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Opinion between 2 laptops

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#1 casasm91


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Posted 04 December 2011 - 11:20 PM

I recently got a laptop on sale from Costco and like it a lot but I saw an email today that shows another laptop on sale that may be a lot better for a little more money. I've been looking everywhere for a review or opinion on this but havne't found it. I'm no computer guru so I need help deciding. I'll list the few standouts and a link to each one afterward.

HP dv6-6163cl (currently bought, had for 2 days)
- Intel Core i5
- 6 GB RAM
- 750 HDD
- 2 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI
- Beats Audio
- Fingerprint Scanner (Not sure how useful this is but seems pretty cool. Think it can be used to replace typing passwords. Any personal opinion on it?)
- Paid $650.00 (Originally $800.00)

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11703349&whse=BC&Ne=5000001+4000000&eCat=BC|84|56670&N=4047229 4294967277&Mo=14&pos=1&No=5&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&Sp=C&ec=BC-EC5-Cat84&topnav=

(There is a data sheet towards the bottom of the link that shows the full specs)


Toshiba Satellite P755-S5393
- Intel Core i7
- 8 GB RAM
- 750 HDD
- 1 USB 3.0, 3 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI
- Unsure of Audio Quality
- No Fingerprint Scanner (Seems like a cool feature but may be useless)
- On Sale $700.00 (Originally $900.00)


Please give me your honest opinion. I hear Toshiba may be better built but I'm not positive. There is no restocking fee and I have no problem taking the HP back. I like the HP design with the aluminum case. I know i7 is better than i5 and 2 extra GB of RAM is good. Is having 2 USB 3.0 slots important? I know the HP has no Blue Tooth, but I'm not sure if it is even necessary. If anyone could check out both links and give a great diagnosis I'd REALLY appreciate it.

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#2 casasm91

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 11:32 PM

Sorry forgot to mention both are 15.6 inch screen.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 03:53 AM

It is true that Toshiba are better built laptops. The i7 is a quad core and the i5 is a dual core, so the i7 is faster. By having USB 3.0 port, the laptop is future proof. I would get the Toshiba, it has better performance and it's cheaper by $100.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 11:31 PM

Yep toshiba all the way and as for the finger print scanner my friend just got a laptop with one in it and it's a neat toy but nothing that should sway your choice all u do is swipe your finger and it acts as a log in...to replace passwords and u can set a game or program to a select finger and open the application up with a swipe of a finger ...neat but no faster than a double click lol

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