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November 7, 2004 2:36:58 PM

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Has anybody bought one of these??

They seem very expensive but I'd appreciate your views positive and
negative.

Thanks

Peter

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Anonymous
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November 8, 2004 9:10:29 AM

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"Peter" <peter.everett@virgin.net> wrote in message
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> Has anybody bought one of these??
>
> They seem very expensive but I'd
> appreciate your views positive and
> negative.


1) The screen has extremely low
resolution for its size; only
1440 x 900 in 17"!

2) Too big, too heavy, too short
battery life.

3) Toshiba reliability has been
rather poor historically.

4) Toshiba support is practically
non-existent.

5) Comes with XP Home pre-loaded.


I wouldn't accept one as a present.



dk
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
November 8, 2004 12:05:48 PM

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Hi Peter,
I've just bought one and the screen is extremely sharp, and the speakers
even better than the last Toshiba Satellite I had - truly superb. There's
not a lot you can't do with it. I can plug in my camcorder into the AV-IN
socket and watch on the laptop screen; I can plug the SCART connector from
computer > TV and watch DIVX's. It's also got firewire.

I'm trying to think of a negative, but it's tricky. Probably the price ? And
the battery life - it gobbles battery like a mother hen gobbles chicken
feed. I think I get around 2 hours max on the low power setting. But hey, I
wanted something with some grunt in it, and it does the job there. :-)

Any more questions, feel free to fire away.

Paul

"Peter" <peter.everett@virgin.net> wrote in message
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> Has anybody bought one of these??
>
> They seem very expensive but I'd appreciate your views positive and
> negative.
>
> Thanks
>
> Peter
>
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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
November 8, 2004 12:05:49 PM

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Is there a version of this that is NOT videocentric? I mean, can you cut
$500 or more out of the price by getting just the real computer parts?
Also, how does the screen compare witht he Sony Ultrabright (or whatever
it's called)?


"Sky High" <incredible@hulk.com> wrote in message
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> Hi Peter,
> I've just bought one and the screen is extremely sharp, and the speakers
> even better than the last Toshiba Satellite I had - truly superb. There's
> not a lot you can't do with it. I can plug in my camcorder into the AV-IN
> socket and watch on the laptop screen; I can plug the SCART connector from
> computer > TV and watch DIVX's. It's also got firewire.
>
> I'm trying to think of a negative, but it's tricky. Probably the price ?
And
> the battery life - it gobbles battery like a mother hen gobbles chicken
> feed. I think I get around 2 hours max on the low power setting. But hey,
I
> wanted something with some grunt in it, and it does the job there. :-)
>
> Any more questions, feel free to fire away.
>
> Paul
>
> "Peter" <peter.everett@virgin.net> wrote in message
> news:uNnjd.82$ug3.8@newsfe1-win.ntli.net...
> > Has anybody bought one of these??
> >
> > They seem very expensive but I'd appreciate your views positive and
> > negative.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Peter
> >
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
November 8, 2004 6:19:50 PM

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Dan,
Are you talking about a 17" Qosmio ?
I've got a 15.4" screen, and it's fine at 1024*768.

Who needs a higher resolution on a 15.4" screen unless you're a CAD designer
?
The 17" version isn't available in the UK yet.

It's got a 80Gb HDD too. It's around £1500 UKP at the moment. Check it out
on it's website (www.qosmio.co.uk).

If you wouldn't accept one as a present, you must be a loon.

Paul

"Dan Koren" <dankoren@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Peter" <peter.everett@virgin.net> wrote in message
> news:uNnjd.82$ug3.8@newsfe1-win.ntli.net...
>> Has anybody bought one of these??
>>
>> They seem very expensive but I'd
>> appreciate your views positive and
>> negative.
>
>
> 1) The screen has extremely low
> resolution for its size; only
> 1440 x 900 in 17"!
>
> 2) Too big, too heavy, too short
> battery life.
>
> 3) Toshiba reliability has been
> rather poor historically.
>
> 4) Toshiba support is practically
> non-existent.
>
> 5) Comes with XP Home pre-loaded.
>
>
> I wouldn't accept one as a present.
>
>
>
> dk
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
November 8, 2004 6:19:51 PM

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"Sky High" <incredible@hulk.com> wrote in message
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> Dan,
> Are you talking about a 17" Qosmio ?


Yep.


> I've got a 15.4" screen, and it's fine at 1024*768.


It is a waste of 15" of screen to have only XGA resolution.

These days we can get XGA on 10"-13" screens, SXGA+ on 13"-
15", and UXGA on 15"-16".


> Who needs a higher resolution on a 15.4" screen
> unless you're a CAD designer ?


Many applications besides CAD. E.g. high quality
electronic publishing, video editiong, stock
trading, etc...


> The 17" version isn't available in the UK yet.


Sorry, but I cannot tell where you are located.
All my newsreader shows is "Sky High". I thought
you were probably in Nepal ;-)


> It's got a 80Gb HDD too.


5400rpm. Too slow.


> It's around £1500 UKP at the moment. Check it out
> on it's website (www.qosmio.co.uk).
>
> If you wouldn't accept one as a present, you must
> be a loon.


I have had enough Tosh laptops in my hands from
various employers and I have only had negative
experiences. BTW I'm currently using a Fujitsu
Celsius H with a 15" UXGA screen and 3 HDD's as
my desktop replacement.


Remember the mantra: Panasonic, Fujitsu, IBM.



dk
Anonymous
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November 9, 2004 2:18:57 AM

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"Dan Koren" <dankoren@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> "Sky High" <incredible@hulk.com> wrote in message
> news:418f8e77$0$2305$cc9e4d1f@news-text.dial.pipex.com...
>> Dan,
> Remember the mantra: Panasonic, Fujitsu, IBM.
>
>
>
> dk

Mantra my butt, Toshiba is near the top of the list for sure. I've never
really had a problem with them other than when I dropped one by accident.
;-) Let's face it - the new Qosmio screen makes the Sony ones pale into
insignificance.

Sony are just a dying breed due to their big-company contempt philosophy..
Anonymous
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November 9, 2004 7:13:51 PM

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"Sky High" <incredible@hulk.com> wrote in message
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> "Dan Koren" <dankoren@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:418fc5c8$1@news.meer.net...
> > "Sky High" <incredible@hulk.com> wrote in message
> > news:418f8e77$0$2305$cc9e4d1f@news-text.dial.pipex.com...
> >> Dan,
> > Remember the mantra: Panasonic, Fujitsu, IBM.
> >
>
> Mantra my butt, Toshiba is near the top of the list for sure. I've never
> really had a problem with them other than when I dropped one by accident.
> ;-) Let's face it - the new Qosmio screen makes the Sony ones pale into
> insignificance.
>
> Sony are just a dying breed due to their big-company contempt philosophy..
>
>


Did anyone say Sony?



dk
Anonymous
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November 10, 2004 1:33:09 AM

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"Dan Koren" <dankoren@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Did anyone say Sony?
>
>
>
> dk

Nope, they didn't, I just thought I would ;-)
!