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POSTED BY: DJDrew,
Panama City, FL For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
"i have owned a few Toshiba laptops they never let me down for the work i do, the P305D is definatly the best one to date"
Very Happy! "I'm lovin' it!"June 19, 2009
POSTED BY: phallen1,
Detroit, MI For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
"I fell in love with this laptop within minutes of pulling it out of the box and plugging it in. Battery life is short, but that it the only thing I would want to change about this device."
Toshiba Laptops Rock!June 19, 2009
POSTED BY: Mr. Clean,
Columbus,Ohio For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
"My second Toshiba laptop, they rock! I checked all others befor buying my P305D, nothing out there even came close. The awesome looks, incredible screen and all those jacks, wow! Not to mention those mind blowing speakers! But don't forget what's inside, this box is crammed full. Oh, I forgot the camera, see what I mean so much to remember. Just get one!"
Third Toshiba Laptop ownerJune 19, 2009
POSTED BY: JCAT,
Naples, Fl For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
"This is the third Toshiba laptop purchase for me. Toshiba laptops have been very dependable and features are very good. I am a very price conscious shopper and this computer is worth every dollar. It provides more features/options than the competition at a better price point. I have not found a computer to compare it to in the price range. Just wish there was a better battery available."
Love this machineJune 19, 2009
POSTED BY: Spoon,
Ohio For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
"An economical laptop with great features. Clear monitor, full size keyboard with keypad, and 4 USB make this a great machine. Had only one problem and that was turning it off. It would not stay off after I shut down but support talked me thru and all is working great."
wonderful machineJune 19, 2009
POSTED BY: Tongue,
Lacey, Wa For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
"I use my laptop everyday and it has yet to dissapoint me. It has great performance, style, and is one of the easiest to use. I have no complaints and recommend it to all my friends. Thank you Toshiba!!"
June 19, 2009
POSTED BY: boo
For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
"i am very happy with my laptop it is my fourth laptop it is the best one i every own. it is the first time i own a AMD Turion i am very impress with it. with the memory 4GB and menory speed pc-6400 it is very fast. the hard drive at 320 GB it have more storge than i need. i love the harmon kardon sterco it sound great. the built in webcam & 17''widescreen is very nice. the laptop has a great display"
Pretty Laptop, Good for MoviesJune 19, 2009
POSTED BY: Missy,
Royal Oak, MI For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
"The laptop is very sharp looking and the speakers work great while watching movies. I enjoy the large screen with such a great picture. I have not had many problems thus far other than the battery not lasting very long. I do have my settings set for extended battery life and it does not seem to last long at all. The outside cover scratches very easily and quite frankly I don't even know how it could have gotten scratched in the first place. The laptop runs great while on, however it seems like it takes a very long time to actually boot up. Other than those few minor flaws the laptop runs great and I haven't had any performance issues since I purchased it."
love my laptopJune 19, 2009
POSTED BY: shy1024,
minnetonka,mn55345 For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
"The features are awsome and the short cuts are great. I would buy it again."
Blows me awayAugust 11, 2009
POSTED BY: gamegrl,
Riverside, Ca. For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
". Love the way it looks and the ease of finding my way thru the internet. It makes playing games a real pleasure. Would definitely recommend it to
First Lap Top ownedJune 22, 2009
POSTED BY: Jim,
Warren, MI For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
"Everything that I've used works great, except the battery life is too short. Too much "garbage" to get rid of when first setting it up. I like the 17" screen."
Enjoying this computerJune 20, 2009
POSTED BY: muffyb,
Texas For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
"I've never had a laptop and wanted one as an extra to take with us on trips. Bought this one since we had previously had good luck with Toshiba and the features seemed good. On the trip, we found that the computer was excellent to work with. The only problem we had was with setup at the first hotel. We just didn't have enough experience to know how to get it set up right. Once we figured it out, it was simple and we enjoyed the computer access. The only thing I would change is the way instructions are given. I think you need a book to explain everything in detail rather than a disk. The disk is good but hard to make a quick reference. I would definitly recomment this computer."
