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Toshiba Satellite L500-1XC 15.6-inch Notebook (Intel Core i3-330M 2.13 GHz, 320GB, Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit) - £399.99 @ Argos
Toshiba Satellite L500-1XC 15.6-inch Notebook (Intel Core i3-330M 2.13 GHz, 320GB, Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit) - £399.99 @ Argos

Toshiba Satellite L500-1XC 15.6-inch Notebook (Intel Core i3-330M 2.13 GHz, 320GB, Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit) - £399.99 @ Argos

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This was previously posted about a month ago for £398.25 at Amazon, although not for long as it soon went back up to £429. It's currently £409 now at Amazon and £429 elsewhere, such as Tesco and Comet, so this is the best price for a fantastic laptop.

Amazon thread here for information/discussion: hotukdeals.com/ite…inc

Credit to quizmaniac for the following information:

Product Features
39.6cm (15.6") Widescreen - offers a Tru-brite Crystal Clear Display for clearer brighter images
Intel Core i3 Processor - providing better performance and efficiency with improved battery life
Integrated Web Camera - allows you to talk to family and friends online
DVD SuperMulti Drive - view all your movies on your laptop
Wi-Fi wireless technology and Ethernet port provide a wide range of Internet connections
Technical Details

Model: L500-1XC
Processor: Intel Core i3-330M (2.13GHz, 3MB, 1066MHz)
Chipset: Intel HM55
RAM: 2GB (DDR3 1066MHz)
Hard Drive: 320GB 5400rpm
Built in Screen: 15.6" TFT WXGA TruBrite 1,366 x 768
Graphics Card: Intel® HD Graphics
Optical Drive(s): DVD SuperMulti - Dual Layer
Wireless: Integrated Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Mouse: Touchpad
Keyboard: A4 full size keyboard & numeric keypad
Operating System: Win7 Home Premium 64bit installed + Win7 Home Premium 32bit as recovery in the box
Additional Software: Toshiba Disc Creator, Toshiba User's Manual, Supervisor Password Utility, Toshiba Assist, Chicony Camera Assistant Software, Toshiba DVD Player, Toshiba Face Recognition, Microsoft® Works, Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007 (free 60-day trial), Toshiba Value Added Package (Toshiba Power Saver, Toshiba Zooming Utility, Toshiba PC Diagnostic Tool, Toshiba Flash Cards, Toshiba Components Common Driver, Toshiba Accessibility, Toshiba Button Support), McAfee® Internet Security (includes free Internet updates for 30 days), WildTangent Games Console, Toshiba Photo Service, Toshiba Recovery Media Creator, Google Pack (Google Toolbar, iGoogle, Google Picasa), Connectivity Doctor, ConfigFree, Toshiba utilities and drivers
Bluetooth: N/A
WebCam: 0.3 WebCam with Face Recognition
Other: Eco Mode Utility & PC Health Monitor
Ports: 2 x USB 2.0, 1x USB /E-SATA combo port, 1x HDMI, 1 x external microphone, 1 x RJ45, 4 in 1 card reader, 1 x external monitor, 1 x DC-in, 1 x headphone/SP DIF, 1 x Express card
Networking Ports: 10/100 wired network
Sound: integrated Stereo
Extra Chassis info: Aluminium Silver - Black Keyboard
Warranty: 1 Year EMEA
Notebook battery life: TBC
Notebook dimensions: 383 x 259 x 35.5/39.25 mm
Notebook weight: 2.72Kg

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Fantastic price for a laptop of such specs, especially one with the new Intel Core i3-330M 2.13 GHz processor.

49 Comments

Original Poster

Also, here's a nice, detailed and close up look at the laptop:

youtube.com/wat…fvw

The specs for the laptop in the video are slightly different, but the actual looks and style of the laptop are the exact same.

hopefuly 1 x 2GB so you can stick in another!

Original Poster

MIDURIX;8920453

hopefuly 1 x 2GB so you can stick in another!

It is indeed 1X 2GB, so you're able to stick in another if needed.

Argos sell the L500-1XD, which is exactly the same as the 1XC, except it's 4GB rather than 2GB - but it's £449.99, so it's up to you whether it's worth the £50 difference.

Personally I've gone with the 1XC as for now 2GB is enough. I can upgrade to 4GB in a couple of months.

Good price,i was the one who posted this when amazon had it for £398 but they still want £409 now so this is the cheapest price available at the moment i think.

hot from me:thumbsup:

Looks excellent for the price.

