I've owned a Satellite 100-188 for two years now and it hasn't missed a beat (touch wood) I would recommend Toshiba notebooks to anyone.
On processor and graphics specs I would have to agree with brundle the Toshiba would seem be the better buy, but it is reworked and might just decide to go belly up a week after it's out of the 3 month warranty, then again you could say that about any PS regardless of warranty duration. I don't own a Vista PC at the moment myself but from what I've read the HP laptop may as well have XP installed, the last thing you need with that OS is a slow processor and minimum memory.
I just found out that the battery of the Toshiba only lasts for up to 2 hours 8 minutes, not 4 as advertised.
I'm very dissapointed as I'd like to be able to watch the occasional dvd whilst stuck in airports and seemingly, watching dvds is considered a high usage event so I might not get to see the end of my film given the battery life expectancy. Morgans who were selling it, have advised me to steer clear of this one because of the low battery life.
You live and learn don't you but thanks everyone for your help. It was much appreciated.
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