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Help Choosing Toshiba Laptop Best Value Deal or alternative (Cashback Extended!!)

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Found 14th Mar 2008
Hello all,
Really confused, I need help choosing a laptop for around £300-£400. I am currently looking at the following (Click on model name to get full spec)...which would you choose/and why? Or alternatively can anyone suggest any better deals out there with similar specs/price.
Requirements
Use: General use/entertainment, not gaming. Closer to the £300 price the better
Similar specs to below but as a minimum Dual Core, min 1.8Ghz speed.

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Choice 1
Toshiba Satellite Pro A210-1AZ
End Price: £275 (inc £5p&p) Approx / (RRP £399)
£337 (Microwarehouse) , -£50 Toshiba Cashback, -£17 Quidco

Key Features
AMD Athlon 64 X2 DualCore TK-55 (1.8 GHz)
1024 MB DDR2 RAM (667 MHz)
120GB Storage
15.4" Widescreen XGA TruBrite (1280 x 800)
Graphics: ATI Radeon® X1200
DVD-RW SuperMulti (Double Layer) drive
Windows® Vista® Home Premium

Full Spec
uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi…rue

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Choice 2
Toshiba Satellite A210-19T
End Price: £300 Approx (rrp £399)
£399 Marshall Ward, 20% discount code-£80 Marshall Ward, -£19.20 Quidco
Key Features
AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core TK-57
2,048 (1,024 + 1,024) MB
120GB Storage
Graphics: ATI Radeon® X1200
15.4 " WXGA TFT display 1,280 x 80
DVD Super Multi (Double Layer) drive
Windows® Vista® Home Premium

(very slim chance of £50 cashback via Toshiba, although this model not listed as part of deal, but may work)

Full Spec
uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi…lse
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Choice 3
Toshiba Satellite Pro A210-1B1
End Price: £332 Approx (rrp £457)
£390 (Laptop Direct) , -£50 Toshiba Cashback, -£7.80 Quidco

Key Features
AMD Turion64 X2 Dual-Core Mob Tech TL-58(1.9GHz)
2,048 (1,024 + 1,024) MB DDR2 RAM (667 MHz)
160GB Storage
15.4" Widescreen XGA TruBrite display (1280 x 800)
Graphics: ATI Radeon® X1200
DVD-RW SuperMulti (Double Layer) drive
Vista Home Premium

Full Spec
uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi…rue
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Option 4
Toshiba A200SE-24R
£338 (inc £13 for 1Gb of memory from Play to make it 2Gb) / (rrp £457)
Key Features
Core2 Duo Processor T5450
160GB Storage
1024 MB DDR2 RAM (667 MHz) (Easy to extend)
DVD Super Multi (Double Layer) drive
15.4" Widescreen TruBrite® XGA display(1280 x 800)
Graphics: Intel® GMA X3100
It is a 1.66Mhz processor but looking at the processor list it's only beaten by the TL-60.
£390+£5p&p (Microwarehouse) - Quidco £19.50, -£50 cashback
(thanks winchman!)

Full Spec
uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi…rue
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Choice 5
Toshiba Satellite Pro A210 1B3
End Price: £391 Approx (rrp £516)
£450 (Laptop Direct), -£50 Toshiba Cashback, -£9 Quidco


Key Features
AMD Turion64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Tech TL-60 (2.0GHz)
2,048 (1,024 + 1,024) MB DDR2 RAM (667 MHz)
250GB Storage
15.4" Widescreen XGA TruBrite display (1280 x 800)
Graphics: ATI Radeon® X1200
DVD-RW SuperMulti (Double Layer) drive
integ 1.3 Megapixel Video Cam
Vista Home Prem

Full Spec
uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi…lse
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Choice 6
Satellite Pro A210-18M
End Price: £451 (inc £5p&p) / (RRP £576)
£522 +£5 Delivery (Microwarehouse), -£26 Quidco, -£50 Toshiba Cashback
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Key Features
AMD Turion64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Tech TL-60 (2.0GHz)
2,048 (1,024 + 1,024) MB DDR2 RAM (667 MHz)
250GB Storage
15.4" Widescreen XGA TruBrite® display (1280 x 800)
Graphics: ATI Radeon® X1200
DVD Super Multi (Double Layer) drive
integrated 1.3 Megapix Video Cam - Vista Business

Full Spec
uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi…lse
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TOSHIBA CASHBACK MODELS
Copy paste link to see models applicable for £50 cashback, note this list varies from the one on the home page.
toshibacashback.com/Tos…ed=

OR

Home Page version,
uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/ima…pdf --------------------

Any advice greatly appreciated.
p.s. sorry for long post
Thank you.

6 Comments

welcome to HUKD kebedom

Original Poster

thank you.

There is the Toshiba A200SE-24R which comes with a T5450 core2duo, 160Gb, only 1Gb ram(£13 for 1Gb from play, so not really an issue). It is a 1.66Mhz processor but looking at the processor list it's only beaten by the TL-60. Microwarehouse have it for £390+£5.90p&p, - Quidco£16.60, -£50 cashback=
£330 approx (+£13 for 1Gb of memory to make it 2Gb).
Out of your list the marshall ward seems the best value provided you don't want a webcam.

microwarehouse.co.uk/cat…459

notebookcheck.net/Mob…tml

Original Poster

winchman;1723681

There is the Toshiba A200SE-24R which comes with a T5450 core2duo, 160Gb, … There is the Toshiba A200SE-24R which comes with a T5450 core2duo, 160Gb, only 1Gb ram(£13 for 1Gb from play, so not really an issue). It is a 1.66Mhz processor but looking at the processor list it's only beaten by the TL-60. Microwarehouse have it for £390+£5.90p&p, - Quidco£16.60, -£50 cashback= £330 approx (+£13 for 1Gb of memory to make it 2Gb).Out of your list the marshall ward seems the best value provided you don't want a webcam.http://www.microwarehouse.co.uk/catalogue/item/A0397459http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Processors-Benchmarklist.2436.0.html


thanks winchman,
I have to confess, I didn't have a clue about processing speed, link is great.. I have added to laptop to choices
My choice is now between 2, 4 & 5...emmm will have to think about it

Hi,

For what's it's worth, I've done similar research to you and finally settled on your Choice 6. Think it's a good machine for the price. Did Quidco etc. and ordered it this morning for delivery tomorrow! Good luck in your choice :thumbsup:

Of those posted, I like Option 2 the best: - I'd prefer to see a core2duo in there, but the one that does has some decidedly awful intel onboard graphics.
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