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Toshiba core i3 Laptop at Argos £299.99

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3y, 11m agoFound 3 years, 11 months ago
Seems a good price to me. Core i3 toshiba laptop, 15.6" 4GB ram, short time frame and on the home page expect they sell out quick.

CPU and Memory:

Intel Core i3 370M processor.
2.4GHz processor speed.
4GB DDR3 RAM memory.
640GB SATA hard drive.
Display features:

15.6 inch widescreen display.
High definition display.
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels.
DVD optical drives:

DVD+RW/DVD-RW(read/write).
Dual layer.
Graphics:

Shared graphics.
Intel GMA with 1695MB memory.
Interfaces and connectivity:

5-in-1 media card reader.
Secure Digital (SD), Multi-Media Card (MMC) compatible.
2 USB ports.
1 Ethernet port.
Wi-Fi enabled.
Multi-media features:

0.3MP VGA built-in webcam.
Built-in mic.
Operating system and software:

Microsoft Windows 7 Premium.
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#1
dcx_badass can you show me a better deal please, would rather not waste my money
#2
are there any reviews of this model?
#3
there's 26 reviews on Argos but couldn't find any elsewhere for this specific model
#4
So many better deals on dell warehouse, for the same price if not cheaper.

They update the webside every afternoon
#5
canada16 please show me one
#6
canada16
So many better deals on dell warehouse, for the same price if not cheaper.

They update the webside every afternoon

nothing beats Dell tho for poor CS. Outstanding they are and i will never buy again from them x
#7
dcx_badass
Old I3, not really a good price.

It's still a decent price for the spec!
#8
@plumberman01 Dell can be hit and miss, but Toshiba are a total nightmare, good luck getting it fixed if it goes wrong, even if it's under warranty.
#9
MacPhisto
@plumberman01 Dell can be hit and miss, but Toshiba are a total nightmare, good luck getting it fixed if it goes wrong, even if it's under warranty.

Dell repaired several parts at 7mths which they then told me at 12 months needed completely replacing again! £210 cost. No warranty apparently on the repair. They did offer a warranty tho if i paid £200 theyd fix it and warranty it for 2yrs lol jokers. It was only £280 to start with!
1 Like #10
Thanks for letting me know, that i should never buy from dell. I would asy that is some what dodgy of the,, but i guess that is within the law. Even thou its a new part, makes a worrying thought, that failure is likel to happen. Use to be solid machines, when i was at college/uni few years back.

Edited By: leeparsons on Oct 10, 2012 11:22
1 Like #11
Old CPU and no hdmi.

Cold
#12
loyalblue
Old CPU and no hdmi.

Cold

Do you expect to get a brand new car, for less than ford court price then? No, so isnt it representive, that this is cheaper, but slightly older cpu. If you want best, you pay top dollar. No point really, been there donw it got tshirt. and i can telll you it ait worth it. Learned my lesson
banned 1 Like #13
cold.
#14
MacPhisto
@plumberman01 Dell can be hit and miss, but Toshiba are a total nightmare, good luck getting it fixed if it goes wrong, even if it's under warranty.

Agree Toshiba support for laptops is terrible, had to ship the laptop to there hardware repair centre in Germany for repair :(
#15
Cold.
#16
can you please provide the link. seems like the given link is not working.
#17
Deltaone
dcx_badass can you show me a better deal please, would rather not waste my money

ACER 5749-2334G75MIKK LAPTOP CORE I3-2330M 4GB DDR3 750GB 12 MONTHS WARRANTY £299 (1 LEFT) ITEM NUMBER "290788229225" @ TESCO EBAY Your text here
#18
leeparsons

Do you expect to get a brand new car, for less than ford court price then? No, so isnt it representive, that this is cheaper, but slightly older cpu. If you want best, you pay top dollar. No point really, been there donw it got tshirt. and i can telll you it ait worth it. Learned my lesson

Top Dollar?

FYO: The Fujitsu also posted has i3-2310M, which may also be old and around the same performance, it's Sandy Bridge, and It'll perform a bit faster than the 370M, and be quite a bit cooler too. The Fujitsu also has 2gb Ram more, Built-in HDMI, a decent screen, etc etc. and It's only £40 more.

This isn't all that bad a deal but what I'm saying is around this price range at the moment, you can get pretty decent Refurbished i5's or New i3's with HDMI, USB 3.0, or Bigger Screen etc.



