Toshiba Satellite S855-S5378 Laptop

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it is nice one

POSTED BY: Gago , Glendale hts,IL
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

It is very good to use it. nothing problem. pricewise is very good & functionally it is very good.

Best Laptop and Excite Tablet

POSTED BY: Eddy , Shelbyville, TN
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I own the Excite 7" tablet before I purchased the Laptop. I liked the Excite so much, I decided to purchase a laptop with Windows 8.

Awesome Laptop

POSTED BY: Tess , USA
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I love this laptop! It has amazing picture quality and I love how it comes with windows 8 installed! I use it regularly and works like its brand new. I would say this is a great laptop for students.

Satellite S855-S5378

POSTED BY: whittler36 , North Texas
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

My old laptop is 11 years old. After using the Toshiba the old one is soooooooo slow. Toshiba has great speed, excellent color display, abundant features, great follow up and support. I am expecting the durability to be great also.

Great laptop

POSTED BY: Biff , Cleveland, OH
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Bought the Satellite S855-S5378 Laptop and I'm very happy with it. What I don't like is Windows 8. Having some difficulty getting used to it. Should have had 7 put on it. Otherwise, love the performance. Get one!!

Very Happy with this Computer

POSTED BY: Tech Diva , Asheville NC
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I am very impressed with this computer. It has brains and beauty. It is lightning fast. I love the keyboard it is so easy to type and comfortable to use. I was looking for a computer with a fast processor that I could afford. This computer is very reasonably priced. I would recommend this computer to others. This is my first Toshiba but it will not be my last. I am very happy with my purchase and you will be too.

Best laptop

POSTED BY: Maddy , Va
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Design and feature of laptop is good

Excellent Laptop

POSTED BY: The Colonel , Jax FL
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Been using this laptop for 1 month and so far have had no issues. I've read others' reviews complainig about the keyboard but have not encountered this problem at all. (Maybe because I am a slow typer?) Anyway I am extremely pleased with my S855-S5378

First Laptop

POSTED BY: Yub Yub , lowell,ma
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

This laptop offers a great quality along with a price that makes sure you dont regret it. My other factors in purchasing this laptop was the i7 processor along with an 8gb ram. I will recommend this laptop for anyone whos looking for a main computer with great capacity and compatibility.

Best value!

POSTED BY: Angel , Pittston, PA
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I knew what I was looking for in regards to storage, memory and processing and found Toshiba offered the best value.

My Toshiba

POSTED BY: mar , Rocheester Hills, MI
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I had to have my son set up my new Toshiba as I was not familiar with Windows 8. He set me up to be able to email and play my games. He'll inform me on other things in time. My one problem, NOW, is while I am playing my games, it tells me that the Internet Explorer has stopped working. I don't know why and it does not tell me. I have updated when I'm told, so I don't know what else to do. Other than that, it is fast to use. AND the one feature I love is the button you can shut down the use of the mouse pad. Overall, I love my Toshiba!

Amazing Laptop

POSTED BY: Movie Lover , Sacramento, Ca
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I love the speed of this laptop. Once I figured out how to use Windows 8, it has been smooth sailing since. The start up is fast, videos are great, sound quality is great, and overall I can't complain.

Awesome!!

POSTED BY: Pranav , Owings Mills, MD
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Its a great laptop in the greatest price. I got all that i want.

Love my Laptop

POSTED BY: Car , St Louis, MO
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I used my last Toshiba for 8 years no problems as long as you run a virus protection. So to get up to date I got a Toshiba Satellite 2012 with windows 8. Love it.

Best PC I have ever used

POSTED BY: Doug , Plymouth Meeting, PA
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I was long overdue to replace my Dell Dimension desktop and Dell Inspiron laptop. The desktop was running XP and the laptop was running Vista (worst OS ever). I use Adobe Photoshop to edit photos and it is a pretty demanding application. My old computers struggled with it but it runs great on the new Toshiba laptop. My web browsing, which had become frustratingly slow with IE 8 on the XP and Vista machines, is blazing fast on the new Toshiba laptop. Application startup times, boot time, and shutdown time, are also very fast. It is now a pleasant experience to work on the computer again. I really like the touch and feel of the keypad. Note: I have only used the Toshiba laptop on A/C power, so I don't know for sure if my battery life rating is accurate. Toshiba's web site says the laptop can be run on battery up to 12 hours, which if true seems excellent.

Awesome Laptop

POSTED BY: Tropic , Fort Myers,FL
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

The Toshiba SatelliteS855-S5378 laptop offers great capacity and compatibility along with a great price that makes this an all around laptop. The i7 processor and 8gb ram is the main reason I purchased the Toshiba and I wasn't disappointed. I would recommend this laptop for anyone who's looking for an all around great laptop, but I would go with windows 7 pro over windows 8!

Laptop

POSTED BY: Paul , Melbourne, Australia
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I have 2 new Toshiba satellite laptops and I am very happy with them

Good choice for me and for my budget

POSTED BY: AYDS , Boston
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

This computer is considerably less expensive than its six year old Toshiba predecessor but a very good choice for me. Improvements during that period and more knowledge on my part of what I most wanted seem to have led me to a good choice

POSTED BY: Gene , Zephyrhills, Fl.
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

good laptop needs better instructions for Windows 8

Lots for the money

POSTED BY: stlrangerfan , saint louis, MO
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I am very pleased with the computer which has performed just as I had hoped. Only one complaint is that the keyboard sensitivity which sometimes causes a letter to not register but this is very minor. The battery life is excellent, graphics very good, large ram a big plus, and after a learning curve actually like Windows 8

Excellent Laptop

POSTED BY: Happy Computer User , Douglaston, NY
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

The screen is beautiful, the machine is fast and the keyboard is very easy to type on. Videos I have looked at reveal natural movement. It is an excellent computer and I will soon need to look for a smaller laptop for travel and will seriously consider another Toshiba.

AAAA+

POSTED BY: BR , Lincoln NE
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

AAAA+

Best Laptop for the money!

POSTED BY: Sonshine3 , Lake Jackson, Tx
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Toshiba Laptops has an established reliability and more power for the money. My husband has had one for years and never has had any problems with it. You can NOT beat toshiba brand name!

Laptop

POSTED BY: sonshine , Lake Jackson, TX
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

My first one and I am learning it

very good.

POSTED BY: neny , Beaverton Or
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Thanks is such a good product.

