Best Toshiba laptop for less than £500?

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  1. NoopyS

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    I am looking for a new laptop as my Acer Ferrari 4000 is on its last legs after 5 years of solid use (and two drops!). It is still intact, without any cracks/dents, which I think is largely thanks to the carbon fibre lid. However, it doesn't charge properly anymore and has to be continually plugged into the mains.

    After solid research I have decided to go for a Toshiba.

    However, I don't know which model to choose from as there are so many!

    I would like it to match the following criteria:
    Price - <£500
    Screen size - 15.6"
    Processor - intel i3
    RAM - min. 3gb
    Graphics card - preferably integrated
    Battery - min. 6 cell
    Must be brand new, not refurb.

    Any advice would be most welcome!
    Thanks

    P.S - defo not looking for a Dell, Lenovo, Acer, HP
     
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    I like the way JL stick all the system memory under gfx ram making it look alot more graphically capable than it is.

    how come you are so sure on a tosh and excluding all others so certainly?
     
  5. NoopyS

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    Thanks for the links.

    I've managed to find this:

    Toshiba Satellite C660-11K 15.6 inch Notebook (Intel Core i3-370M Processor, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

    4GB RAM and only £405.

    @Vickster

    Although I like to purchase from John Lewis because of their brilliant customer service and the extra 1 year warranty, it is a £25 more expensive with only 3GB RAM.

    Thoughts?

    @turk3y - I feel from the research that I have done that the Toshibas have superior build quality within the price bracket that I am looking at. To be fair I would consider Samsung and Asus as well.

    I like the Dell 15 XPS, but it is outside of my price range and I would feel like a sucker paying >£500 for an i3 when they had the i7 on special offer for £496 not so long ago.

    HotUKDeals - Dell XPS 15, Core i7-740, 4GB Ram, 500GB Hard Drive, 2GB nVidia GFX, Mobile Broadband, Windows 7 Home Premium £496 - Expired

    I am also aware that Lenovo has a good reputation, but their laptops just don't excite me.

    However, if you think that I am overlooking a great laptop within the £400-£500 price bracket, please do tell!

    Thanks
     
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