I have always had Dell computers (3). I have two Dell desktops, and, one Dell laptop. I just bought a new laptop a couple months ago, and, got a Toshiba. It seems to be a really nice computer, etc., have had no problems with it. The only thing so far is that my printer (that I just love), is not compatible with Windows 7. So, I am going to go online and see if there is someway I can download something, and, then, download my printer onto my laptop.
The "geeks" at Best Buy said that the Toshiba was the best on the market right now. Because i was going to buy another Dell, and, my second choice was an HP. But, they convinced me the Toshiba was the #1 right now (at least it was a couple months ago when I bought it) But, I am still really partial to Dell, maybe just because that's what I have always had. Just my two cents worth.