Summary: I bought this about two years ago and it is still going just fine (even with intense use). I still cannot believe how light this thing is. When I was pulling it out of the box it actually almost slipped out of my hand because I used way too much force (expecting something much heavier). Overall a good buy for someone that feels the need to bring his/her laptop everywhere.
Why can't more manufacturers make a notebook like Toshiba?
20 May 2013
Summary: To me this Toshiba has more positives than negatives. I know many complain about the reflective screen, and I've seen reviews about the less than ideal heatsink and heat removal, but I have owned this model for a while now and I haven't had much issues with it. I love the weight of it, hard to find another that is in the same weight category AND has a built-in dvd writer.
Summary: I bought this because I was looking for a computer that I could tuck into a diaper bag and take to the cafe while my baby enjoyed a stroller nap. As such, my technical needs are minimal - I require a light machine with superb battery life for browsing the web, video chatting, and using a few consumer applications. This machine has met all of those needs commendably.
Summary: This is quite a good laptop - not top end but good enough for most things. I haven't quite figured out the USB charging gizmo which seems to conflict with sleep mode - so I pull out the USB cable to the externals. I did the BIOS update but that did not seem to help. Other than that - it's not too bulky for travel and does not weigh that much more than my netbook!
Summary: Since I don't play game much, the notebook is competent for all that I am doing right now. Take into account its size, I apprechiate its capability to expand my work by facilities it is equiped, usb 2.0, esata, usb 3.0, vga, the CD rom, the card reader...while it is no heavier than some ultrabooks. There are some shortcomings though. It has no bluetooth. and the cooling is not perfect (well it is OK for such a small and light one).
Summary: Pros: Low Cost Med-High CPU Performance Light Weight Small build without being awkward Solid build USB 3.0 Battery life DVD drive Cons: Poor speakers Difficult to clean keyboard 720p max resolution Poor mouse clicks Summary: I've had this product for about a year now, and it is currently as good as the day I bought it. It's like a netbook and a notebook decided to have a baby, and this is the outcome.
Summary: I bought this laptop just about one year ago (mine has the i3 instead of an i5, but is otherwise identical). I'll keep this short and sweet. The great: - after one year, solid hardware performance with no reliability issues - Very light - Excellent battery life The good: - flawless reliability - good disk capacity - reasonably fast - The weight of most ultrabooks, but still has an optical drive - Good selection of ports, ethernet, SD card slot The not as good: - Screen...
Summary: Update as of Dec/2012- I am not as happy as I was with this purchase, but still consider it to be a good value in this product area. Reasons for lowering my initial review: 1. Fan runs almost continuously. This has gotten to be an area of huge annoyance for me. I havent really tracked this from the beginning, but one day a few months back I was working and noticed the fan never really stopped. Now, of course I notice it all the time.
Power of a Full Laptop in Very Light, Portable Form
C. Sun "orbitalint", Amazon
4 April 2012
Summary: Let me first say this is far and away the best combination of speed, portability, battery life and price that I've had in a laptop. Like many users, I just need a computer to surf the internet, listen to music, do some basic word processing etc. Occasionally, I like to stream my videos from the computer to the TV, take trips and have a lightweight computer handy or use programs that require a bit more processing power (video game, turbotax, whatever).