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Buying a laptop need some help

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#1 JayD19


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Posted 15 February 2013 - 01:45 PM

So I want to buy my boyfriend a laptop for his birthday and was thinking about one of these two:







He doesn't play games so it would just be for internet/email, youtube, netflix, and his music.  he's not a fan of my kindle fire HD so that out.  I don’t really want to spend more than 450.00.  Are these two any good for what they will need to do?  I would also take any suggestions.  Thanks


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#2 Anatomij


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Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:23 PM

As an IT, repairing laptops on the daily, i would not suggest Toshiba. The Satellite series tend to exhibit faults in the motherboard over a 2 year period. Your best bet would be getting the ASUS, Lenovo is good as well. If you are willing to spend 450$ then i suggest :





#3 killerx525


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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:18 PM

The failure rates of Toshiba is actually pretty low same goes for Asus, every laptop has an equal chance of failing.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:58 AM

I have a Toshiba Satellite.  It's 2 years old and still running great.  Only problem I had was that the advertised battery charge life was only half the advertised time - and this was a common problem for a number of people I know (I belong to a large computer club).  Anyway, Toshiba happily replaced the battery with no questions asked and my battery gets its full charge now.  Apparently, they knew they had a problem with the batteries they were getting.

#5 JayD19

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:34 PM

Thanks alot guys I went with the Asus (Anatomij).  With this and the two engagement rings I brought I should be good to go.  Again thanks for the help wish me luck.


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