Best computer I have ever owned

POSTED BY: JCEE , Rochester, NY
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

The speed and performance are outstanding. Keyboard buttons are sooo nice and easy to type on, the screen image quality is excellent, the sound quality exceeds my needs. The performance vs the price vs the overall value made this a best buy for me.

Runs fast and smooth

POSTED BY: squeaky , san mateo.ca
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I work with alot of editiing programs for photograph....it works fast and smooth

Excellent Machine

POSTED BY: smash , Redmond, Washington
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

At first I thought it wasn't very intuitive. I was wrong, its turning out great in all aspects.

A really nice laptop

POSTED BY: Krinis , Guatemala
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I love my new computer, it has a very good price and it has everything I need.

Decent But.....

POSTED BY: BA , Spartanburg, SC
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

This computer is decent. So far there are only 2 things I don't like about it. Windows 8 and opening the laptop lid when the computer is on your lap. Windows 8 may be a decent operating system but its not for me. It took some work but windows 7 can be put on this computer for the people who love that OS. The laptop lid can pinch your skin if you open it on your lap the wrong way. Other than that the laptop is the best I've had. The HD cam isn't as good as thought.

Go Toshiba

POSTED BY: Barb , Chambersburg, Pa
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I have purchased "another" Toshiba product. It started out with a TV 20 years ago, loved it. When it came to buying a tablet and a laptop it was not a hard decision. I am very satisfied with them!

Right for me

POSTED BY: mwsnelso , Indianpolis, IN
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

This laptop does not have a lot of bells and whistles. What is has is a powerful processer. That was what I needed to do my research work.

1st Laptop

POSTED BY: ACE1 , Indianapolis, IN
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

This is 1st experience with Win 8. Toshiba has a very good users guide which made conversion to Win 8 very easy. Technical support provided expert advice on a perceived problem.

Great Laptop

POSTED BY: Comeg27
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

This is my second Toshiba laptop. First one is still working great. I needed an upgraded laptop and chose the Satellite S855-S5378. Runs great. No problems. Still not sure about Windows 8 but I guess I will get use to that. Would highly recommend Toshiba laptops.

Good Laptop

POSTED BY: mehmet , Savage, MN
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I needed top of line laptop and I got it. I added more memory 12 GB so far. It is very fast laptop. Grafics are very good with this laptop. So far I am happy with this laptop

POSTED BY: roy , hemet ca
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

love the laptop, not impressed with win 8

Love It

POSTED BY: Nat , Fl
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Great size and comfort. Windows eight a little harder to navigate through at this time, but will improve. The Toshiba style is nice - has a number pad without being a large laptop. Would definitely purchase this product again alone with their external hard drive. Very pleased

New Toshiba Laptop

POSTED BY: ui , up
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I liked the last Toshiba Laptop that I purchased. It was so durable and lasted so long that I gave it to my brother when his computer broke so that I could get a new computer. Even though my previous computer was getting older, it still had no problem running newer programs. I anticipate from my limited use of the new laptop that it will perform in a manner consistent with the one I had previously. My only complaint is that this this laptop didn't come with a drive capable of playing blu-ray, still that wasn't a deal breaker for me as I have assets with that capability attacked to my television. Overall, I consider this computer a good investment.

Excellent Laptop!

POSTED BY: Maxie's Mom , Arkansas
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Great laptop! Setup is very easy. Screen resolution is sharp and very clear. The computer is very fast. I love the blue metalic outer cover it is very pretty, and doesn't leave fingerprints like my old HP did. This computer screen size is just right, not too big or too small. Big enough to watch a movie comfortably or play video games, but still small enough to take with you when travelling. Very comfortable keyboard that you can actually type on and not have to use two fingers. The touch pad is very responsive and I really like the swipe feature for scrolling left or right! GREAT extended battery life too! I'm very pleased with this laptop!

Nice computer

POSTED BY: just a guy , Appleton, WI
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Review of Satellite S855-S5378 Computer works well out of the box! And kudos to the people who added the Toshiba Desktop Assist to the Windows 7 mimic screen on Windows 8! It's the only way I see to have made a Windows 8 system functional.

Excellent Value

POSTED BY: Music Man , Rockville Centre, NY
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I am very happy I made this purchase. The computer was easy to set up and a pleasure to use. Toshiba was recommended to me by several people and I can now see why.

Way awesome for the price!

POSTED BY: JJC , Saginaw, Mi.
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

"Value", is where price, intersects features, and quality. This machine is at the top of the "value" pack. There was no downside to this purchase. I upgraded the hard drive to SSD the first week, it boots in 12 seconds. I finally have a desktop replacement in a lightweight package that can do the heavy lifting.. Very happy, thanks for asking.

the best

POSTED BY: BURKE , boston,ma.
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

my wife and son uses hp and they have used 6 computers to my 1 Toshiba for 7 years. I only bought this computer because of windows 8 I wanted to see how this works and how far behind I am on the new technology this is great

Toshiba Core I7

POSTED BY: paula7 , Somerset,MA
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I would not consider any brand other than TOSHIBA for a laptop. TOSHIBA is the "CADILLAC" of laptops

Great Laptop For The Price

POSTED BY: yourrealname , Glenwood Springs, CO
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I bought this computer for programming and CAD purposes it has not let me down. It is fast and reliable. The onlu problem is that the battery life is short. Reviews also say they keyboard is not that great, but once you get used to it, it is not a problem.

New Laptop

POSTED BY: Kenny , Rickman, Tenn
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Have had Laptop since May, have had no problems with it. Faster than my desktop.

first one

POSTED BY: Kat , Albuquerque, NM
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

first one. Need to take a class.

What a great laptop!!

POSTED BY: The_nic , San Jose, Costa Rica
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I had a Toshiba notebook many years ago, but until now I got another Toshiba. Is, by far, my best decision in the technology area I've taken this year. I usually change notebook every two years, and this time I decided to go with Toshiba. Very happy with my new notebook.

Great Computer

POSTED BY: skip , Oakland, CA
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Windows 8 threw me for the regular new op loop, but Desk Assist got me through. It is a good thing because this is a fantastic computer. I have the i7 flavor and it is a barn burner.(not literally). I can run Adobe Premiere and After Effects and work with little to no rendering. Real time? Yes. Good job Toshiba

Great Buy

POSTED BY: Appalachian American , Ellijay, GA
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Shopped for the best deal for several weeks before settling on this laptop because of the value and performance it offered.

