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Toshiba Satellite Pro L770 review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £670
inc VAT

Great value if you’re looking for a large laptop, but not so great for anyone wanting to travel with one

Toshiba’s Satellite Pro laptop series strikes a fine balance between home and business users. Its sedate design won’t look out of place in the boardroom, but its dedicated graphics card and Blu-ray optical drive should appeal to film buffs and game fans.

Toshiba Satellite Pro L770

It isn’t the most portable of machines, but its 17in screen and 1,600×900 resolution is a welcome step up from the 15in competition. It’s large enough to work on two documents at once or watch 720p video without having to cradle the machine in your lap.

Its image quality’s a little better than average, thanks to vibrant colours and ample brightness, but its lack of screen tilt and its average viewing angles mean you’ll have to choose your seating position carefully. You might want to turn off the lights for watching films too, because the glossy screen finish makes light reflections an issue.

Toshiba Satellite Pro L770

Thankfully, its wide chassis provides enough room for a full-size keyboard, including a separate numerical keypad for faster data entry. The full-size keys push down quite far and stop abruptly when they reach the switch underneath, but bounce back to a resting position very quickly.

We were a little disappointed with the size of the touchpad. Although it maintains the same 16:9 aspect ratio as the screen, it’s squeezed in between the keyboard tray and oversized touchpad buttons, making our hands feel cramped when navigating the desktop. Its response times are quick enough, but we would have preferred more space.

Toshiba Satellite Pro L770

Given the size of the chassis, the decidedly average selection of ports is another small let-down. One USB3 port, two regular USB2 ports, audio inputs and outputs and a multiformat card reader are all you get, but its Blu-ray writer optical drive is almost enough to make up for lack elsewhere.

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Basic Specifications

ProcessorIntel Core i5-2430M
Processor clock speed2.4GHz
Memory slots2
Memory slots free0
Maximum memory8GB
SoundRealtek HD Audio
Pointing devicetouchpad


Viewable size17.3 in
Native resolution1,600×900
Graphics ProcessorNvidia GeForce GT 525M
Graphics/video portsHDMI
Graphics Memory1,024MB


Total storage capacity750GB
Optical drive typeBD-RE + DVD+/-RW +/-DL

Ports and Expansion

USB ports3
Wired network ports1x 10/100/1000
Wireless networking support802.11n
PC Card slotsnone
Supported memory cardsSDHC, MMC
Other portsminijack audio output, minijack microphone input, 1x USB3


Carrying caseNo
Operating systemWindows 7 Professional 64-bit
Operating system restore optionrestore partition
Software includedMicrosoft Office 2010 Starter Edition
Optional extrasnone

Buying Information

Warrantyone year international

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