Toshiba L300 - 120GB HDD, 2GB, 15.4 Inch Screen, Vista Home Premium - £249 @ Carphone Warehouse (Instore or Online)
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Toshiba L300 - 120GB HDD, 2GB, 15.4 Inch Screen, Vista Home Premium - £249 @ Carphone Warehouse (Instore or Online)

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Found 23rd Mar 2009Made hot 24th Mar 2009
** NOTE ** This is in the clearance section, however the Laptop is brand new.

The Satellite L300 is an affordable laptop that comes with the reassurance of Toshiba's well known quality. Everyday computing tasks are no problem at all with Intel processors, a SuperMulti DVD drive and 15.4 inch; TruBrite widescreen. Built in WiFi wireless technology, modem and Ethernet port provide a wide range of connection options to the internet or home network

* 120GB hard drive
* 2GB memory
* 15.4" display
* Intel Pentium celeron Core

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[FONT="Verdana"]I can't see the exact specific model (L300 series has a couple of options) but here's a review from CNET UK on it if it helps people out.

Toshiba Satellite L300 Full Review, Laptop Reviews on CNET.co.uk
reviews.cnet.co.uk/lap…htm

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

[FONT="Verdana"]Right I've checked out the Carphone Warehouse link and according to the model number listed its the Satellite L300-149 series, which comes with the following technical specification from Toshiba UK's website - you'll want to double-check that with Carphone Warehouse but its a not bad spec as a 'desktop replacement' IMHO.

Toshiba - Satellite L300-149
uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/inn…59/

Apologies the formatting went a bit when I posted it in below and I need to get back to work.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:

Technical Specifications from Toshiba UK Website
Satellite L300-149
Part Number : PSLB0E-03300SEN
TPP £ 371.00 (inc VAT)
Key Features
- Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Processor T2370- Genuine Windows® Vista® Premium Edition- DVD Super Multi drive (Double Layer)- 2,048 (1,024 + 1,024) MB | maximum expandability : 2,048 MB | technology : DDR2 RAM (667 MHz)- 15.4 " Widescreen TruBrite® XGA TFT (1280 x 800) High Brightness display

Processor type : Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Processor T2370
clock speed : 1.73 GHz
Front Side Bus : 533 MHz
2nd level cache : 1 MB
Operating system
Genuine Windows® Vista® Home Premium Edition

System memory standard : 2,048 (1,024 + 1,024) MB
maximum expandability : 2,048 MB
technology : DDR2 RAM (667 MHz)
Hard disk capacity : 120 GB
certification : S.M.A.R.T.
DVD Super Multi drive (Double Layer) compatibility : CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-R(DL), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R(DL), DVD+RW, DVD-RAM
maximum speed : Read: 24x CD-ROM, 8x DVD-ROM/ Write: 16x CD-R, 4x CD-RW, 10x HS CD-RW, 10x US CD-RW, 4x DVD-R, 2x DVD-R (Double Layer), 4x DVD-RW, 4x DVD+R, 2.4x DVD+R (Double Layer), 4x DVD+RW, 3x DVD-RAM
type : DVD Super Multi (Double Layer) drive
Display size : 15.4 "
type : Toshiba TruBrite® WXGA TFT High Brightness display
internal resolution : 1,280 x 800
Graphics adapter manufacturer : Intel®
type : Intel® GMA X3100
memory : up to 358 MB total available graphics memory with 2 GB system memory
memory type : shared
Internal video modes
Max External Video Modes Max Resolution : 2,048 x 1,536
Max Refresh Rate : 85 Hz
Non-interlaced resolution with max refresh rate : 1,600 x 1,200
Interfaces 1 x DC-in
1 x external monitor
1 x RJ-11
1 x RJ-45
1 x external microphone
1 x headphone (stereo)
3 (Left 2, Right 1) x USB 2.0
Expansion 2 x memory slots (1 to configure)
1 x ExpressCard slot
Wireless communication Compliancy : Wi-Fi®
Network Support : 802.11b/g
Wireless Technology : Wireless LAN
Wired communication topology : international V.92 modem
speed : 56 Kbps data and 14.4 Kbps fax
topology : Fast Ethernet LAN
speed : 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Sound system supported audio format : 24-bit stereo
speakers : built-in stereo speakers
manufacturer : Toshiba Bass Enhanced Sound System
Keyboard keys : 87
Windows keys : 2
Pointing device type : Touch Pad
Battery technology : lithium-ion
maximum life : currently no official Windows Vista® battery benchmark result available
AC adaptor input voltage : autosensing AC adapter (100/240 V) for worldwide usage
Physical dimensions W x D x H : 362 x 267 x 33.0 (front) / 37.7 (rear) mm
weight : starting at 2.49 kg
Warranty 1-year international warranty. Upgrade your standard warranty with Toshiba warranty extension, uplift and all-risks insurance packs.
Bundled hardware AC adaptor
Bundled software Toshiba Disc Creator
Toshiba User's Manual
Toshiba Value Added Package
Supervisor Password Utility
Toshiba Assist
Toshiba DVD Player
Microsoft® Works 8.5 (with Office Home and Student 2007 Trial)
Ulead® DVD MovieFactory® for TOSHIBA
Google Software (Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer, Google Desktop, Picasa, Google Earth)
McAfee® Internet Security Suite - Toshiba Edition (includes free Internet updates for 30 days)
Connectivity Doctor
ConfigFree™
Toshiba utilities and drivers
Toshiba EasyMedia Google Software (Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer, Google Desktop, Picasa, Google Earth)
McAfee® Internet Security Suite - Toshiba Edition
Smart Display Support
Toshiba Flash Cards
Diversity Antenna
Toshiba ConfigFree™
Internal HD 720p support
Security features wireless LAN switch
main battery pack (by sliding latch)
user password
main hard disk (by screw)
main memory (by screw)
HDD password on request
supervisor password
slot for Kensington Cable Lock
Special features Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep® Technology
HD Audio support
SM BIOS compliant
Certification This product is in compliance with the requirements of the applicable European Directives for CE marking. [/FONT]

