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Toshiba - Satellite 14" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 6GB Memory - 750GB Hard Drive - Smart Silver-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 463 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    not good

    Posted
    Jess

    How is it possible for people to survive without technology in this day and age? For most people, it’s not. Devices such as cell phones, laptops, and televisions seem essential for people to have to survive. With this in mind, as I was going to be starting my freshman year at Le Moyne College, I thought buying a laptop for school would be crucial. Unlike some people however, I was shopping for a laptop for pure functionality, rather than for the special features and effects. I decided to buy my laptop from Best Buy, thinking that I’ve bought some of their products in the past and that I had been extremely pleased with them. All I needed was a functioning laptop, and with that I would be more than satisfied. As I shopped around several things attracted me to the Toshiba laptop that I ended up purchasing. For one thing the price was relatively reasonable for it being a touch screen laptop and a relatively new model. Also even though I wasn’t looking for this, the fact that I could flip the screen around and use the laptop as a tablet was very unique and appealing to me. Furthermore when I took it home I realized that I surprisingly appreciated some of the special features such as the backlit keys, how light it was, how large screen was, and how it very rarely became hot on my lap. If I were asked to review this laptop within the first few days of owning it and actively using it, I would have given it an outstanding review. However in less than two weeks of using my new laptop, I was already discovering some pretty significant problems. When I went to register my laptop and create a new Microsoft account, I came across the problem that the space bar was particularly sticky and that the majority of the words that I typed using the laptop’s keyboard ended up becoming one long word. My fingers would end up moving too fast before I could realize that all the words I had typed had becomeoneword. Not only was this fault of the laptop’s annoying, but it significantly slowed down my productivity while trying to type papers and look things up on the internet during my first week of school. Although, the worst attribute I came across while using this laptop was how hard it was to try to connect my laptop to the Ethernet. Upon my first attempt at connecting the Ethernet cable to my newly purchased laptop, I realized that there was no place to connect the Ethernet cable into my laptop. At Le Moyne I went to the library to ask for help, where I was informed that because my laptop was considered to be a newer and “better” model, there is no place to connect the Ethernet cable to my laptop and therefore I would have to purchase a separate adapter. Not only was this extremely inconvenient during my first week of college, but I was never informed of this fact while asking the sales person at Best Buy about the laptop. To make matters worse, after I purchased the separate adapter and plugged in the Ethernet cable to my laptop, the laptop did not even recognize that the Ethernet cable was plugged in. Under the “Connection Settings” it stated that the Ethernet cable was “not connected.” Because of this problem, for the first few weeks of school I was forced to use the school’s Wi-Fi, which was particularly slow and unreliable since so many people were using it. After being frustrated for a few weeks and after neither the library help desk nor I could figure out what was wrong with the Ethernet connection, I finally took it back to Best Buy. At Best Buy I vocalized by complaints about the space bar being inconveniently sticky and about the poor Ethernet connection. Not only did they not offer me any type of solution to the laptop’s space bar problem, but they did not understand why the laptop could not pick up the Ethernet connection. The lack of several different basic functions on this laptop left me nothing but helpless while trying to take on the new adventure of college. Overall there are many aspects of the Toshiba - Satellite 14" Laptop that I had purchased that I really do love and appreciate, including the large touch screen, the backlit keys, and especially the unique option to use it as a tablet. However after purchasing this high quality laptop, I realized that although it exceeded in surprising me with some of its special features, the overall quality and the basic functions of the laptop overwhelmingly disappointed me. Even though I initially had very low standards for this laptop, the negative qualities, including the sticky space bar and impossible Ethernet connection, completely outweighed the valuable qualities of this Toshiba – Satellite 14” laptop. Therefore I would not recommend this laptop to anyone hoping to use it beyond the purpose of admiring its unique features.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A poor man's ultrabook

