08 Aug 2011 By Sudipto Chakravarty On flipkart.com
I was looking for a laptop that would play DVDs, allow me to surf the net, keep my music and photos neatly arranged, and facilitate social networking & video chats without much fuss. My friends and folks advised me to go either for a Dell, an HP or a Sony Vaio. Fair enough. Those are big names, and have an established market. However, I chanced upon this beauty while flipping through Flipkart pages. At 16.6K, this was mouth watering. I am not much into gaming, graphics or rigorous multitasking on the computer, so the configuration and price appeared just right for me. Okay, the Intel T4500 Dual Core Processor isn't exactly brand new and that it may not cook my food or mix a drink or two for me, but what the heck, even the i3 and the i5 couldn't do that either. So Toshiba Satellite it was. Received it spot on time with cash on delivery. Super packing. Got it configured with Windows 7 on a 32 bit platform. The driver CD came with the laptop. No hassles at all. Heartily recommend this model to everyone who wants a laptop for casual use.
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Though ..... Still Worth Considering!
26 Nov 2011 By Shashi Kanth Kasam On flipkart.com
Delivery from flipkart is simply fantastic. It was delivered in 2 two days. Neatly packed. Company sealed box with user manual. 5 STARS to flipkart service.nnAbout the laptop:nnConsider these points before you go for this laptop.nn1. Keyboard doesn't give you that good feel. Keys look very delicate. You dont get that feather touch feel as u generally get in Dell laptops; Ofcourse, u have Numpad.nn2. This laptop doesn't come with 'Drivers CD/DVD'. So have to get them from toshiba website.nn3. If you are planning to install Win XP, drivers are really a big problem. I initially installed Win XP sp2, but could not find any drivers for display, ethernet, sound etc.,. Even toshiba customer care people were unsure of the drivers to Win XP. They could not point to right drivers. I could only get couple of drivers. Then I finally went for Windows 7.nn4. This is a 64 bit processor, so you would enjoy better performance with a 64 bit OS. I went for Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit OS.nn5. Even with Windows 7 Ultimate, the display drivers, network controller drivers as obtained from toshiba website will not be sufficient. They do not have HD graphics drivers as required by this system. You got get it from the net after choosing to update the drivers from 'Device Manager'. nn6. You could still see some "?" marks mentioning 'Unknown Device'. You again have to do some research here.... :(nnBut, finally, I could set up my system after spending almost a day.. :)nn7. There are no direct buttons or sliding swtiches to on/off bluetooth and wireless.nn8. No HDMI port. Only 2 USB ports.. But can live with it..!nnNow some good points ... nn1. Tops pattern - Good that you cannot have problems of scratches so easily, though finger prints are slightly visible.nn2. With 64 bit OS, my system is showing a good performance. Am satisfied on that part.nn3. Battery life is impressive. Close to 2.5 to 3 hrs. Good for a 15.6 inch laptop.nn4. Weight of the laptop is something that you can take on a very positive side. It is really lighter for a 15.6 inch laptop. nn5. LED display is really cool...!nn6. Sound is also good. Definitely enuf for a laptop..; but HP's Altec Lansing speakers are always my favourite. (Only this - I like about HP, after having had one for 3 yrs now).nnFinally, here is the windows experience ratings of this laptop:nnProcessor: 5.7nRAM: 5.5nGraphics: 3.9nGaming Graphics: 5.0nDisk transfer rate: 5.9nnPretty good ratings for a laptop in the price range of 19k. So, still worth considering this laptop...!nnThn Q.
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