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Toshiba Equium M50-216
Member Name: tinymontgomery
Toshiba Equium M50-216
Advantages: Sturdy, reliable
Disadvantages: Slow, poor battery life, old
Someone bought me this laptop about four years ago. At the time it was the first laptop I'd ever owned and I thought it was magnificent - but now, four years later, I badly want to get rid of it, and get another. I would not recommend this laptop to anyone but the most basic user.
To start with the positive notes, though: it's a sturdy machine, looks good, and the keyboard is very easy to use and is well proportioned in comparison to the rest of the laptop. The screen's nice and wide and the images are clear.
And so to the negatives: it's veeery slow when trying to perform more than three or four functions at once. For example, when browsing the net, if I have more than four tabs open at once the processor simply cannot handle it. (The processor I've got is an Intel Celeron, which is pretty ancient by today's standards). Plus if you're wanting to play modern games, you've pretty much got no chance. I've got the latest Football Manager which, despite not being high on graphics, the laptop still struggles with. Struggles admirably, I must say, and the game's still playable, but still - it struggles. Also the adaptor seems a bit flimsy to me, and has already needed to be replaced four times. And, probably the biggest negative, is the battery life, which is terrible - an hour at most if you're very lucky and not doing much on the laptop.
So, like I say, it's a good enough laptop if all you're wanting to do is use a word processor or a spreadsheet or something, and if you can get it cheap or second-hand (which you probably can) then it's worth it because, like I say, it's sturdy and reliable. But for anyone wanting to do anything else, I'd recommend you set your sights a bit higher than this.
Summary: If you can get it cheap and don't want it for anything more than the basics - get it
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