Summary: There are quite a few reviews here trashing this product, usually because of crashing and slow processing speed. Being a low end computer three years ago when it was released, this isn't all that surprising, but it is not a valid representation of EVERY unit out there.
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.
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.