Could any of you knowledgeable people have a look at this.|
I've seen laptops of a similar spec going for about £150 more than this. Could somebody look at this laptop and answer a few question s I have?
- Will this be able to run DVDs smoothly (a friend with a very similar spec plays them with stuttering)
-Is this graphics card adequate for modern games (not interested in running them at the very highest detail settings)
-Anyone have any experience with his particular laptop? Is it any good?
-Any noticeable reason that its so damn cheap?
Any help is much appreciated
Edited by shrubby at 14:25:12 26-05-2007
Toshiba laptop - good deal?
Comes with Vista but not enough ram to really support it. No other significant software.
The lack of software isn't really a problem.
How will the lack of RAM show itself - slightly slower or will it be utterly useless? How much RAM is realistically needed?
Oh wait sorry it's been updated since I last looked at it. They've put an extra 512mb of ram in with the package, that's alright then. I'm guessing you'll have to install that yourself.
Thanks for all the help.
Can I ask why laptops always have less processing power than desktops? Its something that happens even at the highest end - the best processor i could see on an alienware notebook was 2.4 Ghz compared to 3.2 on a desktop.
Do laptops need less processing power to run? (because they are less demanding) Or is it just harder to cram a good processor into a laptop?
moggsy 3,860 posts
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and the fact it has to be able to run from a battery for a reasonable amount of time. The latest fastest processors are very power hungry and so need a permanent mains supply.
uiruki 3,766 posts
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As an example of the power difference, I have a 17" laptop which has a desktop processor in it, and it's rated at 89W. You can now get top-end PC power supplies which are rated for a whole kilowatt - imagine the amount of heat that'd generate, then imagine it on your lap. Toasty!
Oh yeah, said laptop has a battery which lasts maybe 2 hours when playing a DVD. Processor tech's come on leaps and bounds but battery tech simply hasn't.
Edited by uiruki at 20:05:44 26-05-2007
urban 11,070 posts
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can't remember where i read it but laptop numbers will soon out number towers?
realised that was off topic and dumb =]
Edited by urban at 20:18:42 26-05-2007
Boundy 959 posts
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Instead of creating a new thread, can someone recommend a cheap laptop with 1GB of ram but preferably a dual core processor instead of a celeron and maybe even Vista Home Premium?
Looking at £400-£500 please.
Only need to be using it for web developement and won't be playing any games on it.
heyyo 14,369 posts
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There's loads for that spec and price range, all basically the same.
Choose which you like the look of or has the best software