Toshiba Satellite Pro L300-292 Laptop, Core 2 Duo T5870 2.0GHz, 2GB RAM, 160GB HDD, free Windows 7 upgrade, £384.12 (plus£11.52 Quidco and £50 cashback deal from Toshiba) - HotUKDeals
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Toshiba Satellite Pro L300-292 Laptop, Core 2 Duo T5870 2.0GHz, 2GB RAM, 160GB HDD, free Windows 7 upgrade, £384.12 (plus£11.52 Quidco and £50 cashback deal from Toshiba)

£384.12 @ Testing
I was thinking of getting the £330 HP550 from ebuyer, but wanted the Windows 7 upgrade and came across this deal fro slightly better spec Toshiba for less and with the free upgrade; £50 cashback fr… Read More
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7y, 8m agoFound 7 years, 8 months ago
I was thinking of getting the £330 HP550 from ebuyer, but wanted the Windows 7 upgrade and came across this deal fro slightly better spec Toshiba for less and with the free upgrade;

£50 cashback from Toshiba

http://www.toshibacashback.com/August/default.asp


Free Windows 7 upgrade

http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/generic/upgrading-to-windows-7/

Spec


Processor
o Intel® Core2 Duo processor T5870, 2.00 GHz
o Front Side Bus : 800 MHz
o 2nd level cache : 2 MB
Memory
o 2,048 MB DDR2 RAM (800 MHz)
o maximum expandability : 8,192 MB
Hard Drive
o 160GB, 5400RPM
o S.M.A.R.T
Optical Drive
o DVD Super Multi (Double Layer) drive
o compatibility : CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-R(DL), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R(DL), DVD+RW, DVD-RAM
o maximum speed : Read: 24x CD-ROM, 8x DVD-ROM/ 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
Software
o Operating System: Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium 32-bit Edition
o ConfigFree
o Toshiba utilities and drivers
o Supervisor Password Utility
o Toshiba Assist
o Chicony Camera Assistant Software
o Toshiba DVD Player
o Ulead® DVD MovieFactory® for TOSHIBA
o Toshiba Face Recognition
o McAfee® Internet Security Suite - Toshiba Edition (includes free Internet updates for 30 days)
o Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator
o Toshiba Value Added Package (Toshiba Power Saver, Toshiba Zooming Utility, Toshiba PC Diagnostic Tool, Toshiba Flash Cards, Toshiba Components Common Driver, Toshiba Accessibility, Toshiba Button Support)
o Google Software (Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer, Google Desktop, Picasa)
o Connectivity Doctor
o Toshiba User's Manual
o Toshiba Disc Creator
Security
o main hard disk (by screw)
o main memory (by screw)
o HDD password on request
o supervisor password
o slot for Kensington Cable Lock
o user password
o wireless LAN switch
o main battery pack (by sliding latch)
Display
o 15.4 Toshiba TruBrite® WXGA TFT High Brightness display
o internal resolution : 1,280 x 800
Graphics
o Mobile Intel® GMA 4500MHD
o memory : up to 1,340 MB total available graphics memory with 4 GB system memory
o memory type : shared
Audio
o supported audio format : 24-bit stereo
o speakers : built-in stereo speaker
Input Devices
o keys : 87
o Windows keys : Yes
o Touch Pad
Networking
o Compliancy : Wi-Fi®
o Network Support : 802.11b/g
o Wireless Technology : Wireless LAN
o topology : Fast Ethernet LAN
o speed : 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
o topology : international V.90 modem (V.92 ready)
o speed : 56 Kbps data and 14.4 Kbps fax
Power Supply
o Lithium-ion Battery
o maximum life : up to 2h30min (Mobile Mark 2007)
o input voltage : autosensing AC adapter (100/240 V) for worldwide usage
Dimensions
o Width 362 mm
o Depth 267 mm
o Height 33.0 (front) / 37.7 (rear) mm
o Weight 2.49kg
Interfaces
o 1 x DC-in
o 1 x external monitor
o 1 x RJ-11
o 1 x RJ-45
o 1 x external microphone
o 1 x headphone (stereo)
o 3 (Left 2, Right 1) x USB 2.0
o 1 x integrated VGA Web Camera with built-in microphone
Expansion
o 2 x memory slots (1 to configure)
o 1 x ExpressCard slot
Warranty
o 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
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#1
£50 cash back BEFORE 31st July



Can you add £50 to your price please.
#2
It's been extended to August, follow the toshiba cashback link in the post above to see which laptops are eligible
#3
You can't rely 100% on Quidco either, so including that isn't really appropriate either :-(
#4
loxley
It's been extended to August, follow the toshiba cashback link in the post above to see which laptops are eligible


