Hi. I'm looking at laptops right now for college and the two main questions for me are battery life and durability. I can't find much information on the latter in any reviews, so I was wondering if someone here could help me out.
I'm planning on grabbing one of these Black Friday laptop deals (Mainly the Wal-Mart or Circuit City) , and I've run into this snag. I'm leaning towards the HP/Wal-Mart ze2308 due to the great battery life but I don't know how strong the case is and if movement (rattling of internal components, banging, small drops) would cause any major problems. The second laptop is a Toshiba Satellite T25-S1193, but I'd need to spend like $70 on a new battery (the 3-cell battery it comes with can barely last an hour from what I see, as opposed to the ze2308's 2-2.5 hours) .
Does anyone here have any experience with HP/Toshiba, and if so, any thoughts on the quality of their cases?