Summary: I've had this laptop since 2010. I have used it for countless hours of web surfing and it has worked great and loads fast. I've used big programs like Ableton Live to record and produce music and I've used photo editing software and it has never had problems handling large programs. The only issue I've had with it is the battery is starting to go, but that's also expected after 3 years, I'll just get a new battery and I'll be good to go.
Summary: I don't know if this computer will ever be back in stock, but I'm writing this for anyone who may buy a used one. For me, it's a great laptop. I've had it since April 2010 and it is still going strong. Back then it was going for $1000. For something that existed before the ultrabook world, the laptop size wasn't a negative. As we approach the end of 2013, this laptop is really starting to show its age.
Summary: I've had this laptop since March 2010, and I have regretted ever since. This laptop has a very well-known and well documented overheating problem. If you're lucky, you won't start feeling it until a year and a half. I have read my reports of that issue propping up much earlier though. This thing has a terrible cooling system for a massive heat producing GPU and i7 intel processor. You will get crashes. You will get thermal shut downs.
Summary: Have been using Toshiba products for a while and have had good success. but this Laptop has issues that Toshiba knows about. Had this 2months and Twice the video just suddenly blacked out. Today when I booted it up, it was working fine, then all of a sudden, the Keyboard stopped working. I can not type nothing and am using a USB Keyboard even now. Junk!
Excerpt: One of the first things that happened with this laptop was that the entire right side panel with connections got knocked out of line, and I haven't been able to use the connections on that side. I'm someone that's had laptops for a decade without a problem like that happening. The more annoying thing though was that I bought it with an upgraded battery and the best buy warranty.
Excerpt: This laptop has been the BEST laptop I have owned so far, really sturdy and great for all uses. I have not used it for intense games but the games I do play have good picture and sound and is really fast and amazing for all my daily uses. Would definitely recommend for college students and active home users.
Excerpt: We bought this laptop back in March 2012. I lasted for about 7 months before we got the bsod (blue screen of death) Had my husband kept up with his antivirus protection I don't think we would of gotten the blue screen. There's an error on the hard drive. We plan on purchasing another laptop and we will get the same brand.
Summary: this computer is fast, work well with applications, support old games and some new it has a 4gb enough memory with a 320gb hdd if your into fast performance for apps then this laptop is for you.