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which is the best...? HP , DELL , TOSHIBA , or ASUS ?
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  1. That's like saying - which is the best...?
    Ferrari, Porsche, Aston Martin, or Noble?


    you can't possibly generalize and expect a meaningful answer, its just not possible without YOU letting us know what you intend to do with it and how much money you plan on spending, at the very least!
  2. asus - toshiba - dell/hp

    hp and dell are about the same, cheap parts tons of bloatware.
    some of the toshiba's with ssd are real nice, and i have worked on some with a nice way to restore it to default when users fiddle.
    asus are very nice.
  3. Out of those 4, ASUS and Toshiba are really good, with ASUS probably a bit higher. In fact, I would say that ASUS is probably the best laptop manufacturer in terms of hardware reliability and quality. Dell and HP work, but aren't great. I have never seen a Dell or HP laptop last more than a few years.
  4. and that's exactly what you get... ^^^^^^

    heresay and biased posts that have absolutely no validity because there's no way to compare models that you are interested in, because you haven't given us any information.

    Everyone has an opinion and used whatever manufacturer they chose to, for some reason or another, but that doesn't mean because that person had a bad experience, all people that have the Exact Same Model had the same experience.

    Classic example is my own. I've owned several laptops from several manufacturers and by far the best that I Had was my Dell XPS M1530 that I bought in 2007 and I still use today that is faster than when I got it! Was I unhappy with it at times, yes, because of Windows Vista which came pre-loaded, but that had nothing to do with the technology of the hardware. With Windows 7 now installed and having added an SSD, it's faster than I could've imagined, 5 Years Later! But I'll clarify that Windows 7 was installed about a year after I purchased it, so it was the laptop to beat at the time.
  5. anisha_73 said:
    which is the best...? HP , DELL , TOSHIBA , or ASUS ?


    What are you evaluating the quality of the Logo pasted on the laptop ?

    HP doesn't make a laptop
    Dell doesn't make a laptop
    Toshiba doesn't make a laptop

    Quanta makes laptops for all three..... so does Compal....so does Inventec ......could we expect HP's Quanta made unit to be better then Dell's Quanta made unit or Toshiba's Quanta made unit ?

    That leaves Asus as the only actual laptop manufacturer in the bunch. I find users have good luck with them as long as the get the "base" CPU for the model and don't customize by adding a "CPU upgrade". The vast majority of laptops on the market are manufactured by a small handful of Original Design Manufacturers (ODM's) who slap a brand name on the the thing. Major relationships include:

    Quanta sells to (among others) HP, Lenovo, Apple, Acer, Toshiba, Dell, Sony, Fujitsu and NEC
    Compal sells to (among others) Acer, Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo and HP/Compaq
    Wistron (former manufacturing & design division of Acer) sells to Dell, Acer, Lenovo and HP
    Inventec sells to Toshiba, HP, Dell and Lenovo
    Pegatron sells to Asus, Toshiba, Apple, Dell and Acer
    Foxconn sells to Asus, Dell, HP and Apple
    Flextronics (former Arima Computer Corporation notebook division) sells to HP
    Clevo sells to FalcolnNorthwest, Sager, Eurocom, WidowPC and many other "boutique" brands....including Alienware before Dell bought em.

    You can buy a Clevo custom built laptop direct from a distributor for about 2/3 of the cost of what they are at the "boutique" shops. Service and support are distributor dependent and for the most part far better and personal than the big major brands.

    www.xotiocpc.com is a good place to start

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/sager-clevo/91510-clevo-guide-v2-0-faq-reseller-info.html
  6. JackNaylorPE said:
    www.xotiocpc.com is a good place to start

    Your link was misspelled^
    http://www.xoticpc.com/custom-gaming-laptops-notebooks-gaming-laptops-ct-118_96_98.html

    and that is Great Advice ^ good work JackNaylorPE, as well as giving out all the secrets to the industry! ;)
  7. JackNaylorPE said:
    anisha_73 said:
    which is the best...? HP , DELL , TOSHIBA , or ASUS ?


