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What do you think of this laptop ??

Fusewire

Established Member
I am getting a new laptop... :thumbsup:

This will be the first laptop I have owned as I have always used desktops at home although I do use a 15" dell laptop at work.

I like the look of this Toshiba, has anyone got anything good or bad to say about it ??

http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/asp/versions.asp?rewrite=Toshiba_Satellite_X200-219_PSPBUE-00800EEN&pagetype=version&page=

I have never owned anything from Toshiba, what are they like in terms of quality and aftercare etc...

I will be using the laptop for web / email, video chatting, a bit of dvd burning, some light to medium gaming and for watching TV using my slingbox.

Any alternative reccomendations would be gratefully recieved, must have 17" screen and at least 256MB graphics card webcam and the most I want to spend is £850.

Thanks all in advance. :smashin:
 

Mark_a

Prominent Member
At one time Toshiba were the laptop maker, in the same way that IBM were the desktop maker. That was a long time ago now, though, and lots of things have changed. As for the spec, and the intended use, it all seems perfectly fine to me. Put it this way, I'd happily buy one, if that's what I wanted. Not enough graphics grunt for me, but for what you want it's good enough. The only con is that there must be dozens of similarly speced laptops out there, from dozens of different makers, all as good as each other, so choosing is something of a lottery.

Regards

Mark
 

Fusewire

Established Member
Having read a few reviews on the Toshiba x200-219 its biggest weakness seems to be the battery life - under an hour for intensive use stretching to 1hr 15 mins on light usage with power saving features switched on. :(

Can I get a more powerfull battery to fit to this laptop ? or if not can anyone reccomend a laptop similar to this one that wil go for at leat 2 hours on the battery. :lease:
 

Fusewire

Established Member
You don't need to spend £850 for laptop for Windows/Office/E-Mail use. £600 max will do. Just look for a 2GB RAM, Intel C2D machine

Something like this

http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Toshi...EN/version.asp

Thanks badbob, but the screen really needs to be 17" and I want a dedicated graphics card (at least 256mb), I am looking at aroung the £850 mark as I want it to last at least 3-4 years so I want to buy one that is a little overspeced so I have some future proofing.
 

badbob

Banned
Intel Core Duo 1, so not as fast as the Intel C2D. I'd wait for the latest Intel C2D chips, I think 8400 range is out now.
 

Lucas44

Established Member
I work in the computer dept for a major department store and i think we should have the p300s in about 3 weeks. its gonna be tricky to get a 17" with good battery life as its really not what they are designed for.

hope this helps
 

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