Hey geekzone, 
I'm in the final stages of purchasing a new laptop. I have spent many hours trawling the net and I have managed to whittle it down to two choices... 
Toshiba Satellite L500 - http://www.zcom.co.nz/product_info.php?cPath=24_101&products_id=5945
ASUS K52JR - http://www.alphacity.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=518_521&products_id=64078
Both around about the same price so that's not an issue. The only real difference in specs I think is that the L500 has a slightly better GPU. Having said that I'm probably leaning towards to K52JR as I am told ASUS has a better build quality and the battery will probably last a little longer than the L500. I also Like that the K52JR has adjustable fan settings for quieter running. I'm wondering what geekzone thinks? Any thoughts would be appreciated.