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Entry Level Laptop - ASUS or Toshiba?

Hey guys,
Am needing to get a cheapo entry level laptop. At the moment, am considering between this Toshiba http://www.dabs.com/products/toshiba-c50-a-1hr-15-6--core-i3-3120m-2-5ghz--6gb-500gb-dvd-hdmi-usb3--w8-9363.html

and ASUS
http://www.dabs.com/products/asus--x552cl-15-6--core-i3-1-8ghz--6gb-500gb-nvidia-710m-1gb-usb3-hdmi--win8-96G3.html

Am needing it for some simple coding work, photoshop and web browsing. Won't be using it for game.
My reason for considering :
the Toshiba - cheaper and has a faster i3 CPU.

the ASUS - better overall build (apparently?) and features like Instant On.


What do you guys think?

p/s:
I already have a high spec desktop for gaming and resource intensive work, so the laptop is just for mobility and coding work on the go.
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  1. Best answer
    Hi,

    I've been in the business for about 20 years now and toshiba is nothing but trouble.
    Hard drives has high fail rate, dead motherboards witch cost 300$ to repair ect.

    The better of the two for quality is Asus although like you mention Toshiba has higher clocked CPU. But the Asus has a (slightly) better video card.

    The only thing that might be slow with both of them is photoshop
  2. for Photoshop i go with something more like i5 cpu and upgrade with SSD instead of HHD.
  3. dextermat said:
    Hi,

    I've been in the business for about 20 years now and toshiba is nothing but trouble.
    Hard drives has high fail rate, dead motherboards witch cost 300$ to repair ect.

    The better of the two for quality is Asus although like you mention Toshiba has higher clocked CPU. But the Asus has a (slightly) better video card.

    The only thing that might be slow with both of them is photoshop


    Hey, thanks for your input. I used to think Toshiba was a good make until I read quite a bit of negative feedback.
    At this rate then, I would probably take the entry level Asus. Am hoping the higher clock speed on the Toshiba will be negligible.....

    I did consider getting an i5, but it would be about £130 more. Thing is, the i5 isn't really top tier, so I was thinking if I forked out for an i5 now, in about a year or 2 it would pretty much be the same level as this i3 right now.
    So my initial thinking was this:
    option 1.) make this i3 last at least 1.5 years then I could just wipe off this cost (cause there would be virtually no
    resell value) and get a newer and more powerful one then

    option 2.) fork out £130 more for an i5, treat it as a decent laptop and consider it an investment for the next few years.

    What do you think about that?
  4. gunsmoked said:
    dextermat said:
    Hi,

    I've been in the business for about 20 years now and toshiba is nothing but trouble.
    Hard drives has high fail rate, dead motherboards witch cost 300$ to repair ect.

    The better of the two for quality is Asus although like you mention Toshiba has higher clocked CPU. But the Asus has a (slightly) better video card.

    The only thing that might be slow with both of them is photoshop


    Hey, thanks for your input. I used to think Toshiba was a good make until I read quite a bit of negative feedback.
    At this rate then, I would probably take the entry level Asus. Am hoping the higher clock speed on the Toshiba will be negligible.....

    I did consider getting an i5, but it would be about £130 more. Thing is, the i5 isn't really top tier, so I was thinking if I forked out for an i5 now, in about a year or 2 it would pretty much be the same level as this i3 right now.
    So my initial thinking was this:
    option 1.) make this i3 last at least 1.5 years then I could just wipe off this cost (cause there would be virtually no
    resell value) and get a newer and more powerful one then

    option 2.) fork out £130 more for an i5, treat it as a decent laptop and consider it an investment for the next few years.

    What do you think about that?
    in two years i5 not gonna be like i3 for sure :) i build a rig 1 year a go now im not able to record game play cause it lagg a lot.it get old too fast (i7 3770 and gtx 660 2gb) i would buy what i need now ,to get faster tomorrow .
  5. kapitalistas said:
    gunsmoked said:
    dextermat said:
    Hi,

    I've been in the business for about 20 years now and toshiba is nothing but trouble.
    Hard drives has high fail rate, dead motherboards witch cost 300$ to repair ect.

    The better of the two for quality is Asus although like you mention Toshiba has higher clocked CPU. But the Asus has a (slightly) better video card.

    The only thing that might be slow with both of them is photoshop


    Hey, thanks for your input. I used to think Toshiba was a good make until I read quite a bit of negative feedback.
    At this rate then, I would probably take the entry level Asus. Am hoping the higher clock speed on the Toshiba will be negligible.....

    I did consider getting an i5, but it would be about £130 more. Thing is, the i5 isn't really top tier, so I was thinking if I forked out for an i5 now, in about a year or 2 it would pretty much be the same level as this i3 right now.
    So my initial thinking was this:
    option 1.) make this i3 last at least 1.5 years then I could just wipe off this cost (cause there would be virtually no
    resell value) and get a newer and more powerful one then

    option 2.) fork out £130 more for an i5, treat it as a decent laptop and consider it an investment for the next few years.

    What do you think about that?
    in two years i5 not gonna be like i3 for sure :) i build a rig 1 year a go now im not able to record game play cause it lagg a lot.it get old too fast (i7 3770 and gtx 660 2gb) i would buy what i need now ,to get faster tomorrow .



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