Edited By: loyalblue on Oct 10, 2012 12:49
#19
@plumberman01 at least they offered to fix it, brand me Toshiba out the box, screen wouldn't come on but laptop loading to windows , refused to fix unless returned at customers cost & would refund postage if not customer damage :-(
#20
Don't forget that Toshiba actually make more reliable laptops than dell or Acer.
#21
I really like Toshiba laptops for their reliability. Only two USB ports however, tight together,and no HDMI are the drawbacks here.
1 Like #22
mantamagic
Don't forget that Toshiba actually make more reliable laptops than dell or Acer.
robsy
I really like Toshiba laptops for their reliability. Only two USB ports however, tight together,and no HDMI are the drawbacks here.
No idea where you guys are getting that from. Between my wife and I, we've owned 3 Toshiba laptops, and 2 of them have had serious overheating issues after a few months. I'd stay well away from Toshiba laptops in future.
#23
Terrible deal for a first gen core-i with no HDMI or USB3 (and only 2 usb2). Don't think i have seen a deal this bad on a laptop get hot for months.

Also, toshiba are no way better than any other laptop maker in terms of quality/reliability (inc. personal experience).

Tesco/comet/argos ebay outlets are always a good place to start your search, if there is no good deal on here.

Edited By: falfredo on Oct 10, 2012 13:01
1 Like #24
My Toshiba would do a thermal shutdown if I covered the air vent underneath, my lads dell does the same. People blame the machine when its how you use it! My Toshiba is still going strong after 4 years!
#25
loyalblue
leeparsons

Do you expect to get a brand new car, for less than ford court price then? No, so isnt it representive, that this is cheaper, but slightly older cpu. If you want best, you pay top dollar. No point really, been there donw it got tshirt. and i can telll you it ait worth it. Learned my lesson


Top Dollar?

FYO: The Fujitsu also posted has i3-2310M, which may also be old and around the same performance, it's Sandy Bridge, and It'll perform a bit faster than the 370M, and be quite a bit cooler too. The Fujitsu also has 2gb Ram more, Built-in HDMI, a decent screen, etc etc. and It's only £40 more.

This isn't all that bad a deal but what I'm saying is around this price range at the moment, you can get pretty decent Refurbished i5's or New i3's with HDMI, USB 3.0, or Bigger Screen etc.



Yea true fair point. Go for a refurb, and if its crap send it back
#26
MacPhisto
@plumberman01 Dell can be hit and miss, but Toshiba are a total nightmare, good luck getting it fixed if it goes wrong, even if it's under warranty.

We have over 200 Toshiba laptops where I work and we have only ever had two go wrong and they were fixed within 14 days. A better track record than the 30 dells we have, 7 of which went wrong and took upto 3 months to sort out.
#27
My Toshiba P200-1K9 (old laptop) overheats from time to time, had to buy a clip on exhaust fan off ebay to get rid of the excess heat. Not had it shutdown once since then though. Toshiba laptops do run on the hot side that's for sure. Fujitsu-Siemens do as well. My Asus Work laptop runs much, much cooler however..
#28
I've been after a laptop for ages! Can anybody recommend a good one? I'm looking at a mid range model (£500ish price), with 500GB+ Memory, 8GB RAM, Good Graphics Card & Pentium Chip. Any recommendations would be much appreciated!!! ;-)
#29
Far better deal here for just another £40

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/asda-direct-dell-inspiron-n5050-laptop-asda-direct-1331789

Less if anyone`s got an Asda Direct code.
2% through TCB
#30
Extremely poor deal. Just one example of a similar spec laptop for cheaper: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/refurbished-asus-k52f-notebook-15-6-intel-core-i3-380m-4gb-ram-640gb-hdd-asus-shop-1332080 though OOS now. We are now on to the 3rd gen i3. Anyone considering this deal should hold tight and keep an eye on future deals.

Regarding Dell v Toshiba v Acer v PB v Asus v Lenovo etc etc debate... Stick to the best laptop within your budget. Just try to stay away from HPs and Medions. Dell/Tosh are probably on par. You probably have a better chance with ASUS and IBM/Lenovo though.

Sandybridge i3 are bound to go down, if they haven't already, in most places.

Edited By: vbnmu on Oct 10, 2012 13:59
#31
i got a toshiba c850-10z laptop for £300, i3-2350, 2gb ram, 320GB, Intel HD 3000, HDMI, USB 3.0. <-- is this a good deal?


