Summary: I wanted a Windows 7 laptop, and ended up ordering this one. The disc drive in the laptop was apparently defective. It made a raspy buzzing sound while spinning, and would repeatedly stall while I was trying to prepare a recovery disc. The plastic housing on the underside seemed thin and flimsy, I could feel it flex just from handling the computer. I might have kept it were it not for the defect, but as it was I sent it back for a refund. Amazon was very good about it.
Summary: The website and previous reviews said there would be no OS installed and no drivers for the DVD drive. While the OS was indeed missing, the DVD drivers were already installed. However, I had a torrid time activating the wi-fi because it would not detect my connection. I had to download and install a driver from the Toshiba website to get the wi-fi working. The next challenge was getting the video working properly. By default, the video was very choppy and unclear.
Summary: Pros: Nice keyboard and responsive mouse. USB3 and HDMI ports. Not too heavy to carry around even though it seems quite sturdy. Quite fan and doesn't get too warm. Cons: The wifi drops out quite regularly and the only way to make it work again is to reboot (sometimes I have to reboot more than once), yet the wifi works perfectly with a tablet, a phone and another computer in the same spot. The screen isn't overly bright or clear.
Summary: Beware. Although this laptop is very good in lots of ways, it has poor WiFi reception. When I contacted Acer it took days to get a reply and then it was so much work trying to follow instructions to determine the fault. In the end I gave up in disgust, realised it wasn't actually a fault that could be repaired, and just bought power boosters for the WiFi so I could use the machine in the bedroom. All of my other laptops had no problem picking up reception in the bedroom.