1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Toshiba or Dell laptop? or...?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by jilly07, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. Aug 19, 2009 at 8:28 PM
    #1
    jilly07

    jilly07 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2009
    Member:
    #15914
    Messages:
    246
    Gender:
    Female
    SW Arkansas
    Vehicle:
    07 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 TRD
    Westin Bull Bar, K C Lights, Weathertech Liners, Toyo All Terrain Tires, Dale Earnhardt, Jr Cannon (series 1091) wheels.
    My HP died Saturday. I went to Best Buy and bought a Toshiba Satellite L505-S6946. Now a whole 5 days later, te keybord is not typin al the letters? YOU SEE WHAT I MEAN?? I'm pushiing the keys and they are just not responding. Needless to say i'm takin it back tomorrow. Any suggestions? I just need it to work for internet and skype and maybe games. Thanks
     
  2. Aug 19, 2009 at 8:39 PM
    #2
    genxer36

    genxer36 Lord of Tomfoolery

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2007
    Member:
    #3442
    Messages:
    10,581
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sean
    Bethlehem,GA
    Tow package, XM Satellite radio, K & N Air filter, & Channel Vent Visors
    Toshiba doesn't make good laptops as you can tell.

    Also stay away from these brands: Gateway,Toshiba,Acer

    Dell & HP are some of the best.


    Stay away from refurbished laptops. I have had bad luck with refurbished computer components in the past.


    You can get a better deal online. Go to Dell & configure a laptop.

    Also check tigerdirect.com
    newegg.com
     
  3. Aug 19, 2009 at 8:52 PM
    #3
    jilly07

    jilly07 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2009
    Member:
    #15914
    Messages:
    246
    Gender:
    Female
    SW Arkansas
    Vehicle:
    07 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 TRD
    Westin Bull Bar, K C Lights, Weathertech Liners, Toyo All Terrain Tires, Dale Earnhardt, Jr Cannon (series 1091) wheels.

    OK, Thanks
     
  4. Aug 19, 2009 at 8:53 PM
    #4
    MDBigRed

    MDBigRed Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2008
    Member:
    #6954
    Messages:
    409
    Gender:
    Male
    Potomac, MD
    Vehicle:
    '08 TRD Sport 4x4
    Uniden PC78Elite CB, 4' Firestiks, KC reverse/work lights, Mudflaps removed, Gorilla wheel locks, TRD box air intake, MBRP XP series dual exhaust, Wet Okole seat covers, 20% front tints, Pacer tailgate light bar, Uniden Bear Cat PA external speaker, 4.5" RCD Lift w/ extended ICON coilovers, door sill LED running lights, LED alarm scanner light, Scangauge II, Blendmount, Diff breather mod, Whelen hideaway 90watt strobes, Piaa Xtreme white bulbs, VIAIR onboard air, Allpro T-case sheild, TC LCA Skids, Stubbswelding HD-SKO Sliders, Weathertech floor mats, TC UCA's, Allpro SS brakelines, rear ARB locker, 4.56 Yukon gears, BlueSea fuse block, bed rail light bar, Shrockworks bumper, Smittybuilt XRC8 Comp winch, IPF 900's, Piaa 510's, Tekonsha brake controller, Air horn, Pop 'n lock, Alcan Spring leaf packs, JVC KD-AHD 69 head unit, 12voltguy winch controller, Safari Snorkel
    dell. I had a toshiba for 3 years and it suucckked soo bad. always problems with it. I have had 2 dells that work ok. I like HP the best, but now i actually use mac and absolutely love it
     
  5. Aug 19, 2009 at 8:53 PM
    #5
    genxer36

    genxer36 Lord of Tomfoolery

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2007
    Member:
    #3442
    Messages:
    10,581
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sean
    Bethlehem,GA
    Tow package, XM Satellite radio, K & N Air filter, & Channel Vent Visors
    You are welcome.:)
     
  6. Aug 19, 2009 at 9:04 PM
    #6
    Veccster

    Veccster bass turds

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2008
    Member:
    #8407
    Messages:
    2,096
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Pittsburgh - The City of Champions
    Vehicle:
    2009 DC V6 TRDsport
    5100's all around - fronts at 1.75", 265/70/17 Bridgestone Revo 2, HID headlights and fog lights, factory skid plate, ss exhaust tip, tube steps, Access roll-up tonneau cover, Redline hood struts, 6 D-rings, seat MagLite, LED dome, fumoto oil drain, DTRL, fog light anytime, Kenwood/Clarion speakers, Pop-N-Lock 5300, LED bed lights and a few other things...
    Go with Dell. They seem more rock solid. I recently bought an HP and my dad bought a Dell. Comparing the 2 side x side, you can definitely tell his is more sturdy.

