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I'm hoping I'm not the only one here. biggrin.gif I feel a little lonely...
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I don't have one, but after looking up some pics of it, I want one! Looks really nice!
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the specs are really nice but I wish they had some smaller versions.
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The 460M for the GPU was the final spark that had me buy one. Every machine elsewhere that has this GPU in it costs well over $1500.

Looking at newegg, I couldn't find the one I got anymore. It retailed for $1,279 but I got it for $1,101 after shipping. biggrin.gif It's in my sig at the moment. I found the best deal though since you can get laptop ram for dirt cheap and upgrade on your own.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834214052

EDIT: Yeah, they're pretty freakishly huge... 18.4" screen is nice though. I take it wherever I go too. biggrin.gif
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post #5 of 15
I stay away from Toshiba ever since the one I have had its GPU burn up and The replacement had ear splitting feedback from the internal mic outputting via the speakers whenever I turned the volume up (yes it was ear splitting, after I spent 1 hour in the store trying to return and the sales guy saying that I needed USB headset to prevent that, HELLO? I want to watch a movie with other people... Anyways, I got the refund when I booted it up turned the volume on and the whole store got a blast from hell *I think the screaming infant also helped seal the deal biggrin.gif *

Plus you can't use nVidia's drivers, only Toshiba's.
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post #6 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Qosmio;12158935 
I'm hoping I'm not the only one here. biggrin.gif I feel a little lonely...

I have the 460m version.

Its not as fast as you think. We are stuck on old drivers because the darn thing can only use TOSHIBA graphix drivers not the ones from nvidia.com (even on fresh install)

Comes with so much bloatware, have your copy of windows home premium standing by with the code on the bottom.

Its big.
Not like oh I have a large laptop, its BIG BIG.
Like needs a special case to carry around.

Its battery life is SUB 1 hour.
I don't get where they get the "up to three hour battery life"
Not even sitting on a desktop with the brightness all the way on low and all power saving functions on would it get more than 80 mins.

Browsing the web you would get a solid 50

And playing a game you MIGHT get to the start screen.
Maybe.



Overall 1/10
Its slower than you would think a 460m would be. They are like a 5650 (desktop) or a 430 desktop


The reason I gave it a 1/10 was because I have a licence to cyberlink 10 for free.
    
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PS.

I got a full refund and an appology after 2 returns.

They gave me the same laptop back. And OCZ used to send the same ram back so I put a smiley sticker on the back of the battery. Low and behold 2 weeks in I get the same one back.

I rma'ed because the battery life wouldn't perform to spec.
The tech on the phone said it "should last up to 3 hours"
And I told her it lasts less than one.

"Okay that constitutes a return name address"
"Alaska bla bla bla"
"Oh because you live in alaska we need 96 shipping fees."
"Send it in a flat rate box via usps"
"Oh we don't use usps, only next day fedex or 3rd day ups"


Yeah.
I even got the shipping back.


It was the worst laptop I have ever owned.
And I owned a HP laptop.
Yeah its that bad.
    
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use this as a blog telling your experience with it. i wanna sub and see how long til you get [nvidia] video/heating problems.


not wishing you bad luck by any means but nvidia has a very bad track record with mobile gpu's. very bad.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Remix65;12171512 
use this as a blog telling your experience with it. i wanna sub and see how long til you get [nvidia] video/heating problems.


not wishing you bad luck by any means but nvidia has a very bad track record with mobile gpu's. very bad.

No toshiba just makes crap.
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post #10 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ddxxlll;12171603 
No toshiba just makes crap.
/thread

The 460M is about as powerful as one would expect it to be. If this laptop didn't satisfy you, then no laptop will. I enjoy the size of mine to be honest, and it does everything I want it to. The GPU can be overclocked a fair bit and the i5 balances out the gaming experience so there's no bottleneck on either side. If you wanted a machine that you could max out the settings on, you picked the wrong kind. Best go after that Deviltech machine.

Toshiba doesn't make crap. Everything you listed just happened to be user preferences toward what you thought the laptop needed along with a few "apparent" problems. So you got a bad laptop, big deal? Also, you live in Alaska and you're complaining about extreme shipping costs? Seriously, look at a map of the USA and tell me how their shipping fees WOULDN'T be outright crazy shipping up there.

The battery life isn't "Sub 1 hour" either. Toshiba doesn't make crap machines. I could say the same thing about Dell, HP, or Acer, but I don't because the machine you get isn't the end-all be-all about that company. Don't use this thread as your blog to cry about your troubles with one manufacturer. You've got a GTX 470 in your sig rig and you were expecting what exactly out of the GPU? Didn't you research the laptop parts before you bought it?

This is all beside the point.

The Qosmio isn't bad in the slightest. It doesn't come with nearly the amount of "bloatware" as any of the other companies, it's got decent enough battery life for a gaming laptop, it's got plenty of power to boot, and you can't complain about the size when IT'S GOT A FREAKING 18.4" SCREEN IN EVERY ADVERTISEMENT YOU SEE! How could you possibly think it wouldn't be HUGE? The size of the screen denotes how big the laptop is generally going to be. That's your fault.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Remix65;12171512 
use this as a blog telling your experience with it. i wanna sub and see how long til you get [nvidia] video/heating problems.


not wishing you bad luck by any means but nvidia has a very bad track record with mobile gpu's. very bad.

It doesn't have any heating issues to speak of. The GPU, with the overclock in the sig, hit at 70*C in Crysis after about 3 hours of playing and the CPU tops out at roughly 75-80*C. I've got a cooling pad that drops load temps on the CPU by about 10*C too.
Edited by Qosmio - 1/27/11 at 11:51pm
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500GB Western Digital 7200rpm Multi-layer Super DVD somethingerother... Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 18.4" LCD screen @ 1680x945 
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