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: This is my 3rd Toshiba and I am sick of it. When I have a problem with one of Toshiba's product I expect that I will be taken care of because I am a consumer and paid a pretty penny. This laptop is the second with the first having a hardware issue. We took it right back to Best Buy and ended up buying the same model. We have had problems with the mouse pad (currently using USB mouse, Speakers (can only use headphones), and lots of problems with motherboard.
Summary: I purchased this computer over a year ago. In the first 8 months I had to have warranty repairs because of over heating. When playing videos or video games this laptop would quickly overheat and shut down. They (Toshiba) replaced the video card, heatsink, and fan. The laptop has stayed cool (several months after warranty repairs). Now I have constant hard drive corruption. I have to use the Windows system restore to even get Chkdsk to run and fix the drive.
Summary: We purchased two of these in November of 2009. We have has the hard drive replaced in each one and will now have to replace the hard drive again in one of them. It's not right. We only use it for normal household use. E-mail, facebook, school papers. It stays in one place and is well taken care of. We don't load external games on it and the only outside items we run is Quicken, Turbo Tax and Webroot software. Look for something else.
Summary: I've owned this computer for almost a year. My son purchased the exact same model a week before I did mine. It hasn't been a horrible computer, for the most part. The graphics were clear and crisp and the touch on the keyboard was nice. We both enjoyed the full screen. However, with in three months of the purchase we both experienced a slowdown in operation of programs. For an i7 it was slower than my previous Acer that was 3 year old technology.