Specifications: In this quick comparison, we are going to take a quick look at two popular 15-inch laptop models. They are the Compaq Presario CQ60-420US (15.6-inch) and Toshiba Satellite L305-S5961 (15.4-inch). Both models run on the same 2Ghz Intel T4200 processor and have a 250GB hard drive. The Compaq model has 3GB of RAM while the Toshiba laptop has 2GB. Both these models doesn’t come with Bluetooth but have wi-fi 802.11b/g capabilities. Winner: Compaq Presario CQ60-420US
Price: Both these models currently have identical prices. They retails for around $479 each, which is a pretty good deal for laptops of this stature: Winner: Draw.
Design: Toshiba and Compaq laptops sport their own unmistakable signature designs. The Toshiba Satellite L305-S5961 has angular edges and has a solid, professional look to it. The Compaq laptop on the other hand has more rounded corners and has a overall smooth feel to it. Although I am sure that both designs will have their own fans, I fell that the Compaq model feels more modern and contemporary. Winner: Compaq Presario CQ60-420US
Overall: All in all, I would feel that the Compaq Presario will be a much better buy thanks to its slightly more powerful specs and its contemporary design. Nevertheless, the Toshiba Satellite L305-S5961 does have some edge over the Compaq model. Toshiba laptops have been around much longer than Compaq laptops and they have an amazing track record in terms of reliability and durability. This alone may be good enough of a reason to get a Toshiba laptop.