Laptop comparison. Acer vs Toshiba

Hi guys,

Thinking of buying either acer m3 or toshiba satellite pro L850

1. Acer
http://pricespy.co.n.t.php!p=1237148 2. Toshiba http://pricespy.co.n.t.php!p=1347893

Which one looks better!
And any other suggestions! (i5 or i7, HD7670 similar or higher, under $1400)

And how's the bulid quality for Toshiba's like!
I've used an Acer laptop for around 2 years and looking at my mate's, I think Acer laptops have very low build quality! (maybe not the highend ones, but I'm looking at $1500 max)

Thanks guys.

geek_lsl0907, Sep 19, 9:13 pm

Your links are broken
http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php!e=1237148 http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php!e=1347893

Anyway they're both pretty cruddy machines IMO, I'd look at the Lenovo T530 with the NVS5400M and 1920x1080 screen, currently available for around $1400ex GST (you pay a bit more but its a very solidly built system)

geek_vtecintegra, Sep 19, 9:18 pm

geek_vtecintegra, Sep 19, 9:19 pm

Thanks for the comment, but I don't personally like lenovo designs.

geek_lsl0907, Sep 19, 9:30 pm

Yeah I can see they look dated.

Really you don't have many options for a quality laptop, the consumer stuff like you listed focuses on being cheap over being well put together.

geek_vtecintegra, Sep 19, 9:32 pm

Despite the comments above - go for any Toshiba over an Acer one.

geek_gj, Sep 19, 10:31 pm

Just a quick comment. I purchased a Acer Laptop and it self destructed after a week. I got a refund and purchased a Toshiba laptop. I have had it for nearly 5 years now. I would go for the Toshiba.

geek_fastboy42, Sep 19, 10:41 pm

No comparison Acer's are junk- lots of problems even under warranty. A Toshiba will last longer and give fewer problems.
Based on my experience as a computer repairman.

geek_incognetoe, Sep 19, 10:43 pm

i havn't had a toshiba before, but i will never buy an acer again

geek_quotejoss, Sep 19, 10:55 pm

Another side note in regards to my post above. When I did try and get my Acer replaced, Acer said they rain it for 6 hours without any problems and refused to take it back. It was a dead obvious hardware fault. It would turn off after a few minutes of being turned on. Destroying any work as well as corrupting files in the process. I personally would never touch an Acer again and it appears that a few people above have had the same problem.

geek_fastboy42, Sep 19, 11:00 pm

Toshiba it is. Thanks for the help guys!

geek_lsl0907, Sep 19, 11:22 pm

Be careful about buying an Acer. i bought 1 4 years ago. took it home and unpacked and turned on. there was 3 dead pixels on the screen. i phoned Acer support and they said that there has to be at least 6 dead pixels before they replace it. Ha well i took it back to the retail shop and got a full refund. never again

geek_venom10, Sep 19, 11:27 pm

Buy toshiba and look for CPU i5 dual speed of more than 1BG and RAM or more than 1GB.

geek_furiray, Sep 20, 9:21 pm