Toshiba Satellite 17.3" AMD Quad-Core Laptop
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 3-5 business days. (Tuesday, Apr 14 to Friday, Apr 17) + transit
Condition: Factory Reconditioned
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This looks like an awesome deal to me… any input/experience with this laptop?
Ordered one and set it up for a friend. It would be a good deal at $100 more. Dumped Winblows first thing and set it up with Ubuntu and it seems lightening fast in what little time I had with it. Very thin and light considering the screen real estate and the DVD burner. Touchpad was a little oversensitive, but that’s adjustable and I’m heavy handed. Transfer was quick from USB3 and I saw no faultering or buffering of videos.
Assume wi-fi, but Bluetooth?
I still can’t stomach the Windows 8/8.1 OS. Looks like this comes with standard 8.1 (not Pro), so no downgrade option to Windows 7, correct?
Wireless: 1x1 802.11b/g/n WLAN
Hope that helps.
According to Microsoft licensing, that is correct.
Will it qualify for free windows 10 upgrade?
Yes, Windows 10 will be offered free to all legitimate Windows 8 and 7 installs. Meaning, I assume, that you will need the install key, but I don’t think that has been announced yet.
Windows 10 to launch ‘this summer’ with free upgrades even for pirated copies
I don’t know if I’d risk it, but interesting all the same.
Although I’m not a huge fan of W8, it does have a smaller resource footprint than W7. I just use classic shell (free download) and pretend it’s W7. I never even go to the tile part, I just stick to the desktop.
W8 does not come with mediacenter, so if that might be a stopper for a few people, if they have certain stuff that works with windows mediacenter
Seems like a pretty decent deal for a budget 17 inch laptop. Switch out the HDD for an SSD and get a huge performance boost. Get a USB enclosure for the HDD and use that as an external HDD- I would partition it and keep the OS on one partion as a back-up, then the other partition can be used for storage.
Pretty decent reviews at Amazon:
A bit late with this comment, but Windows10 (yeah, they skipped 9) is going to be free to anyone who has 7 or 8 loaded, and it looks to be better. Personally, everything I buy gets Linux loaded first thing, but that’s just me.