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Which laptop to keep? Acer Acer Aspire E3-111-C0WA vs Toshiba Toshiba Satellite L75-B7270

mc704 192 197 August 21, 2014 at 06:04 PM
Hey Folks,

I bought the Acer laptop from here
http://slickdeals.net/f/7143190-acer-aspire-laptop-celeron-dual-core-2-16ghz-320gb-11-6-1366x768-win-8-1-130-free-shipping?v=1

and the Toshiba laptop from here
http://slickdeals.net/f/7134730-hp-touchscreen-laptop-pentium-n3530-4gb-ddr3-500gb-hdd-15-6-1366x768-led-250-free-shipping


I paid $140 for the Acer and $270 for the Toshiba.

I was wondering which laptop to keep in terms of performance per dollar and usability for school. I don't do much on the computer... just office programs, surf the internet, and basic school stuff.

Is the Toshiba's extra price worth it over the Acer?

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The 2nd link takes me to an HP.
Before I can make a comparison, I need to know if it is the wrong link or you mistakenly called the HP a Toshiba.
By the way, in general, Acer is the bottom of the bucket.

If it is truly the Acer vs the HP, it's a no brainer.
The HP has double the power and double the quality.
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The 2nd link takes me to an HP.
Before I can make a comparison, I need to know if it is the wrong link or you mistakenly called the HP a Toshiba.
By the way, in general, Acer is the bottom of the bucket.

If it is truly the Acer vs the HP, it's a no brainer.
The HP has double the power and double the quality.
Hey,

Thank you for the quick reply. I should have specified. The link has a sub deal in the thread which is the Toshiba Laptop.

Here is a direct link to staples website
http://www.staples.com/Toshiba-Sa...ct_1064941

I would love to have your input!
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Hey,

Thank you for the quick reply. I should have specified. The link has a sub deal in the thread which is the Toshiba Laptop.

Here is a direct link to staples website
http://www.staples.com/Toshiba-Sa...ct_1064941

I would love to have your input!
The Toshiba is also double the power of the Acer.
My only concern here is that we're comparing a 12 incher to a 16 incher and they are from two different worlds.
I happen to own a 12 inch Asus as my personal laptop, as I have large PC's with big monitors when I need lots of real estate, while the much smaller laptop is easy to handle, light, very mobile, etc.
A 16 incher is more for the person who uses it as his principal computer, so the size might be an important factor for you.
Do you know what I mean?
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Quote from RockySosua View Post :
The Toshiba is also double the power of the Acer.
My only concern here is that we're comparing a 12 incher to a 16 incher and they are from two different worlds.
I happen to own a 12 inch Asus as my personal laptop, as I have large PC's with big monitors when I need lots of real estate, while the much smaller laptop is easy to handle, light, very mobile, etc.
A 16 incher is more for the person who uses it as his principal computer, so the size might be an important factor for you.
Do you know what I mean?
Ah! Thanks for your advice.

I do plan on being mobile but it will also be my primary computer.

So basically I have to decide if I want mobility/less powerful laptop or having a bigger/more powerful laptop?
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Ah! Thanks for your advice.

I do plan on being mobile but it will also be my primary computer.

So basically I have to decide if I want mobility/less powerful laptop or having a bigger/more powerful laptop?
Yup. That's the short of it.
It's easier for me to have a small laptop, as it has a touchscreen and anything too small can be expanded in a flash with 2 fingers, but the real bottom line is that only you can know what suits you best.
You have the info now, knowing the power differences and that Acer are somewhat low end, but if those are the only two laptops you have to choose from and the 16 incher is too big for you, then the Acer may be the better choice.
It's not like you'll be married to it, so if there comes a time when you're not happy with it, you could easily sell it and not lose a penny on the deal.
Do you have the two machines in hand yet?
If not, I suggest dropping into a BestBuy or similar store and go look and feel the difference between a 12 and 16 incher.
That should help you make the right decision.
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Quote from RockySosua View Post :
Yup. That's the short of it.
It's easier for me to have a small laptop, as it has a touchscreen and anything too small can be expanded in a flash with 2 fingers, but the real bottom line is that only you can know what suits you best.
You have the info now, knowing the power differences and that Acer are somewhat low end, but if those are the only two laptops you have to choose from and the 16 incher is too big for you, then the Acer may be the better choice.
It's not like you'll be married to it, so if there comes a time when you're not happy with it, you could easily sell it and not lose a penny on the deal.
Do you have the two machines in hand yet?
If not, I suggest dropping into a BestBuy or similar store and go look and feel the difference between a 12 and 16 incher.
That should help you make the right decision.
I agree the comparisons here are hard to make due to the very large size difference in the machines. If your mobile I fear the 17" machine is likely too big for ease of use unless you need/want the big screen. Also important is what your trying to do with them. I would also remind you to have realistic expectations from these very low cost, machines.
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