i just bought a Satelite i3 dual core toshiba, with 2.13GHz, and 500gb, and a SATA 5400RPM. I was wondering if this is a good computer, i need it for school, does it constantly have any technical problems and always messing up. i had an HP and it was a peice of dirt!!! i had to replace 5 hard drives and the whole computer itself until they decided to just give me a new one cuz of my warranty!! i hope i made a good choice getting this computer!!
Neither HP or Toshiba actually make laptops. The vast majority of laptops on the market are manufactured by a small handful of Original Design Manufacturers (ODM) and Toshiba buys from the same ODM's that HP does (3 of the 5 anyway).
Major relationships include:
* Quanta sells to (among others) HP/Compaq, Dell, Toshiba, Sony, Fujitsu, Acer, NEC, Gateway and Lenovo/IBM - note that Quanta is currently (as of August, 2007) the largest manufacturer of notebook computers in the world.
* Compal sells to Toshiba, HP/Compaq, Acer, and Dell.
* Wistron (former manufacturing & design division of Acer) sells to HP/Compaq, Dell, IBM, NEC, Acer, and Lenovo/IBM.
* Flextronics (former Arima Computer Corporation notebook division) sells to HP/Compaq, NEC, and Dell.
* ECS sells to IBM, Fujitsu, and Dell.
* Asus sells to Apple (iBook), Sony, and Samsung.
* Inventec sells to HP/Compaq, Toshiba, and BenQ.
* Uniwill sells to Lenovo/IBM and Fujitsu.