Pros Nice Screen Memory and Powerful processor
Cons System failures are bad customer service is uncaring.
Summary I have long been a Supporter of Toshiba Laptops and have owned several myself. I would have continued to by and recommend there systems until I bought the A75-S229 for work and College. I got the System and at this time in November the system is on its third trip to a Service center for hardware failures. I had intended to purchase two addition systems in the short term for my Children but After dealing with the Customer service and customer relations at Toshiba I can promise that that will not happen. Further the attitude that the gave me will color my judgment for sometime to come. You see I recommend Systems to the US army in my job as an Information Technology specialist. Rest assured I will not recommend a company that does not care how a product they sold you fails time and time again and they just keep making it your problem. If there systems keeps failing they should give you a different one. I take very good care of my gear and depend on it to work. Unfortunately dependability is not in Toshibas lexicon.
MCSE, MCSA, MCDBA
Pros Sharp and bright screen
Cons Overheats ALOT, loud, heavy
Summary This laptop gets one extra point because the screen gives beautiful pictures. Other than that, it has absolutely nothing going for it. It overheats all the time and apparently there was a class action against Toshiba which resulted in free extended warranty coverage for all buyers. I spent hours with outsourced customer service and finally was given permission to take it into a service center. They fixed it and it ran okay for a few months but now the overheating is starting again.
Pros nice wide screen
Cons cuts off due to overheating, dvd stop working, etc.
Summary I bought this thing two years ago and i am soo pissed to have wasted over $1600. first the battery wouldnt charge and had to drive over 40miles for repair. Now whenever i use the thing i have to keep a fan turned full blast on it so it wont overheat and now the darn dvd playback is choppy. will never buy a toshiba product again even though i have a 60gb gigabeat and two large screen tv's by them. No more Toshiba recommendations to friends or colleagues.
"After years buying Toshiba we had the worse experience ever with the Sat A75. We spent $1,800+"on by Alfonso Aguirre
Pros The laptop has no pros at all.
Cons It is a useless laptop. Do not buy it. Response by Toshiba to a defective product. could not be worse.
Summary The computer has been a nightmare. It has gone 4 times to service with major failures. Supossedly it was going to be the best laptop for our daughter going to the industrial design faculty. The laptop freezes and has blockouts all the time; also repeated failures of the fan, static, misfunction of the usbs. They do not solve the problem at the very poor and time consuming service given through the warranty. Everybody recognizes that there is a major problem with the product but Toshiba does not respond to loyal customers. As for our daughter we faced very difficult times, once her main and expensive tool was never there. Power cord and battery died several times. We are giving up, once Toshiba does not respond but we won't buy from Toshiba ever again.
Pros Nice screen, decent features for the price
Cons Touch pad is difficult to use, poor built in audio, heavy
Summary The screen went out on me. Since the fans are under the computer you can't use it on your lap or it blocks them and the computer shuts down. With all of the other options out there I'll never buy Toshiba again.