I want a durable cheap laptop, just like my Toshiba Satellite C850D-11Q

Discussion in 'Which Laptop should I buy?' started by SKYIO, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. SKYIO


    Oct 13, 2015
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    Specs of my current cheap 100-200£ Toshiba that I'v had for 3 years, and is btw still working like a charm!

    Processor: AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 1.40 GHz

    Installed Memory(RAM):
    6.00 GB(5.60 Usable)
    System Type: 64 bit Operating System, x64-based processor

    Version: 6,3,9600Build 9600
    System Model: SATELLITE C850D-11Q
    System Type: x64-based PC
    System SKU: PSCC2E
    Processor: AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon (tm) HD grathics, 1400 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logi..

    Bios Version/Date: Insyde Corp. 6.50, 12/12/2012
    SMBIOS Version: 2.7
    Embedded Controller Version: 6.00
    BIOS Mode: UEFI
    Baseboard Manufacturer: AMD
    Baseboard Name: Baseboard
    Platform Role: Mobile
    PCR7 Configuration: Binding Not Possible
    Hardware Abstraction Layer: Version="6.3.9600.17196"

    Btw I must praise this forum, unbelievably lightweight and brilliant layout.
    SKYIO, Oct 13, 2015
  2. SKYIO


    Oct 13, 2015
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    Info: I'v transported this laptop all around the world and even dropped it once, durable is nearly an understatement!

    Are all toshibas like this or did I just get the feather in the needle sack
    SKYIO, Oct 14, 2015
  3. SKYIO


    Oct 14, 2015
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    Hello SKYIO, A very durable but "Cheap" machine that was a pretty much a high-end laptop in its time but still has the prestige even today is the Lenovo ThinkPad T400s. You will love the professional matte finish to the LCD cover. Two brands that stand up to the test of time are Dells and Lenovo's and particularly the older model Dells ( Inspiron 1525) similar to your Toshiba, can survive a harsh fall (screen and all) and continue working. Both brands mainly use Intel motherboards. The Toshiba you own is more durable than the Toshiba models manufactured today. Generally all older machines can take a fall. But overall I must say that Lenovo's are highly engineered (e.g. spill resistant keyboards ) and built for performance and durability. A good eBay search will find you this machine for U$130. Here are the specs of the Lenovo :

    • Manufacturer: Lenovo
    • Model: ThinkPad T400S
    • Screen Size: 14.1"
    • Screen Resolution: 1440x900
    • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo P9600 2.53GHz
    • RAM: 4GB
    • Hard Drive: 128GB SSD SSD
    • Optical: DVD+RW
    • Battery: Included
    • Webcam: Included
    • Network: ETHERNET/WIFI
    • Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit

    Click the links below for additional info:


    kesjw, Oct 14, 2015
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  4. SKYIO


    Jan 15, 2014
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    Yes :) I got The Toshiba Satellite CA0D-ASP4388FM and it works great. It's so light and the fan don't make any noise. I bought it one year ago, and so far so good. My old Toshiba laptop is almost 8 years old, still at home, but use it only when truly needed. So far my experience with Toshiba is great! But just a word of warning... it seems the keyboards in the newest models don't resist water spills... my old Toshiba got a bit soup spilled over it but was fine. This new one had some water spilled over the keyboard, had to get a new one.
    Sefie, Oct 15, 2015
  5. SKYIO


    Oct 13, 2015
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    Thanks guys, but I couldn't find a t400s on ebay that shipped to Switzerland
    SKYIO, Oct 25, 2015
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