    Posted
    hkoldtimer

    I finally decided to dump my 6-year-old Gateway core-2-duo. Not that it broke down. Quite the contrary, it still works great. But it's just too heavy to carry around. I don't carry my laptop around a lot. But when I do I still would like to avoid the heavy lifting. So my goals were quite clear - something light and fast. I've been looking around way before Black Fri 2013. I was very close to buying a refurbished Acer M5-481. Then I saw this Toshiba. With the specs and $ 100 discount I had little hesitation. It has the latest i5 4th gen chip. What a deal! I'm not a love at first sight, impulse-driven buyer. I was glad that this Toshiba was available at a local BB. So I could take a look and get a feel of it. My company gave me a limited budget. But even when I had to pay an additional $ 100 out of my own pocket I don't have any regret buying this laptop. Btw, this is my first Toshiba. The older generation of Toshiba had the touch pad skewed too much to one side, which in my opinion is very unnatural. But this Toshiba has the touch pad moved more toward the center, which most laptops do. I know Win 8 is something most people love to hate. I am far from a technie and am still learning how to make the best of it. My IT brother keeps telling me that I don't need a touch screen laptop to operate Win 8. I completely disagreed with him. Nowadays you have touch screen smart phones and tablets, so why not laptops too? Minutes after I started the activation process I found myself using the touch screen quite naturally and often. It is so much easier to scroll the page up and down with a swipe and choose an option with a finger tab on the screen. To aid my poor eye-sight I can simply pinch and magnify the fonts and pictures. I love it! The back-lit keyboard may not be that useful to me but it's a cool thing to show off. The ventilation fan is a whole lot quieter than my hand-drier grade Gateway. Most of the time I don't quite hear the fan at all. The lid and the wrist-rest area are made of aluminum, and it is quite chilly to lay my wrist to type on a cold winter morning. Talking about the keyboard it is "crisp" and very responsible. This Toshiba is quite slim and light. I would love to have something as sexy as the Acer Aspire S7, but even a refurbished model is beyond my budget! Yes, it doesn't come with a built-in DVD burner. But for a old-style person like me I bought the external Samsung DVD burner I recommended at a cheap price. (It is basic DVD drive that gets the job done.) After using this Toshiba for about a month (web, general Office docs and watched a movie) I don't have anything negative to say about it but just this: for some reason I often found it awoke from sleep when I use it first thing in the morning. I will call Toshiba to get it resolve. But I don't think it is something hard to fix.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice laptop, good value

    Posted
    Grishnakh
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I'd been looking for a reasonably light and modestly priced 14" laptop with HDMI output. Browsing at Best Buy this fit the bill. When it went on sale I snapped one up. The machine is good looking, light and compact. The power supply is tiny, which is great - some light laptops have boat anchor power supplies. The screen is clear and sharp. Keyboard has a nice feel, with a decent keystroke travel. Battery life seems to be up to the advertised 7 1/2 hours. The USB 2.0 port, in addition to the two 3.0 ports, is more useful than I had imagined it would be. Nice big hard drive. Starts up in about 15 seconds, which is by far the fastest I've ever had a Windows computer start. Windows 8 took a little getting used to, but all was well after I installed Classic Shell and got an XP-like interface going. Set up a command prompt to my liking, installed my Fortran compiler, and I'm in business. Best Buy's deal of bundling webroot anti-virus was a big plus. It has good reviews and is very unobtrusive. I was able to nuke the Toshiba-supplied Norton stuff before it had a chance to annoy me. The only negative is the touchpad. The rough surface was making me think I made a mistake. I was able to fix that by cutting a piece of screen protector to size and sticking it on. The pad now has a smooth surface and works really well. I enjoy the gestures, especially the two finger scroll. I took one star off my rating because it did aggravate me until I figured out the fix. Overall, I'm very happy with this laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A great upgrade from my last Toshiba

    Posted
    ajr30
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Toshiba has been my go-to brand for a few years now. This notebook, once again, doesn't disappoint. There is a lot to talk about here so I'll try to limit to the more relevant bits. Pros: -Beautiful screen. This is the first time I've used an HD display on a laptop and I'll never go back. The colors tend to be very vivid and bright. -Backlit keyboard. Another first for me and it's amazing how quickly you begin to rely on it. -Battery. Again, I could just be showing my age because I know all notebooks have shown improvements. But my last notebook only lasted about 2 hours doing simple tasks. This one gets about that much playing games and even more doing web browsing or word processing. -Touchscreen. I got the touchscreen version of this notebook because it was on sale. It wasn't so much of a selling point for me, but it turned out to be super useful. Many times, even with a mouse, it's much easier to just tap the icons/items on the screen. Cons: -Screen brightness/glare. Two problems here. I hope to eliminate the glare by getting an anti-glare screen protector. I just wish it wasn't necessary (and I hope it doesn't wash out the pretty crisp HD-ness...). Couple the glare with the fact that the screen just doesn't get very bright and it can be difficult (sometimes impossible) to do certain activities in bright room. -Screen dimming. This may just be me, but I swear the screen dims and brightens based on what is being displayed. I read this might be an adaptive contrast feature but I can't figure out how to turn it off. It makes it really annoying if, for example, you're playing a game and you go into a cave. Suddenly, the screen dims just a bit. Now I'm fighting a dimming screen on an already dim screen with glare. -Wild Tangent Games. This abomination came with the laptop. Normally I don't mention software since you can just uninstall it if you don't want it. However, WT Games was so deep into the computer, I actually had to edit the registry to get rid of the shortcuts on the Start menu. Simply uninstalling didn't work. A few extra notes: If you are afraid of Windows 8.1, then stay away, obviously. I really liked Win8.1 (I manually installed it on my last laptop) and it's even nicer on a touchscreen. I can play World of Warcraft and a few other games. You won't get Ultra settings out of this laptop, but it will survive quite nicely on low-medium settings (maybe a few settings higher if you like tweaking).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Value if it lasts

