You might already know if AMD based laptop is usually designed for multimedia and gaming purpose. Of course, AMDs machine also still gives more than enough power to handle daily office tasks, even for most demanding business applications. If you are on the market for middle class laptop and preferred with AMDs performance, we recommend you to take a look at Toshiba S70DA-00J aka Toshiba Satellite S70D-A-00J 17.3 inch laptop. Like common “Big” 17.3 inch machine from other brand, the S70DA-00J laptop is designed for daily office computing and multimedia tasks.
This is a the newest Toshiba Satellite S series that designed for home or office users who are looking for a desktop replacement for multimedia and entertainment use. Comes with a “Silver” brushed aluminum material for interior and exterior, along with a small silver Toshiba logo on the cover and black bezel, Toshiba Satellite S70D-A-00J laptop provides a high end appearance and stylish design. The full size black keyboard with numeric keypad also easy to use and comfortable for typing. In term of size, 2.7 kg laptop has dimension in 16.3 10.6 x 1.3 inches (41.3 x 26.8 x 3.3 cm). Its mean slightly thinner and lighter than common 17.3 inch laptop from other brand, such as the 6.0 lbs HP Pavilion 17-e020dx laptop which has dimension in 10.5 x 16.5 x 1.3 inch.
Based on the AMD A10 Richland platform with AMD A10-5750M quad core processor that clocked around at 2,4GHZ and features 4 MB L2 Cache, the newest Toshiba S series provides more than enough performance for daily multimedia and entertainment use. This machine also incorporated with 8GB of DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM and integrated AMD Radeon HD 8650G as graphics accelerator delivers fast and seamless performance for play modern games, watch HD video, streaming movies or home editing video. The most popular Microsoft Windows 8 as the operating system ensures all multimedia, office and games applications will run fast and smoothly.
Similar to HP Pavilion’s machine, Toshiba S70DA-00J Satellite model also boasts a 17.3 inch High Definition Plus widescreen display. As the Satellite’s Entertainment model, the Satellite S70D-A-00J laptop also brings TruBrite and LED backlit technology, delivers fairly bright images and vivid colors for both video and games. It’s also can produces maximum internal at 1600 x 900 pixel resolutions. Of course, there are also a pair of stereo speakers that offers crisp and loud audio reproduction and a High Definition web camera built into bezel with internal digital microphone for face to face video chats with friends or self portraits.
Integrated with 1TB of Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive which has spinning speed of 5400 rpm, the Satellite S70D-A-00J laptop can store more than thousand of video, music and movies files. On the left side, there is a DVD SuperMulti (+/-R double layer) optical drive for play and burn your files into CDs or DVDs formats. There are also a full range of port interface that located around the sides, including single USB 2.0 port, double USB 3.0 port, VGA port, 3.5mm headphone jack, 3.5mm microphone jack, HDMI port with support 1080p HD video playback and RJ 45 for Ethernet LAN.
The rest of specifications are 10/100 Ethernet LAN for wired connection, 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN for internet connection, multimedia card reader slot with supports (SDHC Card, SD Card, SDXC Card, Mini SD Card, MMC and Micro SD Card formats). Of course, there are also a wide range of software, such as Windows Essentials, Amazon Kindle Reader, Evernote, Skype for video calls, TOSHIBA Sleep Utility, Video Player and more applications.
Yeah, this is not most powerful multimedia laptop in Satellite series, but for priced around at $599.99 with 1 year warranty, Toshiba S70DA-00J 17.3 inch is laptop still a great machine and gives a great value for your money. So, what do you think? If you are preferred with Intel Haswell’s performance, we recommend you to check Toshiba Satellite P55-A5312 15.6 inch laptop that powered by Intel Core i5-4200U processor, support a 1920 x 1080 native resolution and priced around at $630.