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Which Laptop Should I Buy? ASUS or Toshiba?

So my birthday is coming up and I am planning to get a laptop for when I travel or stay overnight at a hotel and stuff. So I've narrowed down to two laptops. But one problem; the processors.
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ASUS X502CA-BI30705B- $349.99 USD
Warranty Terms - Parts-1 year
Warranty Terms - Labor-1 year limited
Height-0.9 inches
Width-15.1 inches
Depth-10.2 inches
Weight-4.4 pounds
Processor Brand-Intel®
Processor-Intel® 3rd Generation Core™ i3
Processor Speed-1.8GHz
Battery Type-Polymer
Display Type-High-definition widescreen LED-backlit TFT-LCD (1366 x 768)
Screen Size (Measured Diagonally)-15.6"
Cache Memory-3MB on die Level 3
System Memory (RAM)-4GB
Type of Memory (RAM)-DDR3
Computer Hard Drive Size-500GB
Optical Drive-Not included
Direct-Disc Labeling-No
Digital Media Reader or Slots-Yes, select memory card slots
Graphics-UMA
TV Tuner-No
MPEG-No
Built-in Webcam-Yes
Modem-None
Networking-Built-in 10/100/1000 Mbps Fast Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
Wireless Networking -Wireless-N
Bluetooth-Enabled-No
S-Video Outputs-None
Audio-Built-in Azalia-compliant chip with 3D effect and full duplex
PCMCIA Slots-None
USB 2.0 Ports-1 USB 3.0; 2 USB 2.0
IEEE 1394 FireWire Ports-None
Parallel Ports-None
Game Ports-None
Laptop Weight-Ultraportable (5.5 lbs. or less)
Battery Life-Not available
Pointing Device-Wide touchpad
HDMI Output-Yes
Blu-ray Player-No
Operating System Platform -Windows
Operating System-Windows 8
Included Software -Adobe Reader and more
ENERGY STAR Certified- Unknown
Best Buy PC App-No
Product Depth-10.2"
Drive Capacity-500GB
Graphics Card-UMA
UPC-886227500543
Best Buy Link: http://bit.ly/13g6yKi

Toshiba Satellite L875D/S7111- $379.99USD
Warranty Terms - Parts-1 year limited
Warranty Terms - Labor -1 year limited
Height-1.3 inches
Width-16.3 inches
Depth-10.6 inches
Weight-6.2 pounds
Processor Brand-AMD
Processor Platform-AMD VISION A6 APU
Processor-AMD A6-Series
Processor Speed-2.7GHz (with Turbo CORE up to 3.2GHz)
Battery Type-6-cell lithium-ion
Display Type-High-definition widescreen LED-backlit TFT with TruBrite technology (1600 x 900)
Screen Size (Measured Diagonally)-17.3"
Cache Memory-1MB on die Level 2
System Memory (RAM)- 4GB
System Memory (RAM) Expandable To -16GB
Type of Memory (RAM)-DDR3
Hard Drive Type-SATA (5400 rpm)
Computer Hard Drive Size-640GB
Optical Drive-Double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW
Optical Drive Speeds-Drive speeds not specified
Direct-Disc Labeling -No
Digital Media Reader or Slots-Yes, digital media card reader
Graphics-AMD Radeon HD 7520G
TV Tuner-No
MPEG -Yes
Built-in Webcam-Yes
Modem -None
Networking-Built-in 10/100 Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
Wireless Networking-Wireless-B+G+N
Bluetooth-Enabled-No
S-Video Outputs- None
Audio -SRS Premium Sound HD
Speakers -Internal
PCMCIA Slots -None
USB 2.0 Ports -2 USB 3.0; 1 USB 2.0
IEEE 1394 FireWire Ports -None
Parallel Ports -None
Game Ports -None
Laptop Weight -Standard (more than 5.5 lbs.)
Battery Life -Not available
Pointing Device -Touchpad with multitouch control
HDMI Output-Yes
Blu-ray Player-No
Operating System Platform-Windows
Operating System -Windows 8
Included Software -Adobe Flash Player and more
ENERGY STAR Certified- Yes
Best Buy PC App- No
Graphics Chip-AMD/ATI
Product Depth -10.6"
Drive Capacity-640GB
Graphics Card-AMD Radeon HD 7520G
UPC-022265514818
BestBuy Link: http://bit.ly/13VsVE0
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Sorry if this thread post is long but please no bias between Intel and AMD Processors and stuff. This would probaly be the last time I will purchase a laptop so I want this to be good and get my moneys worth out of it. Thanks!
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  1. They're probably going to run about the same but the AMD has more cores, a better integrated GPU, and a nicer screen so I'd lean towards that one (and my Toshiba has been a tank for the last seven years).
  2. Best answer
    Completely ignoring the processors, I would go Asus just on quality. My family has the immediate predecessor to the Satellite you are looking at. It's isn't much of a machine, particularly the hard drive. I have worked on three low end Satellite machines for a variety of reasons, two because of the hard drives.

