Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




963 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 164


Topic # 26291 17-Sep-2008 15:23
Send private message

Just about to finalise my choice of Toshiba down to this model, has anyone already got one and what do you think of it overall. Narrowed the shops down to C1 Shopping Mall and Expert Infotech have the best prices, I never dealt with either, any good or bad experiences of buying online with either of them ? Any advice is welcome, thanks.

Create new topic
3621 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 174

Trusted

  Reply # 165980 21-Sep-2008 12:17
Send private message

Toshiba makes good notebooks.  I have been a Toshiba user for many years.  The A10 has got pretty decent specs. 

What are you going to use it for?  Hardcore 3D gaming - not recommended.  Anything else, it's very suitable.

Expert Infotech - cheapest of the lot but a bit dodgy in regards to after sales service.

C1 - from what I have read, very reputable.



963 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 164


  Reply # 165994 21-Sep-2008 12:30
Send private message

Just picked it up on Friday, got it from Elive in the end they were very efficient and prompt, all round excellent service and got another 2G Toshiba ram installed as well. 160 HDD is plenty for me, not into gaming on PC  ( PS3 does me ) or downloading movies / music much. The biggest factor was the Vista Business / downgradeable XP Pro feature for my new version software package that is being released next month for my small business, it runs best with this operating system the sofware people told me rather than Vista Home Edition that all the big retail chains have with their large HDD's that I will never use. It's CPU is the latest Intel one as well with 2.4 Ghz as well which is a lot faster than the retail versions. All in all I'm happy as, just a lot of setting up and getting used to Vista from going from XP home edition. Going from my current Toshiba Satelitte M40 with a 40 HDD which still has 65% free space on it ( has been an excellent laptop for my circumstances, you stick with what you know and has been ultra reliable ) the A10 will do more than what I will demand of it but faster than what I had.

 
 
 
 


3621 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 174

Trusted

  Reply # 166006 21-Sep-2008 13:07
Send private message

Excellent to hear and a good plug for Elive for their good customer service  Laughing

I find Toshiba notebooks aren't the best-looking out there but what makes them stand-out from the rest is their build quality!

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

NZ and France seek to end use of social media for acts of terrorism
Posted 24-Apr-2019 12:13


Intel introduces the 9th Gen Intel Core mobile processors
Posted 24-Apr-2019 12:03


Spark partners with OPPO to bring new AX5s smartphone to New Zealand
Posted 24-Apr-2019 09:54


Orcon announces new always-on internet service for Small Business
Posted 18-Apr-2019 10:19


Spark Sport prices for Rugby World Cup 2019 announced
Posted 16-Apr-2019 07:58


2degrees launches new unlimited mobile plan
Posted 15-Apr-2019 09:35


Redgate brings together major industry speakers for SQL in the City Summits
Posted 13-Apr-2019 12:35


Exported honey authenticated on Blockchain
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:19


HPE and Nutanix partner to deliver hybrid cloud as a service
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:12


Southern Cross and ASN sign contract for Southern Cross NEXT
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:09


Data security top New Zealand consumer priority when choosing a bank
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:07


Samsung announces first 8K screens to hit New Zealand
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:03


New cyber-protection and insurance product for businesses launched in APAC
Posted 10-Apr-2019 20:59


Kiwis ensure streaming is never interrupted by opting for uncapped broadband plans
Posted 7-Apr-2019 09:05


DHL Express introduces new MyDHL+ online portal to make shipping easier
Posted 7-Apr-2019 08:51



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.