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Looking through the Argos website and i came across this. It seems like a good deal as it appears to have own graphics card and an "i5 Processor"

Toshiba Satellite P750 640GB 15.6 Inch Laptop.

The Toshiba Satellite P750 caters for your every entertainment need, its 2nd generation Intel processor technology and NVIDIA graphics provide incredible power. The 15.6inch HD display, LED backlighting and Blu-ray playback means you can enjoy movies in stunning detail. You can even enjoy unparalleled sound courtesy of integrated Harman Kardon speakers.

CPU and Memory:

Intel Core i5 dual core T2410M processor processor.
2.3GHz processor speed.
8GB 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:

Dedicated graphics.
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M graphics card with 1GB memory.
Interfaces and connectivity:

Secure Digital (SD), Multi-Media Card (MMC) compatible.
4 USB ports.
1 Ethernet port.
1 HDMI port.
Bluetooth.
E-SATA.
Wi-Fi enabled.
Multi-media features:

1.3MP built-in webcam.
Built-in mic.
Built-in sound system.
Operating system and software:

Microsoft Windows 7 Premium.
Software included:

Microsoft Home Office and Student (trial Version).
Anti-virus and security (trial version).
Windows media player.
General features:

Up to 6 hours battery life.
Size H3.56, W38.05, D25.4cm.
Weight 2.62kg.
EAN/MPN/UPC/ISBN: 4026203913783.
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#1
I am more than happy for people to point me in the right direction if they think a better deal is out there. thanks
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Whilst it has 8GB RAM, and a 640GB HDD, the i5 is one of the earlier 2nd gen, the screen is a pretty low res, I would want 1600x900 really, there is no Blu-ray, the GFX is decent, but nothing special and it certainly won't be winning any awards, does have e-sata but no USB 3.0. If it really does have 6 hour battery life then fair enough, but I doubt it.

In conclusion, this is not bad, you could do a lot worse, but most of it is last years components bundled into a pretty poor case with VERY limited extra's (i.e. bluray, 900p/1080p screen), it's a good deal, and a decent price, just be aware of the shortcomings
#3
ghd765
Whilst it has 8GB RAM, and a 640GB HDD, the i5 is one of the earlier 2nd gen, the screen is a pretty low res, I would want 1600x900 really, there is no Blu-ray, the GFX is decent, but nothing special and it certainly won't be winning any awards, does have e-sata but no USB 3.0. If it really does have 6 hour battery life then fair enough, but I doubt it.

In conclusion, this is not bad, you could do a lot worse, but most of it is last years components bundled into a pretty poor case with VERY limited extra's (i.e. bluray, 900p/1080p screen), it's a good deal, and a decent price, just be aware of the shortcomings
Hi, please how do you know the different types of processors and the time they were out?
#4
This is sandy bridge because of the i5 model number and can easily be Googled. As for specs, this is OK for price.
#5
This is sandy bridge because of the i5 model number and can easily be Googled. As for specs, this is OK for price.
#6
fzathaboss
This laptop seems better value... £799 down to £599 and you can claim an additional £100 cashback...

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/samsung-rf511-15-6-laptop-11884749-pdt.html

Processor Intel® Core™ i5-2450M processor (2.5 GHz, TurboBoost to 3.1 GHz, DMI 5 GT/s
3 MB cache memory)
Operating System Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
RAM 8 GB
- DDR3
- 1333 MHz
Graphics card Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Screen type LED HD
Screen resolution 1366x768
Screen size 15.6"
Screen features 300nit non Gloss HD LED Display
Hard drive 1 TB
- SATA
- 5400 rpm
Optical disk drive DVD Reader/Writer
Memory card reader 4-in-1 (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC)
USB USB 2.0 ports: 2
USB 3.0 ports: 2
Modem/Ethernet 10/100/1000 GbE LAN
WiFi 802.11bgn
Bluetooth BT 3.0 HS
Video interface VGA, HDMI
Audio interface 3.5mm audio out, 3.5mm audio in
Sound HD Audio
Webcam 1.3 MP

