Summary: I don't use this laptop for more than internet and Microsoft office. It functions perfect for those purposes. It is very lightweight, so carrying to and from school has been easy. It is designed in a way that makes in comfortable to type on. I don't have the issues with the mouse that some reviewers mentioned. The only flaw is that the fan sometimes is loud. The fan is the loudest when I am streaming movies. For simple functions, the fan is pretty quiet.
Summary: I had never wanted a laptop, but finally broke down and and decided to get one for school, because I needed something portable. Looking around at laptops, I realized I didn't want a netbook, despite the price and battery life, because of the tiny screen and keyboard. Then I saw a 13.3 inch laptop at the store, and decided that was the perfect size. Not too small and not too large.
Summary: I have got to say, this is a wonderful laptop. It's super fast, super light, the keyboard is magnificent. I actually bought it when it was available circa $499 which I think is the best price point for it. More than than and you're not really getting the best bank for your buck. Look at other discounted laptops or shop for it cheaper elsewhere.
Summary: Pros: - Excellent screen, very sharp and clear - Speed is very good. I run Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server, Open Office ect, I have no complaints about speed. Keep in mind the CPU is a somewhat "crippled" Core i3. I'd take this over any Core 2 Duo at a similar frequency any day. Don't underestimate the integrated memory controller. - It's pretty light and compact. With a slim notebook sleeve you could easily carry this around without it being a burden.
Summary: I got last year's version of this, except in red. I loved the looks of it, its lightweight, and the long battery life (almost 7 hours). I found the screen plenty bright. However, over time, the touchpad became more and more sticky and nonresponsive. I notice someone is complaining about this on the current version too. What you really should be warned about is how bad Toshiba's customer and repair service is.
Summary: I got this laptop to replace my Lenovo T60p which was too bulky for my purposes (I commute a lot). I wanted something bigger than those small 10/11" netbooks, but smaller than the bigger 14+" laptops. So I thought this would be a good alternative. Here's my summary: PROS * light (3 1/2 pounds) * very thin * love the keyboard (full-size and good feel) CONS * seems a bit slow (even though I have 4gb) * microphone doesnt work in ubuntu (there might be a workaround, but...
Summary: Only had this a week and, so far, I'm pretty happy with the purchase. Only doing email and web work so don't know what the power is like for video editing, etc. I just needed a small, light machine for carrying and this does it. Great (5-6 hr) battery life!
Summary: I had the satellite D245 for about a week.Been very please with the performance.Very easy to setup.The displays are bright easy to read for the screen this size.It run cool and quietly.The speaker is decent,not great/almost as good as my Sony Vaio E series notebook.Did not have time to test the battery yet.This my second Toshiba Satellite.I am very please with both.
Summary: Overall not a bad laptop. Pretty quick, good screen and keyboard. Very, very light. Some things that bother me though: 1) Sort of, how do I describe it...garish looking...if you like "bling" this is laptop is for you. 2) Speakers are waaay underneath the laptop and are quite poor. External speakers are a must. 3) You must hold down the function button to adjust the volume via the "3" and "4" keys up top.