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Toshiba or Gateway?

Discussion in 'Computers & Technology Forum' started by nate, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. nate

    nate New Member

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    I'm getting a new laptop anyday now just taking my time and shopping. Anyway I have this question-
    I can get a Toshiba with 120 Gig HD, 1Gig Memory, and 1.86 Processor $999. Or I can puchase a Gateway with 100 Gid HD, 1 Gig memory, 2.0 Processor $1199. Which one do you guys think would be best? I guess I'm leaning towards the Gateway because I know they are an excellent company but I wouldn't mind saving the $200 bucks. Any good advice out there? Thanks,
    In Christ,
    Nate
     
  2. Magnetic Poles

    Magnetic Poles New Member

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    I have had good luck with both, but also lean toward the Gateway.
     
  3. baptistteacher

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    I'm a bit biased, but try a Mac. ;) [​IMG]
     
  4. Phillip

    Phillip <b>Moderator</b>

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    Dell, I use them, the Christian radio station we have uses them, my friends use them, I'm on a Dell Laptop right now, the Army uses them.

    Great computer and great backing if there is a problem

    Price is right due to streamlined production and superior design for production and easy maintence.

    Sorry, offtrck, but my humble opinoin.

    Remember, EVERYBODY has a horror story on EVERY brand. But, the odds of having downtime will be lower. Again, my opinion but based on a LOT of Dell computers that I have been around, own and use.
     
  5. Trotter

    Trotter <img src =/6412.jpg>

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    Gateways have dim screens for the most part.

    If you are going to spend that kind of cash, get something good.

    I just bought my daughter a Toshiba Satallite M65-S9092:
    17" widescreen
    2.0GHz Pentium-M
    1GB DDR2 RAM
    100GB hard drive
    Dual-layer DVD+-RW
    ATI MOBILITY RADEON X600 SE - 128MB
    Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
    ...for $1250.

    I found it through PriceGrabber.com. I put in what I wanted, chose what looked good, and they showed me the best prices (including shipping).

    If you want to look for laptops, here's a link to their laptop section:
    http://tinyurl.com/6g9vr

    Just start choosing the options you want on the left, and let the list update. Click on the ones that look interesting to see the prices.

    In Christ,
    Trotter
     
  6. Kilad

    Kilad New Member

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    I also say Dell.

    Gateway has gone the way of HP with a huge reduction in quality and cheap parts. Their customer service has also dramatically been reduced in quality.
     
  7. nate

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    Thanks everyone!
    I don't really have to worry about the Customer Service because I'm going to purchase the Laptop at Best Buy and they are going to for $300 service it, extend the warranty for 3 years, clean it, and I get accidental damage plan [​IMG] just in case I have an accident. The only thing that stinks is they don't sell Dell. :( .
     
  8. Magnetic Poles

    Magnetic Poles New Member

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    How about going for an original Compaq portable! [​IMG] Remember these babies!!
    [​IMG]
    Specifications
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    Processor Intel 8088
    Speed 4.77 MHz
    RAM 128K-640K
    ROM Approximately 12K
    Storage 2 5.25" 360K floppy drives
    Expansion Three IBM PC compatible slots
    Bus ISA (Industry Standard Architecture)
    Video CGA 320x200x16 color or 640x200x2 color. Composite or RGB out.
    I/O Parallel and Serial
    OS Options MS-DOS or CP/M-86

    Notes Compaq was one of the first successful IBM PC clones. Their success was largely based on a black-box cloning of the IBM PC BIOS (Basic Input Output System) that allowed them to be virtually 100% compatible with PC software and hardware.
     
  9. nate

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    haha
    Thanks for all the suggestions everyone.It's greatly appreciated.
     
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