Satellite L745-S4235 Laptop

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Pretty good....with a few hiccups

POSTED BY: TurboDieselDave , Spokane, WA
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Great laptop for the price, I recently purchased one for school work. The Toshiba bundled software that came with this laptop is kind of a pain...the wireless LAN control software has some bugs, whenever you restart the laptop it says no wireless networks are available so you have to cycle the wifi card off then back on...and then it works like a champ. I have been trying to find a solution with no success. I'll keep trying but that is my only issue. Still a great buy.

Pretty Good Laptop for a Student

POSTED BY: TheTechnologyStudent , MN
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I had this laptop for several weeks now, and I haven't experienced any problems. The performance is great, very fast. The wireless problem that the guy above described is not apparent with my laptop. It seamlessly connects to either my home's or school's wifi without any problems. The only thing I thought was wrong when I first used it was the sensitive mouse pad. I didn't know that you can use two fingers to zoom, so every time I accidentally had an extra finger on the pad it would go crazy. After learning how to use it properly. The mouse pad is perfect. The battery lasts around 5 hours with the brightness on 50%. Oh, playing games on this laptop is pretty good as well. I played League of Legends with no lag, so I'm guessing it would be good for other non-intense games. The reason I got this Toshiba is that my other Toshiba laptop has been working with ZERO problems for FOUR years now! Toshiba's hardware is very reliable. But my old Toshiba's battery life significantly decreased (from 3 hours to 1 hour), but this is normal for laptops. I'm pretty confident that my new Toshiba should live with no problems. Anyway, if you want this model and you're on a tight budget, consider buying the I3 processor version. In the end, buy this laptop if you want the complete package for a budget conscious price. Thanks Toshiba, I appreciate your hardwork and dedication. Processing Power - yes Average Gaming - yes Sufficient Battery Life (5 hrs) - yes Reliability - yes Webcam - yes Smart Mouse Pad - yes Bright LED Screen - yes


Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

great computer but the sound is not very loud

quick and responsive

POSTED BY: rwb , Port Ludlow, WA
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I'm not a power user or gamer, but I do need processing power and ram to run Photoshop, Lightroom, and various processor/ram intensive plug-ins for these programs. This laptop does exactly what I need for it to do and it does it quickly. Plus it 14", which makes it so much nice to travel with.


POSTED BY: Mattawesome , somewhere in ca
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

this is an amazing computer. It can do anything, play NEW games and much more. this is a must buy

Love it!

Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I haven't had it on battery only very often so the low rating is only because I had to put something in (really need a NotApplicable option for that item). I gave it 4 stars for performance - space bar is a little less responsive than I'm used to.

Good hardware

POSTED BY: open source user , Colorado
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

This laptop performs well with my limited use so far. There have been a few glitches and things I need to get used to or tune. The restore process takes 5 DVDs - that is ridiculous - a symptom of the bloatware on the computer that it isn't obvious how to remove. Furthermore the creation of the restore set stopped with an error on the 2nd DVD. The touchpad (synaptics pointing device) is difficult to adjust, generally too sensitive. The scroll seems to get messed up at times, I think it believes the control key is being pushed. The wireless works well, but the driver doesn't seem to load correctly for Ubuntu.

Good value for a windows laptop computer

POSTED BY: angie , kirkland, wa
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I am a Mac user and I won this laptop as a raffle prize. I was initially going to return or exchange it, but once I started using it, decide to keep it, and am now happy using windows 7.

My best Laptop

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

Is a god laptop for my job

Love my laptop

POSTED BY: El_primo_6 , Pomona ca
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Just fix the battery life time

Powerful, fast laptop

POSTED BY: water lover
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

The Satellite L745-S4235 is a fast multitasker. It is well appointed with plenty of RAM and the great i-5 processor. The two BIG downfalls are the small capacity battery and the absolutely unsatisfactory sound system. It is not even worth listening to music without external speakers, unless you use headphones. The battery only holds a short charge.

POSTED BY: Itchko , Israel
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

The laptop is up to expectations. A bit slow at times, which is quite disappointing


POSTED BY: Frank , kirkland, wa
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

The sound system is poor. The memory slot does not allow for XD card, the touch pad acts unpredictably.

POSTED BY: kapreta , Floirda
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

Generally a good performance machine for the money. Mouse pad is very sensitive and L and R click is too rigid, Sound quality is weak and has a tin sound, disappointing! .

Too Slow!

POSTED BY: Shopper , Santa Rosa, Ca
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

Could be a really nice computer, but it's soooo slow. It's very frustrating, waiting for every web page to come up. A brand new computer should not be this slow. My six year old HP is faster, and I replaced it with this Toshiba because it was too slow! I'm considering returning it.

A huge disappointment

POSTED BY: disappointed
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

Within a month of owning this computer, I am no longer able to use the internet and I just recieved an error message stating that the computer had numerous fatal errors and wants me to purchase a program to fix. Just once I'd like to buy a computer and have it work right out of the box.

Worst computer I have owned in 30 years

Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

Takes forever to boot up. Slow processor. Keyboard cant keep up with typing speed. Battery life is poor. Speakers are hardly audible at full volume. It doesnt get any worse than this.

MSRP: $749.99

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  • Laptop summary
  • Intel® Core™ i5-2410M processor
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • 6GB DDR3 1333MHz memory
  • Intel® Integrated Graphics
  • 640GB HDD (5400rpm, Serial ATA)
  • DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)

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