Please please please do your research before spending money on a Toshiba laptop. Many of their models have two design flaws related to the power system: one causes the plate surrounding the keyboard to cause an internal short, which Toshiba will fix at no charge; the other causes a break in the solder connecting the ac adaptor input to the internal power system to break, and Toshiba will not fix it if out of warranty. At several hundreds of dollars to repair, it's not worth fixing, so my 16-month old laptop is now a very expensive boat anchor. Please check the netscape user forum, the stories are legion. I've replaced it with an HP and went ahead and sprung for the extended warranty.