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  # 82324 14-Aug-2007 12:23
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heavenly_wild:
cbdkid: I just called Harvey Norman Botany Downs. The guy told me that its coming in on the 18th of August.


Thanks for the update man. I guess this date applies to all Harvey Norman stores nationwide.


Update:

I have just contacted Portables Plus and they confirmed the specs to me:

2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7700 Processor
800MHz Frontside Bus, 4Mb L2 Cache
2Gb (1Gb + 1Gb) DDR2 667MHz RAM
2x 160Gb 5400rpm SATA Hard Drives
HD DVD Burner (-R) with DVD-SuperMulti +-R DL
512Mb nVidia GeForce 8800M GS Graphics Card
17" Widescreen Display, WXGA+ (1440 x 900), with 1.3mp Webcam
Windows Vista Ultimate

Wait!!!

Update 2:

I just WENT TO Portables Plus and the specs above are correct EXCEPT...

Graphics card is a 512Mb nVidia GeForce 8700M Graphics card.

Hey, it is still the best multimedia / gaming notebook around and I don't mind it is not a 8800.

It is very large but the speakers are of high quality and it has 6 USB ports!

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  # 82333 14-Aug-2007 13:58
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heavenly_wild:
heavenly_wild:
cbdkid: I just called Harvey Norman Botany Downs. The guy told me that its coming in on the 18th of August.


Thanks for the update man. I guess this date applies to all Harvey Norman stores nationwide.


Update:

I have just contacted Portables Plus and they confirmed the specs to me:

2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7700 Processor
800MHz Frontside Bus, 4Mb L2 Cache
2Gb (1Gb + 1Gb) DDR2 667MHz RAM
2x 160Gb 5400rpm SATA Hard Drives
HD DVD Burner (-R) with DVD-SuperMulti +-R DL
512Mb nVidia GeForce 8800M GS Graphics Card
17" Widescreen Display, WXGA+ (1440 x 900), with 1.3mp Webcam
Windows Vista Ultimate

Wait!!!

Update 2:

I just WENT TO Portables Plus and the specs above are correct EXCEPT...

Graphics card is a 512Mb nVidia GeForce 8700M Graphics card.

Hey, it is still the best multimedia / gaming notebook around and I don't mind it is not a 8800.

It is very large but the speakers are of high quality and it has 6 USB ports!


Did Portables Plus actually have the notebook in stock? If so, I wonder why its taking so long for Harvey Norman and the rest to get it...

 
 
 
 


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  # 82340 14-Aug-2007 14:36
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You guys are so lucky. i can't afford it :(



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  # 82360 14-Aug-2007 16:39
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I just WENT TO Portables Plus and the specs above are correct EXCEPT...

Graphics card is a 512Mb nVidia GeForce 8700M Graphics card.

Hey, it is still the best multimedia / gaming notebook around and I don't mind it is not a 8800.

It is very large but the speakers are of high quality and it has 6 USB ports!




Did Portables Plus actually have the notebook in stock? If so, I wonder why its taking so long for Harvey Norman and the rest to get it...


Yes, they do have stock!

Edit 1:

Hmm, after having a look at it, it is VERY LARGE. Thinking whether I should get a high-end desktop for gaming
and a mid-ranged notebook instead.

Good points:
- it has feet - meaning there is a good 0.5cm elevation between the desk and the bottom of the notebook to keep the system from running hot
- very quiet
- of course, good graphics and processor

Bad points:
- it is very large HOWEVER it is not overly heavy for a 17" model
- yea, it is very large, haha.



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  # 82373 14-Aug-2007 18:05
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With talking to Harvey Normans Hamilton It turns out that Protables Plus are the agents for Toshiba thats why they have it in stock before anyone else.

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  # 82374 14-Aug-2007 18:08
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azza08: With talking to Harvey Normans Hamilton It turns out that Protables Plus are the agents for Toshiba thats why they have it in stock before anyone else.


Ahh ahhh, now it all makes sense:)

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  # 82376 14-Aug-2007 18:18
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heavenly_wild:


I just WENT TO Portables Plus and the specs above are correct EXCEPT...

Graphics card is a 512Mb nVidia GeForce 8700M Graphics card.

Hey, it is still the best multimedia / gaming notebook around and I don't mind it is not a 8800.

It is very large but the speakers are of high quality and it has 6 USB ports!




