As my first laptop, I have found that the Toshiba Satellite L355-S7817 is well worth the price. The wide screen is great for watching movies or television shows. The memory is just enough for students who need room for assignments.
The only thing that I have had an issue with is the battery life. It seems a little short, only having a maximum life of about 2 hours.
I like the Toshiba Satellite L355-S7817 because it is portable and convenient. It was just the buy I was looking for, being my first laptop.