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    Default Acer vs Toshiba

    Hey i'm about to purchase a laptop (my first one) and can't decide between the two. I want it for College and media functions, and need power for multitasking and such. I'm at a crossroad with these two and not sure which to get. I like the Acer Web cam a lot and want one but the toshiba is cheaper. any suggestions on which 1 might be better quality performance and everything.
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    ACER Sale price 899 (100) off

    http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pro...8&catid=22495#

    WebID: 10084048
    Mfr. Part Number: LX.AXY0X.034
    Processor Type Intel Centrino Core 2 Duo T5200
    Screen Size 15.4"
    RAM (Preloaded / Maximum) 1GB DDR2 SDRAM (Exp. To 4GB)
    Hard Drive 120GB (5400RPM)
    Optical Drives 8X Super Multi Double Layer Drive
    Graphics Intel GMA 950 With 224MB Shared Memory
    Average Battery Life 2.5 Hour
    Product Weight 2.77 kg
    Audio Type Intel High Definition Audio Support
    Battery Type Lithium-Ion
    Cache 2MB L2
    Fax/Modem 56K V.92
    I/O Ports See The Features Section
    Included In Box A/C Adapter, Battery, Manual
    Network Card 10/100 Ethernet, 802.11 a/b/g WLAN
    Other Software See The Features Section
    PC Card Slots 1 x Type II, 5-In-1 Card Reader
    Pointing Device Touchpad
    Preloaded Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium Edition
    Processor Speed 1.6GHz
    Product Dimensions 35.8(W) x 3.3(H) x 26.5(D) cm
    Removable Storage No
    Screen Type Acer CrystalBrite TFT LCD
    Speakers Acer
    System Bus 533MHz
    Warranty 1 Year Parts & Labour




    Toshiba Sale price 799 (300 off)

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    WebID: 10084124
    Mfr. Part Number: PSAANC-03605C
    Processor Type Intel Centrino Core Duo T2250
    Screen Size 15.4"
    RAM (Preloaded / Maximum) 1GB DDR RAM (Exp. To 4GB)
    Hard Drive 120GB 5400RPM
    Optical Drives DVD+/-RW Super-Multi Double Layer
    Graphics See The Features Section
    Average Battery Life 4 Hours
    Product Weight 2.8 kg
    Audio Type Software Sound 16-Bit Stereo
    Battery Type 6-Cell Lithium-Ion
    Cache 32KB L1, 2MB L2
    Fax/Modem 56K V.92
    I/O Ports See The Features Section
    Included In Box AC Adaptor, Power Cord, Manual, CD
    Network Card See The Features Section
    Other Software See The Features Section
    PC Card Slots 1 Type II, 1 Express Card Slot
    Pointing Device Touchpad
    Preloaded Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
    Processor Speed 1.73GHz
    Product Dimensions 36.00(W) x 3.68(H)x 26.70(D) cm
    Removable Storage None Available
    Screen Type Widescreen XGA TFT With TruBrite
    Speakers Built-In Stereo Speakers
    System Bus 533MHz
    Warranty 1 Year Parts & Labour

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    Default Re: Acer vs Toshiba

    Personally, I'd say go for the Acer

    Having said that, I don't see what the graphics card is for the Toshiba? (says see features section) so if graphics are important that may be a deciding factor, but the Acer has the better (newer) processor so is more future ready IMHO.
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    Default Re: Acer vs Toshiba

    The Acer has a newer C2D, but you really won't lose a lot of performance with the Toshiba's Core Duo. The real difference I see in these two laptops is the battery life. If you plan on using it in your classes, the Toshiba 4 hr battery life is a plus.

    Other then that they seem to be very comparable, you do save $100 with the Toshiba. I've had a couple of Toshiba's in the past and am currently using an Acer now, and have had great experiences with both. If you can, go to a local store and compare both models (or similar models), it's a good way to get the "feel" of the laptop.

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    Default Re: Acer vs Toshiba

    I'd say go for the Acer, having used a couple myself with no issues. The Acer also has a 5-in-1 card reader, which the Toshiba lacks, although it doesn't have an Express Card slot.

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    Default Re: Acer vs Toshiba

    The toshiba's video suppose to ba GMA950 as well. I would go to toshiba coz it is $100 less . You can ignore the CPU's difference becasue they generate almost same performance eventhough T5200 is C2D. And quality of these 2 brand are on same level as well. So go with the cheapest one.

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    Default Re: Acer vs Toshiba

    toshiba just started selling the a205 series (w/webcam), so you might want to wait a bit. the a105 will be slowly phased out, and you might be able to find it for even cheaper.
    that said, if you're really on a budget, you might want to look into an equivalent amd based laptop from acer.

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    Default Re: Acer vs Toshiba

    both of there build qualities suck. your choice
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