Originally Posted by ddxxlll;12171603
No toshiba just makes crap.
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
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.
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