Summary: First off I put in that I wanted a touch screen so I'm not sure why this was put in those search parameters, but I will take credit for that one. Now that I have had is for less than a year the fan makes so much noise that I can hardly here the sound coming out of it. I leave it only on hard surfaces and still it gets so hot that the fan kicks in and then I can't even pick it up sometimes its so hot on the bottom.
Summary: I bought this computer in February 2013 and the hinges broke by August 2013. Toshiba refused to repair the hinges until the legal route was taken. Having to get a lawyer involved on a 6 month old machine to get them to back the 1 year warranty was is joke.
Summary: I bought one in Aug 2013, 3 weeks later returned it to Best Buy where I got it, hard drive dead. After some intense verbal exchanges I got them to swap me a new laptop same model. It is now Dec 2013 and the hard drive is starting to crap out again, getting pending sector count issues and the system is getting erratic just like the last one before it totally died. I am looking for a non-Toshiba replacement drive now while I still can.
Poor quality, fragile structure, very expensive, Windows 8 the worst windows. Stay away from this model.
SANDRA MIRAZO, Amazon
12 December 2013
Summary: I did buy a Toshiba model L855-S5244 last July 2012 @ TiguerDirect.com as NEW laptop. Since I started to use, it is not fastest as the processor i7 should be. After 3 months using it, the screen was broken easily. and the factory has not warranty for it. The screen appears to be super extremely and fragile thin glass. If you have this model, my advice is never touch the screen. After I replace the screen, I can see the structure of the computer is too fragile.