Great laptop for the priceJune 20, 2009
POSTED BY: yd,
San Angelo, TX For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
"This laptop is exactly what we needed at home. My wife and I do some work from home and we do a lot of research requiring sending and receiving large files. The Toshiba P305D gets the job done. I love the large, bright screen and the fact that it starts up and shuts down quickly. My old dell inspiron took a couple of minutes to start up. This laptop has great video and audio and skyping is a breeze. Thanks Toshiba!"
Great LaptopJune 20, 2009
POSTED BY: Goody,
District Heights, MD For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
"I love the Toshiba, it works just fine. This is the second Toshiba that I have owned, and I have never been disappointed. Great Tech support too."
A Great LaptopJune 20, 2009
POSTED BY: Mumee,
Raymore, MO For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
"This laptop replaced my older Toshiba laptop due to the increase screen size and the additional 10-key keyboard. I am enjoying using this laptop while traveling."
Runs Circles Around My Previous LapTopJune 20, 2009
POSTED BY: Flisok,
Florida For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
"Everything from the large screen, to the clarity, the speed is simply amazing. My old laptop sucumed to an electric surge due to lightening and that was the best thing. It was of another brand."
All-around workhorseJune 19, 2009
POSTED BY: preach,
parkersburg wv For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
"Above being a good computer, the support was very helpful when I needed attention."
Very satisfied with my new Toshibe laptopJune 19, 2009
POSTED BY: Fred,
Rohnert Park, CA For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
"Except for difficulty getting accustomed to the smooth keyboard and the small insert, delete, home, and end key, I'm very happy with my new Toshiba. I like the larger screen and the great graphics as well as its responsiveness and speed of operation."
Excellent Laptop ComputerJune 22, 2009
POSTED BY: Tekwiz,
Miami Gardens, Florida For Model:Satellite P305-S8904 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
"This PC is a well constructed, sturdy, with an elegent finish.
Audio quality from the on board Harman/Kardon speakers is quite good.
Battery time is also good for such a large bright screen, once the screen brightness and the power consumption options are set to minimum."
Satellite LaptopJune 22, 2009
POSTED BY: ocean-cat,
Richardson, TX For Model:Satellite P305-S8904 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
"The Toshiba runs cool and can even be placed on your lap and not heat up. The screen is sharp enough to have face recognition working. The camera operates without opening up additional software, which is nicer than having to go through the media center, required by other computers I have owned. Although I don't regularly listen to radio, there is installed FM radio software with an included plug-in antenna. I would have liked bluetooth to be included; the drivers are there but not the actual hardware, so an additional bluetooth dongle will be necessary. Toshiba has an updating function, which I appreciate, but I uninstalled the Norton before it began its trial since I use other virus scanning software. The over-all speed of this computer is great and all of my programs installed even though this is the first 64 bit machine I have owned. I don't intend to do any 3-D gaming with this laptop so, for me, it's a great little laptop."
Great LaptopJune 21, 2009
POSTED BY: Bob,
Winston-Salem, NC For Model:Satellite P305-S8904 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
"The P305 is an excellent full function laptop. However, it is more than I need. I purchased it primaily for the large screen. I use it for accessing and sending email and doing research on the internet. I do some word processing and spread sheet development. It is definitely not light to carry but I don't have to carry it much. If I were to buy one again, I would purchase a Toshiba but a smaller model. It is a powerful machine and I am pleased with it."
My 2nd Toshiba LaptopJune 20, 2009
POSTED BY: Rob
For Model:Satellite P305-S8904 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
"I love it better then my 1st. My 1st laptop was a Dell and it only lasted 2 years. I will never buy any other Laptop."
LOVE IT!!!September 30, 2009
POSTED BY: jeff,
KC, MO For Model:Satellite P305D-S8903 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
"I have had this laptop for about 5 months, and it is by far the bes laptop I have had."
