Pros great overall
Cons bad disc drive
Summary My first two computers were desktops. This was my third and I may never go back to a desktop again. Its been nearly 4 years since I bought it and I don't feel left behind by computers that are sold today. The only exception is gaming as it only has 32 MB video memory and many games now require 64 MB.
I may have rated this as high as a 9 but I've had some problems with the disc drive. Occasionally the drive will fail to read media and I have to open and close the drive repeatedly until it mounts. I had the drive replaced but the problem has recurred. I also had a problem with a speaker but that happened during the disc drive repairs so the technitian may have damaged it. Subsequently they replaced the speaker.
Pros It has everything I need. It is quick, it has lots of memory, great speakers, great mouse pad, nice keyboard, huge screen... anything you would ever want in a computer.
Cons It is hard to move because of its size and weight.
Pros Amazing UXGA Screen & H/K speakers + subbuffer
Cons NONE - seriously
Summary I had the 5250-S119 for nearly 4 years unfortunately it was stolen from me.
I recently bought Toshiba Satellite P105-S6217 which doesn't come close to the 5205-S119 even though the P105-S6217 is 3-4 years technologically more advanced. Not to mention that Vista is a total flop.
The Toshiba Satellite 5205-S119 is Perfect on all aspects, never crashed, fast easy to use and fun. The UXGA screen is the best ever, WXGA doesn't come close. Quite and sleek; cool synaptic pad so comfortable to use and control the cursor,
Too bad Toshiba doesn't make those anymore. I don't understand way a company will stop manufacturing such a line of winner products!
The Qosmio is way too expensive and ugly as an alternative.
If anybody knows, please post a comment on where I could buy a Toshiba Satellite 5205-S119 or like.
Pros Great image, best sound on a laptop, powerful enough for gaming.
Cons Bulky to carry (7.7 lbs), would be a lot better with wireless (802.11b/g, bluetooth), needs more connectors for its size (USB, firewire, pcmcia), has specific USB 2 drivers.
Pros Outstanding piece of equipment, I carry this VERY heavy laptop everywhere. Outstanding benchmarks even.
Cons Very heavy. Don't let your warranty go out...buy the extended one.