Toshiba Tecra M9-15H business laptop - £411.49 delivered or £399 collect from store @ Morgan Computers
Toshiba Tecra M9-15H business laptop - £411.49 delivered or £399 collect from store @ Morgan Computers

Toshiba Tecra M9-15H business laptop - £411.49 delivered or £399 collect from store @ Morgan Computers

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Toshiba Tecra Business Laptop Computer

- Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 processor (2 x 2.0GHz)
- 80GB hard disk
- DVD Recorder
- 14.1" Widescreen TFT (WXGA 1280 x 800 pixel resolution)
- Intel X3100 graphics (358MB shared memory)
- SD memory card slot
- Wireless networking (draft-N)
- Bluetooth
- GigaBit LAN
- Toshiba Easyguard
- inc hard disk protection
- spill resistant keyboard
- Biometric fingerprint security
- dual touchpad & Accupoint pointing device
- Microsoft Windows Vista Business or XP Pro via downgrade option
- 3 years of Toshiba International Warranty



Pretty naff specs for the price imo, although Toshiba always make good quality units, but for the £400 quid mark you can get better. Depends if you want Vista Business and the 3 year warranty - maybe like you said, good for business users not so good for home users.

I currently use a Toshiba M100. Runs Windows XP really well.
Just a word of warning.
If you can wait - I'd wait another 3-6 months and get a machine with Windows 7 (or a free upgrade). I've been running the Windows 7 RC1 and its much improved on Vista. Vista is going to have a very short life (it was a stop gap- which was released too early and initially buggy) .Probably in a couple of months Microsoft will start having to sell machines with a free upgrade to Windows 7 to shift them off the shelf. Its a bad time to be buying a Vista Machine. Though if your going to downgrade to XP anyway - well might be a cheap time to buy. Windows 7 is a massive improvement over Vista, just in terms of overall feel - and this is just the RC1 (Release Candidate 1)
The biggest problem I've had with Toshiba's is the Intel graphics chipset - as soon as it is out to pasture - they just don't bother supporting it. More than 10m Netbooks were sold last year with Intel 915 chipset - there isn't going to be a Windows 7 graphics driver for that chipset or the 82855 chipset (the initial 'centrino' chipset used in production until 2006/2007) - only very slow standard vga support - ie. no playing dvds etc & fixed resolution of 800x600.
Worth waiting for either the Nvidia Ion 9400 Chipset (as used is apple macs) or the Ati 4850/4870 mobile chipset. Even if you don't need the graphics - nvidia/ati do seem better at supporting their chipsets. Several intel chipsets currently have no driver support under Win7, and its not sure whether this will change.
But on the plus side - l like Toshiba's high end laptops - Tecras and Portege - find them pretty solid, but currently they all use intel integrated graphics chipsets. Even the X3100 Chipset (used here) is fairly long in the tooth now.

bad spec big style - cold

You would be paying £120 for the Toshiba name, this spec is very outdated

Or you could get this from ]Argos which is better speced and it's a Toshiba as well.

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15.4in Toshiba Satellite L300D-202 Laptop


AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-57.
1.9GHz processor speed.
512MB cache.

15.4in screen size.
Internal resolution 1,280 x 800 pixels.

160GB S.M.A.R.T. hard drive capacity.

DVD Super Multi (dual layer) drive.

ATi Radeon X1200 graphics card.
Up to 831 MB total available graphics memory with 2 GB system memory MB.

3 x USB ports.
1 x Ethernet ports.
Integrated sound card.

External microphone.
Headphone (stereo).
Integrated VGA Web Camera for Video over IP.
Integrated microphone for Voice over IP.
Built-in stereo speakers.

Wireless LAN.

Lithium-ion battery.
Auto sensing AC adapter (100/240 V) for worldwide usage.

Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium Edition.

Software included:

Toshiba DVD player.
ULead DVD Moviefactory for Toshiba.
Toshiba Disk Creator.
McAfee Internet Security Suite (30 day free trial).
Miscrosoft Works.

Size 3.3 (front) / 3.77 (rear) x 36.1 x 26.7cm.
Weight 2.49 kg.
Manufacturer's 1 year guarantee.

Argos also do the VERY NICE 17" for same price as this £399 if i remember rightly ;-)

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Those are bottom end consumer machines. Comparing those with a Tecra is like comparing a Mercedes to a Fiat.

Have a look and see why Tecras cost a bit more :

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Yep as an owner of 2 true business class machines they are just in a different league to your average built to a price laptop. Plastics are better and stronger, chassis, lid hinges, keyboard - they don't flex, the paint shoudn't scratch etc. You can only truly appreciate them if you are using them in a business environment, opening and closing them several times a day, flying and travelling etc. Typical consumer units may appear to be the same or better spec but they just can't hack it. Have no experience of the Tecra but seems a good price for what it is. Think they run a bit hot though, or was that teh earlier version/

If it had HSDPA it would have been a great deal but it's still pretty good, it's sucessor the M10 is £580 so you're still saving even with the memory upgrade.
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