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Is $425 a good price for this laptop

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  1. Gabriel

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    OMG..:eek: ..Is $425 a good price for this Laptop. I need high mobility, and the 17" screen is exactly what I want



    Item Specifics - PC Laptops
    Brand: Toshiba Hard Drive Capacity: 80 GB
    Family: -- Screen Size: 17 inches
    Processor Type: Intel Pentium 4 HT Operating System: Windows XP Media Center
    Processor Model: -- Primary Drive: DVD+/-RW
    Processor Speed: 3.4 GHz Condition: Used
    Memory (RAM): 512 MB

    Like New Toshiba Satellite P25-S676 17" WXGA Notebook PC
    P4 3.4GHz/512MB/80GB/DVD-SuperMulti/LAN/ Wi-Fi bg/WinXP Media Center Edition


    Product Features and Technical Details
    • Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor with HT Technology
    • 512MB of Main Memory
    • 80GB1 hard disk drive
    • NVIDIA® GeForce™ FX Go5700, 128MBDDR video memory
    • DVD-SuperMulti drive
    • 17” widescreen WXGA TFT2 active matrix display
    • Internal TV Tuner
    • Integrated V.92/56K modem
    • Integrated 10/100 Ethernet LAN
    • Integrated Wireless LAN (802.11abg) 3
    Operating System and Software

    Operating System: Windows XP Media Center Edition
    Special Features

    Hyper-Threading Technology
    Keyboard and Mouse

    Keyboard: Full-Size
    Hard Drive

    Size: 80 GB
    Manufacturer: Portable
    Optical Drives, Other Mass Storage

    Additional Drives: Secure Digital expansion slot
    Graphics and Display

    Graphics RAM: 128 MB
    Display: WXGA TFT
    Ports and Connectivity

    Modem: 56 Kbps
    Network Connection: Integrated Wireless LAN (Atheros 802.11bg)
     
  2. Gabriel

    Gabriel Account Closed Thread Starter

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    Here are the pics of it
     

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  3. DoubleHelix

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    If mobility is important, why would you buy a 10 pound laptop?
     
  4. Stoner

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    Hi Gabriel :)

    Toshiba makes a decent laptop.
    I own one and my Mom has one.

    But, as DoubleHelix pointed out, that one is heavy for a mobile laptop.

    Also, that's a Pentium P4 CPU, not a mobile CPU from the specs I read.
    Battery charge life is short in models that use a desktop CPU.
    I know, I own one :D

    They can also be prone to running hotter than the mobile CPU versions.

    Also, the memory seems rather low for Windows Media Center.
    My Acer desktop with Windows MCE typically has a commit charge of over 500MB.
    At this moment with just Firefox, Shortkeys , AVG/malware apps and a firewall going, it's at 530MB.


    I think you need to be looking for something with more battery life and at least 1gig memory in a recent laptop. More if it's loaded with Vista.
    Also remember, after several years, those laptop batteries start to degrade, so plan on a new battery in the near future with a used laptop if the battery is the original.
     
  5. Gabriel

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    Hi Double-helix. What I mean by mobility is the ability to use it on the road....like from a motorhome....or in towns I stop at along the way. I guess that is the wireless stuff.

    I won't be lugging it much really, but I do know what you are saying. Maybe I will look for a lighter model, in case I start classes in the fall...then it will travel by my side.
     
  6. Gabriel

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    Thanks Jack for answering. I would rather have the XP than vista stuff, seems like Vista is still messed up.
    But I think the memory thing is important for me, as all my images and business stuff will be loaded in it also for remote access.....
    Maybe I should go smaller and forego the larger screen and pay more attention to the memory and battery life ability as you point out.:)
     
  7. Gabriel

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    At the moment I have only $500 to work with....but I do have a few more months to decide, and can have twice that in two more months if I starve myself:) :p :p Just kiddin
     
  8. beefers1

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    the processor's not too bad, and 512mb ram, despite what you hear from gamers with 4+ gigs, is more than adequate for most games, though with newer ones you'd have to go to low detail (call of duty 2 requires 1.4ghz, 256mb ram, and 64mb gpu, america's army requires 2.4ghz, 512mb ram, 128mb gpu).
     
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