Intel Core i5, 4GB Ram Toshiba Satellite £399.99 @ Amazon (eligible for Win 8 Pro £14.99 upgrade)
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Intel Core i5, 4GB Ram Toshiba Satellite £399.99 @ Amazon (eligible for Win 8 Pro £14.99 upgrade)

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Found 9th Jul 2012
This laptop is back at a great price (£10 cheaper than before) and is eligible for the £14.99 Windows 8 Pro upgrade offer

Intel Core i5-2450M 2.5/3.1GHz,
4GB RAM,
500GB HDD,
Windows 7 Home Premium,
USB 3.0

If you want one snap it up as the price changes quite regularly
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this any good?
Seems like a good price for the spec, but personally i'd avoid all Toshiba's that have a metal casing.
Toshiba is the worst company ever
Awful built quality
Awful after sales service
AVOID
pozmu

Toshiba is the worst company everAwful built qualityAwful after sales … Toshiba is the worst company everAwful built qualityAwful after sales serviceAVOID

really I think you might be wrong
pozmu

Toshiba is the worst company everAwful built qualityAwful after sales … Toshiba is the worst company everAwful built qualityAwful after sales serviceAVOID



Is this from recent experience? I recall from a Toshiba laptop my girlfriend had around 2001-2002 it was indeed horrible and had to be repaired so many times (touchpad, keyboard..). But haven't touched a Toshiba ever since so things might have changed?!
There products haven't been of the best quality - and this is recent 2010/2011/2012 purchases. I had my laptop exchanged 8 times back in 2010 until I finally got one that properly worked. I must admit, since then it worked fine. The more recent purchases have been ones with metal cases or metal on the casing. They have all been plagued with a small amount of current leaking into the case. This creates a buzzing effect when you're finger tips or palm brushes across it. I ruled it down to this as it was only when you connect a power adaptor to it.

Their screens also have numerous dead pixels usually and the casing is usually of poor quality. I experienced these problems on sub £800 machines as I tend to go for high spec machines for graphics use. I can only imagine what their more basic machines are like.

You could try and see how you get on. Although I don't rate Toshiba's customer service that highly, you are dealing with a top retailer, Amazon! They do help out even after the 30 days period which I do really value.

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bought a toshiba laptop from a deal on hukd in 2010, still using it now. have had no issues or problems with it. the speakers are pants but other than that no issues at all. as reliable as my wife is at nagging.
Woul;dn't thank you for a Toshiba. Had one, BSOD frequently, went back.
Tarquin8484

+This deal.-kunyk being born.


oO
pozmu

Toshiba is the worst company everAwful built qualityAwful after sales … Toshiba is the worst company everAwful built qualityAwful after sales serviceAVOID


Exaggerate much?
I'm interested in this, I've had the same Toshiba laptop for 6 years now, only in the last 6 months has it started to fail, but that's only the battery life which could probably be fixed with a new battery, it is getting slow but what can you expect from a 6 year old laptop
pozmu

Toshiba is the worst company everAwful built qualityAwful after sales … Toshiba is the worst company everAwful built qualityAwful after sales serviceAVOID



The complete opposite of everything I've ever heard from Toshiba laptops owners.
had a toshiba satalitte once, had to have it repaired 7 times in the space of the 1 year warranty, avoid!
I got a Toshiba Satellite L670 with an i5 processor, 500gb hard drive, windows home 64 bit and 4 gb of memory last year from a well known second hand store. The Toshiba at the time was around 8 months old and I've never had any problems with it.
Had horrible personal experiences with toshiba. Definately dont advise buying any extra warranty on their products - it isnt worth the paper its written on. Awful awful awful after sales.

For anyone who is purchasing this deal, here is a landline for the toshiba switchboard that can put you through to tech support. Will save you a fortune 01932 841600.
My 6GB ram 640MB HD I3 , is now one year old for the same price as this and has never missed a beat
BM12

Seems like a good price for the spec, but personally i'd avoid all … Seems like a good price for the spec, but personally i'd avoid all Toshiba's that have a metal casing.



Are they any worse than the plastic ones? Had to repair one for my sister in law, I swear the Luftwaffe dropped lighter things during the blitz.
Bought this when it was posted last time, so far so good, the designs good and its quick.

