Summary: Built, I think, in October that year. After assembling a tower in July, loaned it to a friend for her business. Had to borrow it back a few months ago while saving up for part to fix my tower. While installing Win7 SP1 got the 'revolving reboot' that took Microsoft a week to fix, so in a fit of impatience and frustration installed a Linux distro and never looked back, although I did keep the recovery partition.
Summary: This laptop has two partitions that you cannot remove if you ever wish to restore your PC. The total amount held by the partitions is around 10GB, if something happens to these partitions you will not be able to install Office that comes with the PC, or worse restore your PC. If your HD goes bad you will have to pay Toshiba for your install, even if you have a Win 7 Home install CD Toshiba blocks the Key unless it is installed from their media.
Summary: It's a great laptop good for graphic design the blu ray it's good it's upgradeable to 8 g of ram not good for playing the most advance pc games on the market the ati video card is shared graphics card but it's very good for video editing and graphic design .
Summary: Have not tested speed and such yet but running my video editors and other types of software at the same time doen't seen to bother it too much so I would say very good for that, gaming probably ok, but this really isn't a gaming rig so some of those might have to be brought down a few notches to run good.
Pros: Unit shipped fast, and looks brand new(not the first referb laptop I have purchased from newegg) Unit come preinstalled with Windows 7 home premium, Windows live essentials (some nifty software) and most of the basics to start with, not alot of bloatware (nice). Screen is big and bright, easy to read. key board is larger than my other laptops, but for my big fingers makes it easier to type.
Cons: It is the glossy "tread print" on the case itself so a figer print magnet(my son's the the textured matt black "tread" design (I like that better) and the screen is really glossy, so hard to read in high light areas.
Pros: This is a review on a REFERB item. The computer was exactly as advertised and most all components were in functional order (see the cons). I primarily run linux so I immediately installed xubuntu which does an awesome job on this machine. The GPU is lacking for intense operations like flightgear or even open arena. But as a computer it does a fine job with 4gb of ram.
Cons: I understand the referb process. This computer came back needing refurbishment, and was put on a bench, and a common power supply was plugged in. The reason this machine was sent back was the factory powers supply connector (the part that plugs into the computer) was shorted out, which leads me to believe someone stepped on it, or it got crushed in some fashion.
Helps to have step son who knows his way around computers!
30 September 2012
Summary: Great laptop,great dealer!!,,fast shipping well packed! only thing Customized was program ad for Best Buy-very annoying so I had my step son remove it!! I intend to upgrade memory came with 4GB[2x2GB]my step son checked what it came with because manufactures tech support advised that laptop memory upgrade could be done by buying one 4GB chip of a possible three types!
Summary: This is another great Toshiba laptop, I hear others complaining about broken power cords or internal components. I think for the price this laptop does do what it was priced for, student work or basic computing. It has a wonderful 17.3 inch screen that is 16x9 resolution which is more than enough space to type in Word or view entire spreadsheets. The screen is highly glossy and reflects more than you would enjoy and that is a major downfall.
Summary: I have had mine for 2 years, still problem free.It's a great laptop all around and the only complaint I can think of is that the webcam is little fuzzy. Would definantly reccommend this to others.
Summary: I have owned nothing but Toshiba laptops since my first purchase in 1989, and normally use them for five or six years before purchasing a new one. They've always been trouble-free until I bought this one. I should have known better--it was such a good price at Office Depot I fell for it. Within weeks, when I was living in a foreign country, the computer started crashing.