Luv this laptop!June 21, 2009
POSTED BY: Deb,
Fort Worth, TX For Model:Satellite P305D-S8903 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
"Awesome speed, able to multitask-yea! without impeeding speed, great resolution with webcam, keyboard is fine despite others dissing it, sound superb for skype, music and movies."
Toshiba Laptop ReviewJune 19, 2009
POSTED BY: DFlexxo,
Port Orange, FL For Model:Satellite P305D-S8903 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
"I bought this laptop a few weeks ago because I had a Sony Vaio laptop that was the victim of a power surge. The mother board was fried and there was nothing I could do that was affordable. I started researching new laptops, and I wanted the best thing for the price I could get. That was this Toshiba. Since I have received the laptop I have nothing but praise. It has been the best computer I have ever had. I will never not buy another Toshiba. They are the best built, most affordable, and have the best performance of any laptops out there. I definitely recommend this laptop to anyone."
My New FriendJune 19, 2009
POSTED BY: Yolie,
Reistertwon, MD For Model:Satellite P305D-S8903 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
"I love my new laptop. My daughter and I call it the cadillac of laptops. I love the graphics. I love the speakers. I love the keyboard, and everything about it."
GREAT LAPTOP !!!!!November 24, 2009
POSTED BY: thom200451
For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
"WHAT ELSE CAN I SAY..."
Best Laptop Ever!December 07, 2009
POSTED BY: NASA Process Egineer,
NASA Virginia For Model:Satellite P305-S8906 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
"I am a Process Engineer with NASA, and I needed a laptop with this power and reliability. I am extremely pleased with the performance and quality of this laptop.
Suprising BuyJune 19, 2009
POSTED BY: Mike
For Model:Satellite P305-S8906 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
"Toshiba was the last laptop brand I'd consider buying or even looking at. I was stuck on Dells, HPs and Sonys. A friend recommended taking a look at one. I did, the specs met my requirements- and when combined with the price- exceeded my expectations."
Excellent laptopJune 20, 2009
POSTED BY: suki,
Crystal River, FL For Model:Satellite P305-S8910 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
"Fast with clear wide screen . Reliable in transfering huge files. The surface of the touch pad is a simple but useful attribute."
Great LaptopJune 20, 2009
POSTED BY: mikee,
oak harbor, wa For Model:Satellite P305-S89041 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
"Bought this Laptop to replace my existing Desktop and laptop. Its as capable if not more so than a desktop and at 17" though large still fits in a backpack for mobility."
Awesome LaptopMarch 04, 2009
POSTED BY: gilleojax,
Jacksonville,FL For Model:Satellite P305-S89041 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
"Awesome value, for such a powerful laptop. Highly recommend to anyone looking to replace their desktop computer."
good laptop for my applicationJune 19, 2009
POSTED BY: Trading Monster,
WA For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
"Great portable computer for trading. The large screen allows for good viewing of charts, open tickets or other materials."
Best sound ever!June 19, 2009
POSTED BY: Madeline,
Ocean Springs, MS For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
"This is my first Toshiba and I love it. I've had two Dells & one HP. All ran about the same, but none have the sound system that this one has. Also, I much prefer the Toshiba keyboard. Great product with a great price."
Great laptop at a reasonable price.June 19, 2009
POSTED BY: John,
Baytown, TX For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
"My second Toshiba laptop. The first is six years old and still going strong. Got this to update my system. Very happy with this one, too. Just wish the softwarm was as reliable as the hardware."
Satisfied BookkeeperJune 19, 2009
POSTED BY: "The Bookkeeper",
Minneapolis, MN For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
"I really have only two complaints and neither have been a big deal. The keyboard (because it is glossy) shows major fingerprints and because my version is vista 64-bit some of my software is not compatible. The fingerprints can be wiped off but make sure you check your programs for compatibility."
Best EverJune 19, 2009
POSTED BY: satisified,
Perry, KS For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:5.0 out of 5
"I love my new laptop. I didn't know what I was missing. I can take my new Toshiba anywhere. It has a large screen, but its not that heavy to carry. My only wish would be that the battery had more life. It only last about on hour."
