Summary: I have bought a Toshiba laptop before with Windows OS and hsve been very satisfied so I chose a popular laptop from the Dabs range. The hardware is fine, as I expected, but this is my first experience with Windows 8.1, being used to XP and Windows 7. Windows 8.1 looks designed for a touch screen interface but the laptop does not have a touch screen. Microsoft seems to be trying to tie the users in with bits and pieces of web apps that I don't want.
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: bought it for my grandson but he has learning difficulties and finds it rather complicated . I found it rather slow, but I use a MacBook so shouldn't really compare the two. Overall it's not too bad I now use it for copying my files to disc.