It doesn't mention any extension so is a risk, IMO
#5
davelfc
It doesn't mention any extension so is a risk, IMO


seems clear enough to me. 1st august to 31st august. it's in the list.

http://www.toshibacashback.com/August/productslist.asp?Home=default
#6
davelfc
It doesn't mention any extension so is a risk, IMO



http://www.toshibacashback.com/August/productslist.asp?Home=default
#7
nihcaj
You can't rely 100% on Quidco either, so including that isn't really appropriate either :-(


i brought one yesterday and the quidco has tracked already

and as for the cash back how is it a risk if it clearly states its eligible on the Toshiba website?
#8
loxley;5965038
i brought one yesterday and the quidco has tracked already

and as for the cash back how is it a risk if it clearly states its eligible on the Toshiba website?


Generally Quidco is reliable, but I for one have had some problems in the past. Generally on this site, Quidco is seen as an excellent extra, but not included in the figures - good luck to you if you get it, but it's not a cert.
#9
Toshiba - Great piece of kit, good price. Can't go wrong with a Toshiba!!!!. HOT:thumbsup:
#10
More info on the graphics card here.

132nd out of 200 mobile cards tested. Not bad at that price.

:pirate:CJ:pirate:
#11
thought CB cant be included in the price
#12
rolo28
Toshiba - Great piece of kit, good price. Can't go wrong with a Toshiba!!!!. HOT:thumbsup:


Go to a shop and have a look at the Toshiba L300 series. They have a very weak lid and a broken screen is not covered by the warranty. Read many customers complaining about the screen braking. I decided for HP/Compaq because of that. If you don't carry around alot and be careful not to put anything on top when closed on your desk (books, etc.) it maybe ok. For transport you definately need a hard case.
#13
Surely as Windows 7 is stand-alone install only, this means that you will lose all your info between now and then as you cant actually upgrade it?
#14
defard
Surely as Windows 7 is stand-alone install only, this means that you will lose all your info between now and then as you cant actually upgrade it?


No, your Windows settings are transfered with your upgrade (as long as you have Vista now). If you have Windoes XP, you need to backup yourself.
#15
I had a look at the Toshiba site and I'm afraid there is no cash back on this model from Oyyy. (There are other supplying the same laptop with cashback - but not from Oyyy).
#16
pet2000
Go to a shop and have a look at the Toshiba L300 series. They have a very weak lid and a broken screen is not covered by the warranty. Read many customers complaining about the screen braking. I decided for HP/Compaq because of that. If you don't carry around alot and be careful not to put anything on top when closed on your desk (books, etc.) it maybe ok. For transport you definately need a hard case.


I have a Toshiba Satellite L300D-202. I find the lid perfectly fine. For the money you won't find a better laptop - In my opinion. Build quality, reliabilty and spec per £ - all in all a great buy. But each to their own I suppose . .;-)
#17
pet2000
I had a look at the Toshiba site and I'm afraid there is no cash back on this model from Oyyy. (There are other supplying the same laptop with cashback - but not from Oyyy).



Where did you read that? I can not see anything within t&c's about oyyy being excluded or anything in the slightest bit to that effect.
#18
pet2000
No, your Windows settings are transfered with your upgrade (as long as you have Vista now). If you have Windoes XP, you need to backup yourself.


Not necessarily, http://mossblog.allthingsd.com/files/2009/08/windows-upgrade-chart.png
#19
pet2000
I had a look at the Toshiba site and I'm afraid there is no cash back on this model from Oyyy. (There are other supplying the same laptop with cashback - but not from Oyyy).


The terms and conditions make no mention of specific retailers, and the Toshiba Satellite Pro L300-292 is on the list of qualifying products. So if you could clarify the reasons for your opinion that Oyyy are excluded from the offer then please do.
#20
pet2000
Read many customers complaining about the screen braking. I decided for HP/Compaq because of that.


Well, excluding your repeated posts about the L300, I could only find two web references about broken L300 screens, one was by someone complaining that their machine had broken within three days with Toshiba refusing to fix it and the other by someone who had their screen broken when their friend stepped on it whilst dancing a highland jig.

Can you give us some pointers to where these other "many" customer complaints are?
#21
2Gb memory but the graphics use system memory too, so depending on how much you allocate to that, you'll end up with much less.

It has some good points but its not really standing out as a must buy. The spec is dating fast.
#22
techpops
2Gb memory but the graphics use system memory too, so depending on how much you allocate to that, you'll end up with much less.

It has some good points but its not really standing out as a must buy. The spec is dating fast.


The 2GB ram and 160GB HDD are weak points but for £384.12 (or less with cash-back) you are not going to get a better CPU than a T5870 or a newer integrated GPU than the 4500MHD. In fact is there a newer Integrated graphics processor than the 4500MHD?

I've been looking for three weeks now for a replacement for my wife's cooked Dell D600 and this is by far the sweetest spec I've found for less than £400. The cash-back makes it a sweet deal and I might buy tomorrow.
#23
Is this a better deal than this:

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/164845

I'm not too fussed about graphics card, I only really play football manager - but I do watch a lot of movies.

Whats the better laptop?

Thanks
#24
VDisillusioned;5969151
The 2GB ram and 160GB HDD are weak points but for £384.12 (or less with cash-back) you are not going to get a better CPU than a T5870 or a newer integrated GPU than the 4500MHD. In fact is there a newer Integrated graphics processor than the 4500MHD?

I've been looking for three weeks now for a replacement for my wife's cooked Dell D600 and this is by far the sweetest spec I've found for less than £400. The cash-back makes it a sweet deal and I might buy tomorrow.


Ok looking at the graphics first. A game like Call of duty 4 on the lowest resolution with the lowest graphics settings is going to give you an average of 14fps. So lets be clear this is a garbage GPU for 3D acceleration of any kind. To put it another way this scores 134 in 3D mark 05. Compare that to a GeForce 9200/9300M GS which scores 3359/3477 but that might not be important if 3D accelerated anything is not important to you, but its worth knowing just how bad it is in case it is. No new sims games on this lappy! :)

I did a bit of price checking and i'm actually surprised how highly priced so many laptops still are. I've been looking at the Netbook market too much I think. So I take it back that this is a bad deal for the speed of the cpu/memory and hd space. It's actually quite good. I was able to find a Toshiba Satellite L300-1BVd for £329 without any cash back hassle but the spec is not the same T1600 Processor,2GB RAM,160GB HDD,15.4" Screen Size,DVDRW Optical Drive,Vista Home Premium OS so I'd have to do some real digging to try and beat this.

All in all I stand corrected. Decent laptops are still flippin expensive.

Edited this in

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/164692
This would be as low spec as I'd want to go for a laptop £399 This will at least have a go at playing games or using anything with 3d acceleration, like say Vista/Windows7 ui and the extra memory is going to help when you end up devoting 512mb of system memory to the graphics. Giving you a reasonable 2.5gb of system memory to play with.
Athlon X2 2.10 GHz, 3GB RAM, 160GB NVIDIA GeForce 8200M, Webcam, 802.11b/g WLAN, 15.6", Windows Vista Home Basic
#25
can anyone confirm the cashback position on this - as if you click on the cashback link it does take you to the toshiba site confirming that cashback is available on this mode.

the only sign regarding cashback not being available is on the onnyx site itself and i assume thats simply because they were not aware that toshiba had extended their cashback deal to cover august
#26
FGEvans
can anyone confirm the cashback position on this - as if you click on the cashback link it does take you to the toshiba site confirming that cashback is available on this mode.

the only sign regarding cashback not being available is on the onnyx site itself and i assume thats simply because they were not aware that toshiba had extended their cashback deal to cover august


Only pet2000 seems to doubt this... As far as I can see it's 100% valid...
#27
VDisillusioned
The 2GB ram and 160GB HDD are weak points but for £384.12 (or less with cash-back) you are not going to get a better CPU than a T5870 or a newer integrated GPU than the 4500MHD. In fact is there a newer Integrated graphics processor than the 4500MHD?

I've been looking for three weeks now for a replacement for my wife's cooked Dell D600 and this is by far the sweetest spec I've found for less than £400. The cash-back makes it a sweet deal and I might buy tomorrow.


I have been looking at the specs .- is it right you can upgrade the RAM to 8GB? If so, are there any deals on a 64-bit OS to make use of the extra RAM?
#28
whataboutme
I have been looking at the specs .- is it right you can upgrade the RAM to 8GB? If so, are there any deals on a 64-bit OS to make use of the extra RAM?


Don't know about the 8GB but the answer to your question about a deal on a 64bit OS is in the thread title :-)
#29
Mine arrived yesterday, ordered late Fri night and chose free 5 working day delivery... Very happy so far... And in response to Pet2000; Lid doesn't seem flimsy, cashback already tracked with quidco and Oyyy said they can't see any reason what so ever I should not recieve cashback from Toshiba....
#30
My wife's arrived yesterday and now has Windows 7Evaluation running very nicely. Haven't had much time to play with it except set up the OS and drivers but I think it is excellent for the price. Quidco tracked instantly and the cash-back looks like it won't be a problem. It feels quite solid and well put together, hinges and screen/lid are fine. Overall it feels much better quality than my Dell Inspiron 6400, depending on how reliability holds up I think I may be a Toshiba convert.

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