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Toshiba 17" Laptop.....£349.00 Easter special @ Comet (TOSHIBA SATE P300D-21K)

£349.00 @ Testing
Was told instore about this going on offer NOW! GREAT DEAL!! Screen size: 17 inches Processor: AMD Turion DUAL CORE Memory (RAM): 3072 MB Storage (hard drive): 200 GB Operating system: Windows… Read More
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8y, 3m agoFound 8 years, 3 months ago
Was told instore about this going on offer NOW!
GREAT DEAL!!
Screen size: 17 inches
Processor: AMD Turion DUAL CORE
Memory (RAM): 3072 MB
Storage (hard drive): 200 GB
Operating system: Windows Vista Premium
HARMON/KARDON SPEAKERS TOO!!
also has cd/dvd writer, webcam, 5in1 media card slots, 4usb's.
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#1
So its instore only then?
#2
gonna be online too when it starts!!!
banned#3
I wouldn't touch AMD - I would spend a bit more and buy Intel

:thumbsup:
#4
looks good to me....
#5
why expired?
#6
Still online at £499 as of 8am friday morning
#7
still 499 - will be hot if reduced.
#8
GuyUK
Still online at £499 as of 8am friday morning


Except it's Thursday ;-)
#9
mikepj
Except it's Thursday ;-)



LOL - I was just going to say that! How confusing. Thought Id overlept by 24 hours!

The deal has not started by sounds of it - until tonight. Not expired!

EDIT - I reported it to mods for unexpiry.
#10
I'm going to give this thread of comments a lol.

Really hot deal I recon, IF it comes down to £349 tomorrow. So what if it's AMD? Its dual core, which is better than most other £350 laptops.

Also, slight correction to the description - It states above it comes with 'Vista Basic', but the Comet website States 'Vista Home Premium'.
banned#11
wont vote until confirmed but another hot deal "rumour" IMHO

surely these shouldnt be allowed until they actually exist? Thats why I expired it!
#12
now showing online.

i've reserved, but is it that good?
banned#13
lbphillips;4873331
now showing online.

i've reserved, but is it that good?

shows as £499 online!

Its not bad for £349 but well overpriced at £499

CPU Model-----Stock Clocks-----Rated Performance
Intel Laptop Processors

Intel Core 2 Duo
T7600-----2.33GHz-----6.28GHz
T7400-----2.16GHz-----5.51 GHz
T7200-----2.00GHz-----4.99GHz
T5600-----1.83GHz-----3.84GHz
T5500-----1.66 GHz----3.37 GHz


Intel Core Duo
T2050-----1.60GHz-----2.75GHz
T2300-----1.66GHz-----3.00GHz
T2250-----1.73GHz-----3.11GHz
T2400-----1.83GHz-----3.43GHz
T2500-----2.00GHz-----3.74GHz


Intel Pentium M
770-----2.13GHz-----3.00GHz
750-----1.86GHz-----2.79GHz

Intel Celeron M
350-----1.3GHz-----1.3GHz

source :-

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/cpu-charts-2008-q1-2008/3D-Studio-Max-9,369.html
#14
What about AMD's cpus? IMO they are good cpus ,especially in terms of value for money.
Anyway, most users would not notice a difference even between high end dual core and celeron, unless were told. Have you just said that Intel Atom is quick enough for most of the tasks you have been doing? :)
People just keep repeting what marketing departments of Intel/AMD said without ANY consideration.
banned#15
7777777;4873502
What about AMD's cpus? IMO they are good cpus ,especially in terms of value for money.
Anyway, most users would not notice a difference even between high end dual core and celeron, unless were told. Have you just said that Intel Atom is quick enough for most of the tasks you have been doing? :)
People just keep repeting what marketing departments of Intel/AMD said without ANY consideration.

try doing dix to dvd video conversion on an atom or playing HD video

I notice a massive difference between my old AMD 2.0ghz and my duo core t7600 (about 300% quicker i.e takes 30 mins to convert a 2 hour film as opposed to 2 hours on my old AMD);-)
#16
csiman
try doing dix to dvd video conversion on an atom or playing HD video