No dedicated Graphics. :)
#7
this one looks better, i7 , bluray rewriter, udb 3.0, 750gb, tv tuner and 3d glasses. used but 595 worth it,

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3D-i7-Toshiba-laptop-3D-bluray-8Gb-750gb-TV-tuner-3D-GLASSES-/221116391278?pt=UK_Computing_Laptops_EH&hash=item337b905f6e#ht_518wt_1032
banned#8
ubcool
this one looks better, i7 , bluray rewriter, udb 3.0, 750gb, tv tuner and 3d glasses. used but 595 worth it,

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3D-i7-Toshiba-laptop-3D-bluray-8Gb-750gb-TV-tuner-3D-GLASSES-/221116391278?pt=UK_Computing_Laptops_EH&hash=item337b905f6e#ht_518wt_1032

that's an eBay auction...you know how auctions work, right? also no warranty and such...

complete failure.
#9
ubcool
this one looks better, i7 , bluray rewriter, udb 3.0, 750gb, tv tuner and 3d glasses. used but 595 worth it,

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3D-i7-Toshiba-laptop-3D-bluray-8Gb-750gb-TV-tuner-3D-GLASSES-/221116391278?pt=UK_Computing_Laptops_EH&hash=item337b905f6e#ht_518wt_1032

+£15 postage
#10
gmanuk
I am more than happy for people to point me in the right direction if they think a better deal is out there. thanks

Thought I would reply, I know quite a bit but I am no expert, it depends really on your needs, if you wish to play top end games like Battlefield this laptop would struggle but more basic games it will handle, I have the exact same card in the laptop I am typing on and have played NFS world on it, Battlefield 3 can be played but on low settings and a bit of tweaking as you can see on youtube videos, toshiba as a brand lasts forever I personally found that they are really high quality but then again I dont throw my laptop about, so yh what do you need it for?

Edit: Thought I would correct myself, I have the GT525M, this is the GT540M and as can be seen on youtube is fine for high or medium settings, and can manage ultra settings too

Edited By: HelpMeHelpYouHelpMe on Aug 27, 2012 22:19
#11
l can not see the point in having a high end graphics card like the GT 540M with a laptop that has a screen resolution 1366 x 768 pixels. Why do laptop manufactures put high end graphics cards with low resolution screens? Pointless. Please, l would like to know!
#12
Not a bad Price but note :

Additional Information
* Please note item 5085817 has previously been 599.99.
So only a £100 saving , but still a saving.




Edited By: onamission100 on Aug 27, 2012 22:22
banned#13
JamE
l can not see the point in having a high end graphics card like the GT 540M with a laptop that has a screen resolution 1366 x 768 pixels. Why do laptop manufactures put high end graphics cards with low resolution screens? Pointless. Please, l would like to know!

1, GT540m is middle class
2, HD resolution means that the GPU can deliver higher FPS than if it was HD+ or fullHD screen (not defending 768p resolution though)

oh and btw, your comment is pointless.
#14
JamE
l can not see the point in having a high end graphics card like the GT 540M with a laptop that has a screen resolution 1366 x 768 pixels. Why do laptop manufactures put high end graphics cards with low resolution screens? Pointless. Please, l would like to know!

I guess for external screens? not sure if that works, thats a seriously good point
#15
kunyk
ubcool
this one looks better, i7 , bluray rewriter, udb 3.0, 750gb, tv tuner and 3d glasses. used but 595 worth it,http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3D-i7-Toshiba-laptop-3D-bluray-8Gb-750gb-TV-tuner-3D-GLASSES-/221116391278?pt=UK_Computing_Laptops_EH&hash=item337b905f6e#ht_518wt_1032
that's an eBay auction...you know how auctions work, right? also no warranty and such...complete failure.

oops sorry thought it was buy it now, though if you can get it at that price still good.
#16
HelpMeHelpYouHelpMe
JamE
l can not see the point in having a high end graphics card like the GT 540M with a laptop that has a screen resolution 1366 x 768 pixels. Why do laptop manufactures put high end graphics cards with low resolution screens? Pointless. Please, l would like to know!

