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Old 04-14-2014, 07:49 PM
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I went to price a Toshiba Laptop in Staples after work and I only saw one laptop under $500 which was $379

All the other ones were $699, $799, and higher


I may have to try Best Buy
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:10 PM
 
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I went to price a Toshiba Laptop in Staples after work and I only saw one laptop under $500 which was $379

All the other ones were $699, $799, and higher


I may have to try Best Buy
Try researching on-line for close-outs or models that aren't the latest gee-whiz technical marvels with all the latest top name features/speeds/capacity/best techno screen, etc.

That's how I've found my replacement Toshiba's the last couple of times. If they were out of the box with not enough RAM, it was cheap and quick to buy plug-in upgrades for very low cost from the online discounters.

The other super deals I found were at back to school promotions, but those are months away at this point.

Keep this in perspective ... you're only $79 apart from what I've been spending for the ones I've bought.

PS: checked with my son, the computer geek ... and he suggests looking at ASUS laptops. He's out in the field doing bids and job quotes, plus all the other normal business functions on his. That's what he's been using for several years now, and he considers them disposable; only he hasn't had to part with one prematurely yet. His field sales reps each use one, company supplied, and the laptops keep on chuggin' along.
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:45 AM
 
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Not sure what one expects but I can't complain about Toshiba Satellite that's now in it's 4th year od constant use.
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Old 04-15-2014, 03:57 PM
 
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My 24 year-old has had a Toshiba laptop since 2008 (came with Vista x64 - now running Windows 8.1 x64) -- it is the only laptop here that has not experienced hardware failure.

I think you'll find all of the major brands about the same these days (assuming underlying hardware is the same) - Dell, HP, Samsung, Toshiba, Fujitsu, Lenovo, etc...

The Fujitsu laptop came with a Toshiba HDD; The Toshiba laptop came with a Fujitsu HDD! Go figure.
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Old 04-17-2014, 07:46 PM
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I have a Toshiba L75d-a7283. It is built OK....kind of a wimpy processor, but the memory makes up for it a LITTLE.

Honestly, all laptops, as far as I know, load down their installation disks with CR@PWARE, and this definitely effects performance.
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Old 04-18-2014, 05:30 AM
 
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Not sure what one expects but I can't complain about Toshiba Satellite that's now in it's 4th year od constant use.
I really wish I had knocked on wood when I wrote this.
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Old 04-18-2014, 11:36 PM
 
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I have a Toshiba S855D with an A10 APU and so far I'm happy with it. It's even good enough for moderate gaming.
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Toshiba is at the top of the list of mfg's that load excessive bloatware.
It did have its share of bloatware indeed. Even the preloaded Norton complained about the computer being slow (Norton, seriously?). A quick clean install of Windows 8 took care of everything. I didn't even had to activate Windows, as the installer picked up the key directly from the BIOS and activated it.
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:26 PM
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I ended up getting the "Toshiba Satellite C55 Series"
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:48 PM
 
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I have a Toshiba laptop I bought almost 3 years ago .I paid around $379 for it and I love it.
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte
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Toshiba is the one my employer purchased, several thousand at a time. Minimal issues.

The only one I would consider replacing it is the new IBM pad.
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