Original Poster

Cheers very much for that Scotty Boy!

dani1985;4720695

Cheers very much for that Scotty Boy!



[FONT="Verdana"]No probs mate - just hope the model name on the Carphone Warehouse is right! :whistling:

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

Original Poster

I'm glad to say it is! ... I (unfortunately) work for carphone warehouse so I checked it out earlier in work before I posted (I also don't trust them to get it right!)

For £250 not a bad spec....for general use will do most things...went through quidco so see if i get any cashback as well...good spot...or bad spot as just cost me loads of dosh!!! LOL

dani1985;4720765

I'm glad to say it is! ... I (unfortunately) work for carphone warehouse … I'm glad to say it is! ... I (unfortunately) work for carphone warehouse so I checked it out earlier in work before I posted (I also don't trust them to get it right!)



But you quoted an intel celeron but web site says its a Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Processor T2370...wonder what ill get...thanks god for DSR.

Is this good spec please ?

dani1985;4720765

I'm glad to say it is! ... I (unfortunately) work for carphone warehouse … I'm glad to say it is! ... I (unfortunately) work for carphone warehouse so I checked it out earlier in work before I posted (I also don't trust them to get it right!)


[FONT="Verdana"]
Its alright, I won't hold it against you!

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

excellent price, using a similar one now but with Celeron - I needed a new hard drive a while back but it is used for 10 hours a day and I have had it for about 3years or so.

phillred;4720795

Is this good spec please ?


[FONT="Verdana"]
If its definitely the pentium dual-core then yes its a good deal IMHO but its not going to be a gaming machine if that's what your looking for - I have a shop nearby one of my client's offices so I'll nip past tomorrow to take a look to see if the deal is instore as well.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

Original Poster

rob585;4720788

But you quoted an intel celeron but web site says its a Intel® Pentium® D … But you quoted an intel celeron but web site says its a Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Processor T2370...wonder what ill get...thanks god for DSR.



If I remember my facts correctly this one is the Dual core you've mentioned, from the one we had in the store I work in... But by all means return it under the DSR if I'm wrong!

I have been looking a good deal on a laptop for my girlfriend, mainly using it for Internet Browsing and saving Pictures, Documents, Etc Etc - Guess this is a steal?

What is DSR?

Original Poster

Scotty Boy;4720814

[FONT="Verdana"]If its definitely the pentium dual-core then yes its a … [FONT="Verdana"]If its definitely the pentium dual-core then yes its a good deal IMHO but its not going to be a gaming machine if that's what your looking for - I have a shop nearby one of my client's offices so I'll nip past tomorrow to take a look to see if the deal is instore as well.Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]



It is in store definitely as I sold one to a customer of mine today, however not all stores have stock of them available to take away, they usually have to be shipped in from the central warehouse which takes 1-2 days.

