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Poll Results: Which laptop? :l

 
  • 45% (5)
    Lenovo G580
  • 45% (5)
    Samsung NP350V5C
  • 9% (1)
    Toshiba Satellite Pro L850-1DV
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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Need a little help deciding which to choose assuming they all cost the same D:

All the same spec basically, I guess it's down to build quality etc.

Lenovo G580 - i5 3210m

Samsung NP350V5C - i5 3210m

Toshiba Satellite Pro L850-1DV - i5 3210m
post #2 of 11
What are you using the laptop for? I assume this isn't a gaming rig. For the price, you can get more. Pay attention to screen resolution; look for higher ones. At least 1600x900, if not, 1920x1080. The T430 with barnes and noble discount would be very close to your price. Make sure to option it up with the 1600x900 screen.
post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by hli53194 View Post

What are you using the laptop for? I assume this isn't a gaming rig. For the price, you can get more. Pay attention to screen resolution; look for higher ones. At least 1600x900, if not, 1920x1080. The T430 with barnes and noble discount would be very close to your price. Make sure to option it up with the 1600x900 screen.

I'm in the UK so my choice is more limited, laptops are also pricier here frown.gif

It's for my dad, so no gaming. He is replacing an old toshiba satellite A210-198 that he's had for years and he is set on intel pretty much, his budget is around £400 :l
post #4 of 11
I would stay the course with Toshiba. Aside from my good experiences with them, I can see that this one would be the best choice. No reason to swap to another brand unless it's absolutely necessary. tongue.gif
     
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post #5 of 11
i have had good experiences with lenovo's so my vote goes to the Lenovo G580.. but if you dad has been happy with his Toshiba the as mentioned above go with it
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post #6 of 11
I worked a stint in Geek Squad at best buy and the machines we serviced the most were Toshiba's specifically for their hdds. They use their own brand HDDs in the more inexpensive models and they seem to always give out around the 1 year mark.
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post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the input smile.gif

he was leaning towards the Lenovo, I hear the build quality is pretty good, that said, his toshiba has lasted for years without a problem D;

Anyway hoping prices come down a little once windows 8 is launched soon :l
post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by GeforceGTS View Post

Thanks for the input smile.gif
he was leaning towards the Lenovo, I hear the build quality is pretty good, that said, his toshiba has lasted for years without a problem D;
Anyway hoping prices come down a little once windows 8 is launched soon :l

My mom had an older Toshiba that lasted 8 years without an issue, but it seems the newer ones are being built cheaper now.
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shiftstealth View Post

My mom had an older Toshiba that lasted 8 years without an issue, but it seems the newer ones are being built cheaper now.

They're all being built cheapter. tongue.gif Except Asus, they're just terrible for Customer Service. tongue.gif
     
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post #10 of 11
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Update tongue.gif

Went with Lenovo in the end, took a chance on a "damaged box" Z580 with a 3210m, 8gb of ram and 750gb HD for £399 shipped, not disappointed biggrin.gif Arrived today and it's as new, hadn't even been started up, just had a small thumb sized hole in the box.. Pretty nice deal considering this model retails for around £560 here :l
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