I buy Lenovo E530's for work, and they're great. Super strong formfactor which holds up to the idiotic endusers i given them to, and they let me put in a 24gb SSD cache drive which makes loadtimes super quick.
Once I completely spec out the computer (i5, 4gb ram, 500gb hdd +24gb SSD) it comes to around $6-700 depending on what sale is going on. Then I have to load in win7 pro/office home/business/adobe standard which raises up the price to 900-1k. Great little laptops.
However for myself, who takes care of the laptop, have an MSI GE60 as my main workstation, and an MSI x460dx for my mobile platform. I put a 240gb MSATA in the GE60 and it runs like a charm. Deleted the optical drive from the x460 and put in a vertex 4/disk caddy.
Both run windows 8 (haters gonna hate) w/ stardock's Start8, so they're super quick. --- TT Level 10 GT Snow Edition| i5 3570k w/ Corsair H100i | 2x XFX 7950 | 32GB DDR3 2400 | MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt| Corsair AX1200i | 512GB 840 Pro | 2TB WD Green
#12LaMichael_JamesPosted 11/10/2013 9:42:46 AM
Lenovo, Asus, MSI
no sager hp and dell are fine --- bust rb
#13Superlinkbros89Posted 11/10/2013 10:02:50 AM
My parents have a a similar laptop to the one you mentioned. They have some of the worst cooling and noise of a laptop out there ( Its louder than my Lenovo z500 at a max load when they are just browsing the web to put this into perspective) --- Not changing this sig until a Kid Icarus Uprising sequel is announced. Started: 01/01/2013
#14DoramiPosted 11/10/2013 11:38:19 AM
Is that the worst laptop at Bestbuy? I bought a X502CA-BCL0901D as a temporary replacement. It has worse specs and a terrible keyboard. The trackpad was nicer than the Toshiba that was right next to it, but it was still bad. Then again, it's much lighter than the C55-A5300.
Much as I love Thinkpads, I suspect TC isn't willing to shell out for that quality if his first choice is a $230 computer. --- "...Ashley takes on Lord Blazer alone in a white cape with flowing rockstar hair while playing his impossibly cool sword as a guitar..." - LBoksha
#15OldSorrowPosted 11/10/2013 11:40:18 AM
Toshiba is like KIA. --- If you don't use Throwback Mode for a full week while logged in, you will lose access.
#16Pepys MonsterPosted 11/10/2013 11:42:43 AM
I had a ****ty MSI laptop for 3 years. Acer is way better. --- AMD A10 5757M @ 2.5GHz | Radeon 8750M 2GB | Samsung Evo 1TB SSD | 8GB DDR3-1600 | Windows 8
#17RogueStrikerPosted 11/10/2013 1:57:12 PM
I had an old Toshiba laptop that had an overheating problem. It became so bad, it would die even when I wasn't playing a game.
Not sure if they fixed their overheating issues. --- Gotta love Photon Cannon. 1934-1042-4099
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#19SemperFiAngelPosted 11/12/2013 10:44:33 PM
I work at Best Buy as well. For the love of God, don't waste money on that pos. As a matter of fact most Toshiba's under 400 bucks always have battery issues.
Buy the $339.99 i3 HP laptop if you are on a budget or find an open item laptop and get a deal out of it. --- Youtube: www.youtube.com/chrisrey3156