Summary: With normal use the casing around the screen cracked to the point where the laptop is basically unusable. There are so many things to love about this computer, but the cheap quality of the casing and the terrible keyboard are total deal breakers. First, the case cracked on the sides where the resting pads are so that the computer does not bump together when you close it. Then both pads and the plastic behind them cracked and now there are holes.
Summary: Purchased this laptop last December from Amazon. It is a very sleek and light weight design. For the first six months it worked out although access to the internet was much slower than my other computers that ran on the same network. Another annoying thing about Toshiba is that they are constantly trying to sell you their products or Norton Anti Virus.
Summary: I am very disappointed with this purchase. I do not know whether it is the manufacturer or the retailer who is at fault. There was no instruction sheet or manual of any kind for the computer. Also, the computer was supposed to come with Microsoft Office installed, but it did not have Office and there was no disk enclosed with the computer. When I tried to install the software using the Software Key,I discovered that the key was for Windows--not Office.
Summary: This laptop has the worst cooling system design. This can only be used as a desktop and never be used as laptop. Even if u use as desktop it keeps heating up, the replaced my laptops motherboard, fan, unit powers - no use - the heat damaged motherboard and it is now stuck with HDD1 pwd. The heat spoils the Harddisk frequently. They should have recalled all of these models but just managing with eye wash service.
Summary: Within one month laptop was getting frequent error messages, tech support was no use. Within 3 months DVD was no longer working properly. Within 6 months an error message stating hard drive was not properly connecting and I could not turn on my computer. I was out of the country so could not take to tech support, online and phone support was useless. At this point my computer will only work about 1/3 of the time. I would not recommend this computer.
Summary: I purchased my Satellite 15 months ago and have loved it until two weeks ago when the 2 USB ports on the right-hand side came loose and fell inside. I took the computer to a repair shop and was told this is a common issue with Toshiba laptops due to the weld Toshiba uses for the ports; they couldn't repair it but could send it in to Toshiba for repair -- at a cost of $400!
Nice size and weight, but little else to recommend about it
Britt Rossiter, Amazon
25 January 2011
Summary: Purchased this laptop new from Amazon on January 14, 2011. Immediately started having having wireless connectivity problems that made the laptop very much unusable. After many calls to Toshiba technical support, they have determined that the card needs repair. Even when the laptop's connection was working, the fan is CONSTANTLY spinning and is quite loud for a laptop this small.
Summary: This is the first time I am writing a review on any site. I read the reviews here and bought this laptop. Many people wrote that the screen is gorgeous may be they have never seen a recent laptop displays. This display id worse than my 10 years old laptop. i can clearly see lines on the display and it looked like a old time projector- projecting on a cloth. please people if you are writing at least be candid about the product. It has everything except a good display.
Summary: I bought this laptop before Christmas to replace my old HP DV series. I am only pleased with every aspect of it. I have only heard word of appreciation (and some jealously) from all of my friends and colleagues. If you do not want mac, this must be the best window PC. It is amazingly light, and performs faster than my Dell desktop at my office which we bought only 6 months ago. And I got a great deal from Amazon.