Summary: I got this touch screen laptop thinking it might be a good combination between a tablet and a regular laptop. In reality, it is too heavy to be used as a tablet and with a full keyboard you don't need touch screen. I have had it over a year and find that I hardly use the touch screen. In addition, the Windows 8 interface is rather annoying and I prefer using the Desktop interface over Windows 8 tile apps. I am annoyed when it accidentally switches between interfaces.
Summary: im loving this laptop in fact im writing this review on it right now. I got this laptop for college to access my school work and write and anything else i need it for and it's been doing wonders
Summary: I have owned at least 5 laptops over the years, including 2 others from Toshiba. This is by far the worst one I have ever used. For a newer computer, it is dirt slow. Booting from powering on takes a good 5-10 minutes for it to fully come up. Bringing the computer out of sleep mode doesn't fare much better. For some strange reason, the wifi shuts down when coming out of sleep mode, and takes 3-4 minutes before it will reconnect.
Summary: I resisted getting a laptop to replace my PC, but I have learned to eat my words! The touchscreen has specifically helped me get over the frustration I had felt in the past when using a mouse pad to navigate around, and the keyboard action is set right for a person who can type fast. I'm using an external drive for any large files that I need stored. I find the system very flexible and fast.
Summary: I gave this a 2, because when it worked, I loved this machine. Cute, sleek, DVD drive...but it jammed up a few months after I bought it & Geek Squad counseled me to pull battery. This became habitual, like a smart phone when you're near your trade-in date! Then pulling the battery no longer worked, and they told me to hold the power button while battery was out (to drain power reserves), this worked for a while.
Summary: Firstly I did not buy this laptop from amazon, my unit was purchased at best buy in atlanta. I don't think it slow it runs quit well actually. It doesn't over heat or make loud fan noises. Th screen is crystal clear and most of my Windows 7 programs work well or better in windows 8 environment.
Summary: The computer itself is excellent! I think it should have more memory but that can be fixed.I can't say the same for the pre-loaded windows 8 is a real pain. I tried to load windows 7 butthenew system won't allow it.
Summary: As a upcoming college student with only a month to go before starting my semester I was on the hunt for an excellent laptop for my needs and my work. I dedicated the whole day searching for a laptop. I wanted I nice size laptop 14-17 inch touchscreen, usb 3.0, a disk drive for my work, and just a stylish computer over all. Then I came across the Toshiba Satellite. It had everything I wanted and more I had to have it. Know that I have it I couldn't be more pleased.
Summary: I'd first like to mention that I didn't purchase this laptop on Amazon; I bought it on eBay, brand new, in box for $500. Totally worth it. I'm upgrading from an old Toshiba Satellite from 2009 and honestly this laptop isn't all that bad. It took me maybe two hours to get used to Windows 8, although I'm sure there's some things I haven't learned yet. I only use the touchscreen when I'm on the start screen, but it's still a cool feature.
Summary: I agree with the others, its glitchy and it runs really really slow. (My 3 year old $329.00 Asus was way faster) I paid $625. for it about 9 months ago and went with it because at the time that was a super deal on the unit. I was disapointed with the machine but still really liked the touch screen and figured I needed to get more comfortable with Windows 8.