    Posted
    toshuser
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I reviewed almost every laptop at two best buys and other competing stores. I believe it's important to touch and feel for yourself a laptop. For the price, this is one of the best values, the unit has all of the latest features, above average components and is above average in perceived quality. I immediately went out and replace the hard disk with a Toshiba SSD (for a very reasonable price) and the unit is now comparable to other laptops costing maybe 500-700 more in price. To me a high resolution screen is important for crisp text and graphics (at least Full HD) is very important especially on a screen that is 15plus inches. I would have liked to have seen this same laptop in 15.6 screen size with the Full HD (1920x1080) screen. However, I am quite happy with the 14 inch screen. Battery life and form factor are quite nice (relatively thin and light and runs cool). I was getting tired of purchasing so called business class laptops over the past 8 years (at nearly $2000 average price) only to find that they barely last 3 years of light use - including very well known brands/names. With this unit I could buy 2 or 3 for the price of a single so called business class laptop. Good job Toshiba!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    AVOID

    Posted
    cleback

    I only gave it one star because no stars isn't possible. I bought this product in April '14. Since May, the keyboard has encountered numerous problems. Keys do not work or work only sometimes. I have sent it in to Toshiba repair four times. The first two times I sent it to a depot. The next two times, I was advised to send it to a repair company Tristar. I paid for two of the shippings. I've only had the laptop in my possession about three of the six months. I've wasted hours on the phone and running back and forth to the nearest Fedex. Honestly, right now I'm considering the $700-some I spent on this thing a lost cause. The fourth time I called them for problems with the keyboard, I requested a refund and/or replacement. It is not possible, they tell me... but of course, they will repair it for free... At this point, I do not want a free repair-- I want a reliable, working laptop. Even if they do manage to repair it, I can't with a clear conscious sell it, knowing it will most likely break again. The only recourse I have is to write them horrible reviews. Please, save yourself a headache a get a different brand. Before the Toshiba, I had an HP pavillion for almost five years. It served me wonderfully, without any issues for those years, and I most likely will return to that brand. If you cannot resist the appeal of a Toshiba computer, most definitely get Geek support and the extended warranty.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great performing computer at a good price

    Posted
    SeanDean32

    I have owned this well designed computer for several months. I also own Macbooks , Vaios, and others.... I work in the computer technology field and use this computer every day at work and primarily only for work. This is my most reliable computer in every aspect (besides watching movies which for some reason I have yet to do on this machine so can not comment on). When something fails on my Macbook or other computer I always come running back to this Toshiba Ultrabook. This ultrabook puts up with a massive amount of abuse and handles it like your dog that hasn't seen you in days... It's always perfectly running and happy to see you. The only issues with this computer would be the smudge spots on the touchscreen, the slightly loud fan that happens once in a while, and that I do not own another one. Also, the touch-pad works great but since I use Macbooks a lot it does feel a bit different... In conclusion this is a premium computer at a lower cost... You can also build it up to 16g from 6g for about $150, which makes it immortal or add a SSD drive for around $200 to make it quiet. If you are looking to get a really nice computer for about $1,500 that looks the same in appearance check out the Kira book by Toshiba.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for ones who like Windows 8 and touch screens

