The deal: Harvey Norman Toshiba Sale - our picks that offer the best value for money - $0.00
Harvey Norman’s having another odd sale, this time throwing in a free Toshiba AT100 (16GB) tablet with the purchase of every Toshiba notebook costing $1,000 or more. Now, from our experience a really great price for the AT100 is $449 and we’ve used that yardstick to select the two best notebooks on offer.
First up is the 15.6in Toshiba Satellite P750/02J, which you’re getting for effectively $749. The normal price is $1,198, less the $449 ideal price for the AT100, leaving us with a price tag on the P750 of $749. That’s a spectacular price, because the P750 is a high-end 2nd Gen Intel Core i7 equipped allrounder with a TV tuner. Mid-range allrounders rarely get this affordable, so to see a high-end one for this price is a real find.
The 2nd Gen Intel Core i7-2630QM (2GHz) processor and NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M are easily enough to run intensive programs or modern games at high settings on the 15.6in (1,366x768 resolution) screen. There’s also 4GB of RAM that neatly rounds out the performance specs.
There’s also a TV tuner that allows the P750 to record live TV or stream it to the 15.6in screen. While lots of recording will fill the 750GB hard disk drive quickly it’s still more storage than you’d find in most other high-end allrounders.
The second is a bit more expensive, the 17.3in Toshiba Qosmio X770/00X for effectively $2,225. Normally you’d pay $2,674, but less the ideal $449 price tag on the AT100 it comes to a far more reasonable $2,225. This 3D capable gaming notebook will bulldoze through most modern games with ease, and the overall specs are very high-end including a Blu-ray burner and massive total hard disk drive storage of 1,250GB.
Gamers will get plenty of mileage out of the high-end NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M dedicated graphics card, which is more than powerful enough to run newer games like Portal 2 at the highest possible settings. Backing this high-end component up is a 2nd Gen Intel Core i7-2630QM (2GHz) processor, and when a game needs extra processing power it uses Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology to speed up to a huge 2.9GHz. The cherry on the cake is 8GB of RAM, ensuring the X770 has the specs needed to keep gamers gaming for long after they buy it.
The 3D capable 17.3in full HD screen does work very well, for 3D gaming the graphics card isn’t quite enough for smooth performance on anything above medium settings. There is a Blu-ray burner though, so 3D movie enthusiasts are still going to have a really great entertainment experience.
Where to buy it
Available until 2nd Oct 2011
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