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TOSHIBA EQUIUM A200-1VO Laptop £399
TOSHIBA EQUIUM A200-1VO Laptop £399

TOSHIBA EQUIUM A200-1VO Laptop £399

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Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor T2310 (1.46 GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 1 MB Cache) Genuine Windows Vista (R) Home Premium
2 GB Memory Size
120 GB Hard Drive
DVD SuperMulti Dual Layer
15.4" WXGA TruBrite display Intel Graphics Media Accelerator
Wireless Enabled
2.75 KG

Couldnt tell if it has a DVD re-writer tho?

Good Spec tho folks, this was like the Comet one i had on here.

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£379.05 with the 5% off voucher on here, altho its for home delivery only

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thanks Timbers :thumbsup:

good deal, voted hot

may help you to check out a compaq at pcworld

pcworld.co.uk/mar…id=

The Compaq C757EM is a great value, top branded laptop, with enough memory and hard drive to run multiple applications with ease, and store all your photos and music files. Intel Pentium Dual Core T2310 Processor
(1.46GHz, 533MHz FSB, 1MB Cache)
Genuine Windows Vista(R) Home Premium
2GB Memory
80GB Hard Drive Capacity

also at same price

Why are people voting this cold?

Good spec for the money :thumbsup:

Please be aware that this laptop will give you all sorts of grief if you decide to install XP on it. Toshiba have stoppied doing drivers for the A200 and you'll find yourself having to create a slipstreamed XP bootable CD with your Raid drivers on before having to sort out your eternet, wi-fi, video controller and PCI drivers.

You have been warned!

If you have got this laptop already or if you buy it you can get an extra free battery from Toshiba that is has double the life of the one that is supplied.
This is only for the A200-1VO model. To claim the battery go to the website below.

[url]www.toshiba.co.uk/offer[/url]

I would definitely recommend this laptop and Toshibas in general.

Brett;1391570

Please be aware that this laptop will give you all sorts of grief if you … Please be aware that this laptop will give you all sorts of grief if you decide to install XP on it. Toshiba have stoppied doing drivers for the A200 and you'll find yourself having to create a slipstreamed XP bootable CD with your Raid drivers on before having to sort out your eternet, wi-fi, video controller and PCI drivers.You have been warned!



Why on earth would anyone want to go to all the trouble of wiping this clean & instaling windows XP along with drivers for everything on it when it comes preconfigured with Windows vista? If you want Windows XP then go buy a laptop with it installed & dont buy this model, sorry but what a stupid post! :roll:

As said earlier.. Good spec laptop for the money :thumbsup:

LoneStarUK;1392094

Why on earth would anyone want to go to all the trouble of wiping this … Why on earth would anyone want to go to all the trouble of wiping this clean & instaling windows XP along with drivers for everything on it when it comes preconfigured with Windows vista? If you want Windows XP then go buy a laptop with it installed & dont buy this model, sorry but what a stupid post! :roll:As said earlier.. Good spec laptop for the money :thumbsup:



It's not a stupid post at all. It's an good laptop with good specs at a good price. Not everyone likes Vista. You've seen Dell go back on their decision to pre-install Vista only and offer XP on their machines. Lots of people buy laptops with Vista and decide to run XP on it.

And if you've used Vista, you know it's an awful resource hogging piece of rubbish, so much so that Microsoft are already working on the next version of Windows. You want your OS to be transparent and leave the resources to the programs and processes you're running.

In future, think before you type.

hmm 5% discount not working it says `voucher has reached maximum usage`

Brett;1392296

It's not a stupid post at all. It's an good laptop with good specs at a … It's not a stupid post at all. It's an good laptop with good specs at a good price. Not everyone likes Vista. You've seen Dell go back on their decision to pre-install Vista only and offer XP on their machines. Lots of people buy laptops with Vista and decide to run XP on it.And if you've used Vista, you know it's an awful resource hogging piece of rubbish, so much so that Microsoft are already working on the next version of Windows. You want your OS to be transparent and leave the resources to the programs and processes you're running.In future, think before you type.



Well you just confirmed what I thought in the first place!

Most people buying this laptop wouldnt have a clue how to format drives, load drivers for software & configure the hardware (except know it alls like you of course) all they want is a laptop direct from a manufacturer that is up & running complete with a warranty, if they didnt want vista then they would look for another with xp installed. I would never suggest they wipe it & load a different oprating system than the manufacturer supplied it with & as you correctly stated

[Quote: Please be aware that this laptop will give you all sorts of grief if you decide to install XP on it. You have been warned!]

Im not here to argue about the merits of Vista over XP, but I run vista & have no problems whatsoever. I also have at least 13 years experience building, repairing & selling PCs so dont be so patronising by telling me to think before i type please!

Brett;1392296

Microsoft are already working on the next version of Windows.



Yes, they were working on the next version of windows long before they even launched Vista!

Incase you dont know its called "Vienna" or "Windows Seven"

Anything new you want to tell me about? :roll:

LoneStarUK;1394365

Im not here to argue about the merits of Vista over XP, but I run vista & … Im not here to argue about the merits of Vista over XP, but I run vista & have no problems whatsoever. I also have at least 13 years experience building, repairing & selling PCs so dont be so patronising by telling me to think before i type please!



So you'll know that not everyone likes Vista then and some people will want XP running on this machine. Toshiba are at fault here for not releasing XP versions of drivers for this laptop and I was merely pointing that out and telling people that it's not gonna be a walk in the park.

