Pros Looks good
big hard drive
ESATA external port
Cons Feels cheap when picked up with one hand - case gives
No blue tooth
Wireless worked out of box but second wireless access didn't work had to roll back to a fresh start
DOES NOT INCLUDE NETGEAR PUSH 2 ADAPTER
Summary Been working with micros since 1981. Purchased at BB. Wireless worked in the city I bought it. Took it home and it would not connect to my router...kept saying that there was no adapter connected. Tried everything. Had to go back to restore point of when it was first turned on and then it worked. The unit looks good and the performance is ok. Battery life was good...about 4 1/2 hours.Cheap speakers
Updated on Feb 11, 2010
Touch pad is sometimes flaky...needs driver update? The right/left buttons are placed on front side of computer (sloping down) so those used to tactile buttons will have to adapt to a different placement.
Pros Computer is quick and nimble. I can manage multiple programs and windows with ease and no problem. Battery life is wonderful - love the size and portability.
Cons The highly touted WiDi DOES NOT work! One Windows Update ruins the program, and it stops recognizing the wireless adapter. Neither Toshiba or Intel has addressed this issue since March. Worthless. Speakers suck, too.
Summary Great computer, but don't expect the WiDi to work once you update Windows. Neither Toshiba nor Intel has addressed the issue:
Other than the complete failure of the one technology that distinguishes the computer from all others, it's great.
Pros cool design
Cons the light sensor will drive you crazy, after 2 days it crashed with a virus the restored, on day 6 the internal wireless card crashed. I returned it and bought an HP. Battery life is horrible, speakers might as well be absent
Summary my first and last Toshiba product. I'll stick with the brands that have been reliable in the past
Pros Speed, Storage, Reliability, Price (Mine came with a Xbox 360 and a $100 wireless hd TV Box for $999), Looks, Features, Backlit Keyboard, Long Battery Life and Fit and Finish.
Cons The Touchpad is Frustratingly Mega Oversensitive that even with the slightest touch it clicks web buttons when im just tring to move the mouse across a web page. Also, the mouse buttons are so hard to push, and especially hold down.
Summary THANK GOD that I can plug a usb mouse to this thing.. My thumb is litterally SORE from having to push the dang mouse buttons so hard.. Im telling you that I have come close to breaking this expensive thing out of frustration from losing info from accidental, or failure of the indecisive touch pad and buttons.... BUY A EXTERNAL USB MOUSE!!!! SAVE YOURSELF SOME FRUSTRATION, which is the only reason I'm writing this review!!! AHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pros i5 processor, WiDi, and HDMI
Cons Keyboard, media controls, and mouse buttons
Summary I was stuck in deciding whether to get the Samsung NP-R580 or the E205. I went to BB to check them out and was ready to buy the Samsung, but the sales people were just aholes that I just left the store. I thought that maybe it was a sign that I shouldn't get the Samsung, so I went to another BB and got the E205. So here's what I think of it so far: I like the fact that there are a ton of features in such a small laptop, but it's not as light as one would think. The keyboard would not be so bad but for the space bar. I really have to press it down hard and this slows down my typing. The media keys on the side respond very slow. The biggest problem that I have is with the mouse keys, which are very hard to press. You have to make sure to press the top of the buttons but even then it's still hard. Despite what I've read about mouse pad, I think it's very responsive and straight forward. The scrolling works easily without thinking too hard about it and not a lot of pressure is required in tapping a selection, which is good considering how hard it is to use the left mouse button.
Overall, I'm pretty satisfied with the machine. I wanted something that had a lot of features and would be easy to carry around. That's what I got.