Exactly who do you work for in your day job, Ephraim? Do you spend much time doing writing away from home, or are you using the Toshiba as a home laptop, John?
Lenovo's are good, but they are expensive for what they are and they do break regularly.
My previous company used them and they were always breaking in business use.
The big question is which features are important to you? Screen size, keyboard, battery life.
I bought a Toshiba recently because the screen is massive (17.2) and LED bright, plus a four hour battery life. It's always horses for courses.