Did Portables Plus actually have the notebook in stock? If so, I wonder why its taking so long for Harvey Norman and the rest to get it...


Yes, they do have stock!

Edit 1:

Hmm, after having a look at it, it is VERY LARGE. Thinking whether I should get a high-end desktop for gaming
and a mid-ranged notebook instead.

Good points:
- it has feet - meaning there is a good 0.5cm elevation between the desk and the bottom of the notebook to keep the system from running hot
- very quiet
- of course, good graphics and processor

Bad points:
- it is very large HOWEVER it is not overly heavy for a 17" model
- yea, it is very large, haha.


Larger than the average laptop, meaning ones with a 14" wide [thats what i got] ?

 
 
 
 


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  # 82379 14-Aug-2007 18:32
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I am not sure what you mean by that.  I mean it is larger than the standard 17" widescreen notebooks.

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  # 82380 14-Aug-2007 18:37
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heavenly_wild: I am not sure what you mean by that. I mean it is larger than the standard 17" widescreen notebooks.


You mean its thicker aye? I have a P100 at the moment. 17" Toshiba, its 3cm thick.
I'm guessing the X200 will be a lot thicker because of the rubber feet and the extra hard drive.

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  # 82385 14-Aug-2007 19:13
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I haven't seen it yet so im trying to picture its size compared to my laptop.

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  # 82388 14-Aug-2007 19:50
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cbdkid:
heavenly_wild: I am not sure what you mean by that. I mean it is larger than the standard 17" widescreen notebooks.


You mean its thicker aye? I have a P100 at the moment. 17" Toshiba, its 3cm thick.
I'm guessing the X200 will be a lot thicker because of the rubber feet and the extra hard drive.


Yes, definitely thicker.  I too have a P100 and it is fairly slim eh?

I guess they designers wanted to ensure there is enough space for air to flow through thus they went for a thicker casing and rubber feet. 

I must reiterate again though - it isn't that much heavier.  In fact, it could be the same weight as the P100.

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  # 82390 14-Aug-2007 19:55
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heavenly_wild:
cbdkid:
heavenly_wild: I am not sure what you mean by that. I mean it is larger than the standard 17" widescreen notebooks.


You mean its thicker aye? I have a P100 at the moment. 17" Toshiba, its 3cm thick.
I'm guessing the X200 will be a lot thicker because of the rubber feet and the extra hard drive.


Yes, definitely thicker. I too have a P100 and it is fairly slim eh?

I guess they designers wanted to ensure there is enough space for air to flow through thus they went for a thicker casing and rubber feet.

I must reiterate again though - it isn't that much heavier. In fact, it could be the same weight as the P100.


Yea but the P100 is already rather heavy and bulky to carry around, well for me anyway.
Do you have problems playing games on your P100? Like stuttering? This is the reason I'm getting the X200. Toshiba agreed to exchange my P100 for a X200 because I was getting stuttering playing games and DVDs. Unless your P100 came with XP installed, those ones don't seem to have the same issue.

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  # 82393 14-Aug-2007 19:59
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I have the older version of P100 - darn Toshiba with their impossible to understand naming system!  Haha.  It runs XP Pro and the games fine.  However, it cannot play Flight Simulator X to its full capacity - as in, I cannot fly to NYC without the frame rates going down to single figures.

I am still considering whether to get a desktop instead and get a notebook of around $2500 which is more portable than my 17" P100.

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  # 82401 14-Aug-2007 21:11
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heavenly_wild:
Update 2:

I just WENT TO Portables Plus and the specs above are correct EXCEPT...

Graphics card is a 512Mb nVidia GeForce 8700M Graphics card.

Hey, it is still the best multimedia / gaming notebook around and I don't mind it is not a 8800.



The 8800M GS is the old name for the 8700M GT.  They're the same card.


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  # 82404 14-Aug-2007 21:17
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FierceGuppy:
heavenly_wild:
Update 2:

I just WENT TO Portables Plus and the specs above are correct EXCEPT...

Graphics card is a 512Mb nVidia GeForce 8700M Graphics card.

Hey, it is still the best multimedia / gaming notebook around and I don't mind it is not a 8800.



The 8800M GS is the old name for the 8700M GT. They're the same card.



I read about that too.  Is it true that the 8700M is an overclocked 8600M?  If so, do you think it is worth the price of the notebook?  $4300?

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