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Toshiba laptop Help/Advice

k.inglis Avatar
9y, 3w agoPosted 9 years, 3 weeks ago
I am looking to buy a laptop for xmas, but want one that is capable of playing games. I am not a hard core gamer but would at least like to play some of the up to date games that are out there. My budget is £500 (top end), but most of the lap tops I have seen all have integrated graphics which I have been told is no good for gaming. A colleague in work has offered his lap top for sale @ £450 which he says he paid £1000 for this time last year from PC world. The spec is:

Model NO: Toshiba Satellite A100-756

Intel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology featuring Intel Core Duo Processor
T2400 Intel PRO?wireless 3945ABG network connection and Intel 945PM Express
chipset.

Clock Speed : 1.83GHz
Front side bus: 667 MHZ
2nd level Cache: 2MB

OP Sys : Win XP Home Ed

System Memory : 1024 (512+512)MB
Maximum expandability : 4096MB
Technology: DDR2RAM (533)MHz

Hard Disk: 120GB
Certification: S.M.A.R.T

DVD Super Multi Drive (Double Layer) : Compatibility - CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW,DVD-ROM,DVD-R(DL),DVD-RW,DVD+R, DVD+R(DL), DVD+RW,DVD-RAM

Display: 17"
Type: Toshiba TruBrite WXGA TFT internal resolution 1280 X 800

Graphics Adaptor: Manufacturer ATI
Mobility Radeon X1400 512 MB Hypermemory
Memory 256 MB + up to 256 MB
Connected Bus 16x PCI express

Internal video: Resolution 1280 x 1536
max no of colours 16.7 million

Interfaces: 1 x DC-in
1 x external monitor
1 x RJ-11
1 x RJ-45
1 x TV-out (s-video)
1 x i.LINK (IEEE 1394
1 x external mic
1 x headphone
4 (Rear 2, right 2) x USB 2.0
1 x 5-in-1 Bridge Media slot (supports SD card, memory stick, Memory stick Pro, multi
media card, xD-Picture card.

Expansion 2 x memory slots (1 to configure)
PC card slot for 1 x Type ii card type express card slot no. of expansion types : 1

Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g

The spec does go on but I would be here all night :?

Can anyone advise me whether this is a good deal or not, is there anything of the same or better spec for my budget around?

Any advice grately appreciated.
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9y, 3w agoPosted 9 years, 3 weeks ago
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#1
not to sure about the clock speed for up to date games. Is that decidated memory for the graphics card?
#2
It's a very good spec. I'd buy it if it's in good condition.
#3
kemot1984
It's a very good spec. I'd buy it if it's in good condition.


He has brought it into work and it looks like new, he has used it but only a hand full of times, he is a bit of a gadget king ! He has now moved onto digital photography and finds the laptop too big to be carrying around and is looking for a smaller 12".
#4
harvie316
not to sure about the clock speed for up to date games. Is that dedidated memory for the graphics card?


How do I find out if if has dedicated memory for graphics? Only spec I have is taken from the Toshiba site and posted above.

Edit: have done a bit of surfing it appears to have 128MB dedicated memory is this good or bad ?
#5
I dont know much about graphics card but i THINK you would need a bit more then that to play the latest games., I saw a 2GIG ram VISTA laptop for £499 new @ comet, that one wont be much good for gaming though.
#6
k.inglis
I am looking to buy a laptop for xmas, but want one that is capable of playing games. I am not a hard core gamer but would at least like to play some of the up to date games that are out there. My budget is £500 (top end), but most of the lap tops I have seen all have integrated graphics which I have been told is no good for gaming. A colleague in work has offered his lap top for sale @ £450 which he says he paid £1000 for this time last year from PC world. The spec is:

Model NO: Toshiba Satellite A100-756

Intel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology featuring Intel Core Duo Processor
T2400 Intel PRO?wireless 3945ABG network connection and Intel 945PM Express
chipset.

Clock Speed : 1.83GHz
Front side bus: 667 MHZ
2nd level Cache: 2MB

OP Sys : Win XP Home Ed

System Memory : 1024 (512+512)MB
Maximum expandability : 4096MB
Technology: DDR2RAM (533)MHz

Hard Disk: 120GB
Certification: S.M.A.R.T

DVD Super Multi Drive (Double Layer) : Compatibility - CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW,DVD-ROM,DVD-R(DL),DVD-RW,DVD+R, DVD+R(DL), DVD+RW,DVD-RAM

Display: 17"
Type: Toshiba TruBrite WXGA TFT internal resolution 1280 X 800

Graphics Adaptor: Manufacturer ATI
Mobility Radeon X1400 512 MB Hypermemory
Memory 256 MB + up to 256 MB
Connected Bus 16x PCI express

Internal video: Resolution 1280 x 1536
max no of colours 16.7 million

Interfaces: 1 x DC-in
1 x external monitor
1 x RJ-11
1 x RJ-45
1 x TV-out (s-video)
1 x i.LINK (IEEE 1394
1 x external mic
1 x headphone
4 (Rear 2, right 2) x USB 2.0
1 x 5-in-1 Bridge Media slot (supports SD card, memory stick, Memory stick Pro, multi
media card, xD-Picture card.

Expansion 2 x memory slots (1 to configure)
PC card slot for 1 x Type ii card type express card slot no. of expansion types : 1

Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g

The spec does go on but I would be here all night :?

Can anyone advise me whether this is a good deal or not, is there anything of the same or better spec for my budget around?

Any advice grately appreciated.



For say extra £100 you can have a HD-DVD version from pc world

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