I don't understand the Windows licence bit:
"Operating System: Win7 Home Premium 64bit installed + Win7 Home Premium 32bit as recovery in the box"
...does that mean you get two Windows 7 licence keys? :oops:

pconno1;8921726

Looks excellent for the price. I don't understand the Windows licence … Looks excellent for the price. I don't understand the Windows licence bit:"Operating System: Win7 Home Premium 64bit installed + Win7 Home Premium 32bit as recovery in the box"...does that mean you get two Windows 7 licence keys? :oops:



I believe you get the option for both, not seperate license keys for each, default install is 64bit but using recovery cd can be overwritten as 32bit install if required.

BTW just picked this up from Tesco for £386.10 (10% staff discount) and seems to be nice enough layout, if you have watched the youtube video from above be aware there are no media keys on laptop as the video shows.

rampantscot;8921774

I believe you get the option for both, not seperate license keys for … I believe you get the option for both, not seperate license keys for each, default install is 64bit but using recovery cd can be overwritten as 32bit install if required.



Ah right, thanks

Tidy machine. Tempted but the wife would kill me. H&R.

a better deal is this: hotukdeals.com/ite…-32

its £401 after cashback from topcashback.co.uk and has 3GB instead of 2GB and also a 7200rpm hdd instead of 5400rpm hdd.

Original Poster

hajj_3;8922021

a better deal is this: … a better deal is this: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/694707/hp-g62-105sa-laptop-i3-330m-3-gb-32its £401 after cashback from topcashback.co.uk and has 3GB instead of 2GB and also a 7200rpm hdd instead of 5400rpm hdd.

That's a HP, though, which most certainly aren't the most reliable. Given the small differences between the two spec-wise, I'd much rather have the amazing reliability of a Toshiba.

Also, the cashback isn't definite and a lot of people have complained about having their orders cancelled multiple times.

Edit: Oops, I put liability instead of reliability :oops:

Well personally I'd prefer a Tosh everytime over an HP......even for £50 diff

(ah you beat me to it Winspiration)

hp indeed don't have the reliability but 3gb vs 2gb makes quite a difference and the hdd speed does too. The only thing wrong with my hp laptop that i've had for 2.5yrs is 1 of the keys is broken, it just sits on top, hardly the worst of things.

This is still a nice deal tho, its nice to see core i3 laptops at £400, shame they don't all come with 3gb of ram minimum though.

Hot from me, managed to get a L500-1Z5 for my parents back in february for £369.95 which I got with a 3 year warranty. The only problem with it was that within 2 months the cable between the motherboard and the screen had come loose which was annoying because I knew exactly what was wrong and it would have been so simple to fix but not without voiding the warranty. I only mention this since it seemed like a common fault for that laptop and since this is also an L500 series it might be susceptible to the same problems.

Hot from me - cheap as chips for a Toshiba with that spec :thumbsup:

I bought the Toshiba L500 1XL from Best Buy yesterday for £249! Such a good machine!

I take it this is the one up from the 1XL?

mattwoodfield;8922505

I bought the Toshiba L500 1XL from Best Buy yesterday for £249! Such a … I bought the Toshiba L500 1XL from Best Buy yesterday for £249! Such a good machine!I take it this is the one up from the 1XL?


This has the new i3 processor

Got an email of Dabs today for a similar specced machine for £50 less if it helps anyone. Not totally up to date on what's what processor wise so might not be the best deal but will certainly be fine for steady day to day use?
Have a look
dabs.com/pro…tml

J-Bo;8922834

Got an email of Dabs today for a similar specced machine for £50 less if … Got an email of Dabs today for a similar specced machine for £50 less if it helps anyone. Not totally up to date on what's what processor wise so might not be the best deal but will certainly be fine for steady day to day use?Have a lookhttp://www.dabs.com/products/toshiba-satellite-l450-16k-pentium-dual-core-t4400-3gb-250gb-windows-7-home-premium-723C.html



The specs are nowhere near the same ;-) - The T4400 in that DABS deal is very much slower than the i3 and also the graphics are a lot slower, more memory but smaller HDD, also no HDMI and no eSata (?) There are some celeron dual deals that seem better value at that price.

Anyone know the max ram of this laptop? Also how much it would cost to add say another 2 gig?
Thanks in avance

Original Poster

kevinc6784;8923711

Anyone know the max ram of this laptop? Also how much it would cost to … Anyone know the max ram of this laptop? Also how much it would cost to add say another 2 gig?Thanks in avance


The max RAM is 8GB and another 2 gig costs about £45 at the moment.

Alternatively, Argos sell the L5001XD for £449.99. It's exactly the same as the L5001XC, the only difference is it comes with 4GB instead of 2, if you don't fancy fitting it yourself.

Anyone know if this has bluetooth built in?

Winspiration;8923794

Alternatively, Argos sell the L5001XD for £449.99. It's exactly the same … Alternatively, Argos sell the L5001XD for £449.99. It's exactly the same as the L5001XC, the only difference is it comes with 4GB instead of 2, if you don't fancy fitting it yourself.



