces fatigue. Some users may find the stippled effect on the wrist rest and touch pad to be rough on the palms and ends of the fingers (use of a good old fashioned mouse mainly avoids this issue). The screen is bright but can of course be adjusted to minimise the effect of colours appearing washed out. As expected the speakers are tinny, but through headphones the sound is rich and wholesome with plenty of bass oomph. It is much lighter than our Samsung and is therefore a highly portable machine (size excepted) and easy on the lap. It stays very cool through hours of continuous use (unlike the machine it replaces which always threatened to ignite).

In conclusion, like me, it looks a really boring machine but operates effectively, representing good value for money. I will of course report back if circumstances change.

And finally, here is my penny's worth on Windows 8.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Screen broke after a few months
I bought this laptop in October and the screen broke after a few months. Toshiba Customer services were no help, slow to respond and said that broken screens are not covered under... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Alice
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice for the price
Product chosen for the price size of screen and speed of processor. Good laptop for the price. The only problem I have is sometimes the pointer freezes however This appears to have... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Brian Frith
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Laptop
Good overall laptop, I find the keyboard just a little strange but so far no problems to report. My only criticism is not with the laptop but with Windows 8, who on earth thought... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Wee Eck
2.0 out of 5 stars nice machine.....shame about the OS
a little too complicated for basic use, nice computer, shame about the operating system!! should of chosen a simpler one :-) thanks for your services!
Published 7 months ago by David
5.0 out of 5 stars easy to use and quick
i did get a mouse to use with it which i think was a really good choice as i dilike trying to(and failing) to use windows 8 with the touch pad, but works well with a mouse. Read more
Published 7 months ago by jlt
4.0 out of 5 stars Good value!
This was a good value purchase for a i3 2.50GHz processor. Along with the 17" screen this model comes with the Intel HD Graphics 4000 which can handle so much more than the... Read more
Published 7 months ago by PuckerFactor
4.0 out of 5 stars great laptop for photos and fast
Great laptop. Purchased as replacement for wife's 6 year old Toshiba mainly used for email, internet and creating photo albums Excellent value for money and very fast. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Lord Ork
5.0 out of 5 stars Toshiba Satellite Notebook
I was pleased with this Toshiba Satellite with its 17.3 inch screen but not with windows 8 install it let Toshiba down
Published 8 months ago by Kevin Mchugh
5.0 out of 5 stars Toshiba laptop is awesome!
Great technology, laptop is fast, stylish and lightweight, love it and would highly recommend! Excellent design and value for money!
Published 8 months ago by Keturah Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Value ,
Excellent value for the spec . Still struggling with Windows 8 but the machine itself has been trouble - free so far .
Published 8 months ago by ROY RASDELL
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