Appearance is great!!March 15, 2009
POSTED BY: Happy,
Myrtle Beach SC For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:4.0 out of 5
"Battery life is not what I thought it would be, I'm still monitoring the time, just got my laptop a few days ago."
Pretty Decent for the PriceJune 19, 2009
POSTED BY: Greg Brady
For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:4.0 out of 5
"The fact that it is huge is a plus and a minus. I can't fit it into either of my laptop bags, but the big screen is nice for editing audio and video. I know it's a gaming laptop, but it works well for my purposes. The numeric keypad is nice. I really wish it had a separate video card so I could utilize all 4 gigs of RAM. I wish the headphone/microphone jacks were on the side instead of on the front. I think it would also be better if it had more USB ports and they were located on or near the back of the computer - when I connect my devices, all the wires tend to impede the use of a mouse a little bit. It would be nicer, if you could expand the RAM to more than just four gigs. Also, when you put the screen down, it would be better if it locked into place. It's turning out really nice, though. Great buy for the price."
Bang for the BuckJune 19, 2009
POSTED BY: Gumby,
Crestview FL 32539 For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:4.0 out of 5
"I love the fact the laptop comes with 4 meg/ram. It is a very fast and versatile machine that meets most or exceeds most home or mobile office use. The only draw back is that you can not turn off the the touch pad if your using a usb mouse."
good machineJune 19, 2009
POSTED BY: rroger,
douglasville,ga For Model:Satellite P305-S8904 Overall rating:4.0 out of 5
"nice fetures for the price"
love laptlopJune 19, 2009
POSTED BY: Chaz
For Model:Satellite P305-S8904 Overall rating:4.0 out of 5
"Hate Vista, XP much better operating system"
overall superJune 19, 2009
POSTED BY: Cheif,
Milford, Ohio For Model:Satellite P305-S8904 Overall rating:4.0 out of 5
"This is a replacement for a orevious satelite model,I hope the quality is even better"
Laptop works but keyboard is a dragJune 19, 2009
POSTED BY: Rower
For Model:Satellite P305-S8904 Overall rating:4.0 out of 5
"Overall this laptop is fine. The processing power for the price is fair. My biggest complaint is with the keyboard. The spacebar is VERY short so I continually hit alt keys by accident causing my cursor to go to strange places on the screen. Also, the keyboard is made of super high glossy plastic. The fingerprints are omnipresent and make the laptop look messy and "schmiery.""
Perfect for Students!June 19, 2009
POSTED BY: Raquelita
For Model:Satellite P305D-S8903 Overall rating:4.0 out of 5
"I had been considering getting a Mac when I realized that a Toshiba would fulfill my needs just as well, and for half the price. I am a student so the price of the Toshiba fit perfectly into my budget. There are no unnecessary extras. Everything that came included in this laptop is perfect for my everyday lifestyle at school and at home."
Great ValueJune 19, 2009
POSTED BY: grouchy,
Ypsilanti, Michigan For Model:Satellite P305D-S8903 Overall rating:4.0 out of 5
"Great value for a lap top. Only complaint is the s video output. I have an older tv and wanted to use my tv as a monitor as well. This lap top cannot use an s video output adaptor to RCA video plug. Although I ave a toshiba tv with s video input direct, that does not work either as my toshiba tv is too old for the lap top to recognize. Other than that pretty good lap top."
Excellent ReplacementJune 22, 2009
POSTED BY: Steve,
Virginia Beach, Va. For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:4.0 out of 5
"The motherboard on my previous Toshiba notebook went bad and this has proven to be an excellent replacement. The price was right when looking at the operating system, RAM, and hard drive. I only wish there was a better battery."
Still LearningJune 22, 2009
POSTED BY: Monet,
Greenville, MS For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:4.0 out of 5
"I am really enjoying my new laptop, but I have had a few issues learning about it...I know there is a guide on it, but even going through it didn't answer a few questions. I know in time, I will get it figured out."
