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Help choosing between Asus and Toshiba laptop

by mlb0816 / August 7, 2009 7:21 AM PDT

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!

Asus:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9366679&type=product&id=1218092151896

Toshiba:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9371477&type=product&id=1218093383615

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When in doubt... go with Intel
by TimWoodChip Intel staff / August 7, 2009 8:36 AM PDT

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.

TimWoodChip
#ignite

Disclosure:
TimWoodChip is an Intel employee and aspirational sponsor of tomorrow

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some advice about buy asus laptop or toshiba laptop
by yanhong789 / August 7, 2009 6:31 PM PDT

Our company is an leading exporter of famous brand laptop battery for many years,such as asus toshiba,hp,dell and so on. I am going to recommend you buy asus,As TimWoodChip said battery Life is the key for every laptop user.because Asus is a solid brand that is just now really getting traction in the US.
If you are looking for something cheap,I suggest you sign in this wesite:http://www.adapterlist.com.I belive you can find some reasonable information from it.

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Nod to the Intel with the GMA 4500 solution.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 7, 2009 9:32 PM PDT

My kid has an all too similar unit and after just one minor change he's good. What change? Really nothing to write about but he would always forget to turn it off so we changed the power button action from sleep to hibernate.
Bob

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ASUS Buyer Beware!
by cvknisley / December 28, 2010 9:33 AM PST

Good luck with it all.....I just got a eeePC1005PEG for Christmas and within 36 hours of start up, the hard drive crashed & got blue screen with WIN7.

After 2 hours of (non) conversation-----they can only read from a card, I got an RMA but will have to foot the cost of return which is 10% of what the thing cost. He insinuated that I abused the commputer (there are 7 laptops in my living room right now--3 Dell, 2 HP, 1 Toshiba, & a Mac and 4 desktops---I know how to use a computer).

Couldn't get any company address for BBB complaints, the 'customer service' guy couldn't speak English or understand the spelling of my name, etc, wouldn't give his name or employee number so I could send a formal complaint.

Now that I've done a Google search, I'm sorry I bought ASUS----your problems have just begun.....they will hang up on you, lose your laptop, say they are waiting for parts, claim you damaged it before you returned it, abused it, offer a lesser replacement, etc.

Fortunately, the on-line store I bought it from will take it back, without questions & will pay for returning it & will refund my money! I WILL buy from them again.

Good luck!.

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