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It is obvious that this is the most powerful gaming laptop of Toshiba UK. Toshiba Satellite P100-286 is the replacement of its first gen : P100-347. Both have configuration, P100-286 doesn't have any improvement in hardware. However, updated with a new BIOS and new OS : Windows Vista Home Premium. The OS seems to work fine, sometimes there're still several bugs but they can easily fixed by updating on Microsoft website regularly.
Being on the top of the line of Toshiba Gaming laptop, P100-286 comes with a very powerful laptop processor T7200 at 2.0 Ghz, 4Mb L2 Cache and Front Side Bus 667 Mhz.
A massive Ram PC of 2Gb will support the processor even better if Bus speed is increased to 667 Mhz to fit with the FSB of T7200. Replacing that pair of Ram with 2x 1Gb PC 5300 would be a good idea.
Capacity 200 Gb, certification : S.M.A.R.T. But speed not seems to be enough, 4200 rpm could make Windows start slower than expected and loading game time might be increased. It is a bit strange when Toshiba made such a powerful laptop and gave it a 4200 rpm hard drive.
Graphic : Nvidia Geforce Go 7900 with 512 Mb of GDDR can impress any gamer. However Toshiba doesn't mention about its version, 512Mb 7900 GS or 512Mb 7900 GTX, so it will be a bit difficult in comparing with other systems.
However, a 17" wide screen WXGA 1440x900 will make the Grapphic Card fly as the resolution is not so high, this means that there's only around 1300000 pixel on the screen, much smaller then 1600x1200.
The cooling system seems to work fine. The laptop will not suit you if you'r expecting to get a thin laptop.
Overall, nice gaming laptop, powerful however, Dell XPS or Alienware might be a better choice.
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your notebook or charge the battery from electrical power outlets. If you are running your computer on AC power with a battery installed, the adapter charges the battery (if needed) and maintains its charge. When the system is off, the AC adapter will charge the battery and then maintain its charge.
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Processor / chipset
Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 / 2 GHz, Intel Core Duo T2250 / 1.73 GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 / 1.66 GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo T5200 / 1.6 GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo T7600 / 2.33 GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo T5600 / 1.83 GHz, Intel Core Duo T2050 / 1.6 GHz, Intel Core Duo T2300E / 1.66 GHz, Intel Core Duo T2400 / 1.83 GHz, Intel Core Duo T2500 / 2 GHz, Intel Core Duo T2300 / 1.66 GHz, Intel Core Solo T1300 / 1.66 GHz