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Please help selecting laptop for Uni (Asus Vs Toshiba)

by xavialonso7 / August 4, 2010 5:14 AM PDT
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by IsabellaJ_WinTeam / August 4, 2010 6:52 AM PDT

Hi there,

They have very similar specs. What will you be using the laptop for? The Satellite has less RAM but is also lighter, so it will be more portable.

Are you leaning towards one of them for any particular reason?

Cheers,
Isabella
MSFT Windows Outreach Team

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For Uni Toshiba vs Asus
by xavialonso7 / August 4, 2010 7:03 AM PDT

leaning towards the Toshiba due to the battery life and the weight. I don't have any experiences with Asus but hear they are quite good too.
Primarily for Uni work and few movie watching and very rare game usage.

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Toshiba
by IsabellaJ_WinTeam / August 4, 2010 8:36 AM PDT

Hi there,

I agree that having a lighter laptop with more battery power will benefit you while you are at school. Because the specs are so similar, I think the performance will be fairly similar in other aspects.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Cheers,
Isabella
MSFT Windows Outreach Team

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The Asus isn't currently available
by orlbuckeye / August 4, 2010 10:28 PM PDT

anyways.

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ASUS beware
by cvknisley / December 28, 2010 9:34 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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