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Toshiba Laptop

I'm planning on getting this laptop asap (still saving up for that Asus G73JH-A1 though). I'm not using it for pcsx2, my main purpose is to use it for:

-abode collection cs4 (photoshop - mostly 72, and 300dpi I usually work with)
-watching 720p videos
-Play games like war craft 3/star craft
-surf the web, download with a manager, and have photoshop cs4 opened up all at once.

Is this all achievable with toshiba's satellite? I believe it is but correct me if i'm wrong. I also don't want to go over $550.

I appreciate everyones input Smile

EDIT: Opps, forgot my config:

* Intel® Pentium® processor T4400 (2.2 GHz, 1MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)
* Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
* Aluminum Silver Finish with Black Keyboard
* Microsoft® Office Ready with Microsoft Office Professional 2007 60-day Trial Edition
* Integrated modem
* 3GB DDR3 1066MHz SDRAM (2048MB+1024MB)
* 15.6" Diagonal Widescreen HD (1366x768) TruBrite® display
* Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M
* 250GB HDD (5400rpm, Serial-ATA)
* DVD SuperMulti (+/-R double layer) drive
* Realtek® 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN
* Lithium Ion battery (6-Cell, 4000mAh)
* 1 Year Standard Limited Warranty

sry for posting some unnecessary stuff.
Windows 7 - Asus G73jh-a1 - 17-720qm @ 1.6 GHz (2.8 GHz)(2.4ghz)(1.73ghz) - ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 @ 700/1000 (sometimes oc to 800/1100) - 8 gig ram
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#2
it's poor especially that Intel GMA 2nd to PDC
try get the i3 or i5 mobile proc and GeForce 3xx built toshiba laptops i found that thing the M900 series toshiba laptops armed w/ i3 and Geforce X3?? w/ the price of approx $1,100+
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(01-30-2010, 01:24 AM)tallbender Wrote: it's poor especially that Intel GMA 2nd to PDC
try get the i3 or i5 mobile proc and GeForce 3xx built toshiba laptops i found that thing the M900 series toshiba laptops armed w/ i3 and Geforce X3?? w/ the price of approx $1,100+

really? It cant handle the task I mentioned? I'm sure it can play 720p. My current computer (look at my sig) can almost play them well. It has choppiness whenever the camera moves slowly but is usually always in sync. An ex video it can play well is this one

+ the graphics card in the toshiba is better then my current one right?
+ a duo core compared to a single core with HT (my current sig).

What I'm mostly concerned about is surfing the web, downloading, and using photoshop at once.

any other opinions/suggestions?

EDIT: I know that i3 can handle it but its a bit over the price I mentioned.
Windows 7 - Asus G73jh-a1 - 17-720qm @ 1.6 GHz (2.8 GHz)(2.4ghz)(1.73ghz) - ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 @ 700/1000 (sometimes oc to 800/1100) - 8 gig ram
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#4
edit2:with that Toshiba you can do everything you listed there.

Or just get one with a dedicated GPU and a core2duo. Though finding one around 500$ is probably impossible, even if your not willing to pay for a dedicated GPU, at least consider a core2duo

with CoreAVC, it'll play 1080p without a prob too, and if you go with nvidia then CoreAVC can use CUDA too.

The other thing is, try to find one that has at least 2 years warranty...trust me, speaking from experience.

edit: as for your FX5200 I wouldn't bet my life on it, but it might still be better than that intel GMA

don't go for Fujitsu Siemens lappies, overpriced. if you go with an MSI, be prepared that your CPU fan might start to make unwanted noises(mind did after 3 months, MSI said, send it back to warranty from whoever you bought it), and if you go with Acer, sometimes you don't get bluetooth even though you have a button for it.
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@ bmate

Thanks for the info. I actually never knew about the CUDA technology until you mentioned it. I did some research after your post. I have to admit, a core2duo is sounding sweet.

To be honest, I just wanted something now, but I might wait.... Since I would like to watch 1080p videos and I would like to be future proof (especially for 3ds max).

Well, still thinking about that toshiba but how about these two power houses at default configuration:

HP

M15

Hp's resolution is throwing me off, but which is better between the GTX 260M and the GT 320M? I couldn't even find the 320m on notebook check and I'm not familiar with what makes a card better as far as numbers goes (I normally just look at the list on notebook check).
Windows 7 - Asus G73jh-a1 - 17-720qm @ 1.6 GHz (2.8 GHz)(2.4ghz)(1.73ghz) - ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 @ 700/1000 (sometimes oc to 800/1100) - 8 gig ram
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#6
Asus provides great laptops for something like 800-900$. it will have something like the 240M or the 260M. Dell,HP,Toshiba...etc just dont appeal to me. my advice, look for a budget Asus laptop they are great.

edit: about the 320M, its a rebranded 240M i think.
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#7
The link to the HP one is no good, it says, that they no longer have the lappy.

That Alienware one is a killer though, and 260M is better than 320M. I'm thinking because they probably use the same numbering scheme as for they desktop line. As in the second digit counts. So a 8800GT is better than a 9600GT
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeFo...559.0.html

if you search for 320M you'll see its lower on the list as the 260M
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#8
I say keep the money for the G73, With it you can pump up some of the specs (16GB DDR3...etc) That way you make this monster even more scarier!!

So if you can wait, i ADVICE you to do so....But from what you say you need one urgently
But try not to waste too much money..

in the end....IT UP TO YOU
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(02-02-2010, 02:12 PM)ahmed_p800 Wrote: I say keep the money for the G73, With it you can pump up some of the specs (16GB DDR3...etc) That way you make this monster even more scarier!!

So if you can wait, i ADVICE you to do so....But from what you say you need one urgently
But try not to waste too much money..

in the end....IT UP TO YOU

Not sure anymore.

I'll wait a month or 2.

That duo core laptop would be nice and since our school has a quad at 2.66, I can always use theirs when I need to do something like watch 1080 vids or play unreal tournament or rendering or something whenever I'm there.

But I really want to save up for that g73 Smile
Windows 7 - Asus G73jh-a1 - 17-720qm @ 1.6 GHz (2.8 GHz)(2.4ghz)(1.73ghz) - ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 @ 700/1000 (sometimes oc to 800/1100) - 8 gig ram
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