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Old 05-13-2008, 05:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I was at Staples Business Depot with my friend who was dropping off his still-under-warranty laptop. At the time I needed a laptop anyway, so I looked around and bought a Toshiba Satellite A200 discontinued model... It was the last one on the shelf, the original price was 1299, but I got it for 799. Specs are:

Core 2 Duo T5250
200GB Sata Hard Drive
HD-DVD Drive / DVD Burner Combo
ATI Radeon HD2400
Webcam/bluetooth/built in wireless/you know the drill...

I'm not up to specs with new video cards, and I have no idea what the video card on this thing can do. Anyone know?

PS: If anyone else knows about Staples... I will never buy anything there again. The customer support sucks! It seems like all they care about is making a buck off of you. I guess it's protocol for them to ask about buying certain products and services, but come on.

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Old 05-13-2008, 05:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice deal.

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Old 05-13-2008, 06:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Its alright....for $100 more you could have got a dell vostro with an 8600gt which would put that hd 2400 to shame.

The hd-dvd drive is pretty cool, even though hd-dvd is dead.
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Old 05-13-2008, 07:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What kinda games can I play with this thing? I haven't gotten around to trying any, since I only got the laptop yesterday, and I've been busy optimizing services and stuff like that, because I hate this RAM hog that Vista is (XP was not an option, no reliable drivers available).
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HD2400 isn't something you can game much with (especially with the latest stuff) but if you go for older games or run new games on low ur good
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