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 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 purchased this item from another place other than Amazon. It is a replacement for the previous laptop I owned. This is a good student computer, it runs fast, has a good clear picture, holds a charge well for a large screen. It would not be a good gaming computer. The drawback I have with it is that it only has 2 USB ports and I had to purchase an extra USB that will allow me to charge my iPhone, plug in my mouse receiver, and plug in my jump drive all at the same time.