Summary: I have a toshiba tecra 510cdt, from 1997, original battery and everything. It still works like a champ no problems, Windows 95 boots up and I'm at the desktop in under 30 seconds, but this is the only toshiba I've owned, however, so I can't speak for the newer models.
Summary: The most expensive piece of crap I ever bought TECRA S1. Died in the first week, was repaired and lasted a further 11 weeks ...Has been residing in the shed with all the useless rubbish that is accumulated over the years. Has been there for 3 years now..
I have NEVER recommended Toshiba after this bad experience....
I will NEVER recommend Toshiba products again..
Summary: I have the S3. THis one has actually been working with no problems! FIrst one... not cool! When I received the first unit, it was dead (hard drive failure within 2 days0 so it was replaced. Second one went through 3 hard drives and a motherboard! I finally bugged Toshiba so much, they replaced it and like I say this one has been ok.
Summary: Tecra S1 is a piece of crap according to my experience: replaced keyboard, touchpad and now also hard drive and battery need to be replaced. Not to mention the touchpad failed for the second time. Next time I'll buy a Thinkpad.
Summary: Tecra S1, top series they say... motherboard is to be replaced, hard drive is to be replaced, pointing device is to be replaced. Is this what a high-end class hardware is about? Thank you, I will switch to another manufacturer. With my DELL I have never had a single problem.
Summary: Hi, i'm working in Toshiba Gulf - Well i've been using all the Toshiba Series form the sat, sat pro, and portege but honsetly guys the TECRA is amazing a reliable and powerful machine i've been using it for a couple of years now and its still preforming as new although there is like a loads and loads of softwares and files, i'm giving an opnion as rough computer user ..
Summary: Never ever buy Toshiba again! Very bad quality, cheap construction. Repairs are a nightmare!! Every Toshiba I have ever seen has had the motherboard replaced at least once. None of the software drivers are standard. To install the drivers you must strictly follow instructions which are multiple pages long... if for any reason the install doesn't work- start over!
Summary: Repairs needed within the first year:two new keyboards, two new motherboards, replace LCD screen, new modem, new CD ROM drive, all the connections needed to be changed. I first purchased a Tecra 8000, After having it in the shop for 8 months of the 10 months I owned it, Toshiba sent me a Tecra 8100 because they were unable to fix my orginional one (I had to fight for a replacement. After speaking to a dozen people, they said there was nothing wrong with the pc.