Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B-123 Laptop, Intel Core i5,8gb ram, 1tb hd,ebuyer £335.61
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Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B-123 Laptop, Intel Core i5,8gb ram, 1tb hd,ebuyer £335.61

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Found 4th Mar 2015
Needed a laptop in a hurry as old one packed in. Ordered this. Over £400 elsewhere. Run of the mill screen but decent spec from what i could see.(also had the new wifi thingy but not clued up on that)

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in the market for a laptop myself and this looks good. be interested to hear people's opinions on this

What do people think about this one ???

Cue the "Not FHD" comments.

dodgy_99

What do people think about this one ???



It's alright. Not amazing, not terrible. Most Tosh's are average / middle of the road hardware rather than innovative or cutting edge. Most laptops with these specs are about £350-£400, so its not a bad deal, though the screen is probably the worst aspect - below average brightness and contrast. Probably a cheap panel being used. Depends on what you want from a laptop.

Not the exact model (though pretty close):
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The Aspire E5 is probably the best bang for buck in this price range if you can find one:
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I always say buy the laptop (even 2 if necessary) to specifically fit your purpose rather than compromise on something that doesn't fit either purpose. I have a Acer 720 Chromebook (£170) for portability, lightweight and internet use (and which I can throw around due to the price), and a Acer Nitro V (£720) for gaming / heavy duty Windows work which I mostly keep at home but can still be taken around if needed.
laptopsdirect.co.uk/Ace…ver



Edited by: "Picard123" 5th Mar 2015

atkypne

Cue the "Not FHD" comments. 



Has to be said though. It's 2015. 1366x768 does not belong on a 15.6" laptop...

It was £319 the other week and went up.

mugen6

Has to be said though.  It's 2015. 1366x768 does not belong on a 15.6" laptop...



Exactly, we've gone from mobile phones that had 480p screens to 1440p screen, We'll be seeing 5K panels this year in PC's yet, you can buy a sub-£100 tablet with a 1280*800 IPS display, yet for some reason a 15.6" laptop still comes in at 1366x768, surely we must be at a point in LCD panel display life cycle that the price of a FullHD and a 768p display is not that much different?

This isn't a negative for the laptop deal hear but the entire laptop industry, it's no wonder more people are buying Tablets instead of a Laptop every year, while not everyone understand PC Specs, nearly everyone knows the difference between a slightly 720p screen and a fullHD screen. I think the laptop I owned over a decade ago had the same resolution screen as this...it's time the industry moved forward.

Harryisme

Exactly, we've gone from mobile phones that had 480p screens to 1440p screen, We'll be seeing 5K panels this year in PC's yet, you can buy a sub-£100 tablet with a 1280*800 IPS display, yet for some reason a 15.6" laptop still comes in at 1366x768, surely we must be at a point in LCD panel display life cycle that the price of a FullHD and a 768p display is not that much different? This isn't a negative for the laptop deal hear but the entire laptop industry, it's no wonder more people are buying Tablets instead of a Laptop every year, while not everyone understand PC Specs, nearly everyone knows the difference between a slightly 720p screen and a fullHD screen. I think the laptop I owned over a decade ago had the same resolution screen as this...it's time the industry moved forward.



Agreed that laptops need to go to 1440 screens, but it still won't save them (I don't think).
Manufacturers must just think if they reduce the price enough, people will start buying them again!

But hardwarewise, laptops are much more versatile than any tablet or phone. If there is an expresscard slot* (or pcmia slot in earlier machines) you could fit extra connections, usb 3ports, firewire connectors, esata connectors even tv tuners. Also a wealth of devices can be connected via usb 3.
Softwarewise everyone hates Ms
But with a Ms laptop, there is a structure to the layout of the operating system and what you add to it which can be (reasonably) clearly seen.You don't need root access to see it. All hardware and software generally has to obey Ms's rules for installation. You don't usually need extra permissions for every new application. With Android, you are in the hands of the phone or tablet maker whether you can update to the latest version of it. And do you anyway trust Google more than MS?
*Something this laptop is without, unfortunately

Price has gone up now

damn it I was waiting for the feedback in the thread and was going to pull the trigger this morning. Ah well, better wait for the next one. Expired.

