For the money a great power station for all around basic use
2 weeks ago
Summary: My power station at work - replaces an XP desktop. Used for almost a year with heavy multitask. Zero issues with performance. One star off because every time I play music I have to go in the interface for the speaker settings and reset it to get decent sound quality. A minor pain in the neck. Wish list is they put more of the ports in the back so it's not such a mass of wires out the sides. Would require a major redesign of the hinge on the lid.
Summary: This laptop loses a star for poor sound quality. But I am able to get around that by attaching speakers when I watch movies, so it's ok. The picture is great. I am still getting used to the new version of windows that's included, which is more like the interface on a personal tablet. I spent the first hour after I received it, removing all of the pre-installed "apps" which were mostly random games, and programs I would never use.
Summary: I like this laptop a lot. It is easy to use and I love windows 7 (hate windows 8). Easy set up and use. I use it for work ( I work from home as a real estate agent) and it works great. Would recommend to anyone looking for easy work or school laptop.
Summary: The laptop seems to be fairly good so far. I went with Windows 7 instead of 8 so I would not have to buy all new software. Also I did not want a touch screen as it would not work well for the way I use my computer. I use it while sitting on my couch and I would have been having to reach as I have short arms. I think for the price it is probably a very good buy although a similar machine with Windows 8 on it would have been cheaper.
Summary: Okay, I had to get a new laptop for school because we do a lot of video conferencing and online collaboration etc, which for some reason we have to do with 3D avatars. I don't know. Anyway this seemed like an affordable option. I got mine off the Toshiba website. It starts somewhere around 350 and can be customized (that's why I got it from Toshiba and not Amazon, sorry guys.) I went with the Windows 7 instead of 8, Core i3 and Intel HD 4000 graphics.
Summary: The laptop itself is great! Super fast, tons of memory, and great features. Toshiba makes great laptops. Had HP before this and it was garbage. Unfortunately the preloaded programs are not so great. Can't get used to Windows 8. Been working with it a few weeks and it's just way too confusing. The laptop also comes with preloaded spyware straight out of the box. When I use IE I keep getting redirected to advertising websites that I have no interest in.