Toshiba A45-S250 vs. M35-S320 vs. M30-S350 vs. A40-S270

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With so much choice out there, buying can be a difficult decision. I
have finally managed to short list the laptop models I am interested
in. All of these are Toshiba. Can someone recommend one over the other
or post their experiences ?

The config of the models are given below. Strangely enough, only
A45-S250 and M35-S320 are available in stores. If one needs to buy
M30-S350 or A40-S270, then it has to be through one of the online
vendors or directly from Toshiba

USAGE: Need for home usage- will create documents, create website,
access net and email... basically generic stuff. No gaming needs. Will
be rarely used for watching DVDs

CONFIG (All are 512 MB RAM, 60 GB HDD, CD-RW)

A45-S250
P4-2.8 GHz, 4 USB, 7.7 lbs, XP-Home, (Video) Intel 852GME, L2- 512,
DDR-266 MHz
DVD-RW integrated

M35-S320
P4M-1.5 GHz, 3 USB, 6.2 lbs, XP-Home, (Video) NVIDIA GeForce 5200, L2-
1024, DDR-333 MHz

M30-S350
Pent-M- 1.5 GHz, 3 USB, 6.2 lbs, XP-Prof, (Video) NVIDIA GeForce 5200,
L2- 1024, DDR-333 MHz

A40-S270
P4- 2.8 Ghz, 4 USB, 7.7 lbs, XP-Prog, (Video) Intel 852 GME, L2- 512,
DDR- 266 Mhz

Thanks in advance
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  1. Archived from groups: comp.sys.laptops (More info?)

    M30-S350 is the clear choice.

    Lighter, better CPU, larger cache,
    faster memory, faster video and
    better OS.


    dk


    "Kamal" <kamald2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:63f50435.0404182008.14148313@posting.google.com...
    > With so much choice out there, buying can be a difficult decision. I
    > have finally managed to short list the laptop models I am interested
    > in. All of these are Toshiba. Can someone recommend one over the other
    > or post their experiences ?
    >
    > The config of the models are given below. Strangely enough, only
    > A45-S250 and M35-S320 are available in stores. If one needs to buy
    > M30-S350 or A40-S270, then it has to be through one of the online
    > vendors or directly from Toshiba
    >
    > USAGE: Need for home usage- will create documents, create website,
    > access net and email... basically generic stuff. No gaming needs. Will
    > be rarely used for watching DVDs
    >
    > CONFIG (All are 512 MB RAM, 60 GB HDD, CD-RW)
    >
    > A45-S250
    > P4-2.8 GHz, 4 USB, 7.7 lbs, XP-Home, (Video) Intel 852GME, L2- 512,
    > DDR-266 MHz
    > DVD-RW integrated
    >
    > M35-S320
    > P4M-1.5 GHz, 3 USB, 6.2 lbs, XP-Home, (Video) NVIDIA GeForce 5200, L2-
    > 1024, DDR-333 MHz
    >
    > M30-S350
    > Pent-M- 1.5 GHz, 3 USB, 6.2 lbs, XP-Prof, (Video) NVIDIA GeForce 5200,
    > L2- 1024, DDR-333 MHz
    >
    > A40-S270
    > P4- 2.8 Ghz, 4 USB, 7.7 lbs, XP-Prog, (Video) Intel 852 GME, L2- 512,
    > DDR- 266 Mhz
    >
    > Thanks in advance
  2. Archived from groups: comp.sys.laptops (More info?)

    Dan, Thanks for the input. Due to availability and price issues, I
    have had to drop M30-S350 and A40-S270. These 2 laptops are not
    available at any store and even Toshiba folks claim they don't have
    these in stock.

    So now I am down to TWO (both have 60 GB 4200 rpm HDD, 512 MB RAM)-
    Toshiba A45-S250
    P4-2.8 GHz, 4 USB, 7.7 lbs, XP-Home, (Video) Intel 852GME, L2- 512,
    DDR-266 MHz
    DVD-RW integrated

    Toshiba M35-S320
    P4M-1.5 GHz, 3 USB, 6.2 lbs, XP-Home, (Video) NVIDIA GeForce 5200, L2-
    1024, DDR-333 MHz
    CD-RW (no option for DVD-RW. Toshiba won't sell the DVD-RW separately)

    The documentation says that both these laptops require 15V, so my
    guess is that these are not manufactured by the dreaded Compal.