I notice a massive difference between my old AMD 2.0ghz and my duo core t7600 (about 300% quicker i.e takes 30 mins to convert a 2 hour film as opposed to 2 hours on my old AMD);-)


I do notice too, but believe or not, most people do not do video conversion
In most tasks, I do not see absolutely any difference between my Tecra with C2D clocked 1.4ghz I use at Uni and HP with Penryn P8400(2.26ghz) I have at home

Looking at this chart the CPU performs better than C2D T5300

I do not want to start a war which one is better :)

Shows in stock@349 .HOT
#17
I have an HP with this processor and apart from it getting a little hot running at full speed for hours on end i love it. I am a software developer and havy my machine running multiple VMs and the processor handles it very well. I also do occasional video conversion and it is actually pretty good. Sure you can always get something faster but I think at this price you wont get anything better.
banned#18
7777777;4873597
I do notice too, but believe or not, most people do not do video conversion
In most tasks, I do not see absolutely any difference between my Tecra with C2D clocked 1.4ghz I use at Uni and HP with Penryn P8400(2.26ghz) I have at home

Looking at this chart the CPU performs better than C2D T5300

I do not want to start a war which one is better :)

Shows in stock@349 .HOT

Fair enough :thumbsup:

At £349, I reckon this is the best deal you'll get for a mid-range laptop.
banned#19
Processor model number TL-60
Processor speed 2.00 GHz
Processor bus 1600 MHz
Processor cache 1024 MB
Memory (RAM) 3072 MB
Storage (hard drive) 200 GB
Operating system Windows Vista Home Premium
Webcam included
built-in wifi
#20
Reserved at £349.00.
#21
zermattbusby
Reserved at £349.00.


Last time I reserved something at Comet I arrived in store and was told (after about 20 minutes of waiting around) that it was out of stock so I'd take the "reservation" system with a pinch of salt.

Soo tempted by this laptop though. Been after one for a while and looks very good for the price.
banned#22
any laptop "experts" out there who can find fault with this as a bargain?
#23
I had a similar problem last year when I reserved a Sony home cinema system, fortunately it was in stock.

Been looking for a cheapish laptop for a friend and this looks to be a good deal.
#24
csiman
any laptop "experts" out there who can find fault with this as a bargain?


IF it comes down to £349 then it's a cracking deal !!! :thumbsup:
#25
Mecoconuts
IF it comes down to £349 then it's a cracking deal !!! :thumbsup:


It has! Try the link.
#26
very hot to me, great spec, big screen and good brand too. cant fault it at all
2 Likes #27
csiman;4874953
any laptop "experts" out there who can find fault with this as a bargain?


I wouldn't say I'm a laptop expert but I have bought and used many of them after finally being convinced to move from desktops around four years ago.

The processor is great. If you put the Intel/AMD war aside, it's speed is enough for a regular user as well as a hard-core developer. As one other forum user said earlier, he runs multiple VMs on it, which is one of the heaviest tasks you can do on a laptop, after the video transcoding of course :-)

I would consider the following before buying (depending on their importance to your use):
1. No built-in bluetooth.

2. No dedicated graphics (the graphics card shares main memory with the processor, as opposed to having its own memory). No bad for light games but if you're planning to use heavy games look elsewhere. Expect to pay £1000+ though.

3. The DVD write doesn't have Lightscribe. This allows the drive to write on lightscribe blank DVDs. I've had laptops for several years and only burnt a handful of DVDs so far so this is not really important to me but worth hilighting.

4. No Gigabit LAN. Most people use wireless (that's the point of having a laptop anyway!) so this wouldn't really bother me too much.

5. No Finger print reader. A security feature that seems to be included in most mid-range laptops nowadays.

6. It's not clear what the screen resolution is. 1920x1080 would be great but I don't think you'll get it for that price.

I am a hard-core developer and I would buy this for work if I need a laptop. In fact, my cousin was asking me the other day for a good all-round laptop for every day use so I may be reserving one for him today - at this price it's a steal.
#28
Screen resolution should be 1400x900.
#29
Good deal pity it doesnt have HDMI out otherwise I would have got one.

