Old 07-12-2006   #1
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Which is the better laptop, Sony or Toshiba?

SONY VAIO-VGN-N130 - Windows XP Media Center, Intel Core Duo Processor T2050 1.6GHz, 2MB Level Cache, 533MHz Frontside Bus, 1.OGB PC-4200 DDR2 RAM(Expandable to 2.0GB), 80GB 5,400RPM Serial ATA Hard Drive, 8xDual Layer DVD+/-RW, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 Video Chipset, up to 128MB shared Memory,Internal Max Res. 128 x 800, Mem. Stick Slot, (1)_Express Caed / 34 Slot, Standby WLan On/Off, Intel PRO/Wirless 3945ABG, Windows Sound System Compatible Chipset.or

ToshibaA105-S4284 Core DuoT2050 1.6GHz, 1GB RAM Expandable to 2GB, 100GB Double Layer DVD/RW, Wireless 802.11ABG.

Also, are HP laptops as good as Toshiba or Sony Laptops? I have been hearing some bad things about them. I would like to get the Laptop today.
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Re: Which is the better laptop, Sony or Toshiba?

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Also, are HP laptops as good as Toshiba or Sony Laptops? I have been hearing some bad things about them.
If you want a good laptop get a Toshiba I been very happy with my one! Some of my friends that have a Sony laptop been having lots of problems with them and they would never buy a Sony again they are just as bad as HP if not worse.
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Re: Which is the better laptop, Sony or Toshiba?

I know 3 people that had Sony laptops and all of them had problems, 2 major, 1 minor - memory stick slot was bad and wouldn't let Windows load . I personally like Toshiba loptops. But I have an HP laptop for work at it works great so far. I friend of mine bought one though and it blew up the second day he had it.
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Re: Which is the better laptop, Sony or Toshiba?

I like both Toshiba and Sony laptops. Good build quality, stylish, well-balanced performance-wise. I think Toshiba is slightly better-designed and manufactured to more exacting standards. As far as support goes, I definitely prefer dealing with Toshiba to dealing with Sony.

I used to be pretty biased against HP, but they actually do turn out a good product. Not engineered as well as some other manufacturers' machines, but they're sturdy, affordable, and even starting to look kinda slick.
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Re: Which is the better laptop, Sony or Toshiba?

May I inquire why you don't consider Dell or IBM. IMO they are better than any of the ones you mentioned in terms of brand name atm. Of your choices though, Sony is usally all show but lack sperformance. I have only had one experience with a Toshiba and that had the HDD die quickly (less than 1 year) after purchase.
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Re: Which is the better laptop, Sony or Toshiba?

@ xtacydima
Why would you by like (at least) one year old laptop? Thinkpads are made by Lenovo nowdays :-p

I'd recommend you to have a look at what Asus has to offer, they offer very good laptops to a very competitive price and they also have experience for making laptops to other large companies such as Apple.
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Re: Which is the better laptop, Sony or Toshiba?

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SONY VAIO-VGN-N130 - Windows XP Media Center, Intel Core Duo Processor T2050 1.6GHz, 2MB Level Cache, 533MHz Frontside Bus, 1.OGB PC-4200 DDR2 RAM(Expandable to 2.0GB), 80GB 5,400RPM Serial ATA Hard Drive, 8xDual Layer DVD+/-RW, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 Video Chipset, up to 128MB shared Memory,Internal Max Res. 128 x 800, Mem. Stick Slot, (1)_Express Caed / 34 Slot, Standby WLan On/Off, Intel PRO/Wirless 3945ABG, Windows Sound System Compatible Chipset.or

ToshibaA105-S4284 Core DuoT2050 1.6GHz, 1GB RAM Expandable to 2GB, 100GB Double Layer DVD/RW, Wireless 802.11ABG.

Also, are HP laptops as good as Toshiba or Sony Laptops? I have been hearing some bad things about them. I would like to get the Laptop today.
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Bought my wife a M45 last year for christmas (toshiba) I just put in another gig of ram and really have been no problems with it!
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Re: Which is the better laptop, Sony or Toshiba?

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May I inquire why you don't consider Dell or IBM. IMO they are better than any of the ones you mentioned in terms of brand name atm. Of your choices though, Sony is usally all show but lack sperformance. I have only had one experience with a Toshiba and that had the HDD die quickly (less than 1 year) after purchase.
Thanks for all your responses.
The deals for the Sony and Toshiba laptop I mentioned are good. As for as Dell, the similar laptop would be more expensive. The laptops in my price range would only have shared memory. The sony and toshiba are going for $899. As far as the sony memory stick, would that be a problem if the memory cards we use are SD Cards? I have a cannon didgatal camera that uses SD Cards. Or is that a non-issue?
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Re: Which is the better laptop, Sony or Toshiba?

I use a lot of Sony gear...for compatibility maybe (but shouldn´t be a significant issue)

This laptop has had a hard life...cooked the HD (but it was working at 100% in 38°C heat in the sun for an hour = my fault!), but replaced it under warranty and everything is fine.

My IT buddy dropped a full bottle of beer on his...the bottle exploded...the laptop survived!

He is using a mega-spec Toshiba now...but says he still prefers the Sony.

They are both TOP machines...but as someone has said...why not check out the ASUS...I´ve heard plenty of good things about them too.

If more money was available, I´d look for a higher spec´d Sony.

...or Toshiba
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Re: Which is the better laptop, Sony or Toshiba?

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May I inquire why you don't consider Dell
Yes every one should be considering a Dell, specially the model that suddenly catches on fire, you can have a barbeque wile surfing the Net
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DO NOT Get a dell.
they work great i ave no complant about that.
However my dell inspration 1501 some times over heats and shuts it self off and wont turn back on for a few seconds.
My power coer broke i got a new one it worked for a bit then quit.
it charges now and again.
i wouldn't recomend a DELL i have all of the sims2 games it loads them perfecly but wont let me click on the pie menu it disapears.-cant play the game because of it-
I like certen features about the dell but not everything i am getting a Toshiba - any laptop would be better than a dell-
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Re: Which is the better laptop, Sony or Toshiba?

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