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Laptop speaker volume

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by AntAltMike, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. AntAltMike

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    I just bought a new laptop, a Toshiba model C675D-S7109. and am disappointed to observe that the structural gain of the internal audio speakers is unacceptably low. When I select any Youtube video and run it with both the Youtube gain and the Toshiba toolbar mixer gain set at 100%, the volume is still to low to be useful. Is there any way to increase the amplifier gain structure?
     
  2. madcratebuilder

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    Low volume on lap tops is pretty common problem. I bought a Logitech USB Laptop Speaker, model Z305. Excellent clip-on speaker system. Amazon has them at a good price.
     
  3. AntAltMike

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    I just ordered the above recommended, Logitech USB Laptop Speaker system from eBay. Not the solution I was hoping for, but I guess it will have to do.
     
  4. billsharpe

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    Earbuds would work quite well, too.
     
  5. CCarncross

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    That looks like a very slender laptop, where are they supposed to put speakers that can actually output any type of volume with any semblance of sound quality?

    Customer: I don't like this laptop.
    Salesman: What's wrong with it?

    Customer: When I bought this, I expected the battery to last for at least 24 hours between charges while I play WoW. It was supposed to sound like my $10K HT system, screen needs to be at least 19"WS, weigh less than a pound, have a full size keyboard, and fit into my breast pocket.
     
  6. AntAltMike

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    We've had the technology to make small speakers since at least the early 1960s.
     
  7. sigma1914

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    That computer received pretty bad reviews, including about poor speakers.
     
  8. AntAltMike

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    That might be why Best Buy is selling it for $20 to $40 less than their comparable machines. I just paid $329 for it last night.
     
  9. samrs

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    It's likely your old enough to need some, they fit in your ears and have a volume control. In nursing homes they call them hearing aides. My son calls them Skullcandy.

    ;)
     
  10. Rich

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    The speakers on the Lenovo laptops are very loud and clear (for what they are). Not that I'd ever buy another one, but the sound system is really good on both of ours.

    Rich
     
  11. AntAltMike

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    I had never heard of Lenovo before, so I went to eBay and searched for Lenovo laptop and saw that there were over 20,000 of them for sale there! :eek2:

    And for just $1.99, shipping included, I could buy a tiny, replacement Lenovo laptop speaker from a Buy-it-Now listing, but being a technician, I know better than to try to remedy my problem that way. :nono2:
     
  12. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    I believe Lenovo is the company that bought IBM laptop division.
     
  13. dpeters11

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    They are, and still very good. I think their R&D facility in North Carolina is the same facility that IBM had, and Lenovo got the employees with it.
     
  14. RasputinAXP

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    I hate Lenovo because 1, they don't put the Ctrl key in the correct place on the keyboard, and 2, their service division SUCKS. They cannot EVER send a correct replacement part on the first try, and then try and charge us for the replacement...
     
  15. Rich

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    Hmm. That sounds like it's worth exploring. I've only had this Lenovo laptop for a few months and I've already experienced one catastrophic event.

    If only I felt as good about the laptop itself as I do about its sound system...

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  16. Rich

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    Thought they bought the whole IBM PC business, no?

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    We had IBM desktops back in the 80's and they were terrible. Don't know where this sudden urge to buy Lenovos came from. Will be the last....:lol:

    Rich
     
  18. The Merg

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    Nope. Just the laptop division. Lexmark bought the printer division. They basically shut down the PC division.

    - Merg
     
  19. AntAltMike

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    Who's making the 360s? ;)
     
  20. hilmar2k

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    I've always had great luck with Lenovo. Not so much with Toshiba.

    I've had my Lenovo for almost six years, and use it for both work and personal. In my office I have a docking station, and it comes home with me, so it gets used for 12+ hours every day. It has been rock solid. It's built like a tank. I don't know how anyone could have any major issues with them.
     

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