I guess for external screens? not sure if that works, thats a seriously good point
the graphics card is good enough, but at 1080p the fps will probably take quite a hit with newer games.
#17
If you keep a look out you can pick up dell xps laptops with better processors and graphic cards and 1080 screens quite often with blu ray for these kind of prices, they will be outlet machines but never had a problem before, just like new.
#18
HelpMeHelpYouHelpMe
JamE
l can not see the point in having a high end graphics card like the GT 540M with a laptop that has a screen resolution 1366 x 768 pixels. Why do laptop manufactures put high end graphics cards with low resolution screens? Pointless. Please, l would like to know!

I guess for external screens? not sure if that works, thats a seriously good point

You can use an external screen and increase the resolution.The GT540M is ok for gaming, it's not high end even for a laptop. Personally a GT 555M would be the minimum I would look for, for gaming on a laptop, but that's me.

The following site will give you a rough idea of its capabilities, you can also look at youtube videos of similar spec machines running games, but again that's a rough idea.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-540M.41715.0.html

Laptop gaming is severly restricted in comparison to desktop gaming, meaning you need to pay a lot more for a laptop with a decent GPU in comparison to a desktop with a decent GPU.

I guess more sites such as GaiKai and Onlive (Onlive been in the tech news recently due to being took over and financial woes) will become popular as you can play games on just about anything that has a screen and a fast net connection (controller restrictions apply e.g. controller, mouse , k/b). I can only see these sites being useful for single player currently, you're gonna get wasted in a multi player environment due to latency.

http://www.gaikai.com/



Edited By: fishmaster on Aug 27, 2012 23:13
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HelpMeHelpYouHelpMe
gmanuk
I am more than happy for people to point me in the right direction if they think a better deal is out there. thanks

Thought I would reply, I know quite a bit but I am no expert, it depends really on your needs, if you wish to play top end games like Battlefield this laptop would struggle but more basic games it will handle, I have the exact same card in the laptop I am typing on and have played NFS world on it, Battlefield 3 can be played but on low settings and a bit of tweaking as you can see on youtube videos, toshiba as a brand lasts forever I personally found that they are really high quality but then again I dont throw my laptop about, so yh what do you need it for?

Edit: Thought I would correct myself, I have the GT525M, this is the GT540M and as can be seen on youtube is fine for high or medium settings, and can manage ultra settings too

Toshiba as a brand doesn't last forever. Have you ever used a Toshiba C660 for example? Very cheap build. I can give you plenty of examples of Toshiba laptops where the left mouse button and DC Jack fail regularly. I speak as a laptop refurbisher. It's irritating when people speak about brands as a generalisation. Who here has owned an older Toshiba Qosmio with Nvidia GPU? Some in that series are a nightmare for going wrong.




Edited By: fishmaster on Aug 27, 2012 23:42: Cosmic
#20
Disregard the laptop I linked as I did not realise that the 630m can be either a rebadged 540m or 555m. Nvidia's naming system is a joke, I think there are five versions of the 555m, and that's excluding the different amounts of ram they come with and the 'new' 630m card.
#21
With regards to the Sandy Bridge Intel, your not going to see much of a difference with an Ivy Bridge as most of the performance added was on the integrated graphics? Whereas this has dedicated graphics
#22
Hi fishmaster I used a qosmio f20-164 with the geforce 6600m (was getting a few more fps than a 8400m in some older games) bought it in summer of 2005 the graphics card died on me about 3 months ago. Bear in mind it was being used daily for at least 5-6 hrs a day. In the same time my wife went through a medion, a dell 1520 and a dell vostro. Im more than happy with the service I got out of my qosmio and if I could afford to, would buy again
#23
Good specks
#24
Great deal. Dunno what people are expecting for the money. Sandy bridge doesn't make that much of a difference either. I have a first gen Core laptop and it still keeps up with what I do. Decent anount of RAM, decent HDD size too. Screen is never gonna win any awards at this price.

