When there is a comparison between Toshiba vs. Sony laptops, Toshiba usually offers cheaper laptops than Sony. Some Toshiba notebooks are much cheaper. Many older Sony laptops are cheaper than newer Toshiba laptops. However, with two equally powered laptops, the Toshiba laptop will tend to cost less. One thing to consider when buying a laptop is that laptops lose their value very quickly. If you are on a tight budget the best option is buying a used laptop. It may be either Toshiba or Sony. eBay is one place for finding such offerings.
The best way to learn about prices is to compare two similar laptops. We are going to compare Toshiba Satellite A505-S6992 and Sony Vaio FW series VGN-FW530F/B here.
Sony Vaio FW has an Intel Core 2 Duo P7450 / 2.13 GHz processor and 2x2 GB DDR2 - 800 MHz memory
. Toshiba Satellite A505 is powered with an Intel Core 2 Duo P7450 / 2.13 GHz processor and memory type is DDR3 SDRAM - 1066 MHz.
Sony Viao comes with a 320 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 7200 rpm portable hard drive
Toshiba Satellite laptop’s hard drive is a 500 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm portable drive.
Both have a DVD~+mn~RW (~+mn~R DL) optical drive and 16 in TFT active matrix widescreen displays.
Sony Viao laptop has an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 graphics card
Toshiba Satellite has a NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M TurboCache graphics card.
Memory capacity of both graphics cards is 1GB and the operating system is Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition.
Both offer one year limited warranty. But the price of Toshiba Satellite A505-S6992 is $904.99 at eCost.com.
The price of Sony Vaio FW series VGN-FW530F/B laptop is $989.97 at Circuit City.
So it’s clear that the price of Sony laptop is somewhat more expensive than the Toshiba laptop.
Being a high quality manufacturer and a renowned company, Sony products always tend to be very costly. Therefore in terms of cost, Toshiba laptops are better than Sony.