Nice touch

POSTED BY: Bobbyl49 , Barnstable, MA.
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

This computer is really loaded with features as well as a very fast processor. This laptop should stay in style for quite a few years.

2nd time a charm

POSTED BY: cb , Hillsboro, OR
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I have been a Toshiba fan for 20 years, so when it came time to replace my 4-year-old laptop, I went for another Toshiba. It was defective, and after eight days it died. The dealer replaced it without question, and I am happy with the replacement.

Great Processing Speed

POSTED BY: ManfredCanyon , Dallas, Tx
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I purchased this model for the i7 processor. I am glad to say that I am very pleased with the processing speed of the laptop. It handles the video editing software program Lightworks by Editshare without lagging when processing the h.264 files, my previous computer could not handle this. OK, a couple of dislikes 1. The keys are a bit too fragile. 2. The memory card slot only accepts SD cards, would rather have it capable of accepting micro sd, xd, etc type of cards as well. 3. The battery life on my laptop is not as long as I hoped for, have to recharge it far too often. 4. There is too much Toshiba generated software pre-loaded on the computer. 5. Seems like the internal fan works overtime sometimes, might need better ventilation. Now for some Likes: 1. Processing Speed! 2. Descent Price for what you get. 3. Has a number keypad, which I use a lot! 4. Weight is OK. 5. Screen looks great. 6. Adequate sized storage on hard drive. 7, DVD/CD ROM plays great, with good speed.

Great Value

POSTED BY: RK , Tempe, Arizona
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Enjoy the Toshiba laptop. Lot of good features at a great value. Screen has good clarity, easy to use.

Best Price/Performance Laptop

POSTED BY: jbarc , Arica,CL
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Excellent Laptop, I have it from a month ago, all my programs run like a charm, autocad, matlab, etc. The bad thing is the keyboard, you have to press the keys hard, but is ok.

Great laptop

POSTED BY: Marj , Sterling Heights, MI
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I am very happy with my new laptop and am even surprisingly used to the Windows 8 already. The laptop has a beautiful look and feel and runs very well. I got it for myself but my 6 year old daughter has also taken a liking to it. She loves the Windows 8 start menu ease of access for all of her websites. The battery life is particularly good as advertised.

So far, so good!

POSTED BY: Kimm2 , Pearland, Texas
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

It was an adjustment for me to go from a desktop to a laptop for all my projects. I've only had this for a few weeks but I like the large screen, and the keyboard feels "natural". I've never really liked the mouse pad on other laptops, but I like this one. I feel like I have more control. Windows 8 is an adjustment too, but so far I'm loving my new Toshiba!

Perfect Solution

POSTED BY: Cali , Fort Lauderale, FL
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Best laptop solution for work applications

good quality

POSTED BY: gpr47 , Florida
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Only 3-4 hours of battery life otherwise overall this would have been 5 stars

First Toshiba!

POSTED BY: Vantaman , Palmdale, CA
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Have had HP's, Dell laptops, By far Toshiba out-performs them all! Plus Toshiba is the Best-Looking stylish laptop. This Toshiba was a birthday present for my 16 year old daughter... The only thing I do not like is: Windows 8 operating system!!! NO Start Menu !!! This is REALLY Annoying! Thought Vista operating system was bad, But Windows 8 takes the cake! If I were in the market for another laptop or pc. Would make sure it is NOT Windows 8 ! Definitely make sure my next purchase would be Windows 7 ! But would definitely buy another Toshiba! Toshiba has my confidence, For innovative, performance & stylish looks for life! Recommend Toshiba to all my friends & family...

Exelent laptop very stable

POSTED BY: Ray , Isabela, P.R.
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Very stable good price iam soo happy whith this laptop

one of the best laptops in the market

POSTED BY: Gatama , Brooklyn, NY
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I have been using Toshiba laptops for the last 6 years. I don't have any issue with the products. In fact it last long and you can resell it for a decent price if you want to upgrade. I purchased my first Toshiba laptop in 2007 and it is being used by me and may family members since then without any problem.

Good - fast unit

POSTED BY: steejb , Overland Park, KS
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

overall i am pleased with my purchase, I've only had it a couple of months. have not had the opportunity to see how long the battery will last.. only weird thing. the plug for the network cable is toward the front of the unit on the right hand side. this is just about where most (right handed) people would use a mouse, so the wire could be in the way. It should be more towards the back. if not totally in the back.

3rd Satellite great machines

POSTED BY: Shane
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

This is my 3rd Toshiba Satellite, my first one went to Iraq, Germany, back to MI, down to TX and back to MI. in fact I still have it. Its just really slow and the fan doesn't work so I bought a new one for my family, and then bought another one to go back to school. I absolutely love these laptops and I suggest them to everyone.

POSTED BY: MG , Gaithersburg, MD
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Would have preferred Windows 7 over 8 , but getting used to 8.

best buy

POSTED BY: palum , buenos aires
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

This is an excellent laptop, easy to use and really slim! I love it!

Great Laptopt

POSTED BY: Agility for life , Clearwater,Fl.
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Only problem is the battery--but I think it is the same with all laptops. They never seem to last as long as you think they should.

Excellent Laptop

POSTED BY: KCMO
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

The Intel Core i7 performance is excellent. Battery life is about 3 hours while playing HD games. Great price.

Awesome laptop

POSTED BY: Wendy , Lexington, KY
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Very easy and quick to setup. A must for me.

only toshiba

POSTED BY: Tundra Man , Lafayette, La
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

4th laptop toshiba I have purchased. Cant go wrong with one

great computer

POSTED BY: sara , new jersey
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

great comnputer. easy to use even though windows eight

POSTED BY: Luther , Gulfport, Ms
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Best laptop I ever had.

Friendly Laptop

POSTED BY: Chuck , Eagleville, PA
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

This is my first laptop. I have found it to be a wonderful little machine compared to the desktops I have had. It seems the more I use it the more I like it and my expectations are very high! Phone and internet help is outstanding!

Top Value For Price

POSTED BY: Donald Canard , T'ville, Florida
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Performance and features are excellent for the price. Recommend installing third party start button for Windows 8 Desktop view. Stability OK and keyboard is fine, despite some negative reviews. Touch pad a bit erratic, so get a mouse.

