Thanks for the response, Javier.  You know how much your opinion means to me, 
old friend!  Both Best Buy and OfficeMax have stopped carrying Toshiba 
laptops...  wonder if that means anything.  If I switched, I thought Dell is 
how I would go.  

SSD is a software upgrade to a hard drive?  How is that not a totally different 
piece of hardware?
 
>From what I saw, it costs $99 to upgrade from Home to Pro, you just do it 
>online.  So if I find something at a retail store that I like, but it has 
>Home, then I'll probably do the upgrade.

Karen
 


-----Original Message-----
From: Javier Valencia <javier.valen...@vtgonline.com>
To: rbase-l <rbase-l@googlegroups.com>
Sent: Thu, Sep 22, 2016 1:49 pm
Subject: RE: Re[2]: [RBASE-L] - OT - new laptop - last question



A little late but here I go…
I used Toshiba computers exclusively for a long time but I quit while back as 
the quality went down and the price went up. I just finished fixing a Toshiba 
laptop screen with broken mounts for a friend. The quality is now terrible and 
whoever designed that particular laptop did a lousy job and there are tons of 
web sites with complaints. IMHO, Toshiba is now overrated and overpriced when 
compared to other brands such as Dell, Lenovo and Acer..
I use now Dells and I have really good luck with them…just be sure to take the 
3 year plan otherwise be ready to pay for support after one year.
You can update any laptop to SSD with no problems as the SSD software that 
comes with the drive clones the old drive. I upgraded my Core I-7 based laptop 
to a SSD drive and it works so much faster now and will extend the life of my 
laptop by at least a couple of years.
As I understand all versions of Windows (Home, Pro) are installed in all 
computers but only one version is activated, so, upgrading from one version to 
the other is very quick and painless. Having said that, might as well start 
with the PRO version and you will not need to worry about it in the future and 
it will save you money.
I am slowly moving to WIN 10 and I regret not upgrading most of my computers 
when it was free; I will not use any of the WIN 8 versions as they appears to 
be buggy.
 
Javier,
 
Javier Valencia, PE
14315 S. Twilight Ln.
Olathe, KS 66062
Home: 913-397-9605
Office: 913-829-0888
Cell: 913-915-3137
 
From: karentellef via RBASE-L [mailto:rbase-l@googlegroups.com] 
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:33 PM
To: rbase-l@googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: Re[2]: [RBASE-L] - OT - new laptop - last question
 
If I get something with Home, is that an easy upgrade, something you can do 
yourself?

Karen

 

 

 

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From: Bruce Chitiea <rby...@safesectors.com>
To: rbase-l <rbase-l@googlegroups.com>
Sent: Thu, Sep 22, 2016 12:30 pm
Subject: Re[2]: [RBASE-L] - OT - new laptop - last question


Rule #1 of Windows Operating Systems: ALWAYS get the Pro/Ultimate

 

Bruce

 

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Sent: 9/22/2016 10:28:31 AM

Subject: Re: [RBASE-L] - OT - new laptop - last question

From: "karentellef via RBASE-L" <rbase-l@googlegroups.com>

To: rbase-l@googlegroups.com

Cc: 

 

Last question!!   Does it matter if I get windows 10 Home or Pro?   Here at my 
place, there is no network, I am standalone.  I occasionally bring my laptop to 
a client's, and want to be able to plug it in and log into their network.  I 
believe I had windows 8 Pro

Karen

 

 

 

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From: Bruce Chitiea <rby...@safesectors.com>
To: rbase-l <rbase-l@googlegroups.com>
Sent: Thu, Sep 22, 2016 12:12 pm
Subject: Re[4]: [RBASE-L] - OT - new laptop


Warranty stories fall into four categories:

 

1. Never had one, never needed one;

 

2. Had one, didn't need it;

 

3. Had one, sure glad I did;

 

3. Didn't have one, sure wish I did.

 

Applies to trucks and RVs, too.

 

Bruce

 

 

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Subject: Re: Re[2]: [RBASE-L] - OT - new laptop

From: "karentellef via RBASE-L" <rbase-l@googlegroups.com>

To: rbase-l@googlegroups.com

Cc: 

 

Whew, glad to hear the positive reports of 10.  I've never done a warranty 
before, but maybe I will this time.  

Karen

 

 

 

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From: Bruce Chitiea <rby...@safesectors.com>
To: rbase-l <rbase-l@googlegroups.com>
Sent: Thu, Sep 22, 2016 12:05 pm
Subject: Re[2]: [RBASE-L] - OT - new laptop


Karen:

 

Running Windows 10 on both desktop and laptop - zero repeat zero - issues.

 

With Dan: Go new with warranty. 8gb RAM. USB ports clear of mouse-hand area.

 

Bruce

 

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Sent: 9/22/2016 9:34:33 AM

Subject: Re: [RBASE-L] - OT - new laptop

From: "Dan Goldberg" <d...@lancecamper.com>

To: "karentellef via RBASE-L" <rbase-l@googlegroups.com>

Cc: 

 


As for open boxes or new ones I always get a 3 year warranty. It is well worth 
it.

Dan Goldberg





On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 9:28 AM -0700, "karentellef via RBASE-L" 
<rbase-l@googlegroups.com> wrote:

Also, one other question.  I see alot of windows 8 Toshibas on EBay and they 
are "new - open box".  I don't want to go thru all this software trouble just 
to get a "used" laptop, so are these usually okay to purchase?

Karen

 

 

 

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Sent: Thu, Sep 22, 2016 11:26 am
Subject: [RBASE-L] - OT - new laptop

Admin: feel free to delete if this is not appropriate.

My laptop (my only computer) just died, rats.  It was a 2012 Toshiba Satellite 
with windows 8.  Boy I am scared to get windows 10.  I always bought at Best 
Buy, but they no longer carry Toshiba, and until now Toshibas have been so 
reliable for me.  They do carry Dell, Lenova, Acer.

So my question is, knowing that RBase is my primary concern, am I okay buying 
windows 10?  And comment on brands?

Karen
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