is this a good laptop?

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  1. D1G1T4L

    D1G1T4L Active Member

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    toshiba quality is pretty bad. I'd look for something with a centrino platform (intel Pentium M processor and wireless) if I were you. I'd also stick with better manufacturers. I *LOVE* asus notebooks. Gateway would be my recommendation if you must stick with the everyday brands.
     
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    xheliox It's Good To Be King

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    I love Toshiba's. I own several.
     
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    Toshiba quality is great so is ASUS, i recommend both companies for buying a laptop, the only ones i would ask you to stay away from are Fujitsu and eMachiines.
     
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    Personally I wouldn't go with Toshiba, either that or Dell. I feel that they have the worst quality ever. Go with Gateway or another big provider.
     
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    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    there are different series. satellite pro is a good one, but satellite is ridiculous. adding memory to the satellite 2675dvd requires lifting the keyboard and modem to access the slot :ugh:

    i have no experience with the one you are looking at
     
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    i have a gateway m675x. i like it quite a bit, it's good enough to play games but it's not a gaming rig by all means. they really did a shit job with the sound in this laptop though. i'd be running FreeBSD on it for every day use if the sound worked properly. currently it only works if i plug my headphone jack into the microphone jack...and sound doesn't come out of the laptop speakers. the drivers for windows are just as flakey as well.
     
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    My Gateway 650XL has excellent sound support, in every linux distro I've tried, and in windows. Dunno about FreeBSD, tho, or with the 675.
     
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    i honestly don't know what to do, if i install the latest version of the driver it will work after i install it but after that it becomes corrupt.

    Three universal ports that can be configured to support the following:
    Headphone
    Mic in
    Line in
    SP/Dif in
    SP/Dif out
    Stereo L/R Out
    Surround L/R Out
    Center/LFE Out

    the software to make that work disappears after i install the drivers. dunno what it is. and the manufacturers of the card apparently don't create the drivers or something either so i dunno. some sigmatel crap :wtc:

    edit: and this is in windows
     
  10. Little Spunky $#!T

    Little Spunky $#!T :cool:

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    I would recommend IBM

    don't go with Dell
     
  11. FreeSpace

    FreeSpace Guest

    Ditto that. Dell laptops are built out of recycled pig rectums, and have horrid support.

    IBM laptops are amazingly well built, and reliable. My Thinkpad 600E is a lightweight, 4.5lb brick. It's taken over four serious falls without even the smallest scratch, and it's 10GB IBM Travelstar HD rocks.

    I love IBM like a son. I just wish my laptop had better video (Neomagic MagicGraph 256AV :( )

    You know what laptops I really miss? The Compaq LTE/Evo line. I had an LTE 475Cx that was the shit. Active matrix display, killer 2D video, and VERY well built.

    Compaq made the best business laptops around until HP ass-raped them :(.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    :ugh: no.
     
  13. FreeSpace

    FreeSpace Guest

    *Ahem* Some backup, please? Damn, that's a bland reply.
     
  14. P07r0457

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    uh, having serviced however many hundreds of them, Compaq laptops are crap. Besides horrible reliability problems (especially with mainboards crapping out) they used cheap components, poor fit and finish, expensive prices, poor warranties, and had extremely bloated installs. Not to mention they did horribly in performance benchmarks.

    I can't think of anything that a compaq notebook did best.
     
  15. FreeSpace

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    Um, those were the Presarios. My LTE was one of the best machines I have ever owned.

    The thing had good components on the inside...
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    Yeah, because you've owned so many laptops and have such an extensive basis of expertise :mamoru:
     
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    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    Compaq was utter crap until HP fixed them.
    I would, however reccomend an IBM Thinkpad.
    I love the HP laptops, but they have the damn fault that they're power jacks get loose and break.
     
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    yea, the power plugs definitely put too much stress on the pcb. If they used a surface-mount power plug with a screw to the chassis things would have been much better.

    HP did improve the line, but I still couldn't recommend one. There's better notebooks for less money.
     

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