Summary: For the price I love this machine. the processor and hard drive / memory is perfect for my needs (music / movies / photoshop/ web) and for the vain out there it looks great in white. Win8 took a bit of getting used to but that isn't a reason not to buy.
Summary: I had to buy a computer urgently after my Acer (which is not recommended) broke twice due to internal excessive heating. I asked two different computer technicians (From two different countries if that matters, plus professional reviewers online), and they both recommended Sony over Toshiba or any other brand. Next step was to find a good laptop with moderate specifications, and not very expensive. I found this computer, which is highly recommended.