Summary: I think this computer is great. It's lightweight, portable, battery life is good, screen resolution is good. It rarely freezes up, it's super-quick, has good video handling. The only thing I don't like about it is the sound quality coming from the speakers and the touchpad is a little unresponsive...
Summary: I bought this to upgrade from my Dell Mini 9, which I liked for its portability but disliked for its lack of a CD drive. The Toshiba Portege 705 is wonderful because it is small and easily portable, but also has a CD/DVD drive, making it not only ultraportable but also ultrafunctional for my needs.
Broken screen in a month...but still a fast and light laptop 2 yrs later
J. Cammarano, Amazon
17 June 2011
Summary: I purchased this laptop for travel. It has great features and is very light. I was happy for the first 28 days and then the screen cracked. I called Toshiba customer support, and the person was polite, but tried to suggest that I was responsible for it cracking.
Summary: I used to go with the cheap HP/Dell laptops. But this time I decided to chance it and go with a nicer model and I couldn't be happier. I was hesitant to spend so much on a laptop, but Consumer Reports & cnet.com both rank this Toshiba as the best laptop on the market (excluding Macs).
Summary: Has exactly what you want and none of what you don't. Light, compact, and powerful. Not loaded up with bloat-ware either. Not a computer to get if you're really into gaming, but has all the power you need for pretty much anything else you need and is only a little bigger & heavier than a net-book.
Summary: I got this laptop two months ago. I wanted something small so I could carry to school. The computer seem pretty fast. I had no issue running multiple applications on it at the same time. It is very light to carry around. The battery life is pretty long.
Summary: I agree with those who say the keyboard is a little weird at first, but it took me little time to get used to it. I also agree that you should not buy this machine here since I just picked mine up at Best Buy for $699.99 with the added convenience of being able to take it back to them should...
Summary: This looks like a great laptop and is on my list to possibly buy soon. What I don't understand is, Why does Best Buy has this exact laptop for almost 300 dollars less than Amazon? Watch out for the sticker price.