Summary: I bought this laptop 2 years ago. Since then, it's been slowly (quickly considering the timeframe) deteriorating. After about a year the trackpad started having issues; i could no longer use it to scroll down pages.
Summary: I bought this laptop January of 2013. It's gone through some pretty intense use including use at school and living abroad. At first I really liked it. It started out with good battery life and I do love Windows 8, but over time the battery life decreased so much that it's plugged in more than not...
Summary: Nice design ultrabook, but battery is dead. It is not charging. I have had several battery issues with Toshiba in the past. SO probably will move away from Toshiba, and look for DELL or something else.
YMMV but its a good deal if you're willing to compromise
5 April 2014
Summary: I've owned this laptop for ~18 months and I'd probably buy an identical model today if it were to get lost/stolen/damaged. However, what floats my boat probably won't float yours so I'll give you the good, the bad, and the ugly so that you can make your own decision.
Summary: Using an ultrabook and windows 8 OS for the first time. The ultrabook is fast. It opens folders, transfer files, and every web page with just a click of seconds. I even upgraded it to Windows 8.1. I'm getting used to this windows 8.1 and it works fine. The only issue right now I'm facing is WIFI.
Summary: The machine works smoothly and fast Enough for my everyday uses. I like the thinness and lightness, two of the main draws I bought it. I noticed that the keyboard is not what I like it to be. It feels very "hard" on the fingers.
Summary: So it's lightweight, fast, capable, etc. Windows 8 is a shame, but that shouldn't be part of this review since you can change operating systems (painfully). I put several flavors of linux on this machine over the last year. It's a great combo.
Summary: I've always been skeptical about buying Toshiba's ultrabooks but decided to take a chance on this one as it was coming for $499 with a $100 Amazon GC. So effectively an ultrabook for $399. I am happy with the product but feel the display is a bit downer. It isn't bright enough.