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    Talking just recieved my new laptop

    well, if any of you frequent the find me a bargain forum, then you may have seen my post looking for a laptop for around £500.

    today it arrived, and so far i am very very pleased with it.

    its a toshiba sattelite pro A10:

    2.0ghz celeron
    256mb ram
    30gb hdd
    dvd
    10/100 lan
    56k modem
    14" screen
    XP Home

    first impressions?

    well, when i opened the box i was quite taken with it, it looks very good quality, with a nice silver finish. the catch on the screen is very good, quite stiff, but not too much so, which is an argument ive had with previous laptops ive used, the catch is either to stiff or too loose. the screen is fantastic, not a single problem with it. the keyboard is lovely for me, but then i like laptop style keyboards.

    the sound isnt as bad as i thought it would be using the onboard speakers, and im quite happily listening to my winamp list now from them, though perhaps if this was my only computer i would buy a proper set of speakers for when im at home.

    the trackpad for the mouse seems good enough, though since i am sitting at a desk using this i have plugged in an old microsoft usb optical mouse i have for the time being.

    divx playback is flawless, so is dvd, not much else to say about that really.

    in a little while i will take some photos and do some benchmarks if anyone is interested.

    Matt

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    • joshwa's system
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    how much was it? and where from?

    mmmm laptop goodness - if you run some processor intensive stuff, eg UD - does it become noisey? pics would be cool

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    it was £573 all in at dabs.

    im just going to do some benchmarks and photos, as well as getting UD set up, so i will let u know about that in a bit

    its also dead silent apart from disk activity when its idle, so im really impressed with that
    Last edited by Matt; 28-08-2003 at 02:05 PM.

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    Pics :)






    just off to run some bench marks now

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    • joshwa's system
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    how thick is it? looks right nice. very good price too

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    Looks very nice indeed, might have to save up for something along these lines. Need a laptop to be ultra lazy and lie in bed and use computer :d

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    not sure on the thickness, but it isnt thick at all in my opinion.

    ok, just ran 3dmark 2001, i thought this laptop wouldnt be good for games... but i was wrong! look at the score!



    1337 3d marks...

    in all seriousness, this was never bought for gaming, and im not suprised at the low score as it only has a standard intel gfx chipset.

    heres the setup i used for 3dmark



    just going to go and run some of the sandra benchmarks now

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    just given CS a go, and that runs perfectly smooth online at 1024 x 768 opengl.

    im very impressed

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    Really smart looking piece of kit, good price too.

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    looks nice, gotta me me one of them

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    Originally posted by Matt
    1337 3d marks...
    thought that laptop looked 1337
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    Mines a Toshiba 5200-801
    P4-M 2Ghz
    512MB DDR
    60GB HDD
    Geforce 4 460 Go 64MB DDR
    DVD-RW
    15" 1600x1200 TFT
    Harmon Cardon Speackers
    Suround Sound
    And loads more
    Gets 5800 Ish in 3D Mark 01

    Abit NF7-S V2.0 || XP1700 @ 2.43ghz (1.825V) 211FSB || 2 * 512MB twinmos @ 422Mhz (7-3-2-2)
    SLK-900, Delta Screemer & AS3 || Radeon 9800pro 128MB 425.25/366.75
    LG Combi drive || LG DVD RW || 2 * 120GB IBM || 60GB Maxtor USB

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    how much did that come to jcb33?

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    £2499.99 with £500 Insurance and free case £2999.98

    Abit NF7-S V2.0 || XP1700 @ 2.43ghz (1.825V) 211FSB || 2 * 512MB twinmos @ 422Mhz (7-3-2-2)
    SLK-900, Delta Screemer & AS3 || Radeon 9800pro 128MB 425.25/366.75
    LG Combi drive || LG DVD RW || 2 * 120GB IBM || 60GB Maxtor USB

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    3 grand for that?

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