Is this a good deal?

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  1. Rodster

    Rodster Merica

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    I went to Toshiba's website and it wasn't listed. They had the A355-S6998E so i'm a little confused if this is even a current model or it's being clearanced out.

    https://www.hhgregg.com/ProductDetail.asp?SID=n&ProductID=22738&BrandStore=All#page
    $699.99

    Toshiba Satellite A355-S6998
    Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
    2.0GHz Intel P7350 (1066MHz FSB, 3mb L2)
    16" 1366x768 TruBrite display
    4GB DDR2-800 RAM
    320GB Hard Drive
    256mb ATI Radeon Mobility HD 3470 discrete graphics
    DVD-RW with Labelflash
    Webcam
    Intel 5100AGN wireless card
    harmon/kardon speakers
     
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    Ryan45 Notebook Geek

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    My cousin has this laptop and she loves it. I saw and tried it out last night and it is an amazing laptop. I suggust it.
     
  3. Rodster

    Rodster Merica

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    Thanks Ryan, is it a new model? Btw I love your avi. :D
     
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    Ryan45 Notebook Geek

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    Sorry for the late response, rodknee. I am actually not sure myself if it's the new model or the old model. I know she got it at Futureshop back in December.

    Any luck with the laptop yet?
     
  5. Rodster

    Rodster Merica

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    I got it and love everything about it except the size of the screen....arrrgh ! :mad:

    I can't tell you how much I now despise 16x9 format. Other than that the laptop is gorgeous and has lots of bells and whistles. I love the fact it has a built in FM Tuner, 1066 MHZ FSB, a P-Series CPU and 4GB of ram. The bloatware is really tough on judging performance of this laptop. You would need to do a clean install to get a better gauge of what it can do. The A355-6998 is more of a multimedia laptop which is fine by me because it's primary use is for the internet, TV live stream, radio and light gaming.

    The laptop is very stylish without being gaudy. I plan on taking it back and either getting a 17" Toshiba 16x10 format or picking up a Toshiba 14.1" WXGA (1280x800) with a T9300 CPU, 4GB of RAM, 320GB HDD, and a ATI 3470 graphics card for the same price.

    If it weren't for the shortened screen from top to bottom I would have kept it. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Ryan45

    Ryan45 Notebook Geek

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    Yeah you get that. I like mine since it's 15.4''..just what I needed for the right price too..the only downside is the graphics card but hey! That just means I can have fun playing Duke Nukem again. No problem with that !
     
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    Rodster Merica

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    Well I decided to keep it even though i'm not a big fan of the new 16x9 format. In the end I gave it some thought and the pluses easily outweighed the one minus. The price was also a factor. Lot's of tech for $699. :eek:
     
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    frostycake Newbie

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    This is kind of a funny situation because I'm going through pretty much the exact same dilemma haha.

    I was recently looking at a Toshiba A350 which is very similar to the 355 you have and an excellent price but I was a little turned off by the 1366 x 768 Resolution. It just seems so comparitively short from length wise as opposed to width wise. However on second thought movies would look pretty good from how I envision it and web browsing/word processing won't be affected.
    So I think I'm going to go ahead and get it.

    Are you starting to like it and is the resolution growing on you or what? :p
     
  9. Rodster

    Rodster Merica

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    Yeah i'm starting to dig it big time. It offers so much as in bang for the buck. I compared the 16" vs my 15.4" screen. You only lose roughly 1 inch in height so it's no big deal.

    Check this out. The laptop includes Bluetooth, Wifi, Camera, 320GB HDD, 4GB of ram, a P7350 2.0ghz CPU with a 1066 FSB all for $699.99 :)

    The laptop runs Vista Premium 64 with no problems and is very fast. I also love the look of the Fusion Finish, it offers lot's of Bling with the shiny look and white lights including the Toshiba logo. I also love the feel of the laptop. It has a quality feel to it.

    So the bottom line is i'm glad I kept it. :D
     
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    RickGulino Newbie

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