Good price

POSTED BY: Edgar
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Very beautiful design, fast, good price. I just got disappointed about the keyboard, it really drives me crazy, most when writing an essay or even when talking with friends, it is really... really hard to write with this laptop.

bugs

POSTED BY: David , Upland, CA
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

my Camera is malfunctioning 1 month after can't take photos or videos it says " something happened while this photo was taken" Battery life is small about 2.5 hours just typing about 1.75 while on internet

Speedy Laptop

POSTED BY: James68 , Clinton Maryland
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

This laptop is very good for large program applications. it will not freeze on you. with the q7 processore quad core it's like having 8 engines with turbo boast technology.

none

POSTED BY: no
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

mouse locks up for no apparent reason for up to 3 to5 seconds then you can continue.

Worthy buy

POSTED BY: Bher , Alaska
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

If I have one complaint, it would be the tiny arrow keys, aside of that, it is a gamers dream

Not sure

POSTED BY: Big Guy , ME
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I'm a little disappointed with this computer. I'm not sure if it's because the computer is less than hoped for or if it's the awful Windows 8 operating system. I definitely do not like W-8. I also don't know wny Toshiba has to put so much not wanted or needed Apps on the computer. I have not found this computer to be as easy to configure the way I want it to be, but again. I'm not sure if it's the computer (I've no trouble with previous Toshibas) or that W-8. This computer replaced a Toshiba with W-7 which developed a major mechanical problem I wish I had replaced it with a W-7 equipped device.

Pretty neat

POSTED BY: Space Pillow , WA
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

It does what I want and the only complaint I have is sometimes the trackpad doesn't work

Good value

POSTED BY: Jim , Seattle WA
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Overall happy with this machine. Pros: fast, good battery life, quiet. Cons: so-so keyboard results in a lot of mistyped documents. Spacebar in particular is not very solid as I often find missing space characters throughout. Fortunately, spell-check finds most of these bumps.

Good Buy

POSTED BY: Dee , Atlanta, GA
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

My current Toshiba is the 7th one purchased!

Great specs for the price!

POSTED BY: ER , Philadelphia, PA
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

This laptop has great specs for the price! But the keyboard is the reason I had to return this laptop. I researched this laptop before I purchase it and I seen a few bad reviews about the keyboard but I thought maybe they just got 1 of the bad apples out f the bunch. But I was wrong the keyboard was horrible you have to press the keys extra hard for them to function. It may it real hard to type messages, papers etc but other then the keyboard the laptop was great for the price. I did return my Satellite S855-S5378 and purchase a similar Toshiba laptop the L855-S5372 and this operate great w/no keyboard issues.

Win 8

POSTED BY: RussM311 , Bossier City, LA
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Win 8 has to be the worst platform ever designed! Push for a better platform.... this one is terrible.

Very happy with purchase

POSTED BY: Akita , PA
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I'm very happy with my purchase. My computer cashed I needed a laptop now..This was the best offer that I could walk home with..The laptop has been excellent. I got an i7 with it and was only looking for and i5..The processor has been excellent for all the big programs I run at once..I work as a part time bookkeeper. I would recommend this computer to anyone else. I'm very happy with the laptop no problems and it runs everything I need it to do.

Great Laptop

POSTED BY: Caribbean_Brat , St. Croix, Virgin Islands
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I bought this laptop after my last Toshiba laptop died on me after 3 yrs. of having it. I love it especially the fact that it has Bluetooth so I can hook up my headphones wireless. my con is that its a bit pricey

Fast and Easy

POSTED BY: Kate , Philadelphia, PA
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I love this laptop. It is fast and easy to use, even for a newbie.

Laptop Makes Me Happy

POSTED BY: nassau62 , Atlanta, GA
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Speed is a lot faster than my old Toshiba laptop and connection to Internet is fast. Easy to type on it and number pad is very handy. Larger screen is nice.

My Second Toshiba

POSTED BY: Daisy J , Canon City, C)
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I purchased this Toshiba because of the excellent performance and ease of use of my last laptop. I wanted something bigger than a tablet but small enough to be light and easy to carry and use

all around laptop

POSTED BY: borg , Va
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I have had this LT for 6 months now since I use to have a Satellite L25-S121 for 6 years & I must say, this new satellite is great. I mostly surf the web, listen to podcast/music, download media, play PC games (the integrated GPU can even handle most big budget games from 2-3 years ago) & other work like activities on this LT. The only downside on this LT was having to learn how to use Windows 8 (not fun). This is the Federer of Satellites.

Toshiba Satellite S855-S5378

POSTED BY: Antioch , San Diego, CA
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Overall, a very good system for the price. The processor runs at 2.4 GHz with a turbo boost of speeds up to 3.4 GHz. This may be misleading for some and at times is not noticeable to the average user. The speed difference is employed to help prolong battery life and only deliver the 3.4 GHz performance when it is absolutely required. Compared to most laptops, it has an above average battery life but would not be considered exceptional. The system power up quickly, is lightweight, yet sturdy enough for the average user. The wireless connection is very versatile and easy to use. I love the keyboard. It has large keys and responds well . Additionally, has good volume for the sound system. Normally, in a work environment, can’t hear anything off the laptops without a good speaker system or headset. This system, I actually have to turn the volume down. The only drawback I saw to the whole system was the Operating System that is Windows 8. The OS is designed for Touch Screen in mind and would not work well in a work (business) oriented environment.

Notebooks Rule

POSTED BY: cal , guntersville Al
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I no longer have desktops, only monitors at several locations and find this Toshiba Satellite everything I need. I load every thing a carry it wherever I go. It is fasr with lots of storage. I do video, downloads, audio and games and this is the best yet. Needs more USB slots. I will up memory to 16 gigs.

Very Good Laptop

POSTED BY: Kerry , Hartford, CT
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Though I am still exploring the laptop to figure out how everything works, it has been a very good laptop so far. The cost was fair and I would recommend this laptop to my family or friend.

As Good As Expected

POSTED BY: barbe , Salem, MA
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I own another Toshiba Laptop and wanted to pass it along to my son. I had a i5 processor and decided to upgrade to a i7. I'm generally happy with the laptop with only a few nick picking exceptions. The cover/screen seems flimsier than my other laptop. The dvd tray is harder to open. I find it hard to find the latch button and once I do, it doesn't always work the first time or second time. I also find the built in camera lacking when using Skype although I believe most laptop camera lenses suffer using that software program. Those are my only complaints.

Very Good

POSTED BY: Bob , Waynesboro, GA
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Very nice laptop for the price. It's work very fast and with ease. Features are nice with all the ports you can use

Very nice computer

POSTED BY: Mrs. BW , Cheyenne, WY
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

This computer would be the best I've ever had except for Windows 8 which is weird. I had a computer consultant add a "Start" button so I can at least use the thing. The developers of Windows 8 are focused on photos & videos instead of doing business.

