Summary: I decided to buy a Toshiba as I had a Toshiba Equium before which I was very happy with. However, I have to say that I am a little disappointed. My last Toshiba had excellent sound quality but i have to say this new Toshiba has possibly the worse speakers that I've come across on a laptop. I have had to buy exterior speakers in order to listen to anything at all.
Summary: Boots up quickly but other things seem a bit slow. Windows 8 is, as every previous upgrade, worse and more complicated than the preceding. The keyboard is really too small and the keys not very positive.