Any idea how this compares against the Acer AS5740 (i3, 3GB RAM, 320GB) £469 in Tesco. Thanks

some toshiba models have cashback at the moment. i don't think thisone does but another one with (the casback) might work out better. [url]www.toshibacashback.com[/url]

£309.99 in Toshiba Outlet Cheshire Oaks. (when in stock though):thumbsup:

Original Poster

lpoolm;8925449

£309.99 in Toshiba Outlet Cheshire Oaks. (when in stock though):thumbsup:

No way. Honestly? Are you sure it's this model, as they're a lot of A500 models?

Winspiration;8926345

No way. Honestly? Are you sure it's this model, as they're a lot of A500 … No way. Honestly? Are you sure it's this model, as they're a lot of A500 models?



Please confirm. Sounds a very good price.

does anyone know if this only has a one year maunfactuers warranty when its from argos.
When from john lewis they say manufactuers is 2 year warranty??

John Lewis have this for £449 with the 2 year warranty, question is the extra year worth the extra £?

i was going to get john lewis to price match so would be worth it if they did.
plus i was going for the £480 4gb one so only £30 difference and zero if I could get them to price match

dlcc;8928740

i was going to get john lewis to price match so would be worth it if they … i was going to get john lewis to price match so would be worth it if they did.plus i was going for the £480 4gb one so only £30 difference and zero if I could get them to price match



That's exactly what I was thinking but will they price match an online price? Or would you have to make sure it's in stock at a local Argos first?

Ive got one reserved anyway so as far as im concerned its in stock to match

Got one yesterday after finally deciding on a laptop to replace my old desktop.
Tried to get Comet to beat price by 10% but only had display model left so didnt bother with them.
Impressed with it so far although takes some getting used to Windows 7.

Have a bit of heat.

araggedtiger;8933915

Got one yesterday after finally deciding on a laptop to replace my old … Got one yesterday after finally deciding on a laptop to replace my old desktop.Tried to get Comet to beat price by 10% but only had display model left so didnt bother with them.Impressed with it so far although takes some getting used to Windows 7.Have a bit of heat.



Do Comet have a price match scheme?

Gambler;8934046

Do Comet have a price match scheme?



comet.co.uk/sho…ing

We pride ourselves on low prices all year round and not just at sale time.

In fact we check the prices of over 6,000 of our products against our competitors every week to make sure we always give you the best possible value.
We're so confident our prices are unbeatable that we've come up with the Comet Price Guarantee.

Here's how it works: if you've bought something from us and you find an identical product at a lower price within 10 miles of the store you bought it from, we'll refund the difference. Just let us know within 14 days. You can't lose.
Our Comet Price Guarantee applies to products you've bought over the phone or online as well as in store.

All we ask is that the item you compare against is boxed and sold as brand new, in stock and available for delivery and that we can verify the price either in writing (for example an advert) or verbally (for example by phoning them up).

There are a couple of exceptions. We won't try to match the price of internet or mail order companies with no stores. Nor do we match against warehouse or mail order clubs or voucher promotions, either online or in-store.

Got one from John lewis southampton. Price matched noprob + 2 year warranty + better service.

Winspiration;8922041

That's a HP, though, which most certainly aren't the most reliable. Given … That's a HP, though, which most certainly aren't the most reliable. Given the small differences between the two spec-wise, I'd much rather have the amazing reliability of a Toshiba.Also, the cashback isn't definite and a lot of people have complained about having their orders cancelled multiple times.Edit: Oops, I put liability instead of reliability :oops:



Is HP really that Cr**?

My wallet says go for it cos its a cheap as chips i3 laptop (see link)

direct.tesco.com/q/R…spx

I can also use my tesco club card points and get £8 of points back etc) but my brain is saying go for something safer?

Decisions, descisions?????

Will make a decision in the morning so any help is always appreciated

mork-09;8942792

Is HP really that Cr**?



In my opinion, no. This thread is the first time I've seen them talked of badly (although I'm not exactly an expert). I am sat in front of an HP i3 lappy typing this. Very nice. Can't comment on the reliability though as its only a month old. But in my office, for years we've only used Fujitsu and HP, and have not noticed any distinct pattern in reliability issues (I'm in IT dept).

Had an HP which I now need to replace. It lasted 4 years of hard use every day without problems. Got to rerplace it because the battery died, I used it plugged in, and now the power supply socket has worn loose so the thing can't be reliably powered.

Unlike my sister's Sony, the laptop was very sensibly constructed so that replacing harddrives and adding RAM were both 3 minute jobs.

Overall, in my opinion it was a decent, reliable, well made machine, and unless HP have changed since I bought it, I'd happily buy one again.

EDIT: Also I found the HP site was pretty good for manuals and spec sheets etc.
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