Summary: This is a great computer but.... THE KEYBOARD IS ABSOLUTELY THE WORST EVER. I have two Toshiba laptops and won't buy another one just because of the keyboard on this one. Sometimes you have to 'hit' a key several times to get it to type. Most of the time letters either don't 'hit' or double strike. There is no happy medium. If you want to write a letter, forget it. You'll have to keep going back to put in the missing letters and remove the double letters.
Summary: the laptop is a good one. good configuration , good speed, RAM, HDD and speakers. but Windows8.1 is the issue. MS has given a bad finished product(hence it is rushing for Windows9 :-) )). too many patches/updates coming in. The charms concept is difficult to use for desktop users.
Summary: I would give the Laptop a 4 if it didn't have Windows 8 on it. My main problems are the OS, built-in battery, and lack of driver updates from Toshiba. I would still recommend the laptop. Its plenty fast enough for everyday use, looks nice, and is decent for gaming. Pros - The laptop is fast enough to do every thing I do and boots fast. - Plays games well for an integrated GPU. Runs Skyrim and Diablo 3 on Medium to High.
Summary: Laptop computer never should be shipped in their factory cartons. They need to be put in another box with packing. The hard drive is subject to shock. Anybody that has dealt with computers should know this. When they go thru UPS or FedEx, they get a lot of hard handling. I am very disappointed in this shipment, as the computer had been shipped before by UPS as the shipping tag was still on the box with the number. Then it was shipped with FedEx to me.
Summary: Laptop does not seem to get to hot which is always a problem I look for. Not a fan of windows 8 but not much we can do to stop that , seems like all laptops are going that way so I should go ahead and learn it. I have owned other Toshiba laptops and like them. It seems to have everything you need for the avg user. Not a gaming laptop but you should already know that if your a gamer.
Summary: This laptop is really nice, the AMD A-10 processor is really good, it's really fast. I like the fact it has 8gbs of ram, which gives you enough space to run video, and run games. For gaming, it's decent, because it has an AMD A-10 processor with Radeon HD graphics 8610 G which is just as good as a 1gb graphics card. Skyrim plays very well on this laptop, but not in Ultra Quality or High, it's only good when play it in Low or Medium Quality.