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Hi guys,

I enjoy ASUS and Toshiba laptops because of the superior quality that I get.

However, MSI just released Wind U270 AMD Fusion laptop and was wondering, if their reliability is any good? Since ASUS 1215B is nowhere to be seen or heard from the release date perspective.
Edited by DjiXas - 3/2/11 at 12:35pm
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MSI = Very well performing
Asus = Very well quality made
Toshiba = No past experience with them, so i can't say.
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Thread title fail... Toshinba?

I have a Toshiba Qosmio. Perfect for what I need it for. Gaming. ^^
     
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I have the hp and I loooooooooove it. Absolutely flawless. The ability to change hardware without removing any screws is incredibly useful. I would suggest the lenovo x120e but if you don't want that, I'd go with the ASUS.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DjiXas;12585172 
Hi guys,

I enjoy ASUS and Toshiba laptops because of the superior quality that I get.

However, MSI just released Wind U270 AMD Fusion laptop and was wondering, if their reliability is any good? Since ASUS 1215B is nowhere to be seen or heard from the release date perspective.

Hey DJixas,
Where are u located? What's your budget?

All 3 brands are great.

ASUS: I love their notebooks, but it seems the 2 biggest complaints from owners is a spongy keyboard and narrow viewing angles and on most LCDs. Not a dealbreaker for me, i always sit front and center of the screen, and the keyboard feel is adequate. They make the best reasonably priced ultraportables in the industry, and their ROG/G-series line is a staple with hardcore notebook gamers.

Toshiba: In my experience, their notebooks tend to be very reliable compared to offerings by HP/Compaq, Gateway, and Averatec(out of business). Toshiba's mainstream laptops dont stand out in any way, but the premium/business-oriented Protege models are excellent, Id say equivalent to IBM/and or Lenovo's thinkpads. Toshiba's Quosmio gaming/media notebooks come loaded with features and nice speakers. They're just look too flashy for my tastes.

MSI: Theyre a small player in the U.S. notebook/netbook market. From what I've read/seen, quality notebooks at a reasonable price, without any signature look or design. Nothing really stands out.


So, if youre not in a rush, the Asus 1215B should be out in a month. It would look much better if they used the white keyboard/interior layout of the 1015B. Otherwise, i would go for the HP DM1z right now.

----> Asus's AMD Fusion offerings: 1215B and 1015B
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Hey DJixas,
Where are u located? What's your budget?

All 3 brands are great.

ASUS: I love their notebooks, but it seems the 2 biggest complaints from owners is a spongy keyboard and narrow viewing angles and on most LCDs. Not a dealbreaker for me, i always sit front and center of the screen, and the keyboard feel is adequate. They make the best reasonably priced ultraportables in the industry, and their ROG/G-series line is a staple with hardcore notebook gamers.

Toshiba: In my experience, their notebooks tend to be very reliable compared to offerings by HP/Compaq, Gateway, and Averatec(out of business). Toshiba's mainstream laptops dont stand out in any way, but the premium/business-oriented Protege models are excellent, Id say equivalent to IBM/and or Lenovo's thinkpads. Toshiba's Quosmio gaming/media notebooks come loaded with features and nice speakers. They're just look too flashy for my tastes.

MSI: Theyre a small player in the U.S. notebook/netbook market. From what I've read/seen, quality notebooks at a reasonable price, without any signature look or design. Nothing really stands out.


So, if youre not in a rush, the Asus 1215B should be out in a month. It would look much better if they used the white keyboard/interior layout of the 1015B. Otherwise, i would go for the HP DM1z right now.

----> Asus's AMD Fusion offerings: 1215B and 1015B

Awesome info, thanks for that.

I am in Europe and my budget is ~ 600 EUR (~$600 I guess in US, sine EU fees are insane). E-350, 12" is what I need.

I need laptop now but could wait a month or so to see ASUS 1215B reviews. Where have you read, that it's coming in a month, by the way?

I'd love to try HP, but I am still cont convinced that their quality has improved.

http://www.engadget.com/2009/11/17/laptop-reliability-survey-asus-and-toshiba-win-hp-fails/

17nov09compach0qw83.jpg
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hi djixas,

I agree, a company's past track record gives you an overall sense of their quality, but that chart is from 2009.
HP is ranked #1 with largest volume of pc sales globally, so keep that in mind when looking at the numbers. tongue.gif

I feel Apple has the highest reliability/craftsmanship, but at the highest prices.

you should take a look at this thread for more info with the AMD Fusion netbooks.
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Just saw pics of the MSI u270.

Although similar, it looks better than Asus's 1215.

The specs say it also includes a USB 3.0 port.
For me, this is a very big deal.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DjiXas;12591847 
Awesome info, thanks for that.

I am in Europe and my budget is ~ 600 EUR (~$600 I guess in US, sine EU fees are insane). E-350, 12" is what I need.

I need laptop now but could wait a month or so to see ASUS 1215B reviews.
Where have you read, that it's coming in a month, by the way?

I'd love to try HP, but I am still cont convinced that their quality has improved.


According to ExcaliberPC.com, you can pre-order and it'll be here in April in the USA.
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Originally Posted by cozmo5050;12593430 
hi djixas,

I agree, a company's past track record gives you an overall sense of their quality, but that chart is from 2009.
HP is ranked #1 with largest volume of pc sales globally, so keep that in mind when looking at the numbers. tongue.gif

I feel Apple has the highest reliability/craftsmanship, but at the highest prices.

you should take a look at this thread for more info with the AMD Fusion netbooks.

Those are statistics per units, not a total number of failures (which wouldn't make sense to compare) :-)

Sweet, April it is then, 8.5h of battery life vs MSI 7h.
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