This is a great price considering it has dedicated graphics.
#25
Not convinced this is a good deal at. Last gen GPU, low rez screen. Toshiba or not, I don't want to pay five hundred spot for that.
#26
I reckon this is the P750-135 that I got from sainsburys back in march for £315 (misprice). It does have a bluray reader and it does also have 1 usb 3 port (zoom in on the pics on the left hand side next to the hdmi port). If you read the reviews on argos you will also see 1 customer mentions the bluray.
#27
Last Gen CPU and GPU, but the price more than compensates for that so great find.
#28
margamboy
If you keep a look out you can pick up dell xps laptops with better processors and graphic cards and 1080 screens quite often with blu ray for these kind of prices, they will be outlet machines but never had a problem before, just like new.

I'd second that, some good deals to be had at the Dell outlet. They update it at 3pm each day, worth a look.
#29
Mark43
margamboy
If you keep a look out you can pick up dell xps laptops with better processors and graphic cards and 1080 screens quite often with blu ray for these kind of prices, they will be outlet machines but never had a problem before, just like new.

I'd second that, some good deals to be had at the Dell outlet. They update it at 3pm each day, worth a look.


I often look at the Dell outlet site, but am yet to see a really good deal (remeber they are refurbs) - the prices may state £549 for a decent spec comparable if not slightly better than this deal but that doesnt include VAT, once thats added its £600+ and just doesnt seem as hot.
#30
'Toshiba as a brand doesn't last forever'

Really?
2009 article, but I have a toshiba from 2006 that is still going stong: http://www.itp.net/578466-asus-and-toshiba-most-reliable-laptop-brands/?tab=article
#31
JamE
l can not see the point in having a high end graphics card like the GT 540M with a laptop that has a screen resolution 1366 x 768 pixels. Why do laptop manufactures put high end graphics cards with low resolution screens? Pointless. Please, l would like to know!

A 540M is high end? No my 680 is high end :P A lower end graphics card to go with a lower end resolution, seems like a perfect fit to me...
#32
fishmaster
HelpMeHelpYouHelpMe
gmanuk
I am more than happy for people to point me in the right direction if they think a better deal is out there. thanks

Thought I would reply, I know quite a bit but I am no expert, it depends really on your needs, if you wish to play top end games like Battlefield this laptop would struggle but more basic games it will handle, I have the exact same card in the laptop I am typing on and have played NFS world on it, Battlefield 3 can be played but on low settings and a bit of tweaking as you can see on youtube videos, toshiba as a brand lasts forever I personally found that they are really high quality but then again I dont throw my laptop about, so yh what do you need it for?

Edit: Thought I would correct myself, I have the GT525M, this is the GT540M and as can be seen on youtube is fine for high or medium settings, and can manage ultra settings too

Toshiba as a brand doesn't last forever. Have you ever used a Toshiba C660 for example? Very cheap build. I can give you plenty of examples of Toshiba laptops where the left mouse button and DC Jack fail regularly. I speak as a laptop refurbisher. It's irritating when people speak about brands as a generalisation. Who here has owned an older Toshiba Qosmio with Nvidia GPU? Some in that series are a nightmare for going wrong.

Totally agree. Had a couple of C660s and have been a nightmare. Had a 2 year warranty on them too... fat load of good that has been. Toshiba look for any excuse to get out of doing the work and then want about 80 quid as an inspection fee or they keep the laptop.

Wont be buying Toshiba laptops or their poxy warranties again.
#33
hopper84
fishmaster
HelpMeHelpYouHelpMe
gmanuk
I am more than happy for people to point me in the right direction if they think a better deal is out there. thanks

Thought I would reply, I know quite a bit but I am no expert, it depends really on your needs, if you wish to play top end games like Battlefield this laptop would struggle but more basic games it will handle, I have the exact same card in the laptop I am typing on and have played NFS world on it, Battlefield 3 can be played but on low settings and a bit of tweaking as you can see on youtube videos, toshiba as a brand lasts forever I personally found that they are really high quality but then again I dont throw my laptop about, so yh what do you need it for?