LoneStarUK;1394365

(except know it alls like you of course)



LoneStarUK;1394365

so dont be so patronising



I stopped reading here.

Brett;1391570

Please be aware that this laptop will give you all sorts of grief if you … Please be aware that this laptop will give you all sorts of grief if you decide to install XP on it. Toshiba have stoppied doing drivers for the A200.



Good advice. People moaning about useful info like that are dense.

Brett;1394715

So you'll know that not everyone likes Vista then and some people will … So you'll know that not everyone likes Vista then and some people will want XP running on this machine. Toshiba are at fault here for not releasing XP versions of drivers for this laptop and I was merely pointing that out and telling people that it's not gonna be a walk in the park.



thanks for this information much appreciated i wasnt aware of this and i like messing with the operating systems by wiping and installing ones to my preference

Great find........voted hot+++++++

Sooo...anyone bought one? think this will do nicely for my dad

ebuyer.com/pro…ons
this ones got a faster cpu with higher fsb, same price

luminous;1411078

Sooo...anyone bought one? think this will do nicely for my dad



My mother-in-law had her old Toshiba laptop replaced by this one after they were burgled, great laptop for the price. According to the Which? Magazine Toshiba are one of the most reliable laptops you can buy. I've had mine 5 years now without a single problem.

p2pwar;1411086

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/133384/show_product_specificationsthis ones … http://www.ebuyer.com/product/133384/show_product_specificationsthis ones got a faster cpu with higher fsb, same price



Looked alright,except for 1hr battery life LOL

Brett;1391570

Please be aware that this laptop will give you all sorts of grief if you … Please be aware that this laptop will give you all sorts of grief if you decide to install XP on it.



Thanks for that advice. I'm lookin for a laptop to use XP as I've got some software like the BBC iPlayer that is XP only atm and I have no reason to use Vista over XP:thumbsup:

That 5% voucher code is not working. I ordered this laptop on 25th of December from Dixons but they canceled my order saying that there were some discrepancies in the card details. Actually I requested them to deliver to another address. That would have been a lot cheaper actually, for £350 with 10% discount code and Quidco.

Does anyone else have any discount codes for PC World or Dixons?

look at the Acer 5720 offer from Asda, much better value!

p2pwar;1411086

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/133384/show_product_specificationsthis ones … http://www.ebuyer.com/product/133384/show_product_specificationsthis ones got a faster cpu with higher fsb, same price



The overall performance will be comparable to the CPU on Toshiba as its Merom based, the same architecture used in Core2Duo. + T2310 is 64bit capable, hence future proof. Overall I would go for this Toshiba. Event the chipset and Graphics cards are better here.

Its an ok laptop (just), old pc's that pc world are trying to shift.

Ideal for kids/students but Dell is worth a look

These laptops have been flying off the shelves at PCW. It's not really as if it's an amazing laptop or an amazing price. It's a decent entry level laptop at a price you would be expecting, and the only reason it's selling so well is because it's the cheapest one that most stores will actually have stock of. At my branch there's a £380 one but for £20 quid more your getting this one which has double the memory, from a better manufacturer, and the free battery offer, so it's easy enough to upsell to the Toshiba (which morally I have no issues with since they are getting over £20 worth extra...)

Sure, if I had a £500 budget and wanted to use it for some entertainment, some work, general stuff etc then I would prob. be tempted by the Toshiba. Just dont expect to be able to run many games on it, be much good for video editing, or high definition video.

At PCW theres usually always a £400 - £450 laptop that they put a lot of effort and promotion into and the past few ones have been similar spec, so tbh I dont really look at it as a good deal, but for customers looking for a laptop it's the best I can offer them at their budget (90% of customers want sub £500 laptops)

If you buy this laptop from Currys it's the same price but the quidco is higher (3.5% instead of 2.5% for PC world). There is also a 5% discount code listed on this site for Currys.
In addition, both sites say Norton 2007 is included with the laptop but PC world adds £30 on at checkout stage for it (that's a discount of £29.99 on the list price). When you checkout at Currys it doesn't mention it at all in the checkout but is in the description. I'm not bothered anyway as i don't want Norton but it may be that someone else does.

Had the recomened tosh last year A100 total f*** after 13 months, have spoken to lots of people who have had the same problem. Went into john lewis they have the A200 with a special 2 year warranty if it breaks down they will fix it and give you your money back, they must be a very kind company or they are trying to maintain there sliding reputation.

For the previous posts on WHY WOULD ANYONE WIPE A PRE-INSTALLED VISTA TO PUT XP ON? well there are many situations where this IS the case, as has happened whenever there has been a major change in operation systems.
There are businesses that have had 'bespoke' software/applications commisioned for the own particular environment, be it hardware interfacing or code binded to the operation system.
Along comes Vista, and in many cases these applications don't work, the code has to be re-written (if you could find the original company that issued it) costing £££'s.
This is one of the main reasons why op systems run parallel, as many businesses have a reluctance transferring over to a new op system until updated applications/drivers are made available.
Trust me, I'm a doctor (well not quite, but I work for IBM) :thumbsup:

I can get the same Laptop for £329 From Currys!

And yes it does have a DVD-RW @ 8x speed

Hi there, newbie here. Does anyone know if this model has an integrated webcam? Thanks a lot!
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