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Help me to decide pls: Gateway vs. Toshiba [done]


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Akane Kiryu

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Hi Everyone,

I have been looking at two almost identical laptops to buy, and simply cannot make up my mind.
Here are the links to those 2:

http://www.toshibadi...amp;poid=432324

http://www.bestbuy.c...d=1218043606827

Like I said, the specs are almost identical on them.
Here is what I like in the tiny differences:

- Gateway is a bit cheaper (but not that big of an issue)
- Gateway has a bigger screen resolution (1920x1200 vs. 1440x900)
- AFAIK, Toshiba's are always very reliable
- Toshiba has a better processor I think (Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 vs. Intel® Centrino® 2 with interrelated Intel® Core™2 Duo processor P8400)

That's all I can think of right now.

Please help me decide which one I should get. ^_^

Thank you all in advance!

Akane

Edited by Akane Kiryu, 02 March 2009 - 04:44 PM.

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Gnomad1600

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Can't really help you on making a decision. I can just give you my experiences with the two Gateways that I have owned. I have never owned a Toshiba so can't say anything about them. I have an older Gateway desktop that has been running rock solid 24/7 for 7 years. I am just now having problems with the on board network card. I also have a Gateway Tablet PC that has also been used heavily for about 5 years that the only problem I have had was the AC adapter stopped working. In my experience Gateways have always been very reliable.
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Toshiba must have the worst tech support of all computer makers...
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Akane Kiryu

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Thank you for the responses. :)

I went out today and bought the Gateway ^_^
Will pick it up tomorrow after best buy does their gaming optimization thingie. :)

Thanks again!

Akane
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Make sure, you don't sing up for any Geek Squad crap.
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Akane Kiryu

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Umm they said something about vista and the graphics card, that they will make it run at full capabilities.
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Just throwing in a little note from my own personal experiences. Currently I have a Gateway MX7120 laptop and the springs that hold the monitor have gone out on me. However It has been 3-4 years so considering that this is an older laptop and I use it constantly I suppose some wear and tear like this is expected but just be careful. If you notice some cracks on the hinges you might want to take a look at it.
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