Summary: I have owned my Toshiba Satellite for 6 years now. It's still working well after ~very~ heavy usage. I've used it throughout college where I carried it back and forth for 4 years and used it daily with graphics programs (i.e. Photoshop & the rest of the Adobe Suite, Maya, etc.) I am an artist by profession, and I use a Wacom tablet on it regularly. It has also survived traveling 8-10 times a year for 4 years on a plane.
Summary: I have had this thing for 4 years. I spent like $800 on it. It cannot keep itself from over heating. I cannot stream a movie and surf the web without it over heating. I have a fan below it and a fan behind it and it still over heats and shuts off. I will NEVER buy another Toshiba product. Save yourself head ache and money and buy an HP laptop.
The price was reasonable and the service was excellent but I've had issues with the graphics card - ...
21 November 2014
Summary: The price was reasonable and the service was excellent but I've had issues with the graphics card - it has trouble handling the multitude of pop-up ads I encounter when moving from page to page.
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!
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.