This would be a terrific machine except for one thing
J. Crawford, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: This would be a terrific machine except for one thing. The recent Nvidia driver causes the machine to blue-screen at irregular intervals. Otherwise I would have only good things to say about it. The red backlighting of the keys is not a gimmic; it's actually very helpful. Toshiba, lean on Nvidia until they fix this.
Summary: I bought this laptop about one year ago, so I've had it for quite a while. Little to no problems. I customized mine with an extra 465GB of storage space, an extra 8GB of memory, and some extra RAM. Figured if I was going to go big, I might as well go all out. I'm not a gamer, but I love to play around with large photo and video files. I only have a few minor complaints: Yes, sometimes the laptop runs hot.
Summary: While I do not like Win 8.1 as much as WIN 7 OS, there are dew options to purchase a WIN 7 platform, even more so now that Microsoft has stopped issuing new licenses. So I begrudgingly have to get a platform with 8.1 installed and rll with it. That would be the reason for the less than 5 stars. Otherwise, the laptop performs as expected, a step up from the older Qosmio that it replaces.
Summary: I bought this laptop from best buy but i'm sure it's the same. Cons: 1. It won't shut off unless i have the charger plugged in, other wise it just restarts. 2. The right click button on the touch pad is occasionally frustrating because sometimes it doesn't read my right clicking or i can't find it. 3. The vent shoot air out of the right side (i'm right handed) and it can get very hot so i have to at those time, keep my hand farther away than usual. 4.