Taurus makes some nice looking pistols, (I had a Judge). But I wouldn't spend the money on another Taurus and have to depend on their "lifetime warranty" to fix a broken gun.
Highpoint doesn't make "nice" looking guns. Having shot a number of Highpoint pistols and rifles (in several calibers) at the range, they all seemed to work as advertised and were surprisingly accurate.
That being said, I'd save some more money and get something else.