    Posted
    du24

    My old laptop bit the dust, and my dad picked up the Toshiba for me. I ended up returning it for a MacBook Air. The Toshiba is a great computer for ones who are not used to computers, or it is their very first computer. The keys are easily seen. The letters are larger on the keys, the backspace key and enter key have very large letters that are not hard to miss. The internet connection was horrible through this device at my home and at my school. It disliked firefox and would freeze up if used. I also have to use Google Drive quite a bit for projects, and it would not allow me to use it very much. It would lock me out of those sites. It did have a fast internet once it did work. The battery life is around 6.5-7 hours which is great. The touch pad on the computer itself, has no scroll bar. The fan, when it would run, would also run a high pitch squeal with it, and I could not handle it. It is a bit heavier than I would have liked due to the amount of books I have to carry around for class as well. If I'd touch certain keys at the same time, I couldn't even figure out which keys they were, it would lock me out of using the keyboard and the touch screen keyboard until I figured out to touch the space bar and it would unlock itself. Overall, I was not a fan. We ended up going back to Best Buy last night and returning it to get a MacBook Air and I could not be happier right now. As an education student, and it being almost time for me to graduate. Most schools are going to the Apple use, and I can now get more practice with an Apple. I have always heard such high reviews, and yes they are expensive, but it ends up being an investment. It's a quick computer, easy to use, and there are so many other pros about it. I love my new purchase, since the Toshiba was not for me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Laptop (minus one issue at the moment)

    Posted
    mordy721

    Got this laptop over 2 months ago and I'm very satisfied. It's really just great. The new Intel i5 is more then enough power for me (i'm currently a student who also does computer programming on the side). The touch screen is at just the right balance between too sensitive and not sensitive enough. The battery rocks. It holds its charge very well and has a super speedy recharge(by far the biggest surprise from this laptop). The back-lit keyboard is awesome, don't know how I made do with out it for so long! The one issue I'm having, and have been having for a while, is that it wont stay in sleep/hibernate mode. It will either wake up 5 hours later on its own or it will go the whole night without waking up (as it should). I'm not sure what exactly the issue is, I've been trying to crack it for a while but to no avail. I think i will call Toshiba soon to see what they say (they have been very helpful in the past) In any case, this is my second Toshiba Laptop and i'm very happy with this purchase (Bought it for $600 during the Black Friday sale).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great computer for business use

    Posted
    Danni
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I've only been using this computer for 2 weeks and it replaced a laptop with Vista so Windows 8.1 is taking a bit to get used to. The touch screen as well as the touch-pad are both super-sensitive when you move to the right, making the start screen pop up randomly. I store TONS of photos for business so the 750 GB hard drive was more important to me than the speed of an SSD. The 1080 screen resolution is crisp and bright enough to use out on my patio. The back-lit keyboard is great in dimly lit rooms! The 4100 version of this computer lists the battery life as over 7 hrs so I was hoping for the same with this. I can surf the web, while working on Office documents or 3-D design software and get a solid 5 hours before notifications start popping up telling me to plug in the laptop. The color really isn't GOLD -- looks like brushed nickel to me!! Overall, I think this is a great computer for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Slowest Device I have owned in 25 years

    Posted
    HookedOnTabs

    For an i5 with 6gb ram even with low voltage this thing should fly. Last night before going to bed, I was ripping an audiobook from the library. On my old HP with a celeron processor and 4 gb ram, I can rip a cd in about 5 minues. This thing took 12 hours. I have an ssd drive I will change out and see what happens. I am fine with a 14" display size, but this one is full of shadows and only presents proper image when in the exact right angle. The discription describs HD. Hollow Display? The keyboard is spongy, the battery only lasts about 4 hours with sceen set to 60%. The touch screen works fine. The device is upgradable to 8 gb ram and will except an ssd. The modem only reads down at 98 mb on a 150mb data plan, which my Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 averages 138mb, my Note 3 phone averages 128mb. Router is the Asus AC68W. When plugged directly into the Arris 6183 still reads 98mb. My 9 year old HP pulls 170mb from a direct connect on ethernet. No backlite keyboard is also a downer. I have switched over to Win 10 Insiders Club and still no improvement but that is still in beta. I could only recommend this device for the touch screen quick movement and the Harman Kardan speakers. I would like to say the opticial drive is a plus for an ultralight but this one is not nearly as dependable as my external LG portable opt drive. Move on and buy anything else but this Toshiba. I have several Toshiba devices, even a bluray and they are all dependable.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      ToshibaStaff

      Thank you for the review, HookedOnTabs, and sorry to hear about the network performance issue with your Satellite E45T.

      You may want to update or reinstall your networking drivers with the software available at support.toshiba.com/support/modelHome?freeText=1200008263 -- Click the "Drivers and Updates" tab to find relevant drivers and utilities.

