Summary: Have been using for over 2 years now, and it is only just starting to slow down, mostly because of all the Windows/Acrobat/Flash player updates. The battery life is also greatly reduced (2-3 hours even if in 'energy saving' mode), but that doesn't matter too much as I am not travelling or commuting with the laptop at the moment, and I will get a tablet if I need to do more travelling in the future.
Summary: I gave this laptop a 4 star mark because I've bought Toshiba in the past and did'nt find this quite so easy to get around. However after playing about with the different scrolls to access the screens found it was'nt as bad as first thought. A lot different to windows 7 and I think it could be a little less cumbersome with the controls.
Summary: I've found this laptop to be great for the price. The only minor niggles with the laptop itself are: - The keyboard has a slightly spongy kind of feel to it when you type. If I were to type at it a lot I'd attach a separate keyboard. - I don't like the texture of the touch pad. I've used other laptops that have a smooth surface and prefer smooth to textured. I can't say that I like Windows 8 at all.
Summary: Has exceeded my expectations in all respects except for the quality of the sound. The speaker gives a slightly tinny sound which I have been unable to eliminate by changing the settings. Windows 8 may not be my favourite but it's not as bad as some would have you believe it to be. I can recommend this product without reservation but the sound quality should be taken into consideration by potential buyers.
Summary: good product,nice large screen easy to use. two downsides: 1 windows 8 not a patch on but that is not the fault of the machine. 2 it was advertised as having up to 4 hours battery time, i get 45 minutes if i am lucky bit of a misselling there i think.
Summary: Good money for value laptop. Good processor (Core i3), decent memory 4GB and good battery life. It is relatively light for its size and feels solid. However it looses one star due to the mouse which is not windows 8 friendly, is rather` annoying at times I would say.
Summary: This is a large "lap top" more suited to a table top which is why I bought it. Says you can try out the new Office software that is pre-loaded, but you have to give credit cards details first. So didnt bother fast start up large bright screen disappointed the touch pad does not have a "slider" Windows 8 opening screen a waste of time on this ordinary (not touch) screen.