Very good specs & ultra portable 13" Satellite U300 11V Toshiba Laptop including 1.8GHZ Duo Processo - HotUKDeals
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We just bought this laptop earlier on today and it seems excellent in every possible way.
It comes with top of the range specs and has a beautiful design for even the most fashion concious person out there.

We spoke to the salesman and he told us it's the talk of PCworld and it has top of the range specs but they feel that the £1099 price was too expensive when it was released just over a month ago but they've just knocked £200 off the price, so it's now available instore at £899.99 but we told him we reserved it online for £729.99 and he couldn't believe it.

Another great feature is how light and portable this model is and the next lowest price we've managed to spot was over £800, so I hope this helps someone buy the laptop of there dreams.

You can also order Norton 360 for half price at £29.99 if you buy it at the same time with any laptop (other websites seemed to start from £44.99).

SPECIFICATIONS:
2GB Genuine Windows Vista (R) Home Premium

PC World Recommends Windows Vista® Home Premium

Save £200 off instore was price (£1,099.99)

The Toshiba U300-11V is the ideal ultra-portable laptop for customers looking for a balance of mobility, productivity and value for money. The U300-11V is perfectly designed for your mobile lifestyle as it is both stylish and lightweight. The Toshiba U300-11V laptop manages business tasks intelligently and efficiently with, Genuine Windows Vista (R) Home Premium, an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 2 GB memory.

Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7100
1.8GHz, 800MHz, 2MB Cache
Genuine Windows Vista (R) Home Premium
2GB Memory
200GB Hard Drive
DVD ReWriter MultiDrive
13.3" TruBrite Widescreen Display
Intel X3100 Graphics Card
Wireless Enabled
1.9Kg Weight
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#1
Might be worth noting how turd the graphics card is - other than that its a good spec.
#2
The graphics card is fine for us because we've got an Xbox 360 for gaming anyway, so it depends on what you need it for.

I should also mention it's got Built in Webcam and the the memory is upgradable upto 4GB, which isn't available on most laptops.
#3
For the people that's voting this deal cold, can you please point me in the direction for a laptop that's as good in terms of specs, style and value?

I've checked on Dell and they have a similar looking model but has a comfortably worse processor, half the memory and almost half the ram and the battery life isn't 5 hours and it's only £30 less, so I think we've done pretty well with buying this model.

http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/products/features.aspx/xpsnb_m1330?c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&s=dhs
#4
realfriendlyman
The graphics card is fine for us because we've got an Xbox 360 for gaming anyway, so it depends on what you need it for.

I should also mention it's got Built in Webcam and the the memory is upgradable upto 4GB, which isn't available on most laptops.


Fair price, but I don't think that this is top of the range anymore.

Full Specs here: http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/jsp/productPage.do?service=UK&PRODUCT_ID=132428&printFriendly=true

I hope that it's not a 4200rpm hard drive though. Most santa rosa notebooks are 4GB compatible, but you can only address up to 3Gb on the 32bit OS.

Would have like to see at least a lowly dedicated graphics for this price point, even if it's not for games. The dedicated card wouldnt eat away your ram and provide some better rendering for video playback.

:thumbsup: nice spot anyway
#5
realfriendlyman
For the people that's voting this deal cold, can you please point me in the direction for a laptop that's as good in terms of specs, style and value?

I've checked on Dell and they have a similar looking model but has a comfortably worse processor, half the memory and almost half the ram and the battery life isn't 5 hours and it's only £30 less, so I think we've done pretty well with buying this model.

http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/products/features.aspx/xpsnb_m1330?c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&s=dhs


Welcome to the club of "why-did-they-vote-it cold" HUKD posters. Anyway, it looks like a good deal. Could be warm, definitely not cold. Comet sells it for £840 while Amazon and others sell it for nearly £900. So defo a good deal.
#6
cheaper and faster processer here..
i think its the same, otherwise. didn't check the full specs..

http://www.tribaluk.com/detail.php?ProdID=70837107&referrer=aw&utm_source=affiliatewindow&utm_medium=cpa

edit :smaller hard disc
#7
..r
Most santa rosa notebooks are 4GB compatible, but you can only address up to 3Gb on the 32bit OS.

I'll just clarify that, as I'm sure non-techies will read that and not understand it.

