well, the two systems seem very different. i personally like the look of the lenovo more, but i think at this day in age, getting something with a newer processor (core solo and duo) would be better, if possible. from the looks of a quick search of the two systems, the base version of the lenovo doesn't seem as well equipped (i'm assuming you're looking at the pentium M version), though i may not be looking at the same exact specs as you are. it seems to get the lenovo up to the same specs as the toshiba, it will cost a good bit more. are these your only two options?