Pros I love everything about this laptop...fast and easy to use. After making my purchase it was ready to take home within the hour. I couldn't have made a better choice; the sleek exterior is just beautiful.
Cons Shiny keys..have to clean thumbprints often but that's minor setback.
Summary I replaced my Toshiba Satellite 4 yrs old and this model runs circles around my last one. My husband and daughter have Dells with all the bells and whistles and I can't keep them off of my new Toshiba A305. What really sold me was the fact this laptop does not sit flat to over heat...that was the biggest issue with my older model.
Also, I like the small light below the keyboard. I purchased at Best Buy and like the new anti virus they use. This computer seems so fast...I could go on and on..you will not be disappointed..I tried to make up my mind for a year on the perfect unit to purchase and I def picked a winner!
Pros Extremely fast & reliable notebook, clean OS, only necessary software installed. Excellent value, everything you'll ever need in a notebook. Great gamer too with discreet fast graphics GPU, has better frame rates my 4x the price Dell M90 notebook.
Cons Glossy keyboard smudges up real easy and needs constant cleaning to wipe off your fingerprints. The 9 cell battery sticks out the bottom, a good table rest and hand carrying add-on grip, but the thin bump is not comfortable when on your lap.
Summary I can't fault this laptop for its price. I have been building and using computers for 30 years now, laptops for the past 8 and nothing in its price range comes close to beating this notebook feature for feature. Not Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Gateway. I owned a Toshiba a few years back and boy was it reliable. I strayed for a few years to Dell and HP notebooks, but both were plagued with reliability issues. Toshiba is a great brand with very good reliability. Here is a stylish notebook that is not lacking in any bells and whistles all for $750! I priced a similarly configured Dell and HP notebook and would have had to pay $1400 or nearly twice the price to equal this notebook from Toshiba. High praise indeed. It is fast and a joy to use. My kids now don't want to use my HP or Dell notebooks. They fight to use this new Toshiba. High praise indeed from very discerning consumers.
Pros Fast, long lasting (Toshiba quality), good graphics, great feel while typing, great sound.
Cons Who cares about fingerprints. Touchpad does get warm.
Summary This is a great computer for business or pleasure. May not be a "gaming" computer, but you can game on it. Looks great, sounds quite and runs fast enough for most. Some are selling this computer for almost $1000. Not a bad deal at BestBuy for less than $800.