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Toshiba 5105-s501 1899 dollars at circuit city!

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August 5, 2002 7:52:57 PM

Just picked one up, If you have them look up the computer on the in store terminals it will show as 2099.00 then apply the 100.00 circuit city rebate and the toshiba 100.00 rebate for a final price of 1899.00 plus tax. It is a really sweet deal the laptop comes with 15" sxga screen 1.7g p4m geforce 4go, harmon kardon speakers with builtin subwoofer, 40 gigs HD, 512 DDR Ram 16x12x24 cdr/dvd rom, external 1.44 floppy and much much more this is a really sweet deal, comparable area 51 alienware laptops run 2800+ dollars!
August 7, 2002 7:20:03 PM

Can get the alienware laptop for $2540 with a 2.2ghz processor and a 64 meg ati 7500. The toshiba you mentioned only comes with a 32 meg graphics card. Toshiba has a better sound system. But I would read this:

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su/su_sc_dtlVie...

before buying the toshiba. Incase the link doesn't work I've pasted the text from it here.

Central Processing Unit ("CPU") Performance Disclaimer


Document ID: 98080049

Posted Date: 07/25/02

Last Updated: 07/25/02

Operating System: N/A

Category Performance

Distribution Public

Applicable Models: Portege 4010, 2000
Satellite 1405-S171, 1105, 1905-S302, 1400-S152, 1100-S101, 2400-S252, 2400-S202, 2400-S251, 2400-S201, 1400-S151, 5105-S702, 5105-S502, 1955-S802, 2405-S202, 1405-S152, 5105-S701, 5105-S501, 1955-S801, 1905-S301, 2405-S221, 2405-S201, 1405-S151, 1200-S122, 1200-S121, 5105-S608, 5105-S607, 5005-S507, 5005-S504
Satellite Pro 6100 Series
TE-Series TE2000
Tecra TE2100, 9100, 9000


CPU performance in your computer product may vary from specifications under the following conditions:


use of certain external peripheral products
use of battery power instead of AC power without changing factory pre-set power management settings
use of certain multimedia games or videos with special effects
use of standard telephone lines or low speed network connections
use of complex modeling software, such as high end computer aided design applications
use of computer in areas with low air pressure (high altitude >1,000 meters or >3,280 feet above sea level)
use of computer at temperatures outside the range of 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95° F) or >25°C (77°F) at high altitude (all temperature references are approximate).
Under some conditions, your computer product may automatically shut-down. This is a normal protective feature designed to reduce the risk of lost data or damage to the product when used outside recommended conditions. To avoid risk of lost data, always make back-up copies of data by periodically storing it on an external storage medium. For optimum performance, use your computer product only under recommended conditions. Read additional restrictions under "Environmental Conditions" in your product Resource Guide. Contact Toshiba Technical Service and Support for more information.
August 7, 2002 8:57:16 PM

Who would pay an extra 700 dollars for the extra 32m video ram and the 2.2 processor? Doesnt make sense to me...especially considering how hard the 2.2 processor is on batteries and how much of a brick the alienware is Hehe

And if I recall corredctly that bit you posted at the end is regarding the intel mobile processors, not specifically with regards to Toshiba but to all computers using the mobile processors. Toshiba has posted the info for all to see, just because nooone else has does not mean they havent recieved the same warnings from Intel.
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August 8, 2002 2:17:57 AM

Heh I would pay the extra money :) . I don't really use the battery much so it's not a big issue with me. I did however want the best laptop for playing games and a fast processor for work to speed up my compile times. Guess it all depends on what your looking for in a laptop. I was originally looking at the toshiba...the built in subwoofer must be pretty nice :) . And sorry bout the warning...thought it was toshiba only...
August 8, 2002 8:34:44 PM

Heck it even has a freakin remote! LOL

I Understand what your sayin, but not all of us have money to burn...if I did however I would be buying the Toshiba S901 http://www.hardforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=46... 2.2ghz, lcd touchpad, 64m video ram, 60gig hd, same sound system, remote! 512 ddr ram, removable wireless keyboard and mouse! hehe it is the sweetest laptop i've ever seen.
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