      This model does have a backlit keyboard. The Fn+Z hotkey combination is used enable & disable that feature, so since you're not seeing the keyboard backlight I recommend pressing that hotkey. Please see page 144 of the User's Guide at support.toshiba.com/support/staticContentDetail?contentId=4005606 for more details.

      For further assistance, please contact Toshiba support at 800-457-7777.

      Thanks for the feedback and sorry for the trouble. Toshiba

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    one issues after the other.stay away

    Posted
    usailinc1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This is my 1st toshiba laptop and it will be the last one.Going back to hp or lenovo.1st day i got it,it had issues with it powering on.Called toshiba and the walked me through on how to fix it.Now i am having issues with the wifi,it will work for the 1st few minutes after i power it on and then disconnect and say no network available while my other laptop is still connected to my network and i am also able to see neighboring wifi.I called toshiba to resolve the issues and it worked for a few days and now it is bad again.Called them to return it for repair and they charged me $30 to send me a box to return the lemon laptop they sent me.I had issues with my hp laptop before and they sent me the box free of charge without no costs to me.Now toshiba is charging me $30 to return their lemon laptop to them !!! The experience is bad.You call customer service and you can barely understand them as their english is very hard to discern with the accent.Bad experience.Should have listened to the sales guys who recommended the lenovo or asus.I went with a pretty laptop.In all fairness it is a good looking laptop but it stops at that,it is a very bad laptop.it switches off if you hold it in a wrong way,i literally carry it like i am carrying a baby so it doesn't switch off again.Beware or you will be in my situation as well.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop at sale price

    Posted
    googe35

    This is a nice laptop. I really like the design and overall look of the laptop. I'm kinda neutral about the keyboard because while it is really nice, it has slippery keys. I'm getting used to this so this isn't really an issue anymore. The touchpad is a bit annoying though. It's really sensitive and it doesn't have tactile mousepad buttons, instead it uses the "faux" Macbook design with no buttons that I'm seeing on a lot of new PC ultrabooks. I'm also getting used to this, but the mousepad could have been a bit better. It has really good battery life and I haven't experienced many issues. I was considering this or the Lenovo u430 touch. This laptop was on sale for $599 and was cheaper so I bought this one. As I'm writing this review, the price of this laptop is $699 which is $20 more than the Lenovo. While this laptop has more memory and hard drive space, the Lenovo has a higher resolution screen and I would suggest getting that considering the current price. Nonetheless, this is a really nice laptop and I would recommend it, but I do think the $699 price tag is a bit high.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for work - light and portable

    Posted
    867509
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I was looking for a lightweight, portable and small laptop with long battery life to use for work. This 14" Toshiba fits the bill! I've had it for about 2 1/2 weeks an I am very happy with it. The initial set up and updates for Windows took 2-3 days to finally finish which was a minor annoyance, but will happen on any new computer. It starts in just seconds (from hibernate or after a full restart) and its ready to go as soon as I log in. The touchpad gives very good control, even for precision actions, and the touch screen is great. I didn't think I'd use the touchscreen at all, but I find I don't need a mouse with the screen/touchpad combo which is nice for working on the go. The battery life is great, though I wish there was an actual battery life meter (with either time or % remaining) instead of just the image of a battery which doesn't do a great job of giving state of charge. The 10% low battery warning is helpful. I think this is a Windows 8.1 issue though, not specific to this computer. The only disappointments (and they are small) is that the image quality on the web cam is just ok, not great, and the speakers don't seem to get very loud. I am very pleased with my purchase. I caught this machine on sale for $600 and feel that it was a good value purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Poor Keyboard and Touchpad

    Posted
    BuckeyeNut2013

    I purchased this laptop and within 2 weeks of my purchase the computer was displaying some real troubles. Keys on the keyboard would not function when pressed down on (arrow keys, volume keys, screen brightness), the touchpad would not respond when I tried to scroll down with 2 fingers,and the wifi connector stopped recognizing my home and school network and the only way to get it to connect would be to restart the computer. I went to the store to return it and was given a new laptop of the exact same model and sent home. However, it is 1.5 weeks later and the laptop is exhibiting the exact same issues. I use my laptop very frequently and all of these "minor inconveniences" are really adding up. I am planning on returning this laptop within the week for an entirely different brand and model. It seems like a promising laptop with a nice back lit keyboard and touchscreen but there are some serious design issues that need to be taken care of.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome computer with minor set back

    Posted
    Osuopietaylor

    I bought this computer and once I plugged in my headphone speaker jack to connect it to my bose speaker the sound quality was terrible. It was high pitched and mostly treble. No base or acoustics were coming out of the speaker. I tried a different cord for head phones and it was the same issue. I tried the two cords in my other music playing devices and they sounded fine. But once I plugged back in to the new laptob it was back to the bad sound. I'm not sure if this is because they combined the microphone and headphone jacks into one or if I got a dud. I took it back and got aother one and it was the same way. Either I recieved two duds or the headphone speaker jack is not up to standard. Otherwise the computer is great. It is fast, fluid, and easy to use. Great picture on the screen. I really like toshiba laptops. I'm hoping there is a cord out there for it or I just happened to get 2 duds. I really like my music and need that to function properly for me to keep it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for videos

    Posted
    sp1234

    I would have given 3.5, but the system doesn't allow it.... This is my 3rd laptop, after MacBook (before it was discontinued) and ASUS. I had to take stars off because 1. laptop froze in the 1st couple of hours of use. It might be Windows 8.1 thing, but it freezes. It's only couple of seconds of freezing up but it bothers me since I just purchased this. 2. Battery life is not as great as they claim. I think it's mostly due to the touch screen and high-quality display. So if I make the screen brighter than the lowest setting, it drains the battery quite fast. (It lasts about 3 hours or so, perhaps less, with fully charged battery.) I'm trying to see if I can turn the touch screen setting off, but google tells me that there isn't any option for that.... However, this is a good laptop for all the people who are addicted to touch screen (it makes life so much easier and faster!), and those who like to watch Netflix or Youtube a lot (Has good speakers too). I also like the fact that it's pretty light for a laptop this size (b/c of no CD/DVD drive). I bought this to carry around for note-taking and working in cafes, but now I am worried that the laptop won't last too long without plugging in...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best you can buy for that price and performanc

    Posted
    funkywillis

    I went to US for vacations and to find a laptop that can be light weight, affordable and good performance for bussines. After looking too much, I found this pc the best option taking into account that best buy sold it at a minor price than toshiba´s web page, except for that instead of 8 GB you get 6 GB of RAM and 750 GB instead of 1 TB of hard disk space. With only a few days, in terms of battery life, this pc sometimes last more than 6 hours and other times more than 7; i turn off features like bluetooth, use like 60% of lighting screen. In performance it´s good, too enough to run excel, word, and for web browsing. Finally, I think that Toshiba it´s maybe the best brand looking price, style and preformance, there are many other good brands, maybe apple just offer more baterry life but it´s not worth the value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice sturdy laptop

    Posted
    kelliall

    I really love this laptop, but I noticed that it is a magnet for fingerprints. I buffed and buffed and buffed and they are still slightly there. I buffed it and placed a 14 in Toshiba screen protector on it hoping to remedy this minor setback. This is a sweet laptop otherwise. Very responsive, fast boot time, battery life is alright, the charge is quick if you don't like using your laptop while it is charging. The support charms are a very useful tool. (Toshiba# I was terrified of Windows 8.1, but this little machine just takes you along with another tutorial. I shopped online and then went to the store to see the physical product. How sturdy compared to higher model laptops. It does not feel at all flimsy and cheap like most laptops do. #Sturdiest model at Best Buy.# I love not having a 10 pound computer, lol, as this model is nice and light. It is truly a laptop that I can actually use on my lap. #Does that make sense?) In a nut shell, I dig this laptop. But the only flaw I can find is the fingerprints, that an associate rudely told me that they can be cleaned with a special cleaner sold at Best Buy, but with the screen protector they are not visible.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I strongly do not recommend

    Posted
    RicardoF

    Please, take a look on Toshiba Forum, a quite few Toshiba users complaining about those problems :Space bar key does not work, Touch Pad is horrible. The position and way you press thespace bar key, sometimes dos not work,if you aregoing to write a lot, you will have countless timesreviewyour text to fix the mistakes you had of words joined, this textisan example of thenumber of times the space bar key didn't work, you willget nuts. Sometimesyouwill noticethat suddenly a application windowmoved around, another application became active,somemenucommands were clicked,the window scrolled down or up, a button was clicked by mistake,wellthis is a another big problem with this laptop,the touch paddevice or touch pad driver has a defect, when you are moving the mouse, the (left button) click event is dispatched, and the buttonclicks aren't very well resolved. Solution, If you will really buy this laptop, please buyand use a usb mouse. Those two simple defects makes an amazing featured laptop, such a disapointing device, why would you buy a BMW if the wheels does not perform?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend