John Lewis - Toshiba Satellite C50t-10J Windows 8 Laptop, Intel Pentium, 4GB RAM, 750GB, 15.6" Touch Screen, Black - 2 Year Warranty! £399.95
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John Lewis - Toshiba Satellite C50t-10J Windows 8 Laptop, Intel Pentium, 4GB RAM, 750GB, 15.6" Touch Screen, Black - 2 Year Warranty! £399.95

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Found 7th Oct 2013
I was looking for a good touchscreen laptop with a decent size screen and good specs and I came across this.

I think this is a great price for a 15" touchscreen with windows 8.

The processor (despite being a dual core pentium) is much more powerful (over 2000) on benchmarks than the i3-2365m which seems to be in budget models like the acer posted recently. That only runs at 1.4 Ghz. This is running quite quick at 2.4 Ghz.

The rest of the laptop looks good.

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junpit

...is much more powerful (over 2000) on benchmarks...



WOW - 2000 whats? on what benchmark? more powerful than what?

Only thing going for this is the touchscreen. Specs are poor and budget Toshiba laptops are horrible. For £400 you should be able to find yourself an i5 with a bit of digging, although certainly without a touchscreen.

Also 2 year warranty is standard on all electronics in the EU now anyway

BigOrkWaaagh

Only thing going for this is the touchscreen. Specs are poor and budget … Only thing going for this is the touchscreen. Specs are poor and budget Toshiba laptops are horrible. For £400 you should be able to find yourself an i5 with a bit of digging, although certainly without a touchscreen.



Just my opinion, but you don't need a touchscreen on a laptop even for Windows 8. Touchscreens work best for handheld devices, they don't work so well for a laptop format.

EU Directive 1999/44/EC states that all European Union member states must allow consumers to make a claim for faulty or misdescribed goods under their consumer rights for a minimum of two years. English law already allows you to make a claim for up to six years from the date you bought the goods and for up to five years in Scotland. Therefore if you buy any goods from any other EU member state, you can assume that you can make a claim for faulty or misdescribed goods for at least two years after.

Thats not a 2 yr warranty under eu law. Please do your research.

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BigOrkWaaagh

Only thing going for this is the touchscreen. Specs are poor and budget … Only thing going for this is the touchscreen. Specs are poor and budget Toshiba laptops are horrible. For £400 you should be able to find yourself an i5 with a bit of digging, although certainly without a touchscreen.



An i3-2365m has a cpu benchmark of 1682.(recent deal posted at amazon for £384)
This Dual-core Intel Pentium 2020M has a benchamrk of 2332

When looking at CPUs its not really sensible to measure the watts the processor uses although that may have some relevance here when sonsidering battery life. CPUs are typically measured in Ghz. The Pentium here runs at 2.4Ghz whilst the i3 runs at 1.4.

Original Poster

I think W8 is best with a touchscreen. Its not essential but it does enhance the experience if you're running stuff from the metro screen. The processor on this machine is certainly good enough to run most things quite quickly. Its not a gaming machine by any means, unless you're into minecraft

Original Poster

Sorry quoted wrong post earlier..

See cpubenchmark.net/cpu…php for CPU charts
Edited by: "junpit" 8th Oct 2013

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The benchmarks may show a speedier CPU than the budget i3's, but that's all it has going for it.

Not great battery life, horrible toshiba quality (not what they used to be...!), and a fairly pointless touchscreen means this falls down into the realm of 'mediocre'.

Anarchist

The benchmarks may show a speedier CPU than the budget i3's, but that's … The benchmarks may show a speedier CPU than the budget i3's, but that's all it has going for it.Not great battery life, horrible toshiba quality (not what they used to be...!), and a fairly pointless touchscreen means this falls down into the realm of 'mediocre'.



Higher end Toshibas like the L series are actually pretty nice machines, with good build quality. But the budget machines, as you say, are just appalling.

junpit

When looking at CPUs its not really sensible to measure the watts the … When looking at CPUs its not really sensible to measure the watts the processor uses although that may have some relevance here when sonsidering battery life. CPUs are typically measured in Ghz. The Pentium here runs at 2.4Ghz whilst the i3 runs at 1.4.



I don't know anyone who measures the quality of a CPU in watts. Even Ghz shouldn't be used as a measure these days. My 3rd gen i7 has a clock speed of about 2.1GHz, but it would run rings around this CPU, despite it running at 2.4GHz. The only real way for a customer to measure the performance of a new CPU is really to do a bit of research and look at benchmarks (as you have).
Edited by: "BigOrkWaaagh" 8th Oct 2013

I'm waiting for bay trail. Something with a pentium or even a celeron in 11" convertible form factor would be perfect. As long as its under £400.

It's a pentium

Cheap ass processor, cheap ass screen. Nasty. If you want a touch screen get a tablet. If you want a laptop, get Windows 7 and a decent i5 processor

Can't understand how this deal is getting hot, made my contribution COLD. PENTIUM £400??? Never seen before

rossygnol

Can't understand how this deal is getting hot, made my contribution COLD. … Can't understand how this deal is getting hot, made my contribution COLD. PENTIUM £400??? Never seen before



Duh! Because it's over 2000 more powerful!
Edited by: "alex16" 8th Oct 2013

Awful specs for the price. Cold.

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