Summary: If you really wish to use this product, I suggest attaching a mouse to the laptop. The provided mouse pad area is way too sensitive/shotty. If you try and use it on the internet, you'll find yourself suddenly zooming into web pages even though your just trying to move the mouse (apparently it can't differentiate between simple mouse movement and 'pressurized movement' (its best to hardly even touch the thing, any pressure at all and it goes haywire).
Summary: I bought the Toshiba laptop in Dec 2009 and it is already Kaput. Many other toshiba owners are experiencing the same problems with a Black Screen and no boot up to windows. I am writing this on my old dell inspiron (10 yearsold) . Check out some other laptop first.
Summary: We bought the Toshiba Sattelite L505 in 2009. The major problem we experienced had to do with plugging the power cord into the laptop. The plug-in became bent and eventually caved in, rendering it useless. We had the problem fixed twice by a technician; the third time we gave up. It's just not a good spot for the power cord to plug into the laptop. The other downside to this model is the short battery time.
Summary: First off, you would expect a computer that costs as much as $500 to have a lot of bells and whistles, and if not, at least be able to handle a challenge. Not this laptop though. This laptop costed $500, and if you compare the stats to anything equivalently priced, this gets blown out of the water. It's disappointing that this laptop only comes with 3GB of RAM, why couldn't they just put in the 4th GB? It's not like this board uses triple channel memory or anything.
Summary: I bought this laptop a few months ago, and it worked just fine until recently when it started having problems recharging. I subsequently discovered that Toshiba does not have a helpful repair system. I called Toshiba twice. The second time it was determined that the problem was the battery, but even though I told them I was going to be out of the country a week later, and had already made a service call a week earlier, they were not willing to send me a new battery in...
Summary: I would not recommend this product if you need any type of customer assistance. The first problem I encountered was in controlling/disabling the sensitivity of the touch-pad. The support site is useless; the most recent product update is from March 2009. I called their tech support and they were unable to help me. They promised to "escalate" my problem & have someone call me. I never heard from anyone.
Can't Hear if TV is on or Air Conditioner fan is blowing
Cassandra Woolfork, Amazon
18 July 2010
Summary: Speaker volume is entirely too low. Can't hear if there are any noises in room. Must turn off tv and air to hear, then you can barely hear the extremely low volume. Computer works well, but extremely disappointed with the weak speakers. Volume is fine when exterior speakers, headphones or earbuds are used. Would be a great computer if it had decent speakers...
Summary: I got the first laptop and everything was great out of the box. The second day I could not get a wireless connection and never got it again. I spent hours troubleshooting and with tech support. I sent it back and asked for it to be replaced. Amazon was great about that..so far. I got a second laptop and the wireless works about half of the time. Tech support when I got them suggested the wireless was an issue but then why does it work sometimes?