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Old 03-22-2008, 05:30 PM   #1
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I need laptop advice

Ok my current laptop keeps shutting off. Its an older Toshiba satellite notebook. To go and get it repaired would be just $200 for the inspection. (I have done everything the techs (various) have advised me to try) So i have decided enough is enough and I want a new laptop.

I need to be able to play my Diablo game (yes I know its old but I like it).

I want something that has at least 2gb (thats what Vlad tells me) and I don't want it to overheat.

I need advice. Please. Which models would you recommend or advise to keep away from. I would appreciate it.
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Old 03-22-2008, 05:37 PM   #2
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I have no idea the difference between a commercial models and pavillion models- could you help explain it a bit please.
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Old 03-22-2008, 05:49 PM   #3
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My wife and daughter have fans something like this to help keep their laptops cool.
http://www.nextag.com/Targus-Notebook-C ... 65A944CFE2
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Old 03-22-2008, 06:21 PM   #4
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I have that fan already - sadly it does nothing for my puter- additionally I have also tried teh cookie sheet and even ice packs/ It stays hot and shuts off. Vlado has also cleaned it out. Sadly I really like this laptop.
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Old 03-22-2008, 06:28 PM   #5
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Lots of video really heats them up...which you know from experience. I have a Sony Vaio and am pretty happy with it.
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My wife and daughter have fans something like this to help keep their laptops cool.
http://www.nextag.com/Targus-Notebook-C ... 65A944CFE2
I'm using one of these units with my Dell and highly recommend it. Makes a big difference. Pick it up at WalMart for $20. My Dell stay cool no matter what I'm running on the puter.


Diva go duo core with lots of Ram, upgrade sound and video cards on most units and you will be happy.


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Old 03-22-2008, 06:52 PM   #7
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Get another Toshiba.. that's what I have and they are good. the quad core processors are going to be in laptops later this summer and they will play that game like nothing....Toshiba!!!
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I also have a Toshiba satellite notebook but I only use it when I go to teacher workshops. It is about five or six years old and it has been good. About two years ago it got real sluggish and couldn't figure out the problem so I used the restore disk and reinstalled my other software and it started running like new again. Each year IT people alway recommend a different laptop than the previous year so it is hard to know what is recommended this year.
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Old 03-22-2008, 07:50 PM   #9
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ok Vlad is at the store now getting this one:

http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/prodde ... 351&catid=

If I don't like it I can take it back within 14 days.
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ok Vlad is at the store now getting this one:

http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/prodde ... 351&catid=

If I don't like it I can take it back within 14 days.
Oh Yeah!!!!!
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