Great laptopJune 21, 2009
POSTED BY: Shultz,
Wyoming For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:4.0 out of 5
"Just bought this recently. So far it has worked great. Quick response on loading software. However, annoying Vista, but will upgrade to the next op system."
Not BadJune 20, 2009
POSTED BY: nitwit
For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:4.0 out of 5
"For the money... it's a good computer. However fancy laptop lighting could have been used to elluminate the keyboard instead of being wasted on appearance. Fingerprints are another issue.... Hope your not a neat freak this computer's finish will drive you insane with fingerprints and toshiba promotes it calling it a FUSION finish. Touch pad is another story. I have no problem with my Dell touch pad but this one has a mind of its own, and can be very stuborn at times.I am also a little disapointed with the overall speed of the computer. Not that is bad or slow, I just expected somthing a little faster.
The screen is good the sound is great (one of the better laptop sounds around). The computer has a strong fan that really disapates the heat from your lap however you do hear it, not awful but you will hear it."
truely a nice laptopJune 19, 2009
POSTED BY: Greg,
Pensacola, FL For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:4.0 out of 5
"I really enjoy the buttons on this keyboard and also the side number keyboard. I just wish the battery life was longer and I could get a warning when the battery was getting low cause it just shuts down if you arn't paying attention!!"
Its GreatJune 19, 2009
POSTED BY: Buck,
Leesburg, VA For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:4.0 out of 5
"Very user friendly, everyone should at least check this computer out."
good computer, bad touchpadJune 19, 2009
POSTED BY: mike,
houston, tx For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:4.0 out of 5
"Good computer. Fast. Nice Screen. Bad touchpad. Didn't work out of the box. Had to download other drivers to get the 'scroll' to work. Sometimes just quits working. Nice computer except for that."
No happyJune 19, 2009
POSTED BY: dankward,
dallas,tx For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:4.0 out of 5
"i get the blue screen of death whenever my computer sleeps.I am not a person who complains but my wife and i purchased two of these p.c's and they both are acting up.I am tempted to return them."
So far so good... give'r a shot.January 22, 2009
POSTED BY: John,
Texas For Model:Satellite P305-S8906 Overall rating:4.0 out of 5
"I have been using this beast for about 3 days and am pretty happy with it. I am running on a free (hotel) broadband connection that is not that good so I cannot test the full potential of this thing.
I am very happy with the sound that comes out of the speakers and the layout of the keyboard is really easy to get used to. I hated typing on my last laptop but this one is very much like a desktop keyboard.
I am a little disappointed that it does not have a bluetooth antenna in it but I can plug in a dongle ad take care of that when needed.
I have only used the CD ROM one time so I have no opinion on that part.
I have not used the wireless but am looking forward to that as well. Wireless (n) will be pretty nice.
Display is awesome and should be able to handle any game that I throw at it. I should be able to test it with World of Warcraft tomorrow and I will let you all know."
KeyboardJune 19, 2009
POSTED BY: Grandma,
Jacksonville, FL For Model:Satellite P305-S89041 Overall rating:4.0 out of 5
"We have trouble with the keyboard...cursor jumps around at times...or we don't know how to touch type. Wish the keyboard was a matte finish instead of a shiny one. It's hard to see sometimes, depending on the lighting."
TOSHIBA MAKES A VERY FINE PRODUCTJune 19, 2009
POSTED BY: JOLAPI,
NEAR TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:4.0 out of 5
"Looked at all makes of Laptops and thought that Toshiba had the best features and the best price for the Ram, Hardrive And features.... Am a very old (75) year disc jockey and use it to play at nursing homes, the veterans hospital, etc. I like it very much all except VISTA, My desktop and HP Laptop have Windows XP which I like better... could not find one with Windows XP. VERY, VERY HAPPY WITH TOSHIBA LAPTOP..
Laptop ReviewJune 19, 2009
POSTED BY: LP,
Villa Rica, GA For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:4.0 out of 5
"Overall a solid laptop. There are some issues with programs that I have not had with previous versions of Vista. Not sure if this is a Toshiba challenge or a system gliche. Overall, computer runs a little slow for the system parameters."
