Summary: A great laptop for the price (I got this for 499.00 on Cyber Monday) however, it's not without a few problems (I've owned this for about a year and a half at the time of this review). The bad news: (1) Casing is metal but not Macbook Air aluminum but rather some kind of fragile painted metal skin that I still can't tell what it is made of. Looks cool at first but the paint starts wearing off and you see spots (looks cheap) where the metal paint or metal skin wears off.
Summary: I bought this laptop because I thought it had everything I wanted for the right price. I really wanted a Dell but couldn't afford a similar ultrabook from them for the price. I would definitely rethink that methodology now. The keys are not backlit, so remember to buy yourself a desk lamp or skip using this if its dark. Also forget burning a CD or restoring your hard drive with a reboot disk - no CD, no dice. Also the sound is terrible.
Summary: I ordered this and imediatly the keyboard was comming off. I had to send it back. I decided not go get another one because I read reviews where the keyboard is an issue and those people were right!
Purchased 2 of these and had to return each for different reasons. DO NOT BUY!
Rebecca Dulemba, Amazon
12 August 2013
Summary: The laptop is great in theory. Lightweight, very powerful, attractive, etc. However, I have now purchased 2 of these laptops (from the exact same vendor so maybe that has something to do with it, but who knows) and the first one had to be returned because the hard drive failed to boot. I then paid for a second one and now, after 6 months of normal, everyday use, has begun to overheat to the point that it started to shake and shut down without prompt.
Summary: Pro's - light weight, good battery life, can carry it easily in a bag. Worth for the price. Con's - doesn't have a CD drive,but that's the reason it's light weight, the speakers are not all that great, keyboard isn't with a back light. If you want a light weight laptop then this is a good product if the cons don't matter much to you.
Summary: I like this Toshiba, but initially I had a lot of trouble typing things. The touch pad was too sensitive to be useful. Every little motion made the cursor jump to random places for both Word and email typing. It was so frustrating. Eventually someone helped me get rid of hot keys and then all the mouse functions. I am fine now. My suggestion to you is to ask the customer if they want Windows 8; don't just install it blindly.