    HP doesn't make a laptop
    Dell doesn't make a laptop
    Toshiba doesn't make a laptop


    This is not true I atleast dell and Toshiba Ive own around 6 Toshibas and I've seen many dells and HPs in stores so those statements are not true sorry
  8. Check your facts ..... I didn't say they don't sell them. I said they didn't "make it" aka "manufacture" it.

    Just because you have owned them and they had a "Toshiba" sticker on it does not mean that Toshiba manufactured it. Most laptops manufacturers have about as much involvement in "making" laptops as Michael Jordan has in making Air Jordans.

    Google is a wonderful tool

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_laptop_brands_and_manufacturers

    Quote:
    The vast majority of laptops on the market (94% in 2011) are manufactured by a small handful of Taiwan-based Original Design Manufacturers (ODM), although their production bases are located mostly in mainland China.[2]

    Major relationships include:[3]

    Quanta sells to (among others) HP, Lenovo, Apple, Acer, Toshiba, Dell, Sony, Fujitsu and NEC
    Compal sells to (among others) Acer, Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo and HP/Compaq
    Wistron (former manufacturing & design division of Acer) sells to Dell, Acer, Lenovo and HP
    Inventec sells to Toshiba, HP and Lenovo
    Pegatron sells to Asus, Toshiba, Apple, Dell and Acer
    Foxconn sells to Asus, Dell, HP and Apple
    Flextronics (former Arima Computer Corporation notebook division) sells to HP


    HP ***buys*** their laptops from Quanta, Compal, Wistron, Inventec, Foxcon and Flextronics and RESELLS them to the public
    Toshiba ***buys*** their laptops from Compaq, Compal, Inventec and Pegatron and RESELLS them to the public
  9. Just in case no-one noticed, there's a year's gap between posts seven and eight in this thread. :D However, the facts as JackNaylorPE has posted remain the same even after all that time.
  10. Well I was going out to buy a HP probook 4540 in half an hour till I stumbled on this thread.now I am confused. Should I just buy the cheaper dell which would give me maximum punch for my money. Then if I am lucky it works n I recommend it after 3 yrs,or if otherwise , I shall be suggesting people to buy something else :(
  11. anisha_73 said:
    which is the best...? HP , DELL , TOSHIBA , or ASUS ?


    you should buy hp because hp is best in market
  12. Kinda necro thread, but hey things change.

    In the nearly 20 years of using laptops I've gone through Acer, Asus, IBM, Dell, HP, Compaq, Toshiba, Sony, Lenovo, MSI, etc.

    Acer - probably the best choice at the moment, no BS body design, great prices even with mid-range market.

    Asus - very solid all around, usually good build quality.

    Compaq - my very first laptop and lol boy was it a heavy motherf*, the mouse "ball" got dirty too often, carrying it in a bag hurt my shoulder because it weighed nearly 20lbs (excluding the power brick), was slower than the 486 I had at the time, and the screen was super hard to read.

    Dell - I liked Dell for a while but can't say what they're like now.

    Fujitsu - About the same as older Toshibas but wasn't slow.

    HP - meh, worst body designs, I don't like slippery plastic builds, touchpad sucks. performance wise, they're decent, aside the stupid bloatware.

    IBM - best laptops I've ever used, too bad Lenovo can't do quite the same.

    Lenovo - ^, they're OK, but they're starting to seep into the low end laptop market.

    MSI - probably the coolest gaming laptops available, and they made some pretty nice netbooks (I still like my Wind12 U230), their mid-range laptops keeps up with the decent quality Asus laptops.

    Sony - as with almost every other electronic they distribute, they cut corners on features and sell for higher prices.

    Toshiba - they're so-so, body design is on the weak side, but my current Satellite 3 year old is serving me well. The older Toshibas I had 10 years ago were sluggish.

    So:
    Low end: Acer or HP
    Mid range: either Asus or Lenovo
    High end (usually gaming): MSI or Asus
    Ultrabook: Asus pretty much owns this
  13. Ok.I would rule out hp and dell.I would put in sony and Samsung.I would see which you like more and get it.
  14. If you had to get an asus laptop for around 500 to 600 dollars, what would you get? (for faster speeds, not so much gaming, all around use, and reliability)
  15. Which laptop should I buy?!?!
  16. Please start a new thread of your own and give us some details of what you will want your laptop to do. Thanks..
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