The maximum about of memory that a 32-bit PC can address is 4GB. The limitation is the 32-bit architecture. It's all down to the way that numbers are stored, and that's the highest number (4GB) that you can reach in 32-bits. Not much you can do about that.

The reason that Windows will only show you 3GB, is that 1GB (approx) is allocated by the kernel (part of the O/S) for the hardware/etc. The rest is available to the system for use. That's the simplified answer!!
#8
Was really interested in this deal as that's just about the price range that I've been looking at. Then I saw the graphics card. :(
#9
The XPS M1330 comes and go's, I doubt it will be long before there's another good ecode on it.

I think you're exaggerating the specs of this laptop far too much, it's most definitely not 'top of the range specs' or anywhere close - at best the specs are average and certainly not able to match the top performance machines in this class or anywhere close.

I haven't voted cold although personally I'd pay 50 quid more for a better processor, a decent dedicated graphics card and onsite warranty.

John
#10
Johnmcl7
The XPS M1330 comes and go's, I doubt it will be long before there's another good ecode on it.

I think you're exaggerating the specs of this laptop far too much, it's most definitely not 'top of the range specs' or anywhere close - at best the specs are average and certainly not able to match the top performance machines in this class or anywhere close.

I haven't voted cold although personally I'd pay 50 quid more for a better processor, a decent dedicated graphics card and onsite warranty.

John


Yes, it is does have a better graphics card and slightly better processor but the harddrive is half the size, which I upgraded that to have the same spec and in total, it ended up costing nearly £200 more, so for us, it's not worth £200 price difference for the graphics card and a slightly faster processor, as it's fast enough. :)
#11
Who are you to decide what is good enough and what isn't? That's fine if you don't want a more powerful machine but your thread title and first post claim this is a top of the range machine which it simply is not, it's misleading to other forum users.

Also it's worth bearing in mind you cannot upgrade the graphics card in the Toshiba but you can upgrade the hard drive in the Dell.

John
#12
Value wise go for a Dell laptop but if you want ti to be very light etc then this is a decent deal but also check out the XPS M1330.
#13
Johnmcl7
Who are you to decide what is good enough and what isn't? That's fine if you don't want a more powerful machine but your thread title and first post claim this is a top of the range machine which it simply is not, it's misleading to other forum users.

Also it's worth bearing in mind you cannot upgrade the graphics card in the Toshiba but you can upgrade the hard drive in the Dell.

John


LOL, are you saying I can't describe the laptop that I choose to purchase if the specs are good enough for me?
Obviously, the graphics card doesn't matter to me because we already own enough dedicated gaming machines and prefere to play it over Xbox live.

Yes, the Harddrive is upgradable on Dells website but at a high cost, which like I said, makes it almost £200 more than this system and personally, we didn't need to spend the extra money solely for gaming when we have an Xbox 360 and other consoles.

If the graphics card is important to people, of course they can opt to buy the Dell machine, I've never said they can't. :)

I don't know much about graphics cards but I thought you can replace the graphics card with whatever you want, as long as you're willing to pay for it.
#14
You misunderstand me - you are posting this to a community forum as a deal for other people, therefore it doesn't really matter how suitable it is for your or not.
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[SIZE=2]You cannot replace the graphics card in most laptops, it is occasionally possible in the the larger machines but even then it's normally extremely limited and expensive. In a laptop with an onboard graphics card (which is actually part of one of the chipset components) it's not at all possible as there is no socket and no cooling for the component within the laptop chassis.[/SIZE]
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#15
Johnmcl7
You misunderstand me - you are posting this to a community forum as a deal for other people, therefore it doesn't really matter how suitable it is for your or not.
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[SIZE=2]The hard drive is user upgradeable and generally a fairly simple upgrade which can be done any time during the life of the machine.[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2]You cannot replace the graphics card in most laptops, it is occasionally possible in the the larger machines but even then it's normally extremely limited and expensive. In a laptop with an onboard graphics card (which is actually part of one of the chipset components) it's not at all possible as there is no socket and no cooling for the component within the laptop chassis.[/SIZE]
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Do you think my brother will be able to change the graphics card on this model in the future if his circumstances change, as for the foreseeable future, he's very chuffed at the specs?

The guy at PCworld told us it was top of the range and prior to making our way down to PCworld, others that are more knowledable than me about laptops told me it was as well.

