Summary: I purchased this Toshiba based on store recommendation & online reviews. I've already returned first model after 2 weeks, as the DVD drive kept randomly opening & wouldn't stay closed. The new replacement computer's mouse scrolling won't work & the computer freezes up after logging on. I'm currently hoping to return for a full refund. I'll be looking for a different brand.
Summary: There are so many things to like about the Toshiba P305-S8910: sleek attractive appearance, 17- inch Tru-Brite screen, and overall, pretty good performance for a modestly priced laptop. I was able to become accustomed to the heavier than expected weight of the laptop. However, just as other reviewers have noted, the DVD drawer opens unpredictably and frequently; and the touchpad is so defective as to make the computer unusable witout first disabling it and resorting to...
Summary: I wish Toshiba had this computer, and I had my money back; I spent much more on it than today's advertised price. I recently tried to use the CD drive, which would not work. However, the main complaint I have, is the extremely sensitive touch pad, which is constantly kicking me out somewhere into cyberspace. And, this guy is also a "self-scrolling" unit. There are times when I'm not touching it and it will start scrolling down.
Summary: I just bought this computer and have had more problems with it than anything that I've ever owned. It has been in the hands of Toshiba repair center getting "fixed" for about half of the time that I've owned it! Would definetly recommend a different brand... Although customer service was friendly, they wouldn't help me at all. The computer still had MAJOR problems and Toshiba refused to replace the defective product. Toshiba just lost all my business!
Summary: Received my 17" screen laptop as promised. All seemed well until the 2nd week when encountered many problems. Admittedly there was almost an entire day working with techs from my local ISP to Toshiba who finally told me to return the unit for a new one. Called Amazon & had a new one within 3 days! So far it works great - LOVE the big picture & integrated numbers - as it's replacing a PC. Think you'll love it but still not sure about VISTA.
Summary: Hard drive failure after 2 mos of use. It did not come with a backup disc. It took 10 days to receive one by mail. The over all laptop is nice. free features. Just be sure to make that disk as soon as the system boot up.. Well 24 hours of updating when connected first time. Trust my internet is business quality< it was Toshiba website...
Summary: This is the WORST piece of electronics I have ever bought. The only thing worse than this piece of crap is Toshiba's customer service. I have had it for 2 months and have already had to mail it back twice, which of course resulted in losing ALL my data. Do yourself a favor and don't even THINK of buying a Toshiba.
Summary: If you are looking for a widescreen laptop, this Satellite has everything you want and doesn't give you things you don't want for the money. I had an HP and I won't ever go back. I love the fact that you get the (64 bit) version of Vista, that is the only way to get the true benefits of 4gb of ram with Vista. The eSATA/USB port is the only way to go if you are planing on using an external storage device, it is many times faster than using USB alone.
Summary: Toshiba Satellite P305-S8904 17.0-Inch Laptop This is a great laptop for all my mobile computing needs. The Vista Home Premium allows me to run my local IIS Web Server, ColdFusion 8 Application Server, and Microsoft 2005 Express without any lag. My developer tools for buiding web applications all run great - Adobe CS3 Suite and RedGate Tool Belt. This machine rocks and I still have room to expand my 4Gigs to 8Gigs of RAM.