Bought A Lap Top, Good?

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14-03-2007 06:28:22

Hey there, I think I am gonna finally throw down and get myself a laptop. I am hoping to spend somewhere between 500 and 1000. Nothing too fancy, mostly for music, web, and some movies. Suggestions on brands? No macs.. they bad for you. What are some tips I need when buying?


14-03-2007 07:09:00

I'm very happy with the Toshiba Satellite A135-S4467 I bought a month or so ago.

Intel T5200 Core 2 Duo
DVD Multi-Drive -R/+R/RAM
1GB DDR2 RAM (I've upgraded to 2GB)
Intel 945G Integrated 3D Graphics (not bad, actually)
Intel 802.11g WiFi + Wired Ethernet
Intel HD Audio
4 USB + Firewire
Vista Home Premium

I got it for $850 after $100 rebate at CircuitCity. I wiped Vista and installed Ubuntu, which runs perfectly on it. I've owned several Dell laptops and frankly I like this Toshiba better than any Dell I've had.

For a couple hundred more you can get the S4487 which came with dual 120GB HDD's and 2GB RAM. Everything else was the same.


14-03-2007 07:18:30

That is a nice laptop.


14-03-2007 07:50:24

I also own a Toshiba Satellite, mine is about 5 years old and is still better than most laptops I see. I've never had any problem with any hardware at all. My next laptop will be a Toshiba Satellite. I've never even had to call support before. Two thumbs up for a Toshiba Satellite.


14-03-2007 09:27:04

The low end Toshibas are generic rebrands though, aren't they? I remember reading something about the ones from Black Friday being way below par for the brand.


14-03-2007 09:30:14

Nice grab DMorris, Toshiba is listing that one on their website for 999.99


14-03-2007 09:45:36

Used IBM T23 or something from


14-03-2007 10:18:18

[quotebf7e166ca1="Tholek"]The low end Toshibas are generic rebrands though, aren't they? I remember reading something about the ones from Black Friday being way below par for the brand.[/quotebf7e166ca1]
Haven't heard that, but no idea really. This is my first Toshi, I'd heard great things about them for a long time. Read some very positive reviews on this one (the A135 line is brand new, just released in January), and with CC's sale + MIR I figured I'd give it a shot. Honestly it's every bit as well built as the Dell's I've had. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another, but again I've only had this one for a month or so.


14-03-2007 11:02:12

MACBOOK baby! thats the way to go!


14-03-2007 14:50:36



14-03-2007 15:09:49

There you go -- that's my notebook out the door for what I netted after MIR. I think you'd be well satisfed with it myself. )


14-03-2007 15:34:48

think ya should go with



14-03-2007 16:07:26

Here we go.

Inspiron 1501 Notebook AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TL-50 (1.6GHz)
120 GB EIDE Hard Drive (5400 RPM)
8X DVD +/- RW w/dbl layer write capability
2 GB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz (2 DIMMs)
ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 256MB HyperMemory
1390 Wireless Card
Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium

I might just uninstall Vista and try out Linux for little while. Heard it can be fun.

Cost $909 including a $90 2 Year Warranty

Was that a good buy?


15-03-2007 20:52:18

i clicked on this topic again, and i realized how dumb I am... god i need to learn to read...


15-03-2007 21:06:58

I also have a Toshiba Satellite (A105-S4274)