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June 20, 2011 6:23:44 PM

Hello,

I recently found what appears to be a great laptop online. I just would like an expert opinion on it as well.
Things this laptop will be used for are:

Gaming
Everday Use (College Work, Music, Videos, Internet, Etc.)

Thank You!


Toshiba A665-3DV12X
Model
Brand TOSHIBA
Series Satellite
Model A665-3DV12X
Part# PSAW9U-01903T General
Color Charcoal
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
CPU Type Intel Core i7-2630QM (2.00GHz)
Screen 15.6"
Memory Size 8GB DDR3
Hard Disk 750GB
Optical Drive Blu-Ray Burner
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Video Memory 1GB GDDR3 VRAM
Communication Gigabit LAN and WLAN
Battery Life 5 hours, 15 minutes
Dimensions 14.98" x 10.0" x 1.18" - 1.48"
Weight 6.5 lbs
Other Features NVIDIA 3D VISION kit included
- NVIDIA 3D VISION active shutter glasses
- Integrated 3D Vision IR emitter
- USB 2.0 type A t- 5-pin mini-B cable CPU
CPU Type Intel Core i7
CPU Speed 2630QM(2.00GHz)
CPU Support 6MB L3 Cache
Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz Chipset
Chipset Intel HM65 Display
Screen Size 15.6"
Wide Screen Support Yes
Resolution 1366 x 768
LCD Features LED backlight & TruBrite technology
120 Hz, 3D ready Operating Systems
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Graphics
GPU/VPU NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Video Memory 1GB GDDR3 VRAM
Graphic Type Dedicated Card Hard Drive
HDD 750GB
HDD RPM 5400rpm
HDD Interface SATA
HDD Spec TOSHIBA Hard Drive Impact Sensor (3D sensor) Memory
Memory 8GB
Memory Spec 4GB x 2
Memory Type 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM
Memory Slot (Total) 2
Memory Slot (Available) 0
Max Memory Supported 8GB Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type Blu-Ray Burner
Optical Drive Interface Integrated
Optical Drive Spec Blu-ray Disc Rewriteable (BD-RE) and DVD SuperMulti drive with Labelflash supporting 16 formats
- Maximum speed and compatibility: CD-ROM (24x), CD-R (24x), CD-RW (24x), DVD-ROM (8x), DVD-R (8x), DVD-R DL (4x), DVD-RW (6x), DVD+R (8x), DVD+R DL (4x), DVD+RW (8x), DVD-RAM (5x), BD-ROM (6x),BD-R (6x),BD-R DL (4x),BD-RE (4x), BD-RE DL (4x)
- Supports Labelflash media to burn high quality labels directly on the disc Communications
LAN 10/100/1000Mbps
WLAN 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN
Bluetooth Bluetooth version 3.0 plus Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) Ports
USB 1 x USB 3.0
3 x USB 2.0 (2 eSATA/USB combo with USB Sleep and Charge)
Video Port 1 x VGA
HDMI 1 x HDMI
Audio Ports 1 x Microphone input port with Toshiba Sleep and Music
1 x Headphone output port Audio
Audio DOLBY Advanced Audio
Built-in microphone
Speaker Built-in harman/kardon stereo speakers Input Device
Touchpad TouchPad pointing device with multi-touch control
Keyboard Premium Raised Tile LED Backlit Keyboard with 10-Keypad (black) Supplemental Drive
Card Reader Memory Card Reader
- Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, xD Picture Card, Mini SD Card, Multi Media Card (shared slot may require adapter for use)
Webcam Yes Power
AC Adapter 120W (19V 6.32A) 100-240V/50-60Hz AC Adapter
Battery 12 cell/98Wh Lithium Ion battery pack
Battery Life 5 hours, 15 minutes Physical Specifications
Dimensions 14.98" x 10.0" x 1.18" - 1.48"
Weight 6.5 lbs

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a c 244 D Laptop
June 20, 2011 6:34:34 PM

Hello and welcome to the forums :) 
It overall is a good mid-range laptop.It can handle image/video editing perfectly fine and you can play games on medium settings.
If you need more suggestions,fill the FAQ first(link in my sig)
June 20, 2011 6:57:13 PM

1. What is your budget? Up to $2500

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 15" or higher

3. What screen resolution do you want? Unsure (something good for gaming)

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? Portable

5. How much battery life do you need? As long as possible

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?

Rappelz (High)
WoW (High)
Loong (High)

I'm always discovering new games however....

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)

College Work, Photo Editing, Internet.....basically everyday stuff.

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?

Enough for gaming.... Sorry I'm really not that computer smart....

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.

http://www.newegg.com/ (This website just seems really cheap....)

Again if you have another suggestion...please let me know! Thanks!

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?

Until it wears out....or technology makes it useless...

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?

Bluray ROM/Writer

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.

Again, I really don't have experience with laptops......so please give me suggestions....

13. What country do you live in?

United States

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.

I just need a good laptop to handle gaming, everyday usage, and preferibly have the 3D technology with it as well. I need FAST too!!! I currently have a crappy Dell laptop that is fairly old that is collecting dust because I can't stand how slow it is....
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a b D Laptop
June 20, 2011 7:48:03 PM

For 2500, look at Alienware.
June 20, 2011 8:31:01 PM

Okay, I looked at Alienware and went through the customization process....if anything could be changed please let me know. (That includes if something could be downgraded...) Thanks!

Alienware M17x3D

PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ i7 2820QM 2.3GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Mode, 8MB Cache) edit
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit edit
MEMORY 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz (4DIMMS) edit
VIDEO CARD 1.5GB GDDR5 Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M edit
HARD DRIVE 750GB 7,200RPM HDD edit
LCD PANEL 17.3-inch WideFHD 1920x1080 120Hz WLED w/ NVIDIA 3D Vision Bundle edit
WIRELESS CARD Intel® Ultimate N WiFi Link 6300 a/g/n 3x3 MIMO Technology edit
a b D Laptop
June 20, 2011 10:52:21 PM

If you don't do any heavy 3D CAD work and such, you can cut the RAM to 4 gig, maybe put that into a faster CPU if they have it or just take the savings.

Make sure you realize a 17" laptop will be pretty big, and don't expect lots of battery life (probably will be 2hrs max when running).
!