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- Screen Size: 15.6 inches
- Processor: Intel Core i5
- Hard Drive: 750 GB
Consumers report recomended
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I would buy this laptop again without a thought.
I absolutely love this laptop. I upgrading from another Satellite laptop that used a dual core i3 processor (which was rated as 2.10 GHz), and this dual core i5 (rated at 1.8 GHz) is pretty fast. I ran a Webroot scan, did a disk clean up and defrag, copied my music files to a 1.0 USB flash drive (I have a ton of music it took about 15 mins), opened a few word docs, opened my iTunes and played it, and on top of all that I opened 12 Chrome tabs and clicked play on all the videos (understand this utilizes your internet and memory more than your processor). While I did all this I opened the CPU performance manager and watched the processor kick up to 2.65 GHz. The CPU got warm but never hot. I’m very happy with the processor performance so far.
While all this was happening, only 3.5 of the 6 gigs of memory were being utilized. So I KNOW I won’t need to upgrade the memory (you are able to upgrade to 16 gigs of RAM).
Windows 8 was a pain in the ass when I first started using it. I’ve grown to like it and I think of it as Windows 7 with a different start button with the ability to download apps.
On top of everything the computer looks sexy as heck.
Complaints: The backlit keyboard only offers you one brightness option.
Also, as with my other Satellite laptop, sometimes (on rare occations so far) this computer does not detect Wifi signals. I accidentally put the computer in “Airplane Mode” and when I turned Airplane Mode back off, the laptop was unable to find any Wifi signals. I figured out how to fix my last Satellite by turning off the laptop, removing the battery, then turning the laptop back on. Since there is no battery on this one you have to go into Device Manager..go to Network Adapters…find Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230…right click to uninstall this (IMPORTANT: do NOT check the “Remove drivers” option)…wait for it to uninstall then right click on any of the other adapters in the drop down…right click then click “Scan for hardware changes”…the Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230 should show back up and your Wifi radio switch should be turned back on and it will then detect wifi. You may never have to deal with this issue and its not enough for me to take away a full star so I’m sticking with 5 stars.
Seller gave honest description and Shipped quickly
Disappointing with Win-8
Since I’ve owned this computer, 2 months, it has crashed twice. The recovery software saves my internet explorer but not the software, which must be reloaded after a crash. The primary problem isn’t the faulty crash recovery.
It’s the keyboard. I must type very slowly, for me, because it skips when I use keys on my right hand. I’ve seen the cursor jump to a paragraph above, typically. This is frustrating; I keep typing and have to stop, erase and start over.
Ending on a positive note, the Toshiba comes up fast — seconds. This is much faster than with Win-7 on my mainline HP. The keystroking on the HP is far superior. Toshiba, if you’re listening, please fix the keyboard. You’ve got a good laptop here but for that.
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