Has issues, but ok.

POSTED BY: Pat
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

The computer is fine. Wish it came with a paper user guide, because when the computer goes down, I can't use the virtual user guide, can I? I HAAAAATE the no start menu. Sometimes I just leave it on , as I can't get it to show me icons with which I may get it turned off!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HAATE Windows 8. Is Windows listening? It seems Windows gets worse every time they come up with a new one. Clearly, they are not listening to users.

Just Ok

POSTED BY: Jeff62aps , Puyallup
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Good home user laptop at a decent price

Cool laptop - blue!

POSTED BY: Uncle Nacho , S. Indiana
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

This is my 3rd Toshiba laptop in 6 years. I've had good luck with them; in fact, my only issues have come from ignorance or accidents. When my last laptop wouldn't boot, Toshiba paid for warranty service for it even when the warranty had expired (it turned out that I had 2 competing virus checkers installed).

1st purchase, very happy

POSTED BY: chopper , Hartford Ct
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I am a salesman who needed a powerful processor for work. The q3630 meets those needs. That was my main focus while searching for a laptop. There is not a lot of bloatware. I migrated the os to a 256 ssd and now boot to internet is 15 seconds. Very happy with this and would recommend to anyone needing a powerful processing machine. Spreadsheets, cad files, quoting tools all load and operate with ease. Of course the ssd helps but the q3630 is the brains.

Great Laptop!

POSTED BY: Gualberto107 , Panama,Panama
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

The only reason I don't give 5 stars on overall rating is due to a couple of things that I consider important. One is that the USB 3.0 ports are too close to each other and to the HDMI port, you'll need an USB hub to use them all at the same time. The other one is that the keyboard is not backlit, this is a most for me and I thought, for some reason, that it was. In the other hand, the screen is great, very clear and wide enough for any job. Watching movies via HDMI is very nice, good graphics and color, much better than with my previous laptop. The sound coming out of the speakers is loud and clear, very nice feature if you are watching something directly in the laptop or listening to music. Performance is very fast, I use a lot of photoshop and other programs that require a lot of ram and so far so good in this laptop. I am very happy with it.

Low and medium performance

POSTED BY: Antony , Lincoln
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Good computer if you do not want to manage a big data base, If so, you could notice that it has a medium performance.

Good product.

POSTED BY: Esti , Miami, FL
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Good product.

Excellent Laptop

POSTED BY: Disruption , Palm Beach, FL
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

When using this laptop, I experienced so much happiness. This product is excellent and far better than any machine I've purchased. It's storage and RAM allow for easy browsing. I've tested the battery life on the machine by using multiple programs at once. This computer is perfect c:

Good laptop

POSTED BY: CJ
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Wishing it had a backlit keyboard like another Toshiba laptop we have. Not liking Windows 8 much so far, but that is not Toshiba fault.

POSTED BY: Weiner , Blacklick, OH
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I'm not one to read instruction manuals before using a product, but I think it would have been wise to do so with this laptop. Navigation isn't very intuitive. This is the first laptop I've owned where using it right out of the box was a struggle. Now that I've become more familiar with the laptop, it's become easier.

Powerful Laptop, Terrible Operating System

POSTED BY: balerman , Quakertown, PA
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

In the end, I love this laptop - but it took a lot of work to get it there. As far as hardware goes I think it is terrific for the price. The operating system, Windows 8, does not seem to fit for a laptop without a touchscreen. I think that I could have gotten used to it given time, but I found that my primary software would not function in Windows 8 even though it worked well in Windows 7. That is not necessarily a surprise. I expected there may be issues with a change in operating systems. What was a surprise was how I was prevented from dual booting Windows 7 alongside Windows 8 by the UEFI Bios and GPT type partitioning of the hard disk. I have had no experiences with either of these relatively new technologies to this point. I researched extensively on the internet for a solution that would allow me to dual boot Windows 7 without success. I ended up turning off the UEFI Bios, installing a new hard drive which I partitioned in a standard fashion without GPT. After that I installed Windows 7. I kept the original hard drive with Windows 8 on it in case I should stumble across a solution down the road, or until my software is upgraded to support Windows 8. So it was a little frustrating for a while, but in the end this thing is a powerhouse! I can't seem to throw enough at it to slow it down!

Good laptop, but it has no touch feature

POSTED BY: alvarex , La Paz, Bolivia
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I really liked this laptop, however, I thought every Windows 8 machine was going to have a touch screen. It's very uncomfortable. Still, it's a very good laptop, I had no problem since I bought it.

Very Nice

POSTED BY: Bonzo , Charlotte, NC
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Fast, easy, versatile. Great value.

Laptop is good!

POSTED BY: Angel , Georgetown, IL
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

We purchased this laptop to use with our projector. We have not used them together yet, so I am not a good judge. It is taking me a while to get use to Windows 8. I wish we had purchased it while we could still get windows 7. I would probably used it more to try it out, and set up various program for the church to use. I have no problems with the laptop.

Good product

POSTED BY: Mike , Florida
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I have been using my new machine for a little over a week. It seems to be a good product, can not fully evaluate as I am learning the new operating system. No problems with the machine so far.

decent laptop for the $$

POSTED BY: 79tarheel , Richmond, VA
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

So far it has been fine, speed is nice. First time I have used Win 8 so don't know if that is the reason for speed or due to C7 processor, but nice and fast to open programs etc. The touchpad is not very sensitive which is giving me problems and can't find that it is adjustable as my Dell XPS was. Also battery life not what they say, but suffices.

OK but not great!

POSTED BY: SUN , Chester Springs, PA
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Its good for everyday browsing or video or networking but not great for study, some serious work, even though it has i7 cpu and 8GB ram. Text can not be displayed clearly. My old HP dv7 laptop display is far better than this one.

POSTED BY: Gater Dave , Quechee, VT
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Good value

POSTED BY: Tom , Sequim, WA
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I just like it ; bought two of them.

Nice Laptop

POSTED BY: Hal , Atlanta, Ga
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

This is a good value laptop, but with any value system they are cost and benefit trade offs. The limiting factor for this laptop seems to be the SATA controler and hardrive performance. A SATA III controller with a Solid State Drive would bring the system to near perfection. This system came with Windows 8 OS. It would have been better with Windows 7 OS. Window 8 seems to be designed for systems with touch screens.

