Originally Posted by sychnant
Thats a marvelous deal, i have just ordered mine from Amazon with a $150.00 rebate and a delivery of 10 days. I am still paying $1850. 00 though. I am curious ,exactly what aspects of the laptop are you a little nervous about..?
1) The keyboard. I think I can get used to it, but the smaller keys on the right-hand side, specifically the smaller question mark and right-shift keys are something I'm still not totally sure about. 2) Toshiba Support. I am just sort of concerned because of some of the stories I've read from other people who have had to deal with Toshiba support when they've required any sort of repair service, etc. I'm hoping it isn't across the board, but some of these things have been serious enough that it at least gives me pause. I don't expect the laptop to be perfect..... what concerns me is if something does break or is defective, I'm really kind of worried about the kind of runaround I might get (one of the stories someone posted recently over on another forum described a huge headache involved in getting a problem fixed because of a problem with the power slot, and Toshiba wouldn't fix it because they said it must have been caused by human error rather than a product defect, and on top of that they were going to charge him another $500 just for the time to look at it). I'm assuming and hoping that there's more to the story in that case though. 3) Do I need it? This really doesn't have anything to do with the merits of the laptop itself, per se. It is more just an issue of whether or not I need a laptop like this. I do really love the idea of having such a powerful portable gaming machine (this thing is easily more powerful than the desktop computer I built for myself a while ago, which is a Socket 754 Athlon 64 3400+ system with 1.5 gigs of RAM and a GeForce 6800GT graphics card), but I am still not sure how unwieldy it is. I do like that it seems to be noticeably thinner and lighter than other 17" gaming laptops though. But I also do a lot of non-gaming stuff like word processing, etc. and I am wondering if this is a good laptop to use for both purposes.... I think it probably is, but it's just something I'm still debating. I still haven't opened it yet actually, as I haven't yet made up my mind about it. But I probably will keep it and use it, just need some more time to think about it.