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Is Toshiba a good brand for laptops?

#1castrejon04Posted 11/9/2013 3:23:03 PM
I saw a good deal at Best Buy for a Toshiba laptop at $229, but it's a Intel Celeron processor @ 1.8 ghz with 4 GB of RAM. Are the Intel Celeron processors still consider bad? Is Toshiba a good brand for laptops, like it won't break down easily overtime?

I just want to replace my Dell Latitude D620, and I want a laptop for internet browsing and word processing and watch 1080p videos without any fps problems. Is this a good enough laptop for that?
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#2VIP86Posted 11/9/2013 3:25:47 PM
Really wouldn't recommend a celeron. If you can wait a couple weeks, get a laptop on black friday.
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#3DragnfyrPosted 11/9/2013 3:28:32 PM
That laptop is probably one of the worst laptops you can buy today but you can't expect much at that kind of pricepoint.
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#4castrejon04(Topic Creator)Posted 11/9/2013 3:53:46 PM
I guess I'll just wait.
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#5TheWayOfTheGunPosted 11/9/2013 3:54:46 PM
Lenovo, Asus, MSI, Sager.
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#6ZalteraPosted 11/9/2013 4:56:54 PM
My brother had one that died after three years. He was apparently happy enough with his purchase that he decided to get another Toshiba laptop. Hasn't had any problems I know of after about four years of his abuse.
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#7DoramiPosted 11/9/2013 5:01:00 PM
Celeron is just a brand label. It denotes the weakest Intel lineup. (Order is Celeron, Pentium, i3, i5, and i7).

The particular Toshiba you're thinking of is an Ivy Bridge, a step above the weakest Celeron. It's perfectly usable if all you'll do with it is web browse, e-mail, and word processing. The keyboard's actually not terrible for that price point.

Toshiba insists on using small trackpads with large trackpad buttons. The buttons make it easy to consistently click, but the low surface area of the trackpad makes it difficult to use. Not a problem if you're a mouse person, of course.
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#8PraetorXynPosted 11/9/2013 5:18:50 PM
TheWayOfTheGun posted...
Lenovo, Asus, MSI, Sager.

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#9EGMRULZPosted 11/9/2013 10:01:13 PM
My bro had one and I don't recommend you get one. They don't tend to be powerful for gaming purposes. Within 2 years of use it just kept BSOD until he gave up and passed it onto a friend who got it repaired and owned it.
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#10dragonballEEEPosted 11/10/2013 1:08:16 AM
castrejon04 posted...
I saw a good deal at Best Buy for a Toshiba laptop at $229, but it's a Intel Celeron processor @ 1.8 ghz with 4 GB of RAM. Are the Intel Celeron processors still consider bad? Is Toshiba a good brand for laptops, like it won't break down easily overtime?

I just want to replace my Dell Latitude D620, and I want a laptop for internet browsing and word processing and watch 1080p videos without any fps problems. Is this a good enough laptop for that?


I work at best buy. That is literally the worst laptop we sell. I'm guessing it's the C55-A5300? Move your budget to like $300 or $350....or just get a tablet.