This is why I wanted to list the deal prior to going there incase some more knowledgable people can shed some light but as I said, we're happy with it and it depends on what people want in the usage but for some reason, my brother really didn't want a Dell laptop and hates the designs.

I can change the title if you really believe it's that misleading, I was just going on what other people told me prior to the purchase. :)
#16
guv
A short while ago, I had an order in with Dell for a Vostro 1500 - which I had upgraded the specs. Same CPU as this and everything else you mentioned (but 160GB HD), and with a GT6800GT graphics card, Next Gen WiFi and Truelife screen, which was £600. I cancelled it in the end (Was in August I think - search my Vostro 1500 posts and you will see this is a fact.) In fact, I think it may well have been a T7300 CPU!!!

So, higher spec for less money (albeit 40gb less HD) Given the choice of a top notch graphics card against a 40GB larger HD for £130 less, I know what I'd think was a better deal!!!


Not getting drawn into this one, but there is no way you can compare a 15.4" laptop weighing over 3kg with a 13.3" one weight less than 2kg. Portablilty costs a lot in notebooks - take a look at the dell 12/13" range or sony vaio sz/c series for a comparison.
#17
alilel
Not getting drawn into this one, but there is no way you can compare a 15.4" laptop weighing over 3kg with a 13.3" one weight less than 2kg. Portablilty costs a lot in notebooks - take a look at the Dell 12/13" range or Sony Vaio SZ/C series for a comparison.


That's very true, as we were looking at laptops that were 15.4" and 14.1" and there was a difference of around £100 in price for the luxury and convenience of portability and this model is even smaller. :)

I'll edit the title from top of the range to "good specs" to show no hard feelings, as I was only going on what other people were telling me. :)
#18
Voted hot. As the above poster said a portable laptop costs and for that spec and brand its a great deal. The graphics card is **** but i wonder who would buy a 13" laptop for gaming when other laptops with considerably bigger screens are available.
#19
guv
Yes, weight may be an issue - but this is about specs as in "top of the range". I wouldnt consider 3KG as being too heavy and to be fair, I wouldnt want a smaller screen! They have a cheaper version with a smaller screen (Vostro 1400), but making the compaison to the one I actually "bought" (without taking delivery.)

Im not making judgements on whats right for an individual, but the point you have made, wasnt something the OP mentioned as relevant for their needs.


I showed my brother the Vostro model but he didn't take to the design, whereas he instantly fell in love with this model.

I have a 15.4" Dell laptop myself and I'm happy with it but my brother always takes the mick out of my laptop saying it's huge and could be used as a weapon. :giggle:

That's why he prefered using a small laptop because he was using his work laptop that was a 12" and was desperate not to travel with a big laptop.
#20
it's a very good price for a <2KG portable laptop. It's normally around this price range but this is a toshiba and has a C2D 1.8Ghz cpu and 13.3 inch screen is absolutely brilliant. It's not everyone piece of cake but it's still a good price for a very portable laptop. typical 3Kg laptop cannot compare with this type of laptop.... a proper portable laptop. There is another latest model (less than 1KG) from toshiba but that price tag will not suit many in this forum.
#21
realfriendlyman
Do you think my brother will be able to change the graphics card on this model in the future if his circumstances change, as for the foreseeable future, he's very chuffed at the specs?

The guy at PCworld told us it was top of the range and prior to making our way down to PCworld, others that are more knowledable than me about laptops told me it was as well.

This is why I wanted to list the deal prior to going there incase some more knowledgable people can shed some light but as I said, we're happy with it and it depends on what people want in the usage but for some reason, my brother really didn't want a Dell laptop and hates the designs.

I can change the title if you really believe it's that misleading, I was just going on what other people told me prior to the purchase. :)


There is no way to change the graphics card in this model, it's integrated into one of the other motherboard components. If Toshiba did want to offer the facility to allow a graphics card to be installed they would need space on the motherboard for the slot, space in the chassis and an additional or larger cooling system. This means the laptop has to be bigger and heavier to accomodate this expansion space even though it's not being used which is clearly not ideal. This is why integrated graphics cards cannot be upgraded in laptop models, even those that offer a laptop with both an integrated and discrete graphics card as they usually have a different motherboard for the reasons mentioned above.