    Folks, suggestions and inputs are requested...
  3. Archived from groups: comp.sys.laptops (More info?)

    Kamal,

    No offense intended at all, but - WHY - would you spend SOOOO much on a P4
    'screamer' laptop if all you're going to do is what you listed as requirements?
    Those two choices are going to cost you how much? I'm not pushing anything in
    particular, but for $350-$500 you can get a - really - nice Thinkpad that can do
    everything you listed for a whole lot less money! Unless you have lots of cash
    you have to spend for your tax bracket, look for an IBM thinkpad 600X. 4.5lbs,
    1" thin, reeeeally nice laptops. Running 450-500mhz, upgradable to 850mhz(if
    you wish) max RAM of 576MB, can take up to an 80GB hd, they can be had, well
    decked out for $500. That's $800-$1000 less than some Toshiba you cant get
    parts for...

    Stop into ibm.ibmpc.thinkpad .ng and ask around. You'll like what you hear, and
    like even more the $$ you'll save.

    Just my .02 worth..

    TJ


    Kamal wrote:
    >
    > With so much choice out there, buying can be a difficult decision. I
    > have finally managed to short list the laptop models I am interested
    > in. All of these are Toshiba. Can someone recommend one over the other
    > or post their experiences ?
    >
    > The config of the models are given below. Strangely enough, only
    > A45-S250 and M35-S320 are available in stores. If one needs to buy
    > M30-S350 or A40-S270, then it has to be through one of the online
    > vendors or directly from Toshiba
    >
    > USAGE: Need for home usage- will create documents, create website,
    > access net and email... basically generic stuff. No gaming needs. Will
    > be rarely used for watching DVDs
    >
    > CONFIG (All are 512 MB RAM, 60 GB HDD, CD-RW)
    >
    > A45-S250
    > P4-2.8 GHz, 4 USB, 7.7 lbs, XP-Home, (Video) Intel 852GME, L2- 512,
    > DDR-266 MHz
    > DVD-RW integrated
    >
    > M35-S320
    > P4M-1.5 GHz, 3 USB, 6.2 lbs, XP-Home, (Video) NVIDIA GeForce 5200, L2-
    > 1024, DDR-333 MHz
    >
    > M30-S350
    > Pent-M- 1.5 GHz, 3 USB, 6.2 lbs, XP-Prof, (Video) NVIDIA GeForce 5200,
    > L2- 1024, DDR-333 MHz
    >
    > A40-S270
    > P4- 2.8 Ghz, 4 USB, 7.7 lbs, XP-Prog, (Video) Intel 852 GME, L2- 512,
    > DDR- 266 Mhz
    >
    > Thanks in advance

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  4. Archived from groups: comp.sys.laptops (More info?)

    Take the M35-S320.

    Same reasons as above.


    dk

    "Kamal" <kamald2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:63f50435.0404191049.beb1d97@posting.google.com...
    > Dan, Thanks for the input. Due to availability and price issues, I
    > have had to drop M30-S350 and A40-S270. These 2 laptops are not
    > available at any store and even Toshiba folks claim they don't have
    > these in stock.
    >
    > So now I am down to TWO (both have 60 GB 4200 rpm HDD, 512 MB RAM)-
    > Toshiba A45-S250
    > P4-2.8 GHz, 4 USB, 7.7 lbs, XP-Home, (Video) Intel 852GME, L2- 512,
    > DDR-266 MHz
    > DVD-RW integrated
    >
    > Toshiba M35-S320
    > P4M-1.5 GHz, 3 USB, 6.2 lbs, XP-Home, (Video) NVIDIA GeForce 5200, L2-
    > 1024, DDR-333 MHz
    > CD-RW (no option for DVD-RW. Toshiba won't sell the DVD-RW separately)
    >
    > The documentation says that both these laptops require 15V, so my
    > guess is that these are not manufactured by the dreaded Compal.
    >
    > Folks, suggestions and inputs are requested...
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