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Toshiba m35x-s114 Celeron M vs acer 3002lci AMD Sempron?

by zoncat / June 22, 2005 4:58 PM PDT

i'm torn between these 2 computers. I'm leary of the Acer since i'm not familar with that brand..but it has the AMD which I'm partial to and it does have decent reviews.
The Toshiba has the Celeron M processor but I'm wondering if the Acer is a nicer computer. This model has just ok reviews.
does anyone have any suggestions? it is going to be used for basic traveling and not anything else.

would appreciate any opinions

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Look in these forums and elsewhere about Toshiba.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 22, 2005 11:04 PM PDT

It has me writing to avoid Toshiba till 2006. Type in:
Toshiba Speaker Grill Static into google and you find it.

It's not that Toshiba isn't a great make, its you can ignore them for awhile to let any units with issues to get worked out.

Acer is better than you expect for service. I can vouch for that.

-> What do we get at the Office? Dell. And some of the new 64-bit Compaqs.


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Go with the Acer
by NickMets7 / July 21, 2005 8:02 AM PDT

The Acer is MUCH faster than the Toshiba... look no further than here for proof:

The Sempron is a much faster processor, and the 3002 weighs .6 lbs less than the Toshiba. Additionally, the Acer is an easy 100 bucks cheaper ( Also, if you're lucky to find one, you might get an Acer with a 3000+ CPU (up from 2800+) and a Pioneer DVD+/-RW! Lastly, if you can afford to shell out a few more bucks, I recommend the 3002WLCi. It has XP Pro, 60 GB harddrive, a 15.4" Wide Screen, and 512 MB of ram.

Hope this helps,

- Nick

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As long as you never need tech support...
by Nooorm / July 21, 2005 8:55 AM PDT

...either is fine.

I'm always amazed at the people that buy based solely on price and specs. I've never owned nor built a system yet (both my desktop are custom builds) where I didn't need tech support assistance occasional. With a laptop it's especially important.

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