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Toshiba Satellite C670D review

A powerful desktop replacement laptop with a fantastic screen

Our Verdict

A good all-round laptop with a mid-range performance, large enough to replace a desktop

Product features

  • Screen Resolution : 1600 x 900
  • Processor Core : Dual-core (2 Core)

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For

  • Comfortable full size keyboard
  • 4GB RAM
  • Solid build quality
  • Windows 7 Starter Edition included

Against

  • Junk programs
  • Heavy to carry around
  • Under powered processor
  • Cheaper alternatives

While the popularity of slim and portable tablets such as the Apple iPad 2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 indicate a swing towards smaller computers, Toshiba is looking to buck the trend with the release of its Satellite C670D. This laptop, as with its stable mate the Toshiba Satellite C670, offers a relatively huge 17.3-inch screen, capable of resolutions up to 1600 x 900.

This isn't a laptop that's concerned with being light – either in terms of weight or power. The Toshiba Satellite C670D has been built to offer the power of a desktop PC in the shape of a laptop. Heavy-duty laptops such as the Dell Adamo XPS can cost up to £800, and you can easily spend up to £2,000 on a laptop if you want the fastest performance possible.

The Toshiba Satellite C670D offers fast, but not cutting edge, components to keep the price towards the lower end of the market range. This is a powerful laptop more along the lines of the Packard Bell EasyNote TS13 and Toshiba's own Satellite C660-1G3.

The trick with these lower-end desktop replacement laptops is to offer excellent performance while making careful design decisions. This ensures that the price is kept down, without making compromises that negatively impact the overall quality of the laptop.

Toshiba satellite c670d

Toshiba has a good track record when it comes to creating laptops that fit these criteria, including the aforementioned Satellite C660-1G3 and the Satellite Pro C660-16N.

Both the specifications and the price look good, but have there been any major corners cut, that aren't readily apparent, to make the Toshiba Satellite C670D an attractive looking purchase? Can the Toshiba Satellite C670D carry on the proud lineage of the Toshiba Satellite range?

Tech Specs

Product TypeNotebook
Green CompliantYes
Hard Drive Capacity320 GB
Processor ManufacturerAMD
Graphics Controller ManufacturerAMD
Graphics Controller ModelRadeon HD 6310
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeDVD-Writer
Graphics Memory AccessibilityShared
Maximum Battery Run Time4.50 Hour
WebcamYes
Backlight TechnologyLED
Product FamilySatellite C670D
Operating System Architecture64-bit
Processor ModelE-350
ColourMatte Black
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Brand NameToshiba
Processor Speed1.60 GHz
Screen Size43.9 cm (17.3")
Screen Resolution1600 x 900
Standard Memory4 GB
Weight (Approximate)2.83 kg
Cache1 MB
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityENERGY STAR, WEEE
64-bit ProcessingYes
Chipset ManufacturerAMD
Chipset ModelA50M
Number of Total Memory Slots2
Optical Media SupportedDVD-RAM/±R/±RW
Dual-Layer Media SupportedYes
Graphics Memory CapacityUp to 1.92 GB
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Display Screen TechnologyTruBrite
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet TechnologyFast Ethernet
Total Number of USB Ports2
Memory StandardDDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Height37.9 mm
Width413.6 mm
Depth270 mm
Screen ModeWSXGA
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Product SeriesC670D
ManufacturerToshiba
Product ModelC670D-108
Product NameSatellite C670D-108 Notebook
Pointing Device TypeTouchPad
Product LineSatellite
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberPSC4AE-00N009EN
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.toshiba.co.uk
Marketing Information

Designed for great everyday performance, Satellite range products are affordable but serve up the power, features and portability that even the most demanding home users require. You can buy Satellite products through an extensive network of high street and online retailers.

Maximum Memory8 GB
Battery ChemistryLithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Package Contents
  • Satellite C670D-108 Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Limited Warranty1 Year