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Old 05-23-2010, 01:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So after a few weeks of comparing and worrying over which laptop to buy, i'm down four. My basic usage will be internet surfing, some word processing, and whatever else the wife plans on doing with coupons and blogs...

I'm looking for at least a 15.5 inch screen. that's my only true set-point that I will not negotiate on. here's what i'm looking at and if anyone has any input on any of these, it would be much appreciated.

Sony - VAIO Laptop with Intel® Core™ i3 Processor - Gunmetal Black - VPCEB15FX/Bl

Toshiba - Satellite Laptop with Intel® Core™ i3 Processor - Quantum Black - A505-S6005

Satellite A500-ST6644 Laptops | Toshiba Direct

VPCEB190X | VAIO® EB190X Configure-to-Order | Sony | Sony Style USA
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Default Re: which one's the best?

I would more trust the Toshiba than the Sony VAIOs.
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So after a few weeks of comparing and worrying over which laptop to buy, i'm down four. My basic usage will be internet surfing, some word processing, and whatever else the wife plans on doing with coupons and blogs...

I'm looking for at least a 15.5 inch screen. that's my only true set-point that I will not negotiate on. here's what i'm looking at and if anyone has any input on any of these, it would be much appreciated.

Sony - VAIO Laptop with Intel® Core™ i3 Processor - Gunmetal Black - VPCEB15FX/Bl

Toshiba - Satellite Laptop with Intel® Core™ i3 Processor - Quantum Black - A505-S6005

Satellite A500-ST6644 Laptops | Toshiba Direct

VPCEB190X | VAIO® EB190X Configure-to-Order | Sony | Sony Style USA
Hi there,

All these laptops will be able to perform the functions that you want. The first Toshiba has the best battery life (12-cell). Is that an important factor for you or will it be staying plugged in at home?

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Yes, a 12-cell will lengthen your battery life, but it will put some weight on it as well.
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Yes, a 12-cell will lengthen your battery life, but it will put some weight on it as well.
MoM makes a good point about the weight of the laptop. However, the Toshiba's weight is not too heavy at 6.5 lbs. It really depends how much you will be carrying it around vs. leaving it at a desk.

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