    I guess I'm just not a fan, though I hear that the higher end Toshiba machines are better.
  3. i'd go for the toshiba based on screen resolution and GPU.

    some people are saying one brand or the other is higher quality, but let's be honest - in the sub $400 range neither are going to be particularly high quality.
  4. boosted1g said:
    Branden said:
    i'd go for the toshiba based on screen resolution and GPU.

    some people are saying one brand or the other is higher quality, but let's be honest - in the sub $400 range neither are going to be particularly high quality.


    Yes, a sub $400 laptop is not going to have any high quality components or premium features. But bassed off of both mine and gbryan's findings is that over the last 2-3 years toshiba's quality has not been that good; hence the $400 ASUS laptop would be more likely to not give him any problems. Four years ago I would tell clients that Dell and Toshiba where the best brands for the money because they were the brands that would rarely have hardware issues.


    Also do keep in mind that I will also be using Sony Vegas Pro too. So that's why I asked cause all websites thart compare these 2 processors intel I3 comes out best.
  5. boosted1g said:
    Anything processor intensive, the I3 should do better then a laptop A6


    Even when the GPU is UMA graphics and not ATI/Nvidia?
  6. boosted1g said:
    I am sure there are several games that in real world tests the a6 will perform better then the uma graphics of the I3, but for anything using the cpu and not gpu the I3 will do better. Video editing is more cpu intensive, not gpu.


    Wait the I3 runs at 1.8ghz while the A6 runs at 2.7ghz w/turbocore up to 3.2ghz. So wouldn't the A6 do better? They are both dual core processors
  7. C4GamerC4G said:
    So my birthday is coming up and I am planning to get a laptop for when I travel or stay overnight at a hotel and stuff. So I've narrowed down to two laptops. But one problem; the processors.
    -------------------------------------------------------
    ASUS X502CA-BI30705B- $349.99 USD
    Warranty Terms - Parts-1 year
    Warranty Terms - Labor-1 year limited
    Height-0.9 inches
    Width-15.1 inches
    Depth-10.2 inches
    Weight-4.4 pounds
    Processor Brand-Intel®
    Processor-Intel® 3rd Generation Core™ i3
    Processor Speed-1.8GHz
    Battery Type-Polymer
    Display Type-High-definition widescreen LED-backlit TFT-LCD (1366 x 768)
    Screen Size (Measured Diagonally)-15.6"
    Cache Memory-3MB on die Level 3
    System Memory (RAM)-4GB
    Type of Memory (RAM)-DDR3
    Computer Hard Drive Size-500GB
    Optical Drive-Not included
    Direct-Disc Labeling-No
    Digital Media Reader or Slots-Yes, select memory card slots
    Graphics-UMA
    TV Tuner-No
    MPEG-No
    Built-in Webcam-Yes
    Modem-None
    Networking-Built-in 10/100/1000 Mbps Fast Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
    Wireless Networking -Wireless-N
    Bluetooth-Enabled-No
    S-Video Outputs-None
    Audio-Built-in Azalia-compliant chip with 3D effect and full duplex
    PCMCIA Slots-None
    USB 2.0 Ports-1 USB 3.0; 2 USB 2.0
    IEEE 1394 FireWire Ports-None
    Parallel Ports-None
    Game Ports-None
    Laptop Weight-Ultraportable (5.5 lbs. or less)
    Battery Life-Not available
    Pointing Device-Wide touchpad
    HDMI Output-Yes
    Blu-ray Player-No
    Operating System Platform -Windows
    Operating System-Windows 8
    Included Software -Adobe Reader and more
    ENERGY STAR Certified- Unknown
    Best Buy PC App-No
    Product Depth-10.2"
    Drive Capacity-500GB
    Graphics Card-UMA
    UPC-886227500543
    Best Buy Link: http://bit.ly/13g6yKi

