Lenovo v. Toshiba v. HP (Similar Pricing)


Dec 8, 2012
I am looking for a laptop that I will use primarily for word processing, web surfing and watching videos. Do you have any thoughts on the best choice of the following laptops for those purposes with the pricing being similar (less than $800)?

Lenovo G780 Laptop - 21829TU - Dark Brown: Weekly Deal
Part number: 21829TU
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Estimated ship date: 12/12/12**
+/- Configuration details
• 3rd generation Intel Core i7-3632QM Processor( 2.20GHz 1600MHz )
• Windows 8 64
• NVIDIA GeForce GT630 2GB
• 8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
• 17.3" HD Glare with integrated camera 1600x900
• Industry Standard Multi-touch 2 button touchpad
• 1TB 5400 rpm
• Blu-ray/DVD-RW
• 6 Cell Lithium-Ion
• Lenovo BGN Wireless
• Bluetooth Version 4.0
• One Year
• Notebook
• Integrated HD 720p Camera
• HDMI (Out)

Toshiba Satellite S850
rocessor Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz) with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Microsoft® Operating System Windows 8
Memory 8GB DDR3 1600MHz (4GB + 4GB)
Hard Disk Drive 750GB HDD (5400rpm, Serial ATA)
Optical Drive Blu-ray Disc™ ROM with SuperMulti DVD±R/RW Double Layer drive
KeyBoard Options Glossy Black Tile keyboard
Wirless LAN & Bluetooth® Intel® Wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n) + Intel® Wireless Display Ready* + Bluetooth® v.4.0
Microsoft® Office Software Microsoft® Office (trial)
Anti-Virus Software Norton™ Internet Security 2013 (30-day trial subscription)
Warranty Upgrades and Extended Service Plans 1 Year Standard Limited Warranty (1 Year on Battery)

HP ENVY dv7t-7200 Quad Edition series
Operating system Windows 8 64 edit
Processor 3rd generation Intel Core i7-3630QM Processor (2.4GHz, 6MB L3 Cache) edit
Graphics card Intel(R) HD Graphics edit
Memory 8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm) edit
Hard drive 750GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection edit
Hard Drive Acceleration Cache NO mSSD Hard Drive Acceleration Cache edit
Office software No Additional Office Software edit
Security software No additional security software edit
Primary battery 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery edit
Display 17.3-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit Display (1600 x 900) edit
Primary optical drive Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner edit
Personalization HP TrueVision HD Webcam with integrated dual array digital microphone edit
Networking Intel 802.11b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth(R) edit
Keyboard Standard Keyboard edit
Included Warranty Services Included 2 Year Warranty


Aug 26, 2012
I work in a store that stocks all 3 plus Samsung and Sony. I'd say they were all of similar quality. The Lenovos have been really nice and if you're into your history Lenovo takes you back to your roots (used to be IBM). It it's certainly the nicest to look at. So I'd probably go for that, out of the three. It doesn't sound as if dedicated or non dedicated graphics will make much difference to what you're doing with it.

I guess my only question would be why are you going for such high spec?. You don't sound as if you'll need it. And I know I'll upset people here, but if you're looking for durability/long life you should probably be considering an Apple.