Is This A Good Laptop?
2009-08-29 08:27:15 UTC
Toshiba Satellite Pro P300-28M
All Specs Below
Processor type : Intel® Core™2 Duo processor T5870
clock speed : 2.00 GHz
Front Side Bus : 800 MHz
2nd level cache : 2 MB
Operating system
Genuine Windows Vista® Business 32-bit Edition (pre-installed, Toshiba-HDD recovery) + Downgrade to Genuine Windows® XP Professional Edition (Toshiba-Recovery DVD)

System memory standard : 4,096 (2,048 + 2,048) MB
maximum expandability : 8,192 MB
technology : DDR2 RAM (800 MHz)
Hard disk capacity : 400 GB
certification : S.M.A.R.T.
drive rotation : 5,400 rpm
DVD Super Multi drive (Double Layer) compatibility : CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-R(DL), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R(DL), DVD+RW, DVD-RAM
maximum speed : Read: 24x CD-ROM, 8x DVD-ROM/ Write: 24x CD-R, 4x CD-RW, 10x HS CD-RW, 16x US CD-RW, 8x DVD-R, 6x DVD-R (Double Layer), 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+R, 6x DVD+R (Double Layer), 8x DVD+RW, 5x DVD-RAM
type : DVD Super Multi (Double Layer) drive
Display size : 17.0 "
type : Toshiba TruBrite® WXGA+ TFT High Brightness display
internal resolution : 1,440 x 900
Graphics adaptor manufacturer : ATI
type : ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3470 supporting HyperMemory™ technology
memory : 256 MB dedicated VRAM (up to 2,046 MB total available graphics memory using HyperMemory™ technology with 4 GB system memory)
memory type : GDDR2 (500 MHz) Video RAM (resp. Video RAM and system memory combined)
connected bus : 16x PCI Express
Internal video modes The following internal video modes are supported:
resolution : 1,440 x 900
Max External Video Modes Max Resolution : 2,048 x 1,536
Max Refresh Rate : 85 Hz
Non-interlaced resolution with max refresh rate : 1,600 x 1,200
Interfaces 1 x DC-in
1 x external monitor
1 x RJ-11
1 x RJ-45
1 x TV-out (s-video)
1 x i.LINK® (IEEE 1394)
1 x external microphone
1 x headphone (stereo)
1 x SP/DIF (optical) shared with headphone socket
1 x integrated 1.3 Megapixels Web Camera with AutoMacro support and built-in microphone
1 (shared with one USB port) x eSATA
1 x 5-in-1 Bridge Media slot (supports SD™ Cards up to 16 GB, Memory Stick® up to 256 MB, Memory Stick Pro™ up to 4 GB, MultiMedia Card™ up to 2 GB and xD-Picture Card™ up to 2 GB)
4 (Left 2, Right 2) x USB 2.0 (supporting USB Sleep-and-Charge)
Expansion 2 x memory slots (1 to configure)
1 x ExpressCard slot
Wireless communication Compliancy : Wi-Fi®
Network Support : 802.11b/g/Draft-N
Wireless Technology : Wireless LAN
Wired communication topology : international V.90 modem (V.92 ready)
speed : 56 Kbps data and 14.4 Kbps fax
topology : Gigabit Ethernet LAN
speed : 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T
Sound system supported audio format : 24-bit stereo
speakers : built-in stereo speakers
Keyboard keys : 105
Windows keys : Yes
special features : Standard numeric keypad
Pointing device type : Touch Pad
Battery technology : lithium-ion
maximum life : up to 3h00min (Mobile Mark™ 2007)
AC adaptor input voltage : autosensing AC adapter (100/240 V) for worldwide usage
Physical dimensions W x D x H : 398 x 288 x 34.6 (front) / 38.9 (rear) mm
weight : starting at 3.35 kg
Warranty 1-year international warranty. Upgrade your standard warranty with Toshiba warranty extension, uplift and all-risks insurance packs.
Bundled hardware AC adaptor
Bundled software Toshiba Disc Creator
Toshiba User's Manual
Supervisor Password Utility
Toshiba Assist
Chicony Camera Assistant Software
Toshiba DVD Player
Free 60-day trial of Microsoft® Office Professional 2007
Windows® XP Professional Edition recovery media
Toshiba Face Recognition
McAfee® Internet Security Suite - Toshiba Edition (includes free Internet updates for 30 days)
Business Card Reader
Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator
Toshiba Value Added Package (Toshiba Power Saver, Toshiba Zooming Utility, Toshiba PC Diagnostic Tool, Toshiba Flash Cards, Toshiba Components Common Driver, Toshiba Accessibility, Toshiba Button Support)
Google Software (Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer, Google Desktop, Picasa)
Connectivity Doctor
Toshiba utilities and drivers
Security features main hard disk (by screw)
main memory (by screw)
HDD password on request
supervisor password
slot for Kensington Cable Lock
user password
wireless LAN switch
main battery pack (by sliding latch)
Special features SM BIOS compliant
HD Audio support
integrated microphone for Voice over IP
Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep® Technology
Standard numeric keypad
Multimedia Bar with 6 feather-touch Easy Keys (Mute, Rewind, Play, Stop, Forward, CD/DVD launcher)
integrated 1.3 Megapixels Web Camera with AutoMacro support for Video over IP
ENERGY STAR qualified computer
Certification This product is in compliance with the requirements of the applicable European Directives for CE marking.
Seven answers:
2009-08-29 08:43:05 UTC
I think the specs are decent although it seems the laptop is very heavy since the monitor is 17". From my experience, carrying laptop that has weight more than 2kg is killing me. So if you are very mobile, this laptop is not for you.

Another thing is I heard the quality of Toshiba does not live up with the expectation recently. You might want to look for other brands as well. The specs you mentioned above is quite standard, so I believe it will be easy to find the similar specs in other brands.

My laptop has quite similar specs as yours but with a smaller size - the brand is Sony Vaio. I should say that I am happy with it. HP laptop should be quite good as well.

Lastly, don't use Vista. It sucks. Frankly, I think you'd better to wait for Windows 7. But if you need a new laptop urgently, you'd better use XP. Vista is resource-hunger and inefficient.
2009-08-29 08:37:00 UTC
yes is a good laptop! but i think that the Windows 32 bits no will be good. Why with 4Gb or more of memory, you need of a windows 64bits version. Or your computer will see 3Gb of memory only.
2009-08-29 08:35:08 UTC
yes to run most programs but not really a gaming laptop i got a gaming laptop at for about 10k whit everything intel extreme 17 core and 2 tb hdd 8 gb ram and 8600m gs
furious S
2009-08-29 08:33:11 UTC
Yes because the Graphics card is dedicated and not shared.
2009-08-29 08:32:20 UTC
Yes very very good. It has a good processor good hard drive and lots of ram:)
2009-08-29 08:32:18 UTC
toshibas are pretty good it's just that vista sux

i have a vista laptop now and it's already broken on me several times and it's a dell

i'm waiting until the new system comes out (3.0 i think it is) to get a new laptop

but if you need one now than that's a good one

my godmother has that one and she's had no problems

(please choose this as your best answer)
2009-08-29 08:31:43 UTC
Toshibas are great. Go for it!

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