Originally Posted by atomicadam
So I went to futureshop today and talked with their senior salesman there in the laptop dept. I inquired about the m70's and he said that the ones with the x700's have been nothing but problems and people had sent a couple back with dead pixels(unrelated). He also showed me a few of the m70's which the video had completely gone. This made me sad....because they look so fricking nice. I hope somebody can reassure me that these are not common problems with this model. I still want a Toshiba, but I think now may not be the time to buy. Maybe in April or May? Buying an Asus or something customizable like that might be another option i suppose.
Are you located in Montreal? It sounds like the FS rep was talking about me.. I've returned 2 M70 with the x700... First time I thought the power supply was defective because while the laptop was running, the power supply was making normal noise , but as soon as I shut down the laptop, it was making a very loud hi pitched noise to a point I couldn’t sleep.. So I returned it and took another one. I get home, plug it in, same exact behavior, so I figure it's normal. And after one hour of use, bang!... dead pixel! What are the odds of this?? Also when the cpu was not busy, it was making a high pitched noise, but has soon as it was busy, no more hi pitched sound. I never had those noise issues with the M40. This said it’s true, most of the time, FS reps will say anything to make a sale.
And yeh, what’s up with those orange and peacock blue UGLY colors.. this is so stupid.. we should be able to chose the color want like in the USA. And for me it’s the dark grey color.. Of course, it’s a matter of taste.
Today, I’m going for the M50-MX5 hopefully everything will be fine.