Recommend trying this on for size

POSTED BY: Jub , Alhambra
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

This computer offers everything a laptop can offer from lightweight for it's size (15.6 in) including a CD/DVD drive to the power you need to multi-task with out a hiccup. Still getting use to windows 8, but I do like how the track pad interacts with 8. Vibrant screen quality and has a full keyboard with 10 key pad. Wifi has a decent range as does Bluetooth. I am still trying to figure out which way computing is going bigger or smaller, but for now this compact computer in easy on the eyes, small enough to carry and powerful to do what you want. Over all a very good computer.

FIRST laptop ..

POSTED BY: glwillie , Illinois
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

This is my first laptop, so I have nothing to compare it to. With a little help, I've been able to operate it fairly easily. Am enjoying the wireless feature of a laptop and it works well with my wireless printer. I've only had it a month, so have a lot more to learn. Have used the on line instruction manual as time permits, which is helpful and informative.

Good Value For The Features

POSTED BY: artifonic , Bethlehem,PA
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

This is my 2'nd Toshiba laptop. The 1"st one still runs fine after 5 years but I thought I'd treat myself to a better processor. After two months this new laptop has met all expectations. I7 processor handles all my video editing with ease. Windows 8 is not all that user friendly but after the learning curve I can use it without much trouble.

Laptop

POSTED BY: jim , SE Michigan
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

This laptop is your top of the line run of the mill. Windows 8 is what makes this review so so. Laptop can use more memory on occausion do to lousy windows 8 hauging the resources. If possible get the 7200 RPM hard drive and max out the memory.

Great except for Windows *

POSTED BY: Mamalette , Austin TX
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I would never recommend that someone get a Windows 8 operating system. It may be great for playing around on a computer, but TERRIBLE for work. If I'd known it would be so bad, I would have taken my son's advice and gotten a Mac. The only thing that's made it bearable was a third-party solution that makes my Windows 8 look like Windows 7 with a Start button.

Reliable and Easy to use

POSTED BY: Wonderwoman70 , Lovettsville, VA
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Good product. I have 3 Toshiba laptops in my home and also use the Toshiba External Hard Drive 1 terabyte. Happy with everything I have.

business owner

POSTED BY: JJ , Quincy, MA
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Considering the price I paid, it is a pretty good laptop. Pretty fast and user-friendly. The only problem has to do with printing not center properly and has a narrow margin on the right side. I cannot make custom adjustment to printing at all. Overall performance is good.

Pretty Good

POSTED BY: shadedwords , maine
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Pretty good computer. Lacks a little in display but seems to do the jobs i need it to do. From basic tasks to rendering video and photo editing it does the job. Overall happy w/ the purchase. I'd love it alot more if it came with any other operating system other than Windows 8...

very good laptop

POSTED BY: Sweetie , Albany, MN
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I'm still learning the different features that it has - But I'm enjoying the use of it

POSTED BY: momma , oh
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

This is my first lap top so it is a different experience plus the new windows 8 is totally different. So far the lap top has been great no problems and runs fast. I had to buy a book on windows to even get around in it. After a few days I can maneuver.

Modern Laptop

POSTED BY: Graphic Design Student , Big Rapids, MI
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

For the average user the laptop is more than enough, as a Design Student running Adobe Programs: the added RAM and new Processor is what I expected when I upgraded. Not sure if the issues I've had with inconsistent start up and shut downs or connection /reading USB devices is a hardware or software issue.

Toshiba Laptop

POSTED BY: Jenny , Texas
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I like my new laptop but Windows 8 is very different and it is taking me a while to get used to it and to be able to find everything I'm looking for.

small buttons

POSTED BY: pabklein , Argentina
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

nice pc, the cursor butttons and the enter buttons are to small in my opinion, the rest is ok

review

POSTED BY: pd
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

first lap top. still trying to get use to the features. So far so good.

S3578 Laptop

POSTED BY: Bub , Clarksburg MA
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

The laptop appears to be flawless. All features work well and the memory seems to be sufficient for most applicartions.

Great performance for the price.

POSTED BY: brettski
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Very happy with the price vs. bells and whistles. I compared prices with other brands, and the Toshiba Satellite by far was the best value for the price I wanted to spend. Thanks

Great performance, terrible keyboard

POSTED BY: fanoftoshiba
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

I am really enjoying the computer aside from the keyboard. The performance on this computer for the price, there is no better deal. The problem is the terrible keyboard. The amount of features on the computer are very good (usb 3.0, hdmi very good display) but the only reason I gave the computer 1 star in features is reflective of the keyboard and to a lesser extent the speakers.The sound is not great on the speakers, but this is not important to me because I always use headphones.The keyboard actually hinders the function of the computer for me. The keyboard is of extremely cheap quality. There are keys that you must press much harder on in order for them to work. It is just a very terrible feel and detracts from my efficiency.

Frustrated User

POSTED BY: Mac
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

I like Toshiba, I have had another Toshiba laptop for several years now with no problems except a bad battery. My problem is not as much with Toshiba as it is with trying to learn the new operating system (not fond of windows 8 at this time). It has made it difficult to locate my wireless printer, router, you name it. My only comment on the laptop is that I continue to get an error message that "my computer has encountered a serious problem and needed to reboot". This happens about every other time I power up. Additionally, I sorely miss the Hibernate option!!

Poor keyboard and display

POSTED BY: Tho , Richland washington
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

I wish I had looked more carefully at the maximum display resolution and had more time to use the key board. I cannot seem to find the right angle for proper viewing of the display. Too light, to dark, shadowing and ghosting of the picture are just some of the results. The Keyboard!!!! Come on! It is actually flimsy and the feedback is nonexistent. I have other Toshiba's and you always have the worst keyboards, but on an i7 machine I expected better. Very disappointed.

Noisy key strokes

POSTED BY: Cindy , Lakewood, CO
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

I like everything about the Satellie S855 except the noisy keyboard. Any time a key is pushed, there is an annoying, loud click. It is not the "chatter" I am used to hearing when someone is typing on a keyboard. Other than that, I am very happy with the weight, battery life and the screen size and appearance.

An average laptop with wi-fi problem

POSTED BY: sanky10987 , Buffalo, NY
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

Everything is excellent about the laptop. But the body is of plastic/fiber so bit delicate. With Wi-Fi there is some serious problem. Sometimes it is very difficult to turn on the wi-fi. Even when I press the wi-fi button it will not turn on.

