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Toshiba Entices Users With Laptop Trade-In Scheme

In a bid to snare some significant share in the highly competing notebook market, Toshiba has launched a laptop trade-in scheme which would include up to £150 cashback against a Toshiba laptop loaded with Windows 7 if the customers trade their old laptop in.

However, the exact valuation of the old laptop would be decided by Toshiba on the basis of its condition and specifications, and the company has launched the Toshiba trade-in website for the same.

The website shows the rough valuation of the user’s laptop by taking its specifications and other info into account. Users would just need to feed in various laptop-related details, including hard disc, processor, memory, optical drive, condition, etc.

After filling all the information, the website shows the instant valuation of the laptop, although the exact price of the device is dependent on the physical check by the company once the user bought a new notebook, and sends the old model back to the company using the freepost service.

In addition, the user would also need to mention the serial number of their laptop in order to confirm the purchase.

However, the website is reportedly showing some flaws relating to the specifications from different manufacturers, as setting brand Sony for high specifications reportedly fetches the user a cashback worth £570, but changing the brand to Advent while keeping the specs same, the valuation drops down to £523, according to Expert Reviews.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.