Got a new toy. - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Laptops and Notebooks
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-13-2008, 06:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,246
Default Got a new toy.

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
2 GB DDR2 RAM
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.
__________________

WorldIndustries is offline  
Old 05-13-2008, 06:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
zedman3d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,852
Default Re: Got a new toy.

Nice deal.
__________________

zedman3d is offline  
Old 05-13-2008, 07:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
ricanflow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Euless, Tx
Posts: 6,317
Default Re: Got a new toy.

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.
__________________
3DMARK06 = 20,341 (3.8GHZ)



Laptop
P7350 | GTX 260M | 4GB DDR2 800 | 320GB HD | X-Fi | Vista 64

Folding Rig/File Server

M775 | E1200 | Foxconn P9657AB
| Dual 8800GT | Antec NeoHE 500 | Barracuda 80GB | Wintec Ampx



ricanflow is offline  
Old 05-13-2008, 08:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,246
Default Re: Got a new toy.

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).
WorldIndustries is offline  
Old 05-13-2008, 08:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
veg1992's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 19,993
Default Re: Got a new toy.

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
__________________
I do not accept help requests and/or deleted threads/complaints by PM, Profile or IM/Email. Just ask on the forums! Also, I do have Lockerz invites if you want them, feel free to PM me your email if you want one :0

If I help you, or you just like what I said, rep me by clicking the
or under my avatar; it helps me know that my advice actually helped you.


.. But things don't go according to plan! My Actual Rig, 2009:
veg1992 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Got yet another toy gurusan New Systems | Building and Buying 15 03-22-2008 11:11 PM
My new toy!!!!!!! ricanflow Off Topic Discussion 13 02-11-2008 07:23 AM
OMG, Ive got a new toy :) 8800GT!!! Vaanish New Systems | Building and Buying 32 01-27-2008 02:27 AM
New Toy!!!! aspire New Systems | Building and Buying 31 01-07-2008 07:31 PM
a toy or a speaker? jennyyu Laptops and Notebooks 1 10-10-2007 01:07 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.