Toshiba laptop essential bundle for $430 bucks is it worth it?

Claymoresama

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I am looking at buying a laptop for $500 or less. I have been checking out some Lenovo computers at Bestbuy. I found a nice one for $450 and it's got a touchscreen, an i3-3110m 2.4ghz processor, 4gb of ram, and a 1tb hard drive. I thought that was great, but I am intrigued by the laptop essential bundles that Bestbuy has to offer. Here is the computer:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/toshiba-c55-a5308-laptop-internet-security-software-sleeve-mouse-flash-drive-microsoft-office-package/9999214600050001.p?id=pcmprd213500050001&skuId=9999214600050001&childSku=2032007&count=1#productdetail

There is a similar bundle for 30 bucks less that doesn't have office, but the laptop has 2 more gb's of ram. Now I like this deal because the processor is an i3-3120m @ 2.5ghz, and it's got a decent amount of ram and hard drive space. Also to make everything even better the computer can have the ram upgraded all the way to 16gbs!!!!! Most laptops in the sub-800 range can only handle 8gb. I am using the computer primarily for school, but also intend to play some mainstream mmo-like games (aka doesn't require a strong pc). Also I want do some very BASIC video editing like in movie maker nothing big. I am concerned whether this is truly a laptop worth buying or if it's just a really cheap piece of crap. One plus about this bundle versus the other is that the free antivirus that comes with it seems better and is for a whole year instead of only 6 months. The toshiba flash drive looks stupid, but who cares about a dang flash drive. I do like the sleeve that comes with it and that is something I am looking to buy.

Sorry for such a long post, but do you think this computer is worth getting?
 

Nathan Willis

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Stay clear of the Toshiba. They are not a good manufacturer.

http://www.laptopmag.com/mobile-life/toshiba-brand-rating-2012.aspx

Go with the Lenovo. They are much better.

http://www.laptopmag.com/mobile-life/lenovo-brand-rating-2012.aspx

There ThinkPad series are some of the best computer in the world.
The Lenovo will be much better. You will see no difference at all between the 2 CPUs.
Also, RAM is soo easy to install that you could upgraded it after you get the laptop.
I have a Lenovo ThinkPad with a 3GHZ CPU, 8GB of RAM, and an SSD.
Most games are at 60+ FPS. I never drop below 30 FPS with it. Even on high.
I was going to get a Toshiba due to the price too. I did some research and Lenovo is much better.
The ThinkPad series is VERY good. Get the Lenovo! :)

 

Nathan Willis

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Stay clear of the Toshiba. They are not a good manufacturer.

http://www.laptopmag.com/mobile-life/toshiba-brand-rating-2012.aspx

Go with the Lenovo. They are much better.

http://www.laptopmag.com/mobile-life/lenovo-brand-rating-2012.aspx

There ThinkPad series are some of the best computer in the world.
The Lenovo will be much better. You will see no difference at all between the 2 CPUs.
Also, RAM is soo easy to install that you could upgraded it after you get the laptop.
I have a Lenovo ThinkPad with a 3GHZ CPU, 8GB of RAM, and an SSD.
Most games are at 60+ FPS. I never drop below 30 FPS with it. Even on high.
I was going to get a Toshiba due to the price too. I did some research and Lenovo is much better.
The ThinkPad series is VERY good. Get the Lenovo! :)

 

kowashie

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Eh, the Toshiba is okay for just basic use (for school perfect.. ) But if you plan on doing a bit of extra work on it (video editing and slight gaming) it will preform sluggish because of the HD4600 graphics..
Id suggest something with its own dedicated graphics card, or a AMD APU processor.
 
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