Original Poster

Scotty Boy;4720798

[FONT="Verdana"]Its alright, I won't hold it against you! :pCheers, … [FONT="Verdana"]Its alright, I won't hold it against you! :pCheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]




Hahahaha

*Thanks you very much* :thumbsup:

dani1985;4720852

It is in store definitely as I sold one to a customer of mine today, … It is in store definitely as I sold one to a customer of mine today, however not all stores have stock of them available to take away, they usually have to be shipped in from the central warehouse which takes 1-2 days.


[FONT="Verdana"]
Cheers mate - sounds like a potential smoker of a deal!!! :-D

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

Original Poster

Andyrolfe666;4720849

What is DSR?



Direct Selling Regulations

If its bought over internet/phone you have the option to return it because you havent seen the product before you purchased, (usually only within 14 days of recieving the item)

Original Poster

Scotty Boy;4720872

[FONT="Verdana"]Cheers mate - sounds like a potential smoker of a deal!!! … [FONT="Verdana"]Cheers mate - sounds like a potential smoker of a deal!!! :-DCheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]



Should hopefully be, I was rather amazed when I discovered it in work, I've not seen CPW have many bargains for a while! Hence the need to share the find! Plus there were several hundred units available earlier on so shouldn't be too limited on availability.

just bought ty will add heat and rep

dani1985;4720902

Should hopefully be, I was rather amazed when I discovered it in work, … Should hopefully be, I was rather amazed when I discovered it in work, I've not seen CPW have many bargains for a while! Hence the need to share the find! Plus there were several hundred units available earlier on so shouldn't be too limited on availability.


[FONT="Verdana"]
I think you should be breaking out the beer mate, as your rep will be soaring soon!!! :w00t:

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

Thought this would have more Heat by now!!!

Great Deal...

Any deals on Installing bigger Hard Drive from 120gb to say 500gb?

Original Poster

Scotty Boy;4720922

[FONT="Verdana"]I think you should be breaking out the beer mate, as your … [FONT="Verdana"]I think you should be breaking out the beer mate, as your rep will be soaring soon!!! :w00t:Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]



Cheers dude! I certainely hope it does well... My first post too! :roll:

Just bought it.

Can't believe it's not hotter though?

Great find, OP! :thumbsup:

Nicely done, heat added

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celeron guys.... worst processor you could get

imranmaz;4721054

celeron guys.... worst processor you could get



[FONT="Verdana"]It appears to be a "Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Processor T2370" quoting the technical specifications off of the Toshiba UK website...not bad IMHO but it depends on what your really needing and how much you can afford, especially these days.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

imranmaz;4721054

celeron guys.... worst processor you could get



It is not a celeron

Thanks, just bought one !!!!

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Scotty Boy;4721068

[FONT="Verdana"]It appears to be a "Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Processor T … [FONT="Verdana"]It appears to be a "Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Processor T2370" quoting the technical specifications off of the Toshiba UK website...not bad IMHO but it depends on what your really needing and how much you can afford, especially these days.Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]



sure.. i guess so... my friend has a pentium dual core 2.0ghz and it pretty much runs slower than my dell mini 9 netbook.

dont expect great things from this laptop..

imranmaz;4721091

sure.. i guess so... my friend has a pentium dual core 2.0ghz and it … sure.. i guess so... my friend has a pentium dual core 2.0ghz and it pretty much runs slower than my dell mini 9 netbook.dont expect great things from this laptop..



[FONT="Verdana"]"[COLOR="Blue"]...dont expect great things from this laptop..[/COLOR]"...other than the price! ;-)

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

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Scotty Boy;4721096

[FONT="Verdana"]"[COLOR="Blue"]...dont expect great things from this … [FONT="Verdana"]"[COLOR="Blue"]...dont expect great things from this laptop..[/COLOR]"...other than the price! ;-)Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]



loooool! good one!
hotukdeals.com/for…491

imranmaz;4721104

loooool! good one!http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=284491



[FONT="Verdana"]Yes but the legendary £99 Dell Mini 9 was pure luck mate and I doubt we'll see Dell c0ck up like that again any time soon, especially in the current financial climate.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

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Scotty Boy;4721112

[FONT="Verdana"]Yes but the legendary £99 Dell Mini 9 was pure luck mate … [FONT="Verdana"]Yes but the legendary £99 Dell Mini 9 was pure luck mate and I doubt we'll see Dell c0ck up like that again any time soon, especially in the current financial climate.Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]



true true... well.. if anyone wants my opinion on this laptop i'd say take all the **** programs that come with it straight off, (maybe install XP) and it probs comes with bulldog AV or some other thing like that but put this on instead:
avast.com/eng…tml
safer-networking.org/en/…tml
and get this for video playback:
free-codecs.com/K_l…htm
or:
videolan.org/vlc…tml

have fun! good night guys!

imranmaz;4721091

my friend has a pentium dual core 2.0ghz and it pretty much runs slower … my friend has a pentium dual core 2.0ghz and it pretty much runs slower than my dell mini 9 netbook.


