Toshiba Satellite L300-1DN 15.4-inch Laptop, Intel Pentium Dual Core T3400, 2.16GHz, 3GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Vista Home Premium £409 @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Toshiba Satellite L300-1DN 15.4-inch Laptop, Intel Pentium Dual Core T3400, 2.16GHz, 3GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Vista Home Premium £409.00 @ Amazon

£409.00 @ Amazon
Hi i have looking for toshiba laptop for my friend.The task was toshiba laptop with reasonable price and best system configuration. I found it on amazon with super saver delivery. [Delivered FREE i… Read More
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Hi i have looking for toshiba laptop for my friend.The task was toshiba laptop with reasonable price and best system configuration. I found it on amazon with super saver delivery. [Delivered FREE in the UK]


Processor: Intel® Pentium® dual-core processor T3400
Clock speed: 2.16 GHz
Front Side Bus: 667 MHz
2nd level cache: 1 MB
Operating system: Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Edition (pre-installed, Toshiba-HDD recovery)
System memory: 3Gb (2Gb + 1Gb)
Maximum expandability: 4Gb
Technology: DDR2 RAM (800 MHz)
Hard disk: 250Gb S.M.A.R.T.
Optical Drive: DVD Super Multi drive (Double Layer) - CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-R(DL), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R(DL), DVD+RW, DVD-RAM
Maximum speed (Read): 24x CD-ROM, 8x DVD-ROM/
Maximum speed (Write): 24x CD-R, 4x CD-RW, 10x HS CD-RW, 24x US CD-RW, 8x DVD-R, 6x DVD-R (Double Layer), 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+R, 6x DVD+R (Double Layer), 8x DVD+RW, 5x DVD-RAM
Display: 15.4" Toshiba TruBrite® WXGA TFT High Brightness display
Internal resolution: 1280x800
Graphics adapter: Mobile Intel® GMA 4500M
Memory: up to 1340Mb total available graphics memory with 3Gb system memory
Memory type: shared
Max Resolution: 2048x1536
Max Refresh Rate: 85 Hz
Non-interlaced resolution with max refresh rate: 1600x1200
Interfaces: DC-in, external monitor, RJ-11, RJ-45, external microphone, headphone (stereo), 3x USB 2.0, integrated VGA Web Camera with built-in microphone
Expansion: 2x memory slots (1 to configure), ExpressCard slot
Wireless communication Compliancy: Wi-Fi®
Network Support: 802.11b/g
Wireless Technology: Wireless LAN
Wired communication topology: Fast Ethernet LAN
Speed: 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Topology: international V.90 modem (V.92 ready)
Speed: 56 Kbps data and 14.4 Kbps fax
Supported audio format: 24-bit stereo
Speakers: built-in stereo speaker
Manufacturer: Toshiba Bass Enhanced Sound System
Keyboard: 87 keys, Windows keys
Pointing device: Touch Pad
Battery technology: lithium-ion
Maximum life: up to 2h 30min (Mobile Mark 2007)
AC adaptor: autosensing AC adapter (100/240 V) for worldwide usage
Dimensions (WxDxH): 362 x 267 x 33.0-37.7 mm
Weight: 2.49Kg
Warranty: 1-year international warranty
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#1
While this is not a BAD laptop a couple of things you should be aware of.

When Intel brought out the Core 2 Duo CPUs they wanted to make some available at a mid range price. These they called the Pentium Dual Core and they reduced the amount of level 2 cache to 1Mb to reduce the cost.

While the T3400 is near the top end of Pentium Dual Cores it is not a Core 2 Duo (which usually have at least 2Mb of level 2 cache) and if possible you are better going for a Core 2 Duo.

While there are plenty of Pentium Dual Core laptops around I believe Intel have now stopped making these Pentium chips and gone to only Celeron (for the budget low end) and proper Core 2 Duo for the mid range and top end.

Also the Front Side Bus (FSB) - the speed the data flows round the laptop - is only 667Mhz in this laptop.

It is better to go for a laptop that has an 800Mhz FSB (one at 1066Mhz would be even better but probably too expensive).

This laptop does have 3Gb of memory, which is good, but if you can get a laptop with a "proper" Core 2 Duo CPU and an 800Mhz FSB it would be even better.

It may be that to get that you need to pay a lot more, and if that is the case then this laptop will probably be fine.
#2
This Dell Inspiron comes in at £398 incl VAT and Delivery

http://configure.euro.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?b=&c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&kc=NRS15453&l=en&m_30=136643&oc=N0454506&rbc=N0454506&s=dhs

It has a Core 2 Duo T6400 CPU, 800Mhz FSB, 2Gb of memory, 250Gb hard drive, Vista Home Premium and 6 cell battery.
#3
guilbert53
This Dell Inspiron comes in at £398 incl VAT and Delivery

http://configure.euro.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?b=&c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&kc=NRS15453&l=en&m_30=136643&oc=N0454506&rbc=N0454506&s=dhs

It has a Core 2 Duo T6400 CPU, 800Mhz FSB, 2Gb of memory, 250Gb hard drive, Vista Home Premium and 6 cell battery.


Guill, that is pretty good! Well done :D Pity you can't "downgrade" the OS to XP :(
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#5
Tesco have the same processor with 4GB RAM and 320GB HDD for less than this in store. It's an Acer of some sort - think it was £375
#6
guilbert53
This Dell Inspiron comes in at £398 incl VAT and Delivery

http://configure.euro.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?b=&c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&kc=NRS15453&l=en&m_30=136643&oc=N0454506&rbc=N0454506&s=dhs

It has a Core 2 Duo T6400 CPU, 800Mhz FSB, 2Gb of memory, 250Gb hard drive, Vista Home Premium and 6 cell battery.


I just noticed that the Dell Inspiron 15 has had some price reductions and some memory upgrades from 3072mb to 4096mb. Spotted them here

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