I purchased one just before xmas for £349 from argos, it was red, so maybe priced to sell. Decent kit

My first purchase from a HUKD post. Been looking at this laptop for ages, but wasn't willing to pay the £450 it was posted everywhere else... Specs meet my needs perfectly. Delivery tomorrow so will let you all know how the kit runs... Thanks op

On a different note, could anyone please recommend a good buy on an SSD for this model. A 250gb should do the trick nicely. Thanks

wonder if it'll come back down

jasee

Agreed that laptops need to go to 1440 screens, but it still won't save them (I don't think).Manufacturers must just think if they reduce the price enough, people will start buying them again! But hardwarewise, laptops are much more versatile than any tablet or phone. If there is an expresscard slot* (or pcmia slot in earlier machines) you could fit extra connections, usb 3ports, firewire connectors, esata connectors even tv tuners. Also a wealth of devices can be connected via usb 3.Softwarewise everyone hates MsBut with a Ms laptop, there is a structure to the layout of the operating system and what you add to it which can be (reasonably) clearly seen.You don't need root access to see it. All hardware and software generally has to obey Ms's rules for installation. You don't usually need extra permissions for every new application. With Android, you are in the hands of the phone or tablet maker whether you can update to the latest version of it. And do you anyway trust Google more than MS?*Something this laptop is without, unfortunately



I don't trust google any more than MS, atleast with MS it's a known evil, I know what to expect with them, with Google (and Apple) I'm reminded allot of MS of the nineties and early 2000's where they were always getting in trouble with the EU because they tried to force their software onto the consumer, now I see Google and Apple do the same thing with their browser, and other apps that are forced on you and not possible to uninstall without root access, yet they get away with it.

I agree with you on the other comments about the laptop as well, I use my tablet for playing Subway surfer nothing else, yet my Windows Tablet on the other hand (before I cracked the screen) was used as a PC and was allot more productive.
Edited by: "Harryisme" 5th Mar 2015

ive had three toshibas, something has always gone wrong, never again

I have this laptop, put a SSD into it and left everything else.
I get a solid 125FPS on Call of duty 4 and CS:GO with an external monitor attached.
Can use power hungry applications and games for hours and the fan never gets noisy, the U processor is absolutely brilliant for not heating up. Also the battery is really small so this thing is so light.
I upgraded from a old i7 lenovo X220 and its the best thing iv ever done, smaller battery that lasts hours, silent fan, stays cool no matter what even when you game for hours, its unbelievably good.
Would rather this than a heavy, noisy and very hot laptop any day

Edit: It is also very thin, when mine arrived I was shocked at how thin it was from the previous generation of satellite pros.
Edited by: "ggilfedder" 5th Mar 2015

I need the most reasonably priced 1080p laptop with an IPS screen by the end of this month for my dad's birthday but they're so hard to come by! If anyone could give me some suggestions I'd be forever grateful xx

Been looking for a new laptop too. Not quite sure what to get. Tempted but his model but unable to find any reviews or information on it. Any ideas?

johnlewis.com/hp-…371

emmacowley

I need the most reasonably priced 1080p laptop with an IPS screen by the … I need the most reasonably priced 1080p laptop with an IPS screen by the end of this month for my dad's birthday but they're so hard to come by! If anyone could give me some suggestions I'd be forever grateful xx



PC specialist

ggilfedder

I have this laptop, put a SSD into it and left everything else.I get a … I have this laptop, put a SSD into it and left everything else.I get a solid 125FPS on Call of duty 4 and CS:GO with an external monitor attached.Can use power hungry applications and games for hours and the fan never gets noisy, the U processor is absolutely brilliant for not heating up. Also the battery is really small so this thing is so light.I upgraded from a old i7 lenovo X220 and its the best thing iv ever done, smaller battery that lasts hours, silent fan, stays cool no matter what even when you game for hours, its unbelievably good.Would rather this than a heavy, noisy and very hot laptop any dayEdit: It is also very thin, when mine arrived I was shocked at how thin it was from the previous generation of satellite pros.


What SSD did you go for and was it easy to do?

One issue with high resolution and small screens is they can be hard to read.

Been looking for a new laptop to replace my old Dell Inspiron 6400.

I use it mostly for messing about with DJ software (not professionally) and streaming. I do use it alot in bright conditions.

Weight / battery life aren't really an issue as it rarely leaves the same spot.

I was very close to buying this before the comments regarding the screen...any suggestions?

robgoode

Been looking for a new laptop too. Not quite sure what to get. Tempted … Been looking for a new laptop too. Not quite sure what to get. Tempted but his model but unable to find any reviews or information on it. Any ideas?http://www.johnlewis.com/hp-pavilion-15-p214na-laptop-intel-core-i5-12gb-ram-1tb-15-6-silver/p1841371

John Lewis laptops are normally way overpriced. (possibly to cover their 2 year warranties). Always check the price of similar models at other places.
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