OK, out of the gates I'll tell you I am an Intel employee so you know what unit I am going to recommend. Processor aside (the Pentium is better than the QL)Asus is a solid brand that is just now really getting traction in the US. Asus is sort of like the Apple of PCs, they still innovate.
Battery Life is the key for me, why else would you buy a notebook. On the BB website you'll see that the Asus model gets 3 hours and 50 minutes of battery life and weighs under 6 pounds. The Tosh model gets 2 hours and 10 minutes of battery life and is heavier. The Asus is going to be faster, get better battery life and is lighter.
Hope this helps.
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I need help deciding between an Asus and Toshiba laptop. I am looking for something cheap (under $600) and don't need anything fancy. I will be using it mostly for internet and word processing. I want something reliable and don't know much about either brand as far as laptops go. I have tried to read the reviews but really can't decide. Can anyone give me their insight on these two computers? Thanks!