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Toshiba Satellite P70-AST2GX1 17.3 inch Premium Laptop Specs Review

Few days ago, we have brings to you a new Toshiba Satellite P70 multimedia laptop that based on the Intel Haswell platform and integrated with the newest Intel HD graphics model as graphics engine with 4GB DDR3 SDRAM. Now, we will take a look at Toshiba Satellite P70-AST2GX1 17.3 inch laptop, the highest model in new P70 series that shipped with higher memory and new GeForce GTX 700M dedicated graphics series, delivers faster office multitasking performance, as well as ultimate multimedia and entertainment experience.

Toshiba Satellite P70-AST2GX1 laptop is designed for professional and business user that looking for a new desktop replacement for working hard and play hard in one stunning package. Unlike the previous model that only integrated with a Intel HD Graphics 4600 as graphics accelerator, the MP3-AST2GX1 also comes with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 740M as graphics engine with 2GB video memory and supports NVIDIA’s GPU Boost 2.0 with Optimus technologies to optimized graphics performance and increase energy efficiency, provides more than enough performance to run most major modern games and serious multimedia tasks with ease and smooth.

Under the hood, the Toshiba P70-AST2GX1 will be comes with Intel Core i7-4700MQ quad core processor that designed for modern high end laptop and supports Intel Hyper Threading and Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology. It based on the 4th gen Intel Haswell platform which has a base clock rates at 2.4GHZ and can reach up to 3.4GHZ when you need extra performance for demanding application. Inside, the 16GB DDR3L memory with 1TB hadk disk drive and the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 OS will be ensure the user will gets fast, seamless and smooth multitasking performance, along with spacious of storage capacity.Toshiba Satellite P70-AST2GX1 review


It comes with a good combination of plastic (for the bezel and base) and brushed aluminum for the cover and palm rest in Prestige Silver color, make this machine looks stylish and perfect for companion at office or when you on the occasional business trips. Weighing around at 6.6 lbs and measures 16.5 x 10.7 x 1.2/1.3 inches, the Satellite P70-AST2GX1 is not the thinnest and lightest laptop, but we think it is still comfortable to carry around with you (especially if you have a strong shoulder).

Like other Toshiba’s machine, the 17.3 inch Full HD TFT widescreen display also uses TruBrite technology to increase brightness and produces more beautiful color for multimedia tasks. On the data sheet, the company claims if users can enjoy the 1080p HD video playback (support 1920 x 1080 native resolution) in 16:9 viewing angle. Yeah, that is a great viewing experience, but if you needed, you can also share the video and music to a 50 inch HDTV via DEMI port and Intel Wireless Display technology.

Similar to Toshiba Satellite P55-A5200 15.6 inch laptop, the highest Toshiba P70’s model built in with a Toshiba’s Premium Frameless backlit chiclet keyboard that offers fast and pleasant to use on the desk and large TouchPad with various multi-touch gestures supports, along with a One Touch Function Keys for fast access. There is also a High Definition web camera built into bezel with internal microphone for video calls and high quality stereo speakers that located above the keyboard with DTS Studio Sound which brings stunning audio experience.

Like its sibling, the RJ 45 port for LAN, two USB 3.0 port and DVD-SuperMulti drive with double layer support also located on the left side, along with a media card reader slot on the front side. On the other side, there are 3.5mm headphone jack, 3.5mm microphone jack, a pair of USB 3.0 port, VGA port and HDMI port with support 4K video out. For connectivity, there are a Bluetooth 4.0, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN and Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 for internet connection.

Of course, this model also preloaded with a wide range of preloaded applications, such as Hard Disk Drive (HDD) recovery, Microsoft Office 365 customers Trial, Norton Internet Security 2013 Trial, Hard Drive Impact Sensor (3D sensor), Eco Utility, Sleep Utility and more. There is no information about availability on major retailer, but Toshiba Satellite P70-AST2GX1 laptop has listed in Toshiba direct store for price $1,349.99 after $100 instant saving.

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