well my main reason for the toshiba obsession if you will is 2 fold 1. the fact they don't break, unless they are mangled in some way. ok I admit the first one was dropped. the 3rd one had dead fans a dead headphone jack, a dead lid a dead modem at one stage and a dead dvd drive but thats about it. and it did not happen all at once. most of the issues came at its end life the other came at the beginning. This tecra has had its close calls but bar the keyboard and some stupid things to do with some recording software for a piece of semi broken hardware which I will not use anymore anyway its been ok. Every time it really breaks I almos go as far as calling someone to reformat but I usually fix it and then although bits don't work its like well its ok and I can do without most of this anyway. I like the fact the bios is accessable from the os though. even in the 1850 I could access it in dos as long as I had no 386 managers active. there was a brief period where in win9x time the manuals were not that accessible and before where I had no manual at all. But lately its all pdf which can be converted to text and its all ok. Support is mostly helpfull to and I havn't had any complaints. Now I wish toshiba made a desktop. I'd switch everyone over to that. Another thing I like about toshiba is its bios update, it will load the update disk say, then compair it with the bios currently loaded. In older units say the 1850 you had to boot to dos and run a program. with the newer units say the 310 and up you pushed a couple keys and it updated from a disk. lately you can only get the windows download but that does the same as the old versions. Also they do try to emulate the bios setup as closely to what appears in the os. firstly it was a program in dos then in win95-98 it was all a windows program now its a control panel. so I definately will stay with toshiba. They are also extremely quiet. At 01:07 p.m. 5/05/2010, you wrote: >Hi, >Yeah, I'm a fan of Toshiba myself. Although, I haven't actually owned >one I know plenty of people who do, have worked on them in the field, >and they are ranked amung my favorite laptops. I think whenever my >Compaq goes my next will likely be a Toshiba. > > >On 5/4/10, dark <d...@xgam.org> wrote: >> Actually tom, I can beat that. >> >> My old uni laptop, a toshiba was bought in 2000, and I used it up until >> 2006, and until i got my desktop in 2005, it was pretty much used for >> several hours every day. In fact the only thing that went on it was the fan >> (my dad actually started using it recently just to do basic word processing, >> though he's sinse bought a newer model and my old machine has been consigned >> to the dustbin of history). >> >> the most extreme though is my brother's Toshiba. He had his original machine >> stolen during a burglary in 1997, containing all the work for his A-levels. >> Dolphin physically built him one within 10 days (this was in the days when >> you couldn't install a program like supernova without assistance, so it was >> better done in the shop), and sent it out. >> >> he stopped using it as a main work machine in 2005, and sinse bought a >> smaller netbook as a basic note taker. however, my mum is stil! using that >> machine, complete with it's install of windows 95 as a word processer >> now, ---- and it stil! works! Admittedly, sinse my brother used consoles for >> his gaming, i don't believe it saw quite as much use as mine as it was >> basically used for word processing and net brousing, --- but stil it must be >> a record. >> >> As you might gather, we all like toshiba as a make. >> >> I did once use an acer, but found it ridiculously buggy and prone to >> overheat, even though it was scarcely six months old. >> >> The only issue with toshibas I've noticed is to be careful with the >> batteries, and remember to keep running them down, even when unnecessary. >> >> i bought two new batteries for my toshiba last year, and I try to run them >> down to nothing even when I've got a power point handy. Their stil taking >> full chaarge, which is good. Admittedly that's only about 200 minutes per >> battery, not like the battery life on some more modern machines, but having >> two of them helps a lot. >> >> Beware the grue! >> >> Dark. >> >> >> --- >> Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org >> If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to >> gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org. >> You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at >> http://audyssey.org/mailman/listinfo/gamers_audyssey.org. >> All messages are archived and can be searched and read at >> http://www.mail-archive.com/gam...@audyssey.org. >> If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list, >> please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org. >> > >--- >Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org >If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org. >You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at >http://audyssey.org/mailman/listinfo/gamers_audyssey.org. >All messages are archived and can be searched and read at >http://www.mail-archive.com/gam...@audyssey.org. >If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list, >please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org.
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