I'd recommend it.
The only people who speak up are those who've had bad experiences.
Toshiba's are prone to problems, personally i'd stay away but this deal is pretty good.
Purchased a Toshiba Satellite L300 from Hotukdeals roughly 4 years ago, still going strong
MarvinHC

Is this from recent experience? I recall from a Toshiba laptop my … Is this from recent experience? I recall from a Toshiba laptop my girlfriend had around 2001-2002 it was indeed horrible and had to be repaired so many times (touchpad, keyboard..). But haven't touched a Toshiba ever since so things might have changed?!



Yeah it's from recent experience basically they stole from us!
Onboard graphics?
omgpleasespamme

Onboard graphics?



Yep onboard - Intel HD Graphics 3000

I bought the L series Red i5 Toshiba laptop nearly 2 years ago, still running without a problem (that with my son mashing the keyboard, and pushing it off the sofa a few times). Prior to that I had a toshiba P3 laptop in 1999, which worked perfectly for about 15 years before the screen stopped working, and now continues to work fine when hooked up to a VGA monitor. (which is the main reason I bought Toshiba again, as did my brother)
to add to the build quality discussion, I've had to buy various laptops for staff at work (small business). The 3 toshiba satelite pros purchased before I worked there (which is the business model) were really poor compared to the batch of Dell's we had (and I'm not a big fan of the Dell's). The toshiba's were defintely better spec'd and looked a lot nicer, and I suspect were a good price. However on one them the screen cracked twice (the casing behind the screen was quite flimsy so not totally surprised). I personally replaced the last broken screen and you had to take the whole thing apart including keyboard before you could get to it. touchpad broke on another (seemed to be hardware failure not software), and keys started falling off the keyboard now. They've just reached 3 years old and so many other niggly hardware problems are happening to them now that we're just getting new laptops.

Oddly enough the last bunch we bought in were 10 cheap discontinued Acer travelmate timelines, and they're going great (bit over 2 years old now, I only get software problems reported really). Still trying to suss out if this is because my previous impressions on computer brands were well skewed, or possibly just sods law the only ones that go wrong are the ones we didn't purchase extended warranties for. suspecting the latter as my experiences completely differ to this survey
engadget.com/200…ls/
BM12

There products haven't been of the best quality - and this is recent … There products haven't been of the best quality - and this is recent 2010/2011/2012 purchases. I had my laptop exchanged 8 times back in 2010 until I finally got one that properly worked. I must admit, since then it worked fine. The more recent purchases have been ones with metal cases or metal on the casing. They have all been plagued with a small amount of current leaking into the case. This creates a buzzing effect when you're finger tips or palm brushes across it. I ruled it down to this as it was only when you connect a power adaptor to it. Their screens also have numerous dead pixels usually and the casing is usually of poor quality. I experienced these problems on sub £800 machines as I tend to go for high spec machines for graphics use. I can only imagine what their more basic machines are like. You could try and see how you get on. Although I don't rate Toshiba's customer service that highly, you are dealing with a top retailer, Amazon! They do help out even after the 30 days period which I do really value.



My ipad does that buzzing thing on your finger when you plug it in to charge... Whats the deal? Is it affecting the performance, think I can bring it to an Apple store and complain?
funboi123

My ipad does that buzzing thing on your finger when you plug it in to … My ipad does that buzzing thing on your finger when you plug it in to charge... Whats the deal? Is it affecting the performance, think I can bring it to an Apple store and complain?



Is not affecting the performance but the casing is conducting power from somewhere. Not enough to cause you harm but it shouldn't be like that really and should be well insulated, due to it being metal. My iPad doesn't do that whatsoever so its definetely not a 'characteristic' of the device. I'm sure Apple will swap it out for you if you demonstrate this to them.
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I've always had Toshiba's at work have found them to be fine, for those who've been ulnucky must just have been that I guess? Satellites are lower down in the Toshiba range but they still stack up well against other vendor offerings in the same price bracket.
Even the industry thinks they're decent! squaretrade.com/htm…pdf
LeBaron

I've always had Toshiba's at work have found them to be fine, for those … I've always had Toshiba's at work have found them to be fine, for those who've been ulnucky must just have been that I guess? Satellites are lower down in the Toshiba range but they still stack up well against other vendor offerings in the same price bracket.Even the industry thinks they're decent! http://www.squaretrade.com/htm/pdf/SquareTrade_laptop_reliability_1109.pdf



Every Toshiba product I've bought has had atleast one exchange due to a fault - says something. Even after a year so it can't be a bad batch.

