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#1 OFFLINE   AntAltMike

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:43 PM

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?

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#2 OFFLINE   madcratebuilder

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 02:21 PM

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.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 02:41 PM

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.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 03:20 PM

Earbuds would work quite well, too.
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 04:20 PM

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?

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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 OFFLINE   AntAltMike

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 04:24 PM

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

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 04:28 PM

That computer received pretty bad reviews, including about poor speakers.
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 04:31 PM

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.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 08:41 PM

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


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.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 06:37 AM

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


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.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:55 AM

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...


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:

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 12:07 PM

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

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 12:29 PM

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.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 12:49 PM

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...

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:38 PM

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:


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.

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:


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

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:39 PM

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


Thought they bought the whole IBM PC business, no?

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:41 PM

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...


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:

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 05:38 PM

Thought they bought the whole IBM PC business, no?

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

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 05:49 PM

Who's making the 360s? ;)

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 05:53 PM

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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