    Toshiba Satellite L875D/S7111- $379.99USD
    Warranty Terms - Parts-1 year limited
    Warranty Terms - Labor -1 year limited
    Height-1.3 inches
    Width-16.3 inches
    Depth-10.6 inches
    Weight-6.2 pounds
    Processor Brand-AMD
    Processor Platform-AMD VISION A6 APU
    Processor-AMD A6-Series
    Processor Speed-2.7GHz (with Turbo CORE up to 3.2GHz)
    Battery Type-6-cell lithium-ion
    Display Type-High-definition widescreen LED-backlit TFT with TruBrite technology (1600 x 900)
    Screen Size (Measured Diagonally)-17.3"
    Cache Memory-1MB on die Level 2
    System Memory (RAM)- 4GB
    System Memory (RAM) Expandable To -16GB
    Type of Memory (RAM)-DDR3
    Hard Drive Type-SATA (5400 rpm)
    Computer Hard Drive Size-640GB
    Optical Drive-Double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW
    Optical Drive Speeds-Drive speeds not specified
    Direct-Disc Labeling -No
    Digital Media Reader or Slots-Yes, digital media card reader
    Graphics-AMD Radeon HD 7520G
    TV Tuner-No
    MPEG -Yes
    Built-in Webcam-Yes
    Modem -None
    Networking-Built-in 10/100 Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
    Wireless Networking-Wireless-B+G+N
    Bluetooth-Enabled-No
    S-Video Outputs- None
    Audio -SRS Premium Sound HD
    Speakers -Internal
    PCMCIA Slots -None
    USB 2.0 Ports -2 USB 3.0; 1 USB 2.0
    IEEE 1394 FireWire Ports -None
    Parallel Ports -None
    Game Ports -None
    Laptop Weight -Standard (more than 5.5 lbs.)
    Battery Life -Not available
    Pointing Device -Touchpad with multitouch control
    HDMI Output-Yes
    Blu-ray Player-No
    Operating System Platform-Windows
    Operating System -Windows 8
    Included Software -Adobe Flash Player and more
    ENERGY STAR Certified- Yes
    Best Buy PC App- No
    Graphics Chip-AMD/ATI
    Product Depth -10.6"
    Drive Capacity-640GB
    Graphics Card-AMD Radeon HD 7520G
    UPC-022265514818
    BestBuy Link: http://bit.ly/13VsVE0
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    Sorry if this thread post is long but please no bias between Intel and AMD Processors and stuff. This would probaly be the last time I will purchase a laptop so I want this to be good and get my moneys worth out of it. Thanks!


    Anonymous said:
    They're probably going to run about the same but the AMD has more cores, a better integrated GPU, and a nicer screen so I'd lean towards that one (and my Toshiba has been a tank for the last seven years).


    I've had my Toshiba satellite for 6 years now and the most repair I've had on it is change my broken screen. I don't know much about asus but from checking around, Toshiba is still it.
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