2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 29 March 2015
I bought my Equium P200-1ED back in 2007 or 2008. I am still using it now, and writing this review on it.
Ok, so the processor is a bit on the slow side now, but I have upgraded the hard disk to an SSD, and swap between using Windows 7 64-bit and Ubuntu 10.14 64-bit. It is fine for browsing the internet, office tasks, watching films etc but it is a little on the heavy side to lug around the place. Great however for using in a hotel room for instance.
The SSD upgrade and the switch to Windows 7 completely changed the performance and gave this old machine a new lease of life.
One of the reasons for not chucking it out are the mass of connection options. Six USB 2.0 ports, network port, express card port, SD card reader not much else you might want.
Most of the issues with this machine were sorted by changing the operating system, I am sure I am going to be using it for some time yet, no problem.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 7 January 2012
This laptop when it was released was AWESOME. high quality screen does everything you want.
Memory increased to 3gb to enhance performance.
Hard drive 120gb and performs very well.
NO problems with WIFI despite previous comment from another reviewer this one has NEVER had an issue
TOSHIBA did exceptionally well .
the only downside ( and its very trivial. is it doesn`t have a built in webcam.
battery life is as good as some newer brands.
processor is good despite low speed its DUAL CORE and performs well.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 17 March 2009
this is a laptop with big screen.its good for office work.& also good for video & games.the whole window can be seen,mean there is less need of scrolling the file with mouse.it has everything which a normal latest laptop's have,like wireless,cd&dvd rw etc.
its good looking stylish laptop.with longlasting batery.i want to recommend to every one.
6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 13 September 2008
Apart from looking good this laptop is really only good for watching films on the very large screen - but save your money and get a monitor. It maximises and minimises the screen and closes programs at will and the keys fall off - that's the good stuff.
SHAME on Toshiba for even thinking of using the modem they have installed.
It is THE most USELESS modem I have ever had the misfortune to use. After having to reset to factory settings TWICE with concomittant loss of info and programs I realised that any updates it received made it stop working altogether.The rest of the time it just MOSTLY doesn't work. Connection is very very difficult to make and maintain, it will be dropped at soon as wink. Most of my time life has been spent trying to get and keep an internet connection before buying an external modem. My husband's 5 year old Dell is better than this.
Other things, - it weighs a ton and the battery life is PATHETIC even on the power conservation setting (which makes performance really very slow). If you use a 12v system at all, the charge will not keep up with the draw so it runs out anyway - so no good for cars or boats.(and always before the end of the film you were trying to watch)
Graphics are great (sound is rubbish),and there are lots of USB ports and a data card reader but be prepared to buy an external modem, lots of spare batteries or otherwise have a lot of frustration
1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 22 November 2014
I would not even give this a star if i could it would be a minus. Honestly my dad got this laptop, it died on him so he got it wiped and passed it on to me. It was good till about a month after i was constantly using it. It over heated, battery dies every two mins and best of all it can barely load a f*cking web browser so F you toshiba you made something to look good and trick people into buying your sh**y laptops. YOU BRING SHAME TO COMPUTERS!!! worst of all its vista. :) msy god help you if you buy this laptop