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: 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.
Excerpt: I get a lot of compliments on my laptop, and I have to admit that it could be the best one I've ever owned...if it weren't for the problem of overheating. When I'm converting video or doing something else that requires a lot of power, the unit will get hotter and hotter. I've tried blowing off the fan, using a chill mat, external fans, etc. I've even considered drilling out the vent-holes under the unit that (for whatever reason Toshiba had) were sealed shut. Half the...
Excerpt: Well, I don know why the manufacturers would produce a laptop that doesn't have the capacity to run a system effiiently (like VISTA) that runs with a recommended 1 gig when the computer doesn't come with even a gig of capacity??? I don't get it. It's like putting a size 10 foot in a size 8 shoe!!!
Toshiba Satellite A505 Notebook PC both good and bad
9 September 2012
Excerpt: Toshiba Satellite A505 Notebook PC both have both good and bad things about it. It has fast processor, lots of memory, Big HD. Nice display. The design is sleek and styling, easy to carry around around 4-5 lbs. 13" notebook that could be treated and carry around as a netbook. It's full resolutions are at least 1366x768. It easily runs for 4.5 to 5 hours on a single charge easily.
Summary: I bought this laptop at Best Buy in 2009. Worked like a charm. However, once I hit the three-year mark, things started to change. My USB ports stopped working. I'd have the cords plugged in, but no connectivity. Turns out my USB ports had either loosened or the bracket holding them into place had broken, causing them to recede back into the laptop. Needless to say, I've been reduced to using a hub on my Firewire port.
Summary: I've had this computer for over a year now, and using it as I write. However, there are a few problems as others have already noted. One is the overheating problem. I remember the computer turned off by itself when I was trying to play a NFS demo the week I got the laptop. I didn't send it in for repairs, but I eventually got a cooling pad that seemed to have solved part of the problem (still, games like HON won't work on this because it'll just turn off).
Summary: I was initially happy with this product for the following reasons: -Decent specs -Got it for cheap (<$1000) -Looks pretty nice However, after a while, I realized that this computer was kind of a let down. It would overheat while running some games; running games without having the computer being elevated was just asking for this laptop to shut down. I get blue screens too often for my taste (averaging around once a month).
Summary: At first, this laptop was wonderful. It ran fast (still does) and has a nice screen size. However, The touch pad is extremely sensitive and the surrounding area as well. I always have trouble scrolling. I also have had problems with Toshiba's battery port for the computer end. I've had two Toshiba Computers and both ports have brpken within a 6th month period. I haven't dropped either of them, shaken them or mishandled the computers in any way.
Summary: The S6005 has many good features- long battery run time, hdmi port, sata port, legible keys. Good performance. The bad side is the display: 1366 x 768. You run out of vertical space really fast at that resolution. Think I'm a wimp? You try it, tough guy. Also, it's impossible to position the display such that the screen has consistent brightness top to bottom, unless you're 5 to 6 feet away. Meaning when you use it, it will be dark on he top and light on the bottom.