TL 60 v TL68

Toshiba / Satalite p205d-s8804
June 2, 2009 at 21:08:32
Specs: Windows VISTA
I have a Toshiba P205D, 32bit Vista running a TL60, i would like to upgrade to a TL68, as i am getting into photo editing, is it viable ? or is there another alternative ( Intel) + a memory increase, what brand would you recommend thanks.

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#1
June 2, 2009 at 22:14:52
Your not going to see much improvment from going from the TL 60 to the TL 68. The price doesn't justify the exta 120+ dollar cost of a 400mhz increase.

You can't mix an Intel processor with a AMD motherboard if that is what you are asking. They use 2 completely diff motherboard config setups.

Since you have Vista 32bit you can't take advantage of 4gb of ram so upgrading the ram isn't going to help from 2gb to 4gb considering Vista 32bit can only take advantage of 3gb of ram.

The biggest road block for your photo editing is your IGP. it's a Radeon X1200, it's a basic graphics processor and there is no way you can upgrade it because it's intergrated into the motherboard.

You are stuck with what you have. Even if you upgrade the ram to 4gb and throw in 64bit OS and upgrade to a TL-68 your aren't going to see that much improvment then what you have now.

Iron Sharpens Iron.


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#2
June 3, 2009 at 00:06:42
Thanks for educating me.
I had a fair idea the graphic card would slow things up (as i does now), and i knew i couldn't do jack with it. I thought that maybe i could bypass it some what with a TL 68 and memory increase, as 32bit will utilise 3 - 3.2g, the extra 1 - 1.2g may overcome the short fall. i'm not going 64bit yet as the software world is still primarily 32. Once again thanks any body wana buy a good Toshiba

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#3
June 3, 2009 at 01:09:14
The extra 1gb of ram will give you more memory, but it's not going to help speed up your graphics card any. That's one thing you got to look at when you buy a laptop. If the price sounds too good to be true then it prob is. Most avg users when buying a laptop look at the ram and processor speed but completely neglect what type of graphics processor it has in it, which is fine if all you are going to do is do normal stuff on your laptop, but for video/photo editing and gaming that's the first thing you should look at in a laptop.

If you want to sell it put it on Craig's List

http://www.craigslist.org/about/sites

Iron Sharpens Iron.


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