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  1. TomC

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    What does "Satellite" refer to on Toshiba laptops?
     
  2. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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  3. Neon

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    On a related note, I just picked up my new IBM laptop, and I can't find the Thinkpad anywhere.
     
  4. TomC

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    if your not fucking with me, the bestbuy guy lied, but was out of the one looking at
     
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    I'm not. But the reason is becau
     
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    I bought an HP Pavilion and there were no hockey players inside anywhere!
     
  7. fletcher

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    Stop messing with Tom, the "satellite" refers to th
     
  8. Boo

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    Toshiba has several models of Laptops. The most popular are the Satellite, Qosmio and Portege models. I like the Qosmio best.
     
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    Some Toshiba laptops have a tendency to split senten
     
  10. Buster H

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    what did the best buy guy say?
     
  11. Don the Radio Guy

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    "We have this really cool Acer on sale. Would you like to buy the extended warranty and Geek Squad bloatware removal service? How about a nice iPad? Do you need any floppy discs? Looks like you could use a new cell phone!"
     
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    Your_Moms_Box Free Shit / Socialism 2016

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    He probably told you that you should replace all of the cables in your house with moster ones too.
     
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    twiggy Livin the Dream!!!

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    They are scamming analog-era audio/videophiles. My grandfather is an oldschool audiophile and he used to fall for this stuff until I explained to him that digital signals either work or don't work. There is no in-between like in analog. The only thing that matters in digital for end users is your D/A converter (the device that takes those ones and zeros and turns them into speaker cone vibrations - your stereo system/computer/whatever). $1,095 cable = $3 cable. Sure, the former might last you longer and survive more abuse, but for 99.99999% of people that doesn't matter.
     
  16. Party Rooster

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    I think the target demo for those HDMI cables is slightly different than "old school audiophiles." ;)

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    Dont forget suburban housewives and dummies who dont know any better. My mom got my brother a Blu Ray player for xmas 2 years ago and she was proud that she got the proper cables and everything that the guy told her she had to get. Monster HDMI cables. I told her that I hope she kept the receipt because she was returning them the next day. Im sure that if the guy told her that she needed a new microwave to make the dvd spin in the machine she would have contemplated pick one up as well.
     
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    Yeah, but that is the $150 scam. This is so overpriced I gotta think their target audience is old fogie audiophiles.
     
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    H to the Dizzy, M to the Izzle.
     
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    He said that "Satellite" was what they called the technology that gives the Toshiba A much broader wifi range and much faster connection on wi-fi.
     
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    wow... just wow. I wish one of those assholes would have tried to tell me that. The first work laptop I got in 1996 was a toshiba satellite. Wifi didn't really exist for consumers until what... like 1999? 2000? THe first work laptop I got with built in WiFi was in 2005. (had a wifi card in 03 or so)


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    The first laptop I got to play with that had built in wifi was a Macbook that my roommate bought in 2003. I guess that's about when it really started to become mainstream.
     
  24. Party Rooster

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    :haha7:

    Gotta admire the guy's imagination. I think it really was just a reference of how their laptops could be a complete "satellite" workspace when you were away from your office.
     
  25. MayrMeninoCrash

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    The first router/wireless connection I remember setting up was in 2004.
     

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