Toshiba Laptop


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Hi guys, this one is probably for KGB, i know his love of the laptops. Ive put a link at the bottom for a deal that john lewis are doing on this laptop, i was wondering if anyone had any opinions on this. Basically, im looking for a laptop to take to OZ with me, and i need it to do all the general office type things, but most importantly, i need it to work on broadband over there and possibly wifi too. This one has a built in 10/100 ethernet card which is fine for broadband at home. The built in wifi, im not sure how that works, does it mean that if i am near a "hotspot" that this laptop will be able to access broadband then, without additional purchases?!

Thanks and here is the link......

http://www.johnlewis.com/Shopping/Product.aspx?ARA=Computing&CAT=Computers&SCT=Computers&PRT=Special+Offers&Type=SKU&Id=230208238
 
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bodhi said:
. The built in wifi, im not sure how that works, does it mean that if i am near a "hotspot" that this laptop will be able to access broadband then, without additional purchases?!

Thanks and here is the link......

http://www.johnlewis.com/Shopping/Product.aspx?ARA=Computing&CAT=Computers&SCT=Computers&PRT=Special+Offers&Type=SKU&Id=230208238

alrite mate

if its got builtin wifi u dont need any other parts it will work in a wifi spot for sure!
i hope that clears that up!
 
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Yeah, hopefully it will. Think im gonna buy it, it has the built in Intel wifi chip or whatever. And the person in sydney im staying with uses a mac and has broadband at home, and i just found out its wireless broadband, so hopefully i'll be able to just surf the net as soon as i get there!! ;-)
 
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It has a celeron processor :( :( Avoid those if possible...

Novatech have a few laptops for around that price, better specced, imo

If you haven't bought that JL one yet...

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15.0" XGA TFT Screen
Processor
1.6GHz Intel Pentium-M Processor
Memory
512MB PC2700 333MHz DDR
Hard Drive
60GB
Graphics
Upto 64MB Intel Extreme Graphics
Optical Drive
CDRW/DVD Combo Drive
Features

3 x USB 2.0 Ports

Centrino Wireless LAN 802.11g Network Port

56K Internal Modem

Glidepad with 2 buttons & scroll button

512MB PC2700 333MHz DDR (Supports up to 1GB)

1 x Type II PCMCIA Slot

NA Firewire Port

1 x Mic-in,1 x H'phone/Speakers

CDRW/DVD Combo Drive

1 x S-Video Out Port

Bluetooth Enabled

Weight - 2.7Kg with battery

Dimensions (mm) - 33h x 333w x 272d

12 Mths RTB
£726.15 inc. Windows XP Home Edition & VAT

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...OR...
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15.0" XGA TFT Screen
Processor
AMD Athlon XPMobile 2600
Memory
512MB PC2700 333MHz DDR
Hard Drive
60GB
Graphics
VIA KN400 Integrated Graphics
Optical Drive
DVDR Multi Burner
Features
4 x USB 2.0 Ports

1 x 10/100 RJ45 Network Port

56K Internal Modem

Glidepad with 2 buttons & scroll button

512MB PC2700 333MHz DDR (Supports up to 1GB)

1 x Type II PCMCIA Slot

NA Firewire Port

1 x Mic-in,1 x H'phone/Speakers

DVDR Multi Burner

1 x S-Video Out Port

Weight - 3.8Kg with battery

Dimensions (mm) - 41h x 345w x 282d

12 Mths RTB

£643.90 Inc Windows XP Home Edition & VAT

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There are others, but those look pretty good for around the same money as from John Lewis...

Something to consider perhaps...

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/NBRanges.html

Chris
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Cheers for that, i'll have a look. Now that i know if it has built in wifi then it will work no probs then i can have a scout about a bit more. Anyone heard anything about a company called Maxdata? They seem to do some reasonable laptops at reasonable prices.

I take it all it needs is the Intel 802.11g onboard chip thingy and that means it is wifi enabled?
 
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Yep - any sort of 802.11 'X' adaptor (X being any letter) means you can get online wirelessly. I think 802.11g is the fastest at the moment at 54mb/ps max transfer...

Note that Intel Centrino laptops can pick up WiFi internet as it's all built into the processor.

I quite like the look of that first Novatech one... the Centrino's are good processors.
 
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Does that mean that the laptops without Centrino processors but with seperate 802.11 adapters work differently? Are they both a means to the same end?

Oh, and if you were gonna spend £700 (Maximum) on a laptop which needed wifi what would you go for?

Cheers again.
 

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