Great BuyJune 19, 2009
POSTED BY: Ron,
Anderson, IN For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:4.0 out of 5
"I am very happy that I upgraded to a toshiba. My only regret/complaint is my product did not come with an owner's manual that explains how to perform the various functions the computer is capable of. I hope someone on the other end of this can point me in the right direction for obtaining same. Thank You very much."
Need to imporve the battery lifeJune 19, 2009
POSTED BY: shroomie816,
KY For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:4.0 out of 5
"Battery life isn't near as long as I had hoped for. I had hoped to get away from charger cords...but not with this laptop."
Nice computer if dont need a keyboardJune 19, 2009
POSTED BY: Anony,
Houston For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:3.0 out of 5
"Have no problems with looking at a nice pretty monitor, however the keyboard does not function properly unless i cover the mousepad. Then and only then I can get a few words in without cursor jumping and missing all over the dang place. Since typing is somewhat important, my experience has not been so good"
Toshiba's LackingFebruary 05, 2010
POSTED BY: einhornchen
For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:3.0 out of 5
"We'll assume the battery lasting only about an hour is due to the tremendous screen. Battery asside, this isnt a terrible unit. There are some hardware flaws that I personally would like to see fixed, as they're particularly annoying. With these flaws, the unit is still wonderful, but as the old saying goes "Its the little things that count"."
Overheating problemsJanuary 23, 2010
POSTED BY: p305 AMD
For Model:Satellite P305-S89041 Overall rating:3.0 out of 5
"The laptop is good until it starts overheating, my guess is the overheating in mine comes from running 64 vista and that many of my programs are 32 bits and that causes some sort of problem. It is common that P305's overheat and turn off by themselves."
Decent Machine for the Money, but...June 20, 2009
POSTED BY: Mister Quag,
Northwest USA For Model:Satellite P305D-S8900 Overall rating:3.0 out of 5
"Pros: Excellent base performance with the Turion X2 64 processor & 4 GB RAM, sweet screen clarity and ample real estate, and the numeric keypad is a boon for people who would make use of it (like me.) Vista 64 runs well on this unit, providing one makes an effort to tweak/disable the appropriate background processes (e.g. defrag-on-idle.) As an Ubuntu user, I was pleasantly surprised that everything worked properly from the start with the default install of 9.04 AMD64 distro, including the WiFi and the Web Camera. Overall performance is better than expected providing one avoids the ATI proprietary Linux drivers. Vista performance = good, Ubuntu performance = screams.
Cons: a 6-cell battery in a monster this size is a mistake - only 1.25 hours in default Vista install. Should have gone 9-cell by default. Having trouble finding a 3rd party 9-cell battery the system will properly recognize, as Toshiba's offerings are too expensive. Also, the ATI 3100 graphics processor seems more like an excuse than a genuine VPU option. Also, using base reserved memory + system-RAM-on-demand might be good for Windows, but is useless for Linux. Stuttering DVD playback in both OSes tells the tale. Please... no more of this shared RAM & hamstrung graphics stuff, Toshiba! Would have been nice to have a feature to permanently assign more RAM to the VPU through a BIOS option, at least. The touchpad driver supplied in the shipped Vista install is faulty - can't set vertical scroll zone or disable tap-to-click. Haven't found a Windows fix yet, but it works properly in Ubuntu.
Nitpicky stuff: I'm not one to care about cosmetics (a computer is a machine, not furniture) so the Fusion Finish is a big "meh." Just makes the unit look dirty whenever it's been touched, even if one's scrubbed their hands clean first. The glossy finish on the keyboard is doubly annoying and a bad idea - Fingers slip when typing. The 2nd hard drive bay would have been a nice touch if an empty drive cage and appropriate bay cover were included, but can't expect much from an "unadvertised" feature. Retractable feet on the base of the unit to tilt the keyboard for desktop use would have also been nice."