A 2GHz Pentium dual-core is so much faster than the Atom in the Mini 9 that they aren’t even in the same league. In some cases it will be 3 or 4 times quicker and I can’t imagine the CPU itself is slower in any situation.

I have an Atom in the NetBook I’m writing this on and even for light usage I notice that it’s slower than a Core 2 Duo derived chip but it’s still acceptable for me as I don’t do anything challenging on this machine.

Banned

Agharta;4721133

A 2GHz Pentium dual-core is so much faster than the Atom in the Mini 9 … A 2GHz Pentium dual-core is so much faster than the Atom in the Mini 9 that they aren’t even in the same league. In some cases it will be 3 or 4 times quicker and I can’t imagine the CPU itself is slower in any situation.I have an Atom in the NetBook I’m writing this on and even for light usage I notice that it’s slower than a Core 2 Duo derived chip but it’s still acceptable for me as I don’t do anything challenging on this machine.



my mini 9 is running XPlite with nod 32 and is on the internet from power on in about 20/25seconds

my friends laptop will take a couple of minutes atleast with vista premium + all the bloatware that comes with it. even my desktop with a 2.4ghz quadcore processor takes a while to start up.


obviously complex tasks the mini 9 will get out perfromed but really how many people here will be doing any video editing on this machine? and even if they did they would be sorely dissapointed with the performance.

on a day to day basis most people surf the net or type a couple of word documents or emails... both of which the performance comparison between the netbook and the laptop are negligible... the start up time is the most noticible thing and the netbook is miles ahead.

(before you mention it yes i know the bios checks has alot to do with the speedy start up)

Agharta;4721133

A 2GHz Pentium dual-core is so much faster than the Atom in the Mini 9 … A 2GHz Pentium dual-core is so much faster than the Atom in the Mini 9 that they aren’t even in the same league. In some cases it will be 3 or 4 times quicker and I can’t imagine the CPU itself is slower in any situation.I have an Atom in the NetBook I’m writing this on and even for light usage I notice that it’s slower than a Core 2 Duo derived chip but it’s still acceptable for me as I don’t do anything challenging on this machine.



I have to agree, imranmaz you do not know what you are talking about ... the Atom is bearable for OS and basic application operation, but you throw anything more at it and it chugs!

Not the case with any of the intel dual core technology

imranmaz;4721143

my mini 9 is running XPlite with nod 32 and is on the internet from power … my mini 9 is running XPlite with nod 32 and is on the internet from power on in about 20/25secondsmy friends laptop will take a couple of minutes atleast with vista premium + all the bloatware that comes with it. even my desktop with a 2.4ghz quadcore processor takes a while to start up.obviously complex tasks the mini 9 will get out perfromed but really how many people here will be doing any video editing on this machine? and even if they did they would be sorely dissapointed with the performance.on a day to day basis most people surf the net or type a couple of word documents or emails... both of which the performance comparison between the netbook and the laptop are negligible... the start up time is the most noticible thing and the netbook is miles ahead.(before you mention it yes i know the bios checks has alot to do with the speedy start up)



This is also aided by your stripped down illegal copy of xp

Banned

si666;4721149

This is also aided by your stripped down illegal copy of xp



my license key is legitimate

Banned

si666;4721145

I have to agree, imranmaz you do not know what you are talking about ... … I have to agree, imranmaz you do not know what you are talking about ... the Atom is bearable for OS and basic application operation, but you throw anything more at it and it chugs!Not the case with any of the intel dual core technology



lol i hope you are speaking from experience. if you have bought this laptop then you will see what i mean pretty soon. the difference between a pentium dual core and a core 2 duo is massive... and the pentums are only one level above a celeron.

point is this has vista premuim on it and will most likely come with bloatware slowing the computer down. if it is maintined well and streamlined and maybe running XP if you can be bothered then it will be a great improvement to out the box.

anyways i cant be bothered to argue as i dont really care, good night
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