If what you require in a laptop is superb power and impressive performance, the new Toshiba Satellite S-Series 17.3-inch (Toshiba Satellite S70) is one machine you may want to check out. The Windows 10-focused colossus shows off an attractive design and packs in outstanding specifications, including a 4K Ultra HD display and a capable fifth-generation Intel Core processor.
Design and Screen
This machine is similar to the 2015 Toshiba Satellite S50 15.6-inch laptop in terms of design – it is only bigger. It shows off a metal construction of sculpted aluminium for a design that looks high-end.
The massive laptop flaunts a somewhat slim profile and is rather lightweight for its size and construction material. The Toshiba Satellite S Series 17.3-inch is provided with a LED-backlit TruType keyboard with a contoured key design.
Toshiba Satellite S70 sports a 17.3-inch diagonal screen with diverse resolutions, including a breathtaking 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels). The TruBrite IPS display promises awesome clarity and great viewing angles.
Performance and OS
Toshiba Satellite S70 is equipped with latest 5th-generation Intel Core quad-core or dual-core processor. With up to 16 GB of RAM provided, you should expect robust performance from these CPUs.
Toshiba provides the option of adding discrete NVIDIA graphics to this behemoth as well, making it one that power users and gamers may consider nice to have.
The Toshiba Satellite S Series 17.3-inch will ship with Windows 8.1 operating system, but buyers will be able to upgrade their units to the latest Windows 10 for free, enabling them to enjoy new features and capabilities, including Cortana and Xbox streaming.
You get up to 2 TB of hard drive storage on Toshiba Satellite S70, with an option of getting a configuration that combines 1TB hard drive with 128GB SSD. The laptop features powerful stereo speakers by Harman Kardon, backed by DTS Sound and exclusive Slipstream port technologies, for rich sound.
Toshiba Satellite S70 comes with the latest generation Wi-Fi 802.11 ac for super-fast connections. It also features built-in DVD SuperMulti drive, two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, a 4K output HDMI port and an SD card slot as well as USB Sleep & Charge technology.
Pricing and availability
Toshiba Satellite S70 laptops are not yet available in Nigeria, but have gone on sale in the United States. Toshiba Satellite S70 price in Nigeria is expected to start around N175,000, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop.
Toshiba Satellite S70 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Toshiba Satellite S70 17.3-inch Notebook:
- OS: Windows 8.1 (Free upgrade to Windows 10)
- Processor: 5th Generation Intel Core Processor
- GPU: Intel HD Graphics (Optional NVIDIA discrete graphics)
- Memory: 4GB RAM, 8GB RAM, up to 16GB RAM
- Colours: –
- Dimension: Less than 25.4 mm thick
- Weight: Less than 2.27 kg
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 17.3-inch IPS Touchscreen Display, 1600 x 900 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 3840 x 2160 pixels
- Keyboard: Back-lit Keyboard
- Pointing Device: Buttonless Touchpad
- Built-in Storage: up to 2TB HDD or 1TB HDD with 128GB SDD
- Optical Storage: Yes, DVD
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes, HD Webcam
- USB 3.0 Port: Yes, 2 ports
- USB 2.0 Port: Yes, 2 port (Supports USB Sleep and Charge)
- HDMI: Yes, 1 port (with up to 4K output)
- DisplayPort: No
- VGA: No
- Ethernet (RJ-45): No
- SD Slot: Yes, 1 slot
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0
- Mobile Broadband: No
- Harman Kardon stereo speakers
- Dedicated Cortana Key
- DTS Sound
- Xbox Streaming
- Battery: –
- Use Time: –
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