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HELP... Toshiba Satellite P105-S921 or Dell Inspiron E1705

by ah732 / July 21, 2006 9:37 AM PDT

hello everyone...

i'm looking for a fast powerful laptop, but that i can pay for (i.e. bwt 1600-2100) so these two seem right..
My main utility will be internet access,entertaiment (watched DVD, download,photoshop CS..) and i like to do some of these at the same time, that is why i will like some power. I'm a big gamer but mostly on PS and nintendo, but i'll like my pc to be able to play games (at least have minimum requirement) like the longest journey, or the new upcomming archlord...I don't have much free time to play this days so pls don't base your help mostly on gaming, lets say that i just want to leave that possibility open for vacation time.

i was going for the Dell bc is almost the same and cheaper, but few days back i realize that to make then equal you will have to builtup dell and will end with almost the same price...

i notice that cnet gave a 8.2 to Toshiba and 7.8 to Dell.. Why? If you compare the specifications they are the same (except for the hard drive that toshiba is 160GB and dell said 60GB but i'll take the 100GB, right? so even thus toshiba still has more i don't need that much in, i think...)

Futher more Cnet put on THE BAD of the toshiba "Display resolution could be higher; speaker volume not very loud; small touch pad and mouse buttons; no touch pad on/off button" while they just put "Lacks integrated TV tuner, though a PC Card tuner is available." on Dell's..

any advice???

oh..and one more big issue..i live in dominican republic, so i'm not buy my laptop via the web..yea i know all fashion maybe, but if costumer servicescan be bad in USA/Europe imagine here that w ehave to call to USA to fix something are the call will not be free... so i hav eto problem uner this topic:

1.I usually buy camera, radioshack or best buy, but for somereason i can not find this laptop on their site..In Manhatan or New heaven, connectticut, NY where could i go to get this laptops?

2.MORE IMPORTANT i don't know if i can go a store, ask for what i want on my dell and then come back week or so later to pick it this possible??

sorry for the huge post...
thank for any help you can give me..

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