Satellite® P70

Average Customer Rating: 4.18 out of 5.0

  • Latest-gen technologies
  • Premium design & components
  • High-performance processors & graphics

starts at: $578.00

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Mobilize your multimedia.
Mobilize your multimedia.
Packed with power. Premium performance. And big-screen entertainment. You’ll find it all in the Satellite® P70 laptop series. Featuring a beautiful and huge 17.3” Full HD, TruBrite® display, ultra-premium sound and cutting-edge advancements, this laptop series is built for big-time entertainment and performance.
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Entertainment to go.
Entertainment to go.
With the Satellite® P70 laptop’s huge 17.3” diagonal, Full HD, TruBrite® display, every movie, game and photo will come to life with amazing color, clarity and contrast. It also offers DTS Studio Sound™ with premium Harman Kardon® stereo speakers and Slipstream port technology that reduces distortion and creates a more precise, rich sound for all your movies and music. Plus, you’ve got a built-in DVD drive, availability of NVIDIA® GeForce® discrete graphics (on select models) and 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) HDMI® output so you can splash your movies and games on the latest 4K TVs to enjoy about four times the image resolution of Full HD content.
Sleek, sophisticated design.
Sleek, sophisticated design.
The Satellite® P70 laptop’s modern, sophisticated style features a new Skyline design, plus edge-to-edge LCD glass, rounded corners and cool Aluminum finish. As a true desktop replacement, you can have all the laptop features you love, wherever you go.
Power plus performance.
Power plus performance.
Equipped with performance-class technology components, the Satellite® P70 laptop helps you work, play and multitask faster powered by Intel® Core™ processors. You’ve also got all the storage space you need with a huge capacity hard drive and can finish demanding tasks quickly with a large DDR3-1600 memory.
Loaded with Toshiba extras.
Loaded with Toshiba extras.
Like other Satellite® laptops, this PC offers plenty of features you’ll only get with Toshiba. That includes a full-sized, frameless, LED-backlit keyboard that helps you work or play in dimly lit environments, and a hard drive impact sensor that protects your important files during accidental bumps or drops. Plus, you can use your PC as an audio dock and charger for your phone and tablet—even when the PC is off—with Sleep & Music and new and improved USB 3.0 Sleep & Charge feature.
Power and performance—in one.

1Not all features are included in all models. Choose a model and see detailed specifications for complete details.

DTS Studio Sound™
DTS Studio Sound™
Enjoy the most immersive surround sound experience ever offered from music, videos and games.
USB 3.0
USB 3.0
Get maximum performance when connecting the latest external devices, with blazing fast transfer speeds.
Hard Drive Impact Sensor
Hard Drive Impact Sensor
Safeguard your data by ’parking’ the hard drive heads in the event of a drop or sudden movement.
USB Sleep-and-Charge
USB Sleep-and-Charge
Power your smartphone, tablet and other USB-based portables even when your PC is off. Great for charging these USB devices while you are on the run.

Customer Reviews for P70


Fast, great graphics and sound

POSTED BY: Tom D, Burbank, CA
For Model: Toshiba Satellite P70-AST3GX1 Laptop
Overall rating: 5.0 out of 5

"I bought this 17" monster for my slide shows and movies. Large screen great for viewing and speakers are excellent. My slide show software uses lots of memory and this machine stands up to the test. Very happy with this laptop."

Highly Recommended. (1)

POSTED BY: chineseviolinprogrammer1, Pittsburgh, PA
For Model: Toshiba Satellite P70-AST3GX1 Laptop
Overall rating: 5.0 out of 5

