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20-Mar-2011, 07:46 PM #1
Toshiba Laptop deal good or bad?
Just curious what people think about Toshiba Satellite laptops and if this is a good deal or not? Thanks.
Specs: $599.99


Toshiba - Satellite Laptop / Intel® Core™ i3 Processor / 15.6" Display / 4GB Memory / 640GB Hard Drive - Slate

Model: A665-S5170 |

Warranty Terms - Parts1 year limited
Warranty Terms - Labor1 year limited
Product Height1.5"
Product Width15"
Product Weight5.8 lbs.
Product Depth10"
Processor BrandIntel®
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i3
Processor Speed2.53GHz
Battery Type6-cell lithium-ion
Display TypeHigh-definition widescreen LED-backlit TFT with TruBrite technology (1366 x 768)
Screen Size (Measured Diagonally)15.6"
Cache Memory3MB
System Memory (RAM)4GB
System Memory (RAM) Expandable To8GB
Type of Memory (RAM)DDR3
Hard Drive TypeSATA (5400 rpm)
Computer Hard Drive Size640GB
Optical DriveDouble-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW
Optical Drive Speeds8x DVD+R DL; 8x DVD-R DL; 8x8x8 DVD+RW; 8x8x8 DVD-RW; 5x DVD-RAM; 24x24x24 CD-RW
Direct-Disc LabelingYes
Digital Media Reader or SlotsYes, digital media card reader
GraphicsMobile Intel® HD graphics
Video Memory64 - 1696MB dynamically allocated shared
TV TunerNo
MPEGYes
Built-in WebcamYes
ModemNone
NetworkingBuilt-in 10/100 Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
Wireless NetworkingWireless-A+B+G+N
Bluetooth-EnabledNo
S-Video OutputsNone
AudioDolby Advanced
SpeakersInternal
PCMCIA Slots1 ExpressCard/34
USB 2.0 Ports4
IEEE 1394 FireWire PortsNone
Parallel PortsNone
Game PortsNone
Laptop WeightStandard (more than 5.5 lbs.)
Battery LifeUp to 4 hours and 12 minutes
Pointing DeviceTouchpad with multitouch control and enable/disable
HDMI OutputYes
Blu-ray PlayerNo
Operating System PlatformWindows
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Included SoftwareMicrosoft Live Essentials; Adobe Acrobat Reader and more
ENERGY STAR QualifiedYes
Best Buy PC AppNo
Graphics ChipIntel
Wireless Capability4G WiMAX
Drive Capacity640GB
Graphics CardMobile Intel® HD graphics
Wireless DisplayYes
Carrier CompatibilityCLEAR

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20-Mar-2011, 07:51 PM #2
Price?

That would help.
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20-Mar-2011, 08:16 PM #3
Yeah that might help huh? lol It is $599.99
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20-Mar-2011, 08:53 PM #4
I dunno. I paid $400 for my Satellite almost 2 years ago. It was a very good deal, and yours has some better hardware than mine, but it is not significantly different. It is very hard to advise someone because sometimes great deals come along and make the advice obsolete. If it is what you want and you can afford it, then go for it.

But I'd like to add that I was very pleased overall with Toshiba. I immediately wiped the machine and installed Win7 x64, but I ended up reinstalling almost all of the additional Toshiba stuff because unlike a lot of machines that come loaded with "bloatware", I found the Toshiba stuff very useful. There was very little junk. And their support has been good, too.
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20-Mar-2011, 09:48 PM #5
Well I appreciate your opinion. I am glad you have had good luck with Toshiba. That is exactly the kind of information I was looking for. Thanks.
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