Summary: A great value for the price, this laptop is a gem in the vintage computing world. Not only do you have an amazingly-precise pressure-sensitive wacom painting device on your screen, but the screen itself is extremely high resolution and beautiful, despite the off-white beigish glow of 9 year old faded backlights. If you are a digital artist, then you probably already know how expensive it can be to obtain a wacom tablet embedded into a computer screen.
Summary: I bought this computer in the fall of 2005 for school. I am writing a review for this laptop in 2013 on the same portege. Of course over the years I had to put a new HDD and a new power supply (twice) but this computer is a trooper. It has been dropped, stepped on and all sorts of abuse. What I LOVE about this laptop is the high resolution, yet small, screen.
Summary: I purchased this used laptop for a bit over $200 bucks. I wasn't expecting much. My Motion Tablet died and I needed a replacement. I had purchased the newest cutting edge Asus tablet and was sadly disappointed. This was a "what the hell" purchase and I am DELIGHTED!! The laptop is in excellent condition and what's more it does everything I wanted! Even though it uses Windows XP, I can surf and shop and chat and write letters and balance the checkbook.
Summary: Remarkable engineering and often helpful in watering plants. I was able to run Windows 3.0 flawlessly. Remarkable, quite remarkable. It has worked consistently when used under extreme weather conditions (hail, snow, sub-Saharan desert).
Summary: This tablet is piece of Junk..... It does not have 1.5 mhz, 40GB hard drive and 5400 RPM, instead it has zero speed. I purchased this as a gift and I am so embarrassed. This was a Bait-and-Switch, which is illegal in United States. I am very disappointed in Amazon, this is the third item I purchased from Amazon that was not as advertised.
Summary: I purchased a toshiba tablet for school. It was the worst computer purchase I have ever made. If I could I would give less than 1 star. My computer was less than a month old and the hard drive died. I purchased an extended warranty so I called to have it repaired. Toshiba then proceded to tell me that they could replace the hard drive at a repair location but I would have to purchase an OS through them to have reinstalled on my new hard drive.
Summary: THIS VENDOR IS TOTALLY BOGUS. THE COMPUTER ADVERTISED AND ORDERED WAS NOT THE ONE RECEIVED. I SENT SEVERAL EMAILS TO ATTEMPT TO RECTIFY THE SITUATION AND WAS IGNORED ON THE KEY ITEM: received: Toshiba PORTEGE M200 PM-1.5G 1G 60GB (PPM20U-07UGR4) ordered: Toshiba PORTEGE M200 PM-1.7G 512MB 60GB (PPM21U-07UEV8) THE OTHER EQUIPMENT THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE INCLUDED WAS RECEIVED ONLY AFTER 2 OTHER EMAIL COMPLAINTS.
Summary: Here is a warning about Toshiba's warranty. You cannot count on them fixing anything under the warranty. My connection between the AC adapter to the computer became faulty. They considered this issue due to customer abuse. And their customer relations department is useless. An HP computer had the exact same issue and it was repaired free of charge. So buy any Toshiba computer with caution!
Summary: When I bought my Toshiba tablet 5 years ago I did a lot of research on all the tablets on the market. This one was by far the best. Five years later I'm still using it and everything works great.
Summary: I have one of these and it works very well for me. I use the tablet function in school constantly. The battery life usually carries me through two classes (2-3 Hrs). I really can't think of any negative things about it. It's durable and I have mine in a leather portfolio that toshiba makes for it, so it looks good.