I had a look at this laptop yesterday evening as I'm looking for a cheap laptop (without the crappy, B950 processor in this price range) and if i'm being honest, it looked fine (if a little cheap in materials) and had no metal casing which is good news. The only thing I disliked was the touchpad buttons, as they gave no feedback when pressed.

I've bought one from Amazon to try out (despite having nearly 18 different faulty Toshiba's over the last three years I'm still bizarrely giving them a chance). If its a dud its going back. I'll report back tonight as I ordered on evening delivery (Amazon Prime ). Here's hoping for a working Tosh - after so many years of trying.

Edited by: "BM12" 10th Jul 2012
Original Poster
OP here

I've had two Toshiba laptops and not had a problem with either (that's why I was looking for a Tosh in the first place). I'm currently using one I bought in 2006 which I have upgraded the HDD, memory and OS.
Just had a look at this model in PC World... and it looks nice enough, but the keyboard seemed quite spongy, and when you press a key the whole keyboard bends with it. Tested the other laptops there and this didnt seem to happen. They had two display models with different specs, but both did the bendy thing unfortunately... bit worrying.
Just ordered one of these for my Dad when it was posted last week but some of the comments worry me - feel like sending it back.... It's not been switched on yet but i did think that the casing felt a bit flimsy when I unboxed it.... Almost identical to a cheapo Lenovo G575 I have. Hmmmmm, what to do.......
Prady

I had a toshiba P3 laptop in 1999, which worked perfectly for about 15 … I had a toshiba P3 laptop in 1999, which worked perfectly for about 15 years



You from the future? oO
Thanks!.. ordered one..
Can't believe the negativity about Toshiba. Bought this the first time around, can't fault it. Had Toshiba for about 5 years now, by far the best brand IMO, wouldn't touch Dell with a bargepole but it is about 8 years since I had one so they have probably improved, I just won't give them another chance when Toshiba have been so good. Also have a HP laptop as good as new after 2 years of heavy use. i guess they are all massed produced and have good and bad units.
Well I received mine today and all I can say is that I will have to eat my words for this particular laptop - it has been great out of the box. Apart from a few clouding issues on the screen and the laptop getting quite a bit hot its running fine. I've so far installed an Samsung 830 128GB SSD and the results are one nippy machine.

I can however, see why this laptop is more reliable than other Toshiba's - the screen is made by LG, the memory is by Samsung, the hard drive is by Hitachi, the processor and graphics are by Intel - which probably only leaves the motherboard to be made by Toshiba. Considering Toshiba make all those components apart from the processor, its interesting to see why this particular machine is made up of a mix and match of other manufacterers.
asters

Can't believe the negativity about Toshiba. Bought this the first time … Can't believe the negativity about Toshiba. Bought this the first time around, can't fault it. Had Toshiba for about 5 years now, by far the best brand IMO, wouldn't touch Dell with a bargepole but it is about 8 years since I had one so they have probably improved, I just won't give them another chance when Toshiba have been so good. Also have a HP laptop as good as new after 2 years of heavy use. i guess they are all massed produced and have good and bad units.



It's funny how experiences/opinions can differ. I have had Dell's for many years and are my number one choice in laptop when it comes to value for money. I have used them both for work and privately with a lot of travel and not always the best treatment and have never been let down. My Compay (HP) was beautiful to look at but died on me with an overheated harddrive (design fault, all of them died after a while as I had to discover later). For the last 4 years I have been forced to use Lenovo for work (T61 and now x220) and I cannot understand why people rate them so highly. Maybe the old IBM machines were good but these? Loads of flex in the case/keyboard, terrible screen (the T61), almost unuseable touchpad (T220 - down to the point that after 10 years of travelling without a mouse I had to buy one to get work done), I would never buy one privately. I am looking for one for my wife at the moment and there were some great (pricewise) deals posted for Lenovo and I pass. And from the sound of most comments here, I'd rather give this Toshiba a pass too (allthough the specs for under £400 are indeed great).



Edited by: "MarvinHC" 11th Jul 2012
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