Summary: I would not recommend anybody to but from this seller. The laptop l bought was not as stated in discription, has never worked properly and after 2 weeks does not work AT ALL as the Hard Drive is broken. The SELLER REFUSES to refund my money so if your thinking of buying from this seller please don't as you might not get what your paying for.
Toshiba Satellite L40-139: Reliable and durable, but just not enough memory
27 August 2011
Summary: I purchased my Toshiba Satellite in 2007 for just under £600, and it's still in use. I had previously owned a Toshiba Satellite and I'm impressed by the quality of Toshiba's hardware, so I wanted to replace my older model with something similar. What I like best about this laptop is the layout. The dimensions are good, with a generously sized screen, and an attractive silver facing. It has an inbuilt CD/DVD player and write drive and is wi-fi enabled.
Summary: Got one of these as a 21st birthday present in 2007 (cost £380). The laptop came with 1gb of ram and had windows vista home premium installed. Had to install an additional 1gb ram as it ran painfully slow. The extra 1gb of ram made all of the difference and I would recommend anyone who has one of these to do the same. Has got 3 USB ports which is pretty much standard these days. Sound out of the speakers is loud and clear.
Summary: This is just a really great laptop. After owning many different computers (including macs) and always eventually stumbling on problems, I can really recommend this one as a well made and great value budget laptop. I have never had any problems with it regarding hardware. It's been over 2 years since I've owned it and I just installed windows 7 on it, it runs great, but even with vista it was running very smoothly and fast.
Toshiba Satellite L40-10Q: The Toshiba L40 is a very reliable and safe laptop...but tha ...
29 July 2009
Summary: I bought the Toshiba L40 almost two years ago from PC World, I needed a laptop which was suitable on all specifications, RAM, reasonable hard drive space, decent video card and a good battery life. On paper and recommended by staff the outstanding applicant was the L40, it also looked good and felt robust.
Pros: So very reliable, Incredibly robust, Good speed.
Cons: Battery life will eventually collapse, Not very attractive, Heavy.
Excerpt: I bought the Toshiba L40 almost two years ago from PC World, I needed a laptop which was suitable on all specifications, RAM, reasonable hard drive space, decent video card and a good battery life. On paper and recommended by staff the outstanding applicant was the L40, it also looked good and felt robust.
Pros: Quick, Very reliable, Incredibly robust
Cons: Heavy, Battery life collapses over time, Not attractive, Better options for the same price .
Summary: The Toshiba L40 seems to come in a variety of different models, each with different specs within the same outer casing. I have what seems to be the lowest end model, which on paper is just about good enough to run Windows Vista. The build quality of this laptop is reasonably good, with no bit's falling off and it all appearing to be in one (relatively) solid piece.
Pros: Cheap, easily expandable, reliable.
Cons: Some areas seem to be "rushed", pre-installed 512 MB RAM is limiting.
Excerpt: "I bought this laptop four months ago and have been impressed so far. It was very easy to set up and came with all the relevant software to get you started (including Vista). The most important thing for me was the processor speed and battery life - both of which are very good for the price. I can usually get about two hours of battery before it needs recharging (on Powersave mode). For day-to-day word processing, internet surfing and photoshopping, ...