Originally Posted by mad_pupp3t
this notebook is a beast in disguise.Performance wise it can take every game i can throw at it and more.
pros: Core-duo,7900,160g HD,very light weight and cool to the touch after 12 hours of gaming,ddr2-667(Elpidia)
cons:4200rpm HD,acess times/load time are slow for some games and read and right times are slow for media apps
All in all it was definitly worth the money spent, and i have 3 friends who also purchased this notebook and are very pleased with it.Toshiba offers,after registration of the product, 1-4 years of protection plans for those who know they are going to need it.
There are 3 thing you will need to do before you plan on using it.
1. Register your product with Toshiba
2. REMOVE ALL ADWARE (which Toshiba willing provides it to you)
3.ADD more memory.There is a huge performance increase from the 1024(512x2)ddr2-667, to 2048(1024x2)$65-80 per dimm, WHICH IS VERY CHEAP COMPAERED TO max MEMORY OF 4096(2048X2)>(CAUSE RIGHT NOW ONLY 2 COMPANIES PRODUCE THOSE DIMMS FOR RETAIL..Crucial>$1800, and Kingston Tech>$1500 per dimm.
links for memoryhttp://www.buyaib.com/index.asp?Page...OD&ProdID=7753http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231069http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820208037
i have used all three of these companies for memory in the 3 Toshiba P105-S291,all have 2048(1024x2)
Anybody who wants to own Toshiba P100 ? Here's the most value-for-money approach:
1. Don't go for P150
2. Choose "Customize Laptop" for P100 at http://www.toshibadirect.com
3. Choose the following config.
- Intel 1.83GHz Core Duo Processor
- Windows XP Professional
- Sunlight Copper (Best looking color option)
- Always choose the higher resolution true-brite screen.
- 256 MB RAM ( I Shall explain Later)
- 128 MB nVidia GeForce Go Card (Only one model of P105 has this)
- 100 GB 5400 rpm HDD (5400rpm is something which P105 doesn't have)
- Intel Pro Wireless
- 8x Super Multi DVD Drive
4. Don't choose any accessories. You can always buy them a lot cheaper outside than from Toshiba's site.
5. After you get the laptop in hand, order two OCZ 1GB PC5400 DDR2 RAM modules. This would come to $170. Don't worry about any RAM compatibilities. OCZ supports a broad array of notebooks.
6. Using a small screwdriver, open the memory lid beneath the laptop, remove the stock 256MB RAM and plugin these two modules to make the Ultimate PC of your dreams!!!
7. The system config would come to $1,650. This plus $170 for OCZ memory plus $100 taxes would GET YOU AN ULTIMATE SYSTEM FOR $1900 !!!!!!!
WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT DUDES.............