The great laptop delimma - which one to buy?

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  1. club_pranay

    club_pranay Nokia 7110 to iPhone 5

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    OPTION1: SONY VAIO® NW Series Notebook PC VGN-NW235F/B
    $400
    Intel Pentium Dual Core T4300 2.1 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache
    320 GB SATA 5400 rpm
    4GB DDR2 800MHz
    4 hr Battery life(rated)
    Intel® GL40 Express Chipset
    Mobile Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD MAX RES 2048 x 1536
    DISPLAY Resolution : 1366 x 768 Screen Size : 15.5"
    Built in Camera and MIC
    Wireless b/g/n
    Intel HD Audio
    Windows 7 home premium 64
    UPGRADE AVAILABLE: BluRay Drive + Sony Earphones + one BluRay Movie
    $475

    OPTION 2: Toshiba L505-S5984
    $400
    Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo T6500
    250 GB SATA 5400 rpm
    3GB DDR3
    Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
    16" display
    Windows 7 home premium 64
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    apart from the regular work, i will be using my laptop for advanced audio production.
    I would prefer to go for better features without sacrificing on reliability. All the above laptops are going to be available at one of the sales event next week.

    Please help me decide.
     
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    Hello,

    Core 2 Duo has a much larger advantage over Dual Core processors..

    I guess this gives the toshiba the edge due to having a much faster processor !!!!
     
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    ashu888ashu888 Core i7 (nehalem) Owner

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    Ok, so sony Vaio is NOT good coz its a DUAL CORE,

    Toshiba lappy sucks, so u shud change ur decision on the brands... :)
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    imho : sony vaio lappys are excessively priced higher as compared to their rival counterparts say HP or DELL etc.. for the same /similar type of configs they offer...
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    Cheers n e-peace...
     
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    Hi all.
    Guys please help me out.
    I am thinking of buying a new notebook having elegant skin soon, So
    could anyone here please suggest me some websites providing good notebook skins?

    Dell mini notebook skins
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    club_pranay

    club_pranay Nokia 7110 to iPhone 5

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    thanks yall
    well, the situation is, these are the only laptops which are on sale.
    I understand that the VAIO laptop wont be the latest one. However, lowest priced (non toshiba) core 2 duo laptop is easily $200-$300 more than this one. is it really worth it?

    Problems here are:
    1. There are no repair markets. So, if a laptop goes bad, trashcan is the only way for it to go. My $700 Hp DV6736nr met the same fate. God I miss nehru place :(
    2. This sale comes only once an year. The total number of laptop choices in all the stores are not more than 5-6.
     
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    Toshiba laptops don't 'suck' and they in fact, have among the best build qualities I've seen. They are expensive but components used are very good.
    Of the 2, the Toshiba is more powerful.
    However, both Sony and Toshiba are overpriced. Sony more so than Toshiba.
    I would recommend you try for a Dell. It is better value for money and laptops are excellent, and they also have very good warranty options.
     
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