It's funny cause at this exact moment I'm debating between the same two laptops. Looking into both, I've noticed one has a better GPU and the other a better processor. Price nearly similar. and generally the same stats. I've decided to go for the:
ASUS. Simply for the better graphics card and more Ram. I'm looking specifically into gaming on my next computer. So Graphics were primary.
I'm not a computer genius or anything, so my word might not be best.
The Toshiba is definitely sexy and wicked big (bad for some people, but I like big). but less ram and less powerful gpu turned me away between these two. yeah it'd be nice to have a more powerful processor but I don't think it's so much more powerful that you're gonna notice a huge difference.
ALSO! i dunno if you are purchasing one of these from Bestbuy which is where I'm getting mine but I'd make a decision fast because the ASUS you are interested in, might be available somewhere else, but is being discontinued from bestbuy within the next few weeks!!! According to the Associate I talked to anyway!