Toshiba Satellite P870 notebook

A 17.3in notebook with lots of style and plenty of speed, but it could use improvements in some areas

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  • Expert Rating

    3.75 / 5
  • User Rating

    3.00 / 5 (of 2 Reviews)
  • Price

    $ 1,599.00 (AUD)

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Kyle Testa



Love Everything
Hate Nothing
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I have owned my Toshiba Satalite p870 for one year now and in that one year i have been lots of gaming, work and surfing on the internet. I love my Toshiba Satalite p870 and would not suggest any other computer to anyone. Its even better now with the improved version of Windows 8, that is Windows 8.1. Never go Apple.




The blank screen looks AWESOME
The fact that it WILL NOT BOOT. Windows 8 is a nightmare.
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As I write this, I am in the third FULL day of getting my 8 month old computer to boot.

It will not boot to a bootable USB. It will not boot to a bootable Optical Drive (despite repeatedly setting it to do BOTH of these things.

I was forced to take the machine with Windows 8, which is the most ungodly piece of garbage operating system EVER. Even Vista would let you boot to a command prompt.

It increasingly looks like I am going to have to start from scratch, provided Toshiba's rollback feature works, losing MONTHS worth of pictures. I am a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer and a Microsoft Certified DBA, and I have not had any luck with this POS. Toshiba and Microsoft should both be deeply ashamed. I am done with both.

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