Edit: Thought I would correct myself, I have the GT525M, this is the GT540M and as can be seen on youtube is fine for high or medium settings, and can manage ultra settings too

Toshiba as a brand doesn't last forever. Have you ever used a Toshiba C660 for example? Very cheap build. I can give you plenty of examples of Toshiba laptops where the left mouse button and DC Jack fail regularly. I speak as a laptop refurbisher. It's irritating when people speak about brands as a generalisation. Who here has owned an older Toshiba Qosmio with Nvidia GPU? Some in that series are a nightmare for going wrong.

Totally agree. Had a couple of C660s and have been a nightmare. Had a 2 year warranty on them too... fat load of good that has been. Toshiba look for any excuse to get out of doing the work and then want about 80 quid as an inspection fee or they keep the laptop.

Wont be buying Toshiba laptops or their poxy warranties again.

Within the last 12 months I had excellent customer service from ASUS and Lenovo. Ok so both hard drives were dying but both were collected without any fuss and returned promptly.

Toshiba on the other hand while they do make half decent, competitively priced laptops i've seen far too many of their laptop hard drives catastrophically fail within 12 months. IF they used Seagate or WD then things would be different.

My advice to anyone buying a laptop today would be factor in the cost of a USB external hard drive and use the very good windows 7 backup feature every week or as often as your data changes. daily if necessary. if your data is simple irreplaceable then get two USB external hard drives and backup to both!!
#34
bingowings85
[...]My advice to anyone buying a laptop today would be factor in the cost of a USB external hard drive and use the very good windows 7 backup feature every week or as often as your data changes. daily if necessary. if your data is simple irreplaceable then get two USB external hard drives and backup to both!!


Certainly worth mentioning - it's amazing how many folks aren't aware of the need for backups.
You also need to think about where you keep your backups; my dad lives nearby so I occasionally update a drive and swap it for the one I keep at his place. I guess using online storage would be a better option ;)
#35
If you feel absolutely compelled to correct people, why not be polite about it? 'If you knew what you were talking about' seems to be stuck on repeat.
#36
eternald
Hi fishmaster I used a qosmio f20-164 with the geforce 6600m (was getting a few more fps than a 8400m in some older games) bought it in summer of 2005 the graphics card died on me about 3 months ago. Bear in mind it was being used daily for at least 5-6 hrs a day. In the same time my wife went through a medion, a dell 1520 and a dell vostro. Im more than happy with the service I got out of my qosmio and if I could afford to, would buy again

Hi sounds like you had a good experience. The main problem is the GPU which isn't Toshiba's fault. I was merely pointing out that all brands suffer problems and there's bad units from all suppliers. Also your wife might not be treating the laptops as carefully as you :P hehe. Keep your laptop to yourself and don't let her touch it :)
#37
chelmsfordman
Mark43
margamboy
If you keep a look out you can pick up dell xps laptops with better processors and graphic cards and 1080 screens quite often with blu ray for these kind of prices, they will be outlet machines but never had a problem before, just like new.

I'd second that, some good deals to be had at the Dell outlet. They update it at 3pm each day, worth a look.


No, I'd say you can get one that's comparable to this for close to £400. As for them being refurbs, the general consensus seems to be that the vast majority are simply cancelled orders, and everyone I know who has ordered one is of the opinion that it certainly looks new. But granted its not for everyone, I guess there is more of a risk associated.

I often look at the Dell outlet site, but am yet to see a really good deal (remeber they are refurbs) - the prices may state £549 for a decent spec comparable if not slightly better than this deal but that doesnt include VAT, once thats added its £600+ and just doesnt seem as hot.

Edited By: Mark43 on Aug 29, 2012 13:17

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