Summary: I don't normally write reviews but my experience with Toshiba and this laptop forced me to go online somewhere and warn potential buyers.
Pros: Good amount of memory/ram for a laptop. Overall runs smoothly. Cool touchscreen. The laptop has a cool design and is good looking. The keyboard lights up.
Cons: The very first one I bought lasted one day, because the touchscreen was failing right out of the box. I got a brand new one from C o s t co. With this new one, problems have arisen over time. Most of the "function" keys (F1-F12) stopped working--on my laptop, the airplane mode, brightness adjust, and mute buttons no longer work. I'm predicting more of the function keys will continue to fail.
Summary: There is a flaw on this computer. There is literally no way to make the touchpad less sensitive to accidental clicks by tapping. Very bad if you use your computer for power point presentations, etc. If it the tap function required a double tap it wouldn't be a problem, but a single gentle tap will do it. Which is a problem when you only mean to move the cursor, but it clicks something instead. I researched how to fix it, and haven't found anything that works yet.
Excerpt: A very good basic performer. The lighted keyboard is helpful when running in low light. The video display is very clear and crisp. Not too thrilled with the Windows 8.1 OS, but that is what Microsoft is pushing. You really have to play with the colors and themes of Windows 8 to make it as easy on the eyes as my old Windows 7 laptop (also a Toshiba). It is not a hardware issue, but a poor design issue.
Excerpt: I purchased this for my Grandson as a graduation gift for use in college. This is the exact same computer I purchased last year for my oldest Grandson when he graduated from high school and was off to college. Grandson #1 loves his and had only one problem during this past year. Due to the fact that my son is an IT man working for a local company, he was able to instruct my Grandson how to make a simple repair at a cost of $60 for the part.
Excerpt: Laptop configuration is very good as per the price level, looks good, thin, light weight but the keyboard is not good at all, very big keys looks little weired, mouse pad without separate left and right buttons doesn't give you feel of comfort, taping on it gives a little sound. It could be a fantastic system if 3 parts been changed - Keyboard, battery (should be at-least 6 Cell), and Windows 7 Professional instead of Windows 8.
Excerpt: the laptop has all the functions I needed without to much tech, I am getting use to the windows 8 and am happy that it has everything I need for home teaching and travel. It has great speed and is a step up from my old del that was having its issues. the touch pad takes some time to get use to but I noticed they were all like that.
Summary: This is an amazing laptop, it is sleek and has the processing power and ram needed to run software. The keyboard lights up and it looks very nice, not cheesy at all. It's not a touch screen but that is not a big deal. It does have some weight to it, it is not light like a tablet but not big and bulky either.