Hot
#30
Looks good to me!

but would it be able to play HD video as it doesnt have a dedicated graphics card?
#31
sick as 2 parrots, just paid this for dell inspiron.
DOH!!
#32
niv
Looks good to me!

but would it be able to play HD video as it doesnt have a dedicated graphics card?


My hp laptop also has the same gpu as this one (but has a 1650x1050 screen). I'm running Ubuntu on it and it can't play 1080p mkvs back smoothly.
#33
I think if you just want a big screen laptop for general use, this is great value! :thumbsup:
#34
refaey

1. No built-in bluetooth. [COLOR="DarkRed"]i don't need it[/COLOR]

2. No dedicated graphics (the graphics card shares main memory with the processor, as opposed to having its own memory). No bad for light games but if you're planning to use heavy games look elsewhere. Expect to pay £1000+ though. [COLOR="darkred"]hmmm wasn't expected at this money[/COLOR]

3. The DVD write doesn't have Lightscribe. This allows the drive to write on lightscribe blank DVDs. I've had laptops for several years and only burnt a handful of DVDs so far so this is not really important to me but worth hilighting.

4. No Gigabit LAN. Most people use wireless (that's the point of having a laptop anyway!) so this wouldn't really bother me too much. [COLOR="darkred"]that put's me off ... as I tryed wireless and wired and my internet speed it's much slower wireless[/COLOR]

5. No Finger print reader. A security feature that seems to be included in most mid-range laptops nowadays.

6. It's not clear what the screen resolution is. 1920x1080 would be great but I don't think you'll get it for that price.
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I can be so undecided ... one day I want a big laptop (preferably with video card) ... and one day I want a netbook... :whistling: (still waiting for the winning ticket to buy both)
#35
might need to splash out some money for this.

i want a 17in laptop, as i like to sometimes watch movies on it
#36
HOT! Reserved for £ 349.99 plus nectar points
1 Like #37
mess0804
I can be so undecided ... one day I want a big laptop (preferably with video card) ... and one day I want a netbook... :whistling: (still waiting for the winning ticket to buy both)


Wired is more secure as well as faster
#38
Superb price, would personally prefer Intel inside but specs wise it's still excellent v4m.
#39
is it a bargain ? just ordered one
banned#40
refaey;4875877
I wouldn't say I'm a laptop expert but I have bought and used many of them after finally being convinced to move from desktops around four years ago.

The processor is great. If you put the Intel/AMD war aside, it's speed is enough for a regular user as well as a hard-core developer. As one other forum user said earlier, he runs multiple VMs on it, which is one of the heaviest tasks you can do on a laptop, after the video transcoding of course :-)

I would consider the following before buying (depending on their importance to your use):
1. No built-in bluetooth.

2. No dedicated graphics (the graphics card shares main memory with the processor, as opposed to having its own memory). No bad for light games but if you're planning to use heavy games look elsewhere. Expect to pay £1000+ though.

3. The DVD write doesn't have Lightscribe. This allows the drive to write on lightscribe blank DVDs. I've had laptops for several years and only burnt a handful of DVDs so far so this is not really important to me but worth hilighting.

4. No Gigabit LAN. Most people use wireless (that's the point of having a laptop anyway!) so this wouldn't really bother me too much.

5. No Finger print reader. A security feature that seems to be included in most mid-range laptops nowadays.

6. It's not clear what the screen resolution is. 1920x1080 would be great but I don't think you'll get it for that price.

I am a hard-core developer and I would buy this for work if I need a laptop. In fact, my cousin was asking me the other day for a good all-round laptop for every day use so I may be reserving one for him today - at this price it's a steal.

thanks very much for your input and I would say that most of the points you have stated arent that important to me (or most others come to that) although the toshoba website states this model has bluetooth. The fact that you have made these points and no major other ones leads me to the conclusion this is still a good deal. Expert maybe, but certainly clued up you are (Yoda agrees :-D)

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