Do yourself a HUGE favour and stay away from Toshiba. Their costomer service is garbage. Toshiba Satellite A70 laptops, a75 and 1 other one which I cannot remember the name of, have many issues. First off, the clog up with dust fast and overheat, meaning taking it apart and cleaning out the heatsink will be something you will have to do every few months. But I suppose sometimes you have to do that with every laptop/computer. Some of them suffer from an issue with static electricity that when you touch the speaker grills, the touch pad or the buttons, the laptop will freeze and reboot. That problem happens frequently in those models. Another problem occurs with the DC in power jack (which I am currently suffering from) where one of the solder joints on the system board comes loose, and you need to take apart the laptop and re-solder it. Since Toshiba is in it all for the money, once the warranty is up, they figure its your own problem. Even though so many toshiba users are having the same problem, they still wont awknowledge that its an engineering problem, and half the time you send it in for work while its still under warranty, they change the system board and hard drive, send you back the laptop and tell you its fixed, and you will still have the same problem. BOYCOTT TOSHIBA!