While it is pretty simple, I miss the Start button and other ...
Ian Walz, Amazon
5 September 2014
Summary: I got this laptop for my birthday last year, and I decided to give a more detailed review. OS: By default, this laptop has Windows 8. While it is pretty simple, I miss the Start button and other things, however, Godmode, accessible by doing certain things online ( I forgot how) is just like it. Speed: Not too bad with Opera in my case, but lagged a lot with Firefox and Chrome. Buffers even 240p constantly for videos. Online games do okay too.
Summary: My Compaq Presario's hard drive crashed for good so I had to do a quick replacement with an inexpensive model. The Toshiba Satellite features an AMD A6 Quad Core processor with a 2.0 GHz speed. I selected this unit because my Presario had an AMD Athlon Dual Core processor with a 2.1 GHz speed and thought the performance would be very similar. Unfortunately, it seems a bit slower... my spreadsheets and Word documents load more slowly.
Summary: I mainly use my laptop for work and surfing the web, so I'm not taxing it too much. As far as internal hardware functionality, it works fine for what I need. My big complaints are the physical design of the laptop. 1) It's poorly weighted. The plastic casing is very lightweight, leaving all the weight is in the monitor If you happen to actually use your laptop in your lap, you have to hold on to it for dear life, so it doesn't tip backwards.