When searching for the best laptops for you, consider the Toshiba Satellite P870. It is a laptop computer designed for multimedia use, as long as you aren't looking to play games on it. It can't handle large loads of heavy graphics unless you upgrade the card, which can be expensive. That being said, everything else inside this system, like 8GB of RAM, a high-resolution screen and an i7 processor, works flawlessly to give your computing experience an upgrade. And with a 1TB hard drive, you'll have enough storage space to keep all your movies, pictures and music on it.
The quad-core i7 processor improves your overall experience with the P870 by unflinchingly loading programs without any lag. The processor provides superior performance for editing and creating videos or just enjoying music and photos. The i7 also helps with boosting gaming performance, though the integrated graphics unit falls short. While the graphics card only allows for some mid-level gaming, the processor gives you a chance to boost up your gaming performance. Just don't overheat the GPU.
This laptop comes standard with 8GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive. No matter what you are doing, 8GB of memory helps with multitasking, especially if you are using multiple apps at the same time like Photoshop, Outlook and Firefox. Even with such powerful features, this laptop still lasts almost seven hours on one charge.
Toshiba packs this new laptop with a true HD resolution of 1600 x 900. The 17.3-inch screen with 16:9 aspect ratio supports up to 720p content. This means with a Blu-ray drive, you can watch crystal-clear videos. And with an HDMI port, you can display the screen on any HDTV you want to. This laptop lets you experience superior audio as well with the powerful Harman Kardon speakers.
The Toshiba P870 includes all the extra features you would want with a laptop. It has a 2-megapixel webcam, which is high definition. There are four USB ports and an RGB output port for older monitors that don't support HD display. This laptop computer is also Bluetooth compatible.
Toshiba offers a one-year warranty with all their P870 model laptops. You can find product updates, locate a repair center and download drivers from their website. The Satellite P870 is programmed to locate drivers automatically; you just have to choose when to install them. The site also has forums for everything from tablets to televisions.
The Toshiba Satellite P870 has everything you could want in a multimedia computer. It comes with 8GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive and a quad-core i7 CPU. It doesn't hurt that the screen features high-definition display, up to 720p. We were disappointed Toshiba didn't upgrade the standard graphics unit, but you can pay more for a better GPU. Overall, this laptop is great if you are looking to improve your computing experience.
The base model comes standard with an Intel Core i7 processor.
The integrated graphics card is weak and doesn't allow for much other than watching videos and viewing images.
What the Satellite P870 lacks in graphics performance it makes up for with great overall specs.