Dell has the strenght and durability. For me it is easier to fix dell notebooks without warranty because Dell has a lot of parts the same as acer: keyboards, batteries, screens so it is easier and cheaper to find parts.Toshiba works fine and looks great, but has problem with video chips if it is onboard. Due to overheating, connection between video chip and mainboard melts, so there is no picture on the screen. This can be fixed by experienced electrician with heating of chip and mainboard with special devices, but is expensive and still it did not work more than few months. So, for me, toshiba is ok, but without chip onboard. Or, keep Toshiba clean and safe on desk.