Need some help with these two laptops...PLEASE!!!


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  1. jree

    jree Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm in the market for a new laptop and was wondering if I can get some advice between a Gateway and a Samsung. I already have the gateway but I'm not too sure how I feel about it. Its fast and responsive but the comfortablitly and travel of the left click on the mouse is just way tooo long. I have never had a Samsung comp and don't know how trustworthy these are. Any info and insight on these two would be helpful would be welcomed

    Gateway - Laptop / Intel® Core™ i3 Processor / 14" Display / 4GB Memory / 500GB Hard Drive - Silver - ID49C07u

    Samsung - Laptop with Intel® Core™ i3 Processor - Red/Black - NP-R480-JAB1US
     

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    jree Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Sorry the links aren't working now. This is the specs of the Gateway lD49C07u

    Product Height
    1"

    <LI class=banded>Product Width
    13.5"

    Product Weight
    5.1 lbs.

    <LI class=banded>Product Depth
    9.6"

    Color Category
    Silver

    <LI class=banded>Processor Brand
    Intel
     
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    jree Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    And here are the specs for the Samsung NP-R480

    Product Height
    1.2"

    <LI class=banded>Product Width
    13.5"

    Product Weight
    5 lbs.

    <LI class=banded>Product Depth
    9.4"

    Color Category
    Red

    <LI class=banded>Processor Brand
    Intel
     
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    SoulTerror Well-Known Member

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    My wife has a Gateway laptop and it's been fixed about 4 times by Best Buy why it was under warranty. I'm on my second Toshiba laptop (sold the first one) and the only complaint I have is how sensitive the touch pad is when your typing it will jump your mouse around. I've had my laptop for almost a year now and running Win 7 64-bit pro with no issues on it.

    **I mis read the first post. Thought you where comparing to a Toshiba laptop which is what I have, I had a brain fart. I'd still take the Samsung over the Gateway.**
     
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    jree Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks. I was worried about reliability with these two. I've read a couple of people saying they had issues with their gateway
     
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    jree Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well thanks for your opinion SoulTerror. It actually helped me make up my mind to take my comp back to best buy and pick up something else. I got a Toshiba Portege r705. It was more money but worth every penny. It had the exacts specs that I was looking for in size and functionality. Plus, b/c nobody in the comp dept helped me the store manager took off an extra 10%. I've had really good experiences with Toshiba so thanks for helping me make my mind up
     
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    SoulTerror Well-Known Member

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    I have a Toshiba Satellite L5050 and it works great for me. Wish it had more USB ports, but that's what hub is for.
     
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    How much are they gonna set you back?
     
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    SoulTerror Well-Known Member

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    My laptop cost me around $800 at the beginning of the year. Dual 2.something CPU, 64-bit, 4 GB RAM, DVD burner, full keyboard with number pad.
     
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    Gateway are terrible, at least their business end is. At work we had an older gateway that we tried to get restore discs for. It was an XP machine but also a tablet PC. We tried finding a download or purchase link...nothing. We tried contacting customer service...nothing. We even tried to purchase a gateway machine and could not get 1 human being on the phone. Turns out their business support got sold to a third party company that went bankrupt. In turn there is nothing we could do to get support for this laptop.
     
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    Darkwarrior006 Well-Known Member

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    the samsung is a good way to go, they are good. gateway is crap, as is dell. Toshiba and asus laptops are also really good, both dont break down as much as the other laptops out there.
     
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    SoulTerror Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't' have very good ratings.
     
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    One thing I can confirm is that it doesn't have superb battery life but, imo that's not such a big deal. I bought it for my GF recently and she loves it so that's really all I care about. She's not a heavy user either so it's perfect for her usage.
     
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    jree Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for the help but I already picked up the Toshiba Portege R705. Im pretty happy with it. It says it can get over 8 hrs of battery life and a tester on this site has confirmed that it is possible. I just have to find what eco setting I need in order to get this done. I am extremely happy with this comp and the lady at the cust service desk gave me a descent discount.
     
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    Of those 2 Samsung everyday... I notice that you ended up picking a Toshiba. They also make very nice laptops. Enjoy your new toy!!
     
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    I was going to say a Toshiba would be they way to go over the Gateway and Samsung.
     

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