Not Bad

POSTED BY: Chris
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

Over all I'm satisfied with the unit. The issues I have is that when using the keyboard there is a rattling that is generated. The WiFi is very slow compared to other laptops I've owned.

Ok but have to learn more

POSTED BY: Valinsk , Burlington, CT
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

Ive been learning but right now my main problem is lessening the amount of times it goes to full screen. I spend half my time hitting the "remove full screen" tab.

No Touch Screen

POSTED BY: PA Camper , Camp Hill, PA
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

Why would you sell a computer that has Windows 8 installed (which is a TouchScreen environment) and not have a touch screen as a feature?? I had never used a touch screen pc, but have purchased 2 Toshiba Satellites, prior to this S855-S5378. I love the first Toshiba with XP, enjoy the Toshiba with Windows 7, but HATE this one with Windows 8.

good laptop better if had widows7

POSTED BY: rainman , PA
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

Overall it's a good laptop for the money. Wish it had windows 7, I'm still not liking windows 8. Battery life is never long enough.I purchased this laptop for using with my small business. I have loaded a few different programs that all seem to run as well as they have on my older desktop.

What was wrong with Windows 7

POSTED BY: RCP , Arcanum, OH
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

I wish I had purchased a laptop with windows 7. Windows 8, in my opinion, is not user friendly. It is difficult to evaluate a laptop when it is difficult to use it!

Great Computer - Terrible Touchpad

POSTED BY: Gregusa , Portland, OR
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

The review title really says it all. I've owned this computer 3 days and the touchpad has not worked right from the get go. It is irratic, it freezes up, it zooms in when it's supposed to be scrolling. It scrolls side to side when I want up and down and at times the cursor just dissappears and of course it's intermittent. - Otherwise it works great with a USB mouse, but that's not what I paid for. I normally have a high opinion of Toshiba products which is why I bought this one, but their use of the Synaptics touchpad would seem to be a mistake. The forums are loaded with complaints about the Synaptics product in most laptop manufacturers and not one solid solution that I can find.

My 2nd. Toshiba

POSTED BY: I don't have one , Berwick, Pa.
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

My husband bought me this computer for our 63rd. Wedding anniversary . I liked my old one a lot better then I do this one .It had Windows xp in it .With this new one you get into your e-mail and you have trouble getting to the home page . I really think it should be explained on how to use it more then it does . I still have my other one and I still use it quite a lot . The games on this new one are not the same as on the old one either . It can be the same game but it doesn't play the same . You should have checked out Windows 8 better before installing it in new computers . Sincerely , Wanda G.

Worst laptop I have ever owned.

POSTED BY: No , Lexington, TX
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

The screen went bad in less than a month and now I have to ship it to you at my expense and be without it for aproximately 2 to 3 weeks.

not impressed

POSTED BY: Chippa , Pullman,WA
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

it is just an average laptop. Wha I hate is the touch pad freezes out of no where..and its been only one month since i have purachased it. it is ain i7 processor but still makes huge noise when i open my pic gallery.

very good laptop

POSTED BY: jimbo , mauamee, OH
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

rushed to windows eight too soon.

Nice but not very fast!!

POSTED BY: TAB , Toledo, Ohio
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

Much slower than I expected for an I7 processor. Nice machine but not very fast in my opinion.

Good, but could be better!

POSTED BY: Bob , Rockledge, FL
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

Price was great, Would have been much better if Toshiba had placed one 8 Gig stick of ram and not two 4 Gig sticks. So I had to buy two 8 sticks to upgrade. Like the keyboard size. I usw a mouse anyway. Windows 8 is horible. Most likely will wipe it and go to Windows 7 Pro. Wish this would have been an option.

Toshiba is still my laptop of choice

POSTED BY: Norval , Enterprise, ON, Canada
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

I have had Toshiba laptops for the last decade and have owned at least seven. Some things about Toshiba I am very happy with. The features tend to be improving as the price comes down. However, two points I am not as happy with. The computer itself isn't as rugged as early Toshiba laptops. This is important for me, because I travel with my work a lot. The second negative feature isn't so much Toshiba's problem, but Microsoft. The most recent version of the Microsoft operating system, Windows 8, is horrible! So if you get a Toshiba Satellite, switch operating systems!

windows

POSTED BY: stingray , ny
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

The problem is NOT the laptop it is Windows 8 everyone I ask hates Windows 8, It is a hole new learning problem that I don't have the time for.Now I will have to down grade and BUY Windows 7 at an additional cost to me.

Worse wireless adapter ever

POSTED BY: jsmooth
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

Realtek are cheap wireless cards that has slow performance. Whether im using my home network or wifi hotspot on my 4G Galaxy s3. This reception and speed is poor. Have tried to find updates to fix. My old toshiba core 2 duo with an intel card out performs this whole unit in speed. Dont understand.

good performance, some minor issues

POSTED BY: mor
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

CPU performance is good. HDD is slow. The keypad is loose in the corner. The left arrow key sometimes doesn't work after one month.

POSTED BY: bru , DuBois, Pa
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

Laptop seem satisfactory, but battery life is poor. Need more training on window 8.

Disappointed

POSTED BY: Buster , North Carolina
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

I am disappointed with this new laptop because none of my other products(ie printer) are compatable with the new version of windows. Its a pain in the butt!

Good machine but awfull windows 8

POSTED BY: kikip1 , Weymouth, MA
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

Complicated to install ubuntu in the machine. I hate de windows 8 restrictions.

Windows 8 destroys the value

POSTED BY: PK , Topeka, KS
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

Toshiba has produced a potentially excellent computer. With Windows 8 installed, however, the value is destroyed. The desktop is cluttered and bewildering. Every application in the computer, including applications used only within other applications, is included. Finding the application one wants is time consuming when compared with the Windows 7 desktop, on which is included only the applications one chooses to include. Updates are difficult to install. The initial Windows updates refuse to configure. At least every other day, power-down or restart includes "install updates," and there is no way to bypass the process. It takes 28 minutes for the updates to install, configure, fail, and be reverted. This is unacceptable! Norton does a "cleanup" daily. One of the things it does is wipe all of my saved auto-logon data, making username and password entry necessary every day. I've tried to bypass this feature, but every effort has been thwarted. These items are but a few of the reasons why I can't recommend this computer to a friend, or even to an enemy. Unless one can be found with Windows 7 installed I highly recommend against its purchase.