"Only had this laptop for two months now, but it still runs like new. While many companies eliminate their high-performance 17" laptop lines, Toshiba remains committed to providing this high-quality mobile workhorse. This product profile certainly has a specific user base: people who desire a single, all-in-one machine rather than switching between a slim ultrabook and bulky desktop. At the same time, a 17" laptop is for people who want to do professional work that can't be done on a 15" screen, so every physical inch of screen space is important (along with pixel density). This laptop is for those people. I decided on it after comparing every other 17" laptop from every other major vendor and haven't been disappointed. Screen: 10/10. The 1080p screen is gorgeous, scoring highly in third-party brightness and contrast tests. Although I have a preference for warmer colors like on my phone's display, this screen is plenty warm. When watching my favorite anime (more on multimedia later), Clannad After Story (watch Clannad first for most impact), the colors are all brilliant and I notice details I otherwise wouldn't. The screen is the most important component of this laptop. CPU: 9/10. The strategy for picking this laptop is to choose Toshiba's base model and max out its specs all the way, rather than choosing a specifically-designed high performance model with a price premium. Thankfully, the processor fully delivers and there hasn't been a single task it couldn't handle. Mathematica, MATLAB, AutoCAD, Crysis, Forged Alliance, etc. all run fine. That said, this isn't a laptop specifically designed for intensive gaming. The fan vent is large and efficient, so overheating is not usually a worry, but for system longevity and long-term performance (heat is the largest source of long-term component failure) I recommend gaming occasionally. This is a professional machine for non-gaming professional work. (Of course, the games I played were all CPU-intensive, benchmark-leading ones, so lighter games should be fine.) GPU: 9/10. On a related note to gaming, the GPU performance is class-leading. I have never faced any graphics performance issues. No lag. The only thing lacking is features for hardcore gamers: you don't get options to stream from the native NVIDIA driver software like on the most expensive processors. Of course, these are only needed if you are a hardcore gamer. For professional, high-quality work, especially in research simulations for computer science, this graphics card (and CPU) is more than enough. This is especially key when allocating more video memory for virtual machine graphics. With 2 GB of video memory, I don't ever need to worry about my virtual machines suffering from poor rendering. Input: 10/10. The keyboard follows the trend of chiclet island keys and is superb. I strongly prefer typing on the gentle, responsive keys to the bulky, clunky desktop keyboard keys on the cluster machines. Typing speed increases because of minimal effort needed to register a press. Wear and tear on fingers and hands is reduced for long programming assignments because of this gentler style of typing. You can get by with hunt-and-peck but for best speed results, the keyboard favors touch typists like me. No problem transitioning from previous keyboards to this one: I have medium-sized hands and am able to reach all the keys fine. I never use the number pad on the right except for the conveniently-placed page up, page down, home, and end (I know where they are without looking, useful for quickly scrolling articles and webpages). The touchpad is large but I usually never accidentally touch it. Different for every person but from my experience, the layout is optimal. Software: 9/10. There is minimal bloatware (still some, but easy to remove). Keep most of Toshiba's native software. Whenever the laptop is violently bumped a small, quickly-fading notification appears at the top-right of the screen warning that vibration has been detected. This helps me prevent wear and tear on the hard drive from excess vibrations, and I greatly appreciate it. This notification isn't annoying since it only appears on violent bumps. It is adjustable and removable, whatever floats your boat. As for the Windows 8 software, you automatically get the Windows 8.1 during setup if you have internet access, and have the option to boot straight to the classic desktop if desired. I personally appreciate this because the advantages of Windows 8 are only there when I need them. Some examples are how you can just start typing on the Windows 8 Start Screen (with the tiles) and search results automatically appear on the right. This means you can quickly go to any needed program, or even subsets of Windows programs (Control Panel or just Uninstall Program). It's fun to browse the internet with fullscreen minimalist IE, especially long reads and insightful articles. Again, the large screen really takes advantage of this. There is a native Facebook app which lets me quickly see social developments rather than always going to the site, logging in, and logging out. In this sense the various apps that run in fullscreen become like multiple desktops, and you can switch between them with a single-finger left-to-right touchpad swipe. 95% of the time I'm still on the classic Windows desktop experience, however. Some people argue that it's hard to navigate with the mouse in a large-screen Windows 8 environment designed for tablets, but with high pointer sensitivity I find no difficulties. The CPU and GPU then work with the 16 GB of memory to allow me to run even resource-intensive software like virtual machines in VirtualBox. (Computer science majors/developers, if you're wondering about a Mac vs Windows machine for developing, you're only missing out on the Apple-specific tools. Most people at my university use a Linux distribution, especially Ubuntu.) I can allocate 8 GB of memory to my Ubuntu VM while running my main Windows OS with 8 GB, and also split the CPU cores evenly (4 cores VM, 4 cores host)."