Dell Inspiron vs Toshiba Satellite?

Discussion in 'Dell Inspiron and Dell Studio' started by MTHall51, Jun 29, 2008.

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  1. MTHall51

    MTHall51 Notebook Evangelist

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    Don't know if anyone has both of these. Assuming similar specs for both is there are any particular merits to the Inspiron vs the Satellite? Reason I am asking is that due to financial limits, and Best Buy account, I had pretty much settled down to the idea of a Satellite. However, Both Satellite and Inspiron appear to be in high demand on Best Buy, and both appear to have good ratings.

    I need something ready to go, out of the box, which will allow for the usual office apps -- MS 2007 Office Suite, eMail on the fly like at WiFi cafes, and the ability to display very nice graphics for image editing/slide show etc.
    The only thing I don't really need is gaming ability since I am reserving the desktop for that.

    Any thoughts on the relative merits of each line?

    Thanks.:confused:
     
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    I owned 2 Satellites and both spent more than a month away getting repaired, the second was actually a warranty replacement for the first. I sold the last one it caused me so much trouble. Since then I have bought 2 Dell XPS notebooks (a M1210 and a M1530), and quite a few friends of mine have bought Inspirons, they have all had no problems. This is based on my own experience and others may have experienced differently.
     
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    I had to rent a laptop until my XPS 1530 laptop comes. It happened to be a Toshiba Satellite laptop. I hated it! The design, the screen, the functionality. I didn;t like anything about it. My XPS 1530 should be in my hands tomorrow. :)
     
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    it's really hard to tell/judge without specs. otherwise both companies have the same potential for problem/problem free laptops. make sure you have a nice warranty.
     
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    Thanks for the input everyone. Good things to keep in mind. So many good reviews on Best Buy that I will now consider the Inspiron as well. With a warantee of course.
     
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