Edited By: bangalisolja on Oct 10, 2012 14:14: error
#32
vbnmu

Sandybridge i3 are bound to go down, if they haven't already, in most places.

Companies like to make profits so instead of i3 2nd gen going down, they stay the same (check the Dell site) but 3rd gen are a lot more expensive.
Sandybridge may go down in a years time after 3rd gen gets well established.

If you need a laptop now, it`s no use waiting.
#33
falfredo
Terrible deal for a first gen core-i with no HDMI or USB3 (and only 2 usb2). Don't think i have seen a deal this bad on a laptop get hot for months.Also, toshiba are no way better than any other laptop maker in terms of quality/reliability (inc. personal experience).Tesco/comet/argos ebay outlets are always a good place to start your search, if there is no good deal on here.

So we all need HDMI and USB 3.0 do we? Zzzzz
#34
Not much point in getting usb 2 now when usb 3 is becoming quite common and offers a considerable advantage. I guess it depends how long you expect to keep a laptop for and if you're likely to use a usb 3 device like an external hd.

As for Dell, Acer etc, I guess it depends on the model you buy, how much you spend and your luck.
I've bought fairly high end Dell and Acer laptops and the CS from Dell for XPS was pretty good. Next day on site repairs and UK/Irish telephone support. The build quality wasn't great and I had to have the motherboard replaced a number of times but I couldn't complain about the actual support.
And I have an Acer that had very heavy use but is still working and has never had a repair after something like 8 or 9 years. Not that I use it, but it has been turned on and tried out. It seems built like a tank
#35
alared
vbnmu

Sandybridge i3 are bound to go down, if they haven't already, in most places.

Companies like to make profits so instead of i3 2nd gen going down, they stay the same (check the Dell site) but 3rd gen are a lot more expensive.
Sandybridge may go down in a years time after 3rd gen gets well established.

If you need a laptop now, it`s no use waiting.

The Dell N5050 you posted actually went down to around £250 in ASDA recently. I didn't bother posting as the person in front of me got what seemed to be the last one.

I agree partly with what you said but deals are out there, it's a question of waiting. For one, the ASUS is cheaper, though OOS now.
#36
vbnmu

The Dell N5050 you posted actually went down to around £250 in ASDA recently. I didn't bother posting as the person in front of me got what seemed to be the last one.

There were some as low as £247 that I saw recently in Galashiels while on holiday BUT they were not the same spec as I posted above.

i3 2nd gen 4gb mem and 5gb HDD @ £339 can`t be beaten anywhere as we speak.

The same model and spec is on the Dell site now @ £399,
The only difference is the £20 delivery and the 15 month McAfee, which the Asda one doesn`t have.
#37
Whilst refurbished is an option, a refurb is not comparable to a new laptop. You have no rights for return on battery performance, fewer rights to return on condition.
Many people will rightly prefer to buy new from a High Street store, or from them online for home delivery, or click-collect.
I own two of these; one bought myself last year at John Lewis with 2 year warranty for £349.99with 6GB RAM and this deal at the last reduction to £319.99 at Argos. No problems with either in terms of performance.
If you really need HDMI output buy something else, more than two USB ports? buy a hub. Otherwise this is an excellent laptop for the average user.
#38
38 replies and 194 degree heat for a crappy laptop deal and only 2 replies and 40 degree heat for the best, says a lot about the "experts" on these boards.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/asda-direct-dell-inspiron-n5050-laptop-asda-direct-1331789
#39
alared
vbnmu

The Dell N5050 you posted actually went down to around £250 in ASDA recently. I didn't bother posting as the person in front of me got what seemed to be the last one.

There were some as low as £247 that I saw recently in Galashiels while on holiday BUT they were not the same spec as I posted above.

i3 2nd gen 4gb mem and 5gb HDD @ £339 can`t be beaten anywhere as we speak.

The same model and spec is on the Dell site now @ £399,
The only difference is the £20 delivery and the 15 month McAfee, which the Asda one doesn`t have.

I might be missing something here, but for £10 more:
http://shop.asus.co.uk/shop/gb/en-GB/Home/1-Products/752-ASUS-Outlet/753-Refurbished-Notebook/90N1QLG69E1951VLH38Y-Refurbished-ASUS-N53SV-Notebook--15.6--Intel-Core-i5-2410M--4GB-RAM--500GB-HDD.aspx
#40
It's first gen! Not a good deal at all. Sainsburys have second gen i3 for the same price!

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