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Toshiaba Laptops..Any Good??

 
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May 23, 2010 13:02 |  #16

...where does one buy a custom built laptop via a LOCAL store?

Not sure I know of mom and pop shops building their own laptops via some component program.


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May 23, 2010 13:13 |  #17
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YP5 Toronto wrote in post #10231487 (external link)
...where does one buy a custom built laptop via a LOCAL store?

Not sure I know of mom and pop shops building their own laptops via some component program.

Custom built laptops are usually not good quality, go mac or dell.


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May 23, 2010 15:52 |  #18

CJM Photography wrote in post #10231526 (external link)
Custom built laptops are usually not good quality...

On what data or personal experience are you basing this blanket statement?


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May 23, 2010 16:04 |  #19

YP5 Toronto wrote in post #10231487 (external link)
...where does one buy a custom built laptop via a LOCAL store?

Not sure I know of mom and pop shops building their own laptops via some component program.

Who said "mom and pop shops"?

I said my preference would be a custom PC laptop or a MacBook Pro, but in lieu of that, a Dell.


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ChasP505 wrote in post #10232277 (external link)
On what data or personal experience are you basing this blanket statement?

I have delt with them before, generally the bodies are much cheaper.


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May 24, 2010 03:51 |  #21

I've had three Toshiba laptops in a row and I've loved them all. Comfortable for me and very reliable. Specs and performance against price has always been good too, which is another main thing.

I upgraded from my first to the second because I spilled water all over the keyboard of the first :lol: And the second to third only happened because I was giving the second to my sister. The third is the best of the lot :)




  
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May 24, 2010 14:33 |  #22

I was recently as Tiger Direct looking at laptops, I came across Asus. According to the salesperson, they're some of the best laptops out there. They are the ones who actually make MBs for the competition. Also Asus and Toshiba rank 1 and 2 in quality from a 2009 survey. So you can't go wrong either way.

I was looking at core i7 laptops and for the money, the Asus was very well equipped. $1200, 4G RAM, full HD monitor, dedicated graphics.

I don't know if it was just my imagination, but it seems the Toshibas were a little heavier than the other machines????




  
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May 25, 2010 20:58 |  #23

I'll be looking for a new laptop as my Toshiba, bought in mid 2008, died a very sudden, no warning at all death yesterday. Would I buy another Toshiba? maybe.

It wasn't the greatest laptop ever and for sure wipe that hard drive coz boy does it come with a ton of crap pre-installed. I also always had problem with the dvd drive...it would burn & play disks no problem for a while, then it would refuse to acknowledge the drive even existed. A reboot would solve it, but it was a pain. All in all, it more or less did the job I needed it to do but I wasn't all ga-ga over it.

At least the Toshiba didn't go out in with a screaming death cry & a huge scary puff of smoke like my Sony Vaio did :D


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May 25, 2010 21:06 |  #24

I bought a Toshiba 3 years ago. I didn't baby it either. I had CS3, Corel Draw (for engraving), Compucon program (for embroidery) as well as thousands of photos on it. Loved it.
I am now going to admit to being a dummy. The fan was running longer than usual and getting warmer than normal. I tried cleaning the fan and vent with compressed air and I could still see the dust bunnies inside. So, I decided to take it apart and clean the dust out. I killed it. It won't power up. The repair guy said that I done something to the mother board. Maybe I did, dunno. Everything was still connected but doesn't work.
I would buy another Toshiba but I'm thinking on saving for a macbook.


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