Summary: A lower/mid-range laptop that performs decently, without excessive "bloatware" but did have interesting and useful Toshiba software pre-installed. Sharp display; touchpad is a bit quirky in responding to gestures and, being off-center, may be a little uncomfortable for left-handed users. Recommended for beginner -to- intermediate users.
Excerpt: This is a good laptop for under $ 500 . It is very light , even lighter than my lenovo with the same size screen. I was always hoping for a toshiba and then I found this one ( I heard that toshiba is a good and reliable brand for laptops) , mostly because it 's cheap. I does have a webcam , good for video chat . I use it most of the time for school work so I can not comment on other complicated functions like playing games or editing movies.