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    OK Laptop?

    Tonight one of my friends told my they where geting this laptop, i was wondering what you guys think of it?
    - I though it was a little over priced, but maybe thats becuase im not used to laptop prices, seeing as all my PCs and stuch have been desktops.

    TOSHIBA TECRA A2
    Intel Pentium M 745 Processor 1.80GHz
    400 MHz FSB
    2 Mb cache
    512 Mb RAM
    80 Gb Hard Drive
    DVD RW SuperMulti Drive
    15" TFT Display
    Microsoft Windows XP Pro Edition
    64Mb Intel 855GM integrated graphics
    1 year FREE warranty


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    Laptop's do cost a bomb, and Toshiba is up there with the expensive makes, because their computer's are very high quality and reliable.

    PC World inflate the prices as well, but for that computer, I wouldn't say she would be paying too much! It's as they are!

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    Ah well, fair enought.


    - Thanks, Daniel.

    (incidently, he's a she, not that it matters. except it might call for a tougher build and simpler usablity!)
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    The same spec from say Sony would add another few hundred to the price also.

    ShMeE
    Current: Shuttle SX58J3, i7 950, Corsair 16GB, 2x 1.5TB, XFX 6850 1GB, 3x Samsung 23" 1920x1080, 5760x1080 = AWESOME!

    Laptop: Vaio Z (13.3")
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    WTF???

    That isn't good value... Clicky

    Take a look at this for a good quality, excellent value laptop - about £750 inc delivery.

    Its has a 1.6Ghz P4M 533 FSB CPU, 60GB HD, DVD-RW, 15.4" widescreen and a PCI Express X600 64MB built in, 4 hours + battery life (like most Centrino based gear), choose a warranty to suit should 12 months not be enough.

    Lots of people I know have Acers (including myself) and haven't had a problem.

    There are more expensive lappys on the market but IMHO this has the best price/performance atm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oshta
    Tonight one of my friends told my they where geting this laptop, i was wondering what you guys think of it?
    - I though it was a little over priced, but maybe thats becuase im not used to laptop prices, seeing as all my PCs and stuch have been desktops.

    TOSHIBA TECRA A2
    Intel Pentium M 745 Processor 1.80GHz
    400 MHz FSB
    2 Mb cache
    512 Mb RAM
    80 Gb Hard Drive
    DVD RW SuperMulti Drive
    15" TFT Display
    Microsoft Windows XP Pro Edition
    64Mb Intel 855GM integrated graphics
    1 year FREE warranty


    Daniel
    I would not buy a laptop with intel intergrated graphics. Intel dont make desktop graphics and so any on a laptop are going to be crap for anything that uses 3d or video.

    Its obviously not being bought for gaming, however I would consider intel gfx to be no good for anything other than office programs, and in that case get a laptop with half the ram, hdd, and cpu because you wont need it.

    ATI or Nvidia graphics are what you want....

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    I've had two Acer laptops, and NEVER EVER AGAIN will I have another one. Both cost me over 2k, and both fell apart when being treated excellently. I've had two Toshiba's and the extra is well well worth it.

    They try to give you too much for your money, and as they say 'you get what you pay for'.

    ShMeE
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    Laptop: Vaio Z (13.3")
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    All the people I know who have Acers have never had a problem. I have one next to my monitor now that plays Eve Online etc nicely, been on 3 holidays (nothing better than a dvd or gaming on a plane) with mine and no problems.

    As with all expensive purchases read up on reviews etc before you buy.
    Last edited by Rabs; 29-07-2005 at 01:02 PM.

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    acer do a 3 year parts labour and accident cover for £125 though and just £50
    for 3 years parts and labour.

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    The Acer machines arent the problem at all there perfectly acceptable machines its the after sales support which blows... Ive had to priovide support for acer products in the past because the companies lients could not get through to acers helplines.

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    Acers support does blow quite hard. The machines are average. I'd never buy another one, that's for sure. ThinkPads all the way from now on.

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