- Intel Core i5 1st Gen 430M (2.26 GHz)
- 4 GB Memory 500 GB HDD
- NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M
- 1680 x 945
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
- DVD Super Multi
So far a great laptop 07/17/2010
What the specs say is what you get, great graphics card and etc. What the specs don't say is some of the great (non-bloatware) software you get. Lot of the toshiba drivers and utilities are actually useful like the eco power utility shows me the power usage of the laptop or the function button utilities which allow me to disable the function buttons or the fact that they beep by default without going into the bios, right now i have the function buttons on and the beep off, after about 48-60 hours of gaming time on the laptop I have to say the function buttons don't get in my way and the keyboard is actually pretty good. I was afraid it wouldn't be that great but its really smooth and decently non-cheap feeling to my hands which have an 8 inch width. (tip of pinky to tip of thumb) which is a large hand, this keyboard is a bit small for them but I dont find myself tripping up at all.
(non directly with laptop) I have a targus XL backpack which isn't as padded as I would like it to be. I thought I would mention this for all the lookers of this laptop that you might need small piece of packing foam or something just to make sure this thing is really secured in place. I feel like I am babying it but for 1.1k worth of computer it is the best.
After looking at gateways, levonos, dells, alienwares and even more I am happy to have bought this. I would suggest to anyone to buy this laptop. Its a great laptop and if it doesn't have what you need you should stay with the toshiba qosmio series if you want durability and performance for the best price. I had an nv7901u gateway before this which just felt cheap and even with newegg getting the product page specs wrong (increasing the quality of the laptop) i felt like i got a bad deal. I returned that laptop, before that laptop i had a toshiba satellite which held up for years, I would suggest toshiba from personal experience or levono from word of mouth. but this laptop is the best I have ever owned and I can tell it will last for a long time.
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