As for hating the Dell designs, that's relatively weak reasoning - Dell use various different manufacturers with the XPS m1330 being an Asus machine, it's generally considered desirable for its looks.

I wouldn't trust the information provided by a PCW sales person, this machine in the current market has average specification, it's not slow but it's well behind the genuinely high spec 13 inch machines which offer faster processors, more ram and dedicated graphics cards.

However I'm not saying the machine is a waste of time, not everyone needs top of the range specs and it's up to the individual what they want in a laptop. You're more than welcome to check my posting history, I am the top poster on http://www.whatlaptop.co.uk (pretty much until it went down the pipe) and currently one of the more technical users on http://www.rockforum.co.uk - these are two of the larger laptop forums in the UK.

John
#22
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?NNB-572

Pretty similar specs (-40gb on the HD) but 12.1" for as little as £586 delivered.

It's not a bad price, but I won't vote on it because it's not really all that great.
#23
Johnmcl7
There is no way to change the graphics card in this model, it's integrated into one of the other motherboard components. If Toshiba did want to offer the facility to allow a graphics card to be installed they would need space on the motherboard for the slot, space in the chassis and an additional or larger cooling system. This means the laptop has to be bigger and heavier to accomodate this expansion space even though it's not being used which is clearly not ideal. This is why integrated graphics cards cannot be upgraded in laptop models, even those that offer a laptop with both an integrated and discrete graphics card as they usually have a different motherboard for the reasons mentioned above.

As for hating the Dell designs, that's relatively weak reasoning - Dell use various different manufacturers with the XPS m1330 being an Asus machine, it's generally considered desirable for its looks.

I wouldn't trust the information provided by a PCW sales person, this machine in the current market has average specification, it's not slow but it's well behind the genuinely high spec 13 inch machines which offer faster processors, more ram and dedicated graphics cards.

However I'm not saying the machine is a waste of time, not everyone needs top of the range specs and it's up to the individual what they want in a laptop. You're more than welcome to check my posting history, I am the top poster on http://www.whatlaptop.co.uk (pretty much until it went down the pipe) and currently one of the more technical users on http://www.rockforum.co.uk - these are two of the larger laptop forums in the UK.

John


Cheers for the advice and info mate, it's always appreciated. :)

It wasn't just the design that put my brother off about Dell, he actually doesn't like them for several other reasons as well, such as the customer support we received after my mums £1700 PC had problems, even though we also purchased 3 years warranty, they were very rude.
On a seperate issue, they wanted to charge us £500 for replacement cd's because apparantly we required to buy the license all over again, despite again being within the warranty and wouldn't try and help us on any issues.

Again, there's more reasons but I don't want to go into it. :)

My friends also looking to buy a laptop but he's not too sure on which model but he's been looking at the HP Pavillion range but he's hoping to buy a good spec for under £600, is there any advice you could offer?
#24
http://www.pcnextday.co.uk/products/ProductDetail.asp?ProductCode=3384-6623

seems to be a bit better and @ £680, a bit cheaper (an extra 3% Quidco so £660).

although it is a touch heavier, due to it's bigger screen
#25
PapaSmurf
http://www.pcnextday.co.uk/products/ProductDetail.asp?ProductCode=3384-6623

seems to be a bit better and @ £680, a bit cheaper (an extra 3% Quidco so £660).

although it is a touch heavier, due to it's bigger screen


That's a good laptop but it's not the brand name of Toshiba or with the sleek design and as was mentioned before, you can't compare 15.4" prices with a 13.3" laptop, as there's normally anything upto £200 difference between the two.
#26
If i was spending £700 on a lappy id get a Asus laptop F3SG-AP015XC

Intel Centrino Core 2 Duo Santa Rosa T7250 (2.0G, 64bit, FSB800), 3GB DDRII 667 RAM, 15.4" TFT(WXGA, Colour-Shine),Web Camera 1.3M, nVidia GeForce 9300M G with VRAM 256MB , 250GB(5400rpm), , Bluetooth, DVD Super Multi Double Layer Light Scribe, Vista Home Premium, 802.11a/b/g/N, 6 cell

£693.07

http://www.asuslaptop.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=Asus_laptop_F3SG-AP015XC&cat=17
#27
seen this on ebay, ex display at 495 or best offer.

what's it worth?

good seller like.

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