very happy with the machine, windows 8 is frustrating
Carol NYC, Amazon
3 September 2013
Summary: Just like others have said, the machine is great: the keyboard feels comfortable, screen looks great, sound is good. But windows 8 is just confusing. Hopefully the updates will help. But I highly recommend this laptop!
Summary: Did not actually receive an S5166. I received an S5373, which by all research is a year older model. It performs well but it seems I should have at least gotten a reply from the retailer when I sent him notification of this minor detail.
Summary: I have been using this laptop for over a month now, and so far I really like it. It's very fast, has a nice look, and the screen is the perfect size. I only wish the battery life was longer, had back-lit keys, and didn't heat up so quickly. A laptop fan is a must!
Buy it, but beware when comparing CPU clock speeds. And a few Win8 tips.
C. Eastman "privacyisaright", Amazon
5 July 2013
Summary: Love it so far. Would have been 5 stars, but read on.... I found this item on Amazon but bought it directly from Adorama, only because I called to be sure it was in stock and they offered me free next day shipping at the same price.
Summary: I chose this as a very solid system (processor, memory, hard drive) for its price, not as the lightest or coolest. It fits that very well and works well as a general utility system (ie, NOT a gaming system). With all that said, it is fairly light with the downside that it FEELS light....
Summary: I believe that laptop is very versatile and works great. Windows 7 applications, works well with Windows 8. It has a cool design, and it's quite light and thinner than many others. The screen has a very good resolution, and is generally very useful for home or work.
Summary: Lots of crapware, Toshiba. Not appreciated. Why are WildTangent games "system apps" that are nearly iimpossible to uninstall (not in Add/Remove Programs! I used Revo Uninstaller to find that these "games" were "system drivers", which is tricky of you, Toshiba!).