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.
Summary: I'm huge on Toshiba, I own a ton of Toshiba brand products- I was using a Thinkpad T61 from 2007 up until a few days ago (it finally kicked the bucket after 6 years of superb performance) However, this Satellite is truly tremendously horrible.
Summary: IN REPLY TO THE REPLY FROM MANUFACTURER: This is no a wifi connectivity problem. It is connected. The speed test shows it is running at the same speed as my other computer. It is a processing problem. Web pages load slow, as do PROGRAMS (as I said in my O.P.).
Summary: This budget laptop has some nice features for the money. It's got a good size hard drive (640GB) and 4GB of RAM, and it's reasonably fast. It also has a nice bright 15" screen. But I just can't get past the horrible sounding speakers. Now I know the speakers on most laptops are terrible.
Summary: This note book showed rather poor quality. The bottom cover was not fitted correctly - I had to take a screwdriver to it to loosen the retaining screw then adjust and then refit. The DVD drive button is stuck and did not eject the drawer - has to be done from right click on drive.
Summary: I bought mine after returning an identical HP model (which cost £100 less). The HP wouldn't accept any of my OCZ SSD'd - something that my previous HP laptop did. When I buy any pc , the first thing I do is burn the recovery discs , because I used to work in tech support for Sony vaio helpline , and...