im with keith on the toshibas they are bullet proof, have your been kinda dropped, bashed or however in anyway? ive got 4 tosh laptops in the house only buy them for the school and totally none of them have had any problems, even the thousands ive imaged in the business work place were by far the best for reliablity everything. ibm's, hp's/compaqs didnt compare

as keith said if there was a tosh and an emachine for the same price id say the latter was way overpriced for that brand