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Are Toshiba Satellite Laptops worth buying or not??

by satycorn / November 23, 2012 8:34 AM PST

Hi everyone,
I am in a desperate need of a laptop right now because I don't have a computer at the moment and I have a dozen of school-work to complete before holidays. So I was looking for something used and affordable (I can't pay more than $85), not one of those "beasts" that are made for gaming, etc. I want it for surfing the net, having decent stats and running relatively fast, also it would be great if it could support Windows 7 if I did a maximum upgrade to it.
However, I was aiming at the Toshiba Satellite, since they are cheap on eBay, but a friend of mine really put me off by saying that those are the most defective laptops, he knows a lot of people that have had problems with them, etc etc. Is it true? I want to get one of the A or M series. I've found great deals.
Could someone please clarify things up for me? Have you had any experience with these laptops, are they any durable and good or not?
Please let me know, I'd be very grateful.

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Danger zone.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 24, 2012 12:36 AM PST

85 bucks for a laptop on Ebay is going to be something used and unknown condition not matter what make. Since it's used, the idea of durability and good is sadly not expected.

This can't end well.

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I'm on my 2nd one w/no problem at all
by wpgwpg / November 24, 2012 1:04 AM PST

Everything I've seen or experienced with Toshiba laptops has been excellent. I currently have an 11 month old Toshiba Satellite L755 which I bought to replace a 4 year old Satellite laptop that I gave to my son. Both continue to work flawlessly, my current one runs Windows 7 64 bit, the older one has Vista 32 bit. All the reviews I've say Toshiba has one of the best repair records around.
I do agree with Bob that anything you buy for $85 is not likely to serve you well, I don't care who makes it. You could buy an Asus Eee PC new for just over $200, if you could manage to come up with that much. They make good stuff too.

Good luck.

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