That toshiba uses an AMD processor that doesn’t keep up with the Intel counterparts, the onboard graphics is better but not as fast as the Asus laptop, nor is the monitors resolution as good.
The HP pavillion adds a cool feature, blu-ray reader to watch hi-def movies but I don’t know how good that can be when the monitors resolution comes no where near 1900x1200 pixels lol. If it had a HDMI connector then that would be pretty awesome but it only has a VGA output for an external monitor, here are some more specs for that laptop here. A plus is that you’ve just found the fast video card so far, its the 9600 GT, which scores 4636 in 3dmark06. I’m not sure how the cpu stacks up “Intel Centrino P7350” compared to the 8xxx series. Looking at the intel web site, the chip looks good its got 3mb level 2 cache so its like the E7200 chip for desktop pc’s, its probably better on power consumption than the 8xxx series.