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Yay! New Laptop!

Discussion in 'Technology' started by SManZ, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. Jun 22, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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    SManZ

    SManZ [OP] el tráfico más lento se queda derecha

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    I finally got a new laptop today! :-D I'm so stoked! I did a little bit of research but this is my first ever laptop and all the new features are a little foreign to me but I'll get the hang of it. I'm on TW so there's 50% of my computing needs right there!It replaces my 7 year old desktop and 5 year old hand-me-down PCs.

    The fan on the older one ran full speed as soon as it was turned on so it sounded like a hairdryer all the time. Both are slow as hell and full of bugs. The older one was blazing fast when I got it so I dunno what happened.

    I was getting frustrated with them daily. Keyboard has been bam-fisted all to hell. The cases of both have been slapped around too. It was just time...Its this one

    :)
    [​IMG]

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Toshiba...1218205766312&skuId=9988697&st=a665&cp=1&lp=1
     
  2. Jun 22, 2010 at 7:10 PM
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    jamesglynn

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    Toshiba is a great laptop, you will enjoy it. I had one for about 5 years and loved it. About a year ago, I moved to MacBook Pro and I'm in love again. Both are really good machines.
    Good Luck!
     
  3. Jun 23, 2010 at 2:03 AM
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    SManZ

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    So far its going great! Going to do some looking into and see if I can get Windows 7 to look and act more like XP.

    Lol the guy at Best Buy was trying to sell me this optimization service. Told me the computer would be 25% faster if I did it lol. He showed me how quick it started up because the model he had was optimized. I am almost positive it was asleep and he just woke it up :p
     
  4. Jun 23, 2010 at 2:08 AM
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    I hope your Toshiba holds up well. Mine was shit. :eek:
     
  5. Jun 23, 2010 at 2:12 AM
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    Lol I hope so too! You're up early...or late depending!

    What went south with yours?
     
  6. Jun 23, 2010 at 2:31 AM
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    Well, it was like 3 years ago, so hopefully the quality has improved since then. :p




    It was just really slow from the start and the screen started developing imaginary pink lines that run across it. :eek:


    It also got very hot, quick!


    It also didn't run without being plugged into a power source after a year and a half, and that was after two batteries. Batteries are not cheap. :eek:
     
  7. Jun 23, 2010 at 4:19 AM
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    i picked up a new toshiba 11.6" laptop acouple weeks ago. so far is a great little computer. i'm running windows 7 64bit on it. i've even managed to get my 3d cad software installed and running, decided to bump up the RAM to help with that.
     
  8. Jun 23, 2010 at 6:36 AM
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    the one thing i hate about buying a new computer is all the crap software that they install.
     
  9. Jun 23, 2010 at 6:42 AM
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    I'm with you there. All the bloatware
    wipe the drive & lay down a fresh OS & load what you want. :)

    Congrats to the OP on the new system. Trying to keep legacy equip running is a headache so it looks like you are set for a while!
     
  10. Jun 23, 2010 at 10:06 AM
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    Right click on the desktop and click Personalize

    On there, click Windows Classic on Basic and High Contrast Themes

    That's if you want the classic theme, which I always choose.
     
  11. Jun 23, 2010 at 10:07 AM
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    Bad thing about buying a home computer is that the OS disc that comes with the computer has all of the crap built in the install. Would have to buy a whole new OS or pirate a copy.
     
  12. Jun 23, 2010 at 10:15 AM
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    Lol it doesn't come with an OS disk. Its a $30 add-on at Best Buy :p

    I did remove most of the crap, but there isn't much populating the programs list. Just one software installer program from Best Buy and some other minor thing was all I had to do to clean it up.

    I installed Office XP, and I'll install Adobe Acrobat, and I'll be pretty much set!

    jrdbrn thanks for the tip! I'll try that out when I get home tonight!
     
  13. Jun 23, 2010 at 10:18 AM
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