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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 154 reviews

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Toshiba Laptop is good for the money

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    I bought this laptop about 2 months ago. I got it on sale, been using it non-stop and love it. I like the big screen and the slimness. You cannot beat the performance or quality for what I paid at Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awsome For The Money

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    I usually don’t write reviews about products, but after buying this computer and reading some of the other bad reviews, I felt I had to post this telling you about my experience. For the money this is an awesome computer. So far it has done everything my dell Vostro 1400 can do with 4 gig of ram. You can watch You Tube videos with no glitching, Talk on Skype with video with no problems, Play online games, and watch DVDs. Also the HD movies I loaded on it are Fantastic, including the HD home movies my Cannon 1400is takes. It also has Quick keys for the Web Cam so you can easily take pictures and take videos and easily save them. I was a little reluctant when I saw it came with windows 7cause I’m used to XP, but to be honest with you windows 7 seems more user friendly and has a lot of nice futures in it, and we all have to make that jump sometime. All these problems I read about not getting on the internet, and web cam and so on, I don’t know what they are talking about, maybe sabotage, or maybe they are just not up to speed with technology, or maybe they are very knowledgeable and just got a lemon computer, that can happen with any brand, whatever the case, if you are on the fence about getting this computer you will not be disappointed. If I had to complain about anything it would be the speakers, they are a little weak but still fine, if sound is important to you hook in headphones or external speakers. Also If you ask anybody at best buy that knows there computers, they would recommend this computer hands down in this price range over Gateway or Dell. Also I here that Toshiba has great Customer support. I hope this will help in making your decision.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Deal for 2010!

    Posted .

    After reading some of the reviews for this laptop I had to laugh. It only proves there should be an IQ test given for computer purchases. This is the BEST laptop deal for the 2010 holiday season and is a super performer! I've been in the IT field for ~30 years and Toshiba is one of the best laptops a consumer can purchase. We bought this L655-S5096 for our daughter for this coming Christmas; we unboxed it & updated Windows 7, replaced Norton with AVG anti-virus, added it to our wireless network and it worked flawlessly. Those people who are complaining the "wireless didn't work" or "it ran slowly" probably turned off the wireless transmitter by mistake or tried to run it the first time on battery (low power mode). The best laptops to buy (from a technician’s point of view) in order of best to poor: Toshiba, Sony, Dell, forget HP, Apple and off name brands.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop for the money!

    Posted .

    I purchased this laptop one week ago after giving up on my old Gateway. I use this laptop for internet, writing papers, and school related projects. This laptop performs all of the above with ease. The appearance is very nice and clean. The keyboard is nice and the 10 key is a great thing to have. I had 10 key on my last laptop that was considerably more expensive than this one, and was pleased to find this option on such a budget laptop. The display is just beautiful with crisp colors. I do miss not having a HDMI output on this unit, but it does have VGA so I can still hook up to the LCD TV This laptop starts up quickly and shows no signs of lagging when it starts up. I have had no problems with internet connectivity like the other reviewer The biggest problem I have with this laptop is that it has only 2 USB ports and I cannot use my Air Card and still plug in my iPod, HD, or any other accersory due to the lack of room between the two ports. Overall this is a great laptop for the money! It looks great, works well, and is light and portable.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    My daughter loves her new computer

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    Bought this over the weekend for my student daughter. I paid the extra hundred dollars for pc set up, which includes removing the junk programs nobody wants, tweaking for best performance and restore cd. Also includes six months anti virus which was already turned on when when she took it out of the box. She added Microsoft Office, did the updates, connected to the internet and was ready to go. It's and attractive unit in glossy black with gray swirly lines. Keyboard works well and has numeric key pad. Three gigs of memory are more than enough for Windows 7. She had no problem staying connected to the internet, and my wife and I just finished talking to her on the web cam. Clear picture and no delay. It was fun. She's in California, we're in Missouri. She absolutely loves her new computer. Time will tell about reliability, however, the the computer we we're using during our first web cam call was a four year old Toshiba laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best laptop for the price!

    Posted .

    This laptop is very good for the money. Lightweight but doesn't feel cheap. Screen dislpay, perfomance, webcam, wireless internet mic &speakers. I had it a week now and the only thing i have negative to say is the battery life. So i did my home work and found out you can upgrade to a 12 cell battery. The specs say you can 5 hours of battery but it's ony about 3 hours. I guess Toshiba only give you a 2 cell battery or something. I did change my preferences on the laptop. It's a setting called ballanced or eco. I'm currently on eco which helps a little bit. It dims your screen display and shuts down after a certain amount of time but is very easy to power back up. Anyway super great laotop.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    So I returned the Gateway for this Toshiba...

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    ...and I am not disappointed, thus far. I'm driven by specs and aesthetics and this laptop does not disappoint. For my purposes, school, internet, and music, it completely serves it's purpose. In reference to a previous reviewer who mentioned having a problem with the internet connection, I had one initially as well. The laptop would not pickup any wireless connections in my home (my boyfriend's house) or the surrounding area. Apparently, there is a "hot key" for the wireless LAN and an indicator light on the front of the laptop that I could either one to come on. I took it back to Best Buy the next day and they were able to get it to work. It's worked well since then.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Has everything you'll need at a great price!

    Posted .

