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Gragarn



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:56 am    Post subject: Judge My New Laptop Reply with quote

http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/cdetland.to?poid=2000037629

So I already ordered this and forgot this forum existed. I've heard good things about Toshiba from multiple people and there was a sale going on at the time I purchased it. I got it for about $750 when all was said and done. I'm just waiting for them to build and ship it to me right now.

I'm just curious if I actually made a good purchase or if I missed some really tiny detail that just holds back the entire laptop.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll probably want to change to a solid state hard drive at some point. 5400 RPM is really slow. (It is standard for most laptops though.)

The rest looks pretty solid for gaming.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My goal was to get something that could play modern games on medium and up graphics for a good deal. How difficult is it to upgrade to an SSD in a laptop after the fact? I know some laptops are easier than others.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the ones i have around the house is just a few screws to remove and pull the drive shield/case/tray out of the connector. Remove a few more screws to remove the drive from the mentioned holding device and reverse the process. It will mean you have to reinstall everything though. Also you completely lose the other drive, unless there is some laptop that has another drive bay... Or maybe an adapter to make it external as a backup.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good processor. But a weak gpu. But at that price... Wish you could pay $100 more and get more gpu.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I have it in my hands now. I've been trying a lot of different games ad so far I generally play at all max setting without too much frame drop. In SWTOR I can play at all highest settings with about 45+ FPS. It drops to 35+ if the zone is flooded with about 200 people and there's tons of stuff going on. I think that's pretty impressive because SWTOR isn't the most well optimized game and isn't very friendly with ATI cards.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you mean when the server is flooded with 200 people Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

<snip> Misread.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

<edit> Misread.

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