    I think my HP LOOKS better but it wouldn't hold up to regular travel. His doesn't look as nice (not glossy) but it would hold up in the long run. I paid $1500, he paid $1200.

    GO WITH DELL.




    Although a computer technician I know swears by Toshiba. Her reasoning is that parts are easier to replace on the Toshiba. HP and DELL do not sell their parts and it's not easy to replace things. My argument...I ain't fixing shit. If it breaks, I'll replace the whole thing!!!
     
  7. Aug 19, 2009 at 9:08 PM
    #7
    carmellocafe

    carmellocafe Begin With The End In Mind.

    Joined:
    May 15, 2009
    Member:
    #17267
    Messages:
    2,266
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    KEVIN
    N. California
    Vehicle:
    2014 TRD OR Access cab longbed
    x2 on the Dell. I've had a couple that have held up well. They've got the best tech support/customer service in the business too IMO. Had pretty good luck with Sony VAIO also:)
     
  8. Aug 19, 2009 at 9:15 PM
    #8
    jilly07

    jilly07 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2009
    Member:
    #15914
    Messages:
    246
    Gender:
    Female
    SW Arkansas
    Vehicle:
    07 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 TRD
    Westin Bull Bar, K C Lights, Weathertech Liners, Toyo All Terrain Tires, Dale Earnhardt, Jr Cannon (series 1091) wheels.
    Thanks guys! I'm taking this thing back in the morning!!! They must have made this thing on a Friday and 4:45:p I've had a couple of Dell's one was great the other spent more time in the mail getting fixed. I just thought I would try this brand and luckly it f'd up within the 14 days, so I can get a full refund. I hate Best Buy too.........:mad: Don't know why I went there.
     
  9. Aug 19, 2009 at 9:26 PM
    #9
    Snipe

    Snipe Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2009
    Member:
    #12421
    Messages:
    1,150
    Gender:
    Male
    Pacific NW
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD Off Road
    I had a Dell Laptop that I hated the metallic looking screen reflection and it lasted 8 days past the warranty, talked to a couple local computer shops an both said "Not surprised, buy a Toshiba" so I did and that was one of the best running machines I have ever had up until those asswipes that broke into my house a few weeks back decided they needed it more then me.

    Will be picking up another Toshiba here shortly
     
  10. Aug 19, 2009 at 9:28 PM
    #10
    jilly07

    jilly07 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2009
    Member:
    #15914
    Messages:
    246
    Gender:
    Female
    SW Arkansas
    Vehicle:
    07 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 TRD
    Westin Bull Bar, K C Lights, Weathertech Liners, Toyo All Terrain Tires, Dale Earnhardt, Jr Cannon (series 1091) wheels.
    Well, I have heard good thing about them too. I guess I just got a lemon:mad:
    Thanks for the info
     
  11. Aug 19, 2009 at 9:31 PM
    #11
    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Member:
    #7822
    Messages:
    29,052
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    TW'S Hippy Liberal
    Portland, OR
    Vehicle:
    2002 4x4 4Runner
    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.
    Macs really are worth the money. I never used to see the hype with Macs until I started using them everyday in school. They are quite impressive!
     
  12. Aug 19, 2009 at 9:33 PM
    #12
    jilly07

    jilly07 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2009
    Member:
    #15914
    Messages:
    246
    Gender:
    Female
    SW Arkansas
    Vehicle:
    07 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 TRD
    Westin Bull Bar, K C Lights, Weathertech Liners, Toyo All Terrain Tires, Dale Earnhardt, Jr Cannon (series 1091) wheels.
    I've never used one, what is the difference?
     
  13. Aug 19, 2009 at 9:39 PM
    #13
    sliverworm

    sliverworm Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2009
    Member:
    #12992
    Messages:
    414
    Gender:
    Male
    Austin, Texas
    Vehicle:
    06 PreRunner TRD Offroad
    DELL FTW!!

    I work there :)

    XPS system if you do though..
     
  14. Aug 19, 2009 at 9:43 PM
    #14
    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Member:
    #7822
    Messages:
    29,052
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    TW'S Hippy Liberal
    Portland, OR
    Vehicle:
    2002 4x4 4Runner
    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.


    Overall it's just faster and easier to use. Everything is simple. If you want to move things you just drag and drop them. My web pages load in a split second, regardless off the content. Microsoft programs can also be run on Macs (such as Word and Powerpoint) so that's a definitely plus. There's also a ton of cool features that are no where to be found on PCs. Macs are far more customizable. :)


    I had a Toshiba before the MacBook and the Toshiba SUCKED!
     
  15. Aug 19, 2009 at 9:45 PM
    #15
    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard Hi

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2009
    Member:
    #18080
    Messages:
    3,760
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Manny
    CA
    Vehicle:
    2010 FJC
    55w HIDs, 16" Countersteer Offroads, Yokahama All Terrains, Demello Sliders
    word. Household had PCS for some time, till we bought an iMac. Now we have 4 macbooks and an iMac. Get a MAc. I think apple has a free ipod touch promotion going on right now too.
     
  16. Aug 19, 2009 at 9:46 PM
    #16
    1337Taco

    1337Taco Sold all 3

    Joined:
    May 9, 2008
    Member:
    #6504
    Messages:
    7,373
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kevin
    NorCal
    Vehicle:
    2012 4x4
    Kings
    I won't ever get a mac. Too expensive to get equal performance of a PC.
     
  17. Aug 19, 2009 at 9:46 PM
    #17
    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Member:
    #7822
    Messages:
    29,052
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    TW'S Hippy Liberal
    Portland, OR
    Vehicle:
    2002 4x4 4Runner
    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.
    +1 on the lack of viruses on a Mac. I think that's what made my PC so slow. Well that and many other things. Right now I am on my MacBook with 4 programs running (iTunes, Safari [with 3 tabs open], iPhoto, and Mail) and there is absolutely no lag between the programs. That's something that a PC can't do.
     
  18. Aug 19, 2009 at 9:47 PM
    #18
    jilly07

    jilly07 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2009
    Member:
    #15914
    Messages:
    246
    Gender:
    Female
    SW Arkansas
    Vehicle:
    07 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 TRD
    Westin Bull Bar, K C Lights, Weathertech Liners, Toyo All Terrain Tires, Dale Earnhardt, Jr Cannon (series 1091) wheels.
    I have been reading reviews of them on best buy web site and that is exactly what everyone else said. Hmmm....maybe I should try one. They are high in price but if it works, it's $$ well spent. OMG this keyboard is drvin me crazy!!!
     
  19. Aug 19, 2009 at 9:50 PM
    #19
    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Member:
    #7822
    Messages:
    29,052
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    TW'S Hippy Liberal
    Portland, OR
    Vehicle:
    2002 4x4 4Runner
    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.


    :laugh:


    My buttons didn't work on my Toshiba, but that was after 3 years, not 5 days. :eek:


    Play around with a Mac in the store and see how you like it. A lot of people like them, and few don't.


    In my opinion, Macs last way longer than PCs. My friend has an original PowerBook from 1997 that is still running great. :laugh:
     
  20. Aug 19, 2009 at 10:03 PM
    #20
    rossk35

    rossk35 Do Work Son!

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2009
    Member:
    #15197
    Messages:
    945
    Gender:
    Male
    hawaii
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD Sport Supercharged
    TRD S/C/TRD Intake/TRD Boost Gauge/DT Headers/OEM TL/ZKW retro/Pioneer DVD w/Ipod/Magnaflow/20% Tint/BHLM/JL 10" sub, JL VR components, JL 450/4 amp/Helwig Sway bar/Viper 791/ 18" limited 4runner rims
    Had a hp laptop for a year then got a aluminum macbook and am so much happier with it! Mac owns get one!!!! If your a first time mac user it will take you some time to get the feel and know the commands for it, but once you learn them you won't look back.
     
To Top