    I just purchased this laptop for my wife for Christmas, as she will be starting nursing school in January. I had no problems with the setup. Quick and easy internet access and ease of use running multiple applications. I was not familiar with the Toshiba brand, only considered HP and Dell, but from my friends' experiences and testimonies it seems to be a very reliable computer. Webcam is a great addition and Windows 7 is very cool too. It does not come with Office 2010, so I will be purchasing the full edition soon. I have no complaints with my purchase and have already recommended it to several friends and coworkers.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best one I have owned

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    I recieved this laptop for Father's Day. I picked it out from Best Buy and since having the computer, it has done everything I have asked it to do. Yes, the speakers are not that great, but I put JBL stereo speakers on it and it is like watching a movie inside a movie stadium. I have owned it now for 6 months and it hooks up to my Wi-Fi with no problems, even with 4 other computers on the same Wi-Fi. I can do all I want on it. So, in saying this, if your computer is giving you trouble when you buy it, then there was something wrong with it, before you brought it home.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Go ahead

    Posted .

    Fantastic. Many complained it gets off constantly from Internet, but with me, this never happened. Web-cam and microphone very good. Display and sound also. It has number pad, what for me is great. The only point I did not like, but it is not a big deal, is that the bottom on-off has no light to indicate the status. I have another Toshiba for the past 4 years, and so far, it did not give me any trouble, that is why I decided to go with Toshiba again. I am very pleased with this new one, also.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Toshiba for it's price.

    Posted .

    Got this last night. Great price, you won't find a product with this quality and specifications in any other store. I say this because i looked at every single electronic store in Southern California, and this took the prize. All though right now i'm having a problem with it right off the bat it doesn't pick up the internet signal fully it connects and disconnects every 5-10 seconds but i'm trying to fix that thinking it's my internet or the Internet Security it comes with which has a ridiciculous firewall. And the other thing that i don't like is that it doesnt have media buttons, nothing to lower the volume or pause a movie or mute.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Overall an exceptional product

    Posted .

    Fast, inexpensive, fully featured and lightweight. Good W-Fi and wireless internet signal. Fires up quickly and has plenty of memrory for most users. I bought another famous named brand laptop that begins with a "D" and it was twice as much with no better features or performance. Power cable is in the way but that's about the only drawback.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great buy

    Posted .

    Got it a week ago and it is amazing. The web cam is one of the best I have had on a laptop that you don't have to pay a thousand dollars for. The load time is very quick and there is no lag going between different programs that you have running. It not a gaming computer but it is a great computer for everything else that you can think of. Screen is amazing very good picture quality and is very light for having a 15.6 screen. Also the keyboard is great. Best 500 bucks ever spent.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for basic works

    Posted .

    Excellent computer, it looks great too pleasing to the eye. The designer is excellent compared to other models in the same price. Its performance is acceptable, this notebook is more for work and surfing the internet. You can do more things, but never ask too much effort. Very good quality screen in 1366 * 768. The battery only lasts 3.40 less than 5 hours mentioned best buy. Great buy for under 500 dollars. Buena compra por 500 dolares.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop!

    Posted .

    I got this laptop for Christmas from my parents. Given that both my parents have had Toshiba laptops for 5+ years (and neither have malfunctioned), it made sense to get me the same reliable brand. I would say that I am extremely happy with their choice. This laptop is fast, sleek, and convenient. It starts up fast, and shuts down even faster. As soon as my desktop comes up I can pull up the internet, no problem at all. Downloads are fast too. The screen is bright and clear. And I love that is has a number pad on it too. The caps lock even lights up when it's on (good for me!). The laptop performs like a more expensive laptop for its price, and is a great value for anyone buying a laptop for the first time. The only thing that I wouldn't like is when I drag the cursor towards the left side of the screen, the options for the webcam scroll out. But other than that, I definitely recommend this laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice laptop for the money

    Posted .

    The first thing I liked were the looks..It looks like an 800 dollar computer....It does everything well as far as surfing the web but it is not a gamer laptop....Windows 7 needed 38 updates right out of the box.....Good ol Microsoft.....You can count on them for putting out software that needs mega updates and is not really ready for sale...

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    So far, so good

    Posted .

    I just picked this up today and to return a Toshiba that was 299 because the usb ports were no good. i paid the extra $ and picked this up. More memory and bigger hard drive. Of course there was over 30 updates to install. I am loading Stopzilla on it now, (only had it a couple of hours), and its already showing 10 severe infections and its only 30% done scanning. So far the usb ports are fine. It recognized my wireless mouse no problem and the usb hub right away. The keyboard is great on this. The HP and Dell keyboards seemed very cheap in comparison

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Pleased

    Posted .

    For the most part, very happy with the purchase of this laptop. The keyboard, I do like, however have to get used to typing on it. The fan is a little loud but if it is cooling it, I will take the noise. It does disconnect from the internet, though not when I am using it, so that really isn't that big of deal. Though, the reason for that might be distance too.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    THIS COMPUTER IS GREAT

    Posted .

    let me start with i am writing this review on the laptop right now its freaking amazing i got it for christmas a little early so i thought i would up date these reviews... i love it the sound is great on hear you can really jam the internet is really fast and so is youtube and facebook so if you use this computer just to browse around like i do its AMAZING at the keys are like the best i have ever used they are perfect so i really think this is the one for the money!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    I love it!

    Posted .

    I've had many computers in the past, but so far this is my favorite. I payed $455 for it and it was worth every penny. Windows 7 is great! It gets very strong wifi signal and its perfect. I couldn't ask for more!

    I would recommend this to a friend