Toshiba Satellite T130-13Q 13.3-inch Notebook (Intel Pentium ULV SU2700 1.3 GHz Processor, 3 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, 6 Cell Battery, up to 9 Hours, Windows 7 Home Premium, Black) £319.93 @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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#1
It looks like a good price, but, the processor is quite slow - the SU2700 is only a single core model. I would recommend paying the extra £30 for the dual core deals that seem to pop up here quite often, the CPW / Asus come to mind.
#2
Flyaway
That is why the battery is rated at 9 hours it's not meant to be a desktop replacement, the processor is more than fast enough for the vast majority of apps, barring games, certainly much faster than any Atom netbook.


Agreed it is faster than the ATOM based units and a good deal the point being made was the Asus / CPW deal provided better battery life and a dual core CPU for not much more.

Both offer great value, this is single core ULV CPU the Asus a Dual core.
Reading the review for the Toshiba they seem to be mildly positive.
The CPU, keypad and sound seem to be the main complaints.
The last to are fixable with a tweak and a driver update respectively.
The touchpad fix is here
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=50127&tstart=0

The dual core is used by newer versions of Office applicaitons and browers. I have the Asus and it works very well the surround sound and movie mode is excellent. Not as cheap as the Toshiba but if you are after a something with good battery life both are with considering. The Asus is dual core and has and HD video via HDMI, stainless steel cover, thinner design. The Tosiba packs a lot in for a great price.

Both are much better than a Netbook and come with 64 bit Windows Home Primium and 3gigs ram.
#3
aye will be slower but i bet you dont get near that battery time on a dual core
#4
hornetsam
aye will be slower but i bet you dont get near that battery time on a dual core


Oh, but you do, and better. As stated, the Asus has a better battery. I get 10 hours out of mine surfing or running Office.

garbage456
1.6 for a net book , this is only 1.3 and its double the price of standard netbook offers, cold from me sorry


Netbooks have an Atom, this has a Pentium ULV, which is much faster. You cannot judge performance from clock speed alone.
#5
garbage456
1.6 for a net book , this is only 1.3 and its double the price of standard netbook offers, cold from me sorry


When comparing Ghz only compare the speed if it is the same processor family, this notebook (not netbook) @ 1.3Ghz is faster and more powerful than an atom chip @ 1.6Ghz
#6
I can't believe how many people still think the clock speed is the main indicator of performance!

Do you people think a 4Ghz Pentium 4 is faster than 1.6 core i7?
#7
garbage456
1.6 for a net book , this is only 1.3 and its double the price of standard netbook offers, cold from me sorry


With nearly 7000 posts you'd hope you'd know better by now... apparently not :roll:
#8
The Asus UL30 from CPW is a better deal, sorry :)
#10


yabbas
The Asus UL30 from CPW is a better deal, sorry :)


Agree with these 2, the Asus UL30 from Car Phone Warehouse is better value, especially if you use quidco.

However, I still don't think this form factor in-general offers value for money.
£200 less gets you a proper netbook. £100 more gets you a full blown laptop.
Though maybe i'm just not placing enough value upon battery life.
#11
Flyaway
That is why the battery is rated at 9 hours it's not meant to be a desktop replacement, the processor is more than fast enough for the vast majority of apps, barring games, certainly much faster than any Atom netbook.

yeah but I just bought this with the SU4100 which is dual core, still 9 hours battery tho.
#12
Not sure if anyone has seen these in the flesh, but they are beautiful! Really thin, slick and made from very high quality materials. Lots of little lights and the machine is strong enough that you can hold it from the top right/left corner of the screen. At this price it's a bargain! have some heat.

Also for people comparing clock speeds. Please do some research before commenting on areas you are not well versed in. This must be around 4-5 time faster then a netbook at much better at multi tasking with that amount of ram
#13
Nad_84
Also for people comparing clock speeds. Please do some research before commenting on areas you are not well versed in. This must be around 4-5 time faster then a netbook at much better at multi tasking with that amount of ram


Try twice as fast as an N270.
#14
I think laptops are very much a beauty is in the eye of the beholder thing. I'm looking for a cheapish semi-desktop replacement machine, so I looked at thi and thought "that's not a very good deal", because I'm not massively valuing battery life or portability. But if I was looking for say something I could watch films, play basic games on on regular long journeys this would be great.

The Asus people mention seems better, but I'm not sure it would be sufficiently better if I was looking to spend £300 on a portable laptop.

Anyway, now on to my problems - trying to get a semi desktop replacement, and have narrowed it done to 3 off ebuyer. Anyone got any comments on these 3?


http://www.ebuyer.com/product/189888

Or

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/186604

Or

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/179792

I'm thinking the second one. Bigger hardrive, more expandable ram. I'm thinking it's worth the £40 or so for the bigger screen than the beloved Asus deal as well.

Sorry to hijack the thread a bit, it's been really hard to find a good "recommend me a laptop forum". If someone can point me somewhere more appropriate than here I'll happily take my ignorance elsewhere.
#15
hornetsam
aye will be slower but i bet you dont get near that battery time on a dual core


I measured the idle power difference between two identical Dell 11z laptops - one with a single core Celeron 743 1.3GHz and the other with a dual core Pentium SU4100 1.3GHz (both of these are the same 45nm Penryn core). I found the dual core actually had a slightly lower power usage at idle so I don't think the single core will give you any longer battery life.

- Simon.
#16
Podge
I think laptops are very much a beauty is in the eye of the beholder thing. I'm looking for a cheapish semi-desktop replacement machine, so I looked at thi and thought "that's not a very good deal", because I'm not massively valuing battery life or portability. But if I was looking for say something I could watch films, play basic games on on regular long journeys this would be great.

The Asus people mention seems better, but I'm not sure it would be sufficiently better if I was looking to spend £300 on a portable laptop.

Anyway, now on to my problems - trying to get a semi desktop replacement, and have narrowed it done to 3 off ebuyer. Anyone got any comments on these 3?


http://www.ebuyer.com/product/189888

Or

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/186604

Or

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/179792

I'm thinking the second one. Bigger hardrive, more expandable ram. I'm thinking it's worth the £40 or so for the bigger screen than the beloved Asus deal as well.

Sorry to hijack the thread a bit, it's been really hard to find a good "recommend me a laptop forum". If someone can point me somewhere more appropriate than here I'll happily take my ignorance elsewhere.



For a desktop replacement i'd want *some* graphics capability; all 3 of those you've highlighted have the pathetic Intel GMA 4500 graphics chipset.

If graphics performance is important, you'll want a dedicated gpu.
If it isn't particularly important, i'd suggest an i3 or i5 - atleast you're getting half-way capable on-chip graphics.

In my mind Dual Core/Core2Duo CPUs coupled with crappy intel graphics chipsets have been rendered obsolete by the i3 & i5 ranges.
#17
Podge

Anyway, now on to my problems - trying to get a semi desktop replacement, and have narrowed it done to 3 off ebuyer. Anyone got any comments on these 3?


None of the three. All are older Core 2 Duo's - you can get a Core i3 for that sort of money, better CPU and graphics.

I would stretch your budget slightly to get this: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/194297

There was a great deal on it direct from the HP store at the end of May, you may find that with a voucher and quidco it's possibly cheaper to get it from HP direct.

As the other person said, something with better graphics would be helpful, but given what I assume is a budget around £400, that will be quick tricky. In any case, the Intel HD graphics with the Core i3 are around 2x faster than the old GMA rubbish, so still an improvement!
#18
brookheather
I measured the idle power difference between two identical Dell 11z laptops - one with a single core Celeron 743 1.3GHz and the other with a dual core Pentium SU4100 1.3GHz (both of these are the same 45nm Penryn core). I found the dual core actually had a slightly lower power usage at idle so I don't think the single core will give you any longer battery life.

- Simon.


Yes. The funny thing quite often is that a single core CPU will also have to work much harder to perform a task, which uses more battery compared to a dual core chip which can split the load, with each core working a lot less which helps to reducing power use.
#19
Recent Toshibas I have seen have had some wacky designs, very love-or-hate-it so I'd advise trying to see one up close...no real hi-res shots online that I could find...
#20
Nad_84;8883339
Not sure if anyone has seen these in the flesh, but they are beautiful! Really thin, slick and made from very high quality materials. Lots of little lights and the machine is strong enough that you can hold it from the top right/left corner of the screen. At this price it's a bargain! have some heat.

Also for people comparing clock speeds. Please do some research before commenting on areas you are not well versed in. This must be around 4-5 time faster then a netbook at much better at multi tasking with that amount of ram

Good post but... LOTS OF LITTLE LIGHTS... hey that's terrible! Without those battery life would be at least two hours longer!!! :)

The Toshiba is well made and I'd consider it. The Asus looks a bit flimsy to me. It moves away from netbook territory which are useful carry anywheres, but a few years ago you would have paid a grand for a laptop this small and portable and it probably had a two hour battery. Tosh is good.
#21
frownbreaker
Agreed it is faster than the ATOM based units and a good deal the point being made was the Asus / CPW deal provided better battery life and a dual core CPU for not much more.

Both offer great value, this is single core ULV CPU the Asus a Dual core.
Reading the review for the Toshiba they seem to be mildly positive.
The CPU, keypad and sound seem to be the main complaints.
The last to are fixable with a tweak and a driver update respectively.
The touchpad fix is here
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=50127&tstart=0

The dual core is used by newer versions of Office applicaitons and browers. I have the Asus and it works very well the surround sound and movie mode is excellent. Not as cheap as the Toshiba but if you are after a something with good battery life both are with considering. The Asus is dual core and has and HD video via HDMI, stainless steel cover, thinner design. The Tosiba packs a lot in for a great price.

Both are much better than a Netbook and come with 64 bit Windows Home Primium and 3gigs ram.


Don't forget cashback, I got about £18 back so almost the same price....
#22
Adidas Addict
I can't believe how many people still think the clock speed is the main indicator of performance!


Well, ppl still believe that higher megapixels give better picture quality. It's all about marketing (and misleading) :whistling:
#23
Some major trackpad issues, but after reinstalling synaptics it seems to be ok.

edit: love this laptop, in red it looks fantastic!

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