Summary Using this computer, I was first very pleased with the power and reliability. Yet that suddenly came to an end when the screen started cutting out. I looked on Toshiba's website and there are numerous cases of such failures. Toshiba simply tells users to send them for service. Unfortunately, their service plans are often short (1 year) and these problems occur around the end of such plans. Finally, their customer service tends to be rude and often incompetent. On the phone, they leave customers on hold for 20 minutes, and sending in a laptop for service often takes weeks.
Summary I just got one about a week ago and I got it for 1600$ at circuit city. What a great laptop. I was looking heavly into the 17" apple power books and other high end desktop replacements. But this thing has a great screen, performance and all around style. The speakers sound sooooo good. I am a gfx artist and I needed my satellite to be able to run Adobe Illistrator, Photoshop and Macromedia Flash MX, and dreamweaver. It can run all of those and still play music. I don't run them all at once but i'm sure I could if need be. This is a great computer and for such a great price I couldn't pass it up. Get yours soon!