Toshiba Satellite Can it be used?

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Feb 24, 2008
  1. SavageWaffle
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    So for about 3 years(somewhere around there) i have been using a world computer in the world. My monitor in the first place is made by a Company called "Orion". Its gigantic. Not the screen, the monitor itself. Its HUGE. I mean the back. It takes up like 10 textbooks. Or its like a size of a Mini/Small TV. Enough about the screen, back on topic.
    I've been browsing Newegg.com and found myself in the Laptop section. This is unusual because i never wanted a Laptop. Used one before because my computer was getting fixed(after it got blowed by a virus).

    The Laptop is a Toshiba Sattellite- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16834114433
    Some Info about the Laptop:
    Price:$649.99
    On Sale:$599.99 on 2/23/08
    Brand:Toshiba
    Model:A215-S5802
    Operating System:Windows Vista Home Premium
    CPU Type:AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-57 1.9G
    Screen:15.4" WXGA
    Memory Size:1GB DDR2
    Hard Disk:120GB
    Optical Drive:DVD Super Multi
    Graphics Card:ATI Radeon X1200 IGP
    Video Memory:shared memory
    Communication:Modem, LAN and WLAN
    Card slot:1 x Express Card
    Dimensions:14.3" x 10.6" x 1.32-1.55"
    Weight:5.78 lbs. (I dont care about the weight. Im not going to carry it around alot.)

    So will it be worth my $599.99(not including shipping?)

    Reason why i choose this: Cheap, I just need a computer. I like Apple(never had one, wanted one once) but too expensive. And this money is from leftovers.

    Can it be used as a gaming computer?
    And since its going to be used as a gaming laptop, anyone got a good choice of Mouses?
    Please provide link with the mouse name.
     


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    Sounds a bit low on the RAM ( I would like 2GB if I were to run Vista..)
    If you'r no "Power-user" then that might do it.
    Don't expect to play the latest games tho [​IMG].
    oh, now i saw that the GFX card shares the memory with RAM.. then definitely 2GB RAM atleast.

    EDIT: and now i saw that u've added that it is gonna be a "gaming PC"
    hmm, bump up the price a tad bit, and you might get a slightly better GFX card, and 2GB RAM, that should do it for many games.
     
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    If you don't really need a laptop, you should go for a desktop computer. That laptop would play older games, but not much else. For that price you could get a computer that could run most games, and still be able to be upgraded when needed (unlike a laptop)
    As far as a mouse, you could probably just use the one that goes with your old computer
     
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    If you want a really good computer, try this.
    http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.php?t=752462
    It was posted on SD yesterday and it's on sale, so you should get it cause it's gonna expire soon. It's a really really really powerful laptop capable of running quite a few games. My parents have a laptop which is similar, the only difference being the graphics card, theres being a 512 8600gts, and the screen size. It's a little more than the other computer, but it's really good.
     
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    500USD off any Dell Vostro laptop configured at 1250USD+

    Good till the 28th.
     
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    Alright, im going to buy more RAM. Can anyone recommend? For laptop of course.
    And is it possible to:
    Copy Windows Vista on a CD and uninstall it? Then install Windows XP? Im not a fan of Vista. And I heard there are many problems.
     
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    $750 for a $1250 laptop.
    Do EEET!
     
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    If you were already planning on just wasting your money, why bother asking?
     
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    Im going to upgrade.
     
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    Which is a stupid plan.
     
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    hell no


    what game you wanna play ?
     
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    Well not really a gaming computer. Not "full" but like once in a while. Maybe CSS(Counter Strike Source) or something. Nothing major. Like nothing like WoW. I tried it (useing friends account) and it was boring as hell. I think its a waste of time.
     
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    I have a Toshiba Satellite:
    Ram: 1 Gig
    Graphics Card: 256 MB nvidia geforce go 7600
    Harddrive: 150 Gig(It said 160 gig when I bought...turned out 150 o.o)
    Processor: 1.6 Dual Core
    Note: That laptop is same in everthing as my dell one, except my dell has 40 gig harddrive.

    I bought it 1 year ago in Austria. I use it alot, and its fine for me. I play Unreal Tournament 2004, NFS Carbon and other games on it.
    Newer games wont work but its a good one for rough use.
    If you dont fancy gaming, it should be fine for you.
     
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    Why are you still buying this, when you can get a much better one for a same price, which we've mentioned several times.

    Are you really that stupid?
     
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    Apparently... He is.
     
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    Do you think we all play Wow ?
     
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    Not really. But yea il probably going to use it for CSS instead of WoW. I dont really understand the point of ur question
     
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    point is, you laptop configuration sucks.
    bad cpu
    bad video card
    not enough ram
     

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