Summary: My first laptop was a Toshiba Satellite, and after several other brands, back to it. Relied on a consumer report for best trade-off of capabilities and price. It's noticeably heavier than last few laptops, but I use it in place, so not an issue for me. I like the its "touch"; took almost no adjusting to keyboard, on which the keys are perfectly flat. The case seems on the keyboard side of machine seems pretty thin ...
Summary: I bought this for a coworker. He likes it and has not complained about it so far. I suppose it met his requirements. It isn't something I would buy for myself but on his recommendation I'm giving it four stars.
Summary: Other than for the windows 8 to get used to, this computer runs great! It can play games pretty well, for me the sims 3 series. I really like it. It also showed up a week early and packaged very nicely.
Summary: Purchased this mostly for messing around, but also use it for school work. Although windows 8 took a little to get use to, this computer is fast and reliable. Can burn disks without much trouble, though I've noticed that if you move it around a lot while it's burning, the disk may turn out a little choppy. So I just set it down while it does it's thing. The speakers on the other hand are pretty bad, they don't project well at all.
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