My daughter is looking to buy a laptop...which one do you suggest?

@Willowlady (10666)
United States
December 7, 2006 11:49am CST
She thinks she wants a Toshiba...your pros and cons of it...
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@rosey2006 (945)
• United States
7 Dec 06
I think what you need to do is figue out what kind of laptop does she need. What is she going to use the computer for? If she just needs it for school or for a word processer I would get her a more inexpencive laptop. If she is plays a lot of games or is taking courses that require I graphics computer you may think about getting a laptop with a high graphics card in it.
• United States
7 Dec 06
When choosing a laptop you should consider what you are using it for, how much space you need, and your price range. There are laptops on the market for about $500-$600 that are pretty good deals. For laptops I would stick with HP, GAteway, or Toshiba. Toshiba products are made for portability and presentations. Some of their laptops use a touch screen where you can write and take notes on it. However Toshiba laptops don't come with very good video and photo programs. If your daughter will be uploading pictures, music, and videos I would suggest an HP because their laptops come with great photo and video programs. However with all the great deals this season, I would hold off buying a laptop and wait for Windows Vista which is due out Jan 30 of next year. It is better to wait for a Vista installed laptop instead of upgrading to Vista because it can cause problems. For a laptop I would recommend an Intel Core Duo 2 CPU, with 1 GB of RAM, DVD burner, and at least 100GB of hard drive space. I'm not sure how much your daughter is a fan of Apple, but it would be a great idea to take a look at some of their laptops. With Apple's free Bootcamp utility you can access Windows files and a Mac. YOu cannot do that on a XP or Vista system. A Mac is easier to use and contains great photo, music, and video programs. The graphics are much sharper on a MAc than most Xp laptops. A Mac runs for about $1999 and comes with INTel COre 2 Cpu, 1GB of ram, 100GB space of hard drive. You should visit cnet.com and pcworld.com to read further on how to choose and laptop. You can also find reivews of any Toshiba, HP, and other laptops. It would be a good idea to browse these sites and the HP and Toshiba sites to find out what kind of laptop you want. Then you can compare them on cnet.com and pcworld.com Good luck!
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
11 Jan 07
Toshiba laptop - selection is to made with loads of information with your preference in mind and the needs you have first in mind
Good advice and we will consider all shared! Thanks for responding to his discussion in a very helpful manner!!
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7 Dec 06
They use toshiba in the work place and so generally i think they r built to last. They might b pricier than most but other cheaper types may have problems like dell whilst cheap it has poor customer service. i just bought packard bell and its great. however buy depending on purpose i.e. i wanted high 'casche' which aloud me to surf the web faster and do multitask without crashing at a good spped. if u want it for music dowloads or high graphics u shud go for higher memory space etc. hope this helps. 512 mb is enuff and some have Duo Core technology which can b more expensive but worth it if u dont mind paying more and u dont want it to age in terms of technology. x flash PS thank u for herbel essence advice. PPS i have a cat just like the one in ur photos- black and white. do u know what bread she is?
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
7 Dec 06
thanks for the advice and your are welcome for the shampoo advice. I do intend to serve!!! and the cat, mine is a HE and is a forest/tuxedo cat and a real predator..thank goodness he loves me...
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@vhmehta (621)
• United States
7 Dec 06
Toshiba is the best company to go with for laptops. I have a toshiba M35 and it works absolutely without any problems. I would certainly share with you that HP laptops have been a little problem as they heat up pretty fast and shutdown when they get heated. I would definitely not buy HP.
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• United States
7 Dec 06
A toshiba laptop is the best. :). I believe you should get that for her. I am actually looking to buy a laptop as well but I am going to get it custom made at www.ibuypower.com. I want it purple or pink thats why i want it custom made.
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@aprilsue00 (1992)
• United States
7 Dec 06
I think that a dell laptop would be the best. You can get one built to your specific needs.
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@Solja420 (2507)
• United States
7 Dec 06
well i have a toshiba its one of the best...i got it from walmart for about 1000$ i love it its awsome
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@imrajesh (1968)
• India
11 Jan 07
toshiba is indeed a good brand as far as laptops are concerned this comes loaded with many features which others dont offer in its price range so u can go for it
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
11 Jan 07
laptop - computing for writing needs will be a big factor in the selection process.
Glad to hear good news about Toshiba, we have received much useful information and am hoping it will ease the selection of my daughters laptop. Being a writer that will be a big factor for her. Thanks for responding.
@rhinoboy (2129)
11 Dec 06
I have a Packard Bell easynote at home. The batter doesn't last very long at all, but I never had any trouble with it. I even dropped it once and it survived! You really need to look at the spec of the machines you look at rather than the brands.
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@mcmomss (2601)
• United States
11 Dec 06
I have a Toshiba and I like it, but the battery doesn't last very long at all. I don't even get an hour out of it. My husband has a Compaq. It's a good one too. His battery lasts longer than mine. His laptop is also bigger. I like my smaller one better. I've also noticed that his seems to get hotter than mine. I guess there's pros and cons to all of them.
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@ChewySpree (1832)
• United States
8 Dec 06
I have always purchased Compaq (now HP) brand computers. I have never had any problems with them and I currently use the Presario M2000 laptop. I really like it and it's very reliable.
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@teja_vc (511)
• India
8 Dec 06
toshiba laptops no i dont think so The IBM lenovo is the greatest i have ever seen here ok. it will have lot of features for the future and you should know that what ever you buy now as an expensive thing for now it will be having double the speed after 3 years. it will be nothing in from of the pc of future.
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@dholey (1383)
• India
8 Dec 06
if you want to go for laptop, and you can afford then go for sony vaio , its very expencive , you can even go for dell ... what i did ,,, i purchased the COMPAQ it is economic ,it gives maximum ... i have AMD TURON processor 64 bit dual core , 100 gb hdd , 1 gb ram ,wide sceen , anti scratch technology, all these in only 50k Rupees
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• United States
8 Dec 06
Also dont forget about screen size 13., 14, 15, or 17 in. It doesnt really matter. The 13 and 14 in laptops are usually lighter. Pros of Toshiba: built for presentation and office workspace long battery life Cons average included software average speakers toshiba website for updating is confusing.
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• Pakistan
11 Dec 06
Get anyone from APPLE