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Topic # 26291 17-Sep-2008 15:23
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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.

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  Reply # 165980 21-Sep-2008 12:17
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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.

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  Reply # 165994 21-Sep-2008 12:30
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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.


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  Reply # 166006 21-Sep-2008 13:07
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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!

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