Summary: I got this laptop initially because it hit all the sweet spots: Sub £400 price, SSD, 14'', backlit keyboard. But this is a simple case of one component unravelling the entire purchase - the hard drive. But first the pros of this laptop: Lightweight - doesn't feel heavy on your lap Backlit keyboard - no more squinting in the dark to see which letter you hit SSD - One of the only laptops at this price point which offer an SSD Windows 8 - Yes, I'm listing this as a big plus...
I didn't think I would hate windows 8 this much (can't enjoying using the laptop yet)
21 November 2013
Summary: Windows 8 is awful. There is no need for it. It makes everything so much more complicated and stupid. There was nothing wrong with the old format. It worked well and everyone knew how to use it. Then they decide to make it like a phone/tablet. God awful set up and seems to make everything so much slower. It is a shame because I think this laptop would be ok but using windows 8 is such a horrible experience.
Summary: I did not buy this laptop as it was given to me from work & its awful. Not sure what Toshiba's definition of an Ultrabook is but this kit is far from "ultra" 1. its body feel so cheap and plastic - no quality feel or build 2. the keyboard is horrible. It feel like the VTech keyboard for kids computers or worse 3. the screen is poor and the resolution max resolution is 1366 x768, which for a portable is too low 4.