Pros Light, responsive, and versitile. HDMI and eSATA ports are a definite plus. WIFI radio performs 4/5 bars compared to previous G radios in both Toshiba, Dell and HP laptops. Great machine. I'm a Technology Consultant and I am quite picky!
Cons May or may not miss the lack of PCI or PCI Expres slot. Cellular data card has to use one of the two USB ports
Summary Excellent machine! My last Toshiba Satellite A10 lasted 5 years before I just resold it as refurbished. Back-lit keyboard is a surprising plus as well.
Pros seems fast and I love the keyboard/touchpad
Cons graphics card
Summary I bought this computer over the best buy hp because of the keyboard and touch pad - they felt best for me - I hated the shiny slick hp touchpad. I bought this to replace a dell vostro (because I could get xp on it) which I hated from day one (horrible keyboard, touchpad and dvd drive)- except for the stupid vista - this computer is great. IThe toshiba has the bigger screen - the hp screen is smaller and has a shiny odd touchpad. It does run warm - but not so much that it is a drawback for me.
Updated on Feb 7, 2009
Pros Great Specs, warranty, features, software, Killer Performance. Back Lite Keyboard is Incredible and make the computer even more appealing
Cons FM Radio Tuner should have been the DTV tuner/FM Radio tuner
Summary Best use of money on a computer in the 2009 year market... BestBuys has an exclusive with Toshiba and this is a GRAND SLAM value. Originally $1200.00 not as of July 2009 $699.00 ... Comparable computer still @ $1200 --> 1400... Back to College Winner .. Hands Down
"I'm diggin it"on by bikechuck
Pros Back lit keyboard and fast response for basic computing
Cons Fkexy Keyboard. I'm OK with it as long as it lasts
Summary I'm not a gamer and I use my laptop for email, web surfing, watching an occasional college football game on ESPN 360 and working at home using MS Office products. So far so good. I am not a touch typist and I really enjoy the back lit keyboard. This product is working very well so far and meeting to exceeding my expectations. I would have given it five stars except for the flexy keyboard. I can adjust to that just fine. I just hope that it proves to be a durable keyboard.
Pros It has a lot of memory: 320GB. Also, I have a 2006 Toshiba Satellite A model that has never given me a moments trouble.
Cons The palm gets HOT HOT HOT after an hour of surfing. I bought a cooling pad (not one with a fan); no difference.. I even cut up a mouse pad and put it over the palm rest areas. I decided to return it. Best Buy still charged me a %15 restocking fee.
Summary Way to hot and extremely uncomfortable. After scanning the web for solutions, I cam upon a link to an online Toshiba manual--which made me look at my hardcopy, which had the same warning. It warned that the palmrest would get hot and not to rest your hands there. ?????