Conflicted

POSTED BY: Jerry , Lexington, KY
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

I purchased this laptop because of the great feature/price combination. Once I got it home, I noticed two things about it that bother me to the point I am not sure I could recommend it to someone else. One is the touchpad. I am not particularly fond of the design of the touchpad. It feels cheaply made and not as responsive as I would like. The other concern is what appears to be a very fragile design of the laptop case. It has a brushed aluminum top that seems to be paper thin and is easily pushed in with little to no pressure and the side plastic moldings seem to be very fragile and similar to what is found on low quality toys. It may be some sort of high impact plastic, but I do not wish to test the theory. In summary, great features, good price, but feels like it can break at any moment.

Great features for the price!

POSTED BY: Englishman , Bloomington, Illinois
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

Only complaint I have is it only has a 5400rpm drive. I find that the drive itself is very slow in use, and the system frequently complains about high hard drive usage when doing simple tasks. Upgrade the speed, even at the cost of capacity, and it's a winner!

Could Be Better

POSTED BY: Chaddilac , Sacramento, CA
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

This is a good laptop except for the mouse-pad and its multi directional use does not work great and the speed of the pointer seems like it does not want to catch up to what is being done. I am not a fan of Windows 8 but I have no choice now. Overall this is not a bad product it could use a few minor upgrades! I would recommend it!

Should have stuck with Dell

POSTED BY: Middle GA Hokie , Fort Valley, GA
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

This was a replacement for a Dell. The set-up process was adequate and intuitive at a basic level. Advanced features required excessive efforts to implement. The machine crashes at least one a week requiring a hard shutdown/restart. For the i7 CPU, it's just plain slow. The memory is adequate. The biggest issue is that this not a well integrated machine - it's slow and appears that is was designed for a Windows 7 OS. While Windows 8 is not a panacea, this PC appears to be more of an afterthought as opposed a well designed (or at least competently designed) PC. I just cannot think of a good target audience for this PC given it's design and performance.

Frustrated

POSTED BY: Moonlytsky , Milton, WA
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

The first one I brought home had someone else's name set up on the hard drive. I returned it. The second one (the one I have now) has one big issue. The mouse pad freezes up the curser after I get to the start page. I had to connect a wireless mouse to the computer to get it to work. Considering returning it. I have only had it a few weeks.

Not Great

POSTED BY: Kate
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

My experience with this product has been fairly disappointing so far. As of purchasing it a little over a month ago, I have already had to send it in to Toshiba for repair under the warranty because the screen back light failed after 3 weeks of casual use. Other than potentially faulty parts, the laptop had been a reasonable buy for the price. The keyboard sometimes requires extra pressure on the keys for them to register and the touch pad lacks scrolling capability which was a slightly disorienting change from my previous computer. Overall, it seemed to be an alright product for the price, but technical failures have marred my experience.

Not So Good

POSTED BY: Don , Nokesville, VA
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

Carefully consider your purchase. The screen is disproportionaly short ;e.g. your e-mail display will be severely cropped. The keyboard is slow; i.e., it fails to register "at speed" key strokes. You have to type at a highly reduced speed and hit the keys "FIRMLY" to get your input to register. Also, take a close look at the factory installed software; it is very limited. You get mostly toys and advertising software. No useful products are incuded for free. The keyboard arrangement is not user friendly e.g. the delete key has been moved to an awkward location and the touch pad is located too far left. The touch pad is also somewhat unpredictable, i.e., it gives poor pointer control.. Nothing is intuitive; read the "electronic only" user guide before you even think about putting the PC to use. Personally, a paper user guide woud be much more convenient. I used my previous Tohiba laptop for 9 years. I hope this one doesn't last as long because it just doesn't measure up to its predecessor.

It's ok, not bad, not great either

POSTED BY: davidkkb , PA
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

I expected the performance, processor speed, etc, to be much better/faster, especially when moving from my 5 year old Windows XP computer with only a 2 gigabyte Ram to this Intel i7 processor with 8 gigabyte Ram.

average

POSTED BY: kk , colchester ct
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

windows 8 operating system is terrible. Battery life is poor. screen size is too small. I should have purchased a larger screen

Satellite Is an Epic Fail

POSTED BY: WickedlyGoodkind , Bakersfield, CA
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

The usb ports do not fit most devices such as printer, mouse, ipod. Windows 8 is a giant phone app and should have never been put on a computer. If I had to do it all over again I would have purchased the HP Envy. The difference in icore5 and icore7 processors is not that significant. There is no computer manual and so its all trial and error. This was an EPIC FAIL!

Two Problems in less than two weeks

POSTED BY: Nickname , Clinton Iowa
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

Software update that required a tech to fix at place of purchase. Piece of plastic stuck in drive that required a tech to fix at place of purchase.

good laptop hardware-terrible software

POSTED BY: joe blow , great falls,mt
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

the hardware might be good, but this software Windows 8 is terrible. windows 7 was way better. had to return it out of frustration. Ordered a Macbook Pro laptop and love it. Price was horrifying but performance is amazing.

I hate this keyboard

POSTED BY: Shelly , Missouri
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

This is my fourth Toshiba and I hate this keyboard. The keys are so close together and hard to push. I have had to purchase an external keyboard to work quickly.

Realtek RTL8723AE defective

POSTED BY: Mike , Ingleside, IL
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

I feel that TOSHIBA put profit ahead of value/functionality with this model. I am very disappointed. The Realtek RTL8723AE WIFI NIC card is useless. The key board does not work well. You have to press down forcefully when typing compared to other models. Windows 8 is a joke. It appears to built for social networking. I swear by TOSHIBA products because of the 15+ year history of using laptops error free. Each TOSHIBA laptop that I purchased has had I life span of 5yrs or more. My kids get the hand me downs.

Not Happy

POSTED BY: Heff , Hamburg ny
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

This is my forth TOSHIBA laptop, this one has been a nightmare!! The clock keeps resetting itself, the wireless stop working in three weeks and sometimes it restarts without warning!!!

Brand new laptop with so many problems

POSTED BY: Tonio , Christ Church, Barbados
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

Laptop is less than 3 weeks old and then it started crashing, restarting at will, the mouse pad stops at times and skype has problems. Now I cant even get on to the internet because Google Chrome browser and Internet Explorer crash. I am MAD!!!!!

MSRP: $769.99

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  • Laptop summary
  • Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM Processor
  • Windows 8
  • 8GB DDR3 1600MHz memory
  • Intel® Integrated Graphics
  • 750 GB (5400rpm, Serial ATA)
  • DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)

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