Buying A laptop on Sept.13, please ADVISE!! thanks in advanc


Aug 31, 2004
I have a choice between these 3 laptops for only $$$$$ difference in prices. I have to purchase them tomorrow (sept.13) to get the pricing, sorry for the urgency, thanks in advance! The three are:

HP Pavilion AMD Turion 64 ML-37 2.0GHz Laptop (DV8310) for $1199.99 (Canadian Dollars)

Processor Type AMD Turion 64 ML-37
Screen Size 17"
RAM (Preloaded / Maximum) 1024MB DDR RAM (Exp. To 2GB)
Hard Drive 120GB 4200RPM
Optical Drives 8X DVD+/-RW Dual Layer With LightScribe
Graphics 128MB ATI RADEON Xpress 200M
Average Battery Life Info Not Available
Product Weight 3.63 kg
Audio Type Altec Lansing
Battery Type 8-Cell Lithium-Ion
Cache 1MB L2
Fax/Modem 56K V.90
I/O Ports 4 x USB 2.0, 1 x IEEE1394
Included In Box AC Adapter, Battery, Remote, Headphones
Network Card 54g 802.11b/g WLAN With 125HSM
Other Software MS Works, MS Money, MS Encarta Plus
PC Card Slots ExpressCard34/54, Type I/II 16/32-Bit
Pointing Device Touchpad
Preloaded Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Processor Speed 2.0GHz
Product Dimensions 39.05(W) x 27.75(H) x 3.70(D) cm
Removable Storage None
Screen Type WXGA
Speakers Altec Lansing
System Bus 1600MHz
Warranty 1 Year Parts & Labour

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Burn DVDs with professional labels with the included LightScribe burner.

Control playback with the included HP remote control.

10/100 RJ-45 LAN

6-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Sticks, Memory Stick Pro, SmartMedia or xD Picture cards

then theres this one HP DV8320 for $1399.99 (Canadian Dollars)

intel centrino duo 2050
1024 MB DDR memory
160 GB HD (5400)
lightscribe DVD Burner 8X
128MB Nvidia GeForce GO 7400 graphics card, and all the same toys as the 8320.


Toshiba Satellite Intel Centrino Duo T2400 1.83 GHz Laptop (P100-SD3) for $1280.00 (Canadian Dollars)

Processor Type Intel Centrino Duo T2400
Screen Size 17"
RAM (Preloaded / Maximum) 1024MB DDR2 (Exp. To 4GB)
Hard Drive 100GB SATA (5400 RPM)
Optical Drives DVD Super-Multi Drive
Graphics 128MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300
Average Battery Life 2 Hours 17 Minutes
Product Weight 3.2 kg
Audio Type Software Sound 16-Bit Stereo
Battery Type 6-Cell Lithium Ion
Cache L1 32KB/32KB, L2 2MB
Fax/Modem V.92 56K Data/Fax Modem
I/O Ports See The Features Section
Included In Box AC Adaptor,Power Cord, Manual,Restore CD
Network Card See The Features Section
Other Software See The Features Section
PC Card Slots See The Features Section
Pointing Device Dual Mode Pad
Preloaded Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home
Processor Speed 1.83GHz
Product Dimensions 27.5(W) x 4.19(H) x 39.4(D) cm
Removable Storage No
Screen Type Widescreen TruBrite
Speakers Built-In Harman/Kardon Stereo Speakers
System Bus 667MHz FSB
Warranty 1 Year Parts, Labour Limitied Int'l.

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Network Card: 10/100/1000 Integrated Ethernet LAN, Intel Wireless LAN 802.11abg

PC Card Slots: 1 PC Card Slot Supports One Type II PC Cards, Supports CardBus, 1 Express Card Slot

I/O Ports: 4 x USB 2.0, RJ11, RJ45, External Microphone Port, Headphone Port, RGB, S-Video Out, DVI, S/P DIF

Other Software: Toshiba Configfree, Toshiba Express Media Player, WinDVD, Sonic Record Now, Intervideo WinDVD Creator 2 Platinum, Microsoft Office OneNote 2003, Norton Antivirus 2006

I will be mostly using the laptop for day to day use, including surfing, email, but I will also be using it for a sound program that uses USB ports and some graphic work on Corel Draw 11, and AI as well. I like to multi-task a bit. I will also be doing some DVD back-up stuff (ripping and burning). So I would really like to know which unit is the best bang for the buck. I really like the HP packaging (look and feel) but I don't want to base my decision on just looks (LOL, don't judge a book by it's cover so to speak) as I don't mind the clean lines of the toshiba! Again losta thanks for any answers and input!


Aug 31, 2004
I went with the Toshiba!! Even though you sell notebooks, I want to thank for replying to my post, it was your evaluation that ultimately made the choice for me, as I've seen how well versed your computer knowledge is! thanks again for the help! :D
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