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.
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: I loved the look and feel of this computer but within minutes of booting it up the edges of the keyboard starting curling up and this continued to get worse as computer was used. We had to return it.
Summary: When buying this I sought a light laptop still running Windows 7 that would compare with an Asus UL30 I bought a couple of years ago. I bought the Toshiba because it appeared a good value and of comparable quality. I disregarded several luke-warm reviews in computer magazine websites. That was a mistake. I will say the Toshiba is attractive, has a bright and sharp screen, and boots and closes down quickly.
Don't buy it if you want reliable and useful ultrabook for everyday use
3 September 2012
Summary: Cons: Keyboard. Keys are small and sometimes don't work well. "Space" key work only if you press it in the middle. Keyboard is not designed for fast "blind" typing. Keyboard looks like some calculator's keyboards. HDD. I've received unit with clicking HDD. Every 5 seconds I've heard "click" sound from HDD - like parking HDD head sound. I've returned it to Amazon with this defect. Build quality. It is not solid or rugged. Really, build quality is weak.