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Need Opinions on the Toshiba QOSMIO

Post by PuterPrincess » Wed Nov 02, 2005 8:53 pm

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Hey Everyone,

I am looking to purchase the Toshiba QOSMIO http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/cmo ... id=1291021
I read pretty good product reviews. I am looking to purchase the system to run World of Warcraft...Any views?

Thanks..
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Post by bigblockmatt » Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:02 pm

bahh!! build your own.. save yourself probably atleast 500 bucks. In my non professional opinion, i would not see any problem running WoW.

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Post by Apoptosis » Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:35 pm

In terms of general performance I'd ask you to recall the demo on the notebook that I built playing was 20-40fps at widescreen resolutions online in WoW. If you were happy with the way that looked then you will be happy with the Toshiba Qosmio G25 notebook. The Toshiba Qosmio G25 pre-built notebook, would perform the same as the one in the workshop. The only major difference is the fact that the Toshiba you are looking at has a 17" monitor!

Building your own or buying a pre-built one should give you rougly the same performance levels it all depends on how much money you want to spend and the level of involvement.

Welcome to the forums and hope you enjoyed the workshop.

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GREAT!

Post by PuterPrincess » Thu Nov 03, 2005 8:56 am

Thank you both.. Your opinions are much appreciated...

I think I'm going to go with the pre-built simply because right now I prefer the convenience..

But a few friends and myself will be splitting the cost of a custom built laptop to experiement and if all goes well...one of them will reimburse the funds to the other "investors" ..

The workshop was AMAZING! It was interesting and very thought provoking..everyone was great besides the boring intel chick...But you made up for it all! :)

Thanks again!
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Post by Bollwerk » Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:35 pm

Personally, I think Toshiba laptops are pretty overpriced for what you get. They do look nice though. But I like alot of performance for my dollar, so I'm leaning toward laptops like this:
http://www.pro-star.com/index.cfm?mainp ... model=5722

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What a great site!

Post by PuterPrincess » Thu Nov 03, 2005 8:59 pm

Thanks for the info..Now i definitely have some options on my plate!
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Post by Apoptosis » Thu Nov 03, 2005 9:10 pm

Bollwerk,

Do you work with Prostar? 5 of your 6 posts are telling people to go Prostar and mention no other companies. That is unusual.

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Post by Trollhunter » Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:10 am

that was a great work shop. I just wish i won the latop :P.

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Post by TK421 » Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:34 am

I also went to BlizzCon and plan on building my own notebook. What I've come up with is 1/2 the price of the one you've listed.

Entire System: $1218.67

Chassis:
Uniwill 259EN3: $869.00 RJTech.com
15.4" WXGA LCD Display 1280 X 800
Intel® Pentium® M Processor up to 2.6 GHz
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900 128MB V-RAM/
Nvidia GeForce Go 6600 256mb PCI Express x16
DVD/CDRW Combo 8x24
Chipset Intel 915GM & ICH6-M
Azalia Audio in High Definition
10/100 and 1000 MB/Sec GIGA LAN
802.11B/G Minipci
4-in-1 Media Card Reader: SD, MMC, MS, MSPro
Width: 14.9" (358mm)
Depth: 10.7" (272mm)
Height: 0.9" ~ 1.4" (25.3 ~ 35.7mm sloped)
Weight: 6.43lbs, (3043 kg)
• 3 External USB 2.0
• 1 IEEE 1394 port
• 1 Audio-out/SPDIF jack
• 1 S-Video output port
• 1 PCMCIA Card Type II

Processor:
Intel Pentium M 735 1.70GHz - $186.00 (inc Shipping) eBay
Memory:
Mushkin 200pin 1GB DDR2 PC4200 533Mhz Ram x1 - $80.00 Newegg.com
HDD:
Western Digial 60GB 8mb cache 5400rpm HDD - $83.67 ActBuy.com

I'm 100% sure this will run WoW better than my desktop as well as many of the other new games coming out. The major differences compared to the one you've listed is the screen size (17" vs 15.4"), 2.0Ghz processor vs. 1.7Ghz, and HDD size (60GB vs 120GB).

My listed machine will have the 256MB version of the same card (GeForce 6600 Go), so gaming power would be increased, but you'd sacrifice screen size, HDD capacity and some processing power.

Personally, I couldn't justify the extra costs for playing WoW, but if that's what you've gotta have, I support your decision fully. Just thought I'd share my research with you as a major WoW player myself.

BTW, I enjoyed BlizzCon as well and yes, it was a great panel, Nate! This will be my first whitebook!
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Post by PuterPrincess » Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:03 am

I purchased the Toshiba about a month ago..and it was been well worth it...not only does WOW run better than anything i have ever seen, I have used its multimedia functions to my full advantage...

Its a great system,..i dont regret the purchase..

But my friends and I are in the middle of building our first notebook